Island Batik/Studio 180 Design Tool Craze Blog Hop Week Two

by | May 5, 2023 | 8 comments

Week Two of the Island Batik/Studio 180 Design Tool Craze Blog Hop begins Monday, May 8th! Have fun visiting all of our ambassadors curing the week and be sure to enter the giveaway…details below!


May 8

Reed Johnson, Blue Bear Quilts

Sandra Starley, Textile Time Travels

May 9

Gail Sheppard, Quilting Gail

Lana Russel, Lana Quilts

May 10

Emily Leachman, The Darling Dogwood

Claudia Porter, Create with Claudia

Anorina Morris, Samelia’s Mum

May 11

Brenda Alburl, Songbird Designs MY DAY!!

Jennifer Thomas, Curlicue Creations

May 12

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 2 and Giveaway

For the next week’s fabulous giveaway, Island Batik put aside two Fat Quarter bundles of two new complete Island Batik collections that will be featured next week – Sorbet by Claudia Pfeil or Sea Cookies by Kate Colleran Designs!

To enter for your chance to win one of these these stunning batik bundles, please follow the easy-to-use prompts on Rafflecopter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends on May 12th at 11:59 pm PDT. Two random winners will be notified by email on May 13th and announced on the Island Batik Facebook page on May 16th. If the winners do not respond within the first three days after being notified, two new random winners will be chosen. Please check your spam folders!

I hope you all have a great week and I hope to see you on Thursday for my project! Until then…

Happy Quilting!


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  1. Maryellen McAuliffe

    These fabrics are gorgeous. As for the most important lesson, I think it’s persistence and the willingness to keep trying, keep learning, and keep exploring new ideas, styles and designs. Keep playing! I can’t wait to see your project. (Mine is still in pieces, lol)

  2. texasquiltgal

    Oh those collections look yummy!
    The first thing I learned in my basic quilting class was how to use a rotary cutter on a piece of fabric. It was quite the revelation to me, because I thought all fabric was cut with scissors – lol! I still remember the basic steps taught that day. In my experience, most of my mistakes have been traced back to accurate cutting, so I would name that as the most important thing to learn, followed closely by sewing an accurate 1/4 inch! (I hope I did the Rafflecopter thingy right!)

  3. rl2b2017

    Hi Brenda! I was reading the names of the new IB collections and saw “Sorbet”. I immediately thought yum . . . and then thought that would be full of pretty colors. I’m so glad to see that is your collection to feature. I can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with. I am certain I will be finding this in my LQS – either the full collection or some pretties that need to come home with me. See you on the 11th!! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Lori Smanski

    wow that is a great question. I would say (at least it was for me) patience is the best most important skill to achieve. I didnt have that when I was in high school and I missed out on a lot because of it. I still have to work at it, but it is coming a little bit easier now.

  5. Connie Kresin Campbell

    It is always fun to see all of the beautiful quilt projects made with the new fabric collections from Island Batik!

  6. Karen Addleman

    I think learning the basic skills like accurate cutting and piecing are so important. Once you are comfortable with that you can make any quilt you want to. Be patient with yourself and keep trying!

  7. Gail Beam

    As I have only quilted baby quilts using quilt panels, I am not sure what would be the most important skills to make an actual quilt. I admire those who make quilts and and have watched a number of quilting videos.

  8. Eileen E

    I’m loving this blog Hop. Thanks for sharing all your creativity.


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