Friday, August 24, 2018

Island Batik Ambassador Great Outdoors Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hello and welcome to my day for the Island Batik Ambassador Great Outdoors Blog Hop!

Jennifer Strause, the Dizzy Quilter and I will be showing off the gorgeous colors and furry designs in the Island Batik "Fur-ocious Friends," fabric collections which can be found in your favorite quilt store near you.


The theme of this Ambassador Blog hop is "The Great Outdoors."  When I looked at the theme and the colors of the "Fur-ocious Friends" collection, the first thing that popped in my mind was a bright and cheery garden.  As a kid, I remember playing with Pinwheels that were placed in gardens to keep the birds and animals away, that is my inspiration for this quilt. Of course, as a newly Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, I needed to design a fun pattern using my some of my favorite tools.

From these inspirations, I designed "Pinwheel Garden."



Pinwheel Garden, brings those bright cheery days watching the slight spring breeze just spin the pinwheels around and around.  The final quilt measures 60" x 60".



I used several different fabrics to highlight the "Fur-ocious Friends" Collection and these beautiful Auriful threads to make this project.



The combination of Split Rects® and Shaded Four Patch units using the Tucker Trimmer® I tools were used in the making of the two different blocks.



For the batting of for this quilt, I want to try out the Tuscany Collection Cotton Wool Bend that was provided to use by Hobbs company in our Island Batik Ambassador Box.  I think the batting provided an antique look to the quilt.


This was a fun and easy quilt design to make, the pattern will be coming soon. So be sure to follow my newsletter and blog here, to find out the release date.

Giveaway!!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, but before you go; be sure to check out the giveaway on the Island Batik blog page, they are giving away Precuts.  

But wait, I have one more giveaway for you.  I'm giving away 3 Fat Quarter from the Fur-ocious Collection for US residents Only. If an International resident is selected they will receive the free PDF Pattern.

All you have to do to enter the Giveaway is to leave a comment on my blog post and follow me on my Instagram page.  I will announce the winner on Wednesday, September 5th.  Be sure you read the rules and guidelines below.

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No purchase necessary. Fabric Giveaway is only Open to residents of the USA only. International Residents will receive a Free PDF Pattern, due to the shipping rates overseas.
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More Quilts and Giveaways!!

Be sure to follow the blog hop as we go along this month.  Since this is the last official event for the 2018 Island Batik Ambassadors and some of the ambassadors will be leaving after this event, be sure to continue following these ladies on their blogs, they are so talented and great designers.


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

53 comments:

  1. Such a bright and colourful quilt! The pinwheels really pop in the on point setting!

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  2. I love your quilt! Those blues really stand out.

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  3. Beautiful quilt, those pinwheels are adorable!

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  4. Love this block and it tilted is so much fun! Great quilt and way to display those wonderful fabrics!

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  5. Awesome fabrics for a wonderful quilt.

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  6. wow your quilt is stunning. such lovely fabrics help to make this pattern stand out. thank you for sharing and inspiring today.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  7. Love this bright cheery pinwheel quilt

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  8. Now following you on IG@lolly2430. The block you created is lovely and looks fabulous in the setting you chose.

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  9. I love the colors and your block! Thank you.

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  10. Great quilt - love those hot pink borders!!! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  11. Love your quilt!! Bopth blocks are sooooo cool!! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too :)

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  12. Those split recs seem to always show fabrics well, great quilt...thank you for sharing.

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  13. Very striking quilt. Love pinwheels, love your quilt!

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  14. Your quilt is lovely--I like the pink border!
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  15. So impressive that you come up with such great designs...every month! How do you do it? Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Your quilt is wonderful. Great colors and wonderful pattern. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  17. Beautiful quilt - fabric and pattern! Great job!! I love pinwheels too!

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  18. This is a very striking pattern! Thanks for sharing some fat quarters!

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  19. Interesting design, lattice and pinwheels.

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  20. Great idea and the use of all that color...This is why I love blog hops you learn so many color ways. ... tytyty again for sharing your talents. . happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  21. What a wonderful quilt! This pattern sure shows off the fabrics in that collection!

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  22. Fabulous quilting! I am loving this hop and the fabrics!

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  23. I love your quilt!!! This is a great pattern. And I love my Studio 180 tools!!! Well done.

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  24. Such a happy, fun quilt! I am enjoying this hop and seeing how creative everyone is.

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  25. Bright cheerful quilt. Love those pinwheels.

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  26. Such a beautiful quilt. I hope your pattern explains the Tucker tools because I'm not familiar with them. The colors you worked with are so cheerful. Congrats on a great quilt.

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  27. Pinwheel Garden is breath-taking! The combination of colors spiraling in pinwheels makes it so much fun and really gives it movement. Well done!

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  28. I love how bright and colorful your quilt is. The fucshia sashing really makes the whole quilt demand attention.

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  29. What a gorgeous quilt! I love the fabrics and your design! So enjoying your blog.

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  30. What a pretty, cheerful quilt! You really emphasized the different colors/colorways and it causes one's eyes to move through the quilt. I like it a lot.

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  31. I love your colors and design! This has an antique look with a modern twist. It's just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing this. And thanks for your always-inspiring blog!

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  32. Love the use of the Split Recs ruler to make those colorful blocks. Great quilt!

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  33. Lovely colours, and a super design. Scroll down quickly and they spin, just like the old whirligig I had as a child, on a piece of dowel.

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  34. Fantastic design to feature a beautiful collection

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  35. I love those Split Recs pinwheels are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Love the back story to your quilt. You have really captured the essence of pinwheels in a garden. :) That cotton wool blend has come up nicely, I look forward to trying it too.

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  37. Garden quilts are always a favorite of mine. I lovely the whimsy in the pinwheels of your quilt~

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  38. Awesome movement in this design. You placed the colors so well!

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  39. I love the bright colors with this pattern.

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  40. I really like your design that make the colours pop

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  41. I love how you have used the pink, it's really vibrant

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  42. I adore this happy quilt! So pretty and cheerful :)

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  43. Your quilt is lovely and the pink sashing really makes the blocks pop.

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  44. Your quilt is beautiful. Sew vibrant! (tegens@charter.net)

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  45. Beautiful quilt! I really love your pinwheel blocks. They look so different depending on the colours used :)

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  46. This collection has such great colors! I particularly like the main sashing fabric, the bright magenta. Beautiful!

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  47. I absolutely love the pattern and the colors are bright and cheery!

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