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Mirage Log Cabin Quilt

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This month the Island Batik Ambassadors are taking part in the Island Batik Log Cabin blog hop and were challenged to create a log cabin quilt with their fabric bundle. The collection I received is Monarch by Kathy Engle and I created the Mirage Log Cabin quilt with the beautiful fabrics.

Island Batik Log Cabin Blog Hop

There are 20 different fabrics in the collection and I used all of them in my quilt. I also received two 2 yard pieces that coordinated with Monarch. The background fabric I used is called Ceramic and is a foundation batik.

Monarch Fall 2023 collection from Island Batik


55 x 74

Mirage quilt made with Monarch collection from Island Batik

Cutting the batiks

I use Electric Quilt 8 to design my patterns and cut all of the Monarch fabrics into 2-inch strips. The background fabric Ceramic was cut into 1½” strips.

Cutting the Monarch batiks into strips for my quilt pattern

Saving the trimmings

I saved all of the tiny bits I trimmed off of my batiks, aren’t they beautiful in my fabric basket?

Saving the trimmed off batik strips

Offset Log Cabin Blocks

The quilt blocks are called Offset Log Cabin blocks and have varying sizes of the strips. I used a Schmetz 80/12 needle for piecing.

Offset Log Cabin quilt block

4 Quilt Blocks

Here are 4 of the quilt blocks placed together with the larger strips being sewn together.

Four Mirage quilt blocks

Quilted with Hobbs Heirloom Cotton Batting

I used the queen size Hobbs Heirloom Premium cotton batting that I had received in my ambassador box for my quilt.

Hobbs Batting
Quilting on the Nolting longarm

Oliso iron

We received an Oliso TG1600 Pro Plus iron in our ambassador box and I used it while making my quilt and adding the binding. In the beginning I kept standing it up but eventually I got used to being able to just let go of it and it would lift up. That is pretty neat. I like to add my binding by machine as by this time I’m always ready to move on to the next quilt project.

Oliso Iron and sewing the binding

Quilt on a twin bed

Here is the Mirage quilt on a twin bed. The size of 55″ x 77″ fits pretty good.

Mirage log cabin quilt on a twin bed

Mirage on a full size bed

Here it is on a full size bed, it would look better turned in the other direction.

Mirage quilt on full size bed

Rusty approves

Rusty has a big smile and approves of this quilt (he approves of all of mine).

Rusty approves of the quilt

Perfect quilt for reading a book in my chair

This would be perfect on a cold winter day with a cup of coffee and a good book.

Mirage quilt on a chair

Get the quilt pattern! On Sale during the blog hop!

Mirage is a 8 page PDF with full-color images to walk you through the pattern. On sale for only $6.00 in my shop and also on Etsy.

Mirage quilt pattern pdf

Visit others on the blog hop

I have a list of everyone’s website and the collection they are working with for the blog hop here. Today, Susan Deshensky, Lady Blue Quilt Studio will also be sharing a quilt made with the Monarch collection.

Fat Quarter Bundle Giveaway

Win a fat quarter bundle of either Monarch or Peace and Love. The giveaway ends February 16 at 11:59 pm PDT.

To enter for your chance to win one of the two prizes below, please go to Island Batik’s blog and follow the Rafflecopter prompts there.

Win a fat quarter bundle of Monarch or Love and Peace

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  1. Robyn Lidstone says:

    This quilt is an exquisite example of patchwork excellence.
    The fabric colours are wonderful and the design is amazing.
    Rusty seems to know that the colours match his lovely coat and that he’s the star of the show !!

  2. Karen Poole says:

    Wow! Really beautiful quilt! The fabrics really do make it even more beautiful! I bought a book that teaches how to do the rounded log cabin blocks. So pretty and easier than I expected.

  3. Jennifer Thomas says:

    Beautiful quilt, Connie! That fabric collection is so gorgeous. I may need some of that! Have a great day!

  4. I love your beautiful quilt and your handsome quilt model!

  5. Love your quilt and the colors are my favorite. Just beautiful!!

  6. Fabulous quilt – the pattern is awesome and shows off the fabrics , which are so lovely!

  7. Vicki in MN says:

    It’s beautiful Connie!

  8. Absolutely beautiful and I love the quilting! The quilt is Rusty approved (but then again what quilt doesn’t he like…LOL). BTW the quilt looks great on your bed and matches the painting above the bed perfectly. Great job!

  9. Lynn Mercer says:

    Love colors and your designs.

  10. Your quilt is beautiful! It is so colorful and I really like the quilting motif too.

  11. Your quilt is beautiful, I love the colors. Log quilts areone of my favorites.

  12. Joyce Carter says:

    Your quilt is so beautiful Connie. I really love this design and the fabrics are so pretty!

  13. Lovely! (as always) It would very nice all year round hanging on the stairway to the right of the door! Colors are so yummy!!!!!!! Your pattern shows 2 rows of three but it could work very nicely 3 rows of three. Any way you make it, it’s really beautiful.

  14. You have such good taste Rusty. It’s a lovely quilt and such cheerful colours. No wonder you like snuggling down 😊

  15. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    Fantastic quilt, Connie!! I love seeing Rusty’s smile as he sits comfortably on it!! He’s become a really great quilt model!! The last photo really makes me want to cuddle up with it in my recliner, along with my ipad and a cuppa Joe!

  16. Rochelle Summers says:

    This is a beautiful quilt. I like the way it lays out on a twin bed. Those blocks must be pretty big…12″? Thank you for sharing.

  17. Susan the Farm Quilter says:

    Love your quilt!!! Gorgeous fabrics!

  18. Love the quilt and it matches the wall hanging perfectly.
    Question. Is the wall hanging one of your patterns or just a happy accident.

  19. Another beautiful CK creation! Log Cabin is one of my favorite patterns and can be made in several different designs. This one that is off-set blocks makes a lovely quilt. Your choice of colors set together is a plus.
    Rusty is doing very well at posing with projects. Such a ham!

  20. Quilting Tangent says:

    I like how you show it on a twin and a full size beds, also in a chair. Dog approved is always good.

  21. Connie, you made a lovely quilt with the Island Batik fabrics. Beautiful colors for fall.

  22. Love your new pattern, especially how that background appears to “scallop” at the top and bottom. Great job!

  23. Jan Manire says:

    Your Mirage log cabin quilt is beautiful

  24. Carol Kussart says:

    Connie, this is a beautiful quilt!! I LOVE those colors (fall and its colors are my favorites) and your quilt is very well done. Thanks for sharing!!