Island Batik July 2021 Challenge

Island Batik "Never Too Early" challenge graphic.

The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for July 2021 is called “Never Too Early”. The idea for this project is to make something for the end of the year. It could be a holiday project – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. Or it could even just be a winter project.

Makers are always thinking ahead, so this is the perfect time to start a project that will take a while to finish.

Here are all the projects by the Island Batik Ambassadors. Click on the pictures for more information about the projects.

This Christmas wall hanging was made by Gail Sheppard. I love the pattern, and the quilting is outstanding.

quilted Christmas wall hanging by Gail Sheppard.
Gail Sheppard

She also made this nice fabric basket.

fabric basket by Gail Sheppard.
Gail Sheppard

These beautiful pillows were made by Gail Renna.

Island Batik pillows by Gail Renna.
Gail Renna

This pillow is the same pattern with red and green fabrics.

Christmas pillow by Gail Renna.
Gail Renna

These tiny coasters were made by Claudia Porter. What precision piecing!

quilted coasters by Claudia Porter.
Claudia Porter

She also used the tiny blocks to make these hooped Christmas ornaments.

quilted Christmas ornaments by Claudia Porter.
Claudia Porter

Denise Looney made this beautiful wall hanging. I like the combination of piecing and applique.

Christmas wall hanging by Denise Looney.
Denise Looney

Emily Leachman is ready for everything at the end of the year. She made quilts for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas to decorate her door.

Halloween wall hanging by Emily Leachman.
Emily Leachman
Thanksgiving wall hanging by Emily Leachman for Island Batik.
Emily Leachman
Christmas wall hanging by Emily Leachman for Island Batik.
Emily Leachman

This adorable little house was made with Christmas fabric by Mania Hatziioannidi.

Fabric house by Mania hatziioannidi.
Mania Hatziioannidi

This Christmas tree skirt was made by Andi Stanfield. The combination of blocks is so beautiful.

Island Batik ambassador Andi Stanfield Christmas tree skirt.
Andi Stanfield

Michelle Roberts made this great set of placemats. What a nice way to set a holiday table.

Island Batik ambassador July project by Michelle Roberts.
Michelle Roberts
placemat by Michelle Roberts for Island Batik.
Michelle Roberts

Brianna Roberts made these two whimsical wall hangings. They are so fun and show off the beautiful fabric.

wall hanging by Brianna Roberts for Island Batik.
Brianna Roberts
Christmas wall hanging by Brianna Roberts for Island Batik.
Brianna Roberts

Sally Manke made these two beautiful Christmas tree skirts. Check out her post – they are not as complicated as they seem.

Christmas tree skirt by Sally Manke for Island Batik.
Sally Manke
Christmas cactus tree skirt by Sally Manke for Island Batik.
Sally Manke

Connie Kauffman made two quilts with the Plum Pudding fabric collection. One is a wall hanging and one is a mini – the perfect size for her stand.

Wall hanging by Island Batik Ambassador Connie Kauffman.
Connie Kauffman

Jane Hauprich made this beautiful table mat with a variety of blue fabrics.

Table mat by Island Batik Ambassador Jane Hauprich.
Jane Hauprich

Jennifer Fulton made this beautiful Christmas tree skirt. The cutting is easy with Accuquilt.

Christmas tree skirt by Jennifer Fulton for Island Batik.
Jennifer Fulton
Christmas tree skirt by Jennifer Fulton for Island Batik.
Jennifer Fulton

Pamela Boatright made this beautiful Christmas table runner. The stars have the feel of poinsettias.

Table Runner by Pamela Boatright for Island Batik.
Pamela Boatright
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Elizabeth DeCroos - Epida Studio.

Elizabeth DeCroos

Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
Learn more and get her to speak to your group.

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