Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Back to School Blog Hop and Give Away

Today is my day for the Island Batik blog hop.  I used the collection Vineyard.
I love purple and I love green but what I love even better is putting them together. They are so striking when paired together. I have a little confession to make. My project is a collaborative effort among three people. My two daughters and myself. The youngest daughter wanted to make a lone star with the vineyard collection and I liked it so much that I made a twin size quilt out of it. I was at my oldest daughters house for a week at a conference and in the evenings I worked on the quilt. She has a new quilting machine and I wanted to try it out. Well I got about half way done and ended up with a migraine so I was just going to take it off the frame and bring it home and finish it on my machine but she volunteered to finish it for me so that I wouldn't have to do that. So here is a picture of our quilt.
Leave a comment for a chance to win a package of 5--5 inch rolled strips similar to the package shown below. In the post before this one is a list of all the ambassadors and their websites and their day and the line they are featuring. Also, Island Batik is having a give away so be sure to check out their web site by clicking here.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Back to School Blog Hop

Island Batik Ambassadors are having a Back to School blog hop

You can go to their blog and enter their giveaway.  They are giving away three gorgeous fat quarter bundles.
Most ambassadors are have a giveaway as well...won't you join us?

WEEK 1

Tuesday, September 5 – Country Dozen
Cheryl Lynch Quilts • Inspired Layers
Wednesday, September 6 – Bonsai
Little Bunny Quilts
Thursday, September 7 – Sakura
Masterpiece Quilting

WEEK 2

Monday, September 11 – Fresh Pick’ins
KISSed Quilts
Tuesday, September 12 – Lotus Blooms
Kathys Kwilts and More
Wednesday, September 13 – Olivera
Joan Kawano • Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Thursday, September 14 – Rise & Shine
Den Syende Himmel • Sally’s Quilting Corner
Friday, September 15 – Diner Days
Ark Angel Creations • Karen Overton

WEEK 3

Monday, September 18 – Seas the Day
KISSed Quilts • Whispers of Yore
Tuesday, September 19 – Vineyard
The Inquiring Quilter • Inchworm Fabrics
Wednesday, September 20 – Abalone
PamelaQuilts • Yellow Cat Quilts
Friday, September 22 – Captain’s Anchor
Purrfect Spots Designs • Beaquilter

WEEK 4

Tuesday, September 26 – Lobster Bake
Seams to be Sew
Wednesday, September 27 – Solstice
Bejeweled Quilts • heARTs Creations
Thursday, September 28 – Sour Apple
Seams Like a Dream • Kauffman Designs

Friday, September 29 – Zen
Lizard Creek Quilting • Quilt’n Party

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Oh Baby, quilt and giveaway!!!!



































This months Island Batik challenge is a baby quilt.

But first I would like to thank every one that entered the giveaway last month. The winner was Ida from "My sister made me do it". I enjoyed your comments on who your sewing companion was. I am like most of you, I sew by myself most of the time and I think I prefer it that way. I do talk to myself sometimes but hey it helps to talk a problem through even if there is no one there to answer.

I started the month out good, I had my project put together and just needed to quilt it and even had it loaded on the frame. Well all of you know how plans go....I was sick for a couple of weeks and didn't feel like doing anything and then I had company, my son and family from Oklahoma. So I finished the binding tonight and I am done. Now on to a wedding quilt and a couple of birthday quilts.


 

 I used a tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company on half hexies and a layer cake called Sweet Nectar from Island Batik to make this cute little baby quilt. I had enough squares left over that my daughter was going to put them together with some teal squares to make a full size quilt. It was a super easy quilt.

I am going to give away a package of Island Batik 6in wide rolls (colors may not be exact). There is 2.8 yards in the package. Just leave a comment and let me know what projects you have lined out for the summer. You know Christmas is just around the corner and it will be here all to soon.
Stay cool and enjoy the nice weather. It sure beats the snow we had last winter.
Jeanette

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Curvalicious Quilts using Island Batiks


I went to Texas last month

Yes I know I told you last month but guess who lives in Texas? Barb of Bejeweled Quilts and she just so happens to be my sister. We got to spend a little time sewing and it was only a little. Well what to do, what to do with so little time. We thought and we thought and we thought. It had to be something fun, something cute and something we could do together.

This is what we came up with.
Little Miss Muffett sat on her Tuffet eating curds and whey. Along comes a quilter and sat down besider her and stole the Tuffet away.

You can find the pattern on the Crafttsy site. "Mini Tuffet Pinchsion" by Sew Colorful LLC, Sylvi Sealy It was so much fun to work together on these pin cushions. We made six (even with Barbs little grandson running around) which was all the supplies that we had bought at WalMart in the middle of the night. It wasn't exactly what was on the supply list but we made it work. For the larger tuffets we had to enlarge the pattern but it was fairly easy. It was an interesting pattern. It looked like a picket fence but when you sewed the points together it made it so it would fit around our round piece of foam. So simple and so cute. They were a lot of fun to make.

 

We decided that we would have a give away. Check out Barbs blog here Bejeweledquilts . I have a Red Tide charm pack from Island Batik and a spool of King Tut Variegated Quilting Thread #941. So leave a comment and let me know who your favorite sewing companion is.


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Modern Batik Challenge


Modern Batik 
I have had a busy May. I think this weekend is the only one I have been home. I went to Austin Texas for work and while there I stopped in and visited my mother and two of my sisters. It had been awhile since I had been down there and it was nice to get to spend time with them. Barbara of Bejeweled Quilts is one of my sisters and we worked on our Island Batik June project together. We had a blast.

Also my other sister was so kind to embroider some towels for my grand-kids who got baptized. I was able to stop in SLC on my way home and enjoyed time watching two of my granddaughters compete in a national clogging competition at Lagoon. They both did really well, and the 13 year old got rookie of the year and made the all American team. Also, this same weekend my sons twins were baptized and I was able to spend time with him and his family. I just dont seem to get to spend as much time with family as I would like. Maybe when I retire.











For my May Island Batik project I decided to do a star with red cream and white in honor of Memorial day.  For my father and the many family members that have served this country and still serve this country.

I saw a tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co that gave me the inspiration to design this star. I used up various scraps of my Island Batiks because I didn't have enough of the different lines to make the design that I wanted. I have lots of colors just not much cream or red.

Have a safe a memorable weekend.
Jeanette


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Island Batik Adventurous Applique




Remember cutting paper dolls as a child well this pattern uses those skills.
I have wanted to make a 2 color applique art quilt for some time and decided this month would be a great opportunity to try it out. I used a pattern from Pacific Rim Quilt Company. They have some awesome patterns. I loved these dragonflies. Island Batik fabric is perfect for these designs. Here is mine. I did raw edge applique using a fusible to hold it in place.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Island Batik March Mini Madness Challenge

 This is a paper pieced pattern called Take Wing by Lilyella Stitchery. I just loved it when I saw it. I do have to admit it was a bit of a challenge. I ended up taking it out multiple times. It took about an hour to do each section not including the ripping time and resewing. I think the most tedious part of the process is tearing the paper off the back as you can see it had lots of little pieces of paper when I got done. The Island Batik fabrics made a striking butterfly. I was beginning to hate it but now that it is done I love it. 


 A couple of weeks ago the first picture was my walk to work. Now the second is my walk to work. What a difference from the beginning of the month. Probably one of the few sunshiny days we have had. It has been rainy so much I think we are going to float away down river.