Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sock Hop Blog Hop with Island Batik

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I’m SUPER excited to be part of this blog hop.
Island batiks has a giveaway here!!
You can win 2 fabric bundles.

I got to use some LOVELY batiks from Island Batiks and I used my GO! cutter, since it’s the 15th, I’m combining it with my GO Challenge Smile
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I got a bundle of Crimson Tide from Island Batiks, these lovely purples and a pop of red!
I decided to use my GO! cutter and the hunter star die.

If you want to use a paper template for the block, download it here
Then I went into EQ7 and designed a quilt to match the yardage.
This was my basic design idea.
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So I started cutting, I tried to cut narrow strips for the red, since it would not repeat on other parts of the block. Then cut the purples out too, I decided on just TWO purples for the main blocks.
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Here’s one block sewn together
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In the middle of the block I ironed the seams open.
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Here was one idea before sewing 4 together, but I liked the star in the middle instead.
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Here’s the top together, I used a different purple for the sashing, then a 4th dark purple for the skinny borders and the most vibrant purple for the outer border.
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Here’s the quilt all done and quilted and bound, I didn’t have enough of the dark purple fabric for binding, which would have been my first choice, but instead I had another purple from the bundle that I just used for the binding, it matches the outer border a lot, so it still works out Smile
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Here’s a close up of some of the quilting, I wanted to do something sort of custom for the quilt and the stars, so I did loops inside the starts and points of stars in the corners, then curves from corner to corner on the blocks. a bubble loopy design on the sashing (hard to see), bubbles on the skinny borders, straight line/logs on the red border and a leaf vine on the outer border
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Here’s a picture of the back, I’ve been getting into the habit of making a hanging sleeve and attaching it with the binding on all my quilts, I had a big piece of purple fabric for the back but added left over batiks in the middle to make it wide enough.
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Here’s a close up of the back, where you can see the designs better
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I have so many free embroidery files on my computer, here I changed one a bit and added my name to it and the title of the quilt.
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Here’s a list of the other participants
1/12 – Island Batik –  here!
1/13 – Susan Vassallo Quilting Arts – Topsy Turvey Log Cabin
1/14 – Freemotion by the River – 54-40 in Running Water
1/15 – Beaquilter – Hunter Star in Crimson Tide
1/16 – One Quilting Circle – Flying Geese 
1/17 – Mary Mack’s Blog – Sisters Choice in Down in the Boondocks
1/18 – Happy Cottage Quilter – Nine Patch in Johnny B Goode
1/19 – Kauffman Designs – Drunkard’s Path in Downtown
1/20 – Tamarinis – Pinwheel in Saturday Night Fever
1/21 – Bejeweled Quilts – Maple Leaf in La Bamba
1/22 – Six Gables Designs – Friendship Star in Full Bloom
1/23 – Purrfect Spots – Duck and Ducklings in No Particular Place to Go
1/24 – Inchworm Fabrics – Another Star in In the Summer Time
1/25 – Sew Fresh Quilts – Stepping Stones in Cry Me a River

I decided to also do a little giveaway.
I have an extra copy of the McCall’s Quilting magazine feb/march 2015 where I’m featured, I blogged about it here
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I’ll also add a little something else in there- don’t know yet what it will be.
Comment below what your latest batik project was!
I will pick a winner on the 21st late evening and blog about it on the 22nd.
US only please.

53 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Hunter Star has always been one of my favorite patterns. Your quilting looks beautiful on it too.

vanpardoe said...

I'm currently working on a batik quilt and have batik jelly rolls and charms packs just waiting for inspiration....

Beth said...

I did a whole batik queen size quilt last year (2014) and it is now on my parent's bed. They loved it and I was pleased how it turned out!

Lorna McMahon said...

Your Hunter Star batik quilt is simply gorgeous, Bea! Love the quilting. And congratulations on your publication in McCall's!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt Bea and the Hunters Star is such a neat block! That little label is too cute!!

Rhonda D. said...

I have never used a batik fabric. Love your quilt. I am slowly adding some batiks to my stash. Hope to try them soon.

LeAnne said...

I'm still working on Cozy Quilts' Glory pattern.

Christine said...

I am making a yellow and blue batiks quilt for my son for his high school graduation. The blue and yellow are his school colors. Your quilt is beautiful. Purple is one of my favorite color. And the island batiks are just so lovely to work with. Thank you for the chance at your giveaway.

Vicki in MN said...

Simply gorgeous, I like the setting you used for the HS.

Denise said...

Hi - I've recently used Batiks in shades of blue to create the sky and sea in a beach quilt.

Dawn said...

I haven't actually used batik's yet. I hope to try in the future. Have a great day!
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QuiltShopGal said...

Beautiful quilt. I definitely want to make this design and it is inspirational to see it in batiks. Great job.

Congratulations on being published. Yeah!

QuiltShopGal
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Dixie said...

Cute!

Global Gal said...

You made a beautiful quilt with the Crimson Tide fabric bundle. I love the colors!

LJ said...

I've never made a project using completely batiks. They are gorgeous and often batiks just appear whenever the color and the look is right. I do love using them for paper-piecing so I don't have to worry about right side/wrong side. :) Beautiful quilt and I loved seeing the back of the quilt - grand stitching.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I used batiks for the 2014 Hexie Blog QAL

teachpany said...

Great job on the Hunter Star. I have one in blocks, ready to be pressed, in batiks. I just did a pillow and bed runner, though. Thanks for the inspiration!

Barb said...

Turned out Great!

Cecilia said...

I made a batik Turning Twenty for my oldest daughter last year. I love your quilt. Hunters Star is on my bucket list to make one day.

Lori said...

this is so pretty, I love the red and purple together. you have done a fabulous job again. thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

Love your quilt. My currant quilt uses batiks in purple and blues, I'm not sure what the pattern is but each color surrounds a center square with a butterfly. It's a comfort quilt hug for a friend.

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Robin in Washington State
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Design Originals by KC said...

working on a batik quilt now called Batik Hollyhock garden! I love batiks and the vibrancy they have... love how your quilt finished too! Lots of quilting done and very nice looking too :) Kathi

Emily C said...

I haven't made a batik quilt yet. I am collecting fabrics to start one, while deciding on a pattern.

Joyce Carter said...

The quilt is really gorgeous, Bea. And the quilting is awesome! I love the label, too. This pattern is one of my favorites and has been on my to-do list for a while now.After seeing your quilt, I am ready to start it. Thanks for sharing.(I have never used batiks)

OhioLori said...

Haven't made anything with Batiks yet...but am cutting Tumblers ... from assorted Batik Charms I have gotten from my Daughter.

jmniffer said...

I made a little table topper using bonus batik HST's from a quilt gifted to a college graduate. Love your Hunter Star project. I've never made that block. Thanks for sharing.

Darlington Delights said...

I made a Christmas wreath wall hanging with batik. It was a fun way to get a realistic greenery effect.

Tabitha Keener said...

I just finished a sampler top in all batiks! It's my first time working with them and they are beautiful! It has almost every color and its HUGE! I love your quilt, the colors are beautiful and I really love how you did the quilting. I definitely aspire to quilt like this in the next few years. I'm only a year in and a long way to go! Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway! :)

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Jane said...

I used batiks in a tote bag with Carol Doak's paper pieced stars. It is very pretty and I am in love with batiks! Your quilt colors are so vibrant which is a great thing about batiks!

Lu said...

Finishing up a wall hanging of the "little alphabet letters" from Temecula Quilt Company using batiks.
Thank for a chance to win.

Dale said...

I am just now finishing up a beautiful batik wall hanging using deep blues and greens. I love batiks!

MomDea said...

I am working on Nancy Halvorson's block of the month.... I love her they are lots of fun.

tac73 said...

Batiks are my favorite fabric. The last project I made with them was a lap quilt.

Pauline Gudas said...

I made my husband a batik quilt for Christmas

Donna W said...

It was a table runner for my niece. She loved it!

Lorie Bugaiski said...

Beautful quilt! It was a quilt that I make with batik!

Sewmom18 said...

I did 2 quilts as Christmas gifts 1 was batiks.Your quilt is beautiful!

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya Bea!!! Love that bright quilt. I've collected a few batiks, but haven't been brave enough to cut into them yet, lol. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam
pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

GranChris said...

I really like the Hunter's Star. I have wanted to buy that die for quite awhile. I am watching for a used one to appear. Yours turned out wonderful.

Quiltsmiles said...

Congratulations on being featured! Your quilt,quilting and the saturation of color in this stars in the sky quilt are gorgeous.
As for batiks my WIP of the hunters star simplified used some batiks. Love to use many different fabrics in one project. out. out. out. out.

Abbigail said...

The Hunter Star has always been a favorite of mine but I've yet to make one! My last batik item was a leaf quilt in fall colors. It turned out so pretty!

Connie Cain said...

I did the Sand and Sea QAL that McCalls did awhile back. It is still a filmsy. I love batiks! :)
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Jan Baker said...

I am ashamed to say that I have been collecting baltics but haven't started a quilt yet.

Brandy Pettit said...

I have yet to make a batik project! I used some in the very first quilt I made, but haven't played with it since. Congrats on being featured, how exciting!
~Brandy

Jill said...

Your HS is so pretty! I am working on a scrappy mystery quilt, and using up every precious inch of my batiks....love them!

Gene Black said...

I have a circles and geometric batik quilt in progress. I guess you would say that it is currently a UFO. It started out as my version of the Yellow Brick Road pattern, but then I decided to add other blocks.

Lyn said...

Thanks for showing your beautiful work. I really liked the quilt. Thanks for offering the magazine too! Very nice.

Chiska said...

I haven't used a lot of batiks, but one of my favorite quilts that a friend and I made long before I made quilts on a regular basis is 10" squares of batiks. It brightens my day.

Mara said...

Wow, this is so bright and pretty.

Edie said...

My latest project using Batiks, was a tote bag that had been sitting cut out for a few years. I am glad I finally finished it, as it has now become my "guild" bag that I take to my meetings. Thanks for the draw.

nancie boyce said...

Love the batiks. I've got 16 different batik New York Beauty blocks completed and am working on a layout. My first paper pieced project!

Marjorie Nath said...

the last batik pyoject I did was Carol Doak's Rays of hope that I enlarged 1 block into a 20 inch block.









mary mahoo said...

Love your quilt Bea! It makes me believe spring will come again! Thanks. (not in the giveaway-Canuck of the Deep Freezer here)