Monday, November 23, 2020

Island Batik Ambassador's Inspired by Nature Blog Hop

I am so excited to share my quilt made with Island Batik's new Tiki Punch collection. It is designed by Kathy Engle for Kate Colleran of Seams Like A Dream Quilt Designs. This collection reminds me of being on a tropical island. It made me smile the whole time I was working with it. I received a bundle of half-yards of this collection and I decided to make a quilt for my bed for the first time ever as an Ambassador. It was a personal challenge to try to use up as much of the fabric from the collection as possible and I'm happy to say that I did in this 90 inch square quilt.

I had a blast sewing with these gorgeous tropical fabrics and my favorite Aurifil thread!  I quickly got to work cutting pieces mostly with my Accuquilt Go.

When I realized how BIG this quilt was going to be I enlisted the help of my mother Kathy who has a long arm business.  I am so glad I did.  She had fun quilting butterflies and feathers all over my quilt using Hobbs 80/20 Cotton/Poly batting of course.

My neighbors just put in this new light post....I may be borrowing it a lot for picture taking!

Island Batik is giving away two bundles of gorgeous fabric this week!  Click below to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I hope you get to quilt today!

Be sure to check out all the other new collections shipping in December from Island Batik!

Week 1:November 9
Jennifer Fulton – Bliss
Carla Henton – Bliss
November 10:
Denise Jackson Looney – Coco Cabana
Carolina Asmussen – Coco Cabana
November 11:
Alison Vermilya – Heart to Heart
Janet Lael Pedersen Yamamoto – Heart to Heart
November 12:
Megan Stanionis Best – Just My Type
Jennifer Strauser – Just My Type

Week 2:
November 16:
Joanne Hart – Love & Kisses
Maryellen McAuliffe – Love & Kisses
Jennifer Schifano Thomas – Love & Kisses
November 17:
Gail Sheppard – Ohana
Mania Hatziioannidi – Ohana
November 18:
Sharon Riley – Sweet Hearts
Sandra Walker – Sweet Hearts
November 19:
Carol Moellers – Tickled Pink
Emily Leachman – Tickled Pink

Week 3:
November 23:
Connie Kauffman – Tiki Punch
Suzy Webster – Tiki Punch
November 24:
Pamela Boatright – Tread Brightly
Michelle Roberts – Tread Brightly
November 25:
Vasudha Govindan – Tropicana Twist
Leah Malasky – Tropicana Twist
November 26:
Sally Manke – Venetian Marble
Gail Renna – Venetian Marble


  1. Beautiful quilt, love the pattern you chose and the colors are wonderful.

  2. Lovely quilt! What makes a quilt a quilt, the fabric but most importantly the love sewn into it.

  3. Kathy,
    The quilt is great! Happy sleeping under it! Love the colors in this fabric collection!

  4. I love the way you arranged the colors! The quit is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it!

  5. Gorgeous quilt - hard to believe it is the first for you bed from IB, but the challenges getting done don’t always allow for a large quilt. Glad you were able to do me an idea for one of the two dcollections I have left!

  6. Your quilt is gorgeous. And the quilting is fun and pretty also. Perfect.
    What makes a quilt a quilt? The love that goes into all the stitches and making it perfect for that one special person. Knowing that that one special person will be wrapped in love and warmth. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  7. Such a pretty quilt!, and I love your quilting!

  8. Beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing

  9. A quilt is a quilt when it's made with love. All fabrics, patterns and techniques work. It's the love you put in that make it so.

  10. Yes I love your finish too Suzy. Beautiful quilt!

  11. Your quilt turned out lovely! I think what makes a quilt a quilt is the heart that goes into making it!

  12. Great colors to brighten up a dull day!!

  13. What an interesting
    quilt! Lovely colors.
    Carla from Utah

  14. A quilt is a gift of the heart. It is made with someone in mind, but can be spontaneous also.

  15. Lovely!!! I'm so glad you decided to keep this one for you! The butterfly quilting is awesome and what a great quit backdrop your neighbors have. The colors in this are amazing. Love it!

  16. Wow! I love your quilt. The colors fit into this design perfectly. I'm really loving this Tiki Punch collection. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous quilt!

  17. To me, a handsewn binding and then a handmade label is the finishing touch for every quilt. Love your bright and beautiful quilt!
    Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  18. Beautiful quilt! I love the pattern and the fabrics!

  19. What makes a quilt a quilt? My 1st thought was of all the love that goes into making it. I think that this thought came from the fact that all my quilts have been made for gifts. Love the pretty quilt that you made from the fabrics. Nancy A:

  20. Its so pretty, don't you just hate cutting up such vibrant fabrics?

  21. The colors in the quilt kind of remind me of Rainbow Sherbert. Makes me want to melt right into it. (Don’t mind me, it’s too early!)