Time Square – Celebrating new times ahead

Time Square – Celebrating new times ahead

Our challenge was to design a medallion style quilt. I am posting mine on the last day of the year for a reason. As we all know we all have the same amount of time given to us. Time is one of those commodities to make choices on how we want to use it. Time is of the present. The quilt I designed for you is a modern representation of a circle of time inside the walls of the present. I know there will be more time outside those walls but for know I need to focus on the present. I can still dream about the time in the future but I will always be pulled back to the middle to find the balance I need to have a creative and happy life.

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Just Launched! It’s big! Suite B and Mid-Century Modern is here!

Just Launched! It’s big! Suite B and Mid-Century Modern is here!

Santa Claus came early and delivered my wonderful new collection of fabrics. My collection is named Mid-Century Modern. It is produced by a new sister company call Suite B Fabrics of Island Batik. This is a dream come true and I am so excited to share it with you. It is an exciting line of high quality digital fabrics. There are eight new collections from fellow Suite B designers. The collection is premiering with a diverse range of themes and colors all quilters and sewers will love! Features of Suite B Fabrics Leading designs from some of the industry’s top…

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So Tickled & In the Pink – Inspired by Nature Blog Hop

So Tickled & In the Pink – Inspired by Nature Blog Hop

Nature is full of beautiful color. The colors from our gardens are a great place to be inspired. I was given the Island Batik “Tickled Pink” collection designed by Kathy Engle.

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Thread Painting with Aurifil – Meet William’s Garden

Thread Painting with Aurifil – Meet William’s Garden

It has been a great month to create and play with the wonderful thread we were given by our generous sponsor Aurifil Threads. I thought this month I would incorporate applique and thread painting together in a colorful wall hanging. Here is William’s Garden. It is 37″ x 37″.

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New Patterns Coming in November

New Patterns Coming in November

If you love Island Batiks, you are going to love this post. As an Island Batik Designer I get to create and design wonderful projects with new lines of fabric. I had the opportunity to design a few new patterns using Claudia Pfeil’s and Kathy Engle’s new lines of Island Batiks. So fill your glass with a nice Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, get all snuggly in your comfy chair and enjoy these amazing new fabric lines from Island Batik and the beautiful patterns I have designed using these new collections.

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Ready for an adventure – It’s In the Bag!

Ready for an adventure – It’s In the Bag!

I am wrapping up the week with one of the final It’s In The Bag Blog Hop posts. What an amazing month it has been with all the ByAnnie Bags that have been presented by all the Island Batik Ambassadors. Make sure you read to the end of my blog. There is information on a great give away and links to all the other Island Batik Ambassor’s Blog sites. Now here is my By Annie Bag….. It is the Round Trip Duffle. The Round Trip Duffle was made using the new Spring 2020 Williams Garden fabrics. The colors are fabulous…

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Get ready!!! September is in the bag with Island Batik and By Annie

Get ready!!!  September is in the bag with Island Batik and  By Annie

This is going to be a fun and exciting month. You are in for a wonderful time with the chance to win fabulous Island Batik fabric bundles. I hope you join me and my fellow Island Batik Ambassadors as we share with you how we are using the beautiful new 2020 Spring Island Batik fabric collections in a variety of bags we will be making.

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It’s Tool Time – Poppin Pinwheels with the Studio 180 Design Corner Pop Ruler

It’s Tool Time – Poppin Pinwheels with the Studio 180 Design Corner Pop Ruler

One of the many fun things we get to do as Island Batik Ambassadors is to create with products from our sponsors. This month our sponsor is Studio 180 Designs. They provided me with a specialty ruler to make perfect corners in any block design. The ruler is called the Corner Pop.

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Christmas In July with AccuQuilt GO! Me and Island Batik.

Christmas In July with AccuQuilt GO! Me and Island Batik.

This month, all the Island Batik Ambassadors were given an AccuQuilt GO! Me Fabric Cutter Starter Set. This was a wonderful opportunity to encourage and inspire a new quilter. I selected a young girl from our community to work with for the month of July.

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