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

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

Jersey Shore – Catch All Caddy ByAnnie

Welcome to the the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Blog hop!  Today we are hopping in the car and heading down the shore! Just the thought of the Jersey Shore brings me to memories of the Boardwalk, Seagulls, Laughter, and Good Times. When I first saw that Island Batik had named a collection of fabrics after one of my all time favorite places, I knew I … Continue reading Jersey Shore – Catch All Caddy ByAnnie

“Our Favorite Things” Blog Hop!

The Island Batik Ambassador’s are hosting a Blog Hop!  Over the next several weeks we will be sharing ‘Our Favorite Things’ with you.  So get ready to drop your anchors and stay a while – the hop begins tomorrow! Here is the line-up with links to the blogs to help you navigate the islands!  Don’t forget to drop your anchors and bookmark the good stuff … Continue reading “Our Favorite Things” Blog Hop!

Simple to Complex. Simplex Progression!

I’m working on some quilt blocks and I showed them to a friend who commented that it was “Cool to see the progression from small pieces to finished blocks”.  I thought that was a pretty great response!  It got me thinking about the simplicity of a triangle and how, as quilters, we are able to take simple shapes – with 3 or 4 sides – … Continue reading Simple to Complex. Simplex Progression!