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August 1, 2019
August's A Time for All Seasons Blocks from Sew Incredibly Crazy

 Are you ready for our August blocks?
Here where I live, it is a little on the warm side.
So how do you cool off? 
With a nice slice of watermelon.

Here is our appliqué block 

Dog Days of Summer

You can find the pattern HERE.  

The second block is our pieced block.
A fast and easy log cabin block.

My Summer Log Cabin

You can find the pattern for it HERE.

If you have missed any of the blocks here 
they are.

July's Blocks
From Carla of Creatin In the Sticks
Can be found HERE. 

June' s blocks ...

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February 26, 2019
Lucky Winner: Me! from Life in the Scrapatch

I was the winner in the 

I was sew surprised!

Winner Announced Here

This gorgeous fabric is from

Island Batik

These fabrics were designed by

Deb Tucker and Studio 180

I am not sure what I will make with these beautiful fabrics.

Maybe this ...

Twilight Paths Quilt

Free Pattern Link Here

For now I am juts enjoying the colors and designs
brightening my sewing room.

What would you make?

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February 1, 2019
A Time for All Seasons BOM, First Blocks - Free BOM from Sew Incredibly Crazy

We are so excited to begin our 4th annual 
Block of the Month
If you missed the announcement, 
this year it is 

I am so excited to be kicking off
the BOM.  
If you were curious about the theme, 
you no longer have to wait.
We again are having the best of both

If you like to piece blocks, 
or if you love to applique, 
we will be having both.

So here is our first blocks, 

It is fun 10 1/2" pieced block
featuring a four hearts.

Here is the link to our first 
A Piece of ...

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January 25, 2019
Bonnie's Blossoms with Island Batik Getaway Hop from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Welcome to the Getaway Blog Hop!

The 2018 Island Batik Ambassadors

 have been busy 
sewing with some beautiful 
secret fabrics. 
with some secret sewing.
Today is that day that I am able to show what I have 
been sewing.

Brookview is a beautiful fabric collection by Island Batik.
It has such a gorgeous variety of burgundys, greens, blues and yellows.  

There is a hint of peacock feathers and trees
throughout the prints.
It has to be one of my favorite collections.

Most of the fabric collection is found in this 
new quilt that I created called Bonnie's Blossoms. 

The ...

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January 16, 2019
Lots of Color Scrappy Strips from Heart Desire Creations

Two packs of bright narrow strips (Windham Foundation) turned into lots of sewing fun. What a joy to work with such bright prints! I decided to work with columns of the strips and added a wider black and white piece every so often. No real plan here, just fun sewing. This wasn’t going to be very big and when I finished this much, I took a picture. Oh dear, much too busy. It was almost enough for me to put aside but I knew if I did that it might not see the light of day for a long ...

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January 14, 2019
Flannel Finish from Heart Desire Creations

The first Hospice quilt of the year is done! It’s such a happy and bright quilt and the flannel is so warm and cozy. This was such an easy finish as the donated blocks had been quilted onto batting.  I squared the blocks, pieced them, backed and did simple quilting along the seam lines and then diagonally.

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I’m thrilled to have a Hospice finish this early in the year. My gratitude to the donor for all the hours of work that were put into the blocks before they were sent to me. Our little quilting group meets this ...

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January 7, 2019
Getaway Blog Hop! from Heart Desire Creations

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What a great way to start off the New Year – an Island Batik Blog Hop featuring creations by the 2018 Island Batik Ambassadors using Island Batik’s newest collections. And there will be giveaways!

I had the great pleasure of using French Blue – a truly beautiful collection! See…


There were 20 half yards and I had a lot of fun planning, cutting and sewing, sewing, sewing! But…you’ll have to wait until January 28 to see my creation. In the meantime, check out all the eye candy the other IB ambassadors have for you. AND – some will have give-aways ...

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December 23, 2018
Last Quilt of 2018 from Heart Desire Creations

Taking a break until 2019 is in order but I want to first share my final finish of 2019.  I had many 2 1/2 inch strips of Kaffe fabric. Some were from a design roll and some from another project.  Never have I ever done a Jelly Roll Race quilt so I thought that might be fun. However, after separating the light and darks, I decided on something a bit more dramatic.

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Matching the diagonal strips was a bit challenging, but once I figured out the method, it wasn’t too bad. I really like the look and best ...

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December 2, 2018
Snowing at the Cabin with Island Batik from Sew Incredibly Crazy

My two favorite things to do as 
an Island Batik Ambassador

are getting to play with theses 
gorgeous fabrics and
the chance to challenge myself.

November's challenge was the Cozy Cabin.
I once again turned to this gorgeous selection 
of fabric - Blue Moon.

I absolutely love it.
I made a table runner with the fabric line
in September.

You can read about it here.  

You can find some of the collection at

I had plenty 2.5" strips left to make a few 
log cabin blocks and 
more than enough beautiful Aurifil thread.
Well, I was only ...

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November 16, 2018
November's It's a "Wild" Life Block from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Here we are at our 10th 
block for the 

This month's adorable block was
created by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.
She has outdone herself with another 
adorable little critter to add to our quilt. 

It is called "Wishful Love"
You can find the pattern for it HERE.  

The pattern will be free for the rest 
of November, so go and 
pick it up.
After that, it will be available for a small fee.

If you have missed our previous blocks, 
here is a quick recap.

I "Moose" Go Camping
You can find the pattern Here.

September ...

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Cozy Cabins Log Cabin Challenge from Heart Desire Creations

An Island Batik Adventure

Cozy Cabins



What better project for the cold and wet we are experiencing this time of year than “Cozy Cabins.”  Once again, as I try to minimize the number of Works in Progress I have in my studio, I thought of something simpler for this month’s Island Batik Ambassador project.




I love log cabins! At first I thought I’d do a table runner, but honestly, I have plenty of those and wasn’t very inspired. I also knew I didn’t want to do a full quilt. Ah Hah! Potholders! These will also make great stocking ...

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October 7, 2018
Paper Piecing Fun from Heart Desire Creations

An Island Batik Adventure

Needle, Paper, Scissors (Large)Paper Piecing – I have done quite a bit of it, enjoy it, but was not up for a big project for the Island Batik October project.  My answer? A pin cushion! The pattern: Turning Points by Hunter’s Design Studio. I chose to do the mug rug size rather than the actual pin cushion size. That was just a little too teenie for me!


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A deep green was chosen for the base and picking out pretty colors for the little flying geese was fun! See them colorfully flying in a circle?!

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I would sew a couple ...

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October 2, 2018
Stars and Snowflake Table Runner with Island Batik from Sew Incredibly Crazy

It seems that September slipped
away from me and I had to post
this challenge a day into October.

Let's just say that September 
in whole was a challenge and
I am thankful to have had a moment
to make this beautiful project using
Island Batik Blue Moon.

It is a beautiful mix of vibrant
blues, purples, and white.

With winter and the Christmas season
just around the corner, I thought
how nice it would be to have a 
pretty table runner using 
the fabric Blue Moon.

Since the fabric has 
a winter feel to it, it 
definitely needed ...

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October 1, 2018
October's It's a "Wild" Life Block from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Here we are at our 9th 
block for the 

This month's adorable block was
created by Joan of MooseStash Quilting.
With a name like MooseStash, 
what would you expect for her to 
create for the October block?

Well, an adorable little moose 
and a cute little friend.
It is I "Moose" Go Camping
You can find this cutie Here.

The pattern will be free for the whole
month of October.
After that time, 
it will be available for a small fee.
If you have missed any blocks, 
this is the rest of the years.

September's Block 
You can ...

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September 30, 2018
Starstruck from Heart Desire Creations

An Island Batik Adventure

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This September the Island Batik Ambassadors were Starstruck! No clue at all what I was going to do for this one. Sometimes the creative ideas run a bit flat. I thought of a Christmas theme or maybe Christmas ornaments. I was leaning towards something small and not too involved.


Then…I got the call…My great niece was pregnant! Yes, a great, great niece is on the way! The next day I was sent pics of quilts she fancied for her “constellation” themed nursery. Of course I was going to make her a quilt but was ...

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September 9, 2018
A Finish and A Winner! from Heart Desire Creations

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Yes! Another Hospice finish.  This quilt top was done when I was first quilting. I found it in the bottom of a bin and finished it for a Hospice – perfect lap sized quilt. My hope is that the lavender will bring calm and peace to the recipient. I really, really like the backing fabric.

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Thank you to all of you who participated in The Great Outdoors Blog Hop and Giveaway.  Your positive comments were such a great show of support – thank you!

And now…drumroll please…the winner is:  Anna Brown.  I’ve sent you an email Anna and your ...

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September 4, 2018
Love the Birds – Great Outdoors Blog Hop and Giveaway from Heart Desire Creations

An Island Batik AdventureGreat Outdoors Blog Hop

“The Great Outdoors” – what a broad subject! Hubby and I do love the great outdoors. we walk, hike, bike ride, and kayak.  The heat of the summer, however, doesn’t agree with us for such activities and we do spend a great deal of time on our screened porch enjoying the great outdoors of our yard. We have lots of plantings, live among the trees and have a LOT of birdhouses.  Several bird couples have moved in at different times this season, had babies and have now relocated.  Several bird feeders and a bird bath keep ...

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August 31, 2018
Yup – It’s September! from Heart Desire Creations

Looking at my August listing, you might wonder – “what have you been doing?” My Island Batik January project is now a flimsy. The quilting won’t be happening right away. It feels so good to be so very close to completing the year! Don’t forget to stop by on Tuesday, September 4, for my Great Outdoor project for the IB Blog Hop and a giveaway!

Two quilts came back from the long arm professional. I so want to trim and bind them but there just hasn’t been a chance to do that. We were in Chincoteague, Virginia for ...

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August 13, 2018
The Great Outdoors Blog Hop with Island Batik from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Months ago, all the Island Batik Ambassadors
received their first box of the year.
Inside that box, we all had a surprise 
fabric that we had to keep quiet until
our day of the hop arrived.

Well, for me that day is today!!

In my box, I had a perfect collection 
for this hop.

What goes better in the Great Outdoors, 
than a Safari?
There is a total of  21 prints,
from snakes to giraffes, and leopards to zebras.
Such a fun collection to play with.
You can see the full collection 
right HERE.

The pattern I used for 
the ...

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August 12, 2018
Toppers & Runners from Heart Desire Creations

A friend of mine’s church which was founded in 1765, is having a special breakfast honoring the patriots of the American Revolutionary War. She somehow got volunteered to make 12 table toppers and 3 table runners. Although an amazing seamstress, quilting is not her thing. I was glad to help! We recently got together for about 3 hours. So glad she was all about keeping it simple, simple, simple.  I cut, she sewed.



As you can see, these table toppers are very simple. I did need to do a few after she left because I just didn’t want ...

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