Sunday, August 13, 2017

Island Batik - August's Quilt As You Go


August normally gets a bad rap ... It's the end of Summer, it's the dreaded Back-to-School time and the Halloween candy is already in the stores - so if you want Thanksgiving themed plates and napkins, you better buy them now!  (Don't ask how I know - just trust me!) 

But as an Island Batik Brand Ambassador, August brings a new challenge.  It's Quilt As You Go month! 


I approached my Quilt As You Go project a little differently than other Ambassadors.  As a longarmer, I challenged myself to do my Quilt As You Go project on the longarm.   And yes, it can be done!   Here are the two luscious pillows I made using my leftover Island Batik Lake Life Collection precut strips.   I am absolutely adoring these pillows!  Plus they match our couch at home.


Okay - so how did I do this?    Well, to make it easy for you to follow along here is a link to the video I taped while I quilting them.  Quilt-As-You-Go Video

And to make them yourself, I have a FREE pattern available for download on my craftsy page, Quilt As You Go Log Cabin Pillows with materials list, cutting instructions and step-by-step guide. 




Have fun and happy quilting!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Island Batik - July Box Opening



I described my first Island Batik Brand Ambassador box opening as "better than Christmas" so I can't use that again ... but truly, I'm not sure how else to describe it ...  Better than Christmas in July !!!

Anyway, I could type away all day -  but if a picture is worth a 1000 words, then a video is worth a million words.

So the best way to share my enthusiasm about the gorgeous new Island Batik fabrics is share my video with you - so click on the link below and enjoy! 

Island Batik Box Opening