Pumpkin Patch

The best part of Autumn? Definitely the pumpkins! 😉 If you, like us, can’t get enough of those gorgeous orange gourds, then the Pumpkin Patch collection is for YOU!

Don’t the blues and peaches add a bit of magic to this traditionally fall-colored collection?

Let’s talk about designer projects featuring this collection!

Image Courtesy of Freemotion by the River


Arrowhead (49″ x 65″) by Freemotion by the River makes terrific use of the pumpkin design in a colorful border that ties in each of the hues used in the blocks, which seem to form a ribbon around and around the quilt!

Image Courtesy of KISSed Quilts


Fall Festival (47″ x 47″) by KISSed Quilts is a quintessential fall quilt featuring falling leaves and of course, pumpkins!! This design can be made as a block or row of the month. You will be able to find Fall Festival kits at All About Quilting (NC) soon!

Photography by Jerry Khiev

In the Pumpkin Patch (46″ x 46″) by Yellow Cat Quilt Designs brings the pumpkin patch to you, with sweet pieced pumpkins surrounded by swirling vines. Check out The Quilter’s Faire (CA), White Flower Quilt Shop (MO) and Birdhouse Quilts (GA) soon for In the Pumpkin Patch Kits.

Image Courtesy of Christine Quilts

Mountain Peaks (45″ x 66″) by Christine Quilts sings “fall” with a modern spin. Stacked flying geese paired with abundant negative space gives you the chance to show off some fabulous custom quilting, like the pumpkins and vines stitched into this piece! You’ll be able to find kits for this quilt at Quintessential Quilts (WI) soon!

Photography by Jerry Khiev

The We Give Thanks Table Runner (18″ x 68″) from Fabric Confetti is perfect for an autumnal tablescape, featuring Fabric Confetti’s signature Elemenopea letters and machine embroidered applique. Check out Quintessential Quilts (WI), Cupcake Quilts (TX), and Fabrics Etcetera (TX) for kits soon!

You will be able to find the complete Pumpkin Patch collection at Sew Yeah in Las Vegas soon!

Don’t miss our Pumpkin Patch precuts! Stacks (10″ Squares) and Strips (2.5″ Strips) available!

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Autumn’s Grace

We may be (finally!) starting to see the first signs of Spring but we’re secretly still dreaming of autumn! This week, we’re featuring the warm and spicy Autumn’s Grace collection by Kathy Engle!

These fabrics have been featured in designer quilts we know you’ll want to curl up with! Just add a cup of tea and a good book!

Bird Watching (60″ x 60″) by Beaquilter is a one block quilt with so much movement! Golden accents add just the right amount of sparkle.

Colour Me Autumn Table Runner (16″ x 40″) by Bill Locke Designs features three classic Churn Dash blocks in essential fall colors.

Entangled Paths (64″ x 76″) by Quilting Affection Designs is a delicious mix of curved and straight piecing paired with crisp cool colors and a dash of dark salmon. The Drunkard’s Path blocks can be cut with the optional Bloc_Loc Drunkard’s Path system. You can find this kit at Hancock’s of Paducah (KY).

Tangled Twigs (42″ x 56″) by Lizard Creek Quilting is the perfect quilt to snuggle up under after a crisp walk in the woods! Spice colors pop when paired with green. You will be able to find this kit at Wrapped in Love Quilting (Kingwood, TX), Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics (VA), and Hancock’s of Paducah (KY).

Ravenwoods (54″ x 70″) by Stitches from Heaven showcases the Autumn’s Grace collection beautifully with simple framed blocks and raw-edge appliqué trees and bird silhouettes. This pattern includes bonus patterns for a runner and place mats – how perfect for your next fall table!


You can find RavenWoods quilt kits at That’s Sew Debbie! (CT), Birdhouse Quilts (GA), Quilter’s Store Sedona (AZ), Julie’s Sewing Center (WI), Fabric Chicks (NV), Lori’s Country Cottage (Canada), Sew Much Fun (GA), Millcreek Sewing and Fabric (PA), Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics (VA), and Sew With Me (MN).

Last but not least, William Whale by Funky Friends Factory couldn’t be more perfect in Autumn’s Grace fabrics! This sweet stuffed animal was stitched by 2017 Island Batik Ambassador, Carol Steely.

You will be able to find the complete Autumn’s Grace collection soon at Ann Arbor Sewing Center (MI), Sew With Me (MN), Thimble Towne (CA), and Fabric.com.

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Elementz Blog Hop – Start Here!

Welcome welcome welcome!! Tamarinis has put together another fabulous blog hop for us! This time, we’re featuring her latest and greatest collection – Elementz! This seriously BOLD collection is hard to miss with it’s highlighter colors and grey and black accents.

In this post, we’re going showcasing the graphic fabrics that make up the Elementz collection and all of Tammy’s projects. Then we’ll share the full blog hop schedule (don’t miss posts from Aurifil, Sew Many Creations, and Tamarinis today, too!) and of course, some giveaway details!!

TAMARINIS QUILTS

Tammy’s quilts are just as bold and graphic as her fabrics. Check them out below, beginning with the Elementz BOM!

Elementz Block of the Month • 48″ x 70″

A project for the foundation paper piecers among us! Get those perfect points with Tammy’s Elementz BOM. The neon blocks POP against a grey and black background.

Sound Waves • 46″ x 67″

Pieced with Tammy’s Guided Improv technique, this project can be made without paper piecing or templates!

Ins and Outs Runner, Mats and Mug Rugs • 21.5″ x 42.5″

A complicated looking (but very simple!) table topper project with woven fabric accents! This will add some serious color to your next tablescape!

Cyclone • 68″ x 85″

We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto! Cut and piece these tornado-inspired blocks with the Creative Grids 60 Degree Triangle 12.5″ Ruler and the 30 Degree Triangle Rulers.


Bright Blocks (60″ x 84″), Showcase (54″ x 72″), and
Tile and Trouble (48″ x 60″)

The Triple Play pattern has two block designs and three layout options!


Don’t miss Infuse Joy (64″ x 64″) from Lizard Creek Quilting! This fantastic quilt has one repeating block accented with white sashing and black cornerstones and is bursting with color!


And last but definitely not least, who can resist these friendly Funky Friends Factory animals, Patch the Pussy Cat and Silly Scrap Snake!

It’s hard to pick a favorite, we know! Which piece will YOU make first?! Tell us in the comments!

If precuts are your thing, you can find Elements Strips and Stacks at your local quilt shop. Watch out – these beauties are so full of energy they might just jump into your shopping basket when you walk by! 😉

HOP SCHEDULE

Visit each of these bloggers throughout the hop to see more Elementz projects and enter to win lots and LOTS of giveaways!!

Monday, February 26
Island Batik (you are here!)
Aurifil
Tamarinis
Sew Many Creations

Tuesday, February 27
Cabin in the Woods Quilters
Swan Amity Studio

Wednesday, February 28
Quiltoni
Seams Like a Dream

Thursday, March 1
Poorhouse Quilt Designs
Fat Quarter Gypsy
Kauffman Designs

Friday, March 2
Cranberry Pie Designs
Stephanie Jacobson

Saturday, March 3
Den syende himmel
Funky Friends Factory
Lizard Creek Quilting

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Enter to win an Elementz Fat Eighth bundle! There are many ways to enter – see the Rafflecopter widget below for details. We will ALSO be giving away additional Elementz bundles on Instagram, so be sure you’re following us there to participate!

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We’re finishing the Island Batik ❤️ Aurifil Week with Mountain’s Majesty by Kathy Engle for Kari Nichols of Mountainpeek Creations!

We highlighted this collection last week along with Kari’s classic quilt designs. Check out the post right here! Take a peek at some of our favorites below!


Shadow Box • 68″ x 81″

Slats • 50.5″ x 60″

Zig Zag • 64.5″ x 78.5″

Kari has worked with Aurifil to build a list of recommended thread colors to perfectly coordinate with her Signature Collection. Visit the Aurifil blog to read Kari’s interview and see her thread recommendations! Don’t miss those giveaway details, too! 😉

Ask for Mountain’s Majesty fabrics and Mountainpeek Creations patterns at your local quilt shop today!

Mountain’s Majesty 10″ Stack and 2.5″ Strips

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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! 🙂

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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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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

Aurifil • Seams Like a Dream

Wednesday, February 7

Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design • Purple Moose Designs

Thursday, February 8

Cabin in the Woods • On Point Quilter

Friday, February 9

Colourwerx • Marie 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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