Saturday, May 04, 2024

Paper Pieced Celebrations Blog Hop with the Island Batik Ambassadors

 It's that time again - the new Island Batik collections are shipping out and the Island Batik Ambassadors are getting together to show you how beautiful they are in a fun and challenging blog hop!  I get to kick it off on Monday with my project, and am super excited to show you what I've made!

Our challenge for this blog hop was to make a quilt to capture the essence of a holiday using paper piecing.  I can't wait to see what everyone came up with!  Some of the holiday collections are pretty easy, and some I am sure were more challenging to come up with.  Here is the schedule for the hop:


May 6:

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May 9:

May 10:

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 1 and Giveaway


May 13:

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May 15:

May 16:

May 17:

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 2 and Giveaway


May 20:

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May 22:

May 23:

May 24:

End of Blog Hop and Final Round-Up

Although the Island Batik Paper Pieced Celebrations Blog Hop starts next Monday, the first week’s giveaway is live right now! Follow the simple Rafflecopter prompts below for a chance to win one of the two fabulous Fat Quarter bundles – Dots and Doodles by Carol Moellers Designs or Fire and Ice by Claudia Pfeil!  Good luck, and have fun hopping with us over the next few weeks!

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Lisa England said...

I love paper piecing and I am really looking forward to seeing what the ambassadors come up with. I know I will find inspiration!
Regarding the question about unconventional tools...
Many years ago, in a class at a big quilt show, I heard the tip to use a wallpaper seam roller when paper piecing. I used the roller I had previously used for hanging wallpaper and it was so helpful. Now there are better rollers available and some marketed just for piecing, so I guess it's not so unconventional anymore. I still use a roller but I did get an improved model.

tac73 said...

Looking forward to seeing all the projects in these great batiks. For turning and pushing out corners I often use a chopstick.

GranChris said...

I have a marble pizza roller that I use for paper piecing. Works perfect everytime.

Slovenka said...

I love my grapefruit spoon - for assembling quilt with safety pins. The teeth on the spoon help easily close the safety pins when pinning the three layers of quilt.

Susan Sousa said...

The colours are lovely. It was nice of you to learn that your friend likes blue and use it in the border. I am new to paper piecing and found it to be rather fiddly. It didn’t help that twice I cut off the patch instead of the seam allowance. Oh, well. I’m learning.

Delighted Hands said...

What a great way to start out the blog Hop! Beautiful quilt!

Vivian Oaks said...

The colors are beautiful!! I can't think of a tool I use that's not sewing/quilting related, but I certainly have enough tools!! :-) I have a terrible habit of wanting to buy every new thing that comes on the market, and quite often, I do! :-) Thanks so much for the chance to win!