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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Getaway Blog Hop and Giveaway by Island Batik

Fabric line is 'O Deer' and I used Missouri Star's half hexie ruler. I had half a yard of 22 fabrics, 11 brown and 11 blue. The above picture shows the stack after I got done cutting and the left over fabric and the pictures below show the layout and then the trimmings.I put the rows on a diagonal and had a heck of a time squaring the quilt up. After I was done I think I figured out a better way to do it, maybe next time.
I added a light blue border and a minky bubble for the back and it ended up being a twin size quilt or a nice size throw. I got a little carried away when I was cutting and I have a stack of half hexies left over that I am thinking of making another quilt. Actually I was wondering if the hexies are like rabbits that keep multiplying because there is a awful lot left over.

 The weather cooperated and I was able to get a picture of my quilt on the front porch. It is January in Washington even if it looks like April out there and feels like spring. Just wondering when mother nature is going to blast us.

 Well, we cant have a blog hop without a giveaway. Leave a comment and I will pick a winner for a stash builder pack, 2.8 yards of Island Batik fabric, five rolls of 5 inch by WOF. This is my last post for Island Batik as I am no longer an ambassador and this stash builder is the last of my fabric that they were so kind to give me to play with (well of course except for the scraps I have left), so I want to share one last time. I hope you have enjoyed the blog hop and have lots of ideas and plans for the new year.
Have a great day.

83 comments:

  1. Half hexies look great. I might try this one myself

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    1. It goes pretty fast and there are so many ways to put it together. I am sure you will enjoy it if you do.

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  2. Looks like a good cuddling quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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    1. It is and I am sure who ever I give it to will enjoy it.

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  3. such pretty fabrics. and your quilt turned out gorgeous.
    hoping that the next leg of your journey is full of wonderful moments and blessings.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. Thank you. I have plans to spend more time promoting my store.

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  4. Love the fabrics and your quilt!
    deb(dot)rick(at)live(dot)com

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  5. I really, really like your quilt, Jeannette! I did half-hexies for mine too, but never once did I consider a diagonal set. It added a unique perspective for sure. We will miss you as an Ambassador next year. I am happy to have "met" you this year, and will continue to watch your creative offerings.

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  6. Beautiful quilt! And it has been a fun blog hop.

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  7. I love how the quilt turned out! I can imagine it would be hard to keep it square. Kudos to you for making it work!

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    1. After I was done I found a tutorial on Missouri Star that had a much easier way to do it.

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  8. Your quilt turned out wonderfully, sad that you are no longer an ambassador.

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  9. Such a beautifil quilt! So sorry you won't continue as an ambassador. Best wishes.

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  10. Your quilt really looks fantastic. I love this pattern and have been wanting to try it, but I don't think I want to try it your way. I think it would be too hard. You did a wonderful job with yours.
    Thank you so much for your giveaway.

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    1. Go watch Missouri Stars tutorial and it is much easier than how I did it.

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  11. That is a very pretty quilt!! I love the design, and all of the beautiful fabrics! That turned out really well!! Sorry to hear you will no longer be an Ambassador. How super nice of you to have such a great give away! All my best to you.
    warner.dale@gmail.com

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  12. The blues and fawns, and with a half hexie,show the fabrics so well. Love the giveaway, Island Batiks are beautiful. Good wishes for 2019.And warmer weather to come,I can send you some of our heat meantime, averaging about 30C most days down here in NZ.

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    1. Thank you. Even though it is cold here it is warmer than normal so I guess I cant complain.

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  13. That's really a wonderful quilt! I have the half hexie template and have been meaning to make a quilt like that myself.

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    1. It goes together pretty quickly and you will love it.

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  14. I really like the different blues in this line. The half hex was a great choice; I love how this looks!

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    1. Thank you. I love the half hexie and may have to make another.

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  15. I have really enjoyed this blog hop, what fun! These projects have been some of the best & with some of the prettiest fabrics! Thank you so much, Susan

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    1. Thank you. I have enjoyed working with Island Batik fabrics.

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  16. Love the quilt it just light and dark looks so smooth tytyty for sharing your talents with us all.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you. I am not really a big brown fan but this turned out nice.

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  17. I like your quilt. Did you like using the half hexie ruler.

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    1. I do like the half hexie ruler. I like hexagon quilts and the ruler makes it easier to sew.

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  18. Half hexies make a super looking quilt in the way you've arranged them! Such a great idea! The light blue minky on the backing is the perfect, sweet touch for a cozy quilt. The winter blast has definitely hit the Midwest! We are expecting to break a record low from 1887!

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  19. I love hexi quilts. I've made two. One was a throw and the other a huge 95"x95" and I quilted it on my domestic Janome 6600. Your quilt is beautiful and that is such a generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  20. The half hexies show off the fabric wonderfully. I love what you did with it.

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    1. Thank you, it means a lot to have you leave a comment.

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  21. What a great design for these gorgeous fabrics!

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  22. you did a beautiful job with those great fabrics. I love how you put the colors all together. the hexagon shapes worked so well with so many different prints.

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  23. I have always liked the combo of browns and blues...earth and sky? The half hexies do a great job of showing off the fabrics. I would never have thought of placing them on the diagonal.
    Thanks for sharing your IB projects with us.

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  24. Beautiful fabric and a wonderful design. I love half hexies. I need to do this one.

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  25. I love the half hexies and the color combination of blues and browns!

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  26. What a beautiful quilt. I love blue and brown together. Sorry to hear you will not be an Ambassador anymore but it was great to see your posts and meet you. What a great giveaway!
    Carol Andrews

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  27. What a fabulous quilt!! The colors play so well together with the half-hexie pattern you came up with to create the perfect quilt for your final quilt as an Ambassador. I will miss seeing what you create as an Ambassador.

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  28. Such a lovely quilt, I love these colors. Denise For the love of geese

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  29. Looks great. Very nice array of fabrics.

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  30. I love the colors in Oh Deer and your quilt shows them off perfectly. Great colors for a man quilt!

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  31. I'm fairly new to quilting and received a set of hexagon templates for Christmas 2017. Haven't tried them out yet, but this quilt may just be the inspiration I need to do it!

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  32. O Deer is on of my favorite collections. It has lots of stuff I love: deer, browns, blues, leaves...

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  33. Love your quilt - the colors are gorgeous.

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  34. Lovely fabrics and your quilt looks nice!

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  35. This quilt looks
    fabulous with this
    fabric and the heavies!
    Carla from Utah

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  36. Dang auto check.
    Should say hexies.
    Carla from Utah

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  37. Really like your Hexi quilt.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  38. Blue and tan fabrics ate lovely. Nice variation to put half hexie on diagonal. Appreciate how much work you put into the quilt. Larger pieces show the individual fabric well.

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  39. Nice job with your quilt. Thanks for sharing the awesome giveaway too!

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  40. Those half hexies are so cute, and a great way to show the patterns of the fabric!

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  41. Such a nice quilt for a man, colors and style. I love it as I struggle trying to dream up quilts for the male relatives in my life. I love this fabric bundle also.

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  42. The half hexies make for a beautiful quilt!

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  43. I love hexie quilts. Half hexies are my favorite.

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  44. I have that ruler and I'm always looking for ideas of what to do with it--I often buy rulers I see Jenny Doan use and then want to put them to use later in other ways but am stumped. No more--your quilt has me very motivated tonight! Your quilt is gorgeous!

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  45. Hi Jeanette! Your quilt is stunning! I love the big blocks that showcase this beautiful fabric. Thanks for all the eye candy and inspiration you provided as an ambassador. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next!

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  46. Nice article as well as whole site.Thanks for sharing.
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  47. I have been tempted to purchase the half-hexie ruler and now I think you've talked me into it! Your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win your stash of these gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for sharing throughout the year!

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  48. Your quilt is beautiful. Love the half hexies.

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  49. I adore how the hexies came together! Great masculine quilt!

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  50. I made a quilt with half hexies, and I know what you mean about multiplying! Love your quilt.

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  51. I have that half hexie ruler, and I really like your use of it!

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  52. I like your half hexie quilt. I have never make one, but I am thinking of giving it a try. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

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  53. You have made some beautiful projects,

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  54. I love the half hexies. Your quilt is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. This would be an amazing snuggle quilt with the minky on the back. Good luck with your change of focus next year.

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  56. Your quilt is just great! You have made such lovely projects!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  57. Nice quilt. Sorry you won't be an ambassador again. I thought about applying, but life got in the way. Lots of lovely fabrics you are giving away.

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  58. LOve the fabric and your quilt!

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  59. Lovely quilts!!thank you for the chance to win the gift away!☺

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Comments are always welcome and definitely enjoyed.