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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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Assemble Side Units


1. Sew together a green batik 3-1⁄2x11" strip and an assorted medium batik 1-1⁄2x11" strip to make a green strip set (Diagram 1). Press seam toward assorted batik strip. Repeat to make 12 green strip sets total. Cut each green strip set into seven 1-1⁄2"-wide green segments for 84 segments total.

2. Referring to Diagram 2, sew together seven green segments to make a green side unit. Press seams in one direction. The unit should be 7-1⁄2x4-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make 12 green side units total.

3. Using assorted orange and pink batik 3-1⁄2x11" strips and assorted medium batik 1-1⁄2x11" strips, repeat Step 1 to make 12 orange and pink strip sets. Cut each orange and pink strip set into seven 1-1⁄2"-wide orange and pink segments for 84 segments total.

4. Using orange and pink segments, repeat Step 2 to make 12 orange and pink side units (Diagram 3).

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