Author Archives: Maria Michaels Designs

Protective Guards & Ruler Holders – Great for Quilters!

  Deborah Rubles of Quilter’s Cutting Guide offers 2 wonderful tools for quilters – her Protective Guides and her Ruler Holders! Both are truly quality items! Now that I’ve tried them, I wouldn’t be without the Protective Guides or the Ruler Holder! They adhere nicely and easily to our rulers. They protect our hands when …

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Shocking! – And Spring, Too.

Shocking! Yes, I must confess to being shocked. I had no idea how long it has been since my last blog post nor how infrequently I have posted this year! As an Island Batik Ambassador the past 2 years (ending in February), I posted at least monthly. Since then, and still busier than ever, the …

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Carrots! – Just On Time For Easter!

I am absolutely delighted to have found Ameroonie Designs and you will be, too! Here is just one example of what you will discover on Amy Chappell’s Blog. Of course, you’ll find much more, so be sure to click on her link! Don’t you just love her fabric carrots?  The best thing is that they are quick …

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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! FacebookTwitterPinterestStumbleUponLinkedinTumblrDigg

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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