Seems like Christmas to me when I receive boxes from Island Batik filled with their fabric. Other sponsors also send presents such as batting from Hobbs, needles from Schmetz, thread from Aurifil, a tool from Studio 180 Design, dies from AccuQuilt Go and pattern and notions from industry partner By Annie. Could it get any… Continue reading Island Batik Unboxing
I'm so excited to start my third year as an Island Batik Ambassador! I'm really looking forward to the challenges we have been given this year, and the fabrics are absolutely gorgeous! Our first challenge as an Island Batik Ambassador for 2022 is to use the beautiful Gradation fabrics we received to make a quilt.… Continue reading “Step by Step” Challenge
Disclosure: The products in this post were provided by Island Batik, Hobbs Batting, AccuQuilt, Aurifil Thread and Schmetz Needles. Our final challenge for 2021 was English Paper Piecing (commonly called EPP). We were challenged to hand sew (using a running stitch) shapes, stabilized by heavy paper, to create a design of our choice. Our design… Continue reading English Paper Piecing Challenge
Click on the photo to see what I have been creating with this year's beautiful Island Batik fabrics!
A great year with some gorgeous fabrics from Island Batik. Click on the photo to see.
Look at these beautiful greens with just a touch of purple; doesn't it just scream Hunter's Star... that's what I thought. So when the Studio 180 Design team offered us Certified Instructors a chance to design a quilt using the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star tool along with another tool and make it with this beautiful… Continue reading Bellingham Bay Blog Hop – Day 3
Our Island Batik Ambassador challenge this month was one of my favorite quilt blocks, Storm at Sea! The units in the block appear to make curves that look like the waves on the ocean. It's such a beautiful block. The block units are an Economy unit and a Diamond unit. I immediately went for my… Continue reading Storm at Sea Blog Hop
Have you seen the creativity of my fellow Island Batik Ambassadors this month? They are amazing as they bring each one of the Aurifil Endangered Species creatures to life. Art quilting is not my thing but I'm always up for a challenge and have learned a lot by seeing what others do. Threads supplied by… Continue reading Endangered Species with Aurifil
The Island Batik Ambassadors' September challenge was to make a ByAnnie bag of our choice. We also got to choose our fabrics which was great. I picked Back At Ya 2.1 for my project. I thought the bag would be perfect for quilt shows. It would allow me to keep my hands free for shopping… Continue reading by Annie Challenge
Our challenge this month is to make a quilt with the tool given to us by Studio 180 Design. Since the tools make multiple size units, the quilt can be any size, but must have at least 30 units. The tool I received is the Corner Beam. Corner Beam The fabric Island Batik gave me… Continue reading Try a Tool Blog Hop