Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Island Batik Four Season's Blog Hop + GIVEAWAYS!

Welcome to the Four Season's Blog Hop!

It's finally "my day" to share my quilt with you!  The Island Batik Four Season's Blog Hop has been going on all month and I've been waiting patiently while admiring all the quilts my fellow Island Batik brand ambassadors have made.... Aren't they just gorgeous!  If you have missed a few, I have updated all the links at the bottom of this post. 

The collection I'm working with is Plum Delicious by Kathy Engle which contains all these gorgeous rich colors.  Plum Delicious will be arriving at your local quilt shop in April .... so be sure to ask them to order it if they haven't already!

I struggled for a long time trying to decide what pattern to use for the blog hop quilt... I wanted to make sure I showcased all 28 (yep, 28!) fabrics in the collection so I ended up designing a pattern that did just that ... and I named the pattern Plum Delicious too! 

The quilt finishes at 69" x 69" and features 9 blocks - each of which looks totally different based on the fabrics that are in the block. I love designing star quilts, so I just had to incorporate stars of two different sizes into this quilt. I have a PDF Download Version of the pattern available RIGHT NOW via my Craftsy page - so you can start making your Plum Delicious quilt right away.  Print patterns will be available in a few weeks.

In addition to the Island Batik fabrics, I used Aurifil thread to piece the quilt and Warm 80/20 Batting from The Warm Company.  Even though it is hard to see in the photo, the quilt is custom quilted with block, sashing and border patterns. 

I am giving away 3 copies of the pdf pattern for my Four Seasons Blog Hop giveaway. To enter, please leave a comment on this blog post about which season - Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer - is your favorite and why.  I will select and notify winners on Monday February 5, 2018.

And don't forget to visit all the blogs that participated in the blog hop. You can always check the Island Batik blog for an updated schedule and while you are there - be sure to enter the main giveaway! 

Here is a list of the bloggers and their pages. 

January 8, 2018 featuring the Blue Moon Collection

Jennifer Fulton:  www.inquiringquilter.com

January 9, 2018 featuring the Mountain's Majesty Collection

Carol Steely:   www.funthreads.blogspot.com
January 10, 2018 featuring the Alpine Ice Collection

Connie Campbell,   www.conniekresin.com
Kate Colleran:   www.seamslikeadream.com
January 11, 2018 featuring the Alpine Jingle Collection

January 15, 2018 featuring the Elementz Collection

January 16, 2018 featuring the Southern Blooms Collection

Sharon Denney Parcel:    www.yellowcatquiltdesigns.com
Sally Johnson:    www.quiltologistreasures.com

January 17, 2018 featuring the Morning Sunshine Collection

Stephanie Beritcs:   www.quiltnparty.com
Jessica Caldwell:   www.desertbloomquilting.com/blog/

January 18, 2018 featuring the Season's Shades Collection

January 22, 2018 featuring the Paisley Dot Collection
Pamela Boatright:   www.pamelaquilts.blogspot.com

January 23, 2018 featuring the Sunflower Serenade Collection 

January 24, 2018 featuring the City Culture 2 Collection

Maryellen McAullfie:   www.teachpany.blogspot.com
Joyce Mullis:   www.heARTsCreations.com

January 25, 2018 featuring the City Culture 2 Collection

Karen Overton:  www.thequiltrambler.com

January 29, 2018 featuring the Pumpkin Patch Collection

Marian Pena:    www.seamstobesew.com

January 30, 2018 featuring the Autumn's Grace Collection
Bea Lee:  www.beaquilter.com

January 31, 2018 featuring the Plum Delicious Collection

February 1, 2018 featuring the Northern Woods Collection
Vicki Schlimmer:  www.knitbug2.blogspot.com


  1. Your quilt is gorgeous with those rich colors!
    Spring is my favorite season, I love seeing nature coming back to life after a long winter.

  2. I love your quilt. My granddaughter would love it too--all that pink! My favorite season is spring. I love to see my garden and what has survived the winter.

  3. This is beautiful, Nancy! I really love how you incorporated all of the fabrics in your design.
    Spring is my favorite, too. I feel excited, and I love watching the buds from my flower bulbs start to pop up through the warming earth.

  4. Absolutely beautiful. I really love these fabrics.

  5. your quilt is beautiful, love the pattern you designed.

  6. wow your quilt is gorgeous. it really does showcase all the fabrics perfectly.
    I would have to say that it is a tie between spring and autumn.
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  7. Awesome little quilt!!! Love the plum colors! Spring is my fav season - love allthe new blooms!!!

  8. Great quilt. Fall is my favorite season with the cooler weather and the beautiful colors.

  9. Cute; I love Plum Delicious and I love the Plum Delicious fabrics. What a showcase. I love Fall because of the change in the air. I can smell it even today in the middle of winter.

  10. I'm a big fan of star quilts too and yours is beautiful. Down here in Florida we don't have drastic season changes but I've always loved Fall. I like the idea of cooler weather, crisp falling leaves of glorious colors, and Halloween - the cute fun kind. I'm not a fan of scary lol

  11. Plum Gorgeous quilt! Fall is my season. It gets H O T here in Southern California so as it starts to cool...I'm in heaven!

  12. I love all four seasons!! The beautiful colors and soft warm air of spring, the wonderful nights of summer, the amazing colors of autumn and the gorgeous snow of winter. Plum Delicious is a fabulous quilt...the fabrics and the pattern are a perfect match!

  13. Any season except winter will do. I do not enjoy the cold.

  14. I love all the fabric but fall is my favorite. .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

  15. Autumn has always been my favourite season. Why? Because I love the autumn colours, autumn weather, and the autumn harvest! It really is a beautiful time of the year here in my part of the world.

  16. I love Fall. I love your quilt!

  17. The fabrics and your quilt are so beautiful!
    My favorite season is fall - love the crisp air and colorful leaves.

  18. Beautiful fabrics and quilt. My favorite season is Fall because of the slightly cooler temperatures.

  19. Lovely quilt that really shows off the gorgeous fabrics in this collection. I love purple, so this collection is a natural for me. My favorite season is fall because that's when I got married. The changing leaves always remind me of my wedding day!

  20. Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt. My favourite season is fall when leaves are colourful and the air is crisp. As a teacher fall was always an exciting time as each school year started. It was always great to leave school and enjoy the colours, smells and sounds of autumn. Now that I am retired I enjoy those colours, smells and sounds all day long.

  21. That's beautiful, or really delicious. You did a great job showcasing the colors. I love all seasons.

  22. Beautiful quilt, love your color choices. It's Spring for me, warm weather, flowers, trees with leaves and return of Humming birds.

  23. Awesome pattern and quilt! Really showcases the fabric beautifully. Fall is my favorite season because I love the rich autumn colors - followed closely by spring because, to me, it celebrates a new and fresh beginning.

  24. So pretty in pink. My favourite season is Fall - still some beautiful weather, all the leaves are changing colour, and 'tis the season of Halloween. Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. Fall is one of my favorite seasons--the coolness and crispness in the air, the beautiful trees are some of my favorite things!

  26. I love these colours. My favourite season is Autumn because of the rich colours of all the leaves

  27. What a gorgeous quilt! All those yummy fabrics! Thanks for sharing. My favorite season is fall because that’s when the weather finally cools off. We have days of 90-100s so when it finally cools off, I’m happy! Fall is also the start of lots of great holidays and family time.

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  28. Lovely colors. Spring is my favorite season as it means new beginnings. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

  29. Beautiful quilt! My favorite season is spring. I love to plant my veggie and flowers and be outside in the sun!

  30. You feel spring on its way to look at it! Even tho Im a fall. Color kinda of girl pjrquilter at msn dot com