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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Stitching Sunshine- Island Batik Ambassador Free Theme! - Fragments of my Sunshine

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks
and
my day - the final day for the
Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop.

To all that participated or commented -
Thank you so much!

My head is swimming with all kinds of ideas
and I can't wait to get to stitching.

But first, it's my day to show my
"Fragments of my Sunshine" quilt.


I'm combining two challenges into one project this month.

You see, I am an Island Batik Ambassador 
2020
and the ambassador challenge this month is
Free Theme!



This is a free month for us to do whatever we like
using
Island Batik fabrics.

Why not make a little sunshine?
I've always wanted to make a mosaic tile project so I used fabric and made a mosaic sun.

I started with a whole lot of Island Batik stash builders (5" strips of fabric bundles).


Next, I used Island Batik Foundation Solid fabric in black for the background
and
drew out my sun.


I handpicked designs on my computer to use for my collage sun and with HEATnBOND® LITE 
I created the sun.


I chose one of my favorite Island Batik Foundation Fabrics, Tourmaline to use for the outside of the sun.  


There are a lot of little things about my life in this sunshine
so I called it
Fragments of my Sunshine.


Each and every little piece is special.


I quilted it by stitching around each piece with a rainbow of Aurifil 50 wt. cotton threads.



helped to stitch right through all those layers.

The backing is Island Batik Solid, too.
(Sometimes you just have to show the back)


I had so much fun with this 40" x 40" quilt and love the vibrant colors of the fabrics.


We are celebrating Sunshine!


I have been craving a little sunshine in my life.
Something happy and fun.
No more cloudy days and blah.

So, I invited my blogging friends to
stitch something up with the color yellow or with a little sunshine. 

Here's today's schedule:

Thursday, June 25th


This blog hop is for everyone!
Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE.

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GIVEAWAY!

One of my favorite online fabric shops is 


One of my readers will receive a 
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, 
and
 enter the giveaway.
(I've extended the time to enter to allow for everyone to visit all the blogs)


The winner will be announced on Monday, June 29th, 2020.




Thanks for sharing SUNSHINE!!



58 comments:

Pamela said...

What a cool idea, and I love how it came out! This is really a gorgeous quilt, and I love the personal touch you gave it!

Beth said...

This is absolutely amazing. I love mosaics--in tile, in quilting--and have always thought I would make a mosaic quilt. But this quilt took my breath away, in its whimsy and creativity and vibrancy. This is stunning--I hope you find a way to enter this in a quilt show of some kind because it deserves to be seen by many, many people.

mumbird3 said...

Wow that is amazing! Love ve it!

Carol Andrews said...

Oh My! Carla your sun is stunning! How patient are you to stitch out every little treasure tile piece in your mosaic. I could look at it for hours. 😄 Carol

Kay said...

Oh my, this quilt is incredible. Thank you for sharing your creativity. x

Podunk Pretties said...

This is AMAZING! did you Free motion stitch down all the applique?

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Carla your sun quilt is absolutely amazing! What a great idea, and your execution of that idea is stellar (or should I say solar lol)? Thank you for bringing us this great hop and lots of sunshine into all our lives!

Rebecca Smith said...

I am so impressed with those little pieces in your sun!

Dorian said...

WOW CARLA!!! That is amazing! All those little pieces, must of taken a fair amount of time to do. It turned out great!!

Deb M said...

Your quilt is absolutely amazing!

Martha said...

What an ingenious idea! Love it!

Martha said...

What an ingenious idea! Love it!

Sharon Aurora said...

Wow! I can't even begin to imagine the amount of work that went into your project. It's stunningly beautiful. A great ending to another great blog hop. All the projects were wonderful and made me want to stitch some sunshiny things. Thank you for all your hard work in arranging this blog hop,

For the love of geese said...

Wow that is a lot of stitching. It is wonderful.

Calicojoan said...

We can always count on you when we need a little sunshine in our lives and you haven't let us down! Love your vision. I can't even wrap my head around how you managed it, but WOW, that's incredible!
Thanks for hosting another fun filled hop and dazzling us with your talents. You rock!

Vasudha said...

Carla, It is just so creative and meaningful. Love everything about this - the idea, the fabric and the execution.

Karrin Hurd said...

Gorgeous quilt, everything about it. Thanks so much for hosting such a fun hop!

thatfabricfeeling.com said...

wow! I can't even believe those little designs are all separate pieces. I get dizzy just looking at the details! You have such talent!! I love this and think you combined two projects into something magnificent. Thank you so much for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

That is really incredible, and beautiful. There is so much detail and meaning.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Wow, Carla, that's an amazing quilt - way to go! It's brilliant! (In more ways than one) I love the concept that all of the elements represent your favorite things. YOU are the sunshine!

Emily said...

WOW! This is amazing! So many tiny pieces. Using the symbols to a make a whole is brilliant! This is so beautiful!

Carol S. said...

I always say that you rock my world with your creativity and this is the kind of thing I'm talking about. Wowzers! This is a stunning piece of art and your quilting is amazing. Thank you for keeping me motivated with your inspiration! xo

Beth Strand said...

Thanks so much for adding some sunshine to our lives!

Marian said...

WoW Carla, that is an AMAZING project. I love the colors and fabric choices, the design... I've never scene anything quite like this. Its really beautiful.

Nina said...

Wow!! Love your quilt!!

Danice G said...

'Love your mosaic quilt! Looks like you put a lot of planning and work into it. The results are beautiful.

Charlene McCain said...

Wow! This is amazing! SO much work, but SO cute! Love it! You have definitely been stitching sunshine! Thanks for brightening my day and for hosting such a fun hop!

Sharon said...

Your quilt reminds me of a mosaic piece; sew beautiful! Thanks again for hosting the blog hop and for sharing your fun sunny quilt.

Unknown said...

I love your theme "Sunshine." I great choice for this year. As usual the posts are very inspiring.
Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

sue s said...

Your quilt is really special! I have truly enjoyed all the Sunshine this week. The timing was great and there were many thoughtful interpretations. I don't have a blog but I loved looking at all the others'.

Vicki in MN said...

That was so smart of you to combine your challenges, you blew them both out of the water! What a lot of teeny tiny peices to make this beauty!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Carla, that quilt is SO SEW awesome!! You are so creative. Thanks for sharing your talent and coordinating the hop. Wish I could have joined, but life has been crazy!

works4me said...

Your quilt is amazing. Thank you for the hop. It came at a good time. I only wish it went on longer as the projects are all so inspiring. :)

Quilting Gail said...

Carla, this is a very unique Sunshine quilt! Love it!
Thanks for hosting "Stitching Sunshine" Blog Hop! It's been fun and there have been tons of fabulous creations! Again, thanks!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Incredible Hop quilt, Carla!! With SEW many wonderful projects shared, I'm feeling sad that today is the last day. Thanks again for hosting!

Nikki said...

Off to visit the others, have a lot of fun things to look at. Thanks.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

What a fabulous sunshiney quilt. It's so happy and instantly put a smile on my face. I love that you've added your favourite things in the collage.

tubakk said...

This is a wonderful quilt. I've studied it all day, both front and back. I've never seen one like that before. Thank you for hosting this great blog hop Carla.

Susan said...

That is such a fun piece! You are so creative!

Kathleen said...

That is such an awesome piece (and so many tiny pieces!). What an outstanding and creative piece!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is really gorgeous! I love that all the little symbols you included are meaningful to you. Thanks for organizing a fun blog hop for us all to enjoy!

teachpany said...

Your project is amazing! I love the colors, and all the little parts just make it so wonderful. Great job! So creative and fun.

Sue D said...

Wow--your quilt is fantastic. Love the creativity and cheery colors.

Susan said...

WOW! I absolutely LOVE your creation! I can only imagine the time it must have taken to complete, but well worth the number of hours-STUNNING!

JANET said...

It has been a great hop, as usual! Thank you!

Karen's Korner said...

Amazing result.

Ellee said...

Wow! What a beautiful quilt! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Carol said...

Wow, wow, wow! This quilt is amazing!! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing your wonderful project and for this blog hop. It has been great, as usual.

Janet said...

I love your idea! And that it is snippets of your life. It is so bright and cheery. A good reminder of the best things. Thanks for the ideas.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Great quilt. Very creative. Thanks for hosting the blog hop.

Susan said...

When I first saw the quilt, I thought you had used a fabric with all those shapes. Then I read you MADE them all. Oh my gosh! What a lot of work, but it is a thing of beauty!

Gail Dicks said...

Wow! This is incredible!

JaymeMade said...

What a beautiful mosaic concept! I’ve not seen anything like it before,

Pamela said...

Thanks so much for this sunny blog hop! I absolutely love your Sunshine quilt. Very striking. It draws the viewer in with its design and color, and then the fabric offers all sorts of delights!

Kathleen said...

Oh wow!! At first glance I thought the fabric was printed that way, but you created tiny pieces . . . I'm blown away!! This is fantastic!
Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

LJ said...

What a totally beautiful quilt. The colors were all speaking of sunshine. Your quilting is fabulous; I so enjoyed seeing the back as well as the front. Thanks for bringing me some sunshine today - I am a day late.

tink's mom said...

Wow this is a stunning piece of intense workmanship. How long does something like this take to make. It is very impressive. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Words could never express how much I love this quilt!! Mosaics and quilting - so perfect for each other and I adore how the simplicity of your overall design meshes with the complexity of your mosaic shapes! Everything with a meaning and the overall thing so light and fun. Congrats on another fabulous hop and fabulous ambassador quilt.