Back to School & Giveaway!

Back to School Blog Hop GraphicBack to School time has been a bittersweet time for me. The weather starts to cool which is a good thing, but reminds me that our yard will soon be thickly carpeted with leaves and acorns (we live in the woods) that take many, many hours to clear. Also, when my children were school age, I was never one of those parents who celebrated going back to school. I loved having them home! As the temps get increasingly colder, however, I spend more time in my studio – a great thing!

Island Batik Solstice

This month as part of the Island Batik Blog Hop,  I had the joy of working with the Island Batik Solstice. The colors are so rich and I love the geometrics. I knew immediately the quilt I would make with this line. I’ve made this quilt several times before and knew I needed one for myself! I first made this quilt at a workshop and unfortunately, after contacting the workshop leader, she informed me that she has chosen not to publish the pattern, but there is a similar pattern available on the net, “Bento Box.”

Solstice I

This would make a perfect quilt for a college dorm room. No, I don’t have any college student in mind – this one’s for me!


To celebrate this fabulous collection, I am giving away a stack of 60 – 5″ squares and coordinating Superior Master Piece thread.

Two chances to win – (1) leave a comment telling me what you like about fall; (2) Follow this blog. Winner will be chosen randomly on Wednesday, October 4.Note: for this giveaway, comment must have name and email on comment form (won’t be published publicly) so that I may notify the winner! Open to continental USA only.)

64 responses »

  1. I love the colors of fall & the nice crisp air.

  2. I follow via bloglovin’.

  3. Kathleen Kingsbury

    This year, what I like about Fall, is my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter discovering the crunch crunch of the leaves under her little feet 🙂

  4. I love taking a trip to the mountains and collecting black walnuts to dry, shell and make fudge and other baked goodies during the long winter!

  5. Love the first hard freeze. Allergies get much better! Carrots get sweeter too.

  6. What a beautiful quilt! The design is perfect for these rivh colors. Thanks for sharing this. I’d keep it for myself too!

  7. i love all the golds and browns of fall. Love your quilt!

  8. Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender

  9. The batiks are wonderful in your quilt! A Bento Box quilt is on my to make list. I love the colors of fall and the cool, crisp air.

  10. I love the smell of leaves in the fall, and all things pumpkin! Such a pretty quilt.

  11. The weather is best in the fall. I like the respite from the summer heat.

  12. I follow your blog by email.


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