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January 12, 2022
Whirligig Quilt and Pattern in Quilter's World Spring 2022! from Curlicue Creations

Introducing:  Whirligig.  This bright happy quilt is ready for some springtime stitching!  

Disclaimer:  The products used to make this quilt were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners.

Whirligig is featured in the new Spring 2022 issue of Quilter's World.  This just hit local quilt shops yesterday.  Go out and get your copy before they are all snatched up!

I have two patterns in this magazine.  I'll be sharing the second quilt, Shop Hop in my next post.

I used Karen Overton's Sea Glass fabric collection for the Whirligig quilt.  This is one of my ...

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December 31, 2021
Storm at Sea Finish! from Curlicue Creations

My Storm at Sea quilt is complete!  If you remember, this quilt was only a top when it was my day on the Island Batik Storm at Sea blog hop.  Click here to read my original post.

Disclaimer:  The products used to make this quilt were generously given to me by Island Batik and industry partners.
We had a terrific cloudy day to take photos, all day until I hung the quilt.  Then the sun came out and made tree shadows all over the side of my house and the quilt.  Oh well.  My son said it makes it more ...

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December 27, 2021
Island Batik Ambassador EPP Challenge featuring Sunset Tree from Curlicue Creations

This is my last Island Batik Ambassador project for 2021.  I've been working on this quilt since February.  It has over 1500 hexagons, all made from my Island Batik scraps.

Disclaimer:  The products used to make this project were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners.
The challenge for December was to make an EPP (English Paper Piecing) project using any of our Island Batik fabrics.  The requirement also stated that our projects could be as small as 12" x 12".

I adore English Paper Piecing.  I usually have a project or two going on at a ...

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December 23, 2021
Divide and Conquer Large Bag Finish! from Curlicue Creations

Here's the finish of my large Divide and Conquer ByAnnie.com bag!  I actually finished a couple of weeks ago, but I didn't get to the blog post until today.  It's almost Christmas.  All the gifts are wrapped and I have a few minutes to write.

Disclaimer:  The products used to make this bag were generously provided by Island Batik, ByAnnie.com, Aurifil Thread, and Schmetz Needles.
This is the front of the bag.  I used the Autumn Wings fabric collection by Island Batik.  Aren't the butterflies beautiful?  I love the colors in this collection.  These ...

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December 13, 2021
Ascension Quilt and Pattern ~ New! from Curlicue Creations

This is the Ascension quilt.  It's one of my new patterns this year.  This quilt is featured in the Island Batik catalog.  The pattern is available in my my Etsy shop and select quilt shops across the USA.

Disclaimer:  The products used to make this quilt were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners.
The Ascension quilt is a pieced quilt made from one block in three different colorways.

The center part of the quilt is framed with a gold border and finished with a blue border.

I used Island Batik's new Mariners fabric collection to ...

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October 5, 2021
Violet Spice Quilt and Pattern from Curlicue Creations

I have a new pattern to introduce to you today:  Violet Spice.

This pattern features the Violet Spice fusible applique block.  (I love this block!)

It's paired with a pieced crossing block.

And finished with a pretty pieced border.

This quilt features Island Batik's new Peacock Plumes fabric collection, available in your local quilt shops now.

I also used Hobbs batting, Aurifil thread, and Schmetz needles to get this look.


Quilt backing in this gorgeous Island Batik fabric.  

Binding in blue.

This quilt would be charming as a baby gift, couch throw, or wall decor.

Violet Spice
Quilt ...

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August 12, 2021
Try a Tool Blog Hop featuring the Orchid Table Runner from Curlicue Creations

Hello!  Welcome to my little corner of the Island Batik Try a Tool blog hop.  This is what I made, the Orchid table runner.

Disclaimer:  The products used to make this project were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners.


For this blog hop, I was pleased to use this glorious new fabric collection, Fancy Feathers, by Kathy Engle, for Island Batik.  I love all colors, but purples are my favorite.  This collection sings to my heart.
If you love it as much as I do, these should be in your local quilt shop now.  Also, I will ...

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July 30, 2021
Never Too Early featuring the Jolly Holiday Christmas Tree Skirt from Curlicue Creations

The Island Batik Ambassador July challenge was to make a holiday themed project.  I chose to make a Christmas tree skirt, as I've never had one.  My poor tree has been wrapped in a red and green plaid table cloth all these years.

Disclaimer:  The products used to make this project were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners.
I designed my Christmas tree skirt in EQ8.  I was surprised at how easy and fun it was to make this project.

I used the new Holly Holiday by Kathy Engle fabric collection.  I really love the gold ...

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July 5, 2021
Island Batik July Challenge - The Holly Family from Sew Preeti Quilts

The Island Batik Challenge for July urged us to get an early start on Christmas and other end of the year holiday projects!



In my first Island Batik Ambassador Box, I had received a strip set of Holly Holiday fabric, designed by Kathy Engle. With deep red/dark green colors and reindeer/pine shaped trees it screams Christmas. Naturally I set it aside for the July challenge.



Holly Holiday Strips

Selection


I chose to make a tree skirt.


We have a small Christmas tree and some years we even put it up, when we are not traveling. If I make ...

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June 17, 2021
Spread Love and Joy featuring Morning Star from Curlicue Creations

Meet Morning Star.  This is my Island Batik Ambassador challenge project for June.

This month's theme is Spread Love and Joy with Accuquilt.  The guidelines are to create a gift of comfort, using the Accuquilt die we received in our first ambassador box of the year combined with designs from the 8" Qube dies.

Note:  The materials used to create this project were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners Accuquilt, Aurifil, Hobbs, and Schmetz.

I was super excited to receive the Morning Star die.  It's fabulous!  It looks a little intimidating with all those triangles ...

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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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