Thursday, January 24, 2019

Island Batik Ambassadors Getaway Blog Hop

For the Getaway Blog Hop I received a collection of fabric called Boho.  It's Ebony Love of Love Bug Studios signature collection for Island Batik.  I adore all the warm luscious colors of this collection.  Since I'm on a getaway, I wanted to sit and stare at a beautiful sunset.  That was my inspiration and I put the fabrics in to Electric Quilter and started playing with color placement.





Here is a sequence of making the quilt on a quilt retreat at Gruber's Quilt Shop.  The largest shop in Minnesota!  I cut all the pieces before hand on my mom's Accuquilt Go Big electric cutter.  It's amazing how much time that saves!  It was pieced with lots of colors of Aurifil thread to match the different fabrics.










My amazing mom saw the paisley fabrics in the collection and wanted to quilt it in paisleys for me.  She used Hobbs 80/20 batting in the quilt.  It's awesome.  Check it out:















I love the way this quilt sparkles like a sunset on the ocean!  I'm giving away four Island Batik fat quarters to some luck winner.  To enter simply leave a comment about where you saw your favorite sunset!

Island Batik is also giving away a rainbow of 20 Island Batik Fat Quarter Basics.  You can enter with the link below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you enjoyed my project join my Machine Applique Adventures Facebook group!  I post link to all my blog posts there weekly (four times a week...I know, crazy right?!) and share all sorts of other quilty ideas and inspirations.

Be sure to check out all the other amazing Island Batik Ambassador's projects!

Getaway Blog Hop Schedule
WEEK 1
Monday, January 7 - Crystal Ball

Tuesday, January 8  - Ditty

Wednesday, January 9 - Elk Lodge

Thursday, January 10 - Feline Fine

Friday, January 11 - Flea Market

WEEK 2
Monday, January 14 - Fortune Teller
Jennifer Fulton- The Inquiring Quilter

Tuesday, January 15  - Gypsy Rose

Wednesday, January 16 - Paisley Park

Thursday, January 17 - Soul Song

Friday, January 18 - Twilight Chic

WEEK 3
Monday, January 21 - Winter Park

Tuesday, January 22  - Bazaar

Wednesday, January 23 - Blossom

Thursday, January 24 - Boho

Friday, January 25 - Brookview

WEEK 4
Monday, January 28 - French Blue

Tuesday, January 29  - Midsummer Night

Wednesday, January 30 - Oh Deer

Thursday, January 31 - Snow Berry  

Friday, February 1-  Candy Cane Lane and Icicle
Anne Wiens- Icicle - Sweetgrass Creative Designs
Barbara Gaddy - Candy Cane Lane  -Bejeweled Quilts by Barb

I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

67 comments:

  1. Gorgeous quilt and awesome quilting!
    Thank you for the giveaway. My favorite sunset was in the back of my house overlooking the lake.

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  2. This is gorgeous. I saw a beautiful sunset while at South Padre Island, Texas one day in February a few years ago.

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  3. I love the fabrics in this line. The play of colors in your quilt is wonderful. It makes me want to go to a beach somewhere and watch a sunset.

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  4. My favorite sunset was in Tucson

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  5. Thank you mom, what a fun fun quilt and to have the help of your mother...that is priceless!

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  6. Your quilt is amazing and your mom's quilting is beautiful! My favorite sunset was on Marco Island along the Gulf Coast of Florida.

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  7. You made a fantastic quilt, and the quilting is gorgeous! Amazing play of color, it really sparkles!

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  8. What a beautiful quilt! My favorite sunsets are right outside of our house. We have seen many, many beautiful ones.

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  9. My favorite sunset was over the Pacific Ocean out in California.

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  10. Wow! Great quilt, and lucky you with a mom to quilt paisleys for you! Wish I was so lucky. My favorite sunset would have to be Hawaii!

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  11. Hawaii has the best sunset but really any island. Bloch Islad is really great too. Wonderful quilt with great colors.

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  12. this is gorgeous. you and your mom do lovely work. how wonderful to have her there as a sewing partner. i had the same. the loveliest sunset i have seen was in Hawaii on my honeymoon. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  13. My favorite sunset is the one we see right here at home, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

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  14. That is a beautiful, warm, joyous sunset! Love love love :)

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  15. Favorite sunset in NY. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  16. I'd have to say the best place to see sunsets is on the plains in Eastern Colorado!

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  17. My favorite sunset was in Lewiston, Idaho. We were there to take care of the house after my dad passed away. In the evening I heard my younger brother say to his wife, "I have something to show you. It is the surprise I promised you this morning." It was the sunset. Pretty and memorable. The paper mill smoke added to the reflective color. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Off Mt frount porch. .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  19. I actually saw the best sunset from the parking lot of our church in Vermont. We have lots of great sunsets (and dawns) here.
    I love how your quilt showcases the beautiful fabrics, and your mom is an awesome quilter!

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  20. Wow that designs really set off those beautiful fabrics. How fun to be able to put it together at a retreat too. Not that I'm jealous at all. hahahaha

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  21. My favorite sunsets were seen over Lake Michigan. Thank you for sharing your lovely quilt.

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  22. My favorite sunset was while I was at Indiana Dunes. The sunset was gorgeous over the lake and in addition, the buildings in Chicago glowed.

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  23. Fabulous look to your
    quilt, so lovely. I
    love the sunsets over
    Deer Creek Reservoir.
    The sun shining on the
    water looks beautiful.
    Carla from Utah

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  24. Wow, beautiful. I love the fabric collection and your choice of colors in the pattern.

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  25. my favorite sunsets are always at the beach.... I agree with you lol

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  26. Wow! Those colors and your pattern come together very well.

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  27. Stunning quilt. It definitely draws you in.

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  28. I saw the most beautiful sunset over the Cascade Pass in Washington, years ago. Ocean sunsets are always gorgeous too.

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  29. Favourite sunset was in Majorca. Thank you for sharing your quilt

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  30. Your quilt really show cases those rainbow colors. I love to watch the sun set over the mountains in the distant. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  31. My favorite sunset was over a lake not far from our house.

    Your quilt is beautiful!

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  32. Great colors and I think your mom's quilting is the right call.

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  33. My favorite sunsets were the ones I saw from my bedroom window in the house I grew up in. The view was of the houses of the small town and the town clock against the hill where the sun went down.

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  34. Beautiful quilt!!! Favorite sunset was at the Ocean, when in North Carolina...was Awesome!!

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  35. Love your quilt, beautiful fabrics! Nothing like the sunset on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! Thank you, Susan

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  36. Sunset colors are beautiful and so is your quilt. and I love the idea of quilting in paisley design, I need to try that.

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  37. My favorite sunset was in Montana behind the mountains. Lovely quilt! Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

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  38. So beautiful! I love the paisley quilting!

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  39. My favorite sunset was at the Oregon coast. It's about 45 minutes from home and I try to get down there as often as I can. Your quilt is beautiful; reminds me of a kaleidoscope. My first blog hop and I'm really enjoying it, and looking forward to following your blog.

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  40. Love your sunset!! We get the most beautiful "fire in the sky" sunsets on our farm in eastern Washington! Your quilt is a great collaboration between mother and daughter...gorgeous!!

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  41. Your quilt is beautiful! My favorite sunset was over a beach in Florida.
    cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

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  42. I guess my favorite sunset is the one I can enjoy frequently, looking out at Lake Erie. Your quilt is beautiful.

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  43. Your quilt is lovely- certainly reminds one of a glorious sunset!
    My favourite sunset was seen in Stuart FL.

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  44. We have gorgeous sunsets here in California.

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  45. Awesome quilt, such vibrant colors. My most favorite sunset was with my father in the Bahamas. It was our last trip together on a boat ride watching the sun set.

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  46. We have gorgeous sunsets here in Greece

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  47. So pretty! Great design, and the fabrics really shine.

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  48. My favorite sunset is one I saw many years ago while looking out at the ocean from my cousin's balcony in Oceanside, California. We watched until the last bit of the sun disappeared from the horizon. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  49. I have enjoyed many breathtaking sunsets on Lake Superior!

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  50. I have not used any of Island batik fabrics in any of my projects.
    My favorite sunset was one night leaving my knitting group, the sky was filled with beautiful shades of hot pinks and purples in Florence, Alabama.

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  51. Boy oh boy, is that ever a gorgeous quilt, Suzy! I've not been to a Gruber's retreat, but I bet it's a blast. I love the store, so it would be dangerous too, I think - haha! You made good use of that design wall!

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  52. Beautiful quilt! Awesome colors! I like the sunsets in NC, where I live. Enjoy your day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  53. I have an amazing picture of a sunset that I took a few years ago - here in Calgary, along the river. The whole sky was blazing orange and it reflected in the water. It was magical.

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  54. My favorite sunset was over Boston my view from Hull was beautiful

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  55. I live in Florida, so we always have beautiful sunsets.

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  56. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love these colors. My favorite sunsets are on the central coast of California near Grover and Pismo beaches. pk_sews at yahoo dot com

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  57. My living room window that looks over the Pacific Ocean in Oregon.

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  58. Beautiful! So bright and cheerful!!

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  59. It's a gorgeous sunset quilt, Suzy! The quilting is perfect with it, too :)

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  60. Love the quilt and those fabrics are so warm and inspiring! My favourite sunset was an incredible display in northern British Columbia on a beautiful cold winter night. Once the last bit of color faded from the sunset the display of the Northern Lights started their dance across the sky.
    Carol Andrews
    https://quiltschmilt.wordpress.com/

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  61. Love your quilt and your mom did such an awesome job on the quilting! I've seen some gorgeous sunsets on vacation in the Smokies - especially with the mountains in the foreground. Beautiful memories!

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  62. Wow, I love this quilt and your mom did a great job choosing and doing the quilting.

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  63. Your quilt really does sparkle like a sunset on the ocean! I've seen lots of sunsets, but the prettiest ones I see are in my own backyard as I sit on our deck. Perfect!

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