Friday, February 19, 2016

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Blog Hop

Welcome to another stop of the Planes, Trains & Automobiles Blog Hop.  I want to first show you the beautiful Island Batik fabrics that I worked with for this hop - Florida Oranges.


Here is a photo of the Florida Oranges strip pack- it shows all the colors in the collection.
These fabrics will be available in shops this April/May- look for them!  If your local shop does not have them- ask them to carry them for you.


I used 8 of the fabrics from this collection for my quilt for this blog hop.

The quilt I designed was a child's quilt I called "Oh, The Place's You'll Go!"  named after the Dr. Seuss book by the same title.

Here is my little poem that combines the Dr. Seuss's title and the meaning behind the quilt.

                         Oh, the places you'll go!
                         By plane, train or car
                         Oh, the places you'll go!
                         Be it near or so far.
                         Oh, the places you'll go!
                         Oh, the sites you will see
                         Oh, the places you'll go!
                         Over land or over sea.
                         Oh, the places you'll go!
                         Have a wonderful time!
                         (and now at last is the end of my rhyme!)

Here is a photo of my quilt titled "Oh, the Places You'll Go!


Planes and trains and cars- just think of all the places you could go with these!  The vehicles are fusible applique with buttonhole stitching around them.  The blocks around the outside symbolize roads, and 2 rows of little cars are quilted on them-one going each direction.  Here's a photo of the quilting, although it is a bit hard to see.

(Come back to my blog tomorrow to find out what this quilt was before it became a child's quilt )

Aurifil Thread has a thread collection made especially for this line of Island Batiks.  The box includes 12 different colored spools in 40 wt. which I love.  They were very kind to send me a box of this thread to use with this project.  I had a lot of fun using them on this child's quilt.  The colors matched so well that I had fun using 7 out of the 12 colors on this quilt- different colors for each vehicle, button hole stitching, quilting, etc.
*You will see a photo of Tammy Silvers on the cover of the box of thread.  Tammy was the curator of this thread collection- choosing all the thread colors to match the Island Batik Florida Oranges fabrics.  She did a great job!  Tammy is one of our Island Batik Ambassadors- look for her projects in this blog hop.  She is also posting a blog today.



These threads were a dream to work with.  The colors matched perfectly.  I love the thread size and the fact that they are very lint free.  I also liked the spool and how easy it is to secure the thread ends to keep them from coming undone.  Check out these and other thread colors at your local shops.

I wanted to give my viewers a fabric giveaway of some of the Florida Oranges fabrics. Here is a photo of five quarter yard pieces of Florida Oranges.  Leave a comment below telling one of the "places you'd like to go" to be entered.  USA residents only for the drawing.



Here is the listing of the daily stops so you can continue your blog travel trip.  Each day lists the name of the fabric line and the blogs to visit. Be sure to visit Carol Steely (Fun Threads Designs) and Tammy Silver's (Tamarinis) blog posts today to see how they both used the Florida Oranges fabric.

Monday, February 15 (TODAY!) – Caribbean Splash
Bejeweled Quilts
Pamela Quilts
Tuesday, February 16 – London Fog
Moose Stash Quilting
Wednesday, February 17 – French Roasted
KISSed Quilts
Made In Scraps
Happy Cottage Quilter
Thursday, February 18 – Crystal Cove
Freemotion by the River
Friday, February 19 – Florida Oranges
Fun Threads Designs
Kauffman Designs
Tamarinis
Monday, February 22 – Coral Reef
Mary Mack Made Mine
Purrfect Spots Designs
Tuesday, February 23 – Sweet Georgia Peach
One Quilting Circle
KISSed Quilts
Wednesday, February 24 – Hollywood Hills
The Fit Quilter
Maria Michaels Designs
Thursday, February 25 – Desert Rose
For Quilts Sake
Lemon Tree Snippets
Monday, February 29 – Jersey Shore
Beaquilter
Lemon Tree Snippets
Tuesday, March 1 – Tuscany Sun
Tammy Silvers
Wednesday, March 2 – Lavish
Freemotion by the River
Moose Stash Quilting
Thursday, March 3 – Fire Island
KISSed Quilts
Friday, March 4 – Tinsel, Holiday Happenings
Purrfect Spots Designs
KISSed Quilts
Moose Stash Quilting
Be sure and also enter the rafflecopter below for chances to win a bundle of Island Batik fabric!
  a Rafflecopter giveaway









79 comments:

  1. Wow! Love your quilt! And you are right those threads are an awesome match!

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  2. I would love to visit Florida. I am too cold right now, with the random below 0 weather.

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  3. Cute quilt for a child. The bright citrus and beach colors certainly remind me of the Gulf coast of Florida where I grew up. Thanks for the chance to win the fat quarters. mfhagopian@aol.com

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  4. I love your quilt, so bright and cute. I'd like to go to the Pacific Northwest especially while the Sister's Quilt Show is going on.

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  5. You made a cute quilt for a child. These fabrics were perfect for it-so bright and colorful. Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to go to Hawaii.

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  6. Love your quilt. I have three little grandson's who would love this quilt. I have always wanted to go to the East Coast and visit as many states as I could. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  7. I love this little quilt, not only for the design, but the fabrics used will delight any small child, as well as big ones, like me. We have a new great grandson arriving next month and this would be perfect. Thanks for sharing, and for the giveaway opportunity. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  8. I love this little quilt, not only for the design, but the fabrics used will delight any small child, as well as big ones, like me. We have a new great grandson arriving next month and this would be perfect. Thanks for sharing, and for the giveaway opportunity. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  9. Precious quilt! I would love to visit Australia for at least a month.

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  10. What a fun design Connie and the colors really pop in it!! The Aurifil threads are also beautiful!!

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  11. Lovely quilt!! I would like to visit the state of Maine. I was 10 miles from there at one time and didn't make it. That is on my bucket list!!

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  12. One of the places I would like to go someday is Ireland. It is on my bucket list. Love your quilt!! Love the pattern! Love the colors of the fabric! Love all the beautiful thread, and I love your pictures of everything! Thank you for the give away!

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  13. oh my, your quilt is fabulous. some child will adore this. i would love to visit Niagra Falls some day.just to see and be near the majesty of it all. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  14. I love your quilt, and would love to win that thread!Pick me!!lol
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  15. You created a very colorful & adorable child's quilt. I would like to visit Washington D.C. during cherry blossom season.

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  16. I would like to see Asia. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  17. We're really cold in the mid-atlantic, so I'd go to Florida.

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  18. What a great post and a darling quilt. Love how you Suess'd it! I'd like to take a plane to Costa Rica someday.

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  19. You certainly captured the theme. I love the bright colors. I would enjoy boarding one of those planes and visit Hawaii. Mary Ebert

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  20. nellieduclos@yahoo.comFebruary 19, 2016 at 11:07 AM

    Love your quilt! Those batiks are "delicious" Hope to be entered to win some beautiful fabric, but I don't do facebook anymore for personal reasons.

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  21. Quilt is adorable...especially love the signal in the middle! What did you use to create your applique shapes?

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  22. Your quilt is so cute. I would some day like to go back to England. I went there once with a friend but only saw a "little bit" of it. Carline. Bandcanthony@gmail.com

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  23. Adorable quilt, and I also adore Aurifil. The fabrics are gorgeous, too.

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  24. Love your appliqued quilt, so appropriate for the name. I would like to go to Boundary Waters Canoe Area one more time.

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  25. Your quilt is beautiful with such a great match between fabric and thread!
    I would like to go to Michigan Upper Peninsula!

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  26. Love the child's quilt! I would LOVE to visit Hawaii!

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  27. Lovely fabrics and such a cute pattern you came up with. I am looking forward to summer and getting out 1960 MGA out and going driving around the countryside in Wisconsin. There is always new roads to travel on and investigate.

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  28. Cute pattern! I've always wanted to visit New England in the fall with all the beautiful colors!

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  29. That's a sweet quilt. Perfect for the collection of fabrics.

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  30. This quilt is wonderful! Too sweet.

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  31. I would love to visit Dubai xx
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  32. I 'd like to go back to Michigan to visit again. Lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing.
    Tacdah at gmail dot com

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  33. Love the quilt would love to make it for my two grandsons, let me know if I can get the pattern? I would love to go to Nevada.

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  34. Darling quilt! I'd love to go to Iceland.

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  35. Darling quilt! I'd love to go to Iceland.

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  36. That quilt is just adorable, and the fabrics really make it pop!

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  37. I'd like to go to Hawaii!! Love your project.

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  38. I'd like to go to Hawaii!! Love your project.

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  39. Alaska is on my list. Your quilt is so cute!

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  40. I would love to go to Italy! Great project!

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  41. Cute quilt, I love the stoplight in the center! This would be a fun baby quilt :)

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  42. Very pretty fabrics! I want to visit England, Ireland, and Scotland.

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  43. London and Ireland are my next stops.

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  44. I would like to visit hot spots in are united states.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  45. Oh my gosh...this is just adorable!!!! I LOVE it.

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  46. I'd like to do a auto tour of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.

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  47. I love to travel and want so to visit Bora Bora and Bali. I want to stay in one of those hotels on stilts in the turquoise waters.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  48. Loooove your quilt!! Far away place would be England..but in USA..to go visit daughter in NC & see the Ocean again! :)

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  49. How very clever your child's quilt is. Oh I would go to each of our amazing fifty states. Love Island Batiks and Aurifil Threads. Thank you sew very much for hopping.

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  50. What an adorable quilt. You are right, the thread match really well. I love flying - the actual, physical part of flying so anyplace where I can fly would be fine with me; perhaps somewhere tropical would be nice.

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  51. What an adorable quilt. You are right, the thread match really well. I love flying - the actual, physical part of flying so anyplace where I can fly would be fine with me; perhaps somewhere tropical would be nice.

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  52. I would love to see the northern lights, so Norway is on my bucket list. Your quilt is absolutely delightful! Thanks for sharing it.

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  53. I would really like to go to Sweden and Spain to visit my daughter and her family. I love your quilt!

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  54. I would go to my childhood hometown in California
    llamance@hotmail.com

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  55. I'd like to travel to Texas and visit family.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  56. My dream vacation is to Hawaii

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  57. I love the quilt. I would like to go to Montana. It is a beautiful state.

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  58. I would love to go to Ireland and see where some of my ancestors lived.

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  59. I'd like to go back to England. I lived there as a teenager, but didn't visit Beatrix Potter's Hilltop Farm and Jane Austen's home. And of course, the famous Highclere Castle!
    kellam.susan@yahoo.com

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  60. There's so many places I'd love to go! At the moment I would like to go to Iceland. It's so beautiful!

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  61. I love the beach. Living in Texas, I have only ever gone to the beach on the Texas gulf. I would love to see white sand beaches in Florida or the Caribbean.

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  62. Cute quilt I would love to visit Texas. One of our daughter's live there.

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  63. I would like to go Colorado and the mountains.

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  64. Great Batik fabrics! I'd love to visit Hawaii with Island Batiks.

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  65. I would like to go to NC to see the beautiful waterfalls.

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  66. I am going to Montana this summer to visit my daughter and son-in-law. It will be my first time seeing that state!

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  67. Yummy Florida oranges, I would like to go back to Florida for a lovely visit...

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  68. What a darling quilt! I hope you'll be publishing a pattern for it! It will make a wonderful gift for new parents and little ones! There's joy just looking at it!

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  69. We will be visiting our granddaughter in Germany this summer. Can't wait!
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  70. Right now ,I would like to go to Florida. I'm freezing here in Kentucky.Thank you for the giveaway!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  71. I would love to go on an Alaskan cruise!

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  72. I would love to visit south Africa and go or a safari.

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  73. The Redwood forest been here on AZ for nearly a year I guess I miss trees love the quilt

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