Monday, August 27, 2018

The Great Outdoors Island Batik Blog Hop Week 4 & Giveaway

Wow, it's week 4 of the Island Batik blog hop, and I know my mind is reeling seeing all of the creativity in our circle. There is so much creativity, period, in QBL, aka Quilting Blog Land, isn't there? I've said all my life, too many books, not enough time, and that's is still oh SO TRUE, but now it also applies to quilts! And here we have give whole weeks, two to three posts per day of quilty inspiration and beautiful batiks! It's almost too, one can never have too much quilty eye candy.
You will find the giveaway on Island Batik's blog, and giveaways at each of the bloggers' stops. My own is here!
This week we have five different newly released fabric collections from Island Batik showcased in projects. The name of each collection is in pink italics, and the blogs to visit who are showcasing the collection are beside it. Have fun, get inspired, and good luck in the giveaways!

Week 4

August 27 Globetrotter Pamela Quilts, Curlicue Creations
August 30 London Calling Quilt in a not-Shell, Lizard Creek Quilting
August 31 Spirit Rhythm Steph Jacobson, Whispers of Yore

Here are the previous three weeks of posts:

Week 3

August 20 Ocean Odyssey Gateway Quilts and StuffThe Quilt Rambler 
August 21 British Rose Busy Hands QuiltsMania for Quilts
August 22 Dear William Inquiring Quilter, mmm! quilts (that's me!), Living Water Quilter
August 23 Dragonfly Dreams Inchworm FabricsBea Quilter
August 24 Fur-ocious Friends Quilting Affection DesignsDizzy Quilter 

Week 2

August 13 Safari Sew Incredibly CrazySweet Grass Designs 
August 14 Spring Blossoms Mary Mack Made MineIf These Threads Could Talk
August 15 Victoria and Albert Bejeweled QuiltsClever Chameleon
August 16 Wild Things Freemotion by the RiverKauffman Designs
August 17 Petting Zoo Den Syende HimmelSarah Goer Quilts

Week 1

August 6 All A Flutter Yellow Cat Quilt DesignsCreative Blonde
August 7 Birds 'N Bees Ark Angel CreationsPatterns by Jen
August 8 Canterbury Manor Sally MankePowered by Quilting
August 9 Eclectic Garden Desert Bloom QuiltingSew Karen-ly Created
August 10 Vintage Morris MooseStash QuiltingDevoted Quilter

There's still lots of time to enter the giveaways!

Announcing the winner 

of my Free Motion Fantasy Giveaway post which was Thursday. Here's one of my two projects:

The fat quarter bundle of 8-10 of these beautiful fabrics goes to Barb of Mountain Quiltworks. She loves doing free motion leaves. So do I! Did a ton on my Island Batik 'Maple Leaf Rag' quilt for this hop--see link above. Barb has been contacted; can't wait to see what she does with her fabrics...but she's got a certain wedding quilt to finish first!


  1. Sandra - I'm so excited to be the winner of this FQ bundle - so pretty! I will search for the perfect pattern to go with it...after that wedding quilt is finished, of course!

  2. Hooray for Barb! She does great work and I follow her blog :)

  3. Yay Barb! I can't wait to see what you come up with for these pretty fabrics! Happy Monday! ~smile~ Roseanne