Thursday, January 12, 2017

Island Batik New Beginning Blog Hop

Welcome to my day on the “New Beginnings” blog hop the last blog hop for the 2016 Island Batik Ambassadors.  We have been asked to interpret our fabrics into the theme of "New Beginnings". The fabrics that were selected for me was from one of Island Batik new collections "Happy Hounds" by Kathy Engle. This Fabric collection is so cute; it has varies types of dogs and paw prints throughout the fabric collection, get it for the dog lover in your family. 

I have to admit I had a hard time interpreting the "New Beginnings" theme and the fabric together. But with a little work using EQ7, my favorite designing tool.  New Beginnings can even welcome a dog or puppy to your family, so I designed my newest pattern "Welcome Home Pooch!" to welcome them into the family.

The quilt measures 32" x 40", which makes a great lap or wallhanging.  Your dog will also love it to keep them warm on those cold, snowy days.  This pattern uses raw edge applique and piecing techniques to complete I used 11 different fabrics from the Happy Hounds collection all under 1/2 yards. The pattern will start shipping on February 1st,but you can pre-order now for the paper version. The downloadable pattern will be available starting February 1st.  

You can win a free downloadable version copy of this Pattern, by entering and commenting below. The drawing for this one will be on February 2nd the day after the Blog hop ends.

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Also, Island batik is giving away TWO bundles of batik fabric! Make sure enter for that also, who can pass up these great fabrics. 
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Make sure you check out the other Island Batik Ambassadors participants in the “New Beginnings” Blog Hop. They will have a lot of inspirations for you and some may have giveaways on their blogs.

Friday, January 6 – Hop Introduction!
Island Batik

Monday, January 9 – Coastal Mist
Stone Cottage Quilts

Wednesday, January 11 – Drizzle
Webster Quilt

Thursday, January 12 – Fifi and Fido + Happy Hounds
Mary Mack Made Mine
Quilting Affection (You are Here)

Friday, January 13 – Fresh Catch
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb

Monday, January 16 – Glowing Embers
Purrfect Spots Designs

Tuesday, January 17 – Lake Life
Freemotion by the River

Wednesday, January 18 – River’s Edge
Ark Angel Creations
Jennifer Sewing

Friday, January 20 – Blushing Blooms
Desert Bloom Quilting

Monday, January 23 – Gone Fishin’
Maria Michaels Designs

Wednesday, January 25 – Surf and Sand
The Patchwork Pearl

Thursday, January 26 – Twilight Blush
KISSed Quilts

Friday, January 27 – Happy Harvest
For Quilts Sake

Monday, January 30 – Jolly Holly
Kauffman Designs

Tuesday, January 31 – Frost
MooseStash Quilting

Wednesday, February 1 – Merry and Bright
Patchwork Breeze
Sally’s Quilting Corner

Enjoy the Blog Hop and Have a great Sewing Day!



  1. Adorable furbabies!!! and a super nice quilt!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Very nice the dogs are so cute...

  3. Very nice the dogs are so cute...

  4. Such a sweet pattern for dog lovers everywhere. I would sew this and hang it near our entry door where we come in after every walk!

  5. Very cute design to welcome a dog to the family!

  6. That is the cutest little dog lover quilt!

  7. Oh Tina, you hit it out of the ball park with this adorable pattern! Looks fabulous in these new IB fabrics too!

  8. love these fabrics, so cute and the colors are great.

  9. What an adorable new quilt pattern, quilt and fabric collection. Funny, as I've been wanting to make a blue and brown quilt and this collection would be perfect for the queen size quilt that I want to make, but you've also inspired me to make your dog house quilt. Love it. Total #CreativeGoodness.


  10. What a fun Quilt!! Love it!!! Thank you for chance to win your Pattern :D

  11. What a wonderful quilt! I love the idea of New Beginnings with a dog, especially an adopted one. Thank you for sharing and the pattern giveaway.

  12. Cute quilt. Perfect for a newcomer!

  13. It's a great idea for a quilt to honor the furry members of a household - great pairing of the fabrics and the idea.

  14. What a great design! Dog owners are sure to love it. We hope to be dog owners one day soon, too. We'll look for a rescue dog from a shelter. :-)

  15. Sweet design!! I love my little rescue dog!

  16. Such a cute pattern! I'd love to win it and make one for each of my 3 pups.

  17. darling pattern and great fabric. Nancy A:

  18. Great design, beautiful fabric and wonderful helpers.

  19. Very Sweet Quilt, Love the fabrics too!

  20. A great idea for any dog lover

  21. I love this quilt, it is soooo sweet💕💕

  22. Thanks for a chance to win! Dogs are wonderful.

  23. What a cute quilt! It would make a great addition to our mud room, where we towel off our four dogs over and over again--seemingly endlessly during the rainy/snowy season.

  24. This design is very nice. I like the collection.

  25. What a fun doggie blanket!

  26. Such a cute quilt. We have a 10 year old black lab and a 4 year old Boston terrier. Wish we had room for more! Thanks! tljeo at yahoo dot com