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Monday, December 23, 2019

Island Batik Ambassador Final Post!

Today, Is my very last Island Batik Ambassador post. It's hard to say goodbye to a good thing, now that it is time for me to step aside and let others have a chance to enjoy the pleasures I had over the last couple of years. 

When I started out as an Island Batik Brand Ambassador in 2016, I was just trying to figure out the pattern design business and get my name out there. Over the last several years, the hard and fulfilling work I put into being an Island Batik Ambassador has paid off. Oh, don't worry, I plan to continue designing with Island Batik Fabrics. 

There have been so many highlights over the last 4 years of being an Island Batik Ambassador. Starting off with the biggest highlight, which is the opening of the First and Second box of the gorgeous, yummy, and fun goodies.  Some other highlights are planning your project every month with all the fun and exciting fabrics, learning new tools and techniques that you have not tried before. 

Over the years, several projects that I developed for Island Batik became a published pattern. Such as Beneath the Waves, Welcome Home Pooch, Keeping Watch, Getaway, and Mountain Snowfall.  Check out my website for more information about these patterns.



Let me show you some of the projects I have completed over the last couple of years.

2016


2017


2018


2019


Before I leave, I would like to give Island Batik a huge thank you!  It was a pleasure to serve as one of your Ambassadors. I would like to thank the following Sponsors for the great products they provided us over the years.



I hope you all continue to follow me as a designer and watch as the 2020 Island Batik Ambassadors give us all new and exciting projects.

Tina
"Designs to Inspire"

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Island Batik Ambassador Child's Play - A little Help!


This blog post is a little late due to several obligations during the last couple of months.  However, with a little help from my husband, I have finally finished my September, Child's Play quilt challenge.

For this challenge, we were a task to make a crib size quilt using the Accuquilt GO! Block on Board® (BOB®) Dies. I received a Bear Paw BOB Die.




The hardest thing I had to decide was the fabric I was going to use and a fun design to do with the Bear Paw Blocks. Each of the Paws measured 6" when finished.


I decided to make this a scrappy looking quilt using many older Island Batik Fabrics from this and past years, with a neutral background. So I began digging through my stash and then started cutting
using the Accuquilt GO.



Once I had all my pieces cut, I began sewing the half square triangles together.  



 When I had enough half square triangles done, I began sewing them together to make the claws. Halfway through sewing to the claws together,  my project hit a two-week standstill because I ran into some deadlines getting other quilts ready for Quilt Market.

During the last week of September, I was telling my husband that I needed to get my Island Batik Ambassador project done and showed him how much other work I had to get done to prepare for Quilt Market.  He said he would be willing to help if he could by working on the bear paws.


So I set him up on my other Bernina, and he was off stitching all the paws together. 


The next thing I knew, he was setting up the quilt on the display board, and stitching the quilt top together. Once he finished the quilt top I helped him sandwich the quilt together (We used Hobbs Batting) and he quilted it on the Bernina since I don't have a long arm anymore.


Here is the finished project he completed for me and I love the quilting on it.  I have to add that my husband also made and stitched on the binding.  He became my hero for this project.  I think I have opened a new world for him.  He is already picking out his next quilting project.  

Now I need to get my October project complete. 


Tina
"Designs to Inspire"

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Beat the Heat Giveaway Winner!


I want to thank everyone that dropped by the Island Batik Ambassador "Beat the Heat" Blog Hop.  I really do love hearing the wonderful comments you left about my Lucy Star quilt project and the comments on the Studio 180 Design tools.




My giveaway has ended and now its time to do the drawing for this Stash Builder Collections.

And the Winner is:


a Rafflecopter giveaway




Congratulations to Susan!  I have already sent an emailed to the winner, she has 5 days to claim your prize, with an email with her mailing address.

Thank You to all of you that entered!

Tina
"Designs to Inspire"

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Beat the Heat Blog Hop


This summer in the Washington DC area, we had some hot and humid days.  If you are like me, your trying to find ways to keep cool.  To help distract you a bit, many of your Island Batik Ambassador's are participating in the "Beat the Heat" Blog Hop showing off some gorgeous and stunning quilts made from Island Batik Fabrics Collections coming to a quilt store near you soon.



Today, Bea Lee @ Bea Quilter and I are showing off the Kaleidoscope Collection.  Once I received my collection in my Island Batik Box #1, I went to designing a quilt that shows off the beautiful and bright colors of this collection.



I designed the project in Electic Quilt 8 and it uses the Deb Tucker Studio 180 Design Corner Beam®, Wing Clipper® I, and the Square Squared® 6" tools. Additionally, I used 12 of the fabrics in the "Kaleidoscope" Collection



Plus, I add three Island Batik "Solid" fabrics, White, Black, and Grey. I just love these solids because they are so versatile. Did you know that Island Batik just announced that they will be adding new colors to this collection and you can start pre-ordering them now? Check out the new colors HERE.


My project, called "Lucy's Star" measures 55" x 55". 



Is based on 9" blocks that are set on point.  Setting your quilt designs on point gives a quilt a new look and feel.  When piecing my projects, I love using Auriful #50 thread.  




Organization Tip: to keep yourself organized buy cheap paper plates, labeling each with the unit name, fabric color, and the sizes of the pieces.  By doing this, you keep all your pieces together and organized. So if you have to put the project away for a couple weeks or it becomes a UFO, when you finally come back to it, you can start back exactly where you left off.





The pantograph I chose for this project was called "Caspian," and the batting I chose for this project was from the Hobbs Tuscany  Collection, Silk Blend.  Between the panto and the batting, I have a very soft look and feel to this quilt.  



Thank you for stopping in and check out "Lucy's Star."  By the way, you're probably wondering why the name "Lucy's Star.  The quilt is named after one of my quilting helper's "Lucy" (Pictured), and she has sister Anna (Schnoodles). I love them both! 

2 Giveaways
  
Giveaway #1 - Before you go, please remember to enter to when this week's Fabric Giveaway at the Island Batik's Beat The Heat Blog Hop. 



Giveaway #2 - I'm giving away a package of Stashbuilder to one lucky winner.  Stashbuilders includes5 Rolls Per Package, 4 Pieces of Fabric Per Roll, which is approximately 3 Yards of Fabric Per Pack.  Fun to play with!!




Quilting Affection Designs Guidelines and Rules for this give away.

No purchase necessary. Fabric Giveaway is only open to  US residents only, due to shipping costs. 

While we hope you will leave a comment on the post of the day because we love comments, we want no reply bloggers to have a chance at winning also. Rafflecopter will collect your name, country, and email. 

The Winners picked at random via Rafflecopter at the midnight, August 28th. Winner will be drawing be on August 29th, and the winner will be notified via email, and in a blog post that day. 

Winner will have approximately five days to claim their gift, if five days pass, the gift will be offered to another eligible entrant. Winner must provide name, address, city, state. 

Only US Address, please!

Winner will be announced on this blog and in the Rafflecopter window here on this page. Winner agrees to allow their name, city, state to be publicized.

Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of Rafflecopter entries.

You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win where applicable. Some restrictions on gifts will apply based on shipping policies. This sweepstake is void where prohibited by law.

More Blogs

Be sure to check out the other Island Batik "Beat the Heat" Blogs showing more of the fabulous Island Batik Fabrics collections and quilts that the ambassadors are showing off during this blog hop.
Monday, August 5th - Blueberry Patch

Tuesday, August 6th - Clockworks

Wednesday, August 7th - Electric Desert

Thursday, August 8th - Enchanted Forest

Monday, August 12th - Garden Party

Tuesday, August 13th - Geared Up

Wednesday, August 14th - Graphic Gems

Thursday, August 15th - Kaleidoscope

Monday, August 19th - Petal Pushers

Tuesday, August 20th - Quiet Shades

Wednesday, August 21st - Seedlings

Thursday, August 22nd - Soil & Seeds

Monday, August 26th - Steam Engine

Tuesday, August 27th - Sunny Side Up




Sunday, June 30, 2019

Island Batik Ambassador - Try it Challenge




The month of June's Challenge was called "Try it!"  I wasn't sure what project I was going to do until Spring Market. Deb Tucker Studio 180 Design announced the newest tool, "Wedge Star," and I was going to learn how to use it at the Certified Instruction annual training event in June.  Then I knew what I wanted to do right away for my challenge project.




So, I looked through my Island Batik collection of fabrics and found four different fabrics I needed to make for the Free pattern located on the back of the instructions of the new tool.  All four fabrics colors are from the Island Batik Basic Collection.  The colors I used in this project are Valentino, Plum, Mardigras, and Grey.  All the fabrics except for the grey were purchased at "Annie's Quilt Shop" in Shelton Washington, while I was visiting my mom in February.  I just fell in love with the fabric combination.



The Wedge Star™ Tool was designed to make traditional Kaleidoscope Blocks.  You can make 22 different sizes, ranging from 3" finished to 24" finished.  The Instructions comes with instructions on how to make three basic blocks.  



Using the tool is very easy to cut out your wedge and Diamond Shapes.  I like to use paper plates to organize my pieces and fabrics for my projects. 


Once you have all your diamonds and small wedges cut out it is highly recommended to lay out your pieces so you can easily access them and keep organized as you piece the diamond and wedge shapes together.  



Not only is the tool used for cutting out your shapes. It is also used for trimming down your oversized pieces.  The process is very similar to your Rapid Fire® Lemoyne Star pieces.



Another block you can make is the Mixed Block Wedge Block where you sew Large Wedges and Diamond Wedges together.  You finish up the block with adding triangles around the corners and trimming to size using your Tucker Trimmer® III Tool.


The Wedge Star™ Tool is a fun tool to use, and I love making the blocks with the great Island Batik Basic Fabrics. I hope you will give it a try sometime, you can purchase the tool from your local quilt shop or visit the Studio 180 Design website.   I should note when making the projects that I use Auriful 50wt thread. I finished my quilt using Hobbs Heirloom Natural Cotton Batting.  

Now it is time to start thinking about my next Island Batik Project for the July.  Also, be sure to check out the other Island Batik Ambassador blogs list below. 


Carolina Asmussen ~Carolina Asmussen
Gene Black ~ Gene Black
Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts
Connie K Campbell ~ Freemotion by the River
Anja Clyke ~ Anja Quilts
Becca Fenstermaker ~Pretty Piney
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter
Barbara Gaddy ~ Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Dione Gardner-Stephen ~ Clever Chameleon
Sarah Goer ~ Sarah Goer Quilts
Vasudha Govindan ~ Storied Quilts
Lori Haase ~ Dakota City Quilter II
Joanne Hart ~ Unicornharts
Mania (Magdalini) Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for Quilts
Carla Henton ~ Creatin in the Sticks
Stephanie Jacobson ~ Steph Jacobson Designs
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
Joan Kawano ~ Moosestash Quilting
Kim Lapacek ~ Persimon Dreams
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Leanne Parsons ~ Devoted Quilter
Bea Lee ~ BeaQuilter
Toby Lischko ~ Gateway Quilts & Stuff
Bill Locke ~ Studio Bill Locke
Denise Looney ~ For the Love of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Sally Manke ~ Sally Manke
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack's Blog
Kathleen McCormick ~ Kathleen McMusing
Carol Moellers ~ Carol Moellers Designs
Karen Neary ~ Sew Karen-ly Created
Jackie O’Brien ~ If These Threads Could Talk
Laura Piland ~ Slice of Pi Quilts
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde
Vicki Schlimmer ~ Vicki's Crafts and Quilting
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Sherry Shish ~ Powered by Quilting
Anita Skjellanger ~ Quilt in a not-Shell
Laticia "Tish" Stemple ~ Tish's Adventures in Wonderland
Jennifer Strauser ~ Dizzy Quilter
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Terri Vanden Bosch ~ Lizard Creek Quilts
Alison Vermilya ~ Little Bunny Quilts
Sandra Walker ~ mmm! quilts
(Debora) Anne Wiens ~ Seams like a Plan
Geraldine Wilkins ~ Living Water Quilter
Janet Yamamoto ~  Whispers of Yore


See you next month,

Tina

"Designs to Inspire"



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