Welcome to day four of Island Batik ❤️ Aurifil Week with our pals at Aurifil!

We’ve had crisp blues and purples, earthy browns, and electric brights! Today we’re featuring super sweet candy-colored florals – Southern Blooms by Kathy Engle for LoveBug Studios!

Ebony worked her LoveBug magic with these gorgeous fabrics, transforming them into an inspired Block of the Month with five supporting projects! Take a peek a three of them below! 😍

A Garden for All Seasons Block of the Month • 76″ x 76″

Bonnie Blue Bed Runner • 30″ x 120″
Love this design but need more of it? The pattern includes instructions for both a runner AND a quilt!

Sweet Jessamine Throw • 63″ x 63″

Ebony worked with Aurifil to curate a perfectly coordinating thread collection of 100% Cotton Mako, 50wt threads! Aren’t they a beautiful bouquet of color? We’ll take two boxes, please! 😉

Pop over to the Aurifil blog to take a closer look at this fabric collection, Ebony’s projects and thread selections, and read an interview with Ebony herself!

Be sure to look for these fabrics, threads, and all of the LoveBug Studios patterns in your local quilt shop! If you don’t see them, ask about them! 🙂


Island Batik ❤️ Aurifil Week – Elementz

Welcome to day three of Island Batik ❤️ Aurifil Week!

BRIGHT AND BOLD! The newest collection from Tamarinis, Elementz, is all about electric color combos and graphic shapes inspired by the elements. This collection really POPS!

Tammy’s quilts for this collection have just as much energy as the fabrics themselves! We’ve showcased a few below, but be sure to join us for the Elementz Blog Hop NEXT WEEK to see every one of Tammy’s Elementz creations AND all of the awesome projects fellow designers and bloggers have made up in these fabrics!

Elementz Block of the Month • 48″ x 70″

You’ve never seen a BOM like this before! This foundation paper pieced project gives you perfect points, with bright blocks that jump off of a black background.

Soundwaves • 46″ x 67″

Bright Blocks • 60″ x 84″

This pattern comes with three different layout options for completely different looks!

Lizard Creek Quilting used Elementz fabrics in her quilt, Infuse Joy (64″ x 64″) which shows off the fabrics in a whole new way!

Be sure to join us this coming weekend for an Instagram takeover with Tammy before the Elementz Blog Hop next week! It’s going to be fun, fun, fun!

We know you seriously cannot WAIT to see Tammy’s thread recommendations for THIS collection. They are going to be WOW!! Hop over to the Aurifil blog see those beauties and to hear more from the fabulous Tammy Silvers herself!

Elementz Precuts – 10″ Stacks, 2.5″ Strips


Welcome to day two of Island Batik ❤️ Aurifil Week!

Imagine a sweet momma bear preparing for the winter in the pretty Northern Woods. She tidys up her space, and before she cozies up to hibernate for the season, she bakes up her sweetest treats to share with her woodland friends! The imaginative Nan Baker of Purrfect Spots Designs dreamed up this charming back story as she designed quilts for her Signature Collection, Northern Woods, by Kathy Engle.

This earthy fabric collection features natural browns, greens and creams in outdoorsy designs such as trees, pine sprigs, and leaves. Pops of Baja, Bermuda, Celery and Copper add just the right pop of color.

Nan featured these fabrics in quite a few delicious projects! With names like “Blueberry Cheesecake”, “Chocolate Caramel Swirl” and “Butterscotch Ripple”, they are nearly impossible to resist! The best part, you can indulge in each and every one – they are all calorie free! 😉 You can find all of the Northern Woods Purrfect Spots Designs patterns here on her website.

Blueberry Cheesecake • 66″ x 66″

Chocolate Caramel Swirl • 54″ x 66″

Butterscotch Ripple • 54″ x 66″

Fruit Salad • 66″ x 78″

Morels & More • 56″ x 69″

Nan worked with past and present Island Batik Ambassadors and fellow designers The Quilt Rambler and Maria Michaels Designs and long-time industry friend Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design to create additional yummy pieces to feature her Signature Collection!

Mint Chocolate Chip by The Quilt Rambler • 48″ x 58″

Prisms by Maria Michael Designs • 32″ x 32″

Yorkshire Pudding Table Linens by Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs
Runner 14″ x 32″, Placemats 10″ x 15″, Napkins (not pictured) 18″ x 19″

Nan has worked with Aurufil to build a recommended thread palette that you can pick up and use with your Northern Woods fabrics. Hop on over to the Aurifil blog to see Nan’s thread choices, and read an interview with the Signature Collection designer herself!


Island Batik ❤️ Aurifil Week – Blue Moon

Welcome to Island Batik Week with our friends at Aurifil! This is our fourth Island Batik ❤️ Aurifil week and we have a jam-packed week of fabric and thread, gorgeous quilts, fabulous designers, and of course, giveaways!!

Each day this week, we’ll give you a peek at the featured fabric collection and the designer behind it, and then send you over to Aurifil where you’ll find designer interviews, lots and lots of eye candy, and giveaway details.

Today’s collection is Blue Moon! This Signature Collection by Kathy Engle for Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works is packed with purples and cool blues and features beautiful nature motifs like trees and tree bark, mountains, pine sprigs, and a few magical snowflakes!

You’ll find these fabrics in gorgeous, wintery projects from Jackie Kunkel, Judy Niemeyer Quilting, and Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design. We have some Blue Moon Funky Friends and a tuffet, too!

Blue Moon Patterns from Canton Village Quilt Works

Caribbean Starfish by Judy Niemeyer Quilting, Colored and Created by Jackie Kunkel, Certified Instructor

Melody Memory Bear and Ozzie Octopus, Funky Friends Factory,
Blue Moon Tuffet from Tuffet Source

Jackie curated a must-have designer collection of 50wt Aurifil threads that coordinate perfectly with the Blue Moon collection. The thread collection offers a range of values in purples and blues, with three variegated options for a bit of sparkle. The box is almost just too pretty to use! 😉 Of course, these threads are 100% Mako cotton!

There is so much more to see when it comes to the Blue Moon collection. Check out this recent post where we took a closer look at the Blue Moon quilts and the exciting Promise Girls experience as part of the Blue Moon blog hop.

Look for the Blue Moon fabrics, patterns and thread at your local quilt shop. Don’t see them? Ask as sales associate!

Now, hop over to the Aurifil Blog for more Blue Moon goodness and giveaway details!


Mountain’s Majesty

This earthy collection was inspired the landscape in Colorado, where Signature Collection designer Kari Nichols of Mountainpeek Creations resides! This collection, designed by Kathy Engle for Kari, offers two color palettes – one with organic browns and greens and the other with majestic purples, greens and aquas.

Kari used these fabrics in some of her beloved classic designs, and released a few new looks that are sure to quickly become best sellers! Check them out below!

Pegs • 48.5″ x 66.5″

Shadow Box • 68″ x 81″

Slats • 50.5″ x 60″

Slice of Life • 56.5″ x 68.5″

Square Dancer • 64.5″ x 78.5″

Zig Zag • 64.5″ x 78.5″

Zipped Up Table Runner • 24.5″ x 48.5″

This collection also featured projects from Little Louise Designs and Patty Lyn Bags!

Stepping in Circles • 51″ x 58″

The Delta Bag (Left, Right), The Georgetown Bag (Center)

Wouldn’t you have loved to climb this mountain of quilts at Market?!

Kari is generously providing a FREE PATTERN for you to help celebrate the release of her Signature Collection! Mountain Winds is a refreshing design with rotated blocks creating easy breezy movement throughout the quilt! Download the pattern by clicking here.


Blue Moon Blog Hop – Day 1!

Hello and WELCOME to the Blue Moon Blog Hop!! We have an exciting week planned for you with our partners, featuring gorgeous fabrics, threads, patterns, projects, and products (phew)!

If you’re here, you’re at the beginning of the hop! You’ll also find Day 1 goodies at Canton Village Quilt Works. You can find the full schedule for the hop at the end of this post.

Let’s jump in with the gotta-have-them fabrics from the Blue Moon collection! This gorgeous grouping of fabrics was designed by Kathy Engle for Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works. It’s a rich collection of cool blues and purples with earthy elements like trees, bark, pinecones and pine sprigs. Fanciful snowflakes and dots add a touch of sparkle! You can find these fabrics in your local quilt shop right now! Don’t see it on the shelf? Ask a sales associate on the floor!

You can find these fabrics in some of Jackie’s newest patterns: Twisted, Winter Solstice, Pansy Garden, Lattice, and Snowflakes!

As a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor, Jackie also colored and pieced the Quiltworx patterns Caribbean Starfish (96″ x 96″) and the Prickly Pinecone Tree Skirt (60″ Diameter)! 😍

And what collection would be complete without some Funky Friends and its very own tuffet?! Jackie worked with the lovely ladies at Tuffet Source to create this one-of-a-kind tuffet that uses a block from one of Jackie’s patterns. The sweet Melody Memory Bear and Ozzie Octopus add some snuggly warmth to this cool collection. These two Funky Friends were created by Connie Kauffman, Island Batik Ambassador.

Our friends at Aurifil worked with Jackie to curate a perfectly coordinated 50 wt thread collection. Isn’t it irresistible?!

But wait, there is even more to celebrate with this collection! We know a lot of our quilters love to read. We joined forces with author Marie Bostwick and Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design to offer our quilt shops and their customers (that’s YOU!) a new type of program that keeps you quilting, reading and enjoying time with your local quilty community. What could be better?!

For each of Marie’s new books, Deb designs a companion pattern that picks up on a character or theme from the book. For The Promise Girls, Deb designed and created the Stormy Stars Quilt Pattern (27″ x 27″). She also created an expanded version of this design, using the Blue Moon collection and her Square Squared and Diamond Rects tools. Both designed are inspired by the books character, Avery Promise, a mermaid at heart.

Ask your local quilt shop if they are participating in The Promise Girls program and how you can sign up!

As promised, here’s the schedule for the hop! Don’t miss a post – we have new giveaways everyday!

Monday, February 5

Island Batik (you are here!) • Canton Village Quilt Works

Tuesday, February 6

AurifilSeams Like a Dream

Wednesday, February 7

Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 DesignPurple Moose Designs

Thursday, February 8

Cabin in the WoodsOn Point Quilter

Friday, February 9

ColourwerxMarie Bostwick

But wait, there is EVEN MORE!! We have a grand giveaway that includes a Blue Moon fabric bundle, thread collection, pattern pack of Blue Moon Canton Village Quilt Works patterns, a signed copy of The Promise Girls, and a $25 gift certificate toward any online training class at On Point Quilter! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below!

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Four Seasons Blog Hop

Welcome to the Four Seasons Blog Hop with the Island Batik Ambassadors! This is the last official event for our 2017 Ambassadors and we are excited to share all of the projects they’ve stitched up for this hop with our newest fabrics, available in quilt shops now or arriving soon!

Below you’ll find the schedule for the hop and a Rafflecopter widget you can use to enter to win one of four fabulous giveaways! We’ll be giving away four precuts from the collections you’ll see featured throughout this hop!

But wait, there’s more (there is always more)! 😉 Our Ambassadors also have some goodies for you – giveaways and tutorials and freebies, oh my! Be sure to come back each day and visit every blog so you don’t miss a thing. Thanks so much for joining us and happy blog hopping!


January 8Blue Moon
Inquiring QuilterCheryl Lynch Quilts

January 9Mountain’s Majesty
FunThreads DesignsLittle Bunny QuiltsQuilting Affection Designs

January 10Alpine Ice
Freemotion by the RiverSlice of Pi Quilts
Seams Like a DreamKISSed Quilts

January 11Alpine Jingle
Purrfect Spots DesignsBejeweled Quilts


January 15Elementz
Den syende himmelInspired Layers

January 16Southern Blooms
Yellow Cat Quilt DesignsQuiltologist Treasures

January 17Morning Sunshine
Quilt’n PartyDesert Bloom Quilting

January 18Season’s Shades
Inchworm FabricsKauffman Designs


January 22Paisley Dot
Pamela QuiltsSeams Like a DreamMary Make Made Mine

January 23Sunflower Serenade
Kathys Kwilts and MoreWhispers of Yore

January 24City Culture 2
Mary Mack Made MineheARTs Creations

January 25City Culture 2
The Quilt RamblerLizard Creek QuiltsKISSed Quilts


January 29Pumpkin Patch
Seams to be SewKISSed Quilts
Ark Angel CreationsAdventurous Appliqué and Quilting

January 30Autumn’s Grace
KISSed Quilts • Beaquilter

January 31Plum Delicious
Masterpiece QuiltingAdventurous Appliqué and Quilting

February 1Northern Woods
Moosestash QuiltingVicki’s Crafts and Quilting

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The temperatures are dropping in many parts of the world. If crisp mornings and chilly nights are not for you, wrap yourself up in Sakura, LoveBug Studio’s sweet floral collection by Kathy Engle, while you dream of warmer times!

Ebony, the designer behind LoveBug Studios, designed and created a gorgeous Block of the Month program, and eight supporting projects. Each supporting project pulls a block from the BOM and expands the design into a full unique quilt or runner!

There is much more to the story, though! Sakura means “cherry blossom”, and Ebony drew inspiration from the Japanese custom of “enjoying the transient beauty of flowers” for each of her pieces. After the Block of the Month quilt, Hanami, each of the supporting quilts is named after a city known for its cherry blossom experience and are shown in order of the blooming schedule!

Kyushu • 48″ x 60″

Shikoku • 30″ x 102″

Chugoku • 72″ x 72″

Kansai • 48″ x 60″

Chubu • 16″ x 51″

Kanto • 21″ x 21″

Tohoku • 42″ x 42″

Hokkaido • 54″ x 54″

Don’t miss the perfectly coordinated Sakura thread collection from Aurifil, curated by Ebony! *all the heart eyes*

Shops carrying this program may be offering the complete Passport Program, which gives you access to not only the BOM quilt but all of the supporting projects. You can find the Hanami BOM and Sakura fabrics at the shops listed below!

Quilt Trends
6155 Suite J Huntley Rd., Columbus, OH 43229
614-841-7845 • QuiltTrends@hotmail.com

The Electric Needle
4281 West Beltline Hwy, Madison, WI 53719
(608) 422-5449 • eneedle@hotmail.com

Wish Upon a Quilt
8817 Westgate Park Dr. #104, Raleigh, NC 27617

Hancock’s of Paducah
3841 Hinkleville Road, Paducah, KY 42001
1-800-845-8723 • customerservice@hancocks-paducah.com

Craft Town
Online Only


Lotus Blooms

The serene Lotus Blooms collection‘s cool blues, purples and greens are featured in the designer projects below from Mountainpeek Creations, Stitches from Heaven, Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design, and Little Louise Designs. You can find these fabrics in quilt shops now!

Morning Glory (68″ x 85″) from Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design is a burst of fresh purple and green, with stars radiating from the quilt’s center, like colorful rays of sunshine! This quilt requires the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star and Tucker Trimmer III tools from Studio 180 Design.

Charming Fractions (52.5″ x 68.5″) from Mountainpeek Creations is a simple and charming quilt, designed to look like fabrics woven together. The large rectangular blocks beautifully showcase the many floral motifs in the Lotus Blooms collection.

Lotus Blossoms (60″ x 67″) by Stitches from Heaven features delicate, ombre Dresden plate fans, greek key border accents, and a colorful yet soothing border that ties the quilt together perfectly. This quilt requires the Stack-N-Whack 15 Degree Wedge Ruler by Bethany Reynolds (BRS Designs).

Missing Links (66″ x 81″) from Little Louise Designs features a chain block variation and calls for the Lotus Blooms Stack and a bright white background. This is a perfect design on which you can practice your freemotion quilting, or give your longarm quilter some space to play!

Which of these lovely quilts fits your style profile the most? Tell us below in the comments! 🙂


Welcome to one of today’s stops on the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 16 Block Tour Road Rally! We’re thrilled to have you here, and to have our fabrics featured in this issue!

The folks at Quiltmaker have LOTS going on this week during the road rally – daily prizes and a souvenir hunt with three grand prize giveaways being the most notable! Learn more about what’s happening during the rally here on Quiltmaker’s Quilty Pleasures blog.

If you haven’t already picked up your own issue of Volume 16, you can find it on newsstands now, or you can download a digital copy from QuiltandSewShop by clicking here.

You’ll find Island Batik fabrics in block #1562, Double X, designed by Tina Dillard of Quilting Affection Designs. Isn’t it fun?

While this block would look fantastic in any color palette, if you fancy the blue and green color family, this block would stitch up especially well in our Zen or Vineyard collection fabrics – both feature a great selection of blues and greens! Pair with our Basic Black and voila!

To celebrate the release of the magazine and the Road Rally, we’re also giving away some goodies! One winner will receive a Mountain’s Majesty Strip pack from Island Batik AND a copy of Volume 16; a second winner will receive an Alpine Ice Strip pack! Both of these collections were just released at Market and yardage isn’t even available on shop shelves yet! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below until November 18, 2017 at 12:00am.

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