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:

beaquilter said...

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

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

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

Carol said...

Fun project. The bed look beautiful and inviting.

Lori Smanski said...

your pillow is so cute

QuiltShopGal said...

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.

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Calicojoan said...

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

Quilts for Sale said...

Beautiful pillow! Gorgeous fabrics!

sally johnson said...

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

Createology said...

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

teachpany said...

Great pillow! Happy to be hopping with you!

Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...

Fun pillow, and love the fabrics!

anna brown said...

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

Annie said...

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".

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

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

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great job Barb!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

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.

Grammasheri said...

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

Pamela said...

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

Nan Baker said...

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

Lee said...

The pillow is so nice!

Cecilia said...

Cute pillow! Thanks for sharing.

Vicki in MN said...

Such a cute project!

Vicki in MN said...

Such a cute project!

LJ said...

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

Norma said...

Very nice. Love the pillows.

Susan Clakson said...

Love the pillow.

Needled Mom said...

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

Sally said...

Wonderful fabrics!!

Farm Quilter said...

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

Karen Fisher said...

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

Karen Fisher said...

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

KaHolly said...

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

Nancy Lewis said...

Love your pillow and your comments!!

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

I love working with batiks and these are so pretty!

Dody said...

Batiks are so fun to work with. Thank you for sharing!
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quilter said...

Great project, and as always love Island Batiks fabric, thanks for sharing.
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Joan H. said...

Love quilting with batiks !!

Maureeneh said...

Batiks are wonderful!
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Mary Ann said...

Love the pillow........looking forward to this blog hop....
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Anonymous said...

Wow - another fantastic blog hop! Thanks!

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Laura said...

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

OhioLori said...

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

Susan said...

The pillow looks comfy.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

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

Anonymous said...

Love your pillow and quilt! Batiks are so much fun to sew with!
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Truvy said...

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.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

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.

Dolores said...

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

Kd Brown said...

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

Darlene B said...

Great pillow! Beautiful fabrics...