Monday, March 14, 2022

Citified Blog Tour

I'm pleased to be a proud participant in the Island Batik Citified Blog Tour. This luscious collection of sunset-inspired hues is the signature line of my dear friend, Sherry, who I last saw at QuiltCon, since she moved away from Albuquerque. 😭 But enough blubbering about that. Let's all find some consolation in beautiful fabric, shall we? I find that gorgeous batiks and chocolate help many sorrows, or at least it's worth a try.

Signature lines are designed by in-house Island Batik Designer Kathy Engle. 

Sherry created the patterns featured in the Citified catalog. This batch of her designs (shown below) is quite impressive. You can pick them up from her Payhip or Etsy shops. Check out her blog page for a giveaway.

Citified is currently shipping, and comes in yardage, as well as precuts including 10" squares and 2.5" strips. Check the Store Locator to find local shops that carry Island Batik.

Check out my wall-hanging using my mixable Rolling Diamond blocks, available as a digital, printable set of over a dozen 14" interchangeable paper-pieced block options in my Payhip store

Paper-piecing instruction is not provided in he pattern, but you can find several YouTube videos demonstrating the process. Do remember to make sure your printer scale is set to 100%, because that can cause major sizing issues. I put four together with a 1 1/4" border for a simple project. The fabric requirements are four cream and eight vibrantly colored fat quarters. This gives you some leeway depending on your paper-piecing efficiency.

In thanks for dropping by, pick up your free pattern for the Double Diamond block (top right in the quilt) from my Payhip shop. 

I have several more layouts for the blocks in the works, so come back for more fun. Also, check out the other participants throughout the coming weeks.
March 8 – Sherry Shish of Powered By Quilting
March 9 – Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis
March 11 – Kate Starcher of Katie Mae Quilts
March 12 – Leanne Parsons of Devoted Quilter
March 13 – Sally Williams of Paleofish Designs
March 14 – Afton Warrick of Quilting Mod
March 15 – Sarah Vanderburgh of Sew Joy Creations
March 16 – Jen Strauser of Dizzy Quilter
March 17 – Kathryn LeBlanc of Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio
March 18 – Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts
March 19 – Anja Clyke of Anja Quilts
March 20 – Sherry Shish of Powered By Quilting


  1. Thanks for the pattern. That was nice of you.

  2. It's a beautiful pattern to show off Sherri's fabrics!

  3. Fun to see your blocks in her fabrics. I didn't know you had a Payhip shop--yay! I love working with them. Nicely done on this post--such vivid colors to work with.