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February 18, 2018
The BOX!!! She has arrived!!! from Clever Chameleon

Island Batik Ambassador Box

It was all squeals of delight and happy dances at my house yesterday morning! My very first Island Batik Ambassador box has arrived!

Christmas treeYesterday was one of those days where it felt even more like Christmas than Christmas! I have been waiting and waiting for my first of Island Batik Ambassador goodies to arrive from the US, and it just wouldn’t come….. We had tracking on our boxes, and I have been torturing myself with that little string of numbers all week, checking and re-checking to see if my box had moved yet. Nope, still in Sydney. Still in ...

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February 16, 2018
2018 Master the Rulers: Studio 180 Design BlockBuster 6 from Quilting Affection

Wow!  Today is blog post #6 in the Blockbuster Challenge Series.  I guess time does fly by when you are having fun making blocks and learning at the same time.


So let's get started on BlockBuster #6 Rolling Stone and starting with a new ruler, the Square Squared® Ruler.  The Rolling Stone block is much easier this week compared to last weeks, Whirligig block. 

I chose a 12" block, and I'm still using my Island Batik scraps. 

For this block, you make four Square in a Square unit, which will measure 4 1/2" unfinished.


When using the ...

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Mini Love from If These Threads Could Talk

As an Island Batik Ambassador the products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik.

Do you like mini quilts?  Part two of Island Batik’s Ambassador February assignment was to make a mini quilt 24″ square or smaller.  I chose a simple block.

I used Island Batik Neutral Buttermilk & Mini Flower Carnation Pink, plus 2 fat quarters from  the Galentine Day Bundle, one red for the star points and another red for the border.

24 Block front

I decided to make 4 blocks.  Each block has a center square, 4 two color quarter square triangles for the star points ...

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February 15, 2018
Island Batik Unboxing from Sew Karen-ly Created...

It's finally here - the big box of goodies from Island Batik! 
 As one of their 2018 Ambassadors, I have been given the products featured in this post free of charge by Island Batik for use in my work. Since the company is based is California, it took a bit longer for my box to arrive than my U.S. counterparts.  I have been drooling over their pictures since last week when their boxes began to arrive.  I now get first-hand what all the excitement is about, as it's pretty amazing to open such a treasure chest. I got ...

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Goer

The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik, including products from Hobbs and Aurifil.

My second project as an Island Batik Ambassador was to make a small Valentine for a friend. I opted to make two mug rugs in honor of Galentine’s Day, a celebration of some of my best gal pals.

 

I chose to use four of the fabrics from my Valentine's Island Batik bundle. As soon as I saw the bundle I knew I had to feature the print on the top (which I think is Mixed Berry Mini Dots from ...

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February 14, 2018
Island Batik Mod Hearts Mini Quilt from Carol Lyles Shaw

Our second February challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors was to create a mini quilt. So, here’s my Island Batik Mod Hearts Mini Quilt Tutorial!

I do love making minis….they are the perfect size to test a new block idea or audition a fabric combination.  I’ve also participated in several really fun mini quilt swaps on Instagram.  At the end of this post, I’ve provided links back to some of my earlier adventures in making mini quilts.

Making Batiks Modern

I know that many modern quilters feel challenged on how to use batiks to make contemporary ...

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Mini Love with Island Batik from MooseStash Quilting

Happy Valentines day.
The Island Batik Ambassadors are showing the love this month, 
with our challenges.
While most people were watching the Super Bowl...
I was online shopping.
LOL!
"Stitches of Love" had the perfect little "mini" pattern 
for Valentines day.
Sending you all loads of "LOVE" today.
I had to laugh as I was stitching...
when was the last time we sent anything in the mail for 18¢

I'm in love with these Island Batik fabrics.
They are fabulous fabric to work with, and the colors, oh my.
If your wanting an "eye" candy fix, check out their ...

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Quilt Talk Tuesday, Episode 6 – Island Batik Ambassador Box Opening from Quilting Affection

Yesterdays "Quilt Talk Tuesday" video from Facebook Live was fun we opened my first Island Batik Ambassador Box for this years.


Check out my Galentine Project blog Here.

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"Designs to Inspire"


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February 13, 2018
Galentine's Day Mug Rug from MMM Quilts

Happy Galentine's Day! This is my first challenge, and project post as a new ambassador this year for Island Batik, and I am very excited to show you what I did with supplies they, along with Aurifil and Hobbs Batting provided.


Galentine's Day, for those of you who may be unfamiliar with this newer day of celebration is when we celebrate our girlfriends, aka gal pals. I am blessed with many good women friends, IRL, in QBL and in crossover land between those two! I made two mug rugs because it doesn't take much more time to ...

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Galentine's Day Mug Rug from MMM Quilts

Happy Galentine's Day! This is my first challenge, and project post as a new ambassador this year for Island Batik, and I am very excited to show you what I did with supplies they, along with Aurifil and Hobbs Batting provided.


Galentine's Day, for those of you who may be unfamiliar with this newer day of celebration is when we celebrate our girlfriends, aka gal pals. I am blessed with many good women friends, IRL, in QBL and in crossover land between those two! I made two mug rugs because it doesn't take much more time to ...

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The Island Batik Box Has Arrived! from If These Threads Could Talk

As an Island Batik Ambassador the products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik.

My box from Island Batik has finally arrived.  I’m so excited to see and share the contents with you.

01 Tucker

My box is so special, I got a chihuahua !  No, that is my girl Tucker, she helps me with everything I’m doing whether I want help or not!

02 Surprise

First up is the wrapped bundle.  It is wrapped because it contains fabric from Island Batik’s new line to be launched at Spring Market.  I haven’t even opened it yet.

03 Batting

To ...

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Galentine's Day with Island Batik from MooseStash Quilting

Galentine Day...
A day to celebrate with your gal pals!
The first of the Ambassador challenges, have begun.
Island Batik sent us these gorgeous fabrics,
with a challenge to make a "Galentine's" Day mug rug or post card.
Here's my "Love Letter" mugrug.
This pattern is from Angies Bits 'N Pieces.
I've long been a fan of her wonderful applique patterns.
You can see more of them 

It seemed like just the perfect little rug...
For us to share a bottle of wine and some truffles over.
Oh, oh...my secret is out!
Yes, my gal ...

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February 11, 2018
Island Batik Mod Hearts Card Tutorial from Carol Lyles Shaw

This is a tutorial on making fused fabric collage greeting cards using Island Batik fabric and my Mod Hearts block in a slightly smaller size than the original miniquilt pattern I blogged about HERE.

Mod Heart Greeting card made with Fused fabric. Heart is on the front of the card.  I’ll handwrite my personal message on the inside.

I decided to use my Island Batik pink and red bundle for these Galentine’s Day Mod Hearts cards.

Galentine’s Day was created by Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope. I like the idea of celebrating it with a card ...

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Project QUILTING 9.3: Bold and Brave from Goer

The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik, including products from Hobbs and Aurifil.

I'm a multitasker at heart. Sometimes when I am planning a project, I like to figure out how I'll incorporate multiple goals. This includes quilt challenges and personal design goals. This week's Project QUILTING challenge of Bold and Brave wasn't really calling to me, so I was dragging my feet on formulating a plan. Then I found out that my Island Batik Ambassador box was due to arrive on Wednesday. I figured that meant I was supposed ...

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February 10, 2018
I'm An Island Batik Ambassador! from Sew Karen-ly Created...

Early in this new year, I received the exciting news that I had been selected as an Island Batik Ambassador for 2018.  When I told friends and family, they all had the same reaction: "Wonderful...but I didn't know they made batiks on the Island!" To a Maritimer, anything "island" refers to Prince Edward Island - like Island Chocolates, or Island Distillers, or the popular Island Beach chain of shops.  You can see how close P.E.I. is to Amherst, just across the Confederation Bridge.
Island Batiks, however,are from an island almost half way around the globe.
The ...

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22 Pounds... from MooseStash Quilting

If your thinking this is a post about some fabulous weight loss...
Forget it, it didn't happen here.
Actually I gained 22 pounds.
Most people would likely not, be so proud of that accomplishment,
but for me, it's a great thing!
Not for my thighs of course, but for my fabric diet!
LOL!!
This weight gain was in products, given  to me by...
My Fed Ex man came early. I was still asleep, when he left this
 box of  new fabrics and goodies on my steps!
With this being my 3rd year as an ambassador for "Island Batik ...

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Island Batik Ambassador Update from Carol Lyles Shaw

Disclosure:  The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik and includes products from Aurifil and Hobbs Batting. 

Well, the first Island Batik BOX has arrived!!  In January 2018, I was selected to be an Island Batik Ambassador.  I was very excited because I used to work with batiks quite a bit in past years.  As a modern quilter, I haven’t explored using them as often,  so being accepted will provide the perfect opportunity for me to explore this wonderful range of fabrics.  Every month, Island Batik will give us a challenge or a theme ...

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It's Real and I'm Not Dreaming! from MMM Quilts

You all know the saying, "Sh*t just got real."  Well it did for me this afternoon....

I was listening for that motor sound all morning and into the afternoon, hoping the truck would arrive before I had to leave for the airport...yes I was supposed to be headed to Nashville to meet Dayna, flying in from Detroit, to go wedding dress shopping. In the end, I am not headed up there this weekend due to a horrific snowstorm through the Detroit area that has shut down flights Friday/Saturday. Nor did I hear the telltale sounds of that ...

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It's Real and I'm Not Dreaming! from MMM Quilts

You all know the saying, "Sh*t just got real."  Well it did for me this afternoon....

I was listening for that motor sound all morning and into the afternoon, hoping the truck would arrive before I had to leave for the airport...yes I was supposed to be headed to Nashville to meet Dayna, flying in from Detroit, to go wedding dress shopping. In the end, I am not headed up there this weekend due to a horrific snowstorm through the Detroit area that has shut down flights Friday/Saturday. Nor did I hear the telltale sounds of that ...

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February 9, 2018
Island Batik Ambassador 2018: Fabric and Thread and Batting, Oh My! from Goer

The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik, including products from Aurifil and Hobbs.

On a whim last Fall, I decided to apply to be an Island Batik Ambassador for 2018. I was excited at how the monthly challenges would push me as a designer and I loved the bold, saturated colors in many of their lines. Scroll through their Basics and Blenders for a glimpse of some fabulous color! On January 3, I was notified that I was selected to be one of 45 Island Batik Ambassadors for 2018. This means that from now ...

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