Welcome to the "Summer in the Country Blog Hop".
One of my greatest joys, was becoming an ambassador for Island Batik.
Our goal is to show you, all the wonderful fabrics they have to offer,
with a little inspiration long the way!
My project, "Summer Fun" from "The Quilt Company",
(You can find more on this pattern HERE.)
is primarily from the Island Batik "Flower Fields" collection.
I absolutely fell in love with the pattern when I found it,
and was thrilled, to be able to bring it to life, with these gorgeous batiks!
It's a real "Summer in the Country", delight!
Just take a look at these blocks, close up...
Reminds me of those lemonade stands, from my
Oh, now if only that teeny weeny bikini still fit!
The snap, crackle and pop of fireworks!
Strawberries... jelly, jam, pie, shortcake..,
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Every flavor in the rainbow.
Sailing away, on a warm summer day!
Even if only in my mind.
Now, that's what summer in my country, is all about!
Embellishments, I do love embellishments.
They are so much fun to play with.
They lend so much personality, and really bring things to life!
Here's my "Island Batik" fabric lineup!
(All the sunshine you could imagine, rolled into one quilt)
From the "Flower Fields" collection...
Left to right....
For the background and added contrast, I added these batiks...
Almond from the Neutral collection
BE 24-D1 from the Blenders collection
BE 25-F1 from the Blenders collection
111517141 from the Country Fair collection
111518113 from the Country Fair collection
111502107 from the Country Fair collection
111504144 from the Country Fair collection
111512090 from the Country Fair collection
I do believe, that this is the brightest "barn" quilt I've ever seen.
Too, bad it won't weather well!
What makes summer in the MooseStash, even more special...
They are fast and easy, and so portable for picnics.
My all time fave, is an ole family secret...never before shared...
There is just no sense, in messing with perfection.
Never have I been able to out-do these delicious bars!
But I do have another fave, that I just have to share.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Squares
So darn yummy...
But the best part is they are low fat and low calorie too!
I know your probably asking just how, they could possibly taste all that great???
Well...they are made with canned pumpkin.
It makes them so fudgy and delicious!
Get the recipe right HERE, and see for yourself!
Lastly, I've got a little give-a-way.
This fun little Susie bag, and 4 fat quarters of
Island Batik fabrics.
Leave me a comment.
Let me know what you would do, with these gorgeous fabrics.
With the help of Random.org, I will pick one winner on Sept 5th,
the last day of the hop.
(include your email, if your a no-reply blogger)
Now, I really have to go, I'm headed outside to enjoy my country...
With a bar cookie or two in hand!
Be sure to visit my fellow ambassadors.
They are all "rocking" the summer, with their
8/17 – Island Batik
8/18 – KISSed Quilts – Part 1
8/19 – Kauffman Designs
8/20 – Adele Mogavero
8/21 – MooseStash Quilting
8/23 – Freemotion by the River
8/24 – The Patchwork Pearl
8/25 – Fun Threads Designs
8/26 – For Quilts Sake
8/27 – Lemon Tree Snippets
8/28 – Bejeweled Quilts
8/29 – Tamarinis
8/30 – KISSed Quilts – Part 2
8/31 – Beaquilter
9/1 – Purrfect Spots Designs
9/2 – Maria Michaels Designs
9/3 – Mary Mack Made Mine
9/4 – Made In Scraps
9/5 – Happy Cottage Quilter
Thanks Island Batik!