Welcome to the Great Outdoors Blog Hop from the Island Batik Ambassadors! I'm sew excited to show you what I've been making from the fabulous Sweet Tweets collection.
When I received these fabrics in the mail I was so excited. They are so springy and fun (this was in February in Minnesota....think snow!) I love the combination of lime, turquoise and orange.
Here is a sample I made of all the fabrics in the line for Island Batiks sales reps.
I love these colors so much I knew I wanted to make a throw size quilt. I used the gorgeous Aurifil thread for piecing. It's such a joy to work with.
Here you can see part of my work in progress. Yes, those are Legos. They are all over my house with two little boys! Why the John Deere Flannel? Simple...if you have flannel over your ironing surface it sticks to the fabric and you get significantly less stretch. When I learned this it was the only piece of flannel in my house. I suppose I should get something less busy, but it always makes me smile so I use it.
I purposely designed this quilt so all the pieces (except those that are 12 inch finished) could be cut on my Accuquilt Go cutter. It's amazing how much time that saves! My mother says now she can buy and cut fabric faster than she can sew it.
The top all done! I am really happy I used the dark turquoise fabric for the background. It's one of the darkest fabrics in the collection, but it sure does make the other colors pop.
All quilted up and bound. I was out of turquoise so I used a yellow from the collection. I like to use different colored bindings. I think it's fun. This quilt has Hobbs 80/20 cotton/poly blend inside. My favorite batting.
I must admit that I saved my scraps from cutting off my half square triangles. Aren't they fun? I made them into this little block. I'll have to get it quilted soon.
Be sure to check out all the other amazing Island Batik Ambassadors on the hop! It ends tomorrow and then there will be prizes! Speak of which...
Here is a giveaway from Island Batik
a Rafflecopt er giveaway
I am also giving away a prize! FOUR fat quarters from this amazing collection. To enter leave a comment and I will randomly draw a number on Saturday, September 8th.
Monday, August 6 - All A Flutter - Yellow Cat Quilt Designs, Creative Blonde
Tuesday, August 7 - Birds N’ Bees - Ark Angel Creations, Patterns By Jen
Wednesday, August 8 - Canterbury Manor - Sally Manke, Powered By Quilting
Thursday, August 9 - Eclectic Garden - Desert Bloom Quilting, Sew Karen-ly Created
Friday, August 10 - Vintage Morris - MooseStash Quilting, Devoted Quilter
Monday, August 13 - Safari - Sew Incredibly Crazy, SweetGrass Designs
Tuesday, August 14 - Spring Blossoms - Mary Mack Made Mine, If These Threads Could Talk
Wednesday, August 15 - Victoria and Albert - Bejeweled Quilts, Clever Chameleon
Thursday, August 16 - Wild Things - Freemotion By The River, Kauffman Designs
Friday, August 17 - Petting Zoo - Den Syende Himmel, Sarah Goer Quilts
Monday, August 20 - Ocean Odyssey - Gateway Quilts, The Quilt Rambler
Tuesday, August 21 - British Rose - Busy Hands Quilts, Mania for Quilts
Wednesday, August 22 - Dear William - The Inquiring Quilter, MMM Quilts, Living Water Quilter
Thursday, August 23 - Dragonfly Dreams - Inchworm Fabrics, BeaQuilter
Friday, August 24 - Fur-ocious Friends - Quilting Affection Designs, Dizzy Quilter
Monday, August 27 - Globetrotter - Pamela Quilts, Curliecue Creations
Tuesday, August 28 - Jungle Cruise - Vicki's Crafts and Quilting, Little Bunny Quilts
Wednesday, August 29 - Lavendula - Carole Lyles Shaw, Masterpiece Quilting
Thursday, August 30 - London Calling - Quilt in a Not-Shell, Lizard Creek Quilting
Friday, August 31 - Spirit Rhythm - Steph Jacobson, Whispers of Yore
Monday, September 3 - Sweet Tweets - Kathleen McMusing, Adventurous Applique and QuiltingTuesday, September 4 - Whatnot - heARTS Creations, Slice of Pi Quilts
I hope you get to quilt today!
Oh those colours! They are so bright and happy, and you showcased them so beautifully in your quilt!ReplyDelete
What a fun quilt, love love the fabrics!!ReplyDelete
I love the southwest flair to your quilt. The colors are fabulous. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961@ gmail dot comReplyDelete
Your quilt is gorgeous! Those blues just glow.ReplyDelete
The colors pop against the dark turquoise, your quilt is fabulous!ReplyDelete
Your quilt is great. It is just so amazing what someone can think up and put together from fabric.ReplyDelete
wow your quilt is fabulous. i agree the turquoise for the background is perfect. thanks for sharing and inspiring today.ReplyDelete
quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net
Pretty design for the quilt. Bonus pillow? and a table runner. All looks good. 24Tangent@gmail.comReplyDelete
What a bright, happy quilt!ReplyDelete
Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the way the colors pop on the turquois! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
your quilt is so cheerful and so is your ironing board. the flannel is a good tip.ReplyDelete
Wow what a vibrant quilt love the turquoise I does make everything pop just moved from the southwest this quilt reminds me of the colors thereReplyDelete
I adore your quilt. Fantastic design. The background is exactly the right colour to make all the others pop. This collection would be super fun to play with. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
That orange is wonderful. I save triangles too.ReplyDelete
Love your quilt. Love the turquoise background.ReplyDelete
I just love your quilt! Great colors together. Is or will there be a pattern?ReplyDelete
Janet I am working on it...let me know if you are interested! websterquilt at gmail dot comDelete
Wow! What beautiful colors!ReplyDelete
The colors in this fabric collection are fabulous. I love your quilt design as well. It is unique, beautiful, and really shows the fabrics nicely.ReplyDelete
I love the turquoise in the background, it really makes the pattern stand out. I have never heard the tip of putting flannel on the ironing board. I will have to give it a try sometime.ReplyDelete
Love everything about it! I am so happy you shared the flannel idea with me earlier-I use it all the time!!ReplyDelete
That is stunning!!! It just sings, you really showed those yummy fabrics how to shine.ReplyDelete
That is a really beautiful quilt! Shows off those prints really nicely. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway too.ReplyDelete
Such wonderful colors! I love your design.ReplyDelete
Love your choice of turquoise for the background!ReplyDelete
Freaking Awesome Colors! I love what you did with them!ReplyDelete
What a lovely quilt! Really shows off the collection! That turquoise is a good choice for the background. Love it!ReplyDelete
I think your quilt turned out really nice...any chance of a pattern (free or purchase?) The fabric choices are terrific! ljbisme at msn dot comReplyDelete
Ooooh! I love your quilt pattern and these colours are so fresh and delicious!ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt! Such a fun hop full of inspiration! Thank you!ReplyDelete
Such a pretty quilt and a beautiful way to show off the fabric. I really like the design.ReplyDelete
I love your quilt design and the great fabrics!ReplyDelete
Your quilt is beautiful! It is a good way to brighten up these long Minnesota winters for sure (plus keep you warm)!ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt! I love the colors and pattern. This quilt would definitely brighten up a Winter day.ReplyDelete
cecilialyoung at gmail dot com
What a gorgeous quilt! Love the pattern and the beautiful blue background really does make the other colors pop. Great job! Thanks for the tip about ironing on flannel to stop the stretch of fabric, good to know!ReplyDelete
Your quilt reminds me of a glorious stained glass window! The turquoise fabric is perfect and what a great way to use up those triangle pieces!ReplyDelete
Very very nice and the looks great and so does your binding. .. email@example.comReplyDelete
I lived in MN for years and know that this would definitely brighten up the February days! I love that turquoise as the background, and the bonus block from the cutoffs looks great!ReplyDelete
Terrific use of color! And I love the quilt design, I’m working on something quite similar.ReplyDelete
Such a fantastic quilt. The turquoise, the orange just so happy. How can anyone not smile and be happy covered in this beauty.ReplyDelete
tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Gorgeous, and you're so right about the turquoise. It's like a refreshing pool at a summer resort. It's so welcoming and fun.ReplyDelete
Oh, I love your quilt! That turquoise is gorgeous! Thanks for the tip about the flannel on the ironing board. I'm going to try that!ReplyDelete
I have really enjoyed this blog hop! So much eye candy. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I love the bright colours in this collection and your quilt looks greatReplyDelete
Love the quilt, the colors are so pretty.ReplyDelete
The turquoise was a fabulous choice for the background. It really sets off the other colours in an already very pretty quilt.ReplyDelete
I love your quilt. The turquoise background fabric really does make the other colors pop. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.ReplyDelete
What a lovely quilt! And good for you, for making something out of your leftovers. I do that, too, and often wind up with mug rugs, bowl cozies, or just orphan blocks to be used in some later project.ReplyDelete
Your Quilt?Throw is soooo Gorgeous!! You are so creative!! And the block from leftovers is Super! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! :)ReplyDelete
Your quilt is beautiful. I will try the flannel tip. Thank you for sharing, the blog hop has been great fun.ReplyDelete
Your quilt is gorgeous! You're right about the turquoise really making the other colours pop. I had never thought about using flannel on a pressing surface. I might have to give that a try!ReplyDelete