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.
6 oz pkg cool whip
small can (8 oz) crushed pinapple
Instant pistachio pudding
Mix everything together and cool
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.
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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