Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March Mini Madness Continues

My friend Margie caught the March Mini Madness bug too!

Another ADORABLE spring project
made with Island Batik fabrics!!! The eggs are awesome.


Block pattern is from A Year of Paper Piecing by Beverly Maxvill

Thank you Margie!

Did you play along with the Island Batik Ambassadors this month too?

Be sure to visit all the Island Batik Ambassadors and see what they’ve got going for 
♥March Mini Madness♥

Nan from Purrfect Spots Designs
Turid from Den Syende Himmel
Stephanie from Quilt’n Party
Pamela from Pamela Quilts
Anna from Ark Angel Creations
Kathy from Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Jessica from Desert Bloom Quilting
Connie from Freemotion by the River
Kate from Seams Like a Dream
Sharon from Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Tina from Quilting Affection Designs
Jennifer from The Inquiring Quilter
Barb from Bejeweled Quilts
Sally from Sally’s Quilting Corner
Jeanette from Inch Worm Fabrics
Connie from Kauffman Designs
Joan from Moosestash Quilting
Bernadine from Needle and Foot
Bea from Beaquilter
Cheryl from Cheryl Lynch Quilts
Maryellen from Mary Mack’s Blog
Joyce from Hearts Creations
Marlene from Kissed Quilts
Karen from The Quilt Rambler
Marian from Seams to be Sew
Laura from Slice of Pi Quilts
Linda from Inspired Layers
Vicki from Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Nancy from Masterpiece Quilting
Carol from FunThreads Designs
Terri from Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Alison from Little Bunny Quilts
Suzy from Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Jean-Sophie from Sophie Junction
Janet from Whispers of Yore

#batik #islandbatik #minimadness

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Would Love Your Opinions…

I’ve been reading a lot of patterns lately. Some good and some not so good. I know we all have our opinions and I’d love to hear yours.


Which layout do you prefer for a pattern?
Vertical - two columns?
Horizontal - two columns? Not booklet pages.
How do you like measurements written?
2 1/2
2 ½
Poll Maker


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fur-rever Homes Needed

Furry Friday

The Island Batik Ambassadors have been posting Furry Fridays to help feature animals all over the country that need a fur-ever home. The Petfinder website helps you locate the purr-fect pet by allowing you to search by location, age, gender, and type of animal.

In the spotlight this week we have…



Nine-week-old fluffball Tucker might not hear perfectly, and his head tilts to the side on occasion, but we think that only makes him cuter. This happy, cuddly guy is available at Wine Country Animal Lovers in Calistoga, CA.



At 25 lbs., there's lots to love about Penny -- literally! This sweet tabby girl has peacefully coexisted with both cats and dogs, and now she's waiting for her very own human diet buddy at Animal Haven in New York City.

If you can’t adopt a pet you can still help by joining The TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team which is a volunteer organization sponsored by The Quilt Pattern Magazine that sews small kennel quilts to help animals when disasters strike. A great cause and a great way to use up those scrap piles.

You can learn more about donating kennel quilts HERE.

Be sure to visit the other Island Batik Ambassadors for Furry Friday.

Sally’s Quilting Corner
The Inquiring Quilter
Bejeweled Quilts
Inchworm Fabrics
FunThreads Designs

Please be sure to visit and support the wonderful industry sponsors
of the Piece for Shelter Pets Initiative

Island Batik
Quilty Box
The Quilt Pattern Magazine