Here is a sample that has squares of each fabric in the collection.
I looked at the fabrics a long time to decide how I would interpret the theme of Back to School. These fabrics have a warm "summery" feel to me. It made me think of picnics, sunny days and the last days of summer. When school approaches each year it always makes you want to make the MOST of the last days of summer. One last picnic, picking the last of the garden, those last days to sit, relax and soak up the sun.
The quilt I made is an original design I call Summer Daze. I used the word Daze instead of Days because hurrying around and doing all those last activities can put you in sort of a daze until you are all tired out, and ready to settle into school schedules and other Fall activities.
I used all but 5 of the fabrics from the collection in the quilt. Below is a photo of all the fabrics I used, plus a bright green basic that is on the left.
There is only one more day for the blog hop, so be sure and look over the list below and go back to any blog post that you might have missed
Island Batik is giving away 3 Fat quarter Bundles from the Captains Anchor, Batiks Go Retro and the Abalone Collections. Be sure to fill out their raffle copter to enter.
My giveaway is five 1/4 yards of the five fabrics on the Sour Apple Collection that I did not include in the quilt.
These are also beautiful and you can now see the whole collection. Be sure to leave a comment on what is one of the last things you try to do in the fall before school starts. USA residents only please. Winner will be notified after the blog hop ends on Sept 30. Be sure that I can reach you if you win.