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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April Showers with Island Batik

I do believe it's finally time around here, that we can put away those snow shovels and get ready for those "April Showers".
This month the "Island Batik Ambassadors" have taken on that challenge.

It was the perfect time for me to break out that pattern I bought, oh so many years ago and put some fabric to it!

This April Shower has sure brought us beautiful May flowers, hasn't it.

The pattern is one of Kim Schaefer's Calendar Quilts.
What a perfect time for me to start on them.
Island Batik Stamps (5" squares), are the perfect way to create 
the background. The center is from 
It gives us just the "splash" we need for a wet rainy day!
I dove into my scrap basket for the rest of the fabrics. 
You can never have too many batiks in your scrap basket. 
Hope you enjoyed my little "April Shower", and may your gardens 
bloom with joy!


  1. great block! I have that pattern too and did needle turn applique, up to March I think, then stopped. I need to restart and machine applique these.

  2. the colors are so bold and cheery.the pattern is very cute.

  3. the colors are so bold and cheery.the pattern is very cute.

  4. That is so darn cute Joan!!! Love the batiks in it too!

  5. I think this is my all time favorite Joan, until the next one of course.

  6. This is darling.....love the umbrella and all the flowers. Beautiful with all the bright colors. Love it!

  7. Adorable!!! But we are expecting snow again tomorrow!!!

  8. That is a fun quilt. The colours are bright and cheerful and i love the fun of the flowers in the boots.
    Is it warming up for you?

  9. Cute pattern! It works so well with the Island Batik fabrics.


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