Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Seaside Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seaside Summer Blog Hop!  I hope you have been following the Island Batik Ambassadors on their daily blog posts Aug 15- Sept 2.  Today is my day to share with you.


The Island Batik fabric collection I received to create with for this blog hop is called Equinox.


Aren't these lovely fabrics!  They are a great mix of oranges, greens, and browns with a pop of red and burgandy.  I had these fabrics for several months before they announced what the theme of the blog hop would be. I had visions of pumpkins and quilts with leaves....and the theme became Seaside Summer!  Oh my!  Well, I was told I should make anything that showed off the fabrics- even if it didn't match with the theme of the blog hop.

So I finally decided to just go with my first instinct and make a fall themed project.  Here is my quilt  called Looking At Autumn.

I had a lot of fun using 20 fabrics from this collection - the more colors the better!  The colors were wonderful for mixing and matching half square triangles.  There is a quick and easy secret to making the inner border that sparkles. This project is much easier than it looks!  I used Aurifil 2360 and Superior Fantastico 5131 to piece and quilt with.  You can see how well the colors work with the fabrics.



I still felt I needed to make something with a summer theme- even if it wasn't a large quilt.  Here is my mini pineapple block- thanks to the free pattern from Red Brolly  And only about 11 colors in this one!  This was quilted with a 4" arc template from Westalee, and using their foot for quilting on a domestic machine. I will be posting about these fantastic templates in future posts, so stay tuned to my blog.


Pineapple is so refreshing for summer snacks. Since my small block is a pineapple, I thought my recipe should have pineapple in it. This recipe is super quick and easy - great for a hot summer day.

Pistachio Pudding
6 oz pkg cool whip
small can (8 oz) crushed pinapple
Instant pistachio pudding
small marshmellows
Mix everything together and cool
Enjoy!

To enter to win a 5" x 5" Stamp pack of Island Batik London Fog fabrics (they look like summer to me) leave a comment on what is your favorite "summer" color.  Make sure that I can reach you by email if you should win.


Enter the rafflecopter below to be entered to win some beautiful Island Batik fabrics.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Here is the full schedule for the blog hop- be sure to visit everyone!

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

58 comments:

  1. Aqua is my favorite Summer color. I love your projects, especially the mini pineapple! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  2. Connie, It is a beautiful Quilt1 I had the same instinct with the fabrics. Perfect for fall :)

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  3. I like the way you added the third border on "Looking at Autumn." It looks like the colors are peeking around the window.

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  4. I love your Looking at Autumn quilt. Just beautiful! My favorite summer color is peach.

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  5. I love white for a summer color...Not on me or any of my kids lol....But on other people it looks so fresh and clean...Like a beach feel....But I all so like pink too for a summer color of fun.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  6. Beautiful Connie and the fabrics are perfect for this!

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  7. Beautiful Quilt. Summer color orange/yellow. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  8. Lime! I love lime, and can make it fit about any season. Still contemplating a patriotic quilt with it yet it WILL come!

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  9. Lime! I love lime, and can make it fit about any season. Still contemplating a patriotic quilt with it yet it WILL come!

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  10. My favourite summer colour is Aqua!!!

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  11. I love a bright yellow for summer, as it remind me the sun, the sand, and even one of my dresses! Love your quilts, cute pineapple!

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  12. My favorite summer color is blue, as the Greek houses, with pure white

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  13. Very pretty quilt. My favorite summer color is aqua blue, it reminds me of the color of the water where my great grandmother live in the mountains.

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  14. I love hot orange for summer! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  15. Beautiful quilt. Thank you for the giveaway. I love pink in the Summer.

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  16. I love fall colors, but my favorite summer color is blue. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. My favorite color of summer is a turquoise blue...always reminds me of water...which is great for swimming in the summer! Thanks for sharing the fun giveaway. Your projects are terrific.

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  18. My favorite is aqua. It reminds me of the ocean.

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  19. My favorite summer color is Green - any shade - love them all - so clean & refreshing!

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  20. My favorite summer color is teal. Your quilt is really beautiful! I love the way the colors all work together. Beautiful pattern!

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  21. My favorite summer color is blue... from the blues that are almost green (teal), to the ones that are so close to violet you can barely tell the difference.

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  22. My favorite summer color is yellow.

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  23. My favorite summer color is GREEN!!! all the shades of grass, leaves, etc etc....

    Loooove your Quilt & the Pineapple is sooo cool! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

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  24. Your "Looking at Autumn" quilt is gorgeous! It reminds me of stained glass. My favorite summer color is purple. Purple is my favorite fall, winter and spring color too! There are so many shades of it that it always makes me happy.

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  25. Love the cool color of aquamarine in summer.

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  26. My favorite summer colors are aqua and blues. They remind me of water and help me feel cooler.
    Thanks!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. I love the ocean blues, so easy to add to any quilt. I smell the salt air and feel the wind in my face right now.

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  28. Fav summer color is blue. Love the London fog collection. Your Equinox quilt makes me think of summer solstice. Nice!

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  29. I love your "Looking at Autumn" quilt, so beautiful!
    My favorite summer color is white.
    franidupas at gmail dot com

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  30. I love blue for the sky and water. So pretty in the summer.

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  31. My favorite summer color is Caribbean blue. It is cool and inviting.

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  32. Definitely autumn colours and a beautiful "Looking At Autumn".

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  33. Blue is my favorite - Beautiful blue skies and blue water.

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  34. My favorite color is orange. I know it is more of a fall color than a summer color. But it is the color of orange popsicles and fat salmon steaks.
    Preeti.

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  35. My favorite color is green, it's good for all seasons :) Thanks for the lovely giveaway

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  36. Beautiful colors - great comb for the fall quilt - but I still love blues, green, and every shade in between.

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  37. My favorite "summer" color is yellow! Love your autumn quilt is lovely!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  38. My favorite summer color is yellow! Flowers, fabrics, clothes, even nail polish ;), everything at home is yellow!!

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  39. My favorite summer color is lilac like the lilac bushes
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  40. My favorite summer color is green. We have a lot of shade so there is a wide variety of greens with all of the foliage.

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  41. your quilt is lovely and the pineapple is wonderful. my favorite summer color is coral.

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  42. Love the pineapple. My favorite summer color is blue
    Mary - mlcquilts@comcast.net

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  43. I love your Looking At Autumn quilt. You are very talented. My favorite summer color is blue - for the sky. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  44. Love your quilt...what awesome fabrics.

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  45. My favourite colour (any time) is red.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  47. My favourite colour is red. Your quilt is stunning. I like the way the autumn colours . Thank you for a chance to win .

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  48. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing it. My favorite summer color is blue.

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  49. Definitely yellow! I don't like the dark yellows with the Browns and oranges of fall. I feel warmer and happier with the bright summer yellows! Thanks for hosting!

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  50. I love the colorway you used - and that pineapple is a must have! It's also a great gift idea...

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  51. Green is my favorite color all year round. What a nice color group you worked with for your projects. Both make me ready for fall.

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