Friday, May 19, 2017

Funky Friends at Spring Quilt Market

Island Batik had us make a few Funky Friends (cute stuffed animals) for their booth at Spring Quilt Market. Quilt Market is going on now in St Louis. The patterns are by Pauline McArthur of the Funky Friends Factory.  They have a load of cute patterns.  We made our animals using the new fabrics coming out at Market.

I made a Cherished Teddy using Retro Batiks by Tammy Silvers that are new at market

These fabrics are made with coordinating teal colors.

I also made Gertie Gecko using a couple other new batiks.  This guy can be made into a heat pack.

You can see these Funky Friends at the Island Batik booth in a video on the Island Batik facebook page.  Take a look at all the lovely new fabrics and patterns that will be coming to stores soon!


  1. Oh my, these are super cute funky friends. I hope you get them back after Market and can enter them in the annual Pets on Quilts Show hosted by Lily Pad Quilting. To clarify, I'm pretty sure stuffies count. And yours are adorable. Total #CreativeGoodness. You've certainly inspired me to make some Funky Friends with Island Batik fabrics.


  2. They were fun to make. I don't see that stuffed animals are allowed in the Pets on Quilts show....I had never heard of that before.

  3. Wow, these look really good. You people really good job here, can you share tutorial on how to make it? I would like to learn and made them as well. Thanks

    1. The patterns are written very well and some have video help. They are from Funky Friends Factory. They have a large selection of cute patterns. They are on facebook at, and have a blog at: