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.



53 comments:

  1. Quiet Shades make me think of a calm, peaceful summer day from my childhood when I could just sit outside and enjoy the beauty around without a care in the world.
    jgsowin@gmail.com

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  2. Quiet Shades makes me think of springtime in my garden when the flowers are first starting to bloom.

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  3. Quiet shades makes me think of a summer porch!

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  4. Quiet Shades is a soft spring day with gentle sun and a light breeze with new life bursting from the seeds that have been dormant all winter

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  5. Quiet Shades is like a whisper of color.

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  6. Makes me think of a spring rain. Calm, quite and refreshing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  7. I love the runner. The soft colors are perfect for Spring. And that is what this fabric makes me think of---the soft colors of Spring. Thank you for your giveaway.

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  8. I think the runner looks like the early Spring greens, with the grass greening up and the Spring flowers starting to bloom. That is a really sweet pattern. I love all the bits of color in the nine patch blocks. That really adds. It's a really pretty runner! Thank you for your give away!

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  9. It looks like a cool stream. There are so few soft colors in batiks, so these would be a great addition to my stash.

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  10. The fabrics in this collection look like soft stone colored pastels. Your table runner is so sweet. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

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  11. Congrats of your quilt being picked up for a magazine. I can't wait to see it!

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  12. I'm sure the quilt is gorgeous
    as the table runner is beautiful!
    The fabric colors remind me of
    a mountain top valley with the
    flowers blooming.
    Carla from Utah

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  13. Beautiful table runner! "Quiet Shades" makes me think of a misty spring day.

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  14. I LOVE these fabrics and could look at them all day. Congrats and your runner up is gorgeous.

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  15. These fabrics are so lovely. They make me think of sitting, looking at a field with wildflowers.

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  16. Oh but those fabrics are super. Your table runner is spectacular. These fabrics make me think of spring starting to open up and show their glorious colors.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  17. Quiet shades make me think of sitting under a weeping willow tree on a hot summer day reading a book in the quiet afternoon.

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  18. A soft, gentle breeze on a summer evening! Thank you, Susan

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  19. I think of a grassy field, peppered with soft coloured wild flowers and birds chirping around.

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  20. Beautiful table runner! Lovely fabrics which make me think of walking in a meadow

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  21. Quiet Shades makes me think of summers on the porch with the whole family, talking and laughing as my brothers and cousins snapped the beans and the women peeled the potatoes and the men listened to the ball game on the radio.

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  22. Quiet shades makes me think of cool clear water on a warm summer day. The edge of a river maybe, where the sun bleaches out the colors a bit.

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  23. Quiet Shades makes me think of being in the middle of a large and shady woods.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(co)

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  24. That is beautiful fabric, and I love the tablerunner you made out of it! Quiet Shades makes me think of early spring when things are just starting to green up. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. I love the muted colors of this collection. It makes me think of cool spring nights sitting on the back porch.

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  26. They look like they would be great back grown fabrics.very very soft looking...happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  27. It actually makes me think of Easter eggs. So soft and sweet.

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  28. Connie, your flowered table runner is so pretty using the Quiet Shades fabrics! Every little square is perfect and the colors mingle so well together...especially with the purple that I love! These fabrics and colors remind me of the dreamy state just before dropping off to sleep when everything is a bit fuzzy and sometimes silly!

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  29. LOVE your Runner!! Love Daisies! :) The fabrics make me think of an early Spring morning. Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too :D

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  30. Beautiful. I can't wait to see the quilt, and congrats on the magazine.

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  31. "Quiet Shades" makes me think of a calm, rainy day.

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  32. Adorable table runner, will be looking forward to the release of your quilt

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  33. I see and hear a quiet summer mid morning with a cup of coffee, prayers or reading and my cat curling next to me as we sit outside.

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  34. "Quiet Shades" makes me think of mornings on the beach, the way the sand changes color with the different morning light. What a pretty table runner--you made excellent use of the fabric they sent!

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  35. Thanks for going to the extra effort of making the runner. It's so pretty, and if the quilt is that pretty (which it must be!), no wonder it was picked up for publication! I really like this collection. The name makes me think of quiet forest camping days with my husband, gentle breezes blowing through the Arizona mountain trees. The colors are just perfect for any dappled tree one could want to make. Definitely calming! Thanks for the chance to win some of these beautiful batiks.

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  36. These remind me of those little after dinner mints that come in pastel colors. Love the table runner!

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  37. I love these soft colors. Not traditional batiks at all, but very nice.

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  38. Congratulations on getting published!

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  39. As I am down in New Zealand, not an entry, but they make me think of pale iris bubs before they open.

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  40. Peaceful, lazy, summery days! kfkoester@gmail.com

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  41. Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it! Quiet shades makes me think of something soft and peaceful and meditative.

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  42. Quiet shades reminds me of cool fall evenings, too nice to go in, but just right for a light quilt. the table runner is beautiful. the quilting is awesome. I can't wait to see the quilt. Mary E

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  43. Soft colors with plenty of texture. Whispers with impact.

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  44. Quiet Shades make me think calm and peaceful. Live the pastel tranquility.

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  45. Quiet shades reminded me of the very beginning of spring

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  46. Beautiful fabrics make me think of a nice walk in a meditation garden! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  47. They made me think of a hike by a waterfall.

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  48. Makews me think of a lazy Sunday afternoon, reading a book while wrapped up in a beautiful quilt.

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