Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New beginnings blog hop with Island Batik

New Beginnings Blog Hop
It’s finally my turn for the blog hop!
Have you enjoyed the eye candy with awesome batiks so far?
My interpretation of New Beginning was to take my FIRST published quilt and turn it into a pattern!
(Picture from McCall’s)
It’s a HOOTIE was published in Sept/Oct 2012 of McCall’s quilting magazine and I made it in bright batiks back then.
I have it listed on craftsy here
This time I wanted to try it in these yummy Surf and Sand’s blue and green colors!!
Following the directions I made the owl blocks first
The owl blocks are just adorable!
Then I made the surrounding blocks
And placement of the owl blocks is very important so I used my design wall for that!
Here it is all quilted and done!
and close ups of the quilting.
I did curves on the blocks and left the owls alone
feathers on the outer border and a ribbon swirl on the inner border

I used leftover yardage for the backing and also added a hanging sleeve
I embroidered the label as always Winking smile
Here’s a picture of the back to see the quilting better
There’s a giveaway on Island Batik’s blog here
You can win a batik bundle!

and here’s a list of the participants
Friday, January 6 – Hop Introduction!
Island Batik
Monday, January 9 – Coastal Mist
Stone Cottage Quilts
Wednesday, January 11 – Drizzle
Webster Quilt
Thursday, January 12 – Fifi and Fido + Happy Hounds
Mary Mack Made Mine
Quilting Affection
Friday, January 13 – Fresh Catch
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Monday, January 16 – Glowing Embers
Purrfect Spots Designs
Tuesday, January 17 – Lake Life
Freemotion by the River
Wednesday, January 18 – River’s Edge
Ark Angle Creations
Jennifer Sewing
Friday, January 20 – Blushing Blooms
Desert Bloom Quilting
Monday, January 23 – Gone Fishin’
Maria Michaels Designs
Wednesday, January 25 – Surf and Sand
The Patchwork Pearl
Thursday, January 26 – Twilight Blush
KISSed Quilts
Friday, January 27 – Happy Harvest
For Quilts Sake
Monday, January 30 – Jolly Holly
Kauffman Designs
Tuesday, January 31 – Frost
MooseStash Quilting
Wednesday, February 1 – Merry and Bright
Patchwork Breeze
Sally’s Quilting Corner


tubakk said...

So beautiful, and different from the first one. I'm always amazed to see how different quilts can be with other fabrics. Sometimes you can't even see that it's the same quilt.

Betsy said...

Bea, the batik really gives the project a modern twist. I love it

Vicki in MN said...

Just adorable!

Marjorie said...

Love this quilt in these new colors. Also love your quilt label.

Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...

Adorable in both color sets!

Barb said...

so cute

Tricia Lynn Maloney said...

Sew cute, Bea!

Quilts for Sale said...

A totally unique owl desgin! Wonderfully done! Everyone will love it, especially those who collect everyting to do with owls!

teachpany said...

Really cute!

Allison CB said...

Your owls are adorable!mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Nancy said...

It's always nice to see how a quilt looks in a different color scheme. And this new colorway is great.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

How cute Bea! I have always, always loved your It's a Hootie quilt! It is perfect in these batiks. Great pattern!

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute owl quilts.

Rachell said...

Oh wow. This is why I love playing with color and fabrics when I quilt. This version is softer and more soothing in the soft green and blue. Like twilight at the beach.

anna brown said...

Very very cute would be cool for a baby quilt...

anna brown said...

Very very cute would be cool for a baby quilt...

Lori said...

your quilt is fun and lovely
I so agree with Hebrews 13:8 Thank goodness for this

Pamela said...

How absolutely delightful! I love those eyes.

Joyce Carter said...

It is so cute Bea. It really looks different in these fabrics, but looks just as cute as the first one. Thank you for sharing.

OhioLori said...

Awesome job!!! Love the OWLS!!! Different fabrics sure change the looks...but I love both Quilts! :)

Calicojoan said...

Those owls are just too cute. Love the fabrics you used.

margaret said...

good to see another owl quilt loving the batiks you used.

Michele said...

I've always loved that owl quilt and the new version is pretty though I will admit I'm partial to the bright one.

Adele Mogavero said...


another beauty. Very Cute

Seacoast Quilter said...

Love the owls - what a cute pattern. Beautiful fabric too.

JANET said...

Cute owls! Love the quilt.

MoeWest said...

It's exciting how you can totally change a quilt by using different fabrics!

Beth said...

Isn't it amazing what a difference fabric choices make in the personality of a quilt? Your first quilt was fun and your second quilt is classically whimsical. Thanks for sharing.

Catskill Quilter said...

Really cute! What a HOOT!