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,
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.