Island Batik March Challenge

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Baby quilts are always a fast and easy quilt project and that is what I made for my Island Batik March Challenge.

Oasis Baby Quilt

I really enjoyed making a 39″ x 50″ baby quilt using the beautiful batiks in the Oasis strip set.

Quilt made with Oasis batik strips

It’s All Up To You!

Every month the Island Batik ambassadors work on a specific quilt project. This month was fun because we get to choose anything to work on. Be sure to visit the other Island Batik ambassadors and see what neat things they are sharing! The links to their websites is at the bottom of that blog post.

Island Batik Monthly Ambassador quilt project

Oasis Strip Set

The strip set is part of the Winter 2023 collection from Island Batik. I also the basic batik Walnut for the sashing and borders. For the back of the quilt I used Bubbles-Sahara.

Island Batik Oasis batik strips and yardage

39 inches x 50 inches

It is always neat to see the size of a quilt and even though this is soo small, if I folded it once it would look beautiful as a bed runner.

Displaying a Quilt

It would also look great hanging on the stair rail.

Oasis quilt on stair rail

Baby Quilt Outside

Little Rusty wasn’t interested in being my model as it was windy out so I just draped the baby quilt over a chair.

Oasis baby quilt outside

Sewing the Strips Together

I used my vintage 15-91 Singer to sew the Oasis strips together and a Schmetz 80/12 needle. When you sew a lot of strips together like this, you want to switch directions every other one. That means when I finish stitching this row, I will add the next one to this end. This really helps to keep your strips straight.

Sewing the batik Oasis strips together

Longarm Quilting

I used my Noltings longarm and Hobbs 80/20 cotton batting. I am getting more and more comfortable using my longarm. It has been a little over a year since I bought it and I am really enjoying it.

Quilting on my Noltings longarm


I had hoped to finish the pattern before I posted this but it isn’t done.

This shows you how I cut up the strips and am adding sashing. I am working on another strip quilt and want to make it bigger.

Adding sashing to the Oasis batik strips

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  1. Joan Lutz says:

    Absolutely love the teal, gold, and the other beautiful colors you used for your table runner! I have not sewn in three years. This piece is giving me the courage to begin again. I have made several quilt, but the table runners are catching my eye! Thank you for showing this beautiful runner!

  2. I absolutely love the colours in the oasis quilts and the pattern. When I catch up with all my ufo’s I will be making one of these.
    Our weather in Ontario Canada is similar to yours, we had snow a couple of weeks ago that stayed on the lawns overnight but not on the roads.
    Take care. Happy quilting.

  3. Kathleen McCormick says:

    I love the colors in this and it looks quite sophisticated in this pattern. Funny how some dogs just don’t like the wind. Percy got to like it as he was older, but there was a time he wouldn’t go out when windy at all!

  4. Jean McKinstry says:

    Beautiful, I can see little fingers running along the strips and up and down too.Cold here, zero in the verandah early on, now some sunshine and getting warmer.

  5. Jennifer Thomas says:

    Hello Connie. Very pretty baby quilt. I’ll bet it would look great in a number of different color combos. Have a fabulous day!

  6. Johanne hagar says:

    Love the colors and layout . I do work on more than one project at a time often. It lets a challenging decision mull over in your mind while working on another. My left hand often gets numb while machine quilting so time for a break! Go to something different. Everything progresses. Johanne Hagar

  7. Another beautiful quilt! I just love the colors – turquoise and browns! It is cold here in Michigan so staying in and quilting is best thing to do.

  8. Connie, that baby quilt is beautiful. I love the colors.
    I just finished a baby quilt front – it has a bear in the middle. Will be using a soft flannel for the back (Forest & Friends).
    Thank you again for sharing.

  9. I love the Oasis baby quilt. Will definitely have to make it but in queen size for my bed.
    I love all your quilts.

  10. Pamela Burch says:

    Beautiful strip baby quilt. No sewing for me I am on a road trip. From Yuma Az to North Carolina back to ocean park WA.

  11. That’s really pretty. The fabrics are gorgeous. It’s a great strip quilting project.

  12. It’s very beautiful Connie. I grew up on the ocean in EH NY. It reminds me of that. Looks like a fun pattern and beautiful fabrics. Thank you for sharing this idea.

  13. Ginny Baldwin says:

    I love this quilt, Connie. I’ve been asked to help members of our sewing guild utilize leftover pieces from hospice gowns and donated Christmas stockings to make quilts to donate. Is it ok to share your directions (giving you credit of course)? Thanks, Ginny Baldwin

  14. Vicki in MN says:

    It’s beautiful Connie! Almost has a southwest flair to it.