Friday, August 19, 2016

Island Batiks "SeaSide Summer" Blog Hop - Surf Squirt


The Island Batik ambassadors are hosting a blog hop which started August 15th and runs through September 2nd. Each day we are highlighting beautiful projects made from their Spring/Summer 2016 Collections. All the Ambassadors blogs are full of giveaways and great recipes. So keep on reading!


For myself, I love spending time at the Ocean, it is so peaceful and relaxing to sit and watch people fly kites and listen to the waves coming into shore.  Recently, I got to spend a wonderful day in Ocean Shores, Washington just hanging on the beach with family.

 

Today, Quilting Affection (myself) and Archipelago Quilting will showing off the "Surf Squirt" Collection. Surf Squirt, is a bright fun palette of fabrics that makes you feel the warmth of summer days at the ocean. When I first saw the collection, it really got my creative designing juices going. So I went to work designing to bringing the ocean and colorful tropical fish into one beautiful and fun quilt. 


Here is what I came up with, my new (coming soon) pattern "Beneath the Waves" the pattern that measures 42" x 36" gives you the feel of swimming in the water with fishes or looking inside an aquarium. This quilt would be a lovely, wallhanging or baby blanket. 

I designed this pattern so the background water will use 2 different colors that blend together.


The 3 different sizes of fish are all pieced with a variety of beautiful colors.

I am currently working on finishing the pattern now, planning for a first of October release. Stay tuned to my blog for the specific release date.


Now on these hot summer days, it is nice to relax in the evening with a fresh salad. So how about this fast easy healthy salad dressing.


Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

1 cup Cilantro Leaves
1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 Lime
1 garlic clove
Salt to taste

Directions: Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Drizzle over your salad. makes about 3/4 cup.

Enjoy!!


Finally, I saved a few pieces of my Surf Squirt bundle and would love to giveaway! I will send 3 fat quarters to one lucky winner. Just enter the link below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Island Batiks is also giving away a lovely fabric bundles, enter with the link below.



Thank for visiting me on this blog hop! Below is the schedule of the hop, make sure to go to each of the blogs listed below. There are plenty of giveaways, recipes and Island Batik Spring and Summer 2016 Collection examples. Each one of the Ambassadors will inspire you to get your creative juices going.

Seaside Summer Blog Hop Schedule
Monday Aug 15 - Rain Forest


Tuesday Aug 16 - Red Tide

Wednesday Aug 17 - Sand Dune


Thursday Aug 18 - Seashore


Friday Aug 19 - Surf Squirt


Monday Aug 22 - Tradewinds


Tuesday Aug 23 - Equinox


Wednesday Aug 24 - Sea Canyon


Thursday Aug 25 - Sea Foam


Friday Aug 26 - Spoolin' Around


Monday Aug 29 - Tide Pools


Tuesday Aug 30 - Wind and Sea


Wednesday Aug 31 - Spring Zing


Thursday Sep 1 - Splash


Friday Sept 2 - Landscapes




Happy Quilting!


Tina

#seasidesummerhop #islandbatik #quiltingaffection 

76 comments:

  1. *sqealing with joy!* That is the most adorable quilt pattern I've seen in a long while! It's wonderful! Love the rich colors, too! Count me in for this pattern!

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  2. I really love it! It is like watching the fish through an aquarium--very peaceful and relaxing.

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  3. Beneath the Waves is so adorable! I love it!

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  4. This is a great design. So cheery.

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  5. I think I can hardly wait for the pattern - I love it!!

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  6. I think Beneath the Waves is AWESOME! Surf Squirt colors are awesome too.

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  7. I love your new quilt pattern. It looks great done in batiks! Thanks for the yummy recipe too.

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  8. The pattern is so cute. I would love to make something like this for a baby quilt. Great job.

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  9. Very cute fishy quilt!!! Love the salad dressing recipe too!!!! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  10. Cute and cheery! Makes you want to start making it immediately. Perfect quilt for babies and toddlers!

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  11. I love the colors of Surf Squirt, but I love your quilt even more. It is fabulous. Thanks for the draw. raydeer@memlane.com

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  12. I think you have really captured it. The pattern is great and the colors are perfect.

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  13. I want to make it NOW!!! SUPER cute.

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  14. Cute pattern, but the fish need eyes. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  15. I have a nephew (and a his son) who would love this quilt. He is a semi-professional fisherman and he and his wife love fish related items to decorate their home.

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  16. Love your Beneath the Waves quilt! The batik fabrics are fabulous!

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  17. Love your Beneath the Waves quilt! The batik fabrics are fabulous!

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  18. I love your Pattern!! Very Summery too! Definitely would make a special baby quilt (our Granboy's room is Nautical..I think it would be great for a Wallhanging too..)

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! :D

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  19. I love your wall hanging! The colors are beautiful! This would look great in my spare bedroom. Thank you for sharing your quilt and for the giveaway.

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  20. I like your pattern. I have a grandson who recently got a fish, he would love the quilt.

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  21. Those fabrics are just yummy....love your design.

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  22. The pattern is great. I love the variety of colors you used and the different size of fish. Makes for a really lively wall hanging. Thanks for sharing a great giveaway too!

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  23. I Like it kids will like it and adults too.... Very nice if you had a oceanside bungalow to put it in.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  24. Priceless. It makes me giggle. Not sure if it's the fun design or the fabulous colors, but I LOVE it!

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  25. Beneath the Waves is awesome! Who wouldn't love to have this during the heat of the summer? It just makes me feel cooler looking at it. I also love that purple batik....luscious! Thanks for the recipe too!

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  26. It is really cute. Love the way you blended the colors. Love the colors together.

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  27. Love this pattern. It works so well in these fabrics.

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  28. I think the pattern is really cute and fun!
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  29. It is a really sweet pattern, I love the colours roo!!

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  30. Great pattern. I love the color choices it would have a place on my wall.

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  31. Love the pattern. Those fishies are wonderful in all the different colours.

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  32. I love this pattern. the motion of the fish is fabulous. the colors are so perfect for under the water.

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  33. I really like your pattern and it would be such a nice quilt to hang up at my sister- in-laws summer cabin.

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  34. I love your pattern, love fishes and sea, perfect for a summer project!

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  35. What a cute pattern! And I love the colors in this fabric collection. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. The pattern is super cute and I love the colors you've used for your quilt!

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  37. Cute pattern! I love everything, the pattern, fabrics, colors, just gorgeous!

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  38. I love the fish and waves, it is a great pattern

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  39. I love your pattern! You are very talented. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  40. This pattern is wonderful! I love it so much, and your fabrics are just the right ones!

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  41. Love your pattern, that it has the fish and the waves. I especially like that it's made out of HSTs. Much better than the Peaky & Spike type that I usually see.

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  42. Goldfish tropical fish! I love it! I can't wait for it! I'm making my first quilt with Island Batiks and I love them!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. Love the pattern.....it is right up my alley!

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  44. Your "Beneath the Waves" is lovely! I like the way fishes are, and the waves too.

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  45. I think you've designed a great pattern that captures the brightness and vibrancy of ocean life.

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  46. Love the pattern, Just need to add a dolphin and it would be perfect *wink*

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  47. Just love how the fish swim in the sea with real waves. Happy, bright and full of summer.

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  48. Oh my gosh I love your pattern!! Adorable!

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  49. Oh my gosh I love your pattern!! Adorable!

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  50. I love the colors. The fish are great.

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  51. Fantastic pattern and love the colors. This would look great a my sister-in-law's place on Lake Geneva, WI.

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  52. I love those fish! I just finished the last of the fish for a quilt of my own and wish I found this sooner! They would surely be a cute addition!

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  53. I think your pattern is awesome! I've been wanting to make a quilt with fish in it. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  54. I think your quilt is totally cute! And the patterns on those fabrics are lovely. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  55. I love this pattern and would like to put one on the wall of my autistic grand daughter. She could not over feed those fish.
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  56. Cute Quilt! Bright and cheerful! Nice pattern and great colors.
    warner.dale@gmail.com

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  57. My daughter who lives in Florida would love this!

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  58. So cute!!! Love fish and the colors are bright and pretty. akronne17@gmail.com

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  60. Your quilts is delightful! I have a granddaughter who loves her fish tank, and she would love this quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  61. This happy colorway just makes me feel like I'm at the beach!

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  62. Your quilt is quite darling!!! As a little girl we would go and stay at ocean shores, once in a darling tiny log cabin and other times in travel trailers. My father always wanted to head to the beach because we live on the other side of the state. Thanks for a chance at some lovely looking fabrics...
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  63. So cute! Both the pattern and fabrics.

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