2020 Island Batik Projects

Some of the projects were monthly challenges from Island Batik and are projects that I did on my own. Island Batik is very generous with their fabric, so there’s always extra available for other projects.

Island Batik is a wonderful, wonderful fabric line!  I absolutely LOVE it!

Enjoy the eye candy!

January

I started out making pinwheels, but wasn’t totally happy with them, so I made a bag for my AccuQuilt Go! Cutter.  The picture shows the front and back of the bag. You can read more about it HERE.  This was not my official entry for the Island Batik challenge.

I proceeded to make 4 patches and put them on point.  This became a cover for my embroidery machine.  You can read more about it HERE. Lets Get Scrappy!fullsizeoutput_c29

February

This quilt was a TON of fun to make!!! It used the fabric line “Faded Blue Jeans.” For those that know me, you KNOW how much I love my blue jeans! For more details about this quilt, see this POST.

March

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For this challenge we had to use an Accuquilt die that we were given. Glorified 9 patch was in my box! I was comfortable with curved piecing and this quilt was a joy to put together. It helped that the Accuquilt cuts each piece perfectly and makes it easy to sew! You can read more about the quilt HERE.

April

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I had SEW much fun making the March IB quilt with the Glorified 9 Patch die, that I wanted to use it again. This time, the border was made with one section of the pattern – making for that perfectly sized scallop border. To read more about the process … check it out HERE.

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I hosted a “Stay at Home Round Robin” and I made 2 different ones … basically to show what you could do with each border. ‘Twas fun to make them … There are lots of posts about the progress but the “finished” post can be found HERE.

May

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This was a fun challenge and blog hop. First up, I made a jelly roll rug, using Santa Fe fabric collection, designed by Kathy Engle. The Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop.

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Then I made 3 window toppers for my sewing studio.

A friend introduced me to Helen Godden on Facebook. Helen was hosting a Flower Power sew-along (still available on FB and Youtube). I grabbed a piece of Island Batik neutral, bought some Inktense pencils and sewed along. I learned so much! And had a LOT of fun! You can read about it HERE.

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 June

Project #1 for this theme was the quilt below using “Kismet” fabric collection and Island Batik’s solid black fabric.

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Project #2 Was this top made from Island Batik rayon. It’s a favourite top! So comfy to wear!

Projects # 3, 4 and 5 were fun to make you can read about them HERE.

July

This was a super fun project. We were given an Accuquilt Go! Me cutter. We were instructed to design a quilt or project and gift the project and the Go! Me cutter to a relatively new quilter. Well I made 2 wall hangings and if you want to know who got the Go! Me and one of the wall hangings … you need to visit the original post HERE.

August

I was given the “4 Patch Square-Up” ruler from Deb Tucker’s Studio 180. It was fun to play in EQ and come up with this design. You can read more about it HERE.

September

This month was an Island Batik Blog Hop … All of the Island Batik Ambassadors made bags featuring byAnnie patterns! It was a wonderful blog hop! I felt it was a nice change from quilts! All of the bags were awesome! Every. Single. One.

Mine was the “Bowl Me Over 2.0” bag … you can read about it HERE.

EDIT: I’ve been using this bag since it was made. I LOVE it!

I also used the left-over quilted fabric and tips that I learned when making the purse to make a little bag. Read about it in the “What to do with Left-overs?

I participated in a “Hello Fall” blog hop and made 3 small table toppers to fit tables in my living room. That post is HERE.

October

This was a challenging, intimidating and down right HARD challenge for me! You can read about it HERE.

I did some Zen-doodling on the elephant … here’s a closeup!

These lovely bags used “Deco Revival” fabric and the pattern is “Clam Up” designed byAnnie. You can read the original post HERE.

November

This was for the “Inspired by Nature” Island Batik Blog Hop. Although, when I wrote the blog post, I had forgotten the name of the South African national flower that the Accuquilt die reminded me of. It’s Protea. I used the fabric collection “Ohana.” See more about this quilt HERE.

December

This medallion quilt posed a lot of challenges for me … but they turned out just fine in the end! I had a LOT of fun quilting it. See the post HERE for up-close pictures of the quilting … and other details about this quilt!

Ellie was born. Ellie was made from fabrics from the Deco Revival fabric line that I used in the October thread painting challenge.

A Tea Cosy was made for a special person for Christmas. You can read about it HERE.

Thank you to Island Batik and Industry Partners

Without the products from these fantastic companies, the above quilts and projects would not have been possible. I was truly privileged and honoured to be an Island Batik Ambassador in 2020!!!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    
Gail 

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13 thoughts on “2020 Island Batik Projects

  1. All beautiful projects! I too love those Island Batiks. I just wish someone locally carried them so I don’t have to order! But ordering is better than not having them! LOL

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    • I know what you mean, Brenda. There’s one store near here that carries about 10 bolts of Island Batik … and that’s all. Thankfully, as an Island Batik Ambassador, I’ve received a LOT of fabric from them!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂

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