Friday, March 18, 2016

"QUILTS & PROJECTS" By Wendy Sheppard with a book giveaway, Island Batik Fabrics

I have been a fan of Wendy Sheppard's since the very first day Quilt Shop Gal told me about her.
She has a fun informative blog "Ivory Springs."



Here is her lastest book.  Each blog in this hop will be giving one way.

You can purchase a copy at Landauer, Amazon or a pdf copy Here:

Here is the line up for the hop so if you have missed a few days you can always go back and check the blogs out and try your hand at winning this fabulous book.  Island Batik is giving away  a batik bundle but you need to go there to enter that giveaway.


Monday, March 14 – Island Batik Intro
Tuesday, March 15 – The Fit Quilter
Wednesday, March 16 – Pamela Quilts 
Thursday, March 17 – MooseStash Quilting
Friday, March 18 –  Bejeweled Quilts
Monday, March 21 –  One Quilting Circle
Tuesday, March 22 –  BeaQuilter
Wednesday, March 23 – Freemotion by the River and KISSed Quilts 
Thursday, March 24 – Mary Mack Made Mine
Friday, March 25 – Lemon Tree Snippets
As you can see all of us are using our fabulous Island Batik Fabrics and we are recreating her patterns.
I just have to tell you that I fell in love with Wendy's book right off.  Her directions are so easy to understand, the book itself is bright and inviting.  Using these fabulous Island Batik Fabrics is just the cat's meow.
It has just been in the last few years that I have wanted table placemats for my table instead of table cloths.

                                               HERE IS WENDY'S PLACE MAT DESIGN


She gives you two color ways.

Don't you just love them?

Here is mine!



                                             I used Caribbean Splash from Island Batik.


                                    I truly enjoyed these awesome fabrics and this fun design.


                                My son andH is wife came to dinner Sunday and I just had to use them.


I did make the little runner to go in the middle which is on the post here!

FAST

EASY

FUN!


FUN!

So Check out Wendy's book and hop on over there to Island Batik to find the nearest store near you or online store that sells these fabulous fabrics!

Just leave a comment to win her book.

82 comments:

Emily C said...

Very nice. I love the little bird.

suemac said...

Love the little bird. I too follow her blog. She seems like she is the sweetest person.

KaHolly said...

So very inspiring! I enjoy Wendy's blog oh, so very much. Her book looks terrific and is definitely on my "must have" list!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful place mats and your quilting is so neat! Looks like you are having fun with Wendy's book!

Barbara said...

A very cute display and so unique with the plates to the side. Things don't always have to be centered, right? :)

Gene Black said...

I love your placemats - and the Golden Wheat plates you used in your table setting. The little red bird is so happy looking.

Charlene S said...

Those placemats are adorable especially the quilting.

Allison CB said...

Love those placemats! The little bird is a nice touch!

tac73 said...

The placemats look great! Such a fun project and the book looks very useful. Thank you for sharing this.

Crickets Corner said...

The original place mats are cute but your version is wonderful. I love the colors you chose and the quilting design is perfect for it. Rina

Calicojoan said...

Oh Barb, those are just beautiful. With all that gorgeous quilting, I'm thinking if anyone spilled on them, I'd have a heart attach!
LOL!!

Lori Smanski said...

these are wonderful. you are getting ready for spring. i love place mats. they just seem to cheer up the kitchen that little bit more.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Cherie Warren said...

Love the appliqué.

Anonymous said...

I love pre-cuts and haven't sewn with Batiks yet.

Needled Mom said...

Those are fabulous, Barb. They make such a pretty table too.

lalaluu said...

Great way to practice free motion quilting - on placemats! Great idea to put the Insul-bright in the tablerunners so they can double as trivets!

Eileen said...

Beautiful quilting!

teachpany said...

Your placemats are so pretty, and go so well with your plates! I love the bird, too. I can't wait to show mine next week.

Tina Jeo said...

Love your placemats and runner. I would love to win the book!

beaquilter said...

lovely table set and love your cheery plates too!

Donna W said...

This book looks fantastic! Love the place mats that you made and great free motion quilting.

Susan M said...

Love the colors. These are happy placemats.

Susan M said...

Love this happy placemats. Great colors.

JANET said...

I like your placemats. Guess I have to get busy and make some!

QuiltSue said...

I love both the bird and the circular quilting on your version.

Sarah J said...

Your quilting is amazing! Tthe little bird is so cute- would love to make these for my little kitchen table- it looks out at our bird feeder!

Carol W said...

Your placemats are great very fun!

Lorie Bugaiski said...

Love the placemats. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway! Hope quilting!

Paula said...

I love your little red bird on the placemats. I am definitely going to make some of these, they are so cheery!! Your quilting is fabulous, I love how it is showcased on the placement. Really, terrific, well done project!

Grandma said...

Love the blue and the little bird in your placemats.
patsystitch@gvtc.com

Linda said...

THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR PLACE MATS>LOVE YOUR DESIGN! THANKS FOR THE BOOK GIVEAWAY TOO! HAPPY SPRING!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Tricia R said...

I love the colors you chose and the fmq design!

Lavonne Hansen said...

was looking for a Spring placemat pattern - love yours. ty for the give wawy

MissPat said...

I love the quilting on the right side of the placemat.

Cathy Wilson said...

I love your placemats; the colors you chose and the quilting are fantastic! I'd love to have a copy of this book so I could make some for myself!
cathylouwilson@gmail.com

Lisa Marie said...

So cute! I think placemats are fun to make and I always love things with birds on them. This would be a great book to have.

Dot said...

Love the placemats.

kupton52 said...

Your quilting is exceptional...you really did Wendy's design justice. The color of your dinner plates really looks great with the placemats.

Darlington Delights said...

Looks like an amazing book. Thanks for sharing. kmcassie@gmail.com

Eyreka said...

Cute placemats! We're not much for using placemats, but these, I would use! eyreka1@gmail.com

ritainalaska said...

I, too, fell in love with this little bird! would love the book just for the pattern! thanx for the opportunity to win it.

GO STARS! said...

Those placemats are beautiful. It makes me want to make some for my table!

JoyceO said...

Your placemats are stunning. Love the beautiful swirl and little birdie, definitely a "Wendy" touch!

JoyceO said...

Your placemats are stunning. Love the beautiful swirl and little birdie, definitely a "Wendy" touch!

spacer said...

Love the placemats, especially the bird ones.

wendy said...

Love the place mats! Thanks for sharing!

Eileen said...

Love the colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

LJ said...

So neat. Place mats make a table look so inviting.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

So many beautiful projects from this book so far.

Cynthia Allen said...

Just love the placemats!!

Renea said...

Such cute place mats. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Amanda Best said...

Very cute place mats! This book looks like it has lots of great projects, and they look beautiful in the batiks.
Thanks for a chance to win.
My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

That little bird is so cute! The book looks like a lot of fun!
debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

Kathy said...

Your placemats are so pretty!! (love your dishes too!)
Thanks for the opportunity to win.
kakingsbury at verizon dot net

Sewgirl said...

Love the placemats! Wendy's book looks terrific. Thanks for sharing.

GranChris said...

I like the placemats especially how you did the quilting.

Carolyn said...

Love your placemats Barb! I'm a huge fan of Wendy's and would love to win a copy. Thank you for the chance.

Carolyn said...

Love your placemats Barb! I'm a huge fan of Wendy's and would love to win a copy. Thank you for the chance.

witje said...

Very Nice thans for a chance to win

Lee Franklin said...

Love them! Very Spring-like!

patchworkbreeze said...

Very pretty and the applique bird is so springy.

Lucy Daniel said...

Lovely placemats with the applique!!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win this MUST HAVE BOOK! Hugs

apple blossom said...

love your placemat. thanks for sharing

Lori Miller said...

What beautiful designs, the placemats are so nice.

Shirley sascott4@hotmail.com said...

Your placements are great. Thank you for the opportunity to win a great book.

Linda said...

Thanks for such a great giveaway. I follow Wendy's blog and have one of her books. Your place mats are beautiful along with your quilting!
lbcookie1@gmail.com

Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

Your placemats are so pretty I'd want to use them right away too! The little bird is like a breath of springtime! Wendy's book looks like a real winner!

Linda said...

I love the placemats! I am in the process of making some simple mats for my kitchen table.

lauraluvsloons said...

Perfect timing for a great idea for the new placemats I need to make. I need to make a matching runner too.

aus_chick said...

I have so many precuts I need to use up! Need some of these kinds of books in my life!

Dody said...

I bet they were fun to make. How lovely to be able to use them and show them off to your family!
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Quilting in Acton said...

Such cheery placemats! Great rendition of Wendy's, and now I must get busy to make my own.

Linda Fleming said...

Love the colors you used and your wonderful quilting on the plate side.

Patti Howell said...

I really like your placemat and will try to make some for me.

Kathryn said...

I love the looks of placemats on a table. It looks bare without them.

Rita Lynn said...

Cute placemat. Thank you for the chance to win the book.
Rita_L_39212@yahoo.com

Quilting Momma said...

Love the table setting! So welcoming! The birds are adorable!

Beth said...

Cute, cute placemats! They really dress up a table, don't they? Thanks for the chance to enter.

thebiasedge said...

I love the colours chosen for the table mats

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Cute placemats! It looks like the book has a great variety of projects.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I love these placemats too. crystalbluern at tds dot net

Joni S said...

What a fun giveaway! :-)