Monday, August 6, 2018

The Great Outdoors Blog Hop with Island Batik

AAAAh! the great outdoors! We are seeing more and more research that says
 spending time outside is good for your mental health.
 A lot like quilting, in that way!  It is for me!
So on those days when it's just too hot to fire up the iron and sewing machine,
we go outside and enjoy walking, going to the pool, or tending to our gardens.



The great outdoors are what inspired the this hop’s theme.
Throughout the month of August, our Ambassadors will be featuring Island Batik’s newest fabrics, appearing on shop shelves SOON!
 See something you like? Ask for it at your local quilt shop, or request it
if you don’t yet see it. We have the most delicious collections to share with you!





The fabric that Island Batik sent to me is gorgeous!  It is aptly named "All A Flutter".
I decided to make this throw size quilt which I found in Fons and Porters Modern Patchwork. 
It is the January/February 2018 issue.  I loved the woven effect and decided to give it a go.

Iberian Tile Quilt



Ignore the person behind the quilt! But do take note of the butterfly in the lower right corner.


I guess our little friend was checking out the new flowers in the garden!


If you would like to win my scraps from All a Flutter, I have cut them into 2 1/2" strips. 
Also, you will win my newest pattern....Happy Go Lucky! 
 So please leave a comment to be eligible to win! 
Prize to be awarded at the end of the Blog Hop. 
Be sure to go visit the rest of the Island Batik Ambassadors for inspiration and prizes!

And....Island Batik is having a wonderful giveaway....check it out on their blog.

Monday, August 6 - All A Flutter - Yellow Cat Quilt Designs, Creative Blonde
Tuesday, August 7 - Birds N’ Bees - Ark Angel Creations, Patterns By Jen
Wednesday, August 8 - Canterbury Manor - Sally Manke, Powered By Quilting
Thursday, August 9 - Eclectic Garden - Desert Bloom Quilting, Sew Karen-ly Created
Friday, August 10 - Vintage Morris - MooseStash Quilting, Devoted Quilter
Monday, August 13 - Safari - Sew Incredibly Crazy, SweetGrass Designs
Tuesday, August 14 - Spring Blossoms - Mary Mack Made Mine, If These Threads Could Talk
Wednesday, August 15 - Victoria and Albert - Bejeweled Quilts, Clever Chameleon
Thursday, August 16 - Wild Things - Freemotion By The River, Kauffman Designs
Friday, August 17 - Petting Zoo - Den Syende Himmel, Sarah Goer Quilts
Monday, August 20 - Ocean Odyssey - Gateway Quilts, The Quilt Rambler
Tuesday, August 21 - British Rose - Busy Hands Quilts, Mania for Quilts
Wednesday, August 22 - Dear William - The Inquiring Quilter, MMM Quilts, Living Water Quilter
Thursday, August 23 - Dragonfly Dreams - Inchworm Fabrics, BeaQuilter
Friday, August 24 - Fur-ocious Friends - Quilting Affection Designs, Dizzy Quilter
Monday, August 27 - Globetrotter - Pamela Quilts, Curliecue Creations
Tuesday, August 28 - Jungle Cruise - Vicki's Crafts and Quilting, Little Bunny Quilts
Wednesday, August 29 - Lavendula - Carole Lyles Shaw, Masterpiece Quilting
Thursday, August 30 - London Calling - Quilt in a Not-Shell, Lizard Creek Quilting
Friday, August 31 - Spirit Rhythm - Steph Jacobson, Whispers of Yore
Monday, September 3 - Sweet Tweets - Kathleen McMusing, Adventurous Applique and Quilting

Tuesday, September 4 - Whatnot - heARTS Creations, Slice of Pi Quilts