Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Beat the Heat Blog Hop- Quiet Shades

Today is my day for the Beat the Heat Island Batik Blog Hop.  Island Batik sent me the Quiet Shades Collection of fabrics to work with.  I really love this collection- take a peak below:

The colors are so cool and refreshing-  you can picture having settled into a chair in the shade for some quiet time and reflection...

There are 20 fabrics in the collection- you can look at them all here:  Quiet Shades by Chris Hoover.

Here are the fabrics laid out before I cut into them

I loved working with these fabrics and quickly made a lap quilt using 13 of the 20 fabrics in the collection.  Unfortunately I can't show you the quilt because it was picked up to be published!  It will be in the March/April 2020 issue of McCalls Quilting.  Be sure and look for it then!  I will post a photo when it's released.

I did want to have something to show you for this blog hop- so I also made a table runner using all 20 fabrics.  This table mat is 16" x 37"

I used Hobbs 80/20 Bleached Cotton Batting and Aurifil 6726 thread.for both projects.

Be sure and look back at my previous post to see all the blog posts and the great projects the Ambassadors have been making.  Also, be sure to visit Vasudha Govindan today as she is also presenting a project made with Quiet Shades.

Island Batik has a special giveaway each week of the hop, so be sure to check back there and enter every week.  Many of the Ambassadors also are having giveaways on their blogs - hope you win something!

My giveaway is four pieces from the Quiet Shades Collection.  Can you believe I made two projects and still have fabric leftover!  These pieces still have anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2 yards.

To enter, comment about what "Quiet Shades" makes you think of.  I will leave the drawing open until the end of the hop and will draw a winner thru Random.org.  Be sure I am able to contact you if you are a winner.  USA entries only due to postage costs.

Thanks to Island Batik, Hobbs and Aurifil for supplying all the materials thru the Ambassador program.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

August Beat The Heat Blog Hop

It's time for another Island Batik Blog Hop.  This one is called Beat The Heat!  Isn't that a great theme for August!

27 Island Batik Ambassadors will be presenting new projects using the beautiful Island Batik fabrics that are in the 2019 Fall Collections.  The colors are just awesome!

Island Batik is having a prize giveaway each week of the blog, and the Ambassadors are also having drawings- most of which will last til the end of the month so you can be sure and visit each site.

Take a look at the schedule for the hop - and remember that my day to present is Tues. Aug 20.

Friday August 2
Blog Hop Kick off and first Giveaway!

Tuesday, August 6
Bill Locke
Lisa Nielsen
Friday, August 9
Blog Round-Up Week 1

Monday, August 12
Karen Neary
Carol Moellers

Wednesday, August 14
(Debora) Anne Wiens
Gene Black

Thursday, August 15
Tina D Dillard
Bea Lee
Friday, August 16
Blog Hop Round Up Week 2

Monday, August 19
Joanne Hart
Carla Henton

Thursday, August 22
Gail Sheppard
Friday, August 23
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 3

Tuesday, August 27
Connie K Campbell
Joan Kawano