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Tool Talk Blog Hop With Studio 180 Design!

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!

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Marvelous Minis Challenge

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

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Storm at Sea Blog Hop

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

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by Annie Challenge

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

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“Never too Early” with Island Batik

Never too early to get started on those Christmas projects. If it's for gift giving or decorating your home, July is always a great time to get those projects going. I hope you have been looking at the other Island Batik Ambassador's pages to see what they have done. There are some awesome projects! I… Continue reading “Never too Early” with Island Batik

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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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Create for a Cause BlogHop

Today is day two of Island Batik's Blog Hop, "Create for a Cause". The fabric I used is 'Blinded by Science', by Jackie Kunkel. The fabrics are so much fun, illustrating molecules, DNA, atoms, formulas and other science representations! The charity I chose is "Sleep in Heavenly Peace". This is a local charity that builds… Continue reading Create for a Cause BlogHop

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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