Monday, January 9, 2017

New Beginnings Blog Hop and Giveaway

Welcome to the New Beginnings Blog Hop with the Island Batik Ambassadors! This group of quilters has put together gorgeous projects to showcase the newest fabrics (released at Fall Market in Houston, TX) for your viewing pleasure! 

New Beginnings Blog Hop
The fabric collection that I used was Dotalicious by Island Batik and the pattern is Oklahoma Twister wall hanging that I designed. I used the Oklahoma twister pattern because once a twister hits you have to start all over again, thus the New Beginning. This wall hanging turned out to be 36X36.




 I will give you a quick run down of how I made the block. I cut 16 five inch squares of the Dotalicious and 16 five inch squares of the black. I put them right sides together and sewed all the way around the 4 sides of the square and then cut diagonally through the squares from corner to corner both diagonals. Now there are 4 half square triangles from each square. These are now 3 1/4 inch squares. (I didn't square them up and wish I had. If I had they would have been 3 inch squares) Cut 20 black squares the size of the half square triangle 3 1/4 or 3 inch for each block or a total of 80. Lay it out as above, sew the squares together, and then the rows together. Then sew the four blocks together. Put a 2 inch border on and quilt it. If you look close you can see I quilted circles. I love the movement that it gave to the block.



Monday, January 9 – Coastal Mist
Stone Cottage Quilts
Wednesday, January 11 – Drizzle
Webster Quilt
Thursday, January 12 – Fifi and Fido + Happy Hounds
Mary Mack Made Mine
Quilting Affection
Friday, January 13 – Fresh Catch
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Monday, January 16 – Glowing Embers
Purrfect Spots Designs
Tuesday, January 17 – Lake Life
Freemotion by the River
Wednesday, January 18 – River’s Edge
Ark Angle Creations
Jennifer Sewing
Friday, January 20 – Blushing Blooms
Desert Bloom Quilting
Monday, January 23 – Gone Fishin’
Maria Michaels Designs
Wednesday, January 25 – Surf and Sand
The Patchwork Pearl
Beaquilter
Thursday, January 26 – Twilight Blush
KISSed Quilts
Friday, January 27 – Happy Harvest
For Quilts Sake
Monday, January 30 – Jolly Holly
Kauffman Designs
Tuesday, January 31 – Frost
MooseStash Quilting
Wednesday, February 1 – Merry and Bright
Patchwork Breeze
Sally’s Quilting Corner

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the HOP!!!!

Jeanette






69 comments:

  1. Fun design that the name and design just works great. Total #CreativeGoodness. Of course, the fabrics also look great too!

    QuiltShopGal
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    BTW - I follow you a variety of ways, for following blogs, but my most favorite is My Creative Blog List @ http://mycreativebloglist.blogspot.com/

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  2. I follow you on feedly! I love the black.

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  3. Jeanette,I would love the black background. I already follow you on bloglovin

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  4. Gorgeous quilt! The black background is lovely, but I'll bet the white is too. I'd be willing to try either one! I follow on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

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  5. I follow you on bloglovin - I will choose the white background, just to be different!

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  6. thanks for the giveaway, black background

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  7. I would like the black background - but I would happily accept the white also. I love the quilt pattern- it looks complex on first look, but after staring at it a while, I see that it isn't difficult. I follow on GFC and Bloglovin'

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  8. I love black backgrounds. It think it makes the colors just pop. I like this line of Island Batik fabrics.

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  9. Beautiful quilt design Jeanette and what a perfect name for it!

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  10. I've never made anything with a black background! I'm sure both are beautiful though! I follow on Bloglovin:)
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  11. this is lovely. thanks for a chance. I follow on FB. I have never made a quilt with a black background. so I would like to try the one with black

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  12. I really like it done up in black like you have it.

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  13. Love how those fabrics pop out against the black fabric.

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  14. I love the way the colors look with the black background. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  15. While the black pops I am tired of working on black and the white would be a nice change! Thanks for the chance to win

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  16. I really like the black background. Thank you for this awesome chance to win.

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  17. I really like how the black just makes it pop right out. Wonderful!

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  18. Hi,the white would be nice! Thank You for sharing!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  19. Love your topper! The black looks fantastic, but I have a feeling the white looks great too. Either color would work. I follow you via Bloglovin".

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  20. I would be happy with either background. I have been following with GFC.

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  21. I follow on facebook and bloglovin'. I'm not picky, either background is good.

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  22. I like the black background, love you it pops!

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  23. What a great quilt... if I won, I think I would like the white background best. Thanks for sharing! I follow via Bloglovin.

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  24. I love the black background - it makes batiks pop!!! GReat job!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I just love your design and truly is a great representation of "New Beginnings"....love it.

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  26. Loving the contrast of the darks and brighter colours! A gorgeous line of fabrics!

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  27. Both backgrounds would be beautiful with those fabrics, but I have always wanted to do a black background quilt. I'm a long time follower.

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  28. I would like the dark background, because it would make those bright colors really pop.

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  29. Love it in both but black really gets my eyes.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  30. Love it in both but black really gets my eyes.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  31. I like the black.
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  32. Black is my choice....perfect on your project! I follow on Bloglovin

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  33. As a fan of Amish quilts, my first choice would be black. I see most people are saying black--I wonder what the popular answer would be if your example were in white--your quilt is so gorgeous, I'm thinking you'd change some minds, whatever color you made. Thanks for giveaway.

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  34. Lovely, I would love the black background...something different than my usual style. Thanks. elanagoldberg5@gmail.com

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  35. I'd like the white background as would make the colors pop. Thanks.

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  36. Love it! What a great way to construct the block.

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  37. Love the black background! Makes the colors Pop! It is Beautiful! I am already a Follower too :)

    Thank you for chance to win your Awesome Give-a-way too! :D

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  38. Those pinks and purples and greens are so glorious in this pattern! I'd like the white background if I were to be so lucky. I am a new Bloglovin' follower!

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  39. I love black backgrounds! They make the colors pop! :)
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  40. I am a happy follower on Bloglovin. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  41. I follow on feedly. I would love the black one as I haven't used that as a background and I love the contrast.

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  42. So fun! I love the black background that makes the colors look more neon and bright.

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  43. I'd love the black background. So beautiful!

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  44. I am a new follower on Bloglovin and I would love the white background. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  45. I lived in Oklahoma for over 8 years, and missed getting hit by twisters (thank goodness). I like the black background. Nice.

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  46. Quilting with circles really enhances the movement in this design. I like the way the pretty batiks pop against the black background. I follow you with bloglovin.

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  47. Gorgeous quilt! I think I'd prefer the white background but I love the black so I really would be thrilled with either! 💕 I follow with bloglovin x

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  48. Love the quilt. And either background sounds great. I follow via Blogger. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  49. Absolutely gorgeous! I love black backgrounds. I follow on Bloglovin

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    1. Sorry--meant to type I follow on Blogger (pippirose).

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  50. I would love the white background!
    facebook follower & new bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender
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  51. I would love the black background. Happy new year to you and I follow you on bloglovin
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  52. Following and would love the black background. This is so beautiful!

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  53. What a great design! I think I would like the black!

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  54. Greet pattern. I would like the white background.
    monica(at)icanquilt2(com)

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  55. I think I would like to try the white background, but either one would be beautiful! I love how you quilted this one.

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  57. Oh!! I love this!!! I love the dark background as it makes the batiks pop!! Beautiful quilting too!!

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  58. all that batik goodness and pretty prints! i love me a dark background--it makes the block patterns pop! i would love to make this quilt and use more Island Batiks!
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  59. I love your joyful quilt, and your whole beautiful blog. I follow you via Bloglovin. And thanks for the awesome giveaway. I would be delighted with either a white or a black background.

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  60. I have never made the Oklahoma Twister block. It looks like a fun block to make. The fabrics you had to use are very pretty.

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  61. I like the black background. Thanks! jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  62. I like the black background. The bright colors are so pretty.

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  63. The black back ground is very appealing! Thank you for the chance at winning!

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    http://quiltlovefordomesticfelicity.blogspot.com

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  64. I show the love as a FB follower :) Have a fantastic day!
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  65. love the black....such a great contrast!

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  66. I can not decide! If pressed white...or black. I follow on blogger.

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