A Favorite Season, Blog Hop & Giveaway!

FOUR SEASONSAn Island Batik Adventure

This is the last Island Batik project for my first year as an Island Batik Ambassador – “The Four Seasons.”  Lucky me – I got to use the new  City Culture 2 collection. The colors and patterns of these fabrics are so rich – I just love them!

Talk about putting the cart before the horse – I made the quilt and then decided on a season. After putting them all together, I just couldn’t choose one of the four seasons – so instead I chose what was my favorite season as a child: “Indian Summer!”  Having grown up on Long Island, NY, we experienced this wonderful time for a couple of weeks each year and I always cherished it. The colors in this collection remind me so much of the unseasonal warmth and pretty sunsets of Indian Summer.

January 2018

I used the pattern “Tropical Patches” by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith. The pattern had three main blocks but I chose to use two – I just thought it worked best for how I was putting it all together. The border is really my favorite. I think it ties it all together and makes it come alive.

I quilted this piece myself and can’t say I really enjoyed the process until I got to the border. I am pleased with the way those medallions turned out. Not a fan of heavy quilting, this worked perfectly for this quilt.

Border

When the quilt was complete, I hung it outside to air out for a while. The sun was shining on it as I looked at the quilt from above on my deck. That’s when I realized I really liked it!

Indian Summer quilt (Large)

IMG_1881 (Large)Ahh yes – the giveaway!

Two ways to win: (1) Tell me your favorite season, (2) let me know if you are a follower,  and you may be the one randomly chosen to win two stash buster rolls of Island Batik! (US only) The winner will be announced February 4. Be sure to check out the other great Four Season projects by the Island Batik Ambassadors!

WINTER

January 8Blue Moon
Inquiring QuilterCheryl Lynch Quilts

January 9Mountain’s Majesty
FunThreads DesignsLittle Bunny QuiltsQuilting Affection Designs

January 10Alpine Ice
Freemotion by the RiverSlice of Pi Quilts
Seams Like a DreamKISSed Quilts

January 11Alpine Jingle
Purrfect Spots DesignsBejeweled Quilts

SPRING

January 15Elementz
Den syende himmelInspired Layers

January 16Southern Blooms
Yellow Cat Quilt DesignsQuiltologist Treasures

January 17Morning Sunshine
Quilt’n PartyDesert Bloom Quilting

January 18Season’s Shades
Inchworm FabricsKauffman Designs

SUMMER

January 22Paisley Dot
Pamela QuiltsSeams Like a DreamMary Make Made Mine

January 23Sunflower Serenade
Kathys Kwilts and MoreWhispers of Yore

January 24City Culture 2
Mary Mack Made MineheARTs Creations

January 25City Culture 2
The Quilt RamblerLizard Creek QuiltsKISSed Quilts

FALL

January 29Pumpkin Patch
Seams to be SewKISSed Quilts
Ark Angel CreationsAdventurous Appliqué and Quilting

January 30Autumn’s Grace
KISSed QuiltsBeaquilter

January 31Plum Delicious
Masterpiece QuiltingAdventurous Appliqué and Quilting

February 1Northern Woods
Moosestash QuiltingVicki’s Crafts and Quilting

 

Linking up with: My Quilt Infatuation

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97 responses »

  1. Linda Williamson

    I love Spring when I can get back out into my gardens and play in the dirt. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  2. Linda Williamson

    I follow on Bloglovin.

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  3. My favorite season is fall.

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  4. I follow you by email.

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  5. I love fall 🙂

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  6. I follow by receiving emails when you update the blog.

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  7. Looking for a fb or twitter to follow 😉 And I love Autumn, my favorite season! Those colors are beautiful!

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  8. Autumn is my favorite season, since I moved to the Pacific Northwest and discovered autumn’s incredible colors.

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  9. I follow you in my WordPress reader.

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  10. I follow you on bloglovin. . happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  11. Fall is definitely my favorite!

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  12. Connie Kresin Campbell

    Beautiful fabrics and a neat project!

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  13. Deborah Browning

    Summer is my favorite season, and I love the colors of the flowers and trees.

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  14. Deborah Browning

    I follow you by email.

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  15. My favorite season is winter!

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  16. I think I’m following you but I’m not sure! LOL!

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  17. Summer is my favorite season! Beach days are the best!

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  18. I follow you by email!

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  19. My favorite season is summer. Sitting on the deck, hiking, kayaking, hearing children play in their yards at night laughing and having fun, and quilting on the porch.

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  20. inquiringquilter

    Fall is my favorite season because that’s when I got married! Love the colors in this collection. Your pattern really makes them shine!

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  21. Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the border. My favorite season is summer – lots of swimming and biking with my granddaughter. Thanks for the beautiful post!

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  22. I follow you via email. Thanks again!

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  23. What great colors. I definitely see some fabulous fall projects in these fabrics.

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  24. Spring is my favorite season — everything is fresh and beautiful.

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  25. Fall is my favorite season – I love the colors of Fall.

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  26. I’ve joined your email list.

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  27. I love Spring, the scents and colors of the blooming flowers and trees are glorious!

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  28. My favorite season is autumn.

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  29. i follow you on Bloglovin

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  30. My favorite season is spring, but I love the colors of autumn!

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  31. I follow your blog via wordpress.

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  32. Spring is definitely my favorite season. New life, fresh beginnings, plants turning green.

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  33. Great quilt fall quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. My favorite season is winter!

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  35. Spring is my favorite season. Or summer. Or Fall. Not winter.
    Great quilt made with wonderful fabrics.

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  36. Oh, and, I follow your blog.

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  37. Spring is my favorite because I love my garden!

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  38. Linda Cartwright

    My favorite season is Spring. Although it is short here in Texas.

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  39. I always tell my grandkids that my favorite season is Christmas, but now they’re old enough to know better. LOL I love when summer changes to fall, and when winter changes to spring.

    https://prayersformymom.blogspot.com/

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