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February 18, 2019
Heading Home  Social HopWow, I am so excited! Please, someone... from Living Water Quilter



Heading Home  Social Hop

Wow, I am so excited! Please, someone pinch me!  :D As an Island Batik Ambassador I had the opportunity to design a quilt for an Island Batik Fall and Winter 2018 fabric collection. Browse the fall catalog and see all the yummy fabrics and beautiful quilt patterns.

Heading Home Pattern Release

Heading Home features Blossom, a beautiful collection by Kathy Engle. The Blossom collection is available at an Island Batik seller near you. Also find Island Batik fabric online at Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Please note, the Blossom fabric to make Heading Home was given ...

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February 15, 2019
Banner Over Me is LoveOver the years, I have watched my sister’s... from Living Water Quilter



Banner Over Me is Love

Over the years, I have watched my sister’s love for her children in action. She, like many mothers, offer their lives in time, energy, devotion and many untold sacrifices because of love.

For the February Island Batik Ambassador challenge, I designed a banner. Have your heard or read the words, “His banner over me was love”?  A love banner is a public declaration of love.

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A heritage of love flows and continues with my sister’s first granddaughter, Ariah and her parents, Amanda and Darnell. Ariah, 7 months-old, had her first Christmas in 2018 ...

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Graceful Points QAL Block 2 from Quilting Affection

Wow, two week goes by so quickly, how did Block 1 for your Graceful points QAL go for you?  I hope you had fun. If you miss Block 1, you can catch up by reading all about it through the Graceful Points QAL Kickoff Post.



Well let's get started with Block 2- BlockBuster #2 – Crowning Glory.  We will be making the following block sizes depending on your quilt size; 9" Finished (wall) and the 12" Finished (King).  

This block consist of making a 3-colored Quarter Square Triangles and Shaded Four Patches for the corners.  So you will need your ...

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February 14, 2019
Love with a Twist Balloon Pig from Clever Chameleon

February’s first block for the Love with a Twist quilt along is “Happy Hog”, the prancing balloon pig. It seems only fitting to do the pig block next as the first block of the new Lunar year.

Happy New Year of the Pig

Happy Hog appliqué pattern by Dione Gardner-Stephen of Clever Chameleon

Too cute and ready to play, today’s pig balloon appliqué is one of the centre block options for the throw size versions of Love with a Twist. Of course, you will also need to collect Happy Hog if you are making the full twin-size quilt. In the latter, she struts her stuff in the top ...

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February 12, 2019
Dancing a Jig to a little Ditty: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Ditty fabrics from Island Batik colour scheme at Clever Chameleon

Introducing Ditty

Ditty is the name of one of Island Batik’s latest fabric releases. The colours are as cute as their name… Kind of a pastelly sunset. Actually, I don’t easily recognise them as pastels but I guess that is what they really are, since they are nowhere near colour-saturated. Is there such things as bright pastels? If there wasn’t, there is now.

I received 10″ precut squares of Ditty and two pieces of yardage from the collection in my Island Batik Ambassador allowance. I hope you have been following along and already know what I am ...

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February 11, 2019
Island Batik Magnificent Minis from Quilting Affection


The first project for the 2019 Island Batik Ambassador were challenged with was to make a Magnificent Mini that measured 24" x 24 or smaller.




For my project, I wanted to make a modern looking mini out of my Studio 180 Design tools and some of the fabrics from my Island Batik Ambassador leftover blender and basic fabrics from previous years. I also used four 5" x wof strips from my Stash builders bundles that I received in my Island Batik Ambassador Box.



My mini blocks were 3 1/2" unfinished,  I needed to make  1" finished units from my ...

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Amanda’s Fidget QuiltMaking a child-like activity quilt for my... from Living Water Quilter



Amanda’s Fidget Quilt

Making a child-like activity quilt for my 85-year-old mother, Amanda, was wonderful and emotionally difficult at the same time. Amanda, is a retired nurse, mother of five, grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of four.

She has vascular dementia.

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Cookie, my sister and Amanda’s full-time caregiver, requested I make our mother a fidget quilt to help ease dementia anxiety.

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So, I began with Island Batik’s Crystal Ball 10-inch pre-cut  fabric stack. I’m thankful for the generosity of Island Batik, which provided the fabric as part of the Island Batik Ambassador program.

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I collected buttons ...

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February 10, 2019
Magnificent Mini’s from If These Threads Could Talk

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

Magnificent Minis

Our assignment for February was to create a “Magnificent Mini” using any technique we chose.  The only criteria was the size: 24″ x 24″ or smaller.  It seems I’m always collecting quilt blocks for hearts and Christmas Trees. The first thing I do is fire up my EQ8 and start drawing.

Last year I made a heart mug rug.  The drawing above consists of mirror image split rects and two squares that have had the corners popped using Studio 180 Design Split Rects & Corner Pop tools ...

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February 9, 2019
Marvellous Minis with Island Batik from Clever Chameleon

Year of the Pig appliqué by Dione Gardner-Stephen at Clever Chameleon

Happy New Year of the Pig 2019

February is Mini Quilt Month in the Island Batik Ambassador calendar: “Create a mini quilt 24″ x 24″ or smaller, any technique” is the challenge we’ve been given. Minis are a great way to try a new technique, or explore resource/time intensive projects on a doable scale. Or to commemorate an occasion or holiday. Like the Lunar New Year. For my first 2019 Ambassador challenge I decided to make something to mark Chinese New Year. Happy New Year of the Pig!

Year of the Pig mini quilt by Dione Gardner-Stephen at Clever Chameleon

2019 Lunar New Year was on the 5th of February ...

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Twilight Chic Week from Quilting Affection


Welcome to the final day of the Studio 180 Design Twilight Chic Week. There have been so many great projects from the Studio 180 Design Certified Instructors that featured Deb Tucker's Signature Collection "Twilight Chic" by Kathy Engle for Island Batik this week.  Today, we are finishing off the week with two more projects from my fellow Studio 180 Certified Instructor Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler and myself.



Today, I would like to show off my newest pattern "Getaway." These lovely butterflies are taking a flight to “Getaway” from the busy world around us.  This quilt that measures 45 ...

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February 5, 2019
X and O: My Magnificent Mini from Sew Karen-ly Created...

The first challenge for the Island Batik 2019 Ambassadors is to make a miniature quilt and post sometime during February.  The guidelines were pretty broad:

  • Must be 24” x 24” or smaller
  • Any fabrics except “surprise” fabrics
  • Any technique
February is always a red-and-white month for my sewing, so I cast my thoughts to something Valentine-heart-love related. I hit upon one of my previous designs, "X and O", and decided to remake it on a smaller scale. This is the original, which uses an 8" New York Beauty block in a diagonal setting.
The pattern is in my book, Quilting ...

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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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New Lunar Year, New Ambassador Year, New Fabrics, New Colours! from Clever Chameleon

Fabric colours for 2019 at Clever Chameleon Quilting blog

Happy Chinese New Year 2019

Today, Tuesday February 5th, is Chinese New Year and also my 1st Island Batik Ambassiverary. 2019 is Year of the Pig and in the next few weeks we will have several cute piggy appliqués on the blog to celebrate. But first, we get to herald in the New Lunar Year with Colour & Inspiration Tuesday. The Chameleon thinks this is a very good sign for 2019!

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The bronze pig sculptures in our Adelaide CBD. This little piggy is my favourite.

And today is not just any Colour & Inspiration Tuesday either. It is none other than the ...

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Twilight Chic Week from If These Threads Could Talk

The fabrics featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik and Studio 180 Design.

Welcome to Studio 180 Design’s “Twilight Chic Blog Hop”.  I have been lucky enough to make 4 quilts from Twilight Chic line of batiks by Island Batik for Deb Tucker.

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For this challenge I chose to make a hunter star quilt from Deb Tucker’s book “Hidden Treasures” using the Rapid Fire Hunter Star Petite tool.  Hidden Treasures offers you 29 different lap size quilt patterns and 7 bed runner patterns for the hunter star.

The same pieces can make very different ...

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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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Magnificent Minis with Island Batik from MooseStash Quilting

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Thank you for stopping by today.
We are kicking off our new year with Magnificent Minis.

With Valentines day approaching...
"Love is in the air"
This little mini started out with 3 paper pieced hearts and my "love" of finding 
the perfect "font", to turn into an applique.
Did you know you can use your computer fonts in a "word" program?
Click and drag them to the size your looking for.
It's a fun way to play with lettering.
Looking for more fonts to ...

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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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Blog Hop Winner from Sew Karen-ly Created...

We have a winner!
Thank you for all the wonderful comments left on the Island Batik  Getaway Blog Hop post, showcasing Grandmother's Blossoms.  We did the drawing old school (because it's fun :)). I copied and printed all the names from the comments list.
 Then I asked hubby to reach in and select one.

It appears that a copy of Grandmother's Blossoms pattern as well as two mini-charm packs of Island Batik's "Paisley Park" collection will be headed off to Missouri! Kathy, please watch your inbox for an email, as I need your mailing address.  Thank you ...

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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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