2/01/2017

Island Batik New Beginnings Blog Hop

Welcome to my post for the Island Batik Blog Hop. 

This is the last day of the blog hop.
Island Batik has a giveaway through Rafflecopter HERE.
You will also find links to all the Island Batik Ambassadors' 
blog hop posts there, as well. 
I have a giveaway, too!

Details on entering for a chance to win my giveaway 
are at the end of my post.

We Island Batik Ambassadors were charged with interpreting the theme "New Beginnings" by creating a project larger than 24" x 24" using the fresh, new Fall/Winter 2016 fabrics introduced at Quilt Market in November. We had to use at least 8 of the fabrics from the fabric collections we received. I had some of the Merry and Bright collection to use. 

I bought this black Island Batik Blender (BE23-E1) from a local quilt shop, 
to use as my background.

This is the quilt I designed. 
It looks different depending upon how it is viewed. 

I thank my husband and future son-in-law 
for holding the quilt and apologize for a wonky photo.


I used EQ7 to design this quilt. 
Scanning the fabrics and adding them to the fabric palette 
allowed me to determine which quilt layout was the choice I wanted.




I used half yard cuts of the 8 fabrics and 3 yards of the black. 
The Merry and Bright fabrics were cut into 2.5 inch strips. 
The blocks finish at 9" x 18" long when sewn into the quilt. 

I have to thank Michelle Fialek, my longarm quilter for quilting this for me. 
I was under the gun to get it finished for today and she came through. 
She used a lovely variegated black and gray thread with the swirls. 
(The photo is a larger file, if you want to click on it and see a close up.)

Now, for my giveaway. 
I haven't given a name to the quilt I designed. 
Leave a comment with a name for this quilt. 
I will choose a suggestion on Friday, Feb. 3. 
Please leave a way for me to contact you if you are a no-reply commenter. 

The chosen name will be sent this Stamp Pack of 5" squares from

For a giveaway chance for a random selection of 
fat 1/8ths from my Island Batik fabrics,
leave a comment on my Facebook page HERE

(I am sorry I can only ship to United States addresses due to postage costs.)
But if you are outside of the United States, I will email you a some of my PDF patterns.

If you would like an idea of what can be made with 
a Stamp Pack of Island Batik fabrics, 
see what I did HERE or HERE.

Thank you for visiting and I look forward to choosing a name for the quilt. 
Tomorrow I will post the reveal of my 
Four-in_Art group quilt. I hope you return. 




32 comments:

  1. I would call it Block Hop because of all the movement!

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    1. Thank you for participating in the blog hop. I appreciate you suggestion for the quilt name.

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  2. Climbing upwards or Steps to the Sky

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  3. Nancy your designs make me want to stay home and stitch.
    Call it fiesta sway

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  4. Beautiful quilt! It reminds me of Japanese Lanterns.

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  5. This is lovely.
    Flow of Life

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  6. great quilt- I'd name it twists and turns- but don't need to win anything :)

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  7. Very unique and colorful. Reminds me of a "Slinky"

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  8. Gorgeous! I love the movement in the different layouts.

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  9. Unique, colourful, bright, immensely appealing! Great quilt!

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  10. 3D Fence, beautiful. I like how it changes. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  11. Wow! I love the movement that appears in your quilt. I really love the second picture. I would call it "Illusions"

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  12. Beautiful quilt Nancy and how fun to see all the different arrangements!

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  13. The black background really shows the colours well. How about Nancy's Diamonds

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  14. Wow...great quilt! Nice movement. I see "Hugs and Kisses", as both ways give the illusion of X and O.

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  15. How about "Dance with Me". It reminds me of dancing, with all the movement. ndfromsd at gmail dot com

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  16. Nancy, I hope that you make the first EQ rendition. Love all the layouts!

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  17. Zip-Pow-WOW!It's even fun scrolling back and forth over the layouts!

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  18. Zip-Pow-WOW!It's even fun scrolling back and forth over the layouts!

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  19. Slinky. .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  20. Slinky. .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  21. To me the first thing that came to mind for the first picture was "Chromosomes"! In the second picture they look like 3 dimensional squares stacked up. I would call it "Step to It" Great work. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  22. Great quilt! It's quite an eye-catcher and the batiks are almost hidden in the colors! I'd call it "Bangles" because it reminds me of pretty bangle bracelets.

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  23. It reminds me of those pictures where you can't tell if the steps are going up or down, so I would name it steps of illusion.

    Sandy A
    scotty4me39 (at) yahoo.com

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  24. Definitely has a lot of movement.......maybe batik tango.

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  25. "Blink" When I blink, the pattern changes. Well done, Nancy.
    Leslie O
    oleslie21@yahoo.com

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  26. How beautiful! I would call this Summer Song or Happy Dance. Thanks for sharing this!

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  27. Great quilt. I think it looks like dancing legs, so maybe Tap Dance, or Long Legs. I love the other block designs, too. Great idea!

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  28. I totally thought the one direction looked liked DNA chromosomes, so Dancing DNA. Or Tropical Chromosomes. I also thought of strings of holiday multi-colored lights? Tropical Holiday Lights. Caribbean Christmas Lights.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. How fun to see them all so differently in the different layouts. Hope your hip is better soon.

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