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by Joanne Hillestad on 09/21/17

Batiks Go Retro!

I know I'm not alone... many of you adore batiks. There is something about the feel of the fabric and variation of pattern that draws us in! The newest collection by Tammy Silvers (Tamarinis) for Island Batik is no exception! Plus, it is soooo very fun!

Tammy debuted this collection at Spring Quilt Market in St. Louis, MO last May. I was lucky enough to be asked to make a few things for her display. First up... a Wingman Pop Up!

This is the Small Wingman (name is based on the size of pop up spring used).  I have a wingman next to each of my machines and on my cutting table!  They are so handy... I should have named it The Handyman!  LOL

 There is also a Mini Wingman that sits on the arm of your chair while you stitch.  Lovely!

I also made a project bag using my Bag It Up pattern.  There are 4 sizes and each has a handy pocket on the front and is fully lined.  I have multiple bags in use at all time as I'm working on new patterns and projects. I love the small size for hand stitching work, the medium (shown) is great for when I'm piecing a quilt, the large and Jumbo can fit big, bulky quilts to and from the longarmer! 

What's new???  Glad you asked!  Here is a sneak peek at a new pattern I am releasing at International Quilt Market at the end of October... The Spool Wallet!  

4 small spools of thread are neatly secured using Spool Loops elastic cording and buttons.  A pocket holds your scissors and other small tools while the pincushion gives you a place for those pins and needles. Watch for it in your local quilt shops in early November!

Thanks for stopping by my blog to see all the fun I had with Tammy's Batiks Go Retro collection!

Time for a giveaway!
Pop over to my website's Batiks Go Retro page and you can enter 2 giveaways!  The first is for the prizes listed below.  The second is the giveaway for the Batiks Go Retro FQ bundle from Tammy!  Good Luck!

1. FQG133 Wingman Pattern, Spring, and Spool Loops
2. FQG132 Bag It Up Pattern
3. FQG134 Spool Wallet Pattern, Foam, and Spool Loops - Shipping as soon as I finish it up!

My Giveaway is open to US and Canada mailing addresses and ends at 11:59pm om Sunday, September 24, 2017

Comments (2)

1. Lori Smanski said on 9/21/17 - 09:56AM
your projects are wonderful. that fabric is so gorgeous.
2. Monica said on 9/23/17 - 08:15AM
I just saw your post about the spool wallet on instagram. I can't wait to get the pattern

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