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
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
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