Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Summer in the Country Blog Hop

Summer-in-the-Country-Participants
Today is my day to share on the Summer in the Country Blog Hop.  There is nothing more fun than to receive a package of beautiful Island Batik fabric and to be asked to make something with it. The fabrics we (the Island Batik Ambassadors) are showing you in this blog hop are brand new- hot of the press- appearing in stores this August. This time we were to be inspired by summer and fun in the country.  Isn't their logo cute with the barn and windmill!  So many ideas...
The fabrics I worked with are from the Flower Fields line. 
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Aren't they yummy!  
Click here to go to the Island Batik website and see all the Flower Fields collection in true color.
We were asked to design something that had a "summer in the county" feel to it.  When I think of summer, I think of cool and refreshing things like ice cold lemonade, ice cream, popsicles or frozen desserts of all kinds.
For my summer fun project I made a little table topper called Popsicles. This is a simple paper pieced block pattern.  I used four of the Strawberry Fields fabrics (the four on the left) and added a white background and a basics green fabric- both from Island Batik.  I just had to have that lime color to have the four basic popsicle colors!  Does it make your mouth water?  It's been in the 90's here lately, so a Popsicle sounds good!


Another cold and refreshing dessert I like in the summer is called Freezer Cherry Delight.  This recipe is easy to make, only has 4 ingredients and you can make it ahead and have it in the freezer for whenever you have company.  Give it a try!




Freezer Cherry Delight
     1 can cherry pie filling
     1 can Eagle Brand condensed milk
     1 can crushed pineapple- drain 1/2 liquid
     1 container Cool Whip.
Mix all together, spread in pan, cover and freeze.  
Remove, cut and let thaw awhile before serving.

*My giveaway is a free pattern for Popsicles.  Leave a comment with your favorite popsicle flavor or memory.  I'll draw a winner with Random.org after the hop on Sept 7.

Here’s the schedule for the rest of the hop.  Be sure and stop by and visit each day!
8/17 – Island Batik
8/18 – KISSed Quilts – Part 1
8/19 – Kauffman Designs
8/20 – Adele Mogavero
8/21 – MooseStash Quilting
8/22 – Pamela Quilts
8/23 – Freemotion by the River
8/24 – The Patchwork Pearl
8/25 – Fun Threads Designs
8/26 – For Quilts Sake
8/27 – Lemon Tree Snippets
8/28 – Bejeweled Quilts
8/29 – Tamarinis
8/30 – KISSed Quilts – Part 2
8/31 – Beaquilter
9/1 – Purrfect Spots Designs
9/2 – Maria Michaels Designs
9/3 – Mary Mack Made Mine
9/4 – Made In Scraps
9/5 – Happy Cottage Quilter


52 comments:

  1. My favorite popsicle flavor is the blue raspberry. I just love them

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  2. I am all about the orange flavor. Fond memories of hot August days spent under our shade tree in the backyard with my dad and our orange Popsicles. Still warms my heart to think of it.

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  3. Love your mini quilt! And dessert!! It is hard to beat orange popsicles, with grape a close second. They all sound good on these 90 degree days :) Thank you for the give-away!

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  4. Darling mini quilt!! I have to go with orange popsicles. This brings back lots of good childhood memories!!

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  5. Love the table topper, and, of course, the yummy batik Popsicles! So many memories from my childhood included those icy treats, with my favorite being Cherry. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  6. What a perfect little quilt for summer and your paper piecing is always so neat! Yummy recipe too!

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  7. Orange is my favorite....wonderful little quilt.

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  8. Running to my grandma's freezer when we would arrive at her house where there was always a popsicle waiting for us! Great memory and cute mini!

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  9. your table topper is so adorable. perfect addition to any table in the summer. my favorite popsicle is strawberry thanks for the recipe I will have to try this one.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  10. I still love grape popsicles. YUM

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  11. That is darling and really does have a "cool" and refreshing look to it in those fabrics. I love anything pineapple.

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  12. Ohhhhh, your popsicles look just yummy. I love love love em!

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  13. Your popsicle quilt is so cute! Very creative!!

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  14. Cute! My favorite of everything is always orange!

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  15. Cute topper! My fav flavor is orange. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  16. Your quilt is adorable and your recipe sounds yummy!

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  17. Love raspberry flavor, and the quilt is darling

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  18. I love dreamsicle bars. Cute topper
    Sandy

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  19. What a super cute table topper. Those fabric colors are just perfect for the popsicles too. Great job.

    My favorite popsicle flavor is Cherry. But, if it's the all fruit type popsicles, then it is the Pineapple ones or Strawberry. Gosh, I haven't had any of them in a few years now.

    Your dessert looks wonderful. Super quick desserts are always a good thing to have on hand too so they can be made in a few minutes. Thank you.

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  20. Your table topper is adorable and unique! My favorite flavored popsicle would be all natural Rasperry! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win your give away prize! Have a wonderful creative day. brend_ack@yahoo.com

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  21. Adorable! I love the colors. My favorite is raspberry, (but I'm an ambassador, too). Thanks for the fun!

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  22. I still love the cherry and the lime flavored ones. Used to be able to go into the store and buy a single one for 5 cents. Now I consume most of them in the winter, they really make a sore throat feel better. Love your little quilt.

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  23. Grape is my favorite flavor. It also looks good in your "Popsicles" pattern. Here's hoping I'm the lucky winner!

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  24. I love rootbeer flavor yummmmm love your table topper...happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  25. Your table topper is sew fun and the Island Batik fabrics really look good as popcicles. I really like Creamcicles! Thank you for hopping...

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  26. Orange has always been my favorite flavor of popsicle.

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  27. Yes, yes, the Flower Fields are all yummy just like popsickles. The grands love a good coooold popsickle on a hot day.

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  28. cherry is my favorite Popsicle flavor.

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  29. Orange dreamsicles are my favorite. Karen

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  30. Blue Mr Freeze pops! Yum, so unhealthy but yum.

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  31. I remember eating them, and they melted all the way down your arm. Then, even after you washed it off with the hose, you still had the color streaked on your skin. So worth it!!

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  32. I loved fudgesicles and cherry popsicles as a kid but they melted so fast on hot days and made a mess. My mom's answer was to put me in the bathtub (empty) while I ate. easy cleanup!

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  33. Definitely chocolate! But cherry was my second favorite. Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway!

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  34. Root beer and Banana Popsicles are my favorites. This is so fun!

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  35. my all time fave popsicle flavor is cherry, but i am really partial to the fudgesicle. thanks for the giveaway.

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  36. my all time fave popsicle flavor is cherry, but i am really partial to the fudgesicle. thanks for the giveaway.

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  37. When we were kids, the Good Humor man would come around and if I was good I would get a toasted almond popsicle.

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  38. Very cute summer quilt. Love the prairie points!

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  39. Orange dreamsicles are my favorite.

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  40. I love strawberry popscicles! I love your pattern - thank you!

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  42. sweet pattern! It makes me think of hot summer days!

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  43. My favorite popsicle flavor is raspberry. What a fun pattern!

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  44. Banana has always been my favorite. Tjanks

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  45. My fave popsicle flavor was always the Orange! :) Thanks for chance to win your Pattern!! Your Quilt is Awesome!!! :)

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  46. My favorite flavor is grape. What a great pattern. Sends me back to summers in the 60's.

    Drhodes9@cox.net

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  47. I'm from UK so my memory is soft serve ice cream with a chocolate flake (a 99) first comes to mind then lolly wise it would have to be a Fab lolly.

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  48. My favorite popsicle is root beer. I always liked them the best--like frozen pop!

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  49. My husband loves banana which is really hard to find these days, I love root beer. I really like your little quilt. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  50. My favorite is lime. We always told our kids that the ice cream truck was just a music truck. My ssiter taught them otherwise when she visited and bought them popsicles.

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  51. Rootbeer popsicles were my favorite. Love the story from Sallie (above)--the music truck! Genius!

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