Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Great outdoors Blog hop with Island Batik

Great Outdoors Blog Hop

It’s my turn to show a quilt for the blog hop hosted and sponsored by Island Batik!

My collection of fabrics were the surprise fabrics in box #1 (from the beginning of the year)

It’s called Dragonfly dreams


and it’s available here of at your local quilt store Winking smile

It’s a fun and bright collection!

I got 1/2yd of each and some of the “neutral” as yardage and one more fabric as yardage.


I came up with this sketch in EQ

arkansas star batiks

I used my 8” Accuquilt QUBE set, but each block is actually 1.5 sized! so 12” finished

From each of the fabrics (except the background fabric) I cut out (2) #13 triangles for triangle in a square and also cut out some  #4 QSTs, the die cuts out 4, I put the extra 2 aside.

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Then in the background fabric, I cut a bunch of large  #1 squares and the  #14 side triangles.

It was going to be interesting to sew together as the “neutral” is not very neutral but kind of wild in colors!

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Then I sewed together the triangle in a square blocks sections and QSTs


Some fabrics had a right side up so I made sure to have the fabrics face the right way Smile


And soon the blocks were done!

(They are called Arkansas stars btw)


Then I sewed together the top, added an inner border in the “neutral” and a purple outer border.

The top measures 47” x 59”


I had enough of the purple for the binding too!

Here’s the quilt all quilted and bound.

My husband named it “spiked punch”


I tried a new template for the outer border, then did feathers and curves on the blocks, I knew it wouldn’t be seen much as it’s such a busy background.


The background was a floral fabric that a friend gave me in Denmark (her mom was my sewing teacher in Elementary school!) The fabric was wide and I got just enough, so no seams!! and I thought it was fun and funky and would match the front well Smile


Here’s a giveaway from Island Batik

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And in case you missed any of the other participants, here they are!

Monday, August 6 - All A Flutter

- Yellow Cat Quilt Designs, Creative Blonde

Tuesday, August 7 - Birds N’ Bees -

 Ark Angel Creations, Patterns By Jen

Wednesday, August 8 - Canterbury Manor -

 Sally Manke, Powered By Quilting

Thursday, August 9 - Eclectic Garden -

 Desert Bloom Quilting, Sew Karen-ly Created

Friday, August 10 - Vintage Morris -

MooseStash Quilting, Devoted Quilter

Monday, August 13 - Safari -

 Sew Incredibly Crazy, SweetGrass Designs

Tuesday, August 14 - Spring Blossoms -

Mary Mack Made Mine, If These Threads Could Talk

Wednesday, August 15 - Victoria and Albert -

 Bejeweled Quilts, Clever Chameleon

Thursday, August 16 - Wild Things -

 Freemotion By The River, Kauffman Designs

Friday, August 17 - Petting Zoo -

Den Syende Himmel, Sarah Goer Quilts

Monday, August 20 - Ocean Odyssey -

 Gateway Quilts, The Quilt Rambler

Tuesday, August 21 - British Rose

- Busy Hands Quilts, Mania for Quilts

Wednesday, August 22 - Dear William -

 The Inquiring Quilter, MMM Quilts, Living Water Quilter

Thursday, August 23 - Dragonfly Dreams -

Inchworm Fabrics, BeaQuilter

Friday, August 24 - Fur-ocious Friends -

Quilting Affection Designs, Dizzy Quilter

Monday, August 27 – Globetrotter

- Pamela Quilts, Curliecue Creations

Tuesday, August 28 - Jungle Cruise

- Vicki's Crafts and Quilting, Little Bunny Quilts

Wednesday, August 29 - Lavendula -

 Carole Lyles Shaw, Masterpiece Quilting

Thursday, August 30 - London Calling -

Quilt in a Not-Shell, Lizard Creek Quilting

Friday, August 31 - Spirit Rhythm -

Steph Jacobson, Whispers of Yore

Monday, September 3 - Sweet Tweets -

Kathleen McMusing, Adventurous Applique and Quilting

Tuesday, September 4 - Whatnot -

heARTS Creations, Slice of Pi Quilts


Karen said...

Sweet quilt, and your hubby chose the perfect name. So special to be able to use the gifted fabric from your teacher on the back :)
Fellow Ambassador Karen

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt Bea!

Vicki in MN said...

That is a bright one-nice work Bea.

Lori Smanski said...

wow your quilt is so rich and pretty. the back fabric is wonderful. and your husbands name for it is perfect. thanks for sharing today.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

I love the way the "background" fabrics came out! This quilt is saturated with color ~ my kind of quilt.

Anita said...

Beautiful quilt!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

This quilt is beautiful, Bea!!

mumbird3 said...

Nice quilt - great fabrics!! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

Annmarie Tegen said...

I love bright colored quilts! Yours is awesome!

OhioLori said...

Your quilt is beautiful & fun! Love the name your Husband gave it too!! said...

So colorful. Lovely quilt :-)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Love that quilt!

GranChris said...

I love the bright colors. Absolutely wonderful.

The Quilted Dog said...

Wow, the colors are crazy busy but the overall effect is wonderful!

anna brown said...

Very very cool.Just watched video on this block on missouri star and must be a sign to give it a try because here you are showing me your take on

schimmy said...

i like it

Sharon Aurora said...

The name fits. Very pretty with those fabrics.

Laura said...

Love the floral fabric you used as the background. Very effective.

Joyce Carter said...

Your quilt is really beautiful Bea! I love the design.

Barb said...

Just love your quilt and the fabrics... cant go wrong with Island Batiks.

JJ said...

I had to hop over and see what you made with your Dragon fly Dreams fabric. Amazing how the same fabric looks totally your design.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Such a beautiful quilt and such a great use of the fabric. Great that you have the cutter to make things easier.

JANET said...

It does remind me of spiked punch!

teachpany said...

Spiked punch is a perfect name for it. It's very pretty.

Cindy Shelley said...

Beautiful quilt.. reminds me of all the colors of salt water taffy I just saw at the State Fair.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Just catching up on my blog hop visits. Gotta love that name! It so perfectly fits the colors in this quilt.

Beth said...

Love those backgrounds. I think it always pays to take a risk! And your husband is a naming genius. :)

Pamela said...

Spiked Punch is the perfect name! This quilt is beautiful and fun!

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

I love that your hubby named this quilt. He nailed it too. :) You did a great showcasing these super bright batiks and your backing choice is just perfect.

Kathleen said...

"Spiked punch" is a perfect name. I love the patten and the way the stars form a circle. A great job showcasing all these wonderful batiks!

Sally said...

Super bright collection stitched up perfectly in this design. Nice work!

Pamela said...

Super fun quilt! I love it!

Leanne Parsons said...

You're right, the neutral isn't very neutral, but it worked well as the background for Spiked Punch :) Your quilt turned out beautifully and the gifted fabric was perfect for the backing.

Deb B. said...

I live how colorful your quilt is. Even though your background fabric is colorful the stars really stand out.

Emily said...

Great name! That's a really great collection of fabrics, too.