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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

July - An Island Batik Month

I had so much fun this month as an
Island Batik Ambassador.

I wanted to do a recap of the month
because the projects are some of my favorite to date.

The beginning of July brought the

Island Batik was super generous and provided the fabrics
from the new
Freedom fabrics collection designed by Kathy Engle
for my

I've always wanted to participate in the 
and this was the month I finally did it.
That post can be found by clicking HERE.

One of the biggest challenges for July was a video challenge for Island Batik.
We receive 2 boxes a year and this was box number two.

Mid-July I was super excited to join other
talented Thermoweb designers
 for the
Summer Fun Sew Along.

I combined my Thermoweb designer gig with my Island Batik Ambassador gig
had so much fun 
 designing a quilt block inspired by so many childhood memories.

Later I made the Summer Fun Kitchen Towels with the sew along quilt blocks.

The post with all the pattern information is HERE and the towel post is HERE.

I saved my favorite July project for last:
The July Challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors was
Artsy Fartsy.

I went out to our pond and spent time just looking around and taking pictures.

That was my inspiration for

The real challenge was to make him look half in and out of the water of the pond.

Check out the fun pictures of my frog process HERE.

He was so fun to create and I didn't want him to get lost in the shuffle of vacations
crazy busy summer fun.

Bring on August!!


Carol Swift said...

Your quilts and projects are beautiful. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

All your projects are great, Carla!

Farm Quilter said...

Totally in love with your frog!!! You did a fantastic job of really making him look partially submerged!!

Deonn said...

Man, Carla, you had a busy month! Each of your projects are wonderful. That frog is the star of the show, though. Looks like he could jump right out of the quilt. Delightful.

Karrin Hurd said...

I like be that frog quilt. Great work on everything!