I am happy to start off September's Island Batik Blog Hop by sharing the quilt I made with my most favorite tools. If you don't already know it, I absolutely love Studio 180 Design tools! I was introduced to the tools in a class I took from Deb Tucker back in 2013; I was so… Continue reading Tool Talk Blog Hop With Studio 180 Design!
This month's Ambassador's challenge is to create Mini quilts: "small versions of full sized quilts and range in size between 12 to 24 inches on a side to being no larger than 24 inches square." I decided to make Higher Ground into a mini. This was a pattern I wrote for a new pattern line… Continue reading Marvelous Minis Challenge
This month's challenge was to make a project using the new GO! Block on Board (BOB) die by AccuQuilt. All 73 of the pieces you need to make a Tree of Life block is included in this die generously supplied by AccuQuilt. I've always loved Tree of Life Quilts, but so many pieces! The die… Continue reading “Christmas in July”
Today I get to share what's in my boxes to use for the next six months of 2022. Thank you for watching my video. I hope you enjoy seeing these beautiful fabrics and supplies generously supplied by Island Batik, Hobbs Batting, Studio 180 Design, By Annie, Prairie Spirit Alpacas, and Accuquilt. A big thank you… Continue reading Island Batik Unboxing Video
Today is my day to post my New York Beauty Quilt. It has been a while since I made this block and there are so many fun designs, I wanted to do them all! I used the book, Dazzling New York Beauty Sampler, by Cinzia White, for my patterns. The fabric, needles, batting, and thread… Continue reading New York Beauty Blog Hop
For the month of May, Island Batik Ambassadors were challenged to create a quilt with triangles. I love triangle quilts and have been recently playing with Half Square Triangles, but I decided I really wanted a chance to explore the Star 60 tool from Studio 180 Design to see what Triangles I could create. I… Continue reading Triangle Tricks
Let me introduce to you my Funky Friend, Larry Lion. I made him with these beautiful Island Batik foundation fabrics: Tanzanite, Branch-Blue, and Turquoise . I used a Schmetz Microtex Chrome needle and Aurifil 5005 and 2740 50 weight thread. Tanzanite, Branch-Blue and Turquoise Solid Batik Funky Friends Factory has a lot of patterns from… Continue reading Funky Friends Challenge
For our challenge this month, the Ambassadors were sent an Italy-themed Color Builder box by Aurifil. I was sent Florence Brown containing three shades of brown (#2312, # 6010 and #2360) in 50 weight. We were to use all three colors in our project of thread painting, appliqué, or a combination of the two. Florence… Continue reading Italian Color Builder Challenge
Tantalizing Teals Timber Haven Ponte Vecchio Funky Friend Triangle Tricks New York Beauty Tree of Life Higher Ground Mini Will It Go Round in Circles?
For the month of February, Island Batik Ambassadors are having a Blog Hop introducing the Fall/Winter 2021 collections that are in shops now. They are beautiful! Be sure to hop over to all the Island Batik Ambassadors blogs so you don't miss any of the new fabric lines! I received Mountain Gems fabric, designed by… Continue reading Row by Row Blog Hop