Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Beat the Heat Island Batik blog hop

Welcome to my regular blog followers, and to those of you visiting for the first time.  I hope you will stay and take a look around, maybe even begin to follow me. 

I am so happy that today is my day on the Beat the Heat Island Batik blog hop. I am sharing my quilt that I made with Island Batik Seedling collection that was released at May Market.  You should see them in your local quilt shops now or ask for them.  There were many collections released and they are all just the yummiest!!



In order to 'beat the heat' my hubby and I love to go camping and kayaking. The picture above is from our trip to Sibley State Park.  The lookout tower below is Mt. Tom within the park. 




In January, Island Batik sent us ambassadors our first box that contained lots of gorgeous fabrics. Included was this bundle that was marked 'Surprise' so I was not able to show you until now. 


Here they are all spread out.  So much fun and I adore the colors!!  At the time I received them, I was vacationing in Arizona and I happened to have taken my sewing machine with me, so I began working on this quilt then.  I just couldn't wait to work with them!!
The pattern is a freebie from The Fat Quarter Shop called Layer Cake Lattice.  It works up very fast.

My hubby and I had fun trying several different shots with this quilt.
Aren't they just the cutest prints, look at the tan one with the watering can and little garden shovel. There are wheelbarrows, clippers and boots too. Others have mushrooms, leaves and seeds! Perfect collection for a gardener.

I was thinking of flowers when it was time to quilt it so I freemotion quilted an organic allover flower design on my Nolting Funquilter.
One more shot in the tower.  Check out my quilt hanging from the railing!




This is the first time for using cotton batting from Hobbs.  It performed well for my long arm quilting, however it does leave a bit more lint. But I know to clean out my machine more often so there are no problems.




Island Batik provided the fabrics, while industry partners Hobbs and Aurifil supplied the batting and thread.  Thank you to each of these companies for their generosity!  I love being an Island Batik Ambassador and I hope you enjoyed my post for the blog hop. 

There are several individual giveaways happening along with the fabulous one from Island Batik.  Island Batik is having a new giveaway each week of the hop!  Scroll down to the end for the info on this weeks giveaway.

Here is the list of my fellow ambassadors with their day of the hop.
Monday, August 5th - Blueberry Patch

Tuesday, August 6th - Clockworks

Wednesday, August 7th - Electric Desert

Thursday, August 8th - Enchanted Forest

Monday, August 12th - Garden Party

Tuesday, August 13th - Geared Up

Wednesday, August 14th - Graphic Gems

Thursday, August 15th - Kaleidoscope

Monday, August 19th - Petal Pushers

Tuesday, August 20th - Quiet Shades

Wednesday, August 21st - Seedlings

Thursday, August 22nd - Soil & Seeds

Monday, August 26th - Steam Engine

Tuesday, August 27th - Sunny Side Up



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37 comments:

  1. Love your quilt, Vicki! Last photo is my favorite.

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  2. Your quilt is a delight and you got some great shots of it on the tower.

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  3. I really love your quilt Vicki. The colors are beautiful and your photos are wonderful.

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  4. What a pretty quilt! I agree that the fabrics are really fun (I love the watering can). What a fun camping trip/photo op!

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  5. Not sure if I did that right!?! I do LOVE your quilt, Vicki!!! Awesome photos, too! I went to that park as a child. I'm going to put it on the bucket list for DH and I. I made that quilt pattern myself--it's great for featuring fabrics.

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  6. That is a pretty collection of fabric, and I think you chose a great pattern to showcase it, Vicki! Looks like you had fun finding good places to photograph it, too!

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  7. What a great way to showcase the wonderful fabrics. Oh...just saw the person above said the same thing. love it.

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  8. those fabrics are beautiful - I always love batiks.

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  9. Oh but these fabrics are so yummy. Your quilt is wonderful. It show cases the fabrics nicely. Thanks for sharing today. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  10. Good Morning Vicki! I love all those different shots of this quilt. It looks so pretty hanging from the tower. What a lovely line of fabrics these are from IB. I know how nice they are to work with, so I'll bet this was a dream to piece together. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  11. So very nice. Your pictures of the quilt are wonderful.

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  12. Such a fun pattern for these beautiful fabrics! I love the plus sign in quilts. Great way to use a layer cake too!

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  13. Ooooh! I love this colourway and your plus quilt is perfect. I have to make one!

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  14. Beautiful finish and I love your photos.

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  15. Beautiful fabrics and great design for them.

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  16. Haha was funny another picture of the tower. .Oh buy the way check out my quilt...ty I needed a giggle. .I love this quilt and the colors you got are so pretty ..happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  17. Haha was funny another picture of the tower. .Oh buy the way check out my quilt...ty I needed a giggle. .I love this quilt and the colors you got are so pretty ..happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  18. That is so pretty, and what a great setting for the photos. I sort of suspected you where having photo fun. =) I like it in all the creative settings!

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  19. Great quilt! Those fabrics are gorgeous. You really made them shine using this design.

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  20. Love your quilt...and where you took the pictures! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  21. Cool greens and neutrals rock!

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  22. Gorgeous scenes for
    your lovely quilt to
    be shown.
    Carla from Utah

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  23. Love those fabrics and the pattern was perfect for showing off those prints!

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  24. Your quilt is really stunning Vicki and so is the photo setting.

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  25. That is a yummy quilt!! it looks so perfect at the park and at the tower - almost.... like it was meant to be!!

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  26. What a beautiful quilt Vicki! I love all the beautiful pictures you took...I would have loved to see one in the kayak with you!!

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  27. This is a lovely quilt. Batiks are such fun to work with.

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  28. You did a fabulous job with this line. I really love the plus sign quilts; the way the fabrics interact with one another. Lovely photo shoot too!

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  29. Well done! Love the colors. Hmm, could it be because my Use It Up quilt uses the same???

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  30. This is beautiful! Great pattern choice for a lovely collection of fabrics!

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  31. Love your plus quilt. One is on my to-do list.

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  32. Plus quilts are always dramatic and your Island Batik fabrics really do them justice. I love those earthy colors! You're a great IB ambassador!
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  33. Pretty quilt, and in such a lovely setting. I like your pattern because it shows those prints so well, but I also like the prints themselves. They really add a lot to the batik fabric.

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  34. So pretty! Love your quilting design. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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