Author Archives: Maria Michaels Designs

Fold and Sew Quilts

Square in a Square Quilt – made by Maria Hrabovsky Recently, I came across this wonderful Fold-and-Sew method of making a Square in a Square quilt block quickly and easily. At the time, I was looking for a good pattern to use for a quilt to be given to my cousin for her birthday. The …

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Yesterday’s Weather

We really do need to be careful what we wish for. Many were hoping it wouldn’t snow yesterday. We got ice instead. Despite its beauty if you were on the inside looking out, snow would have been preferable and less dangerous!

And the Winners Are!

Drum Roll! . . . Winners of the Island Batik New Beginings Blog Hop: Beth T. Judi D Rachell R. Congratulations Beth, Judi and Rachell! I’ll be emailing you soon about claiming your free, one-year subscription to The Quilt Pattern Magazine! You are going to love it! My Goodbye As An Island Batik Ambassador Today (February …

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings is the perfect theme for this first month in a New Year! As all of you who have been following our Island Batik Blog Hop already know, we Ambassadors were assigned and challenged with this theme. (If you haven’t been following go back and visit each stop on the blog. You won’t want to miss …

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A Husband’s Thoughts on Quilters and Quilting

I’m not sure whether, some time ago, I posted this here or on another of my blogs. Even if it happens to be a repeat, it is well worth reading again – and laughing! Lots of laughing! This is a speech given at a conference on quilting (Quilt Canada 2010) by Allan Fradsham, a criminal …

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Bountiful Harvest – Island Batik

September’s Island Batik theme was Bountiful Harvest and our quilts were to be table toppers. Unfortunately, I missed it because of a problem with my leg that didn’t allow the use of my sewing machine for too long a while. I have finally caught up with that assignment! I used Island Batik’s Precut Strips to …

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New Beginnings! – An Island Batik Blog Hop!

Island Batik‘s New Beginnings Blog Hop started yesterday. New Beginnings – a perfect theme for the first month of a New Year! We Ambassadors were given the theme and the direction to interpret it in any way we wished. It’s going to be an amazing month of gorgeous fabrics and quilt projects! Don’t miss the first …

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The Winners!

The Winners of our Island Batik, ‘Tis the Season Blog Post are: Barbara Winkler and Vicki in MN! Congratulations to you both! Please visit my Craftsy Pattern Store where you can each choose the pattern you would like. Leave a comment here indicating your choice and I’ll email them to you. Thank you for taking part …

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The Winners!

The Winners of our Island Batik, ‘Tis the Season Blog Post are: Barbara Winkler and Vicki in MN! Congratulations to you both! Please visit my Craftsy Pattern Page where you can each choose the pattern you would like. Leave a comment here indicating you choice and I’ll email them to you. Thank you for taking part in the contest!

The Winners

The Winners of our Island Batik, ‘Tis the Season Blog Post are: Barbara Winkler and Vicki in MN! Congratulations to you both! Please visit my Craftsy Pattern Page where you can each choose the pattern you would like. Leave a comment here indicating you choice and I’ll email them to you. Thank you for taking part in …

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