*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
I just realized I started blogging without telling anyone who I am! Hi there. I'm Randi, a crafter and mom from New Jersey. I used to be a math teacher, but now I run the By Annie Bag Makers group on Facebook, which currently has just over 32,000 (!) members all over the world, and I also run the Slow-Alongs within that group. I also test patterns and custom make bags and quilts. How did I go from teaching math, to this?! Life is crazy. 🙃 When I'm not crafting or momming, I enjoy learning (about everything, but archaeology is my favorite at the moment), trying different kinds of beer and pickles (not at the same time, though- yuck!), and visiting the farm animals that live near our house. I hope you will enjoy reading about my crafty adventures and goodies. Happy sewing!
Excellent video!!! You are so calm and natural! It's easy to tell that you're super excited to be an IB Ambassador!!! Welcome to the team!ReplyDelete
You did a great job on your video, Randi! Welcome to the team. You're going to love being an ambassador!ReplyDelete