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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Island Batik Ambassador Vintage Reimagined



The month of March for the Island Batik Ambassador's challenge project was called Vintage Reimagined.  We are taking old vintage blocks and quilts and inspiring them into new creations.  The block I chose was the 54-40 or Fight Quilt Block.
  




A History lesson on the 54-50 or Fight Quilt Block goes back to the election campaign of James Polk in 1844, the slogan for his campaign was 54-40 or Fight.  Many women of the era would stitch their political views into blocks due to they weren't supposed to voice their opinion at that time. Polk wanted to expand the country to include Texas, California and all of Oregon.  Oregon border latitude was 54 degrees and 40 minutes, so he made his rallying call  "Fifty-Four Forty or Fight."  He did become our 11th United States President, but he didn't win the 54th parallel. 

Also, this Block is a Studio 180 Design BlockBuster Block, the only difference from the original block and the Blockbuster is the color placement and the placement of the V-Block Center.

The block itself is made from 4-Patch and V-block units.  The V-Block has many names, Triangle in the Square or Tri-Recs units; it depends on the tool or technique you are using.  I call them   V-Blocks since I work with the Studio 180 Design V-Block® tool.   



The Island Batik fabrics I used for this project was mainly from batik foundations which include Neutrals, Basics, and blenders.  The gold fabric wasIsland Batik scraps I had from a previous years project.





With this block, I needed  Dual-Colored V-Blocks units.   The center would remain the background color, and green and gold would turn to be the side pieces.  All my pieces were cut using the Studio 180 Design V-Block® Tool.  




Next, I made the 4-Patch units.  The Studio 180 Design Four Patch Square-up© tool for creating your Four-Patch units.  Many of us who have been quilting a while, know it is hard to get the perfect Four-Patch unit.  With this tool, you make your units slightly oversized and then quickly trim them into the correct sized Four-Patch units.




With making four patch units, you will cut strips of each of the colors you will need in your four patches.  Positioning your strips right sides together, stitch down the long edge of the strips with a good 1/4" seam.   Then press the seam of the strips sets to the dark.  Cut your strip in half crosswise and nest on of the strip sets so one the colors are opposite the other color.  You will then sub-cut along the strips using the same width you cut your strip at. 



Remember to keep the sub cuts together.    You then stitch down the long sides of the layered pairs.  This is a great time to chain piece all your pairs.  Press to one side, and spin the seams will help to make your unit lay flat.




Then using your Four Patch Square Up© tool, you will trim up the unit since your four patches are slightly oversized.  


You will have a perfect Four-Patch unit every time when you use this method.  If you would like more information or want to purchase this tool check the Studio 180 Design website.



Once you have all your units made, just layout the 3 x3 grid and stitch all the units into rows.  And then stitching the rows together. 



For my project, I made four blocks with sashing pieces stitch all around the blocks.  My quilt measures 36" x 36" when complete.  

I quilted this quilt with Hobbs Heirloom Premium Cotton Batting.  

I hope you enjoyed this little project, make sure you check out the other Island Batik Ambassador Vintage Reimagined Projects this month. Already planning out we have something planned exciting for our April projects, so stay tuned.
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"



Monday, February 4, 2019

2019 Island Batik Ambassador


Over the last 3 years, I have had the pleasure of being an Island Batik Ambassador.  As an Island Batik Ambassador, I have the joy of creating some wonderful themed quilted creations using the beautiful Island Batik Fabrics.  I have also been blessed in having my quilt patterns designs in their Catalog.
So with that said, I'm so delighted to announce that I will be returning for my fourth year as Island Batik Ambassador.  I will not be the only one returning, many of your favorite Island Batik Ambassadors from 2018 will be returning as well, and we have about 14 new members joining us this year.  I want to Welcome all the new members to our group.

Meet the New 2019 Ambassadors! You may want to sign up to receive their blogs, so you don't miss out on any of the wonderful projects.

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
Joanne Hart ~ Unicornharts
Mania (Magdalini) Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for Quilts
Carla Henton ~
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 ~
Sherry Shish ~ Powered by Quilting
Anita Skjellanger ~ Quilt in a not-Shell
Laticia "Tish" Stemple ~
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


As an Island Batik Ambassador, we receive two large boxes of fabric and wonderful supplies twice a year.  With these fabrics were are required to make monthly projects based on various themes throughout the year.  We also have two blog hops this year that we will be participating in as well.



I would love to show you some of the beautiful Items we received in our first box.



In the box, we receive various 2018 Island Batik fabric Collections, plus fabrics from their batik foundation collections which includes solid basics, blenders, and neutrals.  We also received two bundles of stash builders.

You will also notice we received five different Aurifil weighted thread to play with and use in our projects.



At the bottom of the box, under all the fabric was a generous supply of Hobbs batting to be used in finishing our projects.


I also found an Island Batik Rayon Scarf, buttons, and rayon fabric


The biggest surprise to the all of us was the big box from Accuquilt.  We all received a brand new Accuquilt Go package. WOW, WOW, WOW!

Basically, that is everything we receive in our first Island Batik boxes, our second shipment will be sometime in July.  

I want to give a big Thank You shout-out to Island Batik, Aurifil, Hobbs batting, and Accuquilt for all the beautiful goodies we have received so far.  Hopefully, you will enjoy the projects we design and I hope you will go out and try some of these products yourselves.  

Oh, be sure to watch my box opening for you all to view below:





Also if you love Quilt Alongs and Studio 180 Design Tools be sure to check my "Graceful Point" Quilt Along Started on February 1st. You can read more about this Quilt Along, right HERE and get the First Block!

I'm also participating in the Studio 180 Design and Island Batik "Twilight Chic" week which starts today through Saturday, February 9th, you can get more information HERE.

Tina
"Designs to Inspire"

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Quilt Talk Tuesday, Episode 4 – HST, Hourglass & Combination units using the Tucker Trimmer® 1 Ruler, Plus Giveaway

Yesterday's "Quilt Talk Tuesday!" on Facebook Live was a good one, we were talking about making Half Square Traingles, Hourglass and Combination Units using the Tucker Trimmer® Rulert by Studio 180 Designs.

We are also doing a giveaway for both the Facebook viewers and YouTube Watchers.

You can win Free Digital Copy of my "A-Mazed" Pattern, which was featured in this weeks, "Quilt Talk Tuesday".

The drawing will be next week in the Live Broadcast, February 6th at 2:30pm.

So Enter Today, All you have to do is do one of the following:

Facebook 

1. Head to my Quilting Affection Business Page find the Episode 4 Video (which is pinned to the top of the Feed.)

2. Share the Video, with your friends and family
3. And Leave a Comment.

or

YouTube

You will need to the following:

1. Head to my YouTube Channel
2.Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
2. And Leave a Comment


So head over to my Facebook or my YouTube Page and enter today.

Enjoy, 

Tina


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2018 Special Announcements!


The New Year is here, and it's time to get my 2018 goals started with a few announcements.

Announcement # 1: 

Starting Tuesday, January 9th at 1 pm eastern time.  I will be doing a Bi-Weekly Facebook Live Post, that will be covering things such as tips and trick, and so much more.  The times for these post can change over time or if I’m traveling so watch for an announcement on my facebook page.

Be sure to like my Facebook page to get notified when I go live. 

Announcement #2: 

Starting Friday, January 13th, I will be starting a blog series on my goal of gaining a better knowledge and practice on the Studio 180 Design rulers.   Each Friday, I will have a new post on making blocks from the Studio 180 Design BlockBuster Series.  I'm so excited to start these blocks and play with the rulers.  For more Information on Studio 180 BlockBuster Series, check out the blog post Here.

Finally,  I just got an email this morning; From Island Batik stating Congratulating on becoming an, 2018 Inland Batik Ambassador, this will be my third year.  I am so excited and look forward to making great monthly projects and working with Inland Batik’s fabulous fabrics.  

This you year will be an exciting one for me at Quilting Affection Designs.

I wish you all Happy New Year!  

Tina

Friday, November 17, 2017

QuiltMaker 100 Block Volume 16 Road Rally!

Welcome! Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me on the QuiltMaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 16 Road Rally! 


Let’s start by getting to know a little about me.  The rally is bringing you to my home and studio of Quilting Affection Designs in Waldorf, Maryland.  Located about 25 miles south of Washington DC in Southern Maryland.  Quilting Affection Designs is a small pattern design company owned and operated by myself, Tina Dillard.  I have been designing patterns since 2011, when I took the plunge and gave up my Washington DC government job to develop patterns full time, with the support of my husband and sons. 

I have had patterns represented in both Timeless Treasure and Island Batik Fabrics.  Also, I have been working as an Island Batik Ambassador and designer for the last couple years, which I am very grateful.
Double X Block - Orginal

Well, that’s enough about me, for now, so let’s get back to showing you My Road Rally Block #1562 “Double X.”  The block uses a combination of Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese, creating a very versatile block.

 The fabric used in the original block was from the Island Batik “Drizzle” Collection.  You can play with it by adding any assorted colors and fabric combinations.

Island Batik "Blender" Fabrics
This block is great to work with; you can use just two colors, or you can add up to 5 assorted colors.  
New Island Batik "Autumn Grace" Collection
Design and make it for the particular person in your life.

You can also arrange the blocks different ways to make it a little different each time.
Island Batik "Drizzle" Collection
Playing with the colors will give you different layouts and designs.
Island Batik "Blender" Fabrics with only 3 colors.
Island Batik "Autumn Grace" Collection
There are so many possibilities for this block. More than I can ever show you in this blog post.  So let your imagination soar.

Thank you for coming by and visiting for a while.  I love designing great patterns for you quilters out there.  Be sure to check out my website and check out my patterns.
   
I would not give this job up in any shape and form.  I love sharing my love of quilt patterns with all of you,  but, there are days I wish I were a superhero in a movie to get all my work done. So, If I could be in the movie of my choice, I would be in the Avengers as the “Black Widow.”  She is a determined and tough lady and gets her work done.

Giveaways
To three lucky winners, I’m giving a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 16 that will be sent by me. So I have given you three ways to enter.

 Be sure to read the rules and guidelines below.

Entry #1 – One Copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 16 magazine.   Just fill out the Rafflecopter, below. This will be directly sent directly to you from me.

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Entry #2 – Visit my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/quiltingaffection/ and fill out the Entry under the Giveaway Tab (left side) on Quilting Affection Designs facebook page. 

Entry #3 – Sign-up for my newsletter, just click on the link in the Rafflecopter entry below.



Quilting Affection Designs Guidelines and Rules for this give away.
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  • One copy of the Quiltmaker 100 Block Volume 16 magazine will be given away to three lucky winners.
  • The Winners picked at random via Rafflecopter at the end of the day on November 17th. Winner will be drawing be on November 18th receive notification via email. 
  • 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. 
  • Disclaimer: Giveaway is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Blogger, Island Batik or QuiltMaker. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Blogger of responsibility, and agree to Blogger's terms of use.

See you at the Winners Announcement on November 18th.

Tina

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