March Mini Madness Project – Under the Wire!


The new class of Island Batik Brand Ambassadors received our newest box of goodies from the home office, along with our first Challenge. We were challenged to create a small mini piece, using the March Mini Madness theme.


I’ve been absolutely amazed at the work done by the ladies in the group – we are a very talented and diverse group of designers, with aesthetics all over the place. Most have better time management skills than I do (but then again, many didn’t have a blog post for something else scheduled mid-month).

I wanted to go with something modern(y), something different in color than the last 2 projects, and something which could draw from my stash of partially constructed pieces – doesn’t that sound better than orphan blocks?  This is my most ironic piece, given that I’m not a huge fan of Pantone’s current dual Colors of the Year.


One of the many perks of being an Island Batik Ambassador is that I have amassed a fairly decent sized stash of Island Fabrics…in many of their color ways.  This just came together…

‘The 80’s Called…’

I had some of the pastel blocks in pink left over, and this is where this challenge took me.  I’m much more a piecer than a quilter, and I found myself actually enjoying the process of figuring out how to quilt it. My big goal for the year creatively is to become more comfortable with free motion quilting…this quilt brings me closer to that, so I am happy with it. It’s done…and I can move onto the April Challenge – oh, yes…wait til you see what’s coming up!

To enjoy a retrospective of the March Mini Madness Challenge, please visit their blogs here:

Purrfect Spots

Pamela Quilts

Lemon Tree Snippets

Ask Angel Creations

Free Motion By the River

MooseStash Quilting

Quilting Affection

Stone Cottage Quilts

Bejeweled Quilts

For Quilts Sake

Maria Michaels Designs

Sally’s Quilting Corner

Inchworm Fabrics

Kauffman Designs

Bea Quilter

Mary Mack

Adele Mogavero

Patchwork Breeze

Desert Bloom Quilting

Knitbug 2

Fun Threads

Webster Quilt

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