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 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.
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:
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
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