Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Marvelous Minis featuring Little Pink Houses

Here I am, posting on the very last day of August, my Island Batik Ambassador monthly challenge project.  This quilt is titled "Little Pink Houses".  

Disclaimer:  The products used to make this quilt were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners.
This month's challenge was to make a miniature quilt.  

I chose to use the Midnight Glow precuts along with the coordinating fabrics, Boysenberry and Orchid to make my quilt.

I used all the the fabrics in Midnight Glow.  I used 5 fabrics per row of houses, following the gradation of the precuts from light to dark, just as they were packaged.  I used the Orchid fabric for the background and Boysenberry for the sashing, inner border, and backing of my quilt.

I chose to paper piece the blocks as they are minis.  My blocks are 4" finished.  I used clips to hold the paper pieced sections in place while stitching them together with Schmetz needles.  The clips keep the paper sections lined up so much better than pins.

I used a piece of Hobbs Fusible batting that I had leftover from another project and quilted with Aurifil thread, color #2562 in straight lines across the quilt.

I love how pretty the blocks came out in the Midnight Glow fabrics.  It looks like a sunrise/sunset to me with the pink reflecting off the windows of the houses.

My quilt came out 16-1/2" x 21".  It's adorable!  So a-door-able that I took a pic on this door.

Boysenberry on the back.

Binding in Orchid.

Pretty folds.

I had fun taking photos of this mini quilt.  This key is actually huge, but it makes my mini quilt look tiny!

Little Pink Houses

Quilt Stats:
Finished Quilt Size:  16-1/2" x 21"
Block Size:  4" x 4"
Fabric:  Midnight Glow by Island Batik
Batting:  Fusible by Hobbs
Thread:  Aurifil #2562
Needles:  Schmetz
Designed in EQ8

If you've enjoyed reading about my Little Pink Houses mini quilt, visit my fellow Island Batik Ambassadors blogs to see what they made for the month of August.  Here's a list:

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs
Megan Best ~ Bestquilter
Pamela Boatright ~ Pamelaquilts
Elizabeth DeCroos ~ Epida Studio
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts
Jane Hauprich ~ Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting
Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ For The Love Of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine
Anorina Morris –

Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion
Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Brianna Roberts ~ Sew Cute And Quirky
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Andi Stanfield ~ True Blue Quilts
Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt


Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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  1. It is beautiful and I love the gradation of colors.

  2. This is SOOOO pretty, Jennifer!! I've never made a quilt with houses! You are inspiring me!! Love that line of fabric!

  3. I love this Jennifer. The fabric is beautiful and so its your mini.

  4. Love the black and yellow fabrics and your quilt really shows them off. I like dasies, yellow and white ones.