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Confession time - I LOVE brights. No really - I know you are shocked (cough cough) by this, but I truly love brights. So I am over the moon about my new Elementz fabric collection for Island Batik. It is chock full of lovely, shade wearing brights! And next week... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Tamarinis
While some of us may be sad Christmas is behind us, there is something heartwarming (ha! pun....ok, kinda on purpose.....) about Valentine's Day. What's not to love about a holiday, Hallmark saturated or not, that celebrates the greatest of all emotions - love. And besides, there is absolutely nothing wrong... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Tamarinis
Thanks for stopping by again! By now you've seen a preview of the fabrics, and had a peek at some of the great projects that some of my designer friends have created using my first fabric line with the great folks at Island Batik, Batiks Go Retro. I wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at Tamarinis
Welcome to the Batiks Go Retro Blog Hop, and the introduction of my first fabric line with Island Batik, Batiks Go Retro! If you've been following me on Instagram, you have seen some sneak peeks at projects in the Batiks Go Retro line, as well as shots of some of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Tamarinis
Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday we were starting the Fiesta de Azucar blog hop, and here we are - the final post. I hope you've found some wonderful blocks along the way, enjoyed some wonderful stories behind the designs, and had fun stitching up your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Tamarinis
Awesome! Talk with your local quilt shop owner - they can order now! Tammy Silvers Tamarinis
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2017 on Introducing Batiks Go Retro! at Tamarinis
Carol - Thank you! I’m so glad you like the collection. It was so much fun to create. Tammy Silvers
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2017 on Die Cutter Extraoridnaire at Tamarinis
I just broke open the box on a new die cutter, and I just had to stop and tell you about it. Now - I must confess. I am a die hard (ok, pun....ha ha) die cutting fan. I love the immediacy of the whole process. Laying out the fabric,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at Tamarinis
Awe - thank you dear friend.
I love the internet. No, really. I do. It has brought us Pinterest, Instagram, Skype and Facebook. It makes it possible to shop without any judgy salespeople, with their more than skeptical looks when I plop down size 8 pants on the counter. So maybe I AM a size 8... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at Tamarinis
Welcome to Week 6 of the Fiesta de Azucar blog hop! By now, you are well on your way to stitching up a wonderful sugar skull wall hanging! As you may be aware by now, the motifs, colors and designs on traditional sugar skulls represent those loved ones that are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2017 at Tamarinis
Pour a cup of coffee (or tea, if you prefer. No judgement here!), nibble on a muffin, and hop around all of the wonderful blogs featuring Susan Emory's fabulous new Hello line of fabrics for Michael Miller. I'm thrilled to be participating, and want to share my little project with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Tamarinis
It's Hot - so I'm Quilting Because that's what we do, right? Quilt. When it's cold outside. When it is raining. When we are upset. When we are happy (and when we're quilting, we're pretty much ALWAYS happy, am I right?!). When we are sad. When it is hot. But....besides... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Tamarinis
My partner in crime for this blog hop, Fiesta de Azucar, - that would be unstoppable Terri Sontra of Purple Moose Designs, posted the following on her blog and I wanted to share it with you! Fiesta de Azucar is just about to start…are you ready? (that’s Sugar Party for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Tamarinis
What Happened in St. Louis My Quilt Market Review Quilt Market is a lot like Christmas (for me, at least). I spend months preparing and looking forward to it, the excitement builds, I am reunited with friends I haven't seen in months, new and exciting projects, fabric, patterns, and tools... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Tamarinis
Welcome to Day 2 of the Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop! Many thanks to Cheryl Sleboda of for lighting a fire under me by hosting the blog hop, and inspiring me to tackle some of those pesky, less than awesome areas in my studio. Under the Sewing Table... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Tamarinis
Introducing Batiks Go Retro I'm thrilled to announce my first fabric collection, Batiks Go Retro, done with the absolutely fabulous folks at Island Batik. Let me introduce you to my new little lovelies! The inspiration - as you may have guessed from the name - were atomic images from the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Tamarinis
I'm so thrilled to have the very talented Kate Colleran on my blog today! Just wait until you see what she has to share with you! Hi everyone! I am so happy to be the guest blogger here today. First let me tell you a little about myself: I am... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Tamarinis
Greetings to everyone. I'm happy to be a guest blogger for Tammy today. Tammy and I are fellow Island Batik Ambassadors, so we both share the love of those beautiful batik fabrics! To tell you a bit about myself- I am a quilt designer/author. I have 6 books and design... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Tamarinis
I'm thrilled to have the uber talented Suzy Webster guest blogging today. And drool alert - you are about to see some SERIOUS eye candy - so grab a couple of towels (just sayin'.......) When Tammy asked me to guest blog this month she told me that the theme is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Tamarinis
My name is Terri Sontra and I am the Head Moose at Purple Moose Designs. I am a pattern designer, an online quilt shop and inventor of a fun game for quilters (Quilter’s Block Party). Today is my turn to be a guest blogger for Tammy of Tamarinis…hmmm…what to talk... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Tamarinis
I'm thrilled to bring you words of wisdom from Joan at Love to Stitch! She is guest posting for me today - and you are really in for a treat. Enjoy - and don't forget to go over to her blog and check out the surprise she has in store... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Tamarinis
Today's guest blogger is Marlene from Kissed Quilts. She shares a bit about her journey as quilter and designer. Hi from Grand Coulee, WA! I’m Marlene (Baerg) Oddie and in a nut shell am an…. « Engineer by Education « Project Manager by Profession « Quilter by Passion I made... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Tamarinis
Greetings! My name is Tina Dillard from Quilting Affection Designs. Thank you Tammy for the invite to guest blog for you. Let me give you a little background about myself and my design company. I live in Waldorf, Maryland which is about an hour south of Washington DC, with my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Tamarinis
Janet, thanks! That pattern has been super popular. Great for beginners (or anyone for that matter) - and a great "guy" quilt as well!