Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Island Batik Fun

You may have been noticing the Island Batik Ambassadors posting unboxing videos on Facebook of their second fabric shipments. Here’s a little peek at what will be showing up at fall quilt market. Did you know that Island Batik makes rayon batiks? Ahhhh, that’s the pretty yellow one on the bottom left of the box.

island batik box

This weekend was another quilt retreat at the fabulous Green Valley Getaway in Pipe Creek. Our group project was this adorable tuffet pincushion. Can you guess which is mine?

tuffet pincushion (2)

Bev made hers in Island Batik. The adorable frog was made by Sharon as a secret sister gift.

tuffet pincushion (1)

And mine…did you guess right? I’m just sooo in love with the Island Batik Dotalicious Fire collection but it’s slowly shrinking to bitty scraps. Luckily that’s all I needed for this project.

tuffet pincushion (2)

And my new baby arrived on Monday! Meet Cinder.


Hope your day is sew happy!!!!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sneak Peek

I’m busy, busy playing with some lovely Island Batik fabrics. This quilt will be in an upcoming issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. I absolutely ♥love♥ rainbow colors on black!! Stay tuned to see what these easy shapes will be….you’ll be surprised.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Light Master Light Box

Ahhh, have you seen the wonderful Light Master light box from US Art Supply?

  • They come in three sizes 9x12, 12x17, 17x24
  • The bright LED lighting is dimmable
  • It’s super thin

My new toy tool arrived just in time for my guild’s paint chip challenge. Below is regular computer paper on the light table and the light is on a dimmed setting. Ohh~la~la!  


Speaking of paint chip challenges…Have you ever participated in one? We each drew a random paint chip and had to create a block of our choice using fabric that matched the paint color.

Sounds simple right? That’s what I thought too…but what I learned was…

1. My silly paint color changed depending on the light it was viewed in. Below in sunlight it was almost a perfect match but under the lights at the guild meeting it turned a pinkish red. They must have thought poor girl just didn’t get it.

2. Most people found the perfect fabric match from old stash. Hmmm, current fabric colors don’t relate to current paint colors.

3. Was a fun think outside the box game to play.

This was my finished block. I used a fun swirl pattern from Geta’s Quilting Studio.


What should I make from my block?