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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 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 14, 2020
Next Up – Shaded Four Patch from If These Threads Could Talk

Got some fat quarters? Deb Tucker has many free patterns for you and this one is called Twilight Paths. It uses 14 fat quarters and a background with the Tucker Trimmer I. Twilight paths uses 5″ finished Shaded Four Patch units (5.5″ unfinished). The Shaded Four Patch Technique Sheet shows you haw to make this unit in 21 sizes! This whole quilt is made with Shaded Four Patches!

This is Twilight Paths using Deb Tucker’s Twilight Chic fabric line from Island Batik!

Download your pattern and let’s go!

To get a great scrappy ...

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April 10, 2020
Masked QuilterI had a small window between major projects to... from Living Water Quilter



Masked Quilter

I had a small window between major projects to make a few masks. There are many design options, tutorials and videos to help every kind of sewer popping all over the internet.

Among them, is the Craft Passion’s pattern and tutorial.

I decided to make the Type C pattern with pocket and removable nose wire.

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Beautiful Island Batik fabric is a good choice for this project.  Batik fabric has a tight weave and is a good option for non medical masks.

Instead of the shoelace as seen in the Craft Passion video, I used Bonnie’s Craft ...

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April 3, 2020
» Mrs. P's Amherst

Welcome to Mrs Pugsley's Emporium Inc...
Covid-19 era!


Currently, I am more active on Facebook and can be found under https://www.facebook.com/MrsPsAmherst/

Today, I wanted to post a lot of pictures and this is an easier platform to do that on.  (There are a lot that follow at the end of the post.)

We have a great selection of batiks in from Island Batik!  A batik is a tightly woven cotton.  If you are sewing with batiks, use a fresh sharp needle!  Besides being closely woven, there was a lot of dyes and wax used in ...

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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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February 26, 2020
Sweet Tooth Pattern ReleaseYay, Sweet Tooth is now a full-color... from Living Water Quilter



Sweet Tooth Pattern Release

Yay, Sweet Tooth is now a full-color pattern with templates. It’s a quilt showcased in Island Batik’s Fall/Winter 2019 catalog  featuring Kathy Engle’s  fabric collection, Colorpop.

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The collection and quilt made its debut at International Quilt Market last fall. The fabric is now available in quilts shops.

NOTE: As an Island Batik Pattern Designer, the fabric for Sweet Tooth was provided by Island Batik.

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Are you ready to make your own Sweet Tooth quilt?  Check out Carolyn’s Sweet Tooth quilt. I love her color selection of bold solids and black.

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The ...

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February 25, 2020
Just add water: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Australian Native Orange colour board at Clever Chameleon

The desert was only sleeping

I have been into the Australian Outback many times in the last 20 years, but this unique environment never fails to amaze me. It is resilient and diverse, and just because everything is bone dry, it doesn’t mean that everything is dead. On the contrary – when the conditions are right…… BAM! Life emerges from places and in forms you wouldn’t believe! Two nights ago I saw what looked like an ant that was only about 1/4 inch long, but with an antennae over an inch in length. It was investigating around about ...

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February 10, 2020
Prairie Petals Blog HopA new quilt, Prairie Petals, was first... from Living Water Quilter



 Prairie Petals Blog Hop

A new quilt, Prairie Petals, was first revealed at International Quilt Market last November.  Now there is a pattern! :-) The Prairie Petals pattern has full-color instructions and uses templates to create the 12-inch finished blocks. It’s a quick and easy pattern.

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The large pieces in the block are great to showcase your favorite fabric. My Prairie Petals quilt was showcased at the Island Batik booth and features Prairie Skies fabric collection by designer Kathy Brett Engle. 

Wholesale orders for all my Island Batik inspired patterns, like Prairie Petals, a 66″ X 78″ quilt, may ...

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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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January 27, 2020
Island Batik Ambassador for 2020! from Quilted Delights

Hey all,  I am excited to officially announce I get to be an Island Batik Ambassador again for 2020!



My fellow ambassadors have been showing off all the wonderful fabrics and tools they get to play with this year and today is my turn to show off what came in my Island Batik Box. Check it out.  These Fabrics will be used for projects for the first half of the year.




Stay tuned later this week I will show off my first project using some Island Batik Scraps.

And follow along with the other ambassadors this year to be inspired ...

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January 23, 2020
Island Batik Ambassador for the 3rd year and unboxing / 3η χρονιά Πρέσβειρα και άνοιγμα κουτιού from Mania for Quilts

Two years ago started everything. I could not believe in the email I received then. I felt the same happiness this year too, that the number of the group got smaller but I remained in it. I adore Island batik fabrics! I adore the monthly challenges. Ok, to tell you the truth, some times deadlines torture me. Some other times I do not like the challenge. However, I keep going and learning and becoming better. I am learning by the challenges, by my fellow-Ambassadors, by the whole process. And here I am, Ambassador for the 3rd time for my favorite ...

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Island Batik Ambassador for the 3rd year and unboxing / 3η χρονιά Πρέσβειρα και άνοιγμα κουτιού from Mania for quilts

Two years ago started everything. I could not believe in the email I received then. I felt the same happiness this year too, that the number of the group got smaller but I remained in it. I adore Island batik fabrics! I adore the monthly challenges. Ok, to tell you the truth, some times deadlines torture me. Some other times I do not like the challenge. However, I keep going and learning and becoming better. I am learning by the challenges, by my fellow-Ambassadors, by the whole process. And here I am, Ambassador for the 3rd time for my favorite ...

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January 21, 2020
Stormy Seas from Quilting Affection


Today, I would like to introduce you to one of my newest patterns, Stormy Seas. This pattern is made using the Studio 180 Design Tucker Trimmer® I and the Wing Clipper® I tools to make this striking quilt that measures 62" x 74".



The rich fabric used to make this stunning pattern is the Island Batik "Blue Sea" Collection by Kathy Engle, which is now available at your local shop.



The quilt is built upon only two blocks that use a combination of two units, the Four Patch technique, and Flying Geese.




Once you have all the units built ...

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The Winter Blues Blog Hop from Quilted Delights


Welcome to day two of the Winter Blues Blog Hop hosted by Carla of Creatin in the Sticks. For the next few days you can fight off those winter blues by hopping from blog to blog viewing some fantastic blue creations.


Today I am showing off my dutchman's puzzle quilt top done in blues and white.

For the flying geese in each block I used leftover 2.5 inch strips from an older Island Batik strip set and I used solid white Island Batik fabric for the background.


Leftover strips are perfect for making flying geese and this little ...

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January 9, 2020
3D Island Batik December Challenge - 3D Cubes from Quilted Delights

The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for December is to explore the world of 3D. We could use any method to make our quilts pop into life!



I went with with color play and regular piecing to create 3D cubes.





I have made two of these in the past for mini quilt swaps and they are easier than they look to put together. The other two I made were small versions and done in rainbow colors. This is my first big version done in similar colors and I am loving it!




This quilt does not have any Y seams that is ...

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December 31, 2019
2019 - A Fruitful YearIs it possible I made all these quilts in... from Living Water Quilter



2019 - A Fruitful Year

Is it possible I made all these quilts in 2019?!  A year for me is 10 months. I don’t sew in November and December.  I have been a busy bee!

Let’s take a gallery tour.

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1) I see a small theme of light backgrounds in some Island Batik Ambassador projects.

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2) These smaller projects were fun first-time techniques.

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3) Geese Gone Wild made the priemer issue of Modern Monthly, an online magazine published by the Modern Quilt Guild.

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4) Mini art quilts are fun between big projects. 

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5)  It’s also been a year ...

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Looking Back On 2019, And Ahead To 2020. from Sew Karen-ly Created...

From https://www.facebook.com/ReScapedotcom
Another over-busy, super-productive year is drawing to a close, and with it ends my 2 year tenure as an Island Batik Ambassador.  I have enjoyed my experience with Island Batik *SO* much, and am very thankful for this amazing experience, but it was time for a change.  Polly will miss receiving the bulging boxes of goodies, filled with products from sponsors Island Batik, Aurifil, Hobbs Batting, and Accuquilt. We remain ever grateful for the support of these very generous companies.
All of the projects shown below were stitched with product supplied by the above ...

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December 19, 2019
Pyramid Power from If These Threads Could Talk

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

December’s challenge is to explore the world of 3D by using optical illusions, textures, trapunto or whatever else will make your quilt pop into life! I chose to make Pyramid Power, a pattern by Running with Scissors & Studio 180 Design. I think the design looks like perfectly folded boxes that must contain wonderful chocolates inside.

It is a bright sunny day here in Central NY and a balmy 11 degrees outside!

This pattern uses Studio 180 Design Corner Pop II & Corner Pop III. These tools give ...

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December 16, 2019
Making Plans
Plans. I have them. You have them. Sometimes plans... from Living Water Quilter



Making Plans


Plans. I have them. You have them. Sometimes plans need to live on paper and not just in our mind. Do you use a planner? I not only use a planner, I NEED one to organize my weekly, monthly and yearly schedule.


I made a cover for this planner a few months ago. However, I wanted creative playtime with Island Batiks, thread and Kraft-tex.



The fabric stripe are fun, but best part of this project are the vinyl windows! The windows are perfect for featuring you favorite quilt block or fabric.


Three Island Batik fabric collections, Speakeasy, Soil ...

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