Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Sunday, February 7, 2021
Sunday, January 31, 2021
So much news! First, The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for January 2021 was Placemats. I couldn't decide what to do, or which season I needed placemats for. I have for Valentine's, Spring, and regular time, and have other fabric for July, but not batik, so I grabbed the scraps from the quilt above (new pattern for Stars and Bars coming soon). The collection is Freedom 2, which is shipping to stores now. I know precuts are available, and fabric will be coming soon. I make tumbler flags, and thought it would be fun to use the Accuquilt GO! 4" tumbler die for placemats. I decided 6 across by 3 rows would be a good size, and made 6. I had scraps left, so cut more shapes and alternated the colors for a patriotic table runner.
Island Batik Ambassadors are doing a blog hop starting February 1 (tomorrow) for Create for a Cause quilts using the new Fall 2020 Collections. Please go to Island Batik to enter to win this week's give away and the schedule.
Thanks for reading! I told you there was a lot of news!
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
I'm thrilled to announce I'm an Island Batik Ambassador for my 8th year. It's been amazing, and gets better every year. If you're thinking of applying, the applications open in November, and you need to have an active blog, share the Ambassador and Island Batik posts on social media, and LOVE to work with gorgeous fabric. In return, you're part of an amazing team of awesome quilters and designers who genuinely support each other. We're from all over the world, in Greece, US and Canada, and Great Britain. Seriously, it's the best program and so much fun.
January starts the new team, and we have a few new members. I hope that you follow them to see what they're inspired to create this year. The list is below, so please check out their blogs, Facebook pages, Instagram feeds and You Tube channels. We have 4 blog hops each year, and there are give-aways and so much inspiration.
Here's my video for 2021. My friend Christine came over to help me tape, and it was so much fun to see her go to the boxes and look up-close as soon as the camera was turned off. A few photos of the products and fabric are shown below, and you'll get a chance to see more as the next few months play out.
Yes, play, and fun. It's awesome!!