Pattern Editing – Go for it!

Welcome to my day on the Island Batik Seaside Summer blog hop!  I’m happy to share the Sea Canyon collection with you today. The color palette is inspired by the vibrant colors of a desert sunset in the Grand Canyon.  Just look at these great fabrics! I’m excited to get started.   Lets Get Started with Editing the Pattern! The project I’m sharing with you … Continue reading Pattern Editing – Go for it!

Power of Playful Piecing

It’s play time!  The May challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is Playful Paper Piecing.  The rules were pretty simple: Select any fabric  in the current collections, use either foundation paper piecing or English Paper Piecing, and create something playful.  The projects can be any size but the theme of ‘Playful’ was open to our interpretation.   So where do you begin when you have … Continue reading Power of Playful Piecing

A Blue Bird and The Cat

The Island Batik Ambassadors have been having a good time with our April Challenge. The challenge was to create a project using an April Showers theme.  We could include anything speaks April: rain, umbrellas, rain gear, spring, spring flowers.  You get the picture, right!   One of my favorite things in April are the Tulips, so I wanted to include a tulip in my project. The … Continue reading A Blue Bird and The Cat

Count my Blessings Quilt

Hello!  Today is the final day of the Creative New Quilts blog hop.  This two week  hop, hosted by the Island Batik Ambassadors, has been such a breath of fresh air! I am just blown away with some of the creative projects I’ve seen. The hop features projects from Creative New Quilts and Projects from Precuts or Stash, by Wendy Sheppard.  You know, when I … Continue reading Count my Blessings Quilt

Leprechaun Laundry

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Whether you are Irish or not, on March 17th, we all turn our inner Leprechauns loose.  Maybe you like to cook a big St. Patty’s day dinner, indulge in Irish potatoes, or sip an ice cold green beverage.  Me?  I’ve been busy working on some Leprechaun Laundry.  I’m not talking about tiny green jackets, hats, and boots. I’m talking about chain piecing tiny … Continue reading Leprechaun Laundry

Planes, Trains, Automobiles – and Diamonds!

Hello! And welcome to the Island Batik Ambassador’s Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Blog Hop. We are excited to be sharing our journeys, travels, and quilting inspirations with you. This hop also offers a sneak peak at the collections that Island Batik will be introducing at Spring Market!     Today I am taking you to the famously picturesque views of Oahu Island from Waikiki Beach … Continue reading Planes, Trains, Automobiles – and Diamonds!