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March 7, 2021
Like Sex but Better from Sew Preeti Quilts

Picture this - a warm, sunny day on a beach. Blue skies with just a tiny cloud or two, and the aquamarine waters are neither warm nor cold. And there I am in a hammock made up of your sweet comments, gently cradling me. That is how I feel; thank you for your hugs. I love you and I feel loved!!!

Greens on the Color Wheel


According to Angela, March is Green.  She did not specify light or dark, bright or dingy. So here they are. 
All the greens in five blocks total.





Me: I believe that patchwork/quilting is like ...

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February 15, 2021
The Island Batik Create for a Cause Blog Hop Week 3 from The Inquiring Quilter

I hope you’ve been enjoying the blog hop with the latest batiks just now arriving in stores. The Island Batik Ambassadors are making quilts for some great charities! Drop by our blogs, see our quilts, and enter our giveaways to win awesome batiks.

This is the last week of the hop so don’t delay!

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Each Ambassador is designing and making a quilt using batiks featured in the Fall 2020 Island Batik collections, arriving in stores now.

Click here to use the Store Locator to find a quilt store near you that carries Island Batik ...

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February 9, 2021
My Day on the Island Batik Create for a Cause Blog Hop from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to my day on the Island Batik Create for a Cause Blog Hop!

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This blog hop is all about charity. Quilters are charitable by nature, so this blog hop really celebrates us all!

For the blog hop, each Ambassador was tasked with designing and making a quilt for a local or national charity.

So by hopping from one Ambassador to another during the hop, you’ll see many great charity quilt designs. In addition, you’ll see the latest batiks from the Island Batik Fall 2020 collections, just arriving now in a quilt store near ...

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February 8, 2021
The Island Batik Create for a Cause Blog Hop Week 2 from The Inquiring Quilter

Hopefully you’ve been enjoying the blog hop with the latest batiks and quilts made for great charities.

And did I mention the giveaways?

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This month each Ambassador is designing and making a quilt using batiks featured in the Fall 2020 Island Batik collections, 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 tomorrow so while you’re hopping the hop, don’t forget to hop back here on that day to see what I make and ...

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February 1, 2021
The Island Batik Create for a Cause Blog Hop Begins Today! from The Inquiring Quilter

Quilters have a long tradition of giving to charity, and this blog hop focuses on that! Beginning today, visit each Island Batik Ambassador to see quilts made especially for charity using the newest batiks.

Be sure to enter all the giveaways!

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Whether it’s a national or local tragedy or an ongoing need, quilters can be counted on to rise to the occasion by donating a quilt.

This month each Ambassador is designing and making a quilt using batiks featured in the Fall 2020 Island Batik collections, arriving in stores now.

Click here to use the ...

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Island Batik Create for a Cause BlogHop + Giveaway from Sew Preeti Quilts

Welcome to Day One of the Island Batiks February 2021 Blog Hop - Create for a Cause. 


I used the Autumn Sunset half yard bundle designed by Kathy Engle and it is shipping to stores in February 2021.


Autumn Sunset includes 20 fabrics from the lightest beige, to lemon yellow, through orange, to dark brown.


As soon as I opened the fabric bundle I decided I would recreate Paulitiks in fall colors (with one whimsical design twist) and send it to Bernie for Mercyful Quilts. It was so simple :-) 

This was going to be so easy.  I felt confident.  I went ...

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January 25, 2021
My January Island Batik Challenge from The Inquiring Quilter

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The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for January was to design placemats.

I bought new dinner plates recently so this challenge was easy—I’d design new placemats just for them!

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I call my design Lemonade.

Inspired by my desert plates (which have fruits on them) I thought of adding a lemon motif to the corner of each placemat. The design originally had a solid side border and a small grouping of lemons in the lower corner, but as the design evolved the HSTs twisted into the pattern you see now and the ...

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January 21, 2021
Island Batik - The Unboxing from Sew Preeti Quilts

There is a first time for everything, right?  This is my first attempt at making a video. 

I hope that what I lack in production quality and overall appeal is balanced (somewhat) by my genuine excitement.

Well, according to Blogger, my video exceeds their size limit (yes even after cropping and reducing file size). Insert raspberry here. 

You may view it on my Facebook page here.  Here are a few highlights from the Box.


Full of goodies




This gorgeous bundle contains 20 fabrics, 1/2 yard of each, which I am using in the February Blog Hop challenge. The post ...

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January 20, 2021
My Island Batik Boxes - Let's See What's Inside! from The Inquiring Quilter

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If you saw my big announcement, you know that I’m an Island Batik Ambassador for 2021. One of the first event on the calendar is our unboxing videos.

Don’t miss any of the excitement this year—new quilts, blog hops, free patterns and for sale ones, and giveaways! You’ll find ways to follow at the top of my sidebar.

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Twice a year, Island Batik Ambassadors are sent boxes filled with batiks and other goodies from our program partners. First I marvel with delight, then giggle with glee, and finally ...

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January 17, 2021
Island Batik January Challenge - Placemats from Sew Preeti Quilts

The Island Batik January challenge is Placemats. 




The Island Batik box included a pack of 10" squares of "Blinded by Science" designed by Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quiltworks.  The solid gray yardage was also provided by Island Batiks.




I used the 70/10 Microtex Sharp Needle by Schmetz Needles that was part of the Island Batik Box. 

Schmetz needles 


The four placemats finish at about 12" by 18" each. And I tried appliqué for the first time. 


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Well that was the executive summary. The story follows:

Paul: What are you making?
Me (smiling): I am making eggs.

Applique ...

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January 14, 2021
Island Batik Medallion Quilt - Holiday in the Woods from Quilted Delights

 

When I first read the theme for the December Island Batik Ambassador Challenge,  I knew I wanted to make a a huge Christmas quilt.  I got started on it right away because I wanted to have time to finish it before December ended.  



I was doing great,  I had the pattern created in the first couple days, started making all the blocks and had the top ready to go a week before Christmas.  


I started quilting it with the intention to show it off on Christmas Day and then Corona hit.  Bleh. I was down for the count for 15 ...

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January 9, 2021
New Beginnings from Sew Preeti Quilts

Me: I hope this year is a new beginning
Paul: All beginnings are new, by definition
Me: Unless it is old wine in a new bottle
Paul: Wine does not get old
Me: It becomes vintage?
Paul: Absolutely
Me: I am going to add some wine to the beef stew
Paul (with anticipation): You are making beef stew?
Me: After I finish writing this blogpost
Paul (naughtily): I can help you finish.
Me: BRAT.  Just help me take pictures of this big quilt top, will you?


When Via (not her real name) a dear friend/co-worker shared that she was ...

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January 8, 2021
Let Another Year Begin! from The Inquiring Quilter

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I could hardly wait to share my big news with you—I’ve been selected as an Island Batik Ambassador for 2021!

This is my fifth year as an Ambassador and I’m very flattered. Island Batik is so generous and supportive of its Ambassadors that it’s a pleasure to represent them even in my small way.



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Let me tell you more about this year’s program and what’s ahead for you!

Unboxing Day

Island Batik Ambassadors get sent several huge boxes two times each year, filled with batiks and ...

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

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The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for December was to design a medallion quilt.

I had a great idea for this one, but sometimes you have to go where the design takes you. In the end I created a beautiful quilt, but it’s not technically a medallion quilt so I hope you’ll forgive me.

By the way, if you’re looking for my weekly link up Wednesday Wait Loss, this week it’s on Thursday so be sure to come tomorrow to share your quilty projects!

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I call my design Loganberry ...

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December 29, 2020
Triangle Medallion - Island Batik Ambassador December Challenge from Creatin' in the Sticks

  The December Challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is
"Medallion Quilt"
and
today I am excited to share my quilt
Triangle Medallion.


We are to make a medallion quilt which is all about a center block and borders
using
Island Batik fabrics.


I went in a different direction and may have stretched the challenge a bit.
I took my inspiration from an article in the Fall of 1995 magazine, Quilt, called Corn and Beans.
At first glance, the quilt in the article looked like a medallion quilt made of half-square triangles set on point.  After reading I learned the quilt ...

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November 25, 2020
Inspired by Nature Island Batik Blog Hop - Tropicana Twist from Quilted Delights


For the past few weeks Island Batik Ambassadors have been showing off their nature inspired creations using the new fabric lines coming out from Island Batik


I got to play with Tropicana Twist designed by Kathy Engle.
 These beauties should be hitting your shops in December.



This fabric line reminded me of big bright flowers and tropical beaches. I could see yellow and orange tropical flowers with an array of green leaves, and of course the blues of the ocean. 

It is bright and colorful, right up my alley.



My design started out with a simple drawing with a lot ...

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November 23, 2020
Island Batik Inspired by Nature Blog Hop - Week 3 from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik Inspired by Nature Blog Hop concludes this week. Don’t miss your last chance to see these beautiful quilts made with the latest batiks and to enter the fabric giveaways!

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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 Venetian Marble and Tiki Punch collections to two lucky winners ...

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November 16, 2020
Island Batik Inspired by Nature Blog Hop - Week 2 from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik Inspired by Nature Blog Hop continues this week. Don’t miss the wonderful quilts made with the latest batiks and of course the fabric giveaways!

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First, catch up!

This is Week 2 of the month-long hop. If you missed Week 1 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 Sweet Hearts or Love & Kisses collections to two lucky winners! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter. The giveaway ...

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November 9, 2020
My Day on the Island Batik Inspired by Nature Blog Hop from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to my day on the Island Batik Inspired by Nature Blog Hop!

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This month long celebration of Island Batiks features lots of giveaways, luscious batiks, and gorgeous quilts. This time the quilts are inspired by nature!

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 Summer 2020 batik collections that are arriving in stores now. Click here to use the Store Locator to find a store near you ...

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Inspired by Nature Island Batik Blog Hop - A Cloudy Rainbow from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Today is the 1st day of the
Island Batik Ambassador
Inspired by Nature 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 fun blog hop?

I'm thrilled to share my quilt today,
"A Cloudy Rainbow"


featuring the new summer 2020 Island Batik collection, Bliss by Barbara Persing.


During the next three weeks of the Inspired by Nature Blog Hop,
 the team of twenty-five Ambassadors will be sharing projects made with new Island Batik collections we received in our second Island Batik Ambassador ...

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