Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Seaside Summer blog hop-Island Batik

August finds us by the Seaside for our Island Batik Ambassador blog hop!
                                                     


Today is my day on the hop that started on Monday Aug. 15th and continues thru Sept. 2nd.  Each day there are 2 or more of us Ambassadors sharing our projects showcasing the new Batiks that were released at Market in May and there will be giveaways!  Read to the bottom of my post to see mine and enter.

The bundle of fabrics I received from Island Batik were from the new Sand Dune line. You guys, these are just gorgeous colors, be sure to check them out at your local quilt shop or ask them to carry them if they don't. 

While I have not been at the sea this summer, we did stay busy with lots of fun outdoor activities.  So I closed my eyes and went there(to the sea) in my mind. I saw sand dunes and tufts of grass, so I picked these 8 fabrics from this line to use for my project.

I have always wanted to make a Crazy Eight Strip Teaser table topper, I have had the pattern for a couple years now. However, I decided I wanted it smaller than the 44" in the pattern.  After searching around the internet a bit I found this tutorial  for a 34" one and used it. Although I used 8 fabrics instead of 4. I love the size and I LOVE the coloring of it.  I have to say that it came together so nicely, using Island Batiks there was no stretching on the bias edges and my seams and points lined up great. 

And of course you want to see it quilted and bound, right?  



With all these points and inside angles I decided to do something I don't think I have ever done before. I used a single layer of Batik cut at 1 1/4" for the binding.  When I was thinking through how to approach doing it this way, I remembered I had that special fabric folding pen from Clover. You put some the special solution mixed with water in this special pen and when you wet a line down the fabric it just creases on that fold so easy! It worked like a charm. Before you know it I had my 1/4" fold done on my binding strip. Next I sewed the binding to the front of the topper, clipping my inside angles as I went. Then I pressed the binding out and whipped that baby to the back and stitched in the ditch on the front and was able to catch all of the back.

Superior Threads supplied me with this beautiful King Tut variegated thread. It went perfectly on top
and Aurifil in the bobbin(supplied by Aurifil).



If you would like to whip up a little snack to take to the beach try this...

Pop a bag of microwave popcorn, add 3/4 cup of dried cranberries and 1 cup of peanuts.
Melt 3/4 of a bag of Almond Bark and add to above ingredients and stir. Cool and enjoy!

Here is a list of all the blogs in the hop with their day listed...
Monday Aug 15 - Rain Forest

Tuesday Aug 16 - Red Tide

Wednesday Aug 17 - Sand Dune
KnitBug 2 (that's me)

Thursday Aug 18 - Seashore

Friday Aug 19 - Surf Squirt

Monday Aug 22 - Tradewinds

Tuesday Aug 23 - Equinox

Wednesday Aug 24 - Sea Canyon

Thursday Aug 25 - Sea Foam

Friday Aug 26 - Spoolin' Around

Monday Aug 29 - Tide Pools

Tuesday Aug 30 - Wind and Sea

Wednesday Aug 31 - Spring Zing

Thursday Sep 1 - Splash
Kissed Quilts --I'll be back!!

Friday Sept 2 - Landscapes




For my giveaway, I have a .pdf  pattern for my Modern Circles table runner that I made using Island Batiks.  Just leave me a comment to be entered!  The winner will be chosen on Sept. 7th.  You don't have to follow my blog but it sure would be wonderful if you did:-)  If you don't win you can still get the pattern in my Craftsy shop!

NOTE: I am getting several of you ladies who are no-reply bloggers---please leave me your email addy's so I can contact you if you win!!!

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59 comments:

  1. I love your table topper! The colors just pop with this design. And, of course, your quilting is spot-on. Beautiful!

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  2. I love them both - the fabric collection, and your table topper. The "dots and dashes" are perfect!

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  3. Beautiful table topper Vicki, the Sand Dunes collection is so neat!

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  4. That's gorgeous, and a great design for those fabrics. It really plays up the colors. Great recipe, too!

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  5. Beautiful colors and I love the table topper!

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  6. i bought this stada star pattern..I have made 4 of them so far....Love the fabric you got very pretty....Ty for sharing.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  7. Love your topper. I too have made the Strata Star which I made larger than what the pattern offered....after some serious math calculations. One was 56", and the other was 72" for a tree skirt. Thanks for the draw. raydeer@memlane.com

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  8. Love the colors in the Sand Dune palette. Thanks for sharing your table topper.

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  9. The table topper is gorgeous and love the threads that you used.

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  10. Both projects are beautiful! Thank you for the tips on the binding of the table topper and for the giveaway. I love the colors of the Sand Dunes collection.

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  11. I am in love with batiks. Your table topper is gorgeous!

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  12. Gorgeous little topper - love that the center was so perfect!!!!Wonderful fabrics! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. wonderful table topper. love the fabrics and how you chose to use them.
    Time to get on the bike and go!

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  14. your table topper is lovely. the colors go so well together. what a fun snack. thanks for sharing. this is a fun table runner. thanks for a chance.

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  15. Your Crazy Eight table topper turned out lovely. Thanks for sharing your tips on the binding.

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  16. The Crazy Eight Strip Teaser table topper is beautiful - the quilting is a perfect complement to the design which makes an excellent use of the three color families.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  17. love your table topper, first I thought it was 8 scattered around for the picture, then I realized it was ONE! love it and love your quilting..... (count me out of the giveaway)

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  18. Outstanding quilt topper; l adore the design and how the colours work together . Thank you for a chance to win . Happy Quilting :)

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  19. Beautiful and gorgeous runner! Enjoyed reading your post.

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  20. Stunning....and I love the pattern you're giving away too!

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  21. Love the colors, oh so nice. The runner is great.

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  22. Beautiful fabrics. They would look great in your table runner pattern.

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  23. Love your work! I'm in love with batiks but I think your giveaway pattern is really nice and a bit of a challenge for me with those circles. Thanks for the giveaway! akronne17@gmail.com

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  24. Love the pattern and the fabric colours you used. One of those we just want to keep looking and looking at!

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  25. I just picked up the Crazy Eight pattern this weekend. How fitting to see it done in batiks since that's probably what I'm going to do mine in. I like your table runner even better. I'm a sucker for circles.

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  26. Fantastic table topper. This looks like it would be such fun to make. Thanks

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  27. What a beautiful way to use those batiks! And the quilting on that is just amazing. Good job!

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  28. Lovely Quilt Vicki - the colors are wonderful!

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  29. Love love your little topper

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  30. That is beautiful and the quilting is gorgeous on it.

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  31. Thanks for sharing. That modern circle table runner is very effective.

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  32. love that fabric you show - nice pattern!

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  33. How stinkin' cute is this little table runner!! The circles within the circles remind me of olives & would be DARLING done in all greens with red (pimento) centers! My DH loved an olive in his martini so this just brought back a happy memory for me. LOVE your stuff & thanks for all the links to the patterns.

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  34. p.s. I forgot to tell you how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your free motion quilting on this!!
    I am also your newest follower. I've been lurking over your shoulder for years.

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  35. Great giveaway!! Love your table runner-- great fabrics.

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  36. Oh Vicki, I love it! I've got that pattern buried somewhere here...I really need to find it now that I've seen it again! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  37. I love your table topper. The colours are so rich.

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  38. Beautiful colors. I love the quilting.

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  39. I read through most of this blog before I realized who's it is! Hi Vicki. I would love to win the pattern but what I'd really like is to be able to quilt like you did on the table runner! GORGEOUS quilting. And, those batik are beautiful too.

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  40. As always I LOVE your projects AND your beautiful quilting Vicki! Thanks for the link, will check it out, also thanks for the single fold binding tip AND for the snack recipe, yum...

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  41. Great use of the fabrics! Another pattern for my to do list...

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  43. I'm working on my first quilt with Island Batiks! Green, navy, cream, purple and grey.
    Love your colors and superior Threads!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. What a cute table runner. Thanks so much for the chance to win the pattern.

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  45. That recipe sounds like a must-try.

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  46. Very pretty table toppers! I love dots and the colors you chose for the challenge are very pretty!

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  47. I always admire modern quilting, so this runner is just my style! Now, if I could win some of your quilting too!

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  49. Love your table topper & your table runner too!

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  51. Beautiful table topper! Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

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  52. Batiks are my favorite fabric and the colors are my favorites also. Great table topper!Would love to try your Modern Circles pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  54. That's a beautiful topper...and a great job with the binding!

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  55. Batiks are my favorite fabrics. Love the colours.

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