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June 12, 2021
Island Batik June Challenge - Novella from Sew Preeti Quilts

The Island Batik Challenge for June 2021 reads as follows:

The challenge for you is to use the 8” or 12” finished BOB dies from your Ambassador box, the GO! Qube 8" Mix & Match Block and create a whole new pattern by combining the two!


Here is my response

Novella, 11" by 66"

And here is the Story.

BOB means Block on Board. In other words, the complete block is on a single die. I received Snails Trails Die.

Snails Trail BOB Die

All units in one place

Cut Pieces

First Block

In my opinion, the best complement to Snails ...

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May 18, 2021
My Day on the Island Batik Quilt Modern Blog Hop from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to my day on the Island Batik Quilt Modern Blog Hop!

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This month long celebration of Island Batiks features lots of giveaways, gorgeous batiks, and lovely modern quilts.

Be sure to read all the way to the end of this post to enter my giveaway, the Island Batik giveaway, and to find links to the other Ambassadors who are participating!

This hop features the Winter 2020 batik collections that are arriving in stores now. Click here to use the Store Locator to find a store near you that carries Island Batik.

For the blog hop ...

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May 17, 2021
The Island Batik Quilt Modern Blog Hop Week 3 from The Inquiring Quilter

Today starts the last week of the Island Batik Quilt Modern Blog Hop.

The month-long celebration of all things batik concludes this week with the final giveaways, beautiful batik quilts, and just-arriving-in-stores batik collections. During this hop you’ve been able to visit select Island Batik Ambassadors to see the newest batiks and to enter to win batik giveaways!

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All month long, Island Batik Ambassador have been designing and making modern quilts using batiks featured in the Winter 2020 Island Batik collections, arriving in stores now.

Click here to use the Store Locator to find a ...

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May 10, 2021
The Island Batik Quilt Modern Blog Hop Week 2 from The Inquiring Quilter

Today is the beginning of the second week of the Island Batik Quilt Modern Blog Hop!

The month-long celebration of all things batik continues this week with another giveaway, lovely quilts, and fresh batik collections. Every week during the hop you’ll be able to visit select Island Batik Ambassadors to see the newest batiks and to enter to win them!

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All month long, Island Batik Ambassador will be designing and making modern quilts using batiks featured in the Winter 2020 Island Batik collections, arriving in stores now.

Click here to use the Store Locator to ...

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May 9, 2021
Island Batik - Make it Modern Blog Hop from Sew Preeti Quilts

Welcome to Day One of the Island Batik's May 2021 Blog Hop - Make it Modern.




My assignment was to use the Farm Fresh Half Yard Bundle to make a modern project.  20 gorgeous colors!!! Oh. My. Goodness!!!

The fabrics


The inspiration, perhaps!


I felt like a dog walker with a dozen high energy puppies out for a walk. I was pulled in so many different directions - each more enticing than the other. In the end I made stopped at three quilts. 

1. I had an idea - Effervescence.  

The Sketch

Inspired by the warm and vibrant fabrics, I decided to ...

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May 3, 2021
The Island Batik Quilt Modern Blog Hop Week 1 from The Inquiring Quilter

Today marks the first day for a new blog hop with Island Batik called Quilt Modern!

The month-long celebration of all things batik starts today, May 3rd. Every week you’ll be able to visit select Island Batik Ambassadors to see the newest batiks and to enter to win them!

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All month long, Island Batik Ambassador will be designing and making modern quilts using batiks featured in the Winter 2020 Island Batik collections, arriving in stores now.

Click here to use the Store Locator to find a quilt store near you that carries Island Batik.

My ...

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April 29, 2021
My April Island Batik Challenge from The Inquiring Quilter

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The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for April was left entirely up to me!

I thought about it for while—after all, I could do anything! In the end however I decided to use this as an opportunity to finish my QAL By the Sea quilt.

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The QAL blocks were designed by me and my Partners in Design (the sea turtle is mine).

During the quilt along, I used Island Batiks to make each block. The quilt along was fun but also a lot of work so in the end I set the ...

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April 10, 2021
Island Batik - April Challenge from Sew Preeti Quilts

Me: How is it?
Paul (mildly irritated): What?
Me (irritated): Your breakfast...that I just brought you, my lord.
Paul: I am still alive, am I not?
Me (through gritted teeth): In that case, let me get you another serving.
Paul (calmly): It is good to have goals.
Me: If you want me to cook for you then you need to tell me that you LIKE my cooking.
Paul: I will...AFTER I finish eating it.


Let's ignore Paul for now. 



April 2021 is a free month which means that it is all up to me - any project, any ...

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March 29, 2021
Island Batik March Challenge - Scrapbuster from Sew Preeti Quilts

The March 2021 Island Batik Challenge is to make a Scrapbuster Quilt.  

Being a new ambassador I do not have a lot of Island Batik fabrics.

Me: How do I make a scrapbuster without scraps?
Paul: You have no scraps?
Me: How do I make an Island Batik scrapbuster quilt without Island Batik scraps?
Paul: Did you not get a big box of fabric?
Me: Well, yes, I did. However, some of that fabric has been used in previous projects and some is earmarked for later projects. Whatever is left is a bit limiting.
Paul: So what did you do ...

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My March Island Batik Challenge from The Inquiring Quilter

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The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for March was to design a scrappy quilt.

Scrappy quilts are popular because they help you use the left overs in your stash. I love scrappy quilts because of the variety of fabrics, tones, and textures that play over the surface of such a quilt. For me the scrappiness adds lots of visual interest. If you follow my blog, then you know I love to make scrappy quilts.

I had thought this would therefore be an easy challenge. I spent most of the month working on a design that’s been ...

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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
The Island Batik Create for a Cause Blog Hop Week 3 from The Inquiring Quilter

I hope you’ve been enjoying the blog hop with the latest batiks just now arriving in stores. The Island Batik Ambassadors are making quilts for some great charities! Drop by our blogs, see our quilts, and enter our giveaways to win awesome batiks.

This is the last week of the hop so don’t delay!

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Each Ambassador is designing and making a quilt using batiks featured in the Fall 2020 Island Batik collections, arriving in stores now.

Click here to use the Store Locator to find a quilt store near you that carries Island Batik ...

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February 9, 2021
My Day on the Island Batik Create for a Cause Blog Hop from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to my day on the Island Batik Create for a Cause Blog Hop!

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This blog hop is all about charity. Quilters are charitable by nature, so this blog hop really celebrates us all!

For the blog hop, each Ambassador was tasked with designing and making a quilt for a local or national charity.

So by hopping from one Ambassador to another during the hop, you’ll see many great charity quilt designs. In addition, you’ll see the latest batiks from the Island Batik Fall 2020 collections, just arriving now in a quilt store near ...

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February 8, 2021
The Island Batik Create for a Cause Blog Hop Week 2 from The Inquiring Quilter

Hopefully you’ve been enjoying the blog hop with the latest batiks and quilts made for great charities.

And did I mention the giveaways?

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This month each Ambassador is designing and making a quilt using batiks featured in the Fall 2020 Island Batik collections, arriving in stores now.

Click here to use the Store Locator to find a quilt store near you that carries Island Batik.

My day on the hop is tomorrow so while you’re hopping the hop, don’t forget to hop back here on that day to see what I make and ...

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February 1, 2021
The Island Batik Create for a Cause Blog Hop Begins Today! from The Inquiring Quilter

Quilters have a long tradition of giving to charity, and this blog hop focuses on that! Beginning today, visit each Island Batik Ambassador to see quilts made especially for charity using the newest batiks.

Be sure to enter all the giveaways!

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Whether it’s a national or local tragedy or an ongoing need, quilters can be counted on to rise to the occasion by donating a quilt.

This month each Ambassador is designing and making a quilt using batiks featured in the Fall 2020 Island Batik collections, arriving in stores now.

Click here to use the ...

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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 25, 2021
My January Island Batik Challenge from The Inquiring Quilter

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The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for January was to design placemats.

I bought new dinner plates recently so this challenge was easy—I’d design new placemats just for them!

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I call my design Lemonade.

Inspired by my desert plates (which have fruits on them) I thought of adding a lemon motif to the corner of each placemat. The design originally had a solid side border and a small grouping of lemons in the lower corner, but as the design evolved the HSTs twisted into the pattern you see now and the ...

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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 20, 2021
My Island Batik Boxes - Let's See What's Inside! from The Inquiring Quilter

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If you saw my big announcement, you know that I’m an Island Batik Ambassador for 2021. One of the first event on the calendar is our unboxing videos.

Don’t miss any of the excitement this year—new quilts, blog hops, free patterns and for sale ones, and giveaways! You’ll find ways to follow at the top of my sidebar.

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Twice a year, Island Batik Ambassadors are sent boxes filled with batiks and other goodies from our program partners. First I marvel with delight, then giggle with glee, and finally ...

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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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