Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"LA BAMBA" FABRIC LINE WITH ISLAND BATIK - MY HOP DAY

Why not start out with a little music while you browse this post?  Get the juices flowing....

maybe even dance a little?

Welcome to the Island Batik Sock Hop Blog Hop....

My  FABRIC LINE!  "LA BAMBA"  aren't  they juicy?  You can find the fabric line Here!

Here is the store locator to find the Island Batik fabrics nearest you.



The block I have chosen is the Maple Leaf.  When I saw these fabrics I just knew this is what I wanted to do.  You can find the pattern here.  She gives instructions for a 12" block and I wanted a 9-1/2" block unfinished making each square 3 1/2".

Amazing fabrics and this Maple leaf showcases them wonderfully!!

 When I was making these maple leaves I thought...hummmmm wonder what they would look like with the stems touching.  Oh my gosh....this would make a fabulous quilt but I opted for a pillow instead because.....



I already had a quilt idea in mind and here it is....


Tried to get some good pictures outside


Here it is hanging on the wall in my sewing room. My rod is not big enough but it works for now.

 I just  have to say that Island Batik fabrics are just so awesome, great for making nature scenes or if you are trying to blend colors.  Most of all, they are so easy to work with.

Here is the close up of the tree.  I so wish you could see it up close.
You can go here to enter their giveaway, 2 beautiful bundles of batiks.

Don't forget to stop by Six Gables Designs tomorrow.  I have so enjoyed seeing the different fabrics and projects.


 

32 comments:

Terry said...

What a beautiful quilt...I love the tree! :0)

Calicojoan said...

Gorgeous fabrics that you have used to their full potenial! Great job!

beaquilter said...

Lovely! love maple blocks and your tree is awesome.

OhioLori said...

Your Pillow is Awesome! But then scrolled down & saw the Quilt!!! Ooooh my Goodness!!! GORGEOUS!!!! You are soooo Creative! It is Stunning!! Love it!! :)

Gene Black said...

I love the secondary design the leaves and stems made on your pillow. And of course you know how I love batiks!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful fabrics and colors for the maple leave block pattern!! Your tree is fantastic Barb, great work!

Wacky Woman said...

Love the fabrics. I looked; nothing within 50 miles of me here in Florida. Good news is there are many spots that I can get when I get home. Yay!

Joyce Carter said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous. The fabrics are really stunning in the Maple Leaf design. Thank you for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

That is really pretty, Barb. You did a great job on it.

Karen L. Bates said...

Your work is just so beautiful and these colors in the batiks are so gorgeous and vibrant. I bet they are a treasure to work with...I have worked with them and love them too.

QuiltShopGal said...

What a beautiful quilt. Love the design, fabrics, rich colors. Brilliant.

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sandra said...

Hi Barb I love Your Maple leafs, the fabric you are using is just gorgeous. I have done that block but just in red and white. I really loved both the pillow and quilt as usual beautiful job Barb.

Global Gal said...

Great quilt - love all those colors!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Gorgeous Barb and I so loved that movie.

Sheila Ivany said...

I love your Maple Leaf pillow and your tree is adorable, Maple leaf is a symbol of Canada so thank you for the pattern. Batiks are my favourite line of fabric. I enjoy your emails daily. Thank you for a chance to win. Happy Quilting :)

Lorna McMahon said...

Your maple leaves are gorgeous, Barbara! I especially love that quilt with all the fallen leaves around it. What a delightful design for showing off these pretty batiks! Well done!

Laura said...

I love the juxtaposition of those lovely "traditional"maple leaves surrounding the "modern" feeling tree. Lovely quilting in the background. Congrats.

Barbara said...

The song was playing in my head without the link...my generation. I've done the maple leaf block too, love what you did with it!

teachpany said...

LOVE the blocks as a pillow, and the quilt is gorgeous. The colors are just wonderful in Island Batiks! Thanks for the inspiration.

Design Originals by KC said...

LOVE your quilt! You had great colors to play with too.. your tree you appliqued is AMAZING! Thanks for a great post! Kathi

Lori said...

wow your pillow and quilt are gorgeous. thanks for sharing.

LJ said...

All righty, I just had to stop and listen to La Bamba first. Sorry, but it was just too much in my heyday and I wanted the full effect! That is a gorgeous collection of batiks; brilliant that they used songs (mostly old) to name them. Your block is wonderful and the pillow is sweet but the quilt is fabulous. The maple leaves are perfect for your tree. Yes, I wish I could see the tree up close - it actually looks like you have a lot of texture in it. Beautiful!

Jacque said...

Gorgeous fabrics, but what you did with them is absolutely stunning!

Lesley said...

Barb, your quilt is amazing! The fabrics are gorgeous, but the way you used them is stunning! Awesome!

LynCC said...

Oh, wow, Barb! Your tree quilt is just fantastic!!

Missy Shay said...

I love your quilt and pillow!

Michele T said...

What Can I Say... I am Canadian so I love those maple leaves!!!

QuiltSue said...

I love your LaMamba Tree.

Farm Quilter said...

Loving your tree!!!

Cecilia said...

Beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing.

Jane said...

Love your tree! Thank you for sharing.

Audrey said...

A gorgeous wall hanging. A super idea. Thanks for sharing.