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August 19, 2019
Island Batik Beat the Heat Blog Hop Week 3 from The Inquiring Quilter

The month long Island Batik Beat the Heat Blog Hop continues with lots of giveaways, awesome batiks, and beautiful quilts. Be sure to visit all the Ambassadors who are participating!

For Spring Market, I designed several quilts using the fabrics in the Spring collection. Today on the hop the Petal Pushers collection is being featured, and so I’m reintroducing my Broken Road pattern which was designed for Petal Pushers although frankly, it would look good with any two of your favorite colors.

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I’m having a sale!

To celebrate the hop, I’m offering 20% off my Broken Road ...

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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 15, 2019
Braided Tote RemixFat Quarter Shop is hosting a Jolly Braid Tote... from Living Water Quilter



Braided Tote Remix

Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a Jolly Braid Tote Remix  It’s an opportunity to get acquainted or see the Jolly Braid tote in a new light.

With the Fat Quarter Shop provided Jolly Braid Tote pattern and Triangles on a Roll Fat Jelly Braid and Island Batik provided Stash Builder 5-inch fabric rolls I made a tote bag and a matching zippered pouch.

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Stitching up the tote with paper guided braid pattern is quick and easy. Watch Fat Quarter Shop’s video tutorial for step-by-step instructions.

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Instead of a multi-color tote bag like the first Jolly ...

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August 13, 2019
Island Batik Beat the Heat Blog Hop Week 2 from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik Beat the Heat Blog Hop continues this week and it’s not too late to join in the fun. This month long celebration of Island Batiks features tons of giveaways, gorgeous batiks from the Spring 2019 collection, and beautiful quilts. Be sure to visit all the Ambassadors who are participating!

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To celebrate the hop, I’m offering 20% off my Like Clockwork pattern. Like Clockwork features the stunning Clockworks collection, with it’s deep rich masculine tones. Wouldn’t this make a great quilt for a wonderful guy in your life? Clockworks is part of Island Batiks ...

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August 5, 2019
Island Batik Beat the Heat Blog Hop from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik Beat the Heat Blog Hop starts Monday and you just can’t miss it! This month long celebration of Island Batiks features tons of giveaways, gorgeous batiks, and beautiful quilts. Be sure to visit all the Ambassadors who are participating!

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This hop features the Spring 2019 batik collection that are appearing in stores now. Click here to use the Store Locator to find a store near you that carries Island Batik.

Only half of the Ambassadors are participating in the blog hop this time. Me, along with the other half of the Ambassadors team will participate in ...

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August 3, 2019
Island Batik Beat the Heat Blog Hop Schedule from Goer

The latest Island Batik Ambassador blog hop has kicked off! Welcome to the Beat the Heat Blog Hop. We hope you will grab a cool drink*, kick back, and enjoy these projects, all created with the latest Island Batik fabrics. Bookmark this page so you can come back daily and view the new quilts that have been shared.

*Or something warm for those of you in the southern hemisphere. ;-)

 

Friday August 2 - Blog Hop Kick off and first Giveaway! (go now)

Monday, August 5 - Blueberry Patch

Leanne Parsons
Sherry Shish

Tuesday, August 6 - Clockworks

Bill Locke
Lisa Nielsen

Wednesday, August ...

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August 1, 2019
Star Light, Star Bright from If These Threads Could Talk

The fabrics shown in this post were given to me by Island Batik. This quilt was pieced with my favorite thread by Aurifil and completed with Hobbs 100% cotton Batting

The August Challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is to create a quilt featuring Stars. I chose a design I created in EQ8. I love the way the Lemoyne quarters combines with shaded four patch units creates a shooting star effect.

Shooting Stars (60″ x 60″) was designed as a companion quilt project using Studio 180 Design Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star, Tucker Trimmer III, Tucker Trimmer I, Corner Beam tools ...

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My July Island Batik Challenge from The Inquiring Quilter

The July challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors was “Artsy Fartsy,” and it was to showcase the beautiful Aurifil threads that are included in our twice yearly boxes. Aurifil is a partner in the Island Batik Ambassador program and as such has always been generous in sharing their threads with us.

I’ve been an Aurifil user for years, well before the Ambassador program. I love how low lint they are, and how perfectly they stitch! I can honestly say that both my piecing and my quilting improved after I tried Aurifil. No kidding.

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Aurifil Threads - A Guide

So for ...

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July 31, 2019
July - An Island Batik Month from Creatin' in the Sticks

I had so much fun this month as an
Island Batik Ambassador.

I wanted to do a recap of the month
because the projects are some of my favorite to date.


The beginning of July brought the


Island Batik was super generous and provided the fabrics
from the new
Freedom fabrics collection designed by Kathy Engle
for my


I've always wanted to participate in the 
and this was the month I finally did it.
That post can be found by clicking HERE.

One of the biggest challenges for July was a video ...

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July 30, 2019
Summer Fun Kitchen Towels from Creatin' in the Sticks

I had a great time joining other
members of the Thermoweb Fabric Design Team
to make a series of 
Summer Fun Quilt Blocks.



All 4 free quilt block patterns are available over at Thermoweb.
Click HERE for the patterns.

Catching Fireflies
is my design.


It's a 6" finished quilt block.


 I used HeatNBond EZ Print Lite to print the patterns right on the fusible adhesive to create all of the quilt blocks. 
 Just print, fuse, cut, bond, and stitch.  It's that easy.

My fabrics are all Island Batik 
and 
the thread I used to stitch around the appliques ...

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Island Batik Ambassador Box 2July is a special time for Island... from Living Water Quilter



Island Batik Ambassador Box 2

July is a special time for Island Batik Ambassadors. It when we receive our second box of fabric. The box has yards of beautiful Island Batik fabrics and quilting tools and notions for monthly challenges.

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NOTE: Island Batik, Auriful Thread and Hobbs Batting each provided their products for the IB Ambassador program.

Let’s see what’s inside the box.

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First, is an awesome fat quarter bundle of Sand Bar and yards of neutrals.

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Look at the gorgeous pre-cuts, Blueberry Patch 10-inch stack and Mermaid Cove strips . Both have matching yardage to complete the package ...

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July 25, 2019
July Box from Island Batik - Island Batik Ambassador from Quilted Delights

It's Christmas in July for Island Batik Ambassadors! 
We all received our second boxes full of goodies to complete the rest of the Island Batik Ambassador challenges for the year and I am super excited to get started on these next projects!

Check out what came in my box.  




Here is a close up of the neutral fabric that was sent, it was hard to see the small dots in the video.  I am excited to work with this one.


This next set is the Kaleidoscope 10 inch stacker and the coordinating fabric.  Look at those spots on that ...

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July 24, 2019
Artsy Fartsy Island Batik Ambassador Challenge from Quilted Delights


The July challenge for Island Batik Ambassadors is titled Artsy Fartsy and we were challenged to use three different weights of Aurifil thread to create a fabric work of art.


This was a fun challenge that focused on the threads first instead of the fabric.  It is like buying a cool pair of shoes and then searching for the perfect outfit to go with them.


I was sent some dark purple and peach Aurifil thread in my first Ambassador box and then I received a light purple and an orange a little later.  I must say it was a struggle ...

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July 22, 2019
My Second 2019 Island Batik Ambassador Box! from The Inquiring Quilter

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As an Island Batik Ambassador, I receive a surprise box of goodies twice a year to use in making our monthly challenge quilts.

It’s July, so that means it’s time to open my second box of Island Batik goodies. My first box of the year was actually two boxes and it was jam-packed with awesomeness! I simply can’t wait to open this box for you. Just look how big it is!

Oh my heart!

Bur first—if you like batiks as much as I do—be sure to follow me so you don’t miss the eye candy. Even if ...

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Artsy Fartsy - Patience, The Art from Creatin' in the Sticks

The July Challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is
Artsy Fartsy.

Today is my day to show
Patience - The Art


As Island Batik Ambassadors,
we are to get fancy with the Aurifil Artsy Fartsy Challenge!
Fabric is our canvas and Aurifil thread our paint!
The challenge is to
create a one of a kind art quilt or project with 3 different weights of Aurifil thread.


Well that sounded easy enough... NOT.
It's not that using different thread weights is hard, it's coming up with an artsy idea.

I went through magazines, books, and web pages
and still ...

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July 12, 2019
Artsy Fartsy from If These Threads Could Talk

The fabrics in this post were given to me by Island Batik.

The mission: Use any fabric art/non-traditional quilting/sewing/thread painting technique using 3 Aurifil thread weights. In my infinite wisdom, I chose thread painting (sigh).

About 10 years ago I took a thread painting class from Nancy Prince. She is a wonderful quilt artist.

As usual I get organized with paper plates!

I started by creating my background of land and sky and pinning it to a light weight stabilizer. I traced mountains onto Steam A Seam II to add to the country scene.

I outlined the ...

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July 8, 2019
Colouring Inside The Lines from Sew Karen-ly Created...

This month's Ambassador Challenge for Island Batik is sponsored by one of our industry partners, Aurifil thread. 
We were sent a selection of weights and colours in our Ambassador box back in January, and an additional packet of thread arrived later this spring.  It included these 3 spools of 40, 28, and 12 weight to be used in our challenge. 
Our instructions said, "Fabric is your canvas and Aurifil thread your paint! Create a one of a kind art quilt or project with Aurifil thread."
This project took a great deal of thinking.  Normally, we design to showcase the ...

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Midyear Progress Review  I have been a busy bee!  This may be a... from Living Water Quilter



Midyear Progress Review  

I have been a busy bee!  This may be a record year at the current pace.  

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Finished projects are big and small, personal and workshop samples and experiments with new-to-me products like Kraft-tex.

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There were a few first time projects, like the fidget quilt made for my mother.

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There were a few baskets! Ok, I made several.  I love making rope baskets. 

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Then there are pattern releases featuring Island Batik and quilt designs published in print and digital magazines.

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Whew!  Are you tired yet?  LOL  I am  thankful to do what I love full-time and for the ...

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July 3, 2019
Carpenter Star - Quilts of Valor Blog Hop from Creatin' in the Sticks

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks
and 
my day in the 
Quilts of Valor Blog Hop.


Jennifer over at Dizzy Quilter is hosting this blog hop
and
Island Batik has been super generous and provided the fabrics
from the new
Freedom fabrics collection designed by Kathy Engle.


I've always wanted to participate in the 
The mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing 
Quilts of Valor.


My first step after joining the 13 other fellow 
Island Batik Ambassadors
to make quilts for our local
Quilts of Valor groups ...

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July 1, 2019
Eye Contact: Creating a Connection  Every two years, Sacred... from Living Water Quilter



Eye Contact: Creating a Connection 

Every two years, Sacred Threads has a national quilt and fiber art exhibit. Barbara Hollinger, curator of Sacred Threads created a special installation, Eye Contact: creating a connection, for the 20th Sacred Threads.

I decided to combine the special installation parameters with the Island Batik ambassador Artsy Fartsy challenge.

NOTE: As an Island Batik ambassador I was given the fabric for this project and Aurifil provided the thread.

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The challenge required ambassadors to use three provided spools of Aurifil thread. I received 12, 28 and 50 weight threads.

The heaviest thread, 12wt, emphasizes the silhouetted ...

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