Monday, February 15, 2016

PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES..... ISLAND BATIK BLOG HOP, FUN GIVEAWAY

From February 15th to March 4th is the Island Batik Blog Hop

We are going to be taking you EVERYWHERE!!

Maybe on planes, trains, or automobiles....

It is so awesome that fabric has no calories because you are going to see some amazing eye candy!!!  From some Amazing designers, quilters, and truly creative people.

So grab your hat, passport, and get comfy (stretch waste band)...whatever..jammies.  We don't care, just come.

There is one thing I know and that is no matter where you go, what you do there comes a point when you are ready to go home.

The old saying "No matter where you roam, there is no place like home"

So, I am starting you off at "Home".





Oh my gosh....aren't these fabrics just the cat's meow??


If you want to see the pillow better, just double click.


I made this decorative pillow for my guest bed and truly there is no place like home.  While traveling my husband and I would say on numerous occasions..."I just want to get home and get in my own bed".   How many of you have felt this way?

I used Caribbean Splash.  I love love this fabric.  If you are interested in these wonderful fabrics you can go here to find a place that sells them near you.

I have never...ever...made piping.  I have never...ever...put piping on a project.

So I am going to tell you what I have learned (no rolling of the eyes, like "I could have told you that" or duh...doesn't everyone know that)?  

1.  Piping is not as hard as I thought it was
2.  The fabric needs to be on the bias (go ahead...roll those eyes)
3.  There are many tools and gadgets out there that make this process easier.
4) and this one is very important......I  need much more practice.

Later in the hop I am going to take you to one of my most favorite places but for now, just relax, take your shoes off and stay a while.

Maybe you will be inspired to take home some of this awesome fabrics.


Island Batik is giving away a couple of fabric bundles to celebrate these new collections! There are multiple ways to enter – see them all and enter below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway



Today Pamela is on the tour as well, it would be great if you would go by and say hello.

The rest of the schedule is on my sidebar.  














52 comments:

  1. cute bed pillow, a bit hard to see on the picture though.

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  2. Cute pillow Barb and you did a wonderful job on the piping!

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  3. Fun project. The bed look beautiful and inviting.

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  4. So true. Nothing better than returning home and sleeping in your own bed after a trip. And what a cute pillow for such.Great job.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  5. Too cute! You taught me something. I don't think I knew that piping had the be on the bias. Makes perfect sense though!

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  6. Awesome pillow and great job on the piping. You did Marvelous

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  7. Fabulous pillow and the Island Batiks look amazing. Thank you sew much for hopping. Embracing Creative Bliss...

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  8. Great pillow! Happy to be hopping with you!

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  9. Ty for blog hop cant wait to see the ideas and very pretty fabric.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  10. That's a fun pillow, Barb, especially in a guest room where the guests are actually away from home. It just says "make yourself at home".

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  11. Agree on the bias ...if you want it to go around a curve or corner for sure.

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  12. Nice pillow. I've never done piping, either. It would have been nice if someone could enter without being on facebook (not ever going to be on facebook). Oh well, they are missing 50% of the population that way.

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  13. What a fun pillow! And great for a guest room to make folks feel welcomed.

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  14. Love your pillow! There is definitely no place like home! Traveling is fun, but home is the best :)

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  15. Love your spread and way to go with your piping! Thanks for sharing. This is indeed a beautiful collection

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  16. Cute pillow! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Wonderful. Great use of the Island Batiks; they are totally gorgeous.

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  18. Your pillow looks great. So.....did you enjoy the piping? It makes such a nice statement.

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  19. Love your pillow!! You're right, there is no place like home!!! I have always liked blue and yellow together :)

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  20. I agree...the bundle is the cat's meow!!

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  21. I agree...the bundle is the cat's meow!!

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  22. What a fun pillow! I love learning how to do new things!

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  23. Love your pillow and your comments!!

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  24. I love working with batiks and these are so pretty!

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  25. Batiks are so fun to work with. Thank you for sharing!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  26. Great project, and as always love Island Batiks fabric, thanks for sharing.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  27. Batiks are wonderful!
    maureeneh52@hotmail.com

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  28. Love the pillow........looking forward to this blog hop....
    survivor972002@midco.net

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  29. Wow - another fantastic blog hop! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  30. What a great theme for a blog hop. Thanks for showing your pillow.

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  31. Love this Hop already...!!! Love coming Home after a trip...just feels sooooo good! Definitely understand! & Your pillow is very cool! :)

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  32. Great pillow. Yipee, they have added a way for us that are not on FB to enter.

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  33. Love your clamshell quilt. I've been wanting to make one but am a visual learner and would prefer to see how it is done. Would you consider doing a class for Craftsy on how to make a clamshell quilt?
    Rosemary

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  34. At first your pillow made me think of spools of thread! I love it! Pipe away, lady!

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  35. Love your pillow and quilt! Batiks are so much fun to sew with!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  36. I love batiks. One of the first quilts I made was all batiks. French Roast is gorgeous. Thank you for posting about our furry friends.

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  37. No matter how far I wander there is no place like home. I totally agree after a few days you miss your bed, and pillow. Cute pillow.

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  38. Great going. I always like a project where I learn something new. No, piping is not hard but it does take patience.

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  39. Thank you for sharing these beautiful batik fabrics! Having fun on the Island Batik blog hop!

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  40. Great pillow! Beautiful fabrics...

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