Sunday, July 13, 2014

Tamarinis Blog Hop

Welcome to day 7 of the Tamarinis Blog Hop!  Tammy is excited about her new Craftsy class on Creating Quick Quilted Gifts. The blog hop started on July 7 with Island Batiks, and each day since has had a different blog posting projects of Tammy's using Island Batiks.

Today is my day!  Here are the beautiful fabrics that Island Batiks sent for my block.  

My assignment was to make a flower block from Tammy's pattern Mary's Contrary Garden.  My fabrics from Island Batik were fun to work with.  I loved the purple fabric with the yellow flower print and thought it would look nice in the center of the flower.  I made the flower with a darker center and went from dark to lighter fabrics. 

Tammy's flowers are trimmed to square blocks.  When I finished sewing my strips for the flower, I thought it could be an interesting hexagon block, so I trimmed my block this way.  Hexagons are really popular right now and this method would be an interesting and quick way to make them.

There are only a few more days in the blog hop, so be sure and visit the other sites and enter the Island Batik drawing for fabric and Tammy's drawing for a free class!

Here’s the lineup -
July 7 – Island Batik 
July 8 – Tammy Silvers
July 9 – Freemotion by the River
July 10 – Bejeweled Quilts
July 11 – Freemotion by the River 
July 12 – TeachPany
July 13 – Kauffman Designs- you are here
July 14 – One Quilting Circle
July 15 – Susan Vassallo Quilting Art

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tamarinis Blog Hop - Island Batik Fabris (Giveaway)

This is a special week.  Tammy Silvers has begun a class on Craftsy called "Quick Quilted Gifts".  She uses a lot of beautiful Island Batik fabrics in her projects and has joined with Island Batiks in this weeks Blog Hop.  Tammy asked several of the Island Batik Ambassadors to join her in this blog hop and showcase some of her designs.  Also, Island Batik is having a wonderful Giveaway of five one yard cuts of beautiful batiks!

Island Batik started the blog hop on Monday.  Everyday through  July 15 there is another blog site to check out.  Go to the Island Batik website:  and click on their blog site to enter for the fabric  drawing and see all the daily blog sites.  Tammy is also offering a chance for a free class at her site.  Check it out!

 My day to post is July 13.  Be sure to check back and see what I made with beautiful Island Batiks!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Quilt Garden 2014

The Nappanee Welcome Center Quilt Garden  this year is a school house!  The colors are great and flowers doing really well.  If anyone is traveling to Northern Indiana this summer- check out the 20 Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail!