Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Island Batik's The Great Outdoors Blog Hop

The Island Batik Ambassadors have been busy this month with The Great Outdoors Blog Hop.  I am totally blown away by the creativity of my fellow ambassadors as well as the beauty of the Island Batik fabrics! 




The collection that I was given to work with is Lavendula and it's a beautiful mix of purples and greens.  Lavendula will be appearing on your local quilt shop's shelves SOON!  Be sure to ask for it at your local quilt shop or request that they talk with an Island Batik rep to order it. 

While I'm typically know for my modern traditional pieced quilts, I opted for some raw edge fusible applique to showcase the fabrics.  I designed this quilt, aptly named Flutter Away.  Since the prints in the collection feature dragonflies, butterflies and birds - all creatures with wings that flutter - the name seemed only appropriate!





Print and PDF patterns will be available soon and I'm giving away 3 patterns as part of the blog hop.  Be sure to leave me a comment with your favorite Island Batik collection to be entered to win.  I will randomly select the lucky winners on Sunday September 9, 2018.


Photo location: Limberlost Covered Bridge Park near Ceylon IN.
Photo Cred: Nancy Scott of Masterpiece Quilting

To see all the Island Batik fabric collections, be sure to check out all the ambassadors and their blogs!


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
And we can't have a blog hop without a giveaway .... Be sure to click to enter the giveaway!

42 comments:

  1. I can't pick one that would be like eating one potato chip. I like all of them. Great quilt.

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  2. I love them all, but I think Ocean Odyssey is my favourite, because of the bright colours and swirl patterns. Lavendula is gorgeous though, and butterflies were a perfect choice.

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  3. My favorite so far is the Canterbury Manor collections. I just love the bold colors and the flower motifs. I've never used batiks to appliqué before and now that I've seen your butterflies, I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  4. so adorable and this fabric line, I will have to remember the line's name.

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  5. Beautiful quilt! My favorite line is London Calling.

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  6. The perfect pattern to use for this gorgeous quilt!

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  7. Beautiful quilt! My favorite is a Ocean Odyssey, but Lavendula is a close second! Thanks for sharing your quilt with us.
    cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

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  8. i love them all but especially Ocean Odyssey. I would love to make something with this fabric for our front room which is ocean themed. oh my goodness your quilt is gorgeous. thank you for inspiring.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  9. your quilt is gorgeous and all the fabrics are so pretty. i think lavendula is my new favorite collection.

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  10. Love your quilt - butterflies always make me smile!!!

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  11. It is hard to decide on a favorite.

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  12. It is hard to decide on a favorite.

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  13. I haven't met a batik that I didn't like! My love of blues has London Calling at the top of my list.

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  14. So far, my favorite collection has been Ocean Odyssey, but Lavendula is now my new favorite. Your quilt is AWESOME! (tegens@charter.net)

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  15. Anything with butterflies and dragonflies! Love this pattern with Lavendula.

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  16. Love the Laavendula collection! There are few batiks that aren’t my favorites. Your quilt is wonderful.

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  17. Love your quilt! Sometimes stepping out of our normal strengthens our creativity. My favorite line would be Jungle Cruise. Love the animal prints in it.

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  18. Picking a favorite is hard, but I think mine might be "Dear William".

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  19. Oooh, that quilt is so pretty. I love all the collections so far. I'm not sure I can choose a favorite. If I have to pick a favorite it would be Eclectic Garden.

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  20. I like the colors of the "Dear William" collection but really would be so content adding any of them to my stash! Beautiful quilt!

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  21. I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing. As for a favourite collection, that is really a hard decision. Since i am particularly drawn to butterflies, dragonflies, purple, green and teal, I am going to say Lavendula as this collection has all the elements I love.

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  22. Your Quilt is Gorgeous!! Wow!! I think my favorite Collection has to be "Lavendula"...tho I love several more of them..this has all my fave colors as well. :) Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too :D

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  23. Lavendula is my favorite of the collections. Love the color combinations used in this collection. Love your Butterfly quilt.

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  24. This Lavendula collection is my favorite. I love purples and teals together and they always pull me in! Your butterfly quilt is the perfect way to show off these fabrics!

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  25. Those butterflies look wonderful and the quilting reminds me of a breeze blowing through a field. Such a wonderful collection of fabrics. Ocean Odessy is my favorite fabric collection.

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  26. Lavenfula is my favorite! Just love the Tesla & purples & greens. Your quilt is beautiful!

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  27. I think London calling...love your quilt very very pretty... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  28. I am a batik addict.... I love them all!!!! Love your quilt. cshelleyqbq (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. The Lavendula collection is now my favourite, I just love these colours

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    1. I like the lavendula and the Butterflyquilt is so nice. Have a nice day
      Hay from Denmark - Inge Lise (mail: pe@mvbmail.dk)

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  30. Love your Butterfly quilt--makes Lavendula one of my favorites, now!
    barbkaupat)yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  31. Beautiful quilt - I especially love the purple binding, a nice pop!

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  32. I really like Fur-ocious Friends.

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  33. Your quilt is lovely, it reminds me of butterflies flying in and out of a window.

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  34. Your quilt is PERFECT for summer! Love the butterflies as we are just covered in them right now. Monarchs definitely made a come back this month near our home on the shore of Lake Michigan.

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  35. This is a beautiful quilt!! I especially love the butterflies since I am a former hospice nurse and butterflies are a symbol of hospice. I really love this Lavendula collection, as well as British Rose - it's hard to pick just one, but these are my colors!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  36. Right now, I'm really liking Lavendula! I have always been drawn to purple and blue fabrics, especially batiks. These butterflies are really beautiful!

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  37. Petting zoo, such vibrant colors ❗❗

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  38. Love your butterflys!! Victoria and Albert was my favorite with Lavendula a close second!!

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  39. Beautiful! I love the butterflies :)

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