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

51 comments:

  1. Pretty quilt! And beautiful colors! Love the Island Batik fabrics. Thank you for sharing your quilt!
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  2. That seems like a lot of work for the piecing of this quilt.

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  3. Practicing a difficult pattern in a wall hanging size usually satisfies my making desire. Yours turned out very lovely :)

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  4. I like the colors you choose to use. I'm a 'darker' gal. Not into pastels.

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  5. Sometimes the challenges that challenge us are the most rewarding. In this case, I would say that you came out a winner with a great finished quilt. I'm up for the challenge of giving this one a try! Thank you for sharing your Island Batik Bounty with us as a giveaway!

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  6. Your quilt looks great, love the colors and intricate design. I wouldn't mind trying out the pattern with the other colors.

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  7. I like your quilt top a lot! It does look like a challenge, but you did a great job!

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  8. It's a lovely quilt. I totally understand "it was fun to make but I'll never make it again". Sometimes I like the challenge but once I've conquered it I'm no longer interested in making it again.

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  9. Beautiful quilt! I love the colors. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  10. The colors of your quilt are lovely and the pattern is fun. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Love these colors in this collection-and the butterfly border-Yay! Thank you, Susan

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  12. I love the look of your quilt, the pattern looks quite interesting. The collection is beautiful and butterflies sound lovely. Thank you for sharing your quilt with us and for the giveaway opportunity.

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  13. I really love this quilt! I enjoy the challenges like this too!

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  14. That's gorgeous. I was wondering how you did it, and I'm glad you shared a bit of the process. Now I see! Thanks!

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  15. Your description of the process of this quilt is amazing. I can see why it was a challenge for you. It's so pretty though and the colors are perfect.

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  16. Beautiful quilt! I was also a military brat (Navy).

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  17. Gorgeous quilt! I love the pattern.

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  18. oh wow this is gorgeous. thank you for the give a way and for the inspiration.
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  19. Beautiful quilt! I love how it looks on the bed.

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  20. The colors in this collection are wonderful and your quilt really showcases them nicely!

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  21. Your quilt is lovely. I can see that this was a challenging pattern.

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  22. Beautiful! I love a challenge and can see how this would be one. It turned out gorgeous, though!
    Sandy A

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  23. Wow, quite a challenge, but it looks great! Nice looking fabrics.

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  24. That certainly looks like a lot of work and turned out beautifully!!

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  25. Beautiful quilt. I love a challenge once in awhile.

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  26. Blog hops never cease to amaze me.I learn so much and find cool ideas like your quilt...tytyty for doing this... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  27. Looks like a very challenging but great design.
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  28. Gorgeous quilt!! Reminds me of a fancy tile floor :)You did super job! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too!!

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  29. Your quilt is lovely. Thanks for keeping it real in your description of the process. :)

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  30. Very nice quilt. Love the colors.

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  31. Great quilt! Japanese jigsaw has always been a favorite.

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  32. What a pretty quilt! I like anything with batiks.

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  33. I can see that this would take a lot of concentration but the results are worth it.

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  34. Love the colors you picked - very nice! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. This is really pretty! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. Lovely pattern & colors! pjrquilter at msn dot com

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  37. Your quilt is very pretty! Thanks!

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  38. I love this pattern - and your quilt! It does look like a challenge - but a fun one!

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  39. Pretty quilt! That pattern looks intriguing. I might have to put that on my list.

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  40. love your quilt, scary to think of cutting what you worked so hard to piece.

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  41. Pretty quilt! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  42. Your quilt is beautiful! Butterflies? Which fabric is that? My BFF loves them and I’d love to get her some. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Thanks for sharing this! I never knew the process for making a Japanese puzzle. I can understand why you wouldn't be doing this again soon, but it was certainly worth the effort. The quilt is beautiful!

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  44. Very pretty quilt! Cool fabrics! Have a fun day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  45. Awesome quilt!! Love this pattern and the fabrics!!

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  46. Your quilt is beautiful. The fabrics suit the pattern so well.

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  47. Nice quilt and beautiful fabrics!

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  48. Love your quilt! I would definitely love to try the pattern too! My piecing needs lots of work! Thanks so much for a chance!

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Comments are always welcome and definitely enjoyed.