Category Archives: My Quilts

Need a Quick Project for Halloween?

A Simply Plaid Halloween by Maria of Maria Michaels Designs Both versions of this wall hanging are made from the same pattern. The first was made in plaids because I was commissioned to create patterns using plaid fabrics. This is one of those I designed. Later, I recreated it as an Island Batik Ambassador, using …

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Project Linus

In an earlier post, I mentioned having been asked to make some quilts for Project Linus from fabric pieces and scraps that had been donated. That was over a year ago and although I completed some before the end of 2017, other deadlines prevented me from continuing. I finally got back to  it again last …

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World UFO Day – Today, June 2nd

At our TQPM staff meeting this morning, our Technical Editor, Nancy Noah, brought up the interesting fact that today is World UFO Day. Of course, as she said, the day is dedicated to the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects. However, as Nancy, pointed out, we quilters have our own versions of UFOs (UnFinished Objects). I …

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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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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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Island Batik’s Christmas in July

  Island Batik’s Christmas in July We Island Batik Ambassadors were challenged to design for the Christmas in July theme, which is a very popular one. We lucky people were given their absolutely beautiful Holiday Happenings line to work with. Two unfortunate things have happened while preparing to share my version of Christmas in July. First is that …

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Island Batik – Modern Quilt Challenge

What is a Modern Quilt? I actually find it difficult to decide on what qualifies. The dictionary meaning is, “of, relating to, or characteristic of contemporary styles of art, literature, music, etc., that reject traditionally accepted or sanctioned forms and emphasize individual experimentation and sensibility.” Even so, after looking at images of what qualifies as modern …

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March Mini Madness

We Island Batik Ambassadors were given a March Challenge – Mini Madness! Our task was to create a mini quilt no larger than 24 x 24 inches. Challenges are fun! Naturally, I had to think a while and plan. Finally, while looking at the Sweet Georgia Peach line, which I planned to use, an earlier pattern …

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Dresden Plate Baby Quilt – Finished!

  This one was a long time in the making, but was finally finished and given to the darling little one it was meant for. The reward was in seeing her attracted by the colours, batting at it with her hand, and smiling. What more could I possibly ask for? I have always loved mixing …

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Dresden Plate Baby Quilt – Part 3

It’s been a long while since I started this quilt. It had to be set aside to meet other deadlines. In my last post about it, I showed a photo of the wedges sewn together. Next, it was time to create the blocks. I decided to try the Quilt-As-You-Go method shown by Susan Claire, The Gourmet Quilter, …

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