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Island Batik Ambassador Program: March Challenge

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This month's challenge was to make any project I want, with any Island Batik fabric collection I choose.  I made Bowl Me Over 2.0, Patterns By Annie. The red strips are from Ravishing Reds, and the Parakeet (lining) is from Tantalizing Teals. I used Aurifil thread, although this is not the collection I was assigned for the April challenge- you'll see that soon. I used a Schmetz microtex needle, which I find works better with batiks than my usual Schmetz topstitch needle. The label is by Kylie and the Machine, and I used my rivet press from Kam Snaps.

Fabric delivery!

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Yesterday I received my parcel from Lovely Jubbly Fabrics. They're in the UK and I'm in the US, but somehow their fabric keeps jumping into my shopping cart. It's a mystery! 🤣 Look how nicely they wrap everything up. ❤️ Libs Elliott fabric! I also got a decal and a pin. 

Misadventures in Bag Making- Episode 2: Zipper Woes and Wisdom

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The next episode of Misadventures in Bag Making is up! https://youtu.be/Y2zJpkMdtPc

Island Batik Ambassadors - All Puffed Up!

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*Fabric shown in this post was provided by Island Batik Fabrics as part of their Ambassador Program.* The first challenge of the year for the Island Batik Ambassadors is to make a puff quilt. This is a project that has intrigued me for some time, but for some reason, I had never tried it before this challenge!  I was lucky enough to be assigned Juicy Mosaics, a gorgeous line of batik fabrics by Kathy Engle for Island Batik. Just look at these colors! 😍😍😍 I read and watched videos about many different techniques for creating a puff/bubble/biscuit quilt, but as per my usual way of going about things, I decided upon a combination of winging it and combining tips from various sources.  I designed my quilt as I went, using a combination of strips and squares. The quilt was a bit cumbersome to work with, but I think the result is worth it.  These shops have Juicy Mosaics in stock now: Creekside Quilts OR Hancocks of Paducah Stitchin Heaven Castle Sewing Centre-CANADA JellyRoll

Pretties 🥰

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I just got a big delivery from Pineapple Fabrics. I had a bit of difficulty resisting their clearance department. 😬😂

I am one lucky gal!

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I now work for ByAnnie.com and Patterns By Annie! 🎉🎉🎉

Island Batik Ambassador Unboxing!

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Take a look at all the gorgeous stuff I received in my first shipment as an Island Batik Ambassador! 😍😍😍 Unboxing video is here: https://youtu.be/ZkGk-y-irG0