Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Back to School with Island Batik

It's back to school time and it's blog hop time with Island Batik.  When growing up and getting ready to go back to school my favorite thing was to get a new box of Crayons, I loved all those colors.

 My Grandson loves markers...here he is all ready for First grade!  I purposely blurred the picture for his safety.

My favorite colors today would be these aqua, teal and purple crayons.
















All of us Ambassadors have been really busy preparing projects to show you using the new fabrics that were released at Spring Market. They should be in stores as we speak...ask for them!

The bundle I was given for this blog hop is called Olivera and is it ever lucious.  When it arrived I could hardly contain my desire to make something with it.  You see it is just my colors when it comes to a clothing item.

You might be looking for my project, well here it is.  I decided to make myself a Town and Country Jacket.  


I cut 2.5" x WOF for my stips.  It is a QAYG project, however I chose not to use batting, that way I can also use it as a shirt if I wish.   I have done a few of these jackets before so I knew exactly what size to make.  


I love how it came out!  I know that I will wear it often.  Some day I am going to make a matching purse, but I ran out of time for now.


I think the hubster was having fun taking pictures:)

Be sure to stop at the Island Batik blog and enter to win some wonderful fabrics!!!

Also you will want to check out all the other Ambassadors blog post for their day on the hop.  You can see the whole schedule HERE.


Linking with Linky Tuesday, Midweek Makers, Let's Bee Social and Can I get a Whoop Whoop.


















53 comments:

  1. Outstanding job of matching those strips at the seams! That is always difficult for me when garment sewing.

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  2. Hi Vicki,
    WOWEE - what a nice jacket! I love the fabrics and how you used them, and they match up perfectly. Great job. They are very lucky to have you as an ambassador. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. that jacket is amazing! I've made a few already and never like them on me, I'm picky about what I wear, so I hand it down to someone else, but I love sewing for my kiddos ;)

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  4. Really cool jacket. I participated in a crayon challenge before you get color combinations that you never expect.

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  5. What a creative way to use such fabulous fabrics! The jacket looks lovely on you!

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  6. Oh Wow! your jacket/shirt looks so great! Such fun pictures of you, too :)

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  7. You look beautiful in this amazing jacket. Great job!

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  8. Gorgeous! What a great jacket you have sewn up....and fun to wear!

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  9. Oh, Vicki, it's gorgeous! And so are you! How fun to see your smile :) Congrats on a lovely, useful finish.

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  10. Your creativity is zinging along in this jacket. Plus it looks awesome on you! The colors of the batik island fabric worked so well.

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  11. OK, now why don't we see more of your pretty face in pictures! Hmm? I am even more in awe than I was before at your sewing skills. Impressive!!!!

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  12. awesome jacket - just stunning!!!!

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  13. Vicki, I love your jacket. That's one of my favorite patterns and you sure wear it well!

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  14. That is one snazzy jacket, Vicki! It will go with just about anything! I know you will get a lot of wear out of it. Great job!

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  15. Nice jacket, you can go out in town in style.

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  16. You look fantastic in your jacket - perfect color choices! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Your project turned out great! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. What a beautiful batik jacket Vicki and love the photos of you wearing it!!

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  19. wow your jacket is gorgeous. well done
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  20. Wow love the colors you got to sew with.grear job on the jacket.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  21. Your jacket is wonderful and looks like it fits you perfectly! What's the best online place to find Island Batiks? I never sew with batiks much, but their fabrics look so beautiful, I'm going to have to try them!

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  22. I love it! Those colors are gorgeous together.

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  23. I, too, love the colors of this group of fabrics. And good for you, for blurring the photos of your grandboy. I wish more people thought to do that.

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  24. Very pretty! Love the cool color palette.

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  25. What a fun Blog Hop! the colors are quite lovely in your fabric choices~

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  26. Would never have thought to make a jacket, it's lovely.

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  27. What an awesome jacket! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  28. So creative. Thanks so much for participating. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  29. Your jacket is magnificent! BRAVO!! Those are all my favorite colors too. Beautifully done, Hon!!

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  30. Great jacket. Love the colors! Looks good on you, too.

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  31. How refreshing to see a garment made from the Island Batiks! Your jacket/shirt is wonderful and looks so professionally made. It will coordinate with almost every shirt, too!

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  32. WOW! Your jacket is sooo gorgeous! I LOVE it!

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  33. Pretty jacket! Great idea for your project - the colors are so lovely.

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  34. Your jacket is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  35. Beautiful jacket. The colors are stunning.

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  36. A cute jacket for those cool mornings of Fall. Thanks for sharing

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  37. I can see why you love those colors. Great jacket.

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  38. Really nice jacket and the colors look great on you!

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  39. Really nice jacket and the colors look great on you!

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  40. Gorgeous colors and piecing. It gives me hope that someday I'll finish a piece of clothing I am sewing.

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