Monday, April 10, 2017

Adventurous Applique With Island Batik

This month's ambassadors challenge theme...
Applique.
You all know just how much I love applique, and with Easter
coming up...

I dug thru my special drawer of "Island Batik" fabrics, and went to work.

This adorable little guy, is a design by Wendy Bentley.
The artist of the calendar "Favorite Things" from Lang.
I was just introduced to this the other day at quilt club.
It was love at first sight.

As quilters we find inspiration everywhere, and "Favorite Things" 
is now right up there, on the top of my list. 
Every month is a design I just can't wait to put to fabric.
Here's a couple of photos of the envelope it came in.
You can see just how fun these designs are.

I had to do a little searching for online for it, and
 here's what I have found...

Lang.com
Has the smaller 2017 wall calendar which is 7 3/4" w x 15"h
(its on sale for a great price)
The brand new 2018 calendars are available too.

I wanted the bigger size 13 3/4"w x 24"h 
Amazon.com
This one is perfect for those 12" mini quilt hangers.
Oh and if you can't live without that great calendar frame
like me...
It's considerably cheaper on Amazon!
;-)

soooooo...
Want to know a little bit about how I made
the grass on the bottom, stand up?
I won a bottle of Terial Magic recently.
Honestly, I hadn't heard of it, and didn't have any idea
what it was.
Well, I'm here to tell you, it's awesome.
The best way I can describe it... it's like a starch of steroids!
LOL!!
It's used to make dimensional things from fabric,
 like flowers and wings, etc...
I just can't say enough good about it.
I've been told it's perfect for fabrics we run thru our cutting machines, like the "Brother Scan and Cut" or the "Silhouette Cameo".
I've not played with it myself, but I'm reading rave reviews!

I do hope I've inspired you this month, to play.
A big thanks to "Island Batik"
"Terial Magic"
and 
"Favorite Things" by Wendy Bentley
The beginning of great things to come!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

10 comments:

  1. ok. This is absolutely adorable!!!! Thank you for the Terial Magic, I didn't know about it.

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  2. That is fabulous. I LOVE the grass and have not heard of the Terial Magic before. Interesting!

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  3. Super cute, and a perfect use of Terial Magic!

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  4. Omgosh, I am needing me some of that white rabbit fabric from IB... it's quite cool, in the pictures it almost has this rainbowish like effect to the spin of the print, or maybe my eyes just need some glasses.. I dunno, but I am gonna be on the hunt for that print.. I know I have the same print in other colorways, but not the white background. (I am not the kind of person who buys a lot of white background fabrics)... The pattern is absolutely adorable... and of course you've done it justice and aren't you glad now you won that bottle of Terial Magic... hehehe :) Hugs!!

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  5. Beautiful project Joan. A friend gifted me a bottle of Terial Magic. She has been using it with one of her cutting machines and loves it. I must try it soon.

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  6. What a super cute little quilt. Perfect for the Easter season. Love it!!

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  7. That is just too adorable. Nicely done as always..

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  8. Way to cute! and thanks for the information on the calendar...love Lang and this one is right up my alley!

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  9. Too gorgeous. Perfect for Easter. And I love where your inspiration came from.

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  10. Wow! So talented!! This is so cute!!! Good job!!

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