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May 25, 2020
Island Batik Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop - Week 4 from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop concludes this week so don’t miss out on the great home decor projects made with gorgeous batiks! Did I mention there are also fabric giveaways? Read on…

First, catch up!

This is Week 4 and the last week of the month-long hop. If you missed the previous weeks you can still visit the participating Island Batik Ambassadors and catch up!

Next, enter the Island Batik giveaway for this week!

This week, Island Batik is giving away a fat quarter pack from ...

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May 20, 2020
My Day on the Island Batik Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to my day on the Island Batik Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop!

This month long celebration of Island Batiks features tons of giveaways, gorgeous batiks, and beautiful quilts. Be sure to read all the way to the end of this post to enter my giveaway, the Island Batik giveaway, and to find links to the other Ambassadors who are participating!

This hop features the Winter 2019 batik collections that are arriving in stores now. Click here to use the Store Locator to find a store near you that carries ...

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May 18, 2020
Island Batik Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop - Week 3 from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop continues this week. Don’t miss the wonderful home decor items made with the latest batiks and of course the fabric giveaways!

First, catch up!

This is Week 3 of the month-long hop. If you missed Week 1 or Week 2, you can still visit the participating Island Batik Ambassadors and catch up!

Next, enter the Island Batik giveaway for this week!

This week, Island Batik is giving away a fat quarter pack from the Smooch or Sundance collections by Kathy Engle ...

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May 14, 2020
The Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop - Pleated Effect Pillows and Giveaway from Creatin' in the Sticks

Today is the 2nd week of the
Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop
where all the new fabric collections are being showcased.

What better way to show the gorgeous new Island Batik fabric collections
than with a little home decor?

I'm thrilled to share my project today,
"Pleated Effect Pillows"


featuring the new Island Batik Winter 2019 Collection
by Kathy Engle.


I was so excited to receive the fabrics in my first
2020 Island Batik Ambassador Box
and
imagine my surprise when I opened the surprise package to find these
holiday-inspired fabrics.


Each pillow was stitched with Aurifil ...

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Pleated Effect Strip Pillows Tutorial from Creatin' in the Sticks

I love making pillow covers to make simple changes to home decor.
I'm happy to share a quick method to make
pleated fabric pillows.



These covers can be made with one fabric or many different fabrics.

Use this technique to make your own shaped pillows too.

Let's get started!

Pleated Effect Strip Pillow tutorial
(Tree pillow instructions in italic)

Supplies

Fabric - Island Batik Season's Splendor

1 - 16 1/2" square for the pillow front
(for the tree, cut one of tree shape from fabric)

22 - 3" x width of fabric strips for the pleats 
(this is for ...

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May 12, 2020
The Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop from Quilted Delights



Welcome to Week 2 Day 2 of the Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop by Island Batik. 







I was sent a lovely bundle of River Valley designed for Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design by Kathy Engle.  It should be hitting shops this month.  Island Batik was very generous to send so much for small home decor projects. That means there is some left over to share, but I'll talk more about that near the end. :)


First up I want to show off these two pillows.  I love the look of Cathedral Windows quilts and knew this was a good ...

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May 11, 2020
Island Batik Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop - Week 2 from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop continues this week with gorgeous quilts, new batiks from Island Batik, and fun fabric giveaways.

First, catch up!

This is Week 2 of the month-long hop. If you missed Week 1, click here then visit each designer to see their beautiful quilts and to enter their giveaways!

To see the full schedule for the hop, click here.

Next, enter the Island Batik giveaway for this week!

This week Island Batik is giving away a fat quarter bundle from the River Valley collection ...

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May 4, 2020
Island Batik Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop starts today and it’s not to be missed! This month long celebration features beautiful quilts, the newest batiks from Island Batik, and tons of giveaways. Be sure to visit all the Ambassadors during the hop including me! <grin>

This hop features the Winter 2019 batik collection just arriving in stores now. Click here to use the Store Locator to find a quilt store near you that carries Island Batik.

My day on the hop is during Week 3, on Wednesday May ...

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May 1, 2020
Creative Borders - April Island Batik Challenge from Quilted Delights

Lily Patch Pads. That is what I am calling this one. As I was making it, he white squares in the small nine patches along background fabrics remind me of flowers on lily pads.


This quilt came about in a unique way. It was made for the April Island Batik Challenge Creative Borders and Bindings and I actually designed the borders first. Then I figured out what I wanted in the center.

It actually started out Blue and Yellow in EQ8 and had an extra  outer border, but I really wanted to play with the Cascadia strip set by Claudia ...

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April 30, 2020
My April Island Batik Challenge from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for April was to create a quilt with creative borders and bindings.

In the midst of self isolation I have to admit I found it hard to be creative. But Spring was breaking out all around me and it was hard not to be happy at the sight. So I decided to make a Spring-inspired quilt.

I played around with the idea of bunnies for quite a while, with baskets and eggs as possible border inspirations but nothing jelled.

April 17, 2020
Creative Borders and Binding - The Other Side of April 2020 from Creatin' in the Sticks

The April Challenge for the
Island Batik Ambassadors is
Creative Borders and Binding
and
today I'm excited to share
The Other Side of April 2020.


As Island Batik Ambassadors,

we've all done rectangular and square quilts.
Now it's time to try something different.




The fabrics are from the Island Batik Fall/Winter 2019
Kismet collection that was designed by Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis,
background fabric from the Island Batik Neutrals collection (Yolk),
and
the large umbrella and inner border is Cat Scratch in Watermelon
from the Foundation collection.
The umbrella handles are in the Island Batik Solids ...

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April 1, 2020
One Die Wonder - March Island Batik Challenge from Quilted Delights


What a wonderful month to play with Color Pop by Island Batik and Accuquilt dies! This month Island Batik Ambassadors are showcasing a Block On Board die from Accuquilt and of course fabulous Island Batik Fabric.




I was sent the Storm at Sea BOB and I was already in love before I took off the plastic.
This block had been on my list of quilts to make for awhile.



In my January box from Island Batik I was sent a lovely layer cake of Color Pop designed by Kathy Engle.  With all this craziness going on in the world right ...

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March 31, 2020
One Die Wonder - Swept Away from Creatin' in the Sticks

The March Challenge for the
Island Batik Ambassadors is
One Die Wonder with Accuquilt
and

today I'm excited to share
Swept Away.


As Island Batik Ambassadors,
we were to create a quilt
that were included in the ambassador boxes.





The fabrics are
the Island Batik Cascadia collection strip set that was designed by Claudia Pfeil of Claudia Pfeil Designs and white fabric from the Island Batik solid collection.

The Accuquilt GO! cutting system makes quick work of cutting ...

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March 23, 2020
My March Island Batik Challenge from The Inquiring Quilter

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The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for March was to create a quilt using the AccuQuilt GO! BOB die we were sent in our boxes back in January.

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First off, let me tell you something about BOB (Block on Board) dies. They are specifically designed so you can cut out all the pieces for a block in one pass through the cutter. Since you can place up to six layers of fabric on the die, you can actually cut the pieces for six blocks at one time!

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February 24, 2020
Island Batik Log Cabin Blog Hop Week 3 from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik Log Cabin Blog Hop concludes this week, but there’s still so much to see and so many great giveaways to enter!

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First, catch up!

This is Week 3 of the hop. If you missed Week 1 click here. To see the schedule for Week 2, click here.

My quilt for the hop debuted during Week 2. For my giveaway, I’m presenting two lucky winners with a mini-jelly roll from the Jewel Box collection. Click here to see it and to enter my giveaway.

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Enter the Island Batik Week 3 giveaway!

This week Island Batik is ...

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February 19, 2020
My Day on the Island Batik Log Cabin Blog Hop from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to my day on the Island Batik Log Cabin Blog Hop!

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This month long celebration of Island Batiks features tons of giveaways, gorgeous batiks, and beautiful quilts. Be sure to read all the way to the end of this post to enter my giveaway, the Island Batik giveaway, and to find links to the other Ambassadors who are participating!

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

For the blog hop we were to make a ...

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February 17, 2020
Island Batik Log Cabin Blog Hop Week 2 from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik Log Cabin Blog Hop continues this week and there are many new quilts, batik fabric collections and giveaways! Don’t miss this month long celebration of the newest batiks from Island Batik!

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First, catch up!

If you missed Week 1 of the Log Cabin blog hop, click here to see the list of participating Ambassadors. Many are having giveaways so don’t forget to enter on each website.

Enter the Island Batik Week 2 giveaway!

This week, Island Batik is giving away a precut bundle from the Kismet collection by Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis. Use the Rafflecopter ...

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February 13, 2020
Log Cabin Blog Hop with Island Batik - Point Me to the Cabin and a Giveaway from Creatin' in the Sticks

Today is the 4th day of the
Log Cabin Blog Hop
where all the new fabric collections are being showcased.

What better way to show the gorgeous new Island Batik fabric collections
than with log cabin quilt blocks?

I'm thrilled to share my quilt today,
"Point Me to the Cabin"



I was so excited to receive the fabrics in my first 
2020 Island Batik Ambassador Box


and these Colorpop fabrics are certainly one of my favorites!


 by Kathy Engle.


I fell in love with the Colorpop fabrics at first sight. 
 All that color made me want ...

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February 10, 2020
Island Batik Log Cabin Blog Hop from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik Log Cabin Blog Hop starts today and it’s a must see! This month long celebration of Island Batiks features beautiful quilts, the newest batiks and tons of giveaways. Be sure to visit all the Ambassadors during the hop including me! <grin>

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This hop features the Fall 2019 batik collection just arriving in stores now. Click here to use the Store Locator to find a quilt store near you that carries Island Batik.

My day on the hop is next week on Wednesday February 19th so while you’re hopping the hop, don’t forget to hop ...

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January 31, 2020
Let's Get Scrappy - January Island Batik Challenge from Quilted Delights

I am super excited to be an ambassador for Island Batik again in 2020!
On Monday I showed off all the goodies Island Batik and their partners sent me to work with and today I want to show you my first finished Island Batik Quilt of 2020.


The January challenge of 2020 is "Let's Get Scrappy".
Good thing there is 31 days this month.
I worked on this a little bit at a time all month and put the last stitch in the binding last night.


I love scrappy quilts and definitely have lots of Island Batik scraps to ...

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