Going for the Gold

Friday, September 13, 2019

This year, Island Batik became a sponsor of Triathlon Gold, an organization that coaches triathletes on their journey to become national and world champions. As an Island Batik ambassador, I had the unique opportunity to make a quilt for one of the triathletes - Annie Kelly.

Red, white, and blue batik string quilt for triathlete Annie Kelly
Photo courtesy of TriathlonGold

Over the Rainbow

Friday, September 6, 2019

Earlier this summer, Paintbrush Studio Fabrics sent me a bundle of "Over the Rainbow" fabrics by Ampersand Studio. Both PBS Fabrics and Ampersand Studio are based in Kansas City, so I was excited to be a part of a local collaboration!

Bundle of Joy rainbow baby quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts

A Speedy Gonzalez Quilt - Take Two!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Do you remember when I made this Speedy Gonzalez quilt? I gifted it to a friend when she had her first child - a girl - a couple years ago. Now she's expecting a boy, and I thought it would be fun to make a second one for her!

Quick and easy raw edge applique baby quilt

I've made this pattern several times now (here, here, and here). The last time I made it, it took just three hours from beginning to final stitch! This helped me to know how to plan how much time I'd need to make it. I ordered fabric online early in the week, and planned to make the quilt Friday night. I had to leave early Saturday morning for the baby shower!

Giveaway Party - September

It's a new month, so it's time for a new Giveaway Party!

Last month was the very first month for the Giveaway Party, and SIXTY-SEVEN giveaways were linked up throughout the month!!

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic support of this new resource!

Star Light, Star Bright

Friday, August 30, 2019

Which came first? The pattern or the fabric?

This month, the fabric!

Improv star quilt using Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread

High Tide Quilt

Friday, August 23, 2019

I designed the High Tide quilt almost a year ago. I had planned to use completely different fabrics, but for a long list of reasons, the quilt never happened. Fast forward to this summer, and I knew the design would be perfect for Mister Domestic's Catch & Release fabric!

High Tide quilt - a bias tape applique quilt for advanced beginners