Friday, April 29, 2016

April Showers Challenge - Island Batiks Ambassadors

This month's Island Batiks Ambassadors Challenge was April Showers.  The name of this challenge made me think of Umbrellas, rain, and Flowers. So I had a feeling that the a lot of the Ambassadors may do something with Rain and Umbrellas, so I went to the Flowers.
 I went to my box of Island Batik fabric looking for something that feels like Spring Colors.  I found a charm pack of Crystal Cove Collection.  
 Then the fun began with designing the pattern in EQ7.  I designed a nice table runner that measured 39 1/2" x 12 1/2" with a pieces background, Appliqued Flowers and Pedals. The pieces in the center of the runner are 5" x 4" and 1 1/2 x 5 rectangles. The border are left overs from the center pieces.

EQ7 Design (Concept)

This table runner uses just about the whole charm pack.  I had to add fabrics for the backing and binding.   You will notice that the above Concept Design doesn't have the falling Pedals or Rain drops which ever way you interpret them.

Its so much fun to design and make these Island Batik Ambassador challenge projects.  Look forward to May's Challenge.


#IslandBatik, #AprilShowersib

Friday, April 1, 2016

Dance with Me BOM Block 3 Released

April is here, I hope you all are enjoying the spring weather

April also brings us Block 3 of the "Dance with Me" BOM that is now ready for download.  
This month we are starting the first half of the corner blocks.

This month is fairly easy you only need 4 Corner half blocks!

Download Your Free Block HERE!

If you need the Fabric Requirements, the link is located HERE.

Some Reminders: This block be will only be available for Free until April 30th.  (See Requirements, on our website or blog) 

Block 4 will become available on Sunday May 1st.

If you have been working on this quilt, I would love to see pictures of your gorgeous blocks. Post you pictures in our Flickr Group.  I would like also love to hear your comments on the pattern.  If you have any feedback on this pattern please email

See you next Month,