Thursday, January 18, 2018

Four Seasons Blog Hop and Giveaway

Japanese Jigsaw twin size quilt

 This is the quilt I made for the Island Batik January Four Seasons Blog Hop. The line I had to work with is Season's Shades. Lovely fabric and most of them would be awesome in an fabric landscape quilt or in a number of projects that you need background texture.


 The pictures show the construction progress. I will say that it was a challenging quilt to make. I first had to arrange the 9" blocks then I had to cut them into quarters and keep them in the correct order. Then after they were sewn into blocks I had to cut the blocks into diamonds making sure to keep the order correct and making sure not to cut the diamond the wrong direction. The third picture shows the scraps after cutting and the fourth shows the pieces sewn together before the borders were added. I threw in a picture of it on the frame and then a picture of the completed project on a double bed.

 I had a week off after Christmas and I think it took me 3 days to get the top together. I love the colors especially the border which has butterflies on it.



 I will be giving away a kit to make the same pattern in a wall hanging size. It is the lights from this line that I didn't use for this project. I will include the pattern because I don't plan on making this quilt anytime soon. It was fun to make once because I like a challenge but not twice. So leave a comment and I will choose a winner at the end of this blog hop. Be sure to go to the Island Batik blog for their wonderful giveaway and all the other ambassadors are having fun giveaways.

Thanks for looking,
Jeanette

WINTER

January 8Blue Moon
Inquiring QuilterCheryl Lynch Quilts
January 9Mountain’s Majesty
FunThreads DesignsLittle Bunny QuiltsQuilting Affection Designs
January 10Alpine Ice
Freemotion by the RiverSlice of Pi Quilts
Seams Like a DreamKISSed Quilts
January 11Alpine Jingle
Purrfect Spots DesignsBejeweled Quilts

SPRING

January 15Elementz
Den syende himmelInspired Layers
January 16Southern Blooms
Yellow Cat Quilt DesignsQuiltologist Treasures
January 17Morning Sunshine
Quilt’n PartyDesert Bloom Quilting
January 18Season’s Shades
Inchworm FabricsKauffman Designs

SUMMER

January 22Paisley Dot
Pamela QuiltsSeams Like a DreamMary Make Made Mine
January 23Sunflower Serenade
Kathys Kwilts and MoreWhispers of Yore
January 24City Culture 2
Mary Mack Made MineheARTs Creations
January 25City Culture 2
The Quilt RamblerLizard Creek QuiltsKISSed Quilts

FALL

January 29Pumpkin Patch
Seams to be SewKISSed Quilts
Ark Angel CreationsAdventurous Appliqué and Quilting
January 30Autumn’s Grace
KISSed QuiltsBeaquilter
January 31Plum Delicious
Masterpiece QuiltingAdventurous Appliqué and Quilting
February 1Northern Woods
Moosestash QuiltingVicki’s Crafts and Quilting