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Spread Love and Joy

Spreading the love through quilting was our challenge this month. How cool is that? We were to create and give away a project made with the AccuQuilt BOB (Block on Board) die, combined with the GO! Qube 8" Mix and Match Block. My BOB was Hattie's Choice and I combined it with the Susannah block.… Continue reading Spread Love and Joy

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It’s All Up To You

April is a free month, "any size, any theme, any technique", for the Island Batik Ambassadors. We are to "express our creativity without guidelines." I can't wait to see what my fellow Ambassadors come up with! My mind drifted to some of my students wanting to learn to use the Studio 180 Design's Rapid Fire… Continue reading It’s All Up To You

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ScrapBuster Challenge

Do you have a hard time just randomly using fabrics in a quilt? I do. I seem to need some theme. Not necessarily a fabric line, but similar colors, or brights, or civil war; I need something to tie it all together. I have a basket of Island Batik scraps from previous challenges - too… Continue reading ScrapBuster Challenge

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Unboxing Island Batik 2021

I'm so thrilled to be an Island Batik Ambassador again for 2021! Wait until you see the challenges that are planned for this year. Twice a year, we receive boxes filled with fabric, thread, needles, and batting to use for our projects. Below is a video showing the beautiful supplies I have been sent. After… Continue reading Unboxing Island Batik 2021

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Placemat Challenge

It's a new year with new Island Batik challenges ahead. I'm so excited. I have been watching our new Island Batik Ambassadors as they unpack their boxes of supplies for the next six months and start off running with their first challenge. The creativity of this group is amazing, and inspiring! I will be posting… Continue reading Placemat Challenge

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Thread Painting

This month's challenge was about the beautiful Aurifil thread colors and of course, the also beautiful Island Batik fabrics. We were to use the Aurifil for quilting, shading, dimension, and just general fun. I decided to start with an appliqué shape and see how I could enhance with the thread. The fabric I choose for… Continue reading Thread Painting

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Creative Borders and Bindings

This month's challenge was to make a quilt with creative borders and and binding.  I wanted to use the Whispering Feathers 2 1/2" strips that were designed by Kathy Engle.  In order to do that, the main fabric in my borders could not be wider than 2 1/2".  No limits however on the background fabric.… Continue reading Creative Borders and Bindings

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One Die Wonder with Accuquilt Project

What a month this has been!  People quarantined in their homes with the people they love (hopefully).  My husband and I have been joking "It's a good thing I like you."  Not too much has changed for us though.  My husband works from home, and I'm a quilter.  If I was locked in my home… Continue reading One Die Wonder with Accuquilt Project