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.


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!


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


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


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


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

97 responses »

  1. I love the border on the quilt. My favorite season is probably Spring with Fall a close second. I love the clean freshness of Spring. Bright colors and new beginnings. I love scarecrows, pumpkins, and skeletons. Changing leaves and hay rides.

  2. Winter! It brings a break to our oppressive heat here in South Mississippi!

  3. I love your border too – it does add so much! I follow you by email!

  4. carolyn kaufman

    My favorite season is spring. It’s like a fresh beginning. And yes I follow and enjoy your blog.

    Carolyn Kaufman

    Sent from my iPad


  5. Fall is my favorite season. I love the changing colors of the trees and always look forward to apple season.

    I really love the border on your quilt. Looks great!

  6. Wow! What an awesome quilt! I really love the borders.
    Spring is my favorite Season. I love the way everything is becoming new again. Thank you for the giveaway.

  7. Fall is my favorite Season! Fall in Wisconsin was the most glorious of all the states in which I have lived. Fall tells me that there is beauty in death, because it is necessary and part of God’s plan.

    I love following your blog and seeing what you are doing. It helps me feel connected.

  8. My favorite season is fall and these colors lend themselves well to the fall season. I’m not sure we have an Indian summer here in central Alabama – we seem to go from one season to the other in very short order (sometimes a week or two) – so “fall” could be our “Indian summer!” Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  9. I am a follower of heARTs creations and love those Island Batiks. My favorite season is Summer – I’m solar powered!

  10. Beautiful quilt! My favorite season is spring. I’m always anxious to see what plants in my garden have made it through the winter.

  11. wow your quilt is so happy looking. I love how you placed all the different fabrics.
    it really is a toss up between spring and fall. Spring we are finally getting out of cold winter and life is being refreshed outside, time to plant the garden, and flowers are starting to show their colors. Fall is a time of harvest and cooler temps. are starting along with all the fall color.

  12. I follow you by email

  13. Cheryl L Buchanan

    I love all the season and am glad I live where we have 4 distinct seasons. I enjoy winter and the snow, love the spring when new flowers pop up out of the ground, lazy summer days by the pool and fall when the colors are so vibrant and the air begins to cool. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Your quilt is beautiful! My favorite season is Fall, because the temps are slightly cooler here in Florida.

  15. Fall!! Especially when the air is so crisp and the leaves are in full color. But really, any part of Fall. I follow your blog through Netvibes.

  16. I love your fabrics best

  17. Follow by email

  18. Indian Summer is the perfect season for this quilt–and it’s beautiful! My favorite season is fall, because of the cooler temps and the pretty leaves.

  19. Awesome fabrics as well as quilt.

  20. I, too, love what we called “Indian Summer”—when the days were warm and crisp, with lovely blue skies, and the evenings were cool, ready for bonfires (when we could actually burn things without worrying about pollution and air quality, or asthma). Though it meant that cooler days, and then winter, were on their way, it was still a great time of year.
    I follow you via QuilterBlogs.

  21. I’ll take the FALL season every time!

  22. Your quilt is definitely full of sunshine and smiles! My favorite season is Spring when the robins return along with the colors that have been hidden beneath the snow of winter!

  23. I am a happy follower of yours on Bloglovin’!

  24. carolyn montgomery

    my favorite season is spring, not to cold and not too hot.

  25. I love the summer. I hate being constrained by a winter coat. i just just want gentle breezes and sunshine! I follow along, in awe of what you do.

  26. Fall is my favorite season though I love the colors of summer. I follow you with Feedly. I do think your quilt is lovely; it really showcases the Island Batiks. The border is my favorite part, too. Yikes, it looks hard to do. Was that in the pattern? Do you have a tut for it?

  27. love the orange and blue border (Auburn colors!!!!)

  28. Quilting Tangent

    Fall – love the colors of that season

  29. Quilting Tangent

    Following with bloglovin’.

  30. Spring is my favorite.

  31. Love your quilt! The colors are wonderful! Awesome job! My favorite season is fall. It gets to be over 100 here for sometimes several days in a row so I’m always ready when cooler weather comes. It’s also great as it’s the beginning of holidays and family time together.

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

  32. I’m a follower via BlogLovin.

    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    Fingers crossed!

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

  33. Thank you for sharing. My favorite season is spring. Lots of pretty flowers blooming then! Have a great day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  34. That’s an interesting design. I do like the border, as well. It adds so much. I love all seasons.

  35. I follow you by email. Have a fun day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  36. Spring is my favorite, love everything greening up.

  37. Summer, I love all the weekend trips to the lake.

  38. Love the orange in your quilt! Really makes the whole thing sing. My favorite season is summer!!

  39. I follow via Bloglovin!!

  40. Love how your quilt turned out! I love Fall!! the changing leaves, starting up the woodburner, picking apples for applesauce & baking, & Oct is our Anniversary! 🙂

  41. I always loved Spring the best, growing up in Minnesota we waited SO LONG for the snow to FINALLY melt completely away… then there’s nothing like those first green blades of grass and crocuses after a long, cold winter!

  42. I like your quilt, particularly the borders!
    My favorite season is fall – often nice weather for walks, with pretty colors.

  43. Spring is my favorite season. It can’t come soon enough. LOL

  44. I always liked Fall–turns cooler and such pretty colors in the leaves!

  45. I follow you on Bloglovin’.

  46. Your border is amazing…totally elevated the beauty of the whole quilt!! My favorite season is…all of them! But Indian Summer is definitely magical!!!

  47. I am a follower of your blog in Reader.

  48. Very cool your eye just keeps moving… happyness04431@yahoo.com

  49. Spring for me. Flowers, Humming birds and warm weather. New life, fresh air. I follow on Bloglovin.

  50. Spring is my favorite season. I follow you by blog reader.


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