Modern Batik Challenge Reveal…

The challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors for the month of May was to make a modern quilt of any size. The Modern Quilt Guild states “Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which…

Batiks Gone Modern Progress…

I know that I have not given a lot of hints about what my Modern Batik Challenge using Island Batik Fabrics will look like. So today I thought I’d give you a little more information. The quilt that I am working on is made up of 2 different 6 1/2″ blocks. The finished quilt is…

Stash Bee for May…

I found a little of my Sewjo so I could get the May Stash Bee block completed before the end of the month. Bethany, our Queen for May chose the block Converging Corners in a purple, peach and low volume palate. I never thought to put these colors together but I think this is going…

The Last Block…

That’s it. That’s the last block for the 2016 Designer Mystery quilt along. I really like this block, it is called Narcissus. It went together very simply but it honestly took me all day to do this block. I just wasn’t feeling like sewing and I was distracted by everything. Laundry, the dog, making lunch,…

Modern Batik Challenge…

So I started working on my Modern Batik Challenge using Island Batiks. My quilt is using only 2 fabrics, one is a solid black and the other is this glorious blue from Island Batiks. I now have two stacks of blocks… one stack is half square triangles and the other is what is essentially a…