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September 21, 2019
Child’s PlayIsland Batik ambassador September challenge: Make a... from Living Water Quilter



Child’s Play

Island Batik ambassador September challenge: Make a baby quilt using an AccuQuilt BOB die.

Each ambassador received a Block on Board(BOB) die from AccuQuilt.  I am one of four ambassadors who received the Bear’s Paw BOB die.

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With the Island Batik provided Mermaid Cove fabric, designed by Kathy Engle, I opened Electric Quilt design software and played with the Bear’s Paw block. Yes, the background fabric is an Island Batik’s neutral, Milk Shake.

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I like to make a test block with stash fabric before cutting and stitching a quilt project. To reduce the ...

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September 17, 2019
Wishful Thinking: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Wishful thinking colour board at Clever Chameleon

I’ve been doing some Wishful Thinking…..

Child's Play icon with Island Batik

This month’s Island Batik Ambassador challenge has caused me lots and lots of thinking and sketching; drafting and redrafting. My task is to create a 45″ x 60″ or larger quilt for a child or a teen using the AccuQuilt Cleopatra’s Fan block die. They call this innocent-sounding little challenge “Child’s Play”.

Child’s Play?! “Rocket Science” is more like it! </p>
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September 16, 2019
Stars Align {Ohio Star Quilt Top} from Little Bunny Quilts

The blocks I made on retreat are now in a top that is ready to quilt!


I decided on a very simple sashed setting for this quilt without cornerstones. I have a 60" square batting from Hobbs set aside for this project so I used that as my "maximum size" when deciding on how wide to cut my sashing strips. I settled on cutting 1.5" strips, so my finished quilt size will be 53" square.

Sometimes a quilt just needs a very simple setting.


I also put together a pieced backing for this quilt using some of the Quiet ...

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September 13, 2019
From Cleopatra to King Arthur from Sew Karen-ly Created...

The September challenge for Island Batik Ambassadors is to make a child's quilt using the new Accuquilt die sent in Box 2 in July.  Our instructions were to make something colourful and fun, with space for magic and whimsy. What a fantastic directive! 
The die I received was "Cleopatra's Fan".  This is a beautiful block, first published by Laura Wheeler in the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1934, and one I have long admired but never sewn.
Since the block looks flowery and feminine to me, when I sketched it out in EQ8, I started with pink blossoms, yellow centres ...

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September 5, 2019
Child's Play {Baby Quilts with Island Batik and AccuQuilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

It's time for another Island Batik Ambassador project!


This month we have been tasked with making baby quilts that use the "block on board" dies from AccuQuilt we received in our summer goody boxies.

The die I received was an Ohio Star die and I decided to use the Quiet Shades fabric for my quilt.



I used mainly fabrics from the layer cake for my block parts and some neutral sprinkles fabric for my background. The cutting for this was lightning fast using the die; this made it so easy to transport all of my block parts to retreat ...

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August 31, 2019
Stellar BOM &#8211; Block 11 from Blossom Heart Quilts

Can you believe there’s only one more block left of the Stellar BOM?! Craaaazy town… Or should I say craaaazy solar system?! *knee slap* Oh I so love me a dad joke. Anyhow, block 11 is another sawtooth-esque star, with a twist on the flying geese. Quite literally!

AccuQuilt quilt block tutorial

Download the free pattern for Block 11 here

We can’t wait to see your blocks! Feel free to share them with us on Instagram, tagging @blossomheartquilts and @accuquilt_australia, and using the hashtags #blossomheartquilts and #accuquiltBOM. Did you know that there’s an AccuQuilt Addicts group on Facebook? AccuQuilt Australia run ...

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August 20, 2019
Victorian Lace: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Victorian lace quilting design with crazy patchwork colour board at Clever Chameleon

Tackling a UFO from the Victorian Era!

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August 19, 2019
Beat the Heat Blog Hop with Island Batik - Weaving Stems and a Giveaway from Creatin' in the Sticks

Today kicks of Week 3 of the 
Island Batik 
Beat the Heat Blog Hop
where all the new fabric collections are showcased.

What better way to beat the heat than to visit all these fun projects
in gorgeous new Island Batik fabrics
 while sitting in the air-conditioned comfort?

I'm thrilled to share my quilt
Weaving Stems.







I was so excited to receive the fabrics in my first 
Island Batik Ambassador Box.



 Petal Pushers Collection
 by Kathy Engle.

I fell in love with the fabrics at first sight. 
 All that color made me want to use each fabric from the ...

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August 13, 2019
Pinwheels and Pretties: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Pinwheels and Pretties colour board from Clever Chameleon

Pinwheels Mystery Quilt Progress

Over a year ago I started a quilt that will actually, one day, be for me! I started it at a Pick-A-Case mystery retreat with Judy in Bordertown. Which I attended at the invitation and insistence of my at-the-time-unmet internet blogger friend, Joy (of Days Filled with Joy blogging fame).

But once I was home from that retreat, the quilt dropped like a stone in the priority queue and stalled. I’m sure many of you will be familiar with the troubles associated with finishing a project for oneself over all the other important and urgent ...

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August 2, 2019
Another Tumbler Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I have made a few quilts using my AccuQuilt 3.5" tumbler die but this is the first quilt I have used using my 6.5" die.  Thanks to all the alignment notches right in the die, this quilt was a breeze to sew!



I pulled a bunch of leftover Parsons Gray/Curious Nature fabrics from my stash and the stash of a friend.  There were a bunch of odd cuts and because we both bought the fabric lines, there were many duplicate pieces.  Anything that was large enough was cut into the tumbler shape.  In fact, some of the ...

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August 1, 2019
Happy Mail {Island Batik Ambassador Box #2} from Little Bunny Quilts

Twice a year it's like Christmas for Island Batik Ambassadors!


I shared my unboxing video a few days ago on our Facebook page, but here it is for those of you who may have missed it:


Here are some photos as well:

First up, my strip pack of Sand Bar, coordinating two yard cuts, and coordinating half yard cuts. These are the fabrics that I am going to be using in my August project. I'm going to be making the wall hanging size version of our Starburst pattern.


Next, a 10" stacker of Quiet Shades, coordinating two yard ...

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July 26, 2019
THE BOX!! from Sew Karen-ly Created...

 The much anticipated second Island Batik Ambassador has arrived, and the contents did NOT disappoint!  Twice a year, Island Batik and industry partners Aurifil, Hobbs Batting, and Accuquilt, shower their Ambassadors with a treasure box of goodies. It's like Christmas in a box, filled with 23 pounds of wonderful surprises.
First out, were 3 fabulous battings from Hobbs' Tuscany line: wool, silk, and polyester.  I am very familiar with the wool and silk battings as they are pretty much all I use, but this polyester is new to me and I look forward to trying it out.
Accuquilt, who ...

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July 23, 2019
Quilt Camp Wrap Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

I posted a week ago about the eager-beaver quilt camper that I had hanging out in the sewing room with me! A week ago-- where does all that flying time go? I am SEW very impressed by this young lady's enthusiasm and focus when it came to creating her very first quilt that I can hardly contain myself. She and I chatted earlier in the year about her wanting to learn and I agreed to help her get

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Quilt Camp Wrap Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

I posted a week ago about the eager-beaver quilt camper that I had hanging out in the sewing room with me! A week ago-- where does all that flying time go? I am SEW very impressed by this young lady's enthusiasm and focus when it came to creating her very first quilt that I can hardly contain myself. She and I chatted earlier in the year about her wanting to learn and I agreed to help her get

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Stellar BOM &#8211; Block 10 from Blossom Heart Quilts

Whirling and twirling, this quilt block is a fun one using the parallelogram die from the AccuQuilt QUBE set. These ones always trick me at first with how to orient them when piecing the half-square triangle pieces to the ends, but thankfully I didn’t need to pull out the seam ripper on this one.

AccuQuilt QUBE quilt block tutorial

Download the free pattern for Block 10 here

We can’t wait to see your blocks! Feel free to share them with us on Instagram, tagging @blossomheartquilts and @accuquilt_australia, and using the hashtags #blossomheartquilts and #accuquiltBOM. Did you know that there’s an AccuQuilt Addicts ...

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Graphic Gems: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Graphic Gems color scheme at Clever Chameleon

I’ve got a new box full of gems! Bright fabric graphic gems!

Do you like these colours? I hope you like these colours, because I love these colours. These are the colours of one of Island Batik’s freshest fabric lines, Graphic Gems – a collection I will happily be working with in the coming months. What’s more, it’s just a taste of what I found in my most recent Island Batik Ambassador delivery.

Island Batik Ambassador shipment

All the Island Batik Ambassadors have been in a frenzy the last week or so, as new supplies have travelled the globe and landed ...

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July 8, 2019
Success at Festival of Quilts 2019 from Clever Chameleon

"Always Choose Tropical" chameleon quilt at the SA Festival of Quilts. By Dione Gardner-Stephen of Clever Chameleon

The Chameleon gets his 15 seconds of Fame!

The Chameleon will have to forgive me for taking so long to get around to making a chameleon quilt now, don’t you think? Not only did I make him a quilt FULL of cheeky chameleons, but I showed it in our local Festival of Quilts, and it won its category’s blue ribbon. That ought to keep him off my case for a while!

The weekend just gone was the annual Quilters’ Guild of South Australia’s Festival of Quilts. After judging, entrants who are successful get a specific invitation to ...

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June 19, 2019
Stellar BOM &#8211; Block 9 from Blossom Heart Quilts

The classic sawtooth star quilt block is a big favourite of mine. In fact, did you know that waaay back in the day it was my first blog header logo?! This month’s block for the Stellar BOM that I have designed for AccuQuilt Australia is a cute little twist by adding an extra little detail in the centre. It would be perfect for fussy cutting something fun inside!

Sawtooth star quilt block

Download the free pattern for Block 9 here

We can’t wait to see your blocks! Feel free to share them with us on Instagram, tagging @blossomheartquilts and @accuquilt_australia, and using ...

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June 7, 2019
Four Patch on a Friday! from Humble Quilts

 I got 64 made....
 Then 64 more....
Hoping to get the final 64 complete before Monday. 
Merry, That Go! is amazing! Thanks again!!

I gave the facebook group a sneak peak at the fabric I'll be using for the Autumn Amish mystery sewalong so I knew I had to show it here.

Here's another book I"m enjoying about quilts from New York. Isn't that cover quilt amazing? That is vintage! What a creative quiltmaker. 

Here's an unusual sampler quilt. 

Made by members of the Perfectionist community!! I'd never get to live there!! 
Seriously, I ...

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June 3, 2019
A Triple Crown from Sew Karen-ly Created...

June's challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is to try a technique that's totally new to us.  Island Batik, as well as industry sponsors Aurifil, Accuquilt, and Hobbs, supply us with amazing products to use in our projects.

For someone like me who's been quilting forever, it takes some deep thinking to come up with something I haven't yet tried.  Last year, I figured out how to do an interlocking herringbone, a technique I now like very much. Thinking cap firmly in place, I started jotting down ideas.  
About this time, my friend Nellie dropped in ...

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