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Monday, August 19, 2019

Beat the Heat Blog Hop with Island Batik - Weaving Stems and a Giveaway

Today kicks of Week 3 of the 
Island Batik 
Beat the Heat Blog Hop
where all the new fabric collections are showcased.

What better way to beat the heat than to visit all these fun projects
in gorgeous new Island Batik fabrics
 while sitting in the air-conditioned comfort?

I'm thrilled to share my quilt
Weaving Stems.







I was so excited to receive the fabrics in my first 
Island Batik Ambassador Box.



 Petal Pushers Collection
 by Kathy Engle.

I fell in love with the fabrics at first sight. 
 All that color made me want to use each fabric from the collection.  So I did!



The fabric collection name and fabrics made me think of 
gathering flowers, fruits, and veggies.
That inspired my idea of weaving - like a gathering basket.

I didn't start with a pattern but had a block in mind.
Here are the measurements for the blocks in case you want to try it.


Put together, it's an 8 1/2" block and finishes at 8"

AccuQuilt generously provided the Island Batik Ambassadors with an
and
that helped me cut the 2 1/2" strips in record time. 

I had 20 different fabrics in the collection so I made 9 rows across and down with 18 of the fabrics and used the other 2 fabrics for the strips on each block.  The light strips across and the dark strips up and down.


A little creative border with Island Batik White Solid and I achieved the basketweave effect.



I had so much fun watching this quilt come to life with each row
and
love that it's big and bright.

I quilted Weaving Stems with flowers in an edge to edge design with 
Hobbs wool batting in the middle.
Found out I really like wool batting for the way the quilting pops.
 Also, this is a big quilt and I had it folded, but the pictures show no folds or creases!
I will definitely be trying wool batting again.




Weaving Stems
stats

Size:  84" x 84" (nice and big) 
Fabric:  Island Batik - Petal Pushers Collection by Kathy Engle

Pattern:  modified Double Stuffed blocks with a custom border

Piecing Thread:  Aurifil 50 wt #2535


with Glide Trilobal Polyester 40 wt white thread 


Thank you for stopping by.

Today, see what Joanne Hart did with her Petal Pushers Fabrics
AND
be sure and check out all the new fabrics and ambassador projects in the blog hop.

The complete schedule can be found by clicking HERE.


Giveaway time!!!!

To kick off week 3 of the
Beat the Heat Blog Hop,
Island Batik is giving away this
precut bundle of  Quiet Shades Batiks.



I have a bunch of Petal Pushers fabrics left from my quilt and I'm giving them away.
The bundle includes a piece of each fabric from the collection.
Each piece is at least 8" x 11"
There are over 20 pieces!
I'm covering the postage so this one is limited to U.S. only.
Entries are open until September 1st to allow everyone to enter.
I'll announce the winner by September 2nd.







I try to reply to every comment, but with giveaways and blog hops I may not get to reply every time.  Please know that I read each and every comment and appreciate all the sweetness.

82 comments:

Needled Mom said...

That looks awesome. I love how you achieved the woven look and the colors are so bright and pretty.

Allison said...

Beautiful quilt! Quiet Shades: lovely soothing gentle relaxing pastels

Gene Black said...

I love it. Since I am a quilt and a weaver I love the woven look. You did a great job on this quilt using this lovely fabric collection.

Vasudha said...

Beautiful! Your quilt is just perfect for those fabulous fabric.

Nancy L said...

I love your quilt, and the fabric is perfect in it. Batiks are a favorite of mine to work with. They lay so flat, and are beautiful!!

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful Carla! I love how you accomplished the woven look.
I love the colors of these fabrics. Thank you for the chance to win some.

@lutzcats said...

That design makes those batiks sing!!!

Linda Williamson said...

Beautiful colors and I love the strawberry print. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh I really like it!! It sorta reminds me of a birthday party!

Barb said...

Love your design for the batiks--lovely!!
barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

ShirleyC said...

The batiks are lovely, muted colors that blend perfectly with many other prints.
I love, love your quilt!

Pamela said...

Very pretty! Love the woven effect, and the colors...just lovely!

OhioLori said...

Soft, beautiful, calming, soothing, & loved

OhioLori said...

Love your Quilt! Great pattern..and shows the fabrics perfectly!

Anita said...

I love the woven effect with the bright colors, the quilt is gorgeous! Great job, Carla!

Unknown said...

Love the colors and love your woven design. Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

Peggy said...

Those colors are so beautiful.
Thanks
Peggy
Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

barbara woods said...

beautiful quit collars for background

For the love of geese said...

Petal Pushers made me giggle, they are so cute and i can't wait to use them myself. Your quilt is lovely.

Karen said...

You chose a perfect pattern to showcase those beautiful fabrics. Love it!

VA said...

What a wonderful quilt! This is the type of pattern I am most drawn to. I like how you used all the colors in one quilt!

Kay said...

This is a wonderful summertime quilt. Bright and cheery. Thanks for the generous giveaway. Yummy colors to work with.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Carla, what a wonderful quilt! I love this line - one of my faves. Of course, I love all Island Batik fabrics!! Love your creative border! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

Jollygirl said...

Pretty quilt!

Sandyzoo said...

Gorgeous quilt and fabrics!

Sandyzoo said...

Quiet,peaceful,summer, relaxing, beautiful!

Lori Smanski said...

oh my these fabrics are gorgeous. What you did in putting them together is spectacular. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Cecilia said...

Beautiful! I love the block and the way the fabrics look all together in this quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.
cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

Sewgirl said...

Beautiful quilt! I especially like the strawberry fabric!!

Kathleen said...

I love this quilt and what you did with it. It really is a great way to see all the fabrics. It is such a fun and easy design!

Jennifer Thomas said...

I'm loving your quilt! The woven look is fun and all the pinks are making me happy! Have a fabulous day.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love your quilt and you really did get a woven look. That is a beautiful assortment of colors too.

Nancy D said...

Love your quilt! That one is going on the list!

Laura S said...

Quite Shades fabric: soft, dreamy, easy, muted, lovely

Laura S said...

I really love a "woven" quilt... I've made a couple of different patterns myself and I just love them

Kathy H said...

Beautiful, peaceful, happy, muted , harmony

rosemaryschild said...

Beautiful fabric makes a beautiful quilt! Thank you, Susan

tac73 said...

I love this woven effect and the fabrics are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the technique.

Diantha said...

I like your quilt - a simple design which makes great use of the fabrics!
Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

cghundley said...

Fabulous design and
I love the colors.
You have an awesome
name!
Carla from Utah

Nancy said...

Again, your pattern amazed me. It is beautiful.

Cindy Shelley said...

Great quilt you made ... I am a batik addict.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

A beautiful quilt. Thank you for the pattern. I think it would be an easy donation quilt and maximizes the prints in such a wonderful way.

GranChris said...

Wonderful quilt. I love the fabric colors.

Anna brown said...

Very very cool think I might try this quilt...ty for sharing your talents with us... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Farm Quilter said...

Love your quilt!!! The pattern is beautiful and the fabric is perfect for it!! Thanks for the opportunity to have some to play with!

Jessie McCloskey said...

I would describe them as calm, muted, interesting, soothing, and unique!

teachpany said...

So pretty! I love this collection

Carol said...

I love the weave pattern, Carla, and the colors are wonderful! No wonder you fell in love with them when you saw them!

Gail said...

What a beautiful quilt. The colors are so rich.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Great Job! I love the special border. It adds a special accent to the design.

Deb said...

I am amazed that you can take this simple pattern and make it look like the two main colors are woven! Thank you for the inspiration.

Barb said...

This fabric line is amazing. Love your quilt...

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

This is a beautiful fabric line. Your quilt is beautiful.
xx, Carol

Kathryn said...

I love quilts like this that are easily made, yet striking. Wonderful color palette.

Carol S. said...

Your quilt is stunning in those fabrics...love it!

Calicojoan said...

Great job Carla..this quilt could bring in sunshine into any day of the year!

sharon g said...

5 words: lovely, soft, interesting, unexpected, smooth

sharon g said...

The designs are so subtle, perfect for a gorgeous, detailed quilt of any size.

nicolesender said...

Love your Weaving Stems quilt! It is beautiful!

Lee said...

Fabulous quilt! Love the woven look!

Sharon Aurora said...

I love the way it looks. Great way to show off the collection.

Kathy E. said...

Carla, your creativity always impresses me! I would want to use every single fabric in this collection too with its beauty and color! You've shown them off so well with this pattern. I really need to use some Hobbs batting to give it a try...seems everyone loves it!

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty woven quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Beth said...

Thanks for the feedback on the wool batting. I haven't used it yet but I'm thinking of it, and you're giving me encouragement.

Darlene B said...

I love your quilt!! I have used wool batting and have had great results also.

Dawn F said...

This is one of my favorite collections so far. LOVE the look of your quilt. How did you figure out measurements for the border?

Susan said...

That is so clever of you! This is a bright happy quilt. I have a Quilter's Dream wool batt here to use, but I haven't yet. My son used it for padding when sleeping on the floor, and it held up well. LOL

Allison said...

Beautiful, peaceful, tranquil, relaxed, seaside.
These colors are just what I need to deal with the stress of getting the kids back to school!

Μοιρούλα said...

love it

Danice G said...

What luscious fabrics. I love tone on tone fabrics. Your quilt is beautiful as well.

Seacoast Quilter said...

What a great, quick summer quilt. Easy and fun. Thanks for sharing.

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE that optical illusion, Carla! Thanks for a chance to win a prize.

Katlyn said...

Beautiful quilt! Thanks for offering the rest of your fabric as a giveaway!

Katlyn said...

Beautiful quilt! Thanks for offering the rest of your fabric in a giveaway!

Pamela said...

I love your striking quilt! The design is a great choice to showcase these beautiful fabrics. And thanks for sharing your beautiful fabric.

Havplenty said...

I love woven look quilts. This is a beauty.

Sue D said...

Love the colors on the petal pushers fabric.

cbg1 said...

I love how this pattern shows off the beautiful batiks!

BarefootThunder said...

great design for this fabric line. thanks for the chance.💚

Sally said...

This pattern showcases these beautiful fabrics perfectly! What a fun design.

KaKa said...

I love the solids is this pattern. You quilting looks beautiful. Love the picture. Great job.

On the https://ctnbee.com/en/printing-on-woven-fabrics you create your own pattern on the fabric.