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February 10, 2019
Color It In - Project Quilting Season 10, Challenge 3 from Creatin' in the Sticks

This is the third challenge of Season 10 of
Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in this challenge, "Bigger Than a Breadbox"

My entry:

Color It In


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Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

The rules:

  1. Your project must have one measurement (length, width, or height) larger than 16″, and another measurement larger than 8″. 
  2. Projects need to be created during the week of the challenge (started on or after ...

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February 6, 2019
House Warming Present {IB Amabassador Goodies 2019} from Little Bunny Quilts

As you may know, my husband and I recently bought a house and have spent the majority of January packing, moving, sorting, and unpacking. However, you might appreciate that the first package that arrived at the house wasn't anything for the house -- it was my first Island Batik Ambassador box for 2019!

Because we had so much to do, it sat in the living room for about 5 days before I had the time and space to open up the box!

Here are all of the fabric goodies I received:


From approximately left to right:
-half yard cuts of ...

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February 5, 2019
2019 Island Batik AmbassadorI am thrilled and honored to be an... from Living Water Quilter



2019 Island Batik Ambassador

I am thrilled and honored to be an Island Batik Ambassador for 2019!  The Ambassador program begins February 2019 and runs through January 2020.

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Twice during the program, Ambassadors receive a BIG  box of fabrics and quilting supplies from industry partners. A few weeks ago, a box from Island Batik arrived first.  Then, we had a BIG surprise and received a box from AccuQuilt.

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Each Island Batik box contains “Surprise” fabric. Surprise fabric is new NEVER seen fabric collections that will be revealed in blog hops twice a year.

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We each received Island batik pre-cuts.  Plus ...

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Announcement, Announcement, Announcement... from Pamela Quilts

I wanted to get this post up earlier, but had some distractions going on here today.  So better late than never, I wanted to make the official announcement that I am one of the 2019 Island Batik Ambassadors!

I was so excited to hear the news earlier this month, and even more excited to see not one, but two shipping notices for packages headed my way!  I made an unboxing video, and I have to apologize for the really weird lighting.  It was a super rainy day so I had to use my dining room and the lighting was definitely ...

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February 4, 2019
Unboxing Island Batik 2019 from Sew Karen-ly Created...

With the conclusion of the Getaway Blog Hop, a new year as an Island Batik Ambassador begins.  I am nothing short of thrilled to be included on this incredibly creative, and very diverse, team of designers, artists, and makers from around the world.  Island Batik, Hobbs Batting, and Aurifil thread pack up a generous bounty of goodies for us to use in our work, and it's SO much fun when the box arrives.  This year, there was a bonus surprise box from Accuquilt...which knocked most of us for a loop!

Even though the boxes had been inspected by ...

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2019 Island Batik Ambassador from Quilting Affection


Over the last 3 years, I have had the pleasure of being an Island Batik Ambassador.  As an Island Batik Ambassador, I have the joy of creating some wonderful themed quilted creations using the beautiful Island Batik Fabrics.  I have also been blessed in having my quilt patterns designs in their Catalog.
So with that said, I'm so delighted to announce that I will be returning for my fourth year as Island Batik Ambassador.  I will not be the only one returning, many of your favorite Island Batik Ambassadors from 2018 will be returning as well, and we have ...

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Island Batik Ambassador and the magic box/Tα αγαπημένα Island Batik και το μαγικό κουτί from Mania for quilts

Last year just at the same days, I was very happy to learn that I was among the Ambassadors of the Island Batik. You may read my relative detailed post here, where you can also read all about batik fabrics in general and the company.

Πέρσι τέτοιον καιρό είχα πάρει μεγάλη χαρά γιατί τα Island Batik με συμπεριέλαβαν μεταξύ των Πρεσβευτών τους. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες για όλα αυτά μπορείτε να διαβάσετε στην περσινή μου σχετική ανάρτηση που περιγράφει όλα όσα θέλετε να ξέρετε για το είδος των υφασμάτων αυτών.

This year, among the news about my health, arrived the anounement of ...

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Island Batik Ambassador and the magic box/Tα αγαπημένα Island Batik και το μαγικό κουτί from Mania for Quilts

Last year just at the same days, I was very happy to learn that I was among the Ambassadors of the Island Batik. You may read my relative detailed post here, where you can also read all about batik fabrics in general and the company.

Πέρσι τέτοιον καιρό είχα πάρει μεγάλη χαρά γιατί τα Island Batik με συμπεριέλαβαν μεταξύ των Πρεσβευτών τους. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες για όλα αυτά μπορείτε να διαβάσετε στην περσινή μου σχετική ανάρτηση που περιγράφει όλα όσα θέλετε να ξέρετε για το είδος των υφασμάτων αυτών.

This year, among the news about my health, arrived the anounement of ...

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Island Batik Ambassador 2019 Unboxing from Gene Black an Alabama Artist

As I have mentioned previously,  I applied to be an Island Batik Ambassador for 2019 and was accepted to the program.



Island Batik is "The best from Bali."  The fabric is outstanding. In a few days I will be showing you my first project as an ambassador.

Full Disclosure:  Island Batik along with partners, Hobbs Batting, Aurifil Thread and Accuquilt have provided the items I received free of charge as an Ambassador. 

I will also say that I have purchased and used products from all of these companies prior to becoming an Island Batik Ambassador. 

So now, enjoy watching as ...

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Island Batik Ambassador 2019 - BOXES!! from Creatin' in the Sticks

Imagine my surprise when 
these HUGE boxes arrived here in the Sticks.

Did I miss an email?
Yes, the day before I had received an email
to announce that I had made the cut and I am an
 Island Batik Ambassador for 2019.


I'm so excited and I have to show
what is in these boxes.

These items were provided to me by Island Batik:


Lots of Batik fabrics, rayon fabric, 
 Aurifil threads, Hobbs batting galore,
 a gorgeous rayon scarf, Island Batik pins, a surprise package
and
 an Accuquilt - Ready, Set, Go! Ultimate fabric cutting system!


WOW!
But let ...

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Two Blocks -LHQSQ 2.0 from Gene Black an Alabama Artist

For the Left-Handed Quilter Sampler quilt along,  I have made my first two blocks.  Since there are 99 blocks to choose from and we are only making 25 of them, we can choose which ones we want to make.
My fabrics for this will be mostly Kaffe Fassett by Free Spirit.  The 10" squares and some charm packs were on sale and I couldn't resist the colorful delights.

The pieces were cut with my Accuquilt Go! cutter using the 8" Qube set.  These are 6 inch finished blocks, but the 2" square and 2" half-square triangles from that set ...

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February 3, 2019
Drunkard's Path (or, I Am Not To Be Trusted!) from caledonia quilter

Part I
I used to teach an 8-week quilting class twice a year, and I always wrote my own patterns.  I have an Accuquilt die cutter (see JAWS tab above), so I designed a Drunkard's Path quilt.  I asked a friend to test my pattern instructions, and she made this quilt  That was, I think, in 2009.  When I was visiting her last fall the quilt was STILL flopped over her design wall.  Every time she's mentioned this quilt she would get an unhappy tone in her voice, which always made me think she was having a hate ...

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Island Batik Ambassador Box Opening 2019 from If These Threads Could Talk

It’s that time again, a new year of challenges from Island Batik.  I’m blown away by the generosity of Island Batik, Aurifil, Hobbs Batting and Accuquilt Go Cutter!  We have some great projects to share with you this year.  I’m almost done with February and March’s challenges and can’t wait to share.  Here is a video of all the products given to me as an Island Batik Ambassador:

Thank you Island Batik!

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February 1, 2019
Welcome to 2019 from BedofRosesMQ

The time sure flies the older you get the faster it goes. I don't know if I mentioned it or not but I am an Authorized Retailer of Accuquilt Cutters and Dies. I have a facebook group (AccuCutUps) for my customers so we can exchange ideas, ask questions post our projects and so on. We meet monthly to sew and visit sometimes we do a potluck and other times we just bring a lunch. At the request of the group we do a block of the month so they can check out dies they may be interested in adding ...

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January 26, 2019
A Home for Fabric Scraps Even slivers of Island Batik Paisley... from Living Water Quilter



A Home for Fabric Scraps

Even slivers of Island Batik Paisley Dot fabric have a home. AccuQuilt heart, butterfly, star and flower die waste are now artful mug rugs.

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There was a good amount of fabric leftover after cutting these fun shapes. So, I had an idea to use my Olfa Rotary Cutter with pinking blade to echo trim the fused fabric.

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Next, to keep it simple, I selected contrasting 10-inch squares from the Paisley Dots pre-cut Stack. Even thought the slivers of fabric are fused to the fabric, I chose to quilt the mug rugs with numerous straight ...

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January 16, 2019
Stellar BOM – Block 5 from Blossom Heart Quilts

Block 5 for the Stellar BOM is now out! This one uses squares, small and large HSTs, and quarter-square triangles to create a different look of a sawtooth star block.

Stellar BOM Block 5 with AccuQuilt Qube by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

Click here for the tutorial at AccuQuilt Australia

Did you know that there’s an AccuQuilt Addicts group on Facebook? AccuQuilt Australia run it and are actively involved, it’s great!

 

The post Stellar BOM – Block 5 appeared first on Blossom Heart Quilts.

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January 13, 2019
Organizing and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

For Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy’s Quilts today I will be joining up with some hand quilting and organizing – seeing as the sewing machine will not be on I hope that counts!  I am folding fabric and looking for places on the shelves to put them.  I need to clear off the top […]

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January 9, 2019
Fabric Cutting Machines from Humble Quilts

I know many of you have machines like Accuquilt or Go cutters or Sizzix to cut strips or shapes from your fabric. I do understand you have to purchase the cutting dies, but I am finding my wrist is getting sore after doing much cutting (and hand quilting, but will try and save my wrist for quilting not cutting) and may need some kind of alternative to the standard rotary cutter.
Has anyone seen a blog post or something that shows me what these are, how they work and which one is efficient. If you have done a post using ...

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December 31, 2018
good fortune - a new die from Making A Lather

The last day of  2018. Happy New year!
I have all of clue 5 finished for Good fortune mystery quilt. I had just received my 3 1/2 hst accuquilt die as part of my Christmas. I was excited it was the right one. Although, it was nearly the last one on my wish list.


For clue 6, I had these pieces of junk paper leftover from the Christmas snowflake quilt. so those are the size I am using for the string piecing. most of them are 4 inches wide x 9  so I will cut them in half for ...

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December 20, 2018
Stellar BOM – Block 3 + 4 from Blossom Heart Quilts

The latest AccuQuilt BOM block has been released for the Stellar quilt. Which made me realise that in the midst of moving last month, I forgot to share block 3 with you too!

Block 3 uses the triangle in a square dies from the Angles companion set, and this is one pair of dies that I’m really itching to play around with some more! There are some fun options for this shape, and a four-pointed star should come as no surprise for being the first block I make with them. I love my star designs! You can download the ...

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