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Inspiration for the New Year
Originally published 1/16/2022, via email
The great thing about quilting is the ability to lose yourself in your project. We have needed that this January, right? For some of us, the winter months force us inside and create some great time for quilting.
Tina Hilton of Turtle Hand Batiks has taken some of our patterns and with digital magic is showcasing hand crafted, one of a kind batik art panels on the pattern covers. Turtle Hand Batik offers Malaysian one of a kind batik art panels, small batch handcrafted quilting fabrics with traditional batik and artisan dyed fabrics. They are just fabulous.
We are showing a few of their new mockups here, but there are many more featured in their Etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/turtlehandbatik pattern section. See larger pictures of the panels at the New button and be prepared to get lost in the possibilities and inspiration!
Susan sent us this version of BQ4. She makes quilts for a church group in Abbotsford, BC. The women who tie the quilt tops are called Helping Hands. She made some creative decisions to accommodate the fabric. Can you see that she reversed the light/dark in some blocks? It does create a new look. This group has size specifications and Susan solved that by including a horizontal strip of one of the center fabrics. So many of you are such great charity stitchers – well done!
I was going for a Valentines vibe with the pink and magenta colors. This is the bonus table runner found at the Ideas button #15 at the website. You need the pattern to make this table runner. 17" x 36.5".
Our special for you is buy 2 or more patterns and receive the Line Up pattern free. This special is good until January 30, 2022.
We so appreciate all of you and the support you give us. We like to receive pictures of your projects and see how you put your creativity to use in Maple Island Quilts designs. Please share this newsletter with friends and social media!
Have a great year ahead and stay healthy!