Italian Color Builder 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


English Paper Piecing 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

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Bellingham Bay Blog Hop – Day 3

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


Endangered Species with Aurifil

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

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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