Saturday, April 27, 2024

Island Batik Ambassador's Funky Friends Challenge

This month the Island Batik Ambassadors were challenged to make fun stuffed animals by Funky Friends Factory!  I let my older son choose the animal he wanted as my younger son has the last one I made.  He chose a manatee.  Then of course my younger son had to have one too so I ended up making two.  Funnily enough they chose coordinating colors.  The day I finished them I happened to be going to the hairdressers so I took them along for a photo shoot.

One of the Island Batik Ambassador sponsors this year is Oliso.  Here is my younger son's manatee dubbed "Manitoba" cuddling with my iron.  I LOVE how flat my Oliso gets yardage!  He loves to put his hands on it and watch it go up and down.

The picture directions on Funky Friends Factory website made sewing these creatures so much easier!  They were wonderful.  I did use a lot of pins, but they came out well in the end and my Aurifil Thread held strong.

My husband loves to take photographs so here are the sea cows eating some grass.  He was laying on his stomach in the part to take this picture and some middle school age kids came along and thought he was dead because he wasn't moving.  He assured them he was fine, just taking pictures.

I hope you get to quilt today!


Check out all the other fantastic critters made by the Island Batik Ambassadors this month!

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs

Renee Atkinson ~ Pink Tulip Quilting

Megan Best ~ BestQuilter

Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts

Susan Deshensky ~ Lady Blue Quilts Studio

Brittany Fisher ~ Bobbin with Brittany

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts

Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts

Kim Jamieson-Hirst ~ Chatterbox Quilts

Victoria Johnson ~ Forever Quilting for You

Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Connie Kresin Campbell ~ Freemotion by the River

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood

Denise Looney ~ A Quiltery

Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights

Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine

Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion

Sarah Pitcher ~ Pitcher’s Boutique

Lana Russel ~ Lana Quilts

Julia Schweri ~ Inflorescence Designs

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail

Carol Stanek ~ Stitch with Color

Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels

Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations