I want my mummy!!

Monday, October 21, 2019

This month's Island Batik Ambassador challenge was a fun one! The requirements were to make a seasonal table runner using applique - and Island Batik fabrics, of course! I had this idea many months ago, and it was so fun to bring it to life this month!

Scrappy Mummy - a raw edge applique and quilt as you go table runner

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 14, 2019

This quilt has been two years in the making!! I am so excited to be able to cross it off my WIP list and use the quilt!

HST Halloween quilt made with Cats, Bats, & Jacks fabric by Riley Blake Designs

Giveaway Party - October

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Happy October! I really hope you're enjoying the Giveaway Party!

Last month was just the second month for the Giveaway Party, and TWO HUNDRED FIVE giveaways were linked up throughout the month!!

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

Exploding Heart Quilt

Monday, September 30, 2019

This month's Island Batik ambassador challenge was to make a quilt using an AccuQuilt Block on Board (BOB) die with the theme "Child's Play." Island Batik (in conjunction with AccuQuilt) sent me the Ohio Star block die. Now, I love the Ohio Star block, but it doesn't scream "kid's quilt" to me. I drew the block components (a quarter square triangle and a square) in EQ8 and began to move the pieces around to design something a kid might like. The resulting quilt is one I think any tween or teen girl would love!

Heart quilt with quarter square triangles

Quilted Cell Phone Clutch with Kraft-Tex

Friday, September 20, 2019

I took a wee break from making quilts to sew something 3-D!

Quilted cell phone clutch with Kraft-Tex

I can make quilts in my sleep, but 3-D sewing makes my palms sweaty! On the rare occasion that I do sew something 3-D, I follow the directions to the letter. However, after I had the idea for this clutch, I couldn't find a single pattern or tutorial for one like it, so I had to make it up! I argued with myself and made some serious attempts to abandon the idea, but I just couldn't shake it. I had to try it! (I did use this tutorial and this one as a guide moral support, but ultimately my mistakes are all my own.)

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