Friday, February 1, 2019



                                                I want to fly where the Reindeer Fly.
                                                Over mountains, hills, valleys, and skies.

                                                I want to see what the Reindeer See.
                                                Vast oceans, canyons, pyramids,
                                                 and Seas.

                                               I want to hear what the Reindeer hear,
                                              The silence of the night,
                                               tinkling of  the bells,
                                              Up Up and away we go!


This is my day and final day for the Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop.  There are some amazing designers out there. They have done some awesome quilts, techniques and wonderful giveaways.  If you have time, it would be well worth your while to go and visit them.
Here are the Ladies that share my day if you want to go and visit to see what they have created with Candy Cane Lane and Icicle

Anne Wiens- Icicle - Sweetgrass Creative Designs

I have had these quilts done for a while and it has been so hard not to show them especially at Christmas.

What wonderful Border fabrics.

                  My plans were to make a king size quilt but sometimes things do not go as planned.

                             Wonderful Aurifil Thread, as you can see this color is my favorite.  I have gone through a bigger spool and several smaller ones.  I truly do love Aurifil, I have purchased some from Missouri Star Quilt co.

Make up this awesome quilt!

I call it "Where the Reindeer Fly"

94 x 94

Then because my plans got foiled, I made this second quilt.

54 x 64
Makes a nice throw for sure.
The colors show up better in the second quilt.  

Got in another pickle and you can see above, I used the Accuquilt go heart die to fix my one problem.  Which made an amazing border.

 Now it is time to snuggle down with some cookies, cocoa, and my Kindle light.

What better way to fly where the reindeer fly than in the imagination.

Don't you just love all the awesome fabrics Island Batik creates?

Two people have a chance to win

Just click on the above link and you will be transported to the Island Batik site where you can enter to win.  Doesn't hurt to try, right?

For my giveaway, I am giving away to one person two of these patterns of choice, they are PDF so it would come to you in your email.

 Just leave a comment.

Below is the list of ambassadors, if you have time to go and visit. 
 We all know how busy we are but when you go to  Island Batik"s Blog you will find the ambassadors and the fabric line, you can pick and choose that way.  Either way, have fun and Enjoy!!

Getaway Blog Hop Schedule

Monday, January 7 - Crystal Ball

Tuesday, January 8  - Ditty

Wednesday, January 9 - Elk Lodge

Thursday, January 10 - Feline Fine

Friday, January 11 - Flea Market

Monday, January 14 - Fortune Teller
Jennifer Fulton- The Inquiring Quilter

Tuesday, January 15  - Gypsy Rose

Wednesday, January 16 - Paisley Park

Thursday, January 17 - Soul Song

Friday, January 18 - Twilight Chic

Monday, January 21 - Winter Park

Tuesday, January 22  - Bazaar

Wednesday, January 23 - Blossom

Thursday, January 24 - Boho

Friday, January 25 - Brookview

Monday, January 28 - French Blue

Tuesday, January 29  - Midsummer Night

Wednesday, January 30 - Oh Deer

Thursday, January 31 - Snow Berry  

Friday, February 1-  Candy Cane Lane and Icicle
Anne Wiens- Icicle - Sweetgrass Creative Designs

Barbara Gaddy - Candy Cane Lane  -Bejeweled Quilts by Barb 


Pink Rose said...

Hi Barb such beautiful work my friend ,i love the reindeer xx

Gene Black said...

The two quilts are delightful, Barb. I love when a "mistake" turns into a design element that makes it better than I had planned. Those hearts in the border are such a nice touch.

jrquilts said...


Wow! It is wonderful. Love the poem. The applique deer are a perfect addition to the design.

Denise said...

The 2nd May show the fabric best, but my favorite is the first. They’re both gorgeous. I know what you mean,it’s a struggle not sharing our creations immediately.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

I love these quilts! Perfect for snuggling with cocoa and cookies! Thanks so much for sharing. Your work is beautiful. The fabrics are too. Love this Christmas line! I've not see that Quick Curve Ruler, but I'm headed to a Sew and Quilt Expo in March and it's on my list! Thanks for sharing how you made your beautiful curves.

vkh6210 said...

Your quilts are both so beautiful!

Anita said...

Beautiful quilts! The appliqué reindeer are perfect and add an extra dimension to the finished product!

Kathy L said...

Love the reindeer fabric and your quilts.

Lori Smanski said...

Wow, your quilts are gorgeous. I find it fun that we can fix things and they turn out even better than we would have thought. Thank you for sharing and for inspiring. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Barbara said...

Beautiful, all and as always! Christmas continues, gifts to all.

Rebecca said...

Wow...Those are both so much fun!

Anna brown said...

Lol with all this snow and cold weather feels like christmas. ...great quilt and so do love them colors....

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful! I can see why you had a problem keeping it until your day to share. I love the deer and those Metro Rigs are so dramatic too.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

loving your quilt! I find it hard to work with Christmas colors after the holiday, but the reds would definitely be fun to play with alone!

myzbarb said...

Oh Barb, you always come up with something absolutely wonderful!! Great fix with that heart.

OhioLori said...

LOVE both of your quilts!! Very Creative & Awesome!! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too :)

Leanne Parsons said...

Two beautiful quilts! I love them both :)

Mish Mash and More said...

I was really looking forward to see how this fabric color scheme was designed into a quilt and yours did not disappoint! I love what you did and I especially love the reindeers.

Nancy J said...

Two quilts, that was a huge bonus, and really the colours are so right for the Christmas Season, and a heart or two, adding some more love.This blog hop has shown me some wonderful designs, I have met so many new quilters, and seen those glorious Island Batik Fabrics. And another giveaway, thank you so much for the opportunity.

Deb B. said...

Both of your quilts are lovely. I can see why it was difficult to keep mum about these quilts until now, they are perfect for the holiday season. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

Μοιρούλα Μπογιατζόγλου said...

love these quilts! Thanks so much for sharing. Your work is beautiful. The fabrics are too. Love this Christmas line!

Calicojoan said...

Well now, you have sure captivated me with this Quick Curve ruler. I love the looks of a wedding ring quilt, but was not in love with the process. I am definitely going to have to get one of these rulers myself. I love love love both of your beautiful quilts. The added appliques are just icing on the cake!

Bonnie58 said...

Wow. I love your quilts. Thanks for sharing

Linda H said...

TWO lovely quilts! Wow! Such beautiful fabrics in this collection! Thanks for sharing your projects, this blog hop has been great fun.

Farm Quilter said...

Both of your quilts are lovely and definitely show off that gorgeous fabric!! Perfect for a snuggle...any time!!

JJ said...

I love both of those quilts and that ruler is so much fun to use.

Emily said...

Lovely! Wedding Ring quilts are always so beautiful, and I love the Christmas colors in this one.

Cecilia said...

Both of your quilts are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

GranChris said...

I absolutely love the quilt. Turned out wonderful.

teachpany said...

Both are gorgeous.

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

I can't imagine how you did not burst, having to keep these fabrics a secret over Christmas. I hope they made you feel festive while you sewed them. At least you'll have two fantastic quilts for next Christmas all ready to go :)

rosemaryschild said...

What a wonderful quilt! Thank you for sharing, Susan

Gail said...

Love both quilts, but my favorite is the second one featuring the darker colors.

beaquilter said...

Two gorgeous quilts!

Carol said...

Lovely work, Barb! I like both quilts but the first is my favorite. Thanks for sharing your creations!

Donna said...

Wonderful quilt with the pieced arc of the quick curve ruler. You have inspired me to finally use my quick curve ruler.

nicolesender said...

What lovely quilts! Love the fabric so much!

Kathleen said...

Spectaular! I love everything I see done with those rulers. Your work is fabulous on this, and the poem was a lovely touch.

Eleni Zeimpeki said...

Lovely work! Thank you for sharing with us!

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