Friday, April 15, 2016

Showers for April

April brings showers and flowers for the Island Batik Ambassadors.  Ever since my shipment from Island Batik arrived, I have been eyeing this gorgeous stack of 10" squares of London Fog. I was dreaming of what I should make with it.  Just look at the cute way they packaged it up!

When we were told for the April challenge to make something to do with spring, I knew London Fog was perfect for it.  To me the purple squares are flowers, the green are their leaves and the blue represents the April showers-all things Spring!  Plus I quilted freehand flowers all over it-Ahhhh Flowers All Around, With Rain Drops Too is what I am calling this quilt.














Island Batik was kind enough to send me 2 of their beautiful Basics to coordinate with London Fog for this project.   I feel so very lucky to be able to create with their gorgeous fabric and show you what I am making with it. This fabric is just delicious feeling. If you would like to find a store near you that carries Island Batiks here is a link to a Store Locator page.  If you wish your store carried Island Batiks tell the shop owner to contact them here.


















Oh wait you say you want to see my quilt?  Okay here ya go, sorry I was teasing again wasn't I. But, of course, you knew I would show you!


 The pattern I used is called The Cut Up by Pieced Tree. I did make a modification to it by not adding the sashing between the blocks and the rows. Mine measures 49x67. Did you notice I bound it with half in purple and half in green?

 The trees were making some interesting shadows. But here you get a glimpse of the aqua back that I happened to have in my stash!

I used Superior So Fine thread for the piecing, Fil-Tec's Glide for the quilting on top and Aurifil for the bobbin.Spreading my thread love around ;-)  Hobb's 80/20 batting.

Want another close up of the quilting and fabric?

Can you tell I am having tons of fun being an 

Linking with:
Needle and Thread Thursday
Fabric Frenzy Friday
Whoop, Whoop
Crazy Mom
TGIFF
Podunk Pickins
MCM
Freemotion by the River
Let's Bee Social

35 comments:

  1. Wow, I love it! And of course you used my favorite fabric collection! ;-)

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  2. So happy for you; you are a fabulous addition to their ambassadors. This is a gorgeous quilt, Vicki! Great pattern, colours are drool-worthy, and your quilting is the perfect addition. Is that all freehand? I love quilting flowers and loops, but I haven't done this shape of a flower...I think I easily could, because the ones I've done have rounded out petals, so I could try these!

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  3. Those are great colors for a quilt. I really like your quilting. I haven't seen a four petal flower before.

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  4. These colors are so pretty together! I am very impressed with your quilting! It totally works. Perfect touch with the border!

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  5. Beautiful quilt Vicki,love the batiks and it is perfect for Spring!

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  6. Beautiful batiks combo for this quilt.

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  7. It's stunning and I absolutely love it. Xx

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  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous quilt! It does scream spring! Those are my favorite colors and they are so rich and vibrant in batiks.

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  9. Oh man, the colors in that quilt!! You picked the perfect pattern for it! SO fun that you get to play with all of these fabulous fabrics! And your quilting, beautifully done, as usual ;)

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  10. turned out lovely. great job! micki@2dogsstudio.us

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  11. So lovely! Great pattern. I like it without the sashing.

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  12. Very pretty! I used London Fog for a quilt, too. It's a gorgeous collection!

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  13. Very pretty fabrics in this lovely quilt.

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  14. Very pretty fabrics in this lovely quilt.

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  15. I love batiks and this is a great colour combination and the quilt design shows off the fabrics well. Clever using the two coloured binding, I like it.

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  16. It is absolutely beautiful! I love your freehand flowers. I frequently have to go sketch designs I see on your quilts. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Spring is here! Love it and what a great quilting design.

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  18. I love batiks and this is a beautiful quilt and love the flower quilting too.

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  20. Hello Vicki.....I love those fabrics and I love the quilt that you made...I haven't seen the original pattern but I do like your version (without the sashing)
    sorry...I had to delete because I got my names mixed up....

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  21. I love batik fabric and those were perfect for this quilt. The quilting is very nice also.

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  22. Purple and green and batik? All my favorites rolled into one gorgeous quilt!

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  23. I love those colors! I have been thinking of making a quilt like that for a friend of mine. Yours is inspirational!

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  24. The fabrics are gorgeous, as is the quilt! Claire aka Knitnkwilt.

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  25. The colors in this quilt are so vibrant and eye-catching. Congrats on a lovely finish. The simple design really allow the fabrics to shine - you did a fabulous job. Thanks so much for linking to MCM and sharing this great piece of eye candy!

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  26. You used the colors well in this quilt. I don't mind the shadows the trees make - it means the sun is shining!

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  27. This is beautiful and the colors are so gorgeous Vicki! Very fresh and spring like. I love the flower quilting design you added too! The package from Island Batik would have had me dreaming too.

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  28. Beautiful - love the colors!!!

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