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June Island Batik Challenge – Octadic Stars

Have you ever thought about wanting to transform an English Paper Pieced quilt block into a unique traditional pieced and appliqued quilt block. I will share with you and show you how I created Octadic Stars. It is a block I designed from an EPP block commonly referred to as Rolling Star.

Frontier Charm – May Blog Hop Ultimate Home Decor Table Topper & Give-away

Decorating our homes with handmade projects adds a very personal touch. Some of us like a more modern style and some favor a more primitive traditional look. In my home I like the warm and welcoming feel of a more primitive traditional look. I would like to share with you a great way to show you how to use batiks and create a traditional primitive style table topper. Read more at

Afternoon Delight – April Island Batik Borders and Bindings Challenge

Tea anyone? With the arrival of Spring comes the joy of gathering with friends during a virtual tea party due to the Corvid-19 social distancing requirements. We can still get together and enjoy a nice cup of tea for an afternoon chat and share the creative projects we are working on. Read more about “Afternoon Delight”.

Corona Borealis – Finding the way through these uncertain seas – My Island Batik One Die AccuQuilt Wonder Challenge

This month has been an ebb and flow of emotions. The Covid-19 virus has touched each and everyone of us around the world in some form. It is a turbulent sea out there at the moment. The events around the world are changing daily. I was given the new AccuQuilt BOB, Storm-At-Sea die and thought this months challenge was a perfect way to use this new die.

Island Batik Log Cabin Blog Hop – Meet Pythagoras

February Island Batik Blog Hop Challenge using the new Spring/Summer 2020 Sunset Blooms collection by Kathy Engle. Pythagoras is a fun and easy triangle log cabin quilt to make. I know you all have heard of the Pythagorean Theorem, well I put the theorem to good use. There are so many possibilities for organizing them to make interesting log cabin quilts. Visit my blog and read more. Leave me a comment. I would love to hear what you think about this new Island Batik collection.

Let’s Get Scrappy – Let’s play in the scrap box

As quilters we all have them, some more than others – lots and lots of fabric scraps. If we are new quilters we may not have as much, but don’t let that stop you from making a beautiful scrappy quilt. There are all kinds of way to build your scrap stash. So Let’s Get Scrappy and let me show you a great way to use up those beautiful scraps.

Meet the 2020 Island Batik Ambassadors

The Island Batik Brand Ambassador Program is starting its 5th year! I am thrilled to be starting my 2nd year as an Island Batik Brand Ambassadors! This group of 25 talented creatives is wonderful.  I am so honored to be a member of this group. We will be bringing you inspiration, tutorials, and humor. It …

Joyful Orbs – Island Batik Tool Time Challenge

Another year is coming to an end and a new year is beginning. As I look back on 2019, there are so many things to be thankful for. One of which is having the opportunity to be a 2019 Island Batik Ambassador. I designed “Joyful Orbs” for my Tool Time Challenge to share with all of you the joy I have experienced this past year as being one of their ambassadors and designers.

Twinkly – December Island Batik “3-D Challenge”

Meet “Twinkly”, my 3-D Island Batik December Challenge. Don’t you just love the colorful lights lighting up the driveways and houses this time of year. ‘Twinkly” was inspired by the wonderful lights hanging from the roof tops of brightly decorated house in our town.

2019 Houston Market Starts Today

Today is the day!!! Market is officially open and I want to share with you two new patterns I have designed using Claudia Pfeil’s new fabric collection by Island Batik. But first I would like to introduce to you the new “Cascadia” collection. As you can see “Cascadia” is a versatile collection of fabrics in …

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