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Tropical Twist

Cut bright batik fabrics in strips to form vibrant geometric blocks. Vivid blue sashing frames the eye-popping blocks. Fabrics are from the Tonga Gumdrop Batiks collection from Timeless Treasures Fabrics.


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Inspired by Crack the Code from designer Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios
Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

1 yard total assorted green batiks (blocks)
1⁄2 yard total assorted medium batiks in purple, red, green, and orange (blocks)
1 yard total assorted orange and pink batiks (blocks)
3—1⁄4-yard pieces assorted dark batiks (blocks)
3—1⁄4-yard pieces assorted light batiks (blocks)
1⁄8 yard red batik (sashing squares)
1-1⁄8 yards blue batik (sashing strips, binding)
2-1⁄2 yards backing fabric
45x62" batting

Finished quilt: 36-1⁄2x53-1⁄2"
Finished blocks: 15" square

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.
Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.