Thursday, August 23, 2018

Island Batik Great Outdoors Blog Hop and Giveaway




Welcome to my blog.


I had the pleasure of working with Island Batiks Dragonfly Dreams II and I used the pattern Delectable Mountains for this blog hop and I am so excited at how it turned out. I started with 40 ten inch squares of background and 40 of the main fabric. There was 2 of each color which worked out great, giving me enough half square triangles to make one large block. A background and a color square were marked from corner to corner and sewn 1/4 inch on either side of the line. Then cut on the line. Iron open and square them up 9 1/2 inches. One pile is the left cut and one pile is the right cut. It is important to keep them separate. Cut the square into 2 3/8 inch strips. Then trade the two outer strips with each other, then trade the two inside strips. Sew the strips together to make one quadrant of the final block. Sew 4 quadrants together and then layout in rows. It is five across and four down. Not quite a square.

If you want to watch a tutorial on this pattern, Missouri Star Quilt Company has one called Grand Adventures.



 I tried different layouts and decided to use all of one color for my blocks because there was such a wide variety of colors. I just couldn't find a random layout that was pleasing to the eye. One of my daughters said that it made her eyes hurt and she voted for the final layout. The quilt finished at 83 x94. I backed it with the a light grey with dragonfly's in white.




I will be giving away a package of 5 stash builders. That is 2.8 yards of sewing goodness. So be sure to enter by leaving a comment below on what project you might want to use the stash builders for. Also check the links below and see what the other ambassadors have made and enter their giveaways. Island Batik is also giving away a great prize so be sure to check out their blog and enter the raftorcopter. I will choose a winner at the end of the hop.

Blog Schedule with LINKS!

Monday, August 6 - All A Flutter - Yellow Cat Quilt Designs, Creative Blonde
Tuesday, August 7 - Birds N’ Bees - Ark Angel Creations, Patterns By Jen
Wednesday, August 8 - Canterbury Manor - Sally Manke, Powered By Quilting
Thursday, August 9 - Eclectic Garden - Desert Bloom Quilting, Sew Karen-ly Created
Friday, August 10 - Vintage Morris - MooseStash Quilting, Devoted Quilter
Monday, August 13 - Safari - Sew Incredibly Crazy, SweetGrass Designs
Tuesday, August 14 - Spring Blossoms - Mary Mack Made Mine, If These Threads Could Talk
Wednesday, August 15 - Victoria and Albert - Bejeweled Quilts, Clever Chameleon
Thursday, August 16 - Wild Things - Freemotion By The River, Kauffman Designs
Friday, August 17 - Petting Zoo - Den Syende Himmel, Sarah Goer Quilts
Monday, August 20 - Ocean Odyssey - Gateway Quilts, The Quilt Rambler
Tuesday, August 21 - British Rose - Busy Hands Quilts, Mania for Quilts
Wednesday, August 22 - Dear William - The Inquiring Quilter, mmm! Quilts, Living Water Quilter
Thursday, August 23 - Dragonfly Dreams - Inchworm Fabrics, BeaQuilter
Friday, August 24 - Fur-ocious Friends - Quilting Affection Designs, Dizzy Quilter
Monday, August 27 - Globetrotter - Pamela Quilts, Curliecue Creations
Tuesday, August 28 - Jungle Cruise - Vicki's Crafts and Quilting, Little Bunny Quilts
Wednesday, August 29 - Lavendula - Carole Lyles Shaw, Masterpiece Quilting
Thursday, August 30 - London Calling - Quilt in a Not-Shell, Lizard Creek Quilting
Friday, August 31 - Spirit Rhythm - Steph Jacobson, Whispers of Yore
Monday, September 3 - Sweet Tweets - Kathleen McMusing, Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Tuesday, September 4 - Whatnot - heARTS Creations, Slice of Pi Quilts

 Thanks for stopping by. Have a great time hopping.

65 comments:

  1. I have few batiks, I use them as soon as I get them. Not sure what pattern I will use but a quilt will be born!
    Cork@pa.rr.com

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  2. Your quilt is beautiful! I have made a similar one in scraps some time ago.

    I would make an Interleave Quilt with the stash builders.

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  3. Your quilt is lovely! I enjoy working with batiks and would likely make a lap quilt.

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  4. Baatiks are my fav fabrics to work with - they have such a nice feel to them!!! Love that Dragonfly Dreams - would make a great miniquilt! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  5. Your quilt is beautiful! Good design decision in the end! I would probably make some table runners with the stash builders. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

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  6. Lots of work went into that beautiful quilt! My next quilt is going to be a scrappy batik herringbone pattern so your giveaway would fit right in!

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  7. I love the Delectable Mountains block, have a green and purple version started and need to get it out again soon. I really like the setting you used for the blocks. Thanks for offering the fabrics, I would use them in our quilt ministry group's projects.

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  8. I would make a Throw for our Family Room..not sure of pattern yet. Your quilt is Awesome!I haven't made one asintricate as that..am still in "simple to make"patterns :) Thank you too..for chance to win your Give-a-way :D

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  9. My Treadle On group did a batik star block exchange. One of these days, I need to pull those stars out, and more batiks, and make a quilt top. Nice quilt you made.

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  10. I would make a new tote bag...for myself! Beautiful quilt.

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  11. I am sure I will make a quilt. Maybe Twice as Nice. Yours is wonderful. I love the colors and the pattern. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  12. this quilt has been on my to-do list forever so i would use the fabrics for that.

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  13. Oh I love Delectable Mountains! I grew up in the mountains, and now I live in England - no mountains anywhere, unless I go to Wales or Scotland! If I won, I would hug them and pet them for a while, before deciding to use them on the next quilt along that caught my eye.

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  14. I would include them in a batiks quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  15. Hi Jeanette! Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome stash builder!! I would probably make a quilt should I win! I love the way your quilt turned out!

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  16. Beautiful quilt! I haven’t made a Delectable Mountain quilt yet, but these fabrics would be perfect for one.
    cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

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  17. I would probably make a throw quilt--Thanks for the chance!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  18. I want to make some placemats for a round table as gift. Batiks would be lovely.

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  19. Love the quilt & the way it shows off the fabrics! I love piecing & am drawn to stars and Dresden plate, so would make something along those lines.

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  20. I am thinking a lap quolt for this winter tv viewing. .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  21. I’ve been wanting to make the Delectable Mountain so maybe this would be it!! Thanks for the inspiration 😉

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  22. So pretty. I could use some batik for a wall hanging I'm making. The colors always look so great for landscape quilts.

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  23. I would love to make a pretty quilt for my daughter! She would love these fabrics! thank you!

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  24. I would use them on a quilt I am designing currently.

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  25. I love the way the mountains are sitting upon your background fabric. I'm looking forward to making an art quilt for the wall with batik fabrics.

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  26. Very beautiful! I would use them in a scrappy quilt. Thank you for the chance.

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  27. I would make a wall hanging with the batiks, something to brighten up a dark hallway.

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  28. Your quilt is beautiful. I would use one of those stash builders to supplement a scrappy batik quilt I am making. I tamed my batik scraps with the first scrappy quilt I made though I still have enough scraps to start, but not finish, a second quilt of the same design. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. That would make a colorful Texas Star. I've been wanting to make that for a while. :)

    Love your quilt!

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  30. Your quilt turned out gorgeous. Love Delectable Mountain quilts!
    Fellow Ambassador Karen

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  31. Your quilt turned out wonderfully, just love how vibrant and fun it is.

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  32. I've been enjoying the portability of English Paper Piecing this summer. Those batiks would look great in hexies! basaran.family (at) rogers.com

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  33. I like your Delectable Mountain quilt. I would like to use the stash builder to make pillow covers.

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  34. I would pay it forward and make small pouches and give them to my family and friends, just because ... no occasion.

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  35. Stash builder would go into a quilt!
    tvonzalez at gmail dot com

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  36. Love your quilt and I adore using batik a new runner for my new house maybe raw edge appliqué orange peels

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  37. I might use those fabrics to make the same quilt you did--it's been on my list for quite awhile!

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  38. I do love Delectable Mountains and have always wanted to do a quilt using that pattern. It's not really hard to do and it looks easier using precuts! I know I'd use the batiks in one or more quilts...hopeful a Delectable Mountains!

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  39. I would make a quilt for my Granddaughter. Her birthday is coming up soon!

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  40. I would make a quilt for someone for Christmas.

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  41. I would make a quilt from a new book I just got: Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers by Judy Gauthier. I'm working on the "Ring" quilt to make a lap quilt for my niece. So many I want to make and this fabric would be so perfect. Thanks!

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  42. I noticed my comment about Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers didn't pull over my name: Carolyn at cswsand50@hotmail.com

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  43. I would love to use this fabric in a New York Beauty quilt

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  44. I would love to include some of these gorgeous batiks in a scrappy quilt. And I would share any neutral colored ones with a friend who is gathering fabrics for a bed quilt in neutral batiks.

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  45. These batik beauties would would wonderfully to make a new "almost all batik" quilt.

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  46. Batiks are fun, colorful, fabrics that can be used for just about anything you can imagine. The Delectable Mountain quilt is beautiful.

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  47. Catching up on my blog hop visits. Lovely quilt! Delectable Mountains is one of my favorite blocks!

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  48. Isn't it fun to create such unique layouts and get totally different looks? I like the zig-zag one myself. I'd use the stash builder to make a set of placemats for outdoor dining on our new deck!

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  49. I've been wanting to make a quilt for the doctor who took care of my parents, and I think he is a batiks kind of guy. I have some in my stash, but I'd like to supplement them with some of the beautiful Island Batiks and then head over to Missouri Star and see what tutorials are there to get me quilting quickly.

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  50. I love your quilt! It's so joyful! And thank you for the generous giveaway! I would make a lap quilt with these beautiful fabrics.











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  51. Love your mountains, they show off those batiks perfectly .My choice would be to do a star block , a large one that covered the whole quilt, and have a paler background , that way the bigger pieces would highlight each fabric so well.

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  52. This is a fun pattern. It's a great way to feature fabrics

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  53. Great quilt. As your daughter observed, the colours are very bright but with the light background they get to sing. I like your final arrangement, each fabric has a turn to shine. :)

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  54. MSQ patterns are always so much fun and that is one terrific way to make a delectable mountain. It is also a great pattern for showcasing all those fabrics. (ambassador)

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  55. Shows off the fabrics fabulously with this pattern!

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  56. Wonderful colors! I like the different placements possibilities of the blocks.
    I wouls make a quilt, probably with geese blocks, as I would like to try this block

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  57. Hi Jeanette, I am always in awe of everything you do. I love batiks and have seen some beautiful appliqué quilts done in them, which might be fun to try.
    Thanks for all you’ve taught Kacey in the quilting world.

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  58. Gorgeous quilt! I did not realize that was how a Delectable Mountains block was made, lol.

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  59. Very nice way to showcase the fabrics. I have to play with fabrics before I choose a block.

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  61. Fantastic quilt! I am going to have to put delectable mountains on my to do list :) I think I'd do a star block with these lovely batiks.

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  62. I really like your quilt. I have made this block before, but I would never have thought to make it with such a colorful mixture of fabrics. Thank you for sharing a new way to use the block. I would use the fabrics to make a quilt as I love using batiks for quilts.

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  63. These are such great colors, and Delectable Mountains is a great pattern to let them each shine! I'm on n ocean kick at the moment, so I would probably use the prize, were I to be the lucky winner, to make an ocean-scape with lovely batik fish and other ocean creatures.

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  64. No clue what I'd make, but I'm sure I could come up with something with such beautiful fabrics.

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Comments are always welcome and definitely enjoyed.