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Monday, August 26, 2019

Beat the Heat Blog Hop with Island Batik




Welcome to my day to share this new line of "Island Batik" fabric.

If these colors don't cool you down...
I don't know what will!
LOL!!
I searched my book collection and found a quilt pattern,
 that really showed off  these fun fabrics,
 in "Fresh and Fabulous Quilts" 
by Cheryl Brown

The colors and the secondary design are a match made in Heaven!

There's nothing more fun than quilting a project, that's colors pop like this!
Accept maybe, quilting it with a "Hobb's" product.
Their cotton batting was perfect for the job.

Have you ever tried scalloped borders?
 There are templates in the book, that made these super easy.
I wish that had been the case in some of my past projects.
LOL!!
Just for fun, I topped them off with sunny yo-yo's!
I had a little extra fabric...
Just enough to make these petals...

and turn them into this fun flower pillow.

...and that's how my "Beat the Heat" garden grows!

It's "Sunny Side Up" all around.
;-)
Be sure to visit my fellow ambassador "Connie" over at 
"Freemotion by the River" today.
She's also showing off a fabulous "Sunny Side Up" project.
Sadly, this hop comes to an end today.
In case you missed any of the new lines and projects...
 you can find the complete schedule
HERE

"Island Batik" has a  giveaway you won't want to miss, this week!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now, before you go...
there's just one more little thing...
I've got a give-away for one lucky person, too.
Check out the "Island Batik" catalog
And tell me what your favorite new line is?

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

67 comments:

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  2. My favorite line is Quiet Shades. Just beautiful!

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  3. I love geared up. It is so different and would make a great quilt for a guy.
    Sandy A

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  4. Wow! Joan, what a beautiful quilt and love the pillow! It is always so much fun to see the neat quilts projects you create!

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  5. Beautiful quilt Joan. I really love the scalloped border. And the pillow is fantastic.Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway. My favorite line is Petal Pushers.

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  6. That's a quilt to bring on a smile for sure. Love the bright yellows and blues. Great scallop too.

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  7. You chose a perfect pattern to show off the fabrics, and that cushion - WOW! I'd love to know how you made that, That scalloped border finishes your quilt so beautifully.

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  8. Wow, you did a wonderful job with the Sunnyside Up collection. The quilt I am making with it is quite different.

    You expect me to choose just ONE favorite? Okay so today that will be Kaleidoscope - but that will likely change tomorrow. (I just with Kaleidoscope had some of the gears fabric in it.)

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  9. I love Sunny Side Up. But then, I love your quilt and pillow, so was drawn to blues and yellows. Great job!!

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  10. Oh my gosh, this is a beautiful quilt and that pillow is amazing! Love them!

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  11. Fabulous finish. Scallops are a mystery to me and I would have to add something like you did, love the yo yo flowers on its insets. You and Connie really lucked out receiving this line, I think it's my favorite. Although I do like all the gears and cogs.

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  12. What a beautiful quilt! I love those colors! :0)

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  13. I like Quiet Shades because I'm always looking for lighter shades.

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  14. You never disappoint when I come to your blog...just lovely...love it so much

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  15. My favorite new line is Freedom. Your quilt and pillow are absolutely stunning and oh so very different!

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  16. I fell in love with the Steam Engine collection. It has such beautiful colors.

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  17. That scalloped edge is amazing! Great job! My favorite is Blue Sea!

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  18. Fabulous looking quilt!
    I love the scallop edges
    and fun designs. I do love
    the colors in the collection
    Electric Desert.
    Carla from Utah

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  19. Gorgeous quilt! The combination of blocks is sooo cool! Id have to say that Gears and Cogs is my favourite.

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  20. Kaleidoscope and Petal Pushers are among my favorites--although I also like Geared Up as a different style--all are so pretty!!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  21. Graphic Gems is my choice, beautiful favourites right there. Your photo shoot setting, that shows off the sunshine colours so well,and a cushion with petals, what a fantastic way to use up all the pieces. A little breath of sunshine down here as we come to the end of a long wet winter.

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  22. Steam Engine is my favorite. Now excuse me while I go take a break. That was hard work deciding on just one!

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  23. Electric Desert. But really how do we just choose one? LOL I would take a bolt of each if I could. Wow your quilt is stunning. And your pillow is so sweet. Thank you for sharing.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  24. I love your scalloped borders; I've never tried them.
    My favorite of the new Island Batik lines is Enchanted FOrest. Though Sunny Side Up is a close second!

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  25. Love that border! Clockworks is my fave.

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  26. Love Enchanted Forest...and Sunnyside..and….can I just say ,,,it was soooooo hard to pick just one Favorite!!! ? lol This Hop has been such fun!
    I looooove your Quilt & the Pillow!!! Oh My Gosh!! AWESOME!!!

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  27. Oh your quilt is the coolest!! Seriously such a great combo and then that flower pillow-adorable!

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  28. Well I love steam engine but your sunny side up is very pretty too... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  29. I like Garden Party or Sunny Side Up the best. Your quilt and blossom pillow are stunning! Thanks for sharing!!

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  30. Your quilt is fantastic with all the visual interest and the yellow and blues. Just prefect. There has been some fantastic inspiration this blog hop. All of the projects and fabrics have been my favorites. :) But if I choose it would be Petal Pushers (lush color), Quiet Shades (blendable texture) and Sunny side Up (happy colors).

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  31. I love the patterns and colors in Sunny Side up the most! Your quilt is amazing!

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  32. I love them all but Quiet Shades is my favorite.

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  33. I think Garden Party because of the colors but I love them all.

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  34. Graphic gems stands out to me as my favorite new line!

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  35. All are great.. but I love any blue ones... Steam engine,

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  36. I love ALL batiks, use them 95 percent of the time...but Garden Party is yummy with its saturated colors!

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  37. Electric Desert is calling my name!

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  38. Steam Engine, I love the colors and the gears. Your quilt is very pretty and the flower pillow is awesome!!
    thanks for the chance at some lovelies.

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  39. Graphic Gems!!! YUM!!!! Love your quilt and your flower pillow was inspired!

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  40. Sunnyside Up with Steam Engine running a very close second since I have a design for those colors. Blues and Yellows are my favorite combo .... they make me happy. I love that quilt and the pillow is wonderful ... I need a pattern for it!! Beautiful

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  41. I like Sunny Side Up, but I love petal pushers.

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  42. Your quilt is beautiful! I like 'Enchanted Forest'.

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  43. I couldn't read the titles very well. I think Graphic Gems and Enchanted Forest.

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  44. What a knock out! That pattern is absolutely so cool with the fabric you chose. Does the book's pattern have the scallops or is that your creation. Love it. Also, is the pattern for the pillow in the book as well? Just an amazing duo.

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  45. Geared Up is my favorite new Island Batik line but Batiks are always my favorite. What a sunny quilt you shared and the pillow is awesome! Thank you.

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  46. Wow! I love your quilt - the applique design and the scalloped borders. Perfect way to use these sunny fabrics. The pillow is so delightful. I need to make one for my living room.

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  47. For me, it has to be Blueberry Patch (because my favourite colour is blue!) but Enchanted Forest is so beautiful too. And because I love blue, of course I love your latest project!

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  48. They are all so great, but I really like Geared. Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

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  49. What a fun quilt and fun pillow, too! You really went to town on this. I love the mod 60s kind of look and the photo shoot is fun too. Hooray for you!

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  50. Your quilt is so beautiful, love the colors and design!
    Blueberry Patch is my favorite

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  51. Your scalloped borders are wonderful and really give a sweet look to this quilt! Love the flower petal pillow too...you're so creative! My favorite line of the new Island Batik collections is Petal Pushers with the pinks and purples! duchick at gmail dot com

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  52. I will likely have a new favorite soon, they are all wonderful! For now I'll have to say Electric Desert is my favorite!

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  53. Thanks for sharing this quilt. Blue and yellow are such a classic combination and so easy to love. I looked through the catalog and my favorite collections are Blueberry Patch and Garden Party. I’ll be getting my hands on some of these, for sure!

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  54. I would say Clockworks, Quiet Shades, and Sand Bar all stood out to me. But I would love to work with any of these fabrics!

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  55. lOVE CLOCKWORKS - HAS THAT STEAMPUNK LOOK TO IT!

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  56. Your creations are always delightful Jan. Thanks for the inspiring and beautiful post! My current favorite line is Electric Desert.

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  57. I love your petal pillow, how sweet! Your quilt really shows off the fabric colors, beautiful! My favorite new fabric collection is Graphic Gems! I especially like the Spring Symphony quilt! Thank you for sharing, you are amazing, Susan

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  58. I like the slightly off kilter of the squares. My favorite line is petal pushers.

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  59. "Sunny Side Up" because I am a "blues kind of girl". And the yellow is just right. Love your quilt and pillow. MMMMMMMM yummy to the eyes. Thank you!

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  60. I love your quilt and pillow. Perfect for the colors! Even though your rafflecopter is closed, I have to say that Garden Party was my favorite line. Love all those bright colors!

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  61. Just lovely! I didn't notice the flowers at first on FB! Blue and yellow is one of my favorite color combos!

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  62. What a fun design. Love the fabrics, too. There is a lot of applique in this one, but that is right up your alley.
    Your quilt is wonderful.

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  63. Joan, you've done it yet again! What an adorable project! You have taken the fun and sunshine in this fabric collection and amplified it so your quilt is just a beautiful breath of fresh air. I love it.

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Thanks for stopping by today. Your comments really do make me day!
;-)