Category Archives: My Quilts

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 …

Read more »

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrDigg this

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 …

Read more »

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrDigg this

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 …

Read more »

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrDigg this

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 …

Read more »

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrDigg this

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 …

Read more »

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrDigg this

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 …

Read more »

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrDigg this

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, …

Read more »

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrDigg this

SILHOUCAT QUILT-A-LONG WITH LUKE HAYNES

I spotted a photo of this cute quilt somewhere online, but too late for the Quilt-Along. Some see it as a cat sitting on the floor in a corner; others see it as sitting on a table; still others see it as the cat looking out a window. However you see it, it’s a cute …

Read more »

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrDigg this

Dresden Plate Baby Quilt – Part 2

My apologies! The image I used in Part 1 was not the one I meant to make. My Dresden Plate block will be the one with the circle in the middle. Here are some of my wedges sewn together. I am using up many of my fabric strips for these. Because this is for a …

Read more »

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrDigg this

Dresden Plate

I don’t often use traditional quilt patterns. In fact, I’m trying to think of those I have done. Log Cabin and Courthouse Steps come to mind. I’m about to make anothere one – Dresden Plate this time. This one is intended as a baby quilt with fussy-cut images for the center circle. I have yet …

Read more »

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrDigg this