Tuesday, August 14, 2018

VICTORIA AND ALBERT!!! Let's have a picnic!



This month's Island Batik Ambassador challenge is "The Great Out Doors!"

Can't you just feel the cool breeze on your face, the fresh air?  There is nothing more healing or peaceful than to be outside.
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My line of fabric is Victoria and Albert, just click on the name and you will be transported to some awe inspiring fabrics by Island Batik!


Aren't they yummy????


The first thing I thought of when given the challenge was going on a picnic.
So I made some baskets.



62" x 68


The above picture is my inspiration, I just tweeked the pattern just a tad.


Used Hobbs Batting light, this quilt truly is a spring or summer quilt.  Light as a feather.

LOVE IT!!!


Next was the decision of what thread to use.


Decided on Aurifil #2850


For the border I used this 5" Half-Hexagon which I got at Missouri Star Quilt Co to make the braid.




Beautiful Day out side with the wind blowing.

What a wonderful day for a picnic!


Then I decided to make a table topper.  I had found this geometric shape online that I loved.


It is so fun to make a matching topper to  a quilt.  Adds a bit of color to my dinning room.







Here is the fun fun part.

My daughter in law, Maria, is staying with my husband and I while her husband is away at a military school.

She is also expecting.

She also needed something to do.

So........

She wanted a dinosaur quilt.

I thought it would be fun for her to do it herself.

She has never quilted but this gal is a natural

Trust me I tried to gear her away from my Island Batik Fabrics (yes I am selfish), but she loved the Victoria and Albert line so much that I relented (not without whining first).  Let's face it, it is for my fourth grandson...so the whining did not last long.

We printed off her favorite Coloring book pages of dinosaurs and re sized them.




I showed her how to place the pieces under this piece or that piece, just once.

I showed her how to blanket stitch, just once.

I told her how to do the sashings and border, just once.

I don't think I have ever seen anyone learn that fast but she did.

Then she chose Aurifil #2902 to quilt it and yes, she did the quilting.

We got a practice piece for quilting but it just took a few times and she was ready.

I could not be more proud of her and I know she is tickled to have this quilt for her new baby to be.

I have to tell you that the only problem she had was with the machine, she may have come to me once or twice with a question but that is it.  I was totally shocked but quite pleased.

Was that bragging?  

So now is time for the giveaways!!!!



If you knew how much I love Aurifil threads and my Island Batik Fabrics, then you would know how hard this is for me to give these away.  I know....you feel so sorry for me.

Here are two pieces of fabric, bigger than a fat quarter and some Aurifil threads.

Just leave a comment.




Island Batik is giving away a Jungle Cruise Strip pack!

a Rafflecopt er giveaway



Here is the line up.....just waiting for you to go by and be inspired.

WEEK 1

WEEK 2

WEEK 3

Monday, August 20 – Ocean Odyssey
Toby LischkoKaren Overton
Thursday, August 23 – Dragonfly Dreams
Inchworm FabricsBeaQuilter

WEEK 4

Wednesday, August 29 – Lavendula
Carole Lyles ShawMasterpiece Quilting

WEEK 5

Tuesday, September 4 – Whatnot
heARTS CreationsSlice of Pi Quilts

58 comments:

Happy said...

All three of those quilts are wonderful, but I think the tabletopper is my favourite. Such an eye-popping pattern! Lovely!

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Oh wow, look at your daughter in law go! Obviously lots of talent and a great teacher. Love all your projects with the Victoria and Albert fabrics.

Nancy J said...

the braided border, then the circle topper, but then along came the dinosaurs.!!!! Wow, this is amazing. Those fabrics lend themselves to so many ways to show them off.

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, such gorgeous projects! I especially like the table topper, so unique and beautiful. And the dinosaur quilt! You must be a great teacher, and your daughter-in-law a great student.

Kathy R. said...

Beautiful use of the fabric. I really love the table topper. I give your daughter-in-law a lot of credit for tackling her first quilt and doing such a great job, her baby has a cute quilt.
petuniakr@aol.com

Gene Black said...

Me? Want fabric? hehehehehee
She did a great job on the dinosaur quilt. You should be teaching classes in big venues.

Linda Williamson said...

The dinosaur quilt is adorable. Your daughter-in-law is lucky to have such a gifted teacher. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful projects. I really love that table topper. Your daughter-in-law did an awesome job with her quilt. She is a natural. I hope she keeps it up. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I just love baskets and of course, was happy to see this choice for you especially in those pretty fabrics. Kudos to the mother to be on learning to quilt; it is such a wonderful hobby.

Ariane said...

Wow! Three gorgeous projects with this fabric! Love them all! Maybe your daughter will get the quilting bug now and start doing more.

Jocelyn said...

Wow. Beautiful quilts! And the fabric is so pretty. I've not used Aurifil, so I would love to try it. Thanks!

Allison said...

The dinosaurs are adorable! And your table topper is stunning. Such beautiful fabric.

Cherie Burton said...

The colors in this collection may be my favorite so far. I love both projects you made. I congratulate for you cultivating a new quilter. Her dino quilt is great also.

Kathleen said...

Great job on the quilt and all the other little quilts you gleaned from it! Your daughter-in-law sounds like she will take off with this quilting!

Sewgirl said...

Your daughter-in law did an awesome job! She should be proud of her first effort!! Most impressive. And thanks for being willing to part with some of your fabulous stash!!

Shasta Matova said...

So sorry to be vying to take away the thread and fabric from you, but it is so pretty! All of your projects are so beautiful - I like the geometric design the best.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful work and your table topper is stunning!

Cherie Burton said...

All are great projects. And maybe we have a new quilter in our midst.

GranChris said...

All are wonderful but I like the table topper the best.

Tami Von Zalez said...

The table topper is my fav of your three creations. Would love the thread and fabric - please throw my hat into the ring.
tvonzalez at gmail dot com

Vicki in MN said...

Super projects! I love that table topper.

Melody Lutz said...

That border shows off your baskets beautifully!!!

mumbird3 said...

Love that braided border - very nice!!! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

Karen said...

Three projects, and all wonderful - wow! I especially like your table topper. So nice to see the fabrics used in such a variety of ways :)

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty projects and a new quilter. 24Tangent@gmail.com

JANET said...

Love the design on your table topper! Very striking.

Dawn F said...

I can't believe you got to use that line of fabric in 3 separate pieces and still have some leftover! It is definitely a beautiful line and I could see many uses for it. Love your quilt and table topper, and the baby quilt is adorable!

lynn bourgeois said...

My first visit to your blog. I hopped over here from Dione's list. All of your pieces are beautiful, but there is something about the table piece that calls to me in a special way.
Three cheers for your daughter in law's "I can do it" approach, and your wisdom to show the way.
Enjoyed my visit today

QuiltE said...

Victoria and Albert were perfect for those three projects. You always have the most unique toppers and this one is at the top. V+A seem to give it a nice spin ... perhaps like a carousel while on that picnic? Great start for your DDIL. You might need to put your stash under lock and key noW! So what is going to be her 2nd project?

Audrey said...

Wow. You sure showed how versatile this collection is. I love your braid border, the circular table topper and that adorable dino quilt made by your daugther-in-law. The dino quilt reminds me of the character quilts I made for my children before they were born. My son's was a 4 foot high lion and my daughter's a 4 foot high elephant. Both were made by enlarging colouring book pages over and over again until they were huge. Thank goodness overheads and rolls of mural paper. Both kids used their quilts for years and though now in their forties, treasure them as much as they did when they were children.

myzbarb said...

I love the table topper!! Looks like your DIL has the makings of a great quilter.

Emily said...

Wow, three quilts from the same fabric line! I really like seeing different things made out of the same fabric, so this is especially neat. The dinosaur quilt is super fun and I'm impressed at the detail in a first quilt! But my favorite of your three projects is that table-topper. Such lovely colors in a gret design.

works4me said...

What fabulous projects. The border on your picnic quilt is perfect, that table topper has such great movement and the baby quilt is adorable. Nicely done to you and your DIL.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Sharon Aurora said...

Oh, Wow! Your daughter-in-law's work is amazing. You have every reason to brag about her. Oh, and your quilt is nice too. I love the table topper.

anna brown said...

Well I made it....I had to Google my way here. ..Like I said on your face book page just wouldn't let me in....Well I love your quilt and the colors you got are very pretty tyty for sharing your talent with us.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Delaine said...

What a sweet little baby quilt! Thanks!

beaquilter said...

These are just awesome

BarefootThunder said...

Wonderful quilts, and sew fabulous you got to show DIL how to create something for new family member.💚💚💚

Needled Mom said...

She obviously had a great teacher too!!! The quilt is just darling. Who's going to have that first granddaughter????

Your baskets are lovely too and I LOVE your table topper.

Calicojoan said...

Oh my goodness, is this just too much fun! Love the baskets and am so happy to see how that border was made. I just won a template quite similar to that. Now I know just how to use it. It's fun to see all the projects you made in the beautiful line of fabrics!

Bec said...

I know how you feel! I love batiks, too. BTW...I love your baby quilt!

Deb B. said...

Wow! You really did put the fabric to use. It was so nice that you had the opportunity to work with your daughter-in-law so that she could make a baby quilt. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

Pamela said...

Yes, I can imagine how hard it is to part with Aurifil and Island Batik! They are my favorites too! So thanks so much for your generosity, and for sharing this wonderful eye candy. Your quilts are awesome! I love the beautiful shapes in the tabletopper, and I love the story about teaching your daughter-in-law to make a quilt.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I love everything about this post! Maria sounds like a natural born quilter. The dinosaurs are perfect in that fabric line. How can you go wrong with Island Batik, right? I've been thinking about making a braided quilt. Using the half hexie ruler makes it so much easier from the videos I've watched. It's Island Batik hop time again. WooHoo!! I love seeing everyone's amazing and creative projects. It would be hard for anyone to give away even a little ;)

MoeWest said...

Your projects look very pretty Barb! I like the braid border. I just finished a braid table topper in batik. How rewarding to teach a new quilter! Your stash isn't safe any more. LOL

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Your quilt projects for this hop look beautiful! And you got someone else involved in learning to quilt. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

Sandra Walker said...

Beautiful quilt! And table topper! and that daughter-in-law, you're right, is a born natural! Wonderful work she did.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

I LOVE all you did with this fabric - the quilt and the topper! I know you are so proud of your daughter-in-law! Her quilt is so pretty too. She did a GREAT job! I keep wishing my daughter would want to learn...maybe...one...day!! At least my sweet little granddaughter is interested - and learning quite well - when she is still long enough to sew!! LOL Thanks SEW much for the opportunity to win this beautiful fabric and these Aurifil (my favorite) threads!!

Leanne Parsons said...

The quilts are all gorgeous! You daughter-in-law did a fabulous job :)

Cecilia said...

Your quilt is pretty, but I love your table topper! Your daughter in law did a great job on her quilt, it is adorable. Do you have a tutorial on your table topper and braid border? Thanks for sharing your projects and for the giveaway.

Cathy B said...

Your quilts are great, but wow! Many congrats to your daughter in law! Enjoying your instructions on using coloring book pages.
basaran.family@rogers.com

Beth said...

A fourth grandson? Congratulations! This is only the first of many exceptions you'll make for him, I'll wager.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Your daughter in law is one talented cookie! The baby dinosaurs are superb!

VA said...

Really nice job for a first-timer! I hope to have a daughter-in-law someday who wants to learn how to quilt.

OhioLori said...

Your Basket quilt is Beautiful!! So is the topper! But loooved the story about the Dinosaur quilt. She did Amazing job...it is soooo cute!! Lucky Baby!! :) Thank you for sharing..and for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Just catching up on my blog hop rounds.

You made so many lovely quilts with this fabric line! I also love the one your daughter in law made. No, it's not bragging to say she did it all herself. Amazing! You've got a new quilter there for sure.

Lori Smanski said...

oh my these projects are wonderful. i love your quilt and table topper. so pretty. and your daughter in law did a fabulous job. i love the dinosaurs. good for you for teaching her. thank you for sharing and inspiring today.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Kathy E. said...

Your daughter-in-law is a very lucky lady to be a houseguest in your home! Learning the art of quilting from you is a gift she will always treasure...yes, you can tell you that! :) I'm loving the table topper and those luscious colors!