Thursday, August 27, 2015

SUMMER IN THE COUNTRY blog hop hosted by ISLAND BATIK!!




Thanks Katie from Island Batik for arranging this fun hop.

It truly has been a hot summer and in the country.  When I think of country I think of Baskets.

My fabric is from the melon grouping.  This round topper shows all the beautiful fabrics.

  I have to confess, I did not like it until I put the binding on.  I have found that a lot of times I feel that way about an item but when that binding goes on....the transformation happens.

Since I started this months ago, it sat unfinished until two night ago.  It was not the fabrics, I love love the fabrics especially the lime green (I know some of you are surprised....smiling)




Here it is at another angle.  Did I tell you how much I love Island Batik Fabrics? 

Did I tell you that baskets are my most favorite thing?



We can't stop there.....  Why not a quilt???  Here it is laying on the floor.  I was so happy that it does not wave.

 Did I tell you I just finished this last night?  Boy, I am full of confessions.  I have had nothing but machine trouble.  Notice the post before this one and you will see why.  The top also was done months ago and just sat around waiting for me to fix my machines.


Here it is on my wall rod.  It is way to long....I am sad, I wanted to leave it up for a spell but it drags the ground and truly is way to big for my wall.  Oh well...there could be worst things in this world.


These pictures do not do the quilt justice.


Here is my little companion on the week-ends, grand dog sitting.  He would just sit and watch me.


I am offering Forty 5" squares.  They will not be these exact squares but they will be a variety of Island Batik Fabrics. Just leave a comment




Now the fun truly begins....Island Batik is giving away two Batik Bundles...just use the rafflecopter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway




58 comments:

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I have never sewn with Batik because I have never bought or been gifted any yet. I like the look of them. I just have never indulged. Karen kthurn@bektel.com

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I love batiks! Your quilt is beautiful. Too bad it's too long to display. It's so cheerful!

Betsy said...

Barb, your topper and quilt are amazing! Are the baskets needle turned?

Betty Oatsvall said...

I have had many projects that I feared would become UFO's because of this exact reason, what was I thinking! I really don't like this project... Then the moment it gets quilted and that binding goes on and it's finished you fall in love. I completely relate!

Good job on this one, it's really fun with those baskets and the colors you picked! Thanks.

OhioLori said...

Looooove your Quilt!!! & your lil Companion is Adorable!! Love the Batiks...haven't used before...would love to tho...are Beautiful!!! Thanks for chance to win some! :)

Joyce Carter said...

Your quilt is so pretty. I think it will brighten up any space. Thank you for the giveaway.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful baskets Barb and like you......I love batiks! Your quilt is really neat and your little companion.......so sweet!

annmarie said...

Those are really cute baskets. Cute quilt. Cute doggie. AWESOME batiks!

Claire Sutherland said...

Beautiful quilt. The colours are beautiful.
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

PK Sews said...

What a joyful quilt! I love the colors and the fun baskets. The table topper is delightful too. You have a great quilting companion too.Thanks for the inspiration and for the fun giveaway. I love batiks!

Lisa Marie said...

So creative and lovely! And such beautiful fabrics.

QuiltShopGal said...

Beautiful quilt and fabrics. Cute little dog too! Has he found a way into your heart, given you let him watch you in your sewing room?

QuiltShopGal
www.quiltshopgal.com

ps - Can the dough for cinnamon rolls be made the night before?

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

Sorry for all of your machine trouble! The quilt is lovely. I have never sewn with batiks. Looks fun!

debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

Needled Mom said...

Your baskets are just gorgeous. I hope that the machine problems are now a thing of the past for you, but you certainly do nice work when you are under a time crunch. I love sewing with batiks, but haven't tried the Island Batiks yet. I'll have to look for them in our area.

LeAnne said...

Love your fabrics. You can never go wrong with great batiks.

Lynnette Lamance said...

I love,love, love the topper. You definitely picked the right binding color, it pulls it all together
Lynnette
llamance@hotmail.com

Janie said...

Lovely quilt, thank you for sharing.

Calicojoan said...

Oh, I LOVE your baskets. Those batiks just make them pop!

Kathy L said...

Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

Suzanne said...

Sweet doggie face!

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

So playful!

Barbara said...

My own colors are usually more muted, don't usually go for brights, but your gorgeous quilt has converted me. It's stunning!

Pamela said...

Cute!

jellybean said...

Love the country baskets thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

Donna Cutting said...

Batiks are marvelous fabrics. Thanks for sharing your basket love.

Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...

Love the fabrics!

Teresa said...

You have put those fabulous fabrics to great use. Love it.

beaquilter said...

quilts look awesome!

Quilting Tangent said...

Love Batiks. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Jen Barnard said...

I've had a project in mind for a while for batik charm squares. I love your quilt, it reminds me off eggs in egg cups as well as baskets.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Emily C said...

Your baskets make my think of the little easter baskets that children collect eggs in on the hunts.

anna brown said...

Love the colors you got and pretty nice idea too.....Ty for sharing....Happyness04431@yahoo.com

Bonnie58 said...

Beautiful quilt, Barb. Thanks so much for sharing

Sewgirl said...

What a great set of quilts. Love the basket motif. And such a sweet puppy! Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

Peggy said...

Beautiful quilt!
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Kathy MacKie said...

Fun,Fun,Fun.

Vicki H said...

I like your fun baskets. Glad your machine is up and running again.

LJ said...

LOVE the table topper you made; those baskets are adorable and so is that rosette in the middle. Island Batiks make your projects glow. Wonderful!

minibea12 said...

Your quilt is great! I would love your squares! I'm sewing a scrappy quit and could use some new squares!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Lauriejo said...

What a fun quilt!

GranChris said...

These baskets are wonderful. Just plain adorable. I love basket quilts.

Missy Shay said...

Your table topper turned out wonderful!
missysaprons@gmail.com

Nancy in IN said...

Love the colors.

sewlost said...

Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent

Barbara said...

I just love batiks. They have such beautiful motion.

apple blossom said...

lovely work. thanks for the chance to win Island Batik Fabrics squares you are giving away.

teachpany said...

Great use of the fabrics!

Sarah said...

You have such a cute little companion! sarah@forrrussia.org

Rick Kettleson said...

I love you baskets. Would love to win some Island Batik fabrics. Diane

Lori said...

your quilts are so pretty. your grand dog is adorable. thanks for sharing
quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

ebhaloha said...

Love the quilt with baskets. I love batiks also.

Donna W said...

Love your basket table topper. This would look fantastic in my kitchen. And, that "grand" dog looks like a real keeper. Not sure if I would let him go back home after the weekend.

JANET said...

Batiks are so beautiful. Your quilt is cute!

Linda said...

Ooh, I like both of them. My favorite is the quilt but I love the colors on the table topper. Your little granddog is cute too. Great job with the baskets. I don't think of baskets in the summer so much. I think of them in the spring time but whichever, I love baskets too.

Connie Cain said...

What a happy colorful quilt!! Love it! I can't get enough batiks. :)
craftyccain@gmail.com

KaHolly said...

These little baskets are truly sweet and done up in the batiks really makes them special. I don't do Facebook, so could enter the rafflecopter giveaway, sigh, but I still have the beautiful bundle I won from you during the winter months. As a matter of fact, it's spread out on my work table this week while I ponder the possibilities!

Anita said...

Beautiful colors!

Beth said...

Aren't basket quilts fun? I have one that I work on, off and on, and every time I pick it back up it makes me happy.