Thursday, January 25, 2024

Island Batik Ambassador January Box


January is always a fun month for Island Batik Ambassadors as we get our first box of goodies to work with.  Check out the video below to see what came in my box.  

In the video, I do a quick look inside at all the items and then go into more detail and show close-ups of each item.

Be sure to also check out the links below to visit the web pages of some of the industry partners that have generously sent items to help us with our projects!

Happy Sewing!


Wednesday, January 24, 2024

White Rabbit Blog Hop

Welcome to my day on the White Rabbit Blog Hop, hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.  For this hop we were challenged to create something with white fabrics, rabbits, or rabbit fabric.  My thoughts for this challenge kept going to cute white bunnies and Easter.  So I opted for a cute Easter tote.

The blog hop challenge idea came from a tradition of saying “white rabbit” on the first day of the month. The phrase is supposed to bring good luck for the rest of the month. 

I had not heard of this tradition, but it sounded good to me, I can always use more luck.

Spring flowers and a cute bunny tail are just what I need to help fight the winter blahs. 

The weather has been unreasonably cold for the south this past week, 18 degrees at night is way too cold for me.  These fun spring colors sure help warm up the place.

Luckily we will return to our regular winter weather and be back in the high 60s by the end of the week.

Be sure to check out all the other white rabbit creations hopping around this week.

 Happy Sewing!


Friday, January 5, 2024

Majestic Mountain - Speakeasy Version


Majestic Mountains - Speakeasy Version

This is the version I made when I was testing my newest pattern, Majestic Mountains.   The top was finished last year, and I had time to quilt it up this past week.

I even made a video that gives some tips on how to make it.  Check it out on my Quilted Delights  YouTube Channel.

You can get the pattern in my shop:

The pattern was on sale till the end of this week, but I am extending the sale for another week in honor of the video release, so go check it out!

For this version I used an older Island Batik fabric line called Speakeasy.  Island Batik strip sets usually have two of each print, which make them perfect for this pattern as you need to sew two identical panels for this the project.

Boonky always lets me know when its time to take a break.

The video gives tips on how I make my strips,

And how to make sure all the seams nest together nicely when sewing rows.

It also shows a wee bit of footage of my furry quilt inspectors.

Avi is having a hard time learning to stay off the quilt while it's on the frame. He knows its the perfect cat hammock, if only he could just get on there...

In the video, I also go over a little on how I start my free hand feathers for quilting.

I am loving the colors. 

 I had some great beige Island Batik foundation prints on hand that matched the fabric line.

I used a tan thread for the quilting. It blends in with the neutrals and isn't too bright on the dark fabrics.

It was a cloudy day at the park for photos.

All the leaves and grass were brown,

but it matched the quilt perfectly.

If you make the pattern tag me on your social media! I'd love to see it!

Happy Sewing!