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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

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Medallion Quilt

I have thouroughly enjoyed my time as an Island Batik Ambassador this year. The monthly challenges have been good for me in "expanding my borders" and getting to know other quilters and designers has been inspiring. The fabric from Island Batik, needles from Schmetz, dies and cutters from AccuQuilt, thread from Aurifil, batting from Hobbs… Continue reading Medallion Quilt

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Inspired by Nature

I have been so inspired by all the quilts I have seen by my fellow Island Batik Ambassadors this month: beautiful, creative quilts made with gorgeous Island Batik fabrics that are in your local quilt shops now. How can we not rush out and buy them all? Being locked down this year has made me… Continue reading Inspired by Nature

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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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Island Batik Ambassador’s It’s in the Bag Blog Hop

This month was a big step out of my box: it has been a long time since I made any bags or large project, besides a quilt, so I was very glad for the great instructions and video tutorials provided By Annie. The instructions that come with the pattern are very detailed and clear, but… Continue reading Island Batik Ambassador’s It’s in the Bag Blog Hop

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Try a Tool by Studio 180 Design

This month our challenge was to make a quilt using the Studio 180 Design tool that came in our second Island Batik Ambassador box. I was given the Star 60 tool, Studio 180 Design's newest tool, used to make 60 degree quilt designs with 17 size options! If you have been following me, you would… Continue reading Try a Tool by Studio 180 Design