Tuesday, January 10, 2017

What does New Beginnings mean to you

Welcome to my stop on the New Beginnings Island Batik blog hop!  When we were asked to used the theme New Beginnings for our Ambassador project.  I immediately thought of spring and the new flowers coming up. A friend suggested butterflies, and since the Blog Hop Logo had butterflies I decided to fly with butterflies and flowers!   Once that was decided I wanted to use Lea Anne's flower and butterfly blocks from her tutorial(which you can find here at Podunk Pretties)  I emailed Lea Anne and asked if she would be OK with my resizing her flower block, she graciously gave me permission. Thanks Lea Anne for some great blocks!



If you were here at my blog last Thursday, and looking for my post- I apologize, the hop got pushed back a few days.


Here are the eight fabrics I choose for my 32" wall hanging.  They are from the Dotalicious group and should be coming to your quilt shops very soon.  If you don't see them ask for them!  They are so pretty and springy, and since it is winter time in the US we all want something fun to work with to pass the winter days.



 And a little of my quilting



It's been absolutely wonderful participating in the monthly challenges given to us my Island Batiks. And even more wonderful using there luscious fabrics!



If you want to enter to win some Island Batik fabric go to their blog HERE and enter using the Rafflecopter.  

Leave me a comment below to enter to win a pattern of your choice from my Craftsy Store. You must leave me your email addy or make sure you are not a No-Reply blogger in order to win. I will draw a winner on February 1st.

Here are the participants in the blog hop-be sure to check them all out as there will be loads of inspiration!!!  Participants may also have give aways on their blog.

Monday, January 9 – Coastal Mist
Stone Cottage Quilts

Wednesday, January 11 – Drizzle
Webster Quilt
Thursday, January 12 – Fifi and Fido + Happy Hounds
Mary Mack Made Mine
Quilting Affection
Friday, January 13 – Fresh Catch
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Monday, January 16 – Glowing Embers
Purrfect Spots Designs
Tuesday, January 17 – Lake Life
Freemotion by the River
Wednesday, January 18 – River’s Edge
Ark Angel Creations
Jennifer Sewing
Friday, January 20 – Blushing Blooms
Desert Bloom Quilting
Monday, January 23 – Gone Fishin’
Maria Michaels Designs
Wednesday, January 25 – Surf and Sand
The Patchwork Pearl
Beaquilter
Thursday, January 26 – Twilight Blush
KISSed Quilts
Friday, January 27 – Happy Harvest
For Quilts Sake
Monday, January 30 – Jolly Holly
Kauffman Designs
Tuesday, January 31 – Frost
MooseStash Quilting
Wednesday, February 1 – Merry and Bright
Patchwork Breeze
Sally’s Quilting Corner
Linking to MCM, Freemotion by the River, Moving it Forward, Let's Bee Social, My Quilt Infatuation, Whoop Whoop

53 comments:

  1. I love your design! May need to make one of those myself. Thanks for sharing, you don't know how much that means to me this morning.

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  2. Springy indeed! So in need of it on these cold winter days! A beautiful table topper, Vicki.

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  3. Beautiful quilt Vicki and love the batiks you used!

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  4. such a cute quilt and I like that you linked to their rafflecopter, I'm totally going to do that too!

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  5. Such a cute little quilt, love the fabrics! Was scrolling through your other projects, you are one talented woman!!
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

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  6. your little quilt is adorable. I love the placement of fabrics you used. this would be perfect in our front room. I will be giving it a try.

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  7. Yes, that is a beautiful spring quilt! Great job picking fabrics.

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  8. Those are such pretty fabrics, Vicki! I don't often sew with batiks and now I wonder why! Love your wallhanging!

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  9. Oh, this is so pretty, and I don't even like purple! It makes me get ideas about the Rainbow Scrap Challenge - their colour is purple this month. Maybe something like this as a little table runner would fit the bill as I watch the snow falling, again. :)

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  10. I love Podunks patterns and the colors you used are so much fun!

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  11. These fabrics are gorgeous as usual.

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  12. What a pretty layout. It would also make a great table topper. I could see myself putting a vase in the middle. Gorgeous quilting as always!

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  13. That's sweet and fun. I love the colors!

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  14. So cute! The butterflies look as though they are coming to the flowers for their food. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  15. Love anything butterfly! The quilt is so cute. Another one for the list. ndfromsd at gmail dot com

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  16. What a sweet quilt. Your quilting really enhances the overall design. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Great work Vicki!!! That Lea Anne is a sweet heart!

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  18. Lovely work - i just love batiks in jewel tones - so bright and pretty!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(com)

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  19. Dotalicious looks like a fun fabric line to work with...I do love the butterfly interpretation.

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  20. So adorable and truly represents "New Beginnings"

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  21. I love flowers and butterflies. They are beautiful colors.

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  22. Like the butterfly and its colors.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  23. I've been doing alot of Butterflies lately, so yours are super cute!

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  24. Beautiful quilt! Bring on the spring weather!

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  25. Your choice of pattern perfectly matches these bright and cheerful batiks.

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  26. Your wall hanging is very cute! I love the butterflies. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  27. Love the butterflies in your wall hanging. Lovely to see how you used the fabrics.

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  28. What a beautiful block and fabulous quilting!

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  29. Your Wallhanging is Beautiful!! & so fun! Makes me want Summer to hurry!! lol Has been gray & cold here...

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too :)

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  30. What a great collection of batiks to play with! Using them to make a beautiful wallhanging is the perfect project so all can see it! Yours is so lovely.

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  31. I just adore this block! It's got 2 of my favorite things, dots and butterflies. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  32. This is lovely and those batiks yum.

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  33. Beautiful, your interpretation of new beginnings is perfect

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  34. Love your block and love all of Lea Anne's tutorials!

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  35. Love the spring like colors and the cute design. maryc76904 at yahoo dot com

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  36. First thing I thought when I saw the quilt was: Oh! How cute is that! Love everything about it fro the theme to the colors to the quilting. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Love your flower quilt. The fabrics are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Spring is a great new beginning theme. Such a cute quilt.

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  39. Thanks for getting me in the spring mood! I'm so tired of the cold weather!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  40. This is a beautiful mini! I love the idea of using batiks in a quilt like this.

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  41. Such a cute mini quilt! thank you - I am enjoying this hop!

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  42. I love your choice of a butterfly.
    monica(at)icanquilt2(dot)com

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  43. I agree that we could all use some spring cheer at this time of year. Beautiful wall hanging!

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  44. I love your block. The fabric is so bright

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  45. sew cute! i do love the flowers and butterflies! and i have fallen in love with Island Batik fabrics!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  46. Wonderful finish yet again Vicki! I have always loved batiks (as you know) and theirs just sing.

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  47. What a cute quilt. Your fabric choices are so pretty. Enjoyed reading your post as well. patchworkbreeze (at) gmail (dot) com

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  48. What a cute quilt. Your fabric choices are so pretty. Enjoyed reading your post as well. patchworkbreeze (at) gmail (dot) com

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  49. Pick me pick me pick me please!!!!

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  50. Your fabric choices are lovely~ And butterflies celebrate Summer!

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