Thursday, January 11, 2018

WELCOME TO MY TREE FARM - FOUR SEASONS ISLAND BATIK BLOG HOP


If you have been following along this week you already know that the Four Season's Blog hop for the Island Batik ambassadors is going on.

Lots of wonderful giveaways from the bloggers themselves, tips, tutorials, and free patterns.  Best of all Island Batik is giving away 4 precuts from the collections you will see throughout this fantastic blog hop, please visit their site to enter.


I have the delightful fabrics "Alpine Jingle"


OH BOY!!!!

So I decided to make a tree farm.  I used all but two of the fabrics from the Alpine Jingle collection.




We had a slight breeze when I took this picture....brrrrrr

Yes, it has been cold in Texas!




                       I got out my trusty Accuquilt Go cutter, using the Holiday Medley die.

                       Remembering I had some of Marjorie Busby's embroidery designs for the Accuquilt tree die, as you see above.  I just used the outline because the awesome fabrics can handle their own in design.



Decided to hand quilt. 




Here is my thimble collection.

You are probably wondering why I have Elmer's Spray Adhesive on here.
With all of these thimbles, not one of them would stay on my finger so I got the idea to spray some of this spray adhesive inside my smallest thimble.  What a difference that made.  I will have to admit the first time you put your finger in after spraying it in, it is a little tight getting it out but after that a breeze.   Well worth it.



This runner you have seen before but I wanted to show you again.  These hearts are what I cut out from the scraps of the trees.  Don't like wasting the fabric or the fabric adhesive.





My Giveaway

Here is 24 pieces of the "Alpine Jingle" fabric.  The pieces range from 5" to 6" wide by 10" to 13" long with a snap bag to hold them.


All you have to do is leave a comment.

Please hop over to Purrfect Spots  she is also posting today using her "Alpine Jingle" fabrics.

Here is the line up for the hop:

WINTER

SPRING

SUMMER

FALL

January 30 – Pumpkin Patch
KISSed Quilts • Beaquilter



73 comments:

Suzanne said...

You always come up with a great project!

GranChris said...

I love your trees! The colors are great. Snap bags are wonderful.

Anita said...

You made a super cute tree farm with the beautiful fabric!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Barb I love your tree farm. The fabrics and the trees would work well on so many projects. I'm a scrap addict and I always enjoy seeing how you use your scraps. You are the Table Runner Queen.

VickiT said...

Cute quilt with the trees. I like that idea and it's really pretty using this fabric collection as well. I have the die you used and when you mentioned Marjorie's embroidery designs to go with that dies, I remembered I had bought some of hers as well. I wasn't sure which ones I did end up buying and found that I had bought the Holiday Medley Die Set 2 embroidery design set. I don't see that on her website any longer, I may have missed it. I liked this set because it's just the tree and snowflake only and multiples of each of those. The difference in this set is that each of the trees in the set are outlined using a different outlines so there are multiple choices to use making each tree (or snowflake) slightly different looking.

Gene Black said...

Your tree quilt looks great - but I am partial to the hearts table runner. I do like the ability to use the scraps.
The trick with the thimble sounds like something I need to try. When I do hand work I spend a lot of time "chasing" the thimble when it falls off my finger. I don't have nearly the thimble collection that you have.

Dale said...

Cute idea using Christmas tree blocks. Thank you for sharing your quilts.
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Joyce Carter said...

Both of your quilts are so cute! I really love the trees. These fabrics are wonderful for making them. Great job!
Thank you for your giveaway.

works4me said...

What a sweet project. And so nice you were able to get another great quilt out of the scraps. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathleen said...

Both of these projects are adorable. Do you use the Elmers Spray to put the trees on too or are they done with fusible? Please exclude from giveaway, I am an IB Ambassador next year, so just enjoying 2017's last round!

Melody Lutz said...

You have 2 winners here AND a great tip! Thank you for sharing wirh us. Your trees are so cute.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt Barb! I love that AccuQuilt die and it is perfect for all of the beautiful Alpine Jingle fabrics!

LJ said...

I'm in love with your tree quilt; you've used this collection to perfection. It's so darn Christmasy. That's quite the trick to use spray adhesive. I did wonder if you sprayed and let it dry first, would the first time you put it on your finger go better?

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty projects, like the differt colored trees and hearts. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Susan R. said...

I love your Christmas trees but the idea of using the spray on the thimble is brilliant!

Lori said...

wow your quilt is gorgeous. your right, the trees hold their own with those lovely fabrics. what a great idea for the thimble. I will have to remember that. thanks for the tip.
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Allison said...

Your Christmas tree quilt is lovely!

Jayne said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely quilts

Diantha said...

How cute! These fabrics look great in the trees. I never thought of using spray adhesive in a thimble either!

mumbird3 said...

The trees are adorable! Love the tip about the timbles and spray - going to try that!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Sewgirl said...

I love your trees, and appreciate the "scrap" hearts! And I've never seen the Elmers spray adhesive. Did you get that at an art store? Thanks for sharing.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

I love that you've used up scraps to make those adorable hearts! Great quilts!

tac73 said...

Such a fun quilt! Thank you for sharing.

Angie&Gary Short said...

Very cool tree farm! Have a fun day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Mom C said...

The things I learn from blogs. I figured you were gluing the trees on not gluing a thimble. Genius. Love the trees and hearts. Thanks.

QuiltE said...

Beautiful, Luscious fabrics. Perfect choice for your Tree Farm and the Bonus Hearts! Thank you for sharing your leftovers along with the snap bag. Now, if I can be oh so lucky, I'll be a happy quilter! :)

Cecilia said...

I love your tree quilt! It's too cute and so are your hearts! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Karen said...

Great holiday quilt. I have a huge stash of holiday fabric,maybe I should only make quilts from it for this year.

Janarama said...

Love your tree farm quilt and your heart table runner. Excellent tip using the spray glue in the thimble.

rosemaryschild said...

Your little trees are too cute! Very pretty quilt! Good on you for hand quilting! It's been cold here in Mississippi too-colder by this weekend! Thank you for sharing, Susan

QuiltShopGal said...

I absolutely love your "tree farm" design. Beautiful fabrics, machine embroidery, and your hand quilting just makes this quilt stand out in a forest. Tootal #CreativeGoodness. Great job.

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swooze said...

Throwing my name in the hat. How are you doing?

anna brown said...

Omgoodness a bit back one of you asked what is my favorite line...lol I think I changed my mind again I love this one... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Kathy E. said...

Barb, using the batiks to make a tree farm quilt is an awesome idea! Each batik design makes the tree unique and so beautiful. I love that you used the scraps to make a heart quilt too. I've never been fond of thimbles because of the "slippage", so I'll need to remember your tip. Great work, as always!

Pamela said...

Your tree and heart quilts are delightful! And I love the way you quilted the tree quilt. Thanks for sharing your creations!

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

love your trees! a great idea.

Pamela said...

Love it! And it's great to see a hand quilted project, good idea on the adhesive, I'll have to try that!

KaHolly said...

Another wonderful, funderful project!

Sowing Stitches said...

I'm sure the adhesive company never saw "Thimble Glue" as a use for their product! :) :) :) I LOVE using products for purposes other than [as suggested on packaging] I'm so going to remember your discovery for slipping thimbles! Your trees and hearts ADORABLE! I'm a firm believer that there is always room for one more tree and there is no such thing as too much love.... Great job!

Quilter Kathy said...

Such a lovely project! Beautifully quilted!

Brenda / SBD Embroidery and Quilting said...

I have trouble with my thimbles too - great tip. Now I have to go to the store to get some spray adhesive!! Your tree quilt is so cute and what a great idea using the fabric to make those snap bags! And the hearts are a great way to use up that left over fabric from the tree quilt!

VA said...

Love the trees! Thanks for the thimble tip, can't seem to get them to stay on my finger.

Brenda / SBD Embroidery and Quilting said...

I love th e tree quilt and the fact that you used the left overs for the hearts! Thanks for sharing!

Slovenka said...

Thank you for being in this blog-hop. Love that you are combining hand quilting and machine embroidery. martisovitsd (at) central (dot) edu

Anonymous said...

I love your trees quilt! And your tip for using spray adhesive in thimbles is perfect. Thanks!

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Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love your tree farm. Wow hand quilting. That is awesome. Your heart table runner is gorgeous too.

Barb said...

Your tree blocks are a great choice with that fabric line.
Thanks for the hop!
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OhioLori said...

Love your "Tree Farm"!!! Great idea!! Also love your Hearts..great use of scraps for sure..so pretty!
Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

JANET said...

Love your trees! The shape reminds me of the cookie cutter my Grandmother had for sugar cookies. It was my favorite cookie to eat. Back then, we would put those silver candy balls on green icing.... The good ol' days. Will have to make at least a mug rug. Thank you!

Allison R. said...

Love your tree farm and your thimble tip. Happy New YEAR!
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Jennifer Gail said...

I love your trees:)

Anonymous said...

Really like your tree table runner. The hand quilting is the perfect touch!

Sharon said...

Such a fun quilt!

Linda said...

Love this selection of colors. I have an Accuquilt and both patterns are great ideas to make nice christmas quilts for qifts or for myself!!

Beth said...

Love your little forest. I'm planning to make Christmas quilts all year long, and your quilt is reaffirming that commitment.

Kathy H said...

The tree runner is beautiful and I love the hearts too. You are ready for Valentine’s Day too!

The Quilted Dog said...

Love the tree farm! And the beautiful heart quilt made with the scraps! That's excellent!

Janine Allen said...

I love your tree farm! The fabrics are gorgeoous. I think I don't use my Accuquilt nearly enough. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Barb Neiwert said...

What a clever idea for using these fabrics - perfect! The fabric collection is gorgeous for Christmas.

Dawn F said...

Such a cute idea! I like these colors as they are very traditional Christmas. Great idea with the hearts to reduce waste!

d said...

This is a fabulous quilt! And the heart quilt is every bit as wonderful. Thank you.

Farm Quilter said...

I love your Tree Farm!!! What a splendid way to show off these beautiful fabrics...and I'm impressed with your hand quilting!!!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Love the tree farm! So fitting for this collection.

Nita said...

Love the little trees - they've given me an idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

apple blossom said...

love your alpine fabric creations

Nancy said...

This would be a cute Christmas quilt!

Judy Forkner said...

Your tree farm is adorable!

Lee said...

I love the cute tree farm!! Very sweet and thank you for the giveaway! I enjoyed reading your blog!

Deb B. said...

I love your tree farm quilt, what a clever idea. The heart table runner is is a nice bonus.

Barb said...

Your tree farm is great--thanks for the chance to win some of the fabrics!
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Deb M said...

Love the tree farm quilt!
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Sewbig said...

Cute quilt! Looks great with these fabrics.

Nicole said...

Your trees look great!

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