I took this picture below on May 2nd of this year. The reason I am telling you this is because I had no clue as to what the theme was at that time for the Sept Island Batik Blog Hop.
So in May for some reason I had all of this energy which happens once every blue moon.
I had a hankering to use my Accuquilt Go School House die, I have have it for a while now. Yes...hankering...haven't you ever had one?
I remember going to my sewing room thinking....today is the day that am going to use this school House die. I always loved the red and white ones but for some reason I went to my Island Batik scraps.
If any of you know me, I do more thinking than actually doing so for me to just jump in and decide on something is amazing and to decide on such a big venture.
As I was contemplating the scraps my mind went to the the fabrics that were set aside for Septembers Hop, Solstic!
Aurifil thread #4012 was perfect for blanket stitching around the schools...ummm ummm good.
Hummmmm I said to my self and that was that, what you see below is what I came up with and in just a short time I had this part done.
It laid in wait for quite a while. Me trying to decide what to do for the borders.
This is what I came up with, just checker board border.
Laid it all out on the bed and then labeled the top and sides.
Then for months every thing just sat....and sat....and sat.
Til Sept came and I knew I had to get in gear.
102" x 114"
I decided to make a note pad cover like this one below.
I won it off Marylin's blog many years ago.
I loved it so much that I took those left over scraps and made me one. Once again...too much thinking going on. I couldn't decide if I wanted the pin holder or my name embroidered on it.....
So...I did nothing. Now I wish I had done something. Oh well...think long thing wrong.
So for my giveaway I am giving away what you see here. Over 100 - 5" squares which spans the time of about 3 years worth of Island Batik fabric. Ummmmmm Ummmmm goodness.
Then the designer of this "Note Pad" is Robin Gallagher
She was sweet enough to send me a pattern to give away as well. Talk about one creative person....she definitely is. Thanks Robin.
Just leave me a comment for my giveaway and use the rafflecopter for Island Batiks...thanks !!
Then Island Batik is giving away three gorgeous fat quarter bundles at the end of the hop! Three different winners will be randomly selected to win bundles from the Captain’s Anchor, Batiks Go Retro, and Abalone collections. Enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. There are many ways to enter!a Rafflecopter giveaway
Then if you want and have the time go by and check out the creativity of the other Island Batik ambassadors and enter their giveaways....want to be inspired....this is the place to get it!!!
Big Shout out goes to Katie and Elizabeth from Island Batik, for this awesome hop and the awesome fabrics.