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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
1st unboxing for 2021/ 1o άνοιγμα κουτιού για τo 2021 from Mania for Quilts

1st box for this year in the context of the Island Batik Ambassadors Program. 1st delivery, two boxes to be accurate. Arrived with great delay. Especially the second one that travelled firstly to Catar and then came to Athens. Thank God safely and without Customs fees!!!!! Let us see the unboxing video firstly or move to the photos after the video.

1ο κουτί γι αυτό τον χρόνο στο πλαίσιο του Προγράμματος των Πρεσβειρών των Island Batik. 1η αποστολή για την ακρίβεια , μια και ήρθαν 2 κουτιά με διαφορά το ένα από το άλλο και μεγάλη καθυστέρηση αφού το δεύτερο ταξίδεψε ...

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1st unboxing for 2021/ 1o άνοιγμα κουτιού για τo 2021 from Mania for quilts

1st box for this year in the context of the Island Batik Ambassadors Program. 1st delivery, two boxes to be accurate. Arrived with great delay. Especially the second one that travelled firstly to Catar and then came to Athens. Thank God safely and without Customs fees!!!!! Let us see the unboxing video firstly or move to the photos after the video.

1ο κουτί γι αυτό τον χρόνο στο πλαίσιο του Προγράμματος των Πρεσβειρών των Island Batik. 1η αποστολή για την ακρίβεια , μια και ήρθαν 2 κουτιά με διαφορά το ένα από το άλλο και μεγάλη καθυστέρηση αφού το δεύτερο ταξίδεψε ...

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February 1, 2021
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 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 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. 


Placemats 


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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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 13, 2020
Christmas Candy Mug Rugs from Sew Karen-ly Created...

Christmas gifting is as much about the present-ation as it is the present, and with this quick and easy scrap-busting project, you get both.  Who doesn't need a mug rug, especially when they come as sweetly packaged as these?! You can turn your mug rugs into lollipops...

...or candy treats!
As quilters, we have lots of cotton scrap fabrics lying around, and these only take 4" x WOF each of 3 different colours. Cotton strips are easy to braid, and may be joined by either the machine or by hand.  Naturally, I do mine by machine. 
The instructions below ...

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November 9, 2020
Lest We Forget from Sew Karen-ly Created...

Last December, I was asked to make a Remembrance Day parament for First Baptist Church in Amherst. This beautiful church is located downtown right next to the cenotaph and hosts the indoor part of the Remembrance Day service each year, right after the wreath laying.

I accepted the commission without hesitation as, having done hangings for this church previously, I felt comfortable with the task, plus I had almost a whole year in which to work.  I started work on the project right after the new year began to ensure it would be done in lots of time.  Ha!

The ...

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Inspired by Nature Blog Hop and Giveaway/ Εμπνευσμένο από τη Φύση – Μπλογκο-επισκέψεις και προσφορές from Mania for quilts

I am copying from Island Batik blog

Αντιγράφω από το μπλογκ των αγαπημένων Island Batik.

Poets and artists have been influenced by nature’s powerful beauty for centuries. This month, we challenged our team of Island Batik Ambassadors to take a closer look at this endless source of inspiration and create a quilt project.

Για αιώνες ολόκληρους, ποιητές και καλλιτέχνες εμπνέονται από την τόσο δυνατή ομορφία της φύσης. Αυτό τον μήνα προκαλέσαμε την ομάδα των Πρεσβευτών μας να ρίξουν μια προσεκτική ματιά σε αυτή την ατελείωτη πηγή έμπνευσης και να φτιάξουν το κουίλτ τους.

During the next three weeks of ...

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Inspired by Nature Blog Hop and Giveaway/ Εμπνευσμένο από τη Φύση – Μπλογκο-επισκέψεις και προσφορές from Mania for Quilts

I am copying from Island Batik blog

Αντιγράφω από το μπλογκ των αγαπημένων Island Batik.

Poets and artists have been influenced by nature’s powerful beauty for centuries. This month, we challenged our team of Island Batik Ambassadors to take a closer look at this endless source of inspiration and create a quilt project.

Για αιώνες ολόκληρους, ποιητές και καλλιτέχνες εμπνέονται από την τόσο δυνατή ομορφία της φύσης. Αυτό τον μήνα προκαλέσαμε την ομάδα των Πρεσβευτών μας να ρίξουν μια προσεκτική ματιά σε αυτή την ατελείωτη πηγή έμπνευσης και να φτιάξουν το κουίλτ τους.

During the next three weeks of ...

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October 15, 2020
Aztec Dance BOM - Month 5 from Quilting Affection

 



I really can't believe we are already on Block 5 in the Aztec Dance block of the month. Next month (November 15th). I will be releasing the final block and finishing instructions so you can finish your blocks. 

You can now purchase Block 5.  Remember, you have two options for buying the pattern. First, My website is set up for both Printed and Downloadable PDF versions. For my International customers, I have an Etsy website.

Month 5

This month's block consists of two different Flying Geese color combinations and Triangle Pizazz units for the corners. There is no ...

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October 12, 2020
Taffy Candy, RainbowMy Taffy Candy quilt is a featured quilt... from Living Water Quilter



Taffy Candy, Rainbow

My Taffy Candy quilt is a featured quilt design and pattern in the 2021 Quilter’s Planner! 

Taffy Candy was first featured in an Island Batik Ambassador Modern Quilt challenge in 2018. For the 2021 Quilter’s Planner a new rainbow colorway is also a pattern option.

Fabric for Taffy Candy was generously provided by Island Batik.

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The awesome Kitty Wilkin photographed the original Taffy Candy as seen in the 2021 Quilter’s Planner above.  She has a special gift for making quilts SHINE! Visit Kitty on her blog, Night Quilter.

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Taffy Candy, Rainbow, is filled with ...

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September 30, 2020
Handmade For the Holidays  Are you looking for unique handmade... from Living Water Quilter



Handmade For the Holidays

  Are you looking for unique handmade gifts or home decor to add warmth and charm to holiday celebrations?   Are you ready to SAVE and support small businesses too?

AMAZON PRIME DAY - OCT 13-14

To celebrate YOU and Handmade by Living Water Quilter AMAZON is offering a special promotion.

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Prime members in the US who spend $10 or more on items sold by select small domestic brands and makers in Amazon’s store from now through October 12, 2020, get a $10 credit to use on Prime Day.

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Visit my Amazon handmade Artisan shop, purchase a basket ...

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September 20, 2020
It's in the Bag - Island Batik Blog Hop from Quilted Delights





Welcome to my day of the hop! For this blog hop, Island Batik Ambassadors are showing off new Island Batik fabrics lines hitting shops now or heading that way super quick and to show them off this month were were challenged to make bags! And not just any bags. Bags by byAnnie.


I got to choose the bag pattern I wanted to make and Annie graciously sent all the items needed to make it. I was super excited for this project.

I chose the Divide and Conquer pattern because I was really wanted to make those mesh pockets on the ...

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September 17, 2020
Journey to Nebula Quilt Along - Lucky Charm - Cutting Star 60 way from Quilting Affection


 This week the Journey 2 Nebula is starting a new project.  We are making the "Lucky Charm" pillow by Jaybird Quilts. This pattern uses 5" charms or 2 1/2" strips to make Half Hexagons.  


The pattern is written by Hex N More Ruler by Jaybird Quilts.  I will be using the Studio 180 Design Star 60 tool with leftover 2 1/2" strips from the last project, Island Batik "Islander Batik" Collection.  

Right Handed
Left Handed

After referring to the Half Hexagon Cutting Chart, I found the 2 1/2" strip width under the Precision Column.  Then moved ...

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September 15, 2020
September challenge: It’s In The Bag! / Πρόκληση Σεπτεμβρίου: Είναι μέσα στην τσάντα! from Mania for quilts

It was a great pleasure to see that there was the making of a bag on this semester’s schedule. We love a lot the bag making in Greece. And I love especially Annie’s Unrein patterns. When I was asked about the pattern I wanted to make, I chose this bag that actually is not a bag, but a whole suitcase. I had made this bag in the past several times, but I wanted to see the most of the materials that Annie has in her shop. Therefore I asked for this pattern, that proved to be very wise ...

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September challenge: It’s In The Bag! / Πρόκληση Σεπτεμβρίου: Είναι μέσα στην τσάντα! from Mania for Quilts

It was a great pleasure to see that there was the making of a bag on this semester’s schedule. We love a lot the bag making in Greece. And I love especially Annie’s Unrein patterns. When I was asked about the pattern I wanted to make, I chose this bag that actually is not a bag, but a whole suitcase. I had made this bag in the past several times, but I wanted to see the most of the materials that Annie has in her shop. Therefore I asked for this pattern, that proved to be very wise ...

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