Friday, January 25, 2019

Bonnie's Blossoms with Island Batik Getaway Hop


Welcome to the Getaway Blog Hop!


The 2018 Island Batik Ambassadors

 have been busy 
sewing with some beautiful 
secret fabrics. 
with some secret sewing.
Today is that day that I am able to show what I have 
been sewing.

Brookview is a beautiful fabric collection by Island Batik.
It has such a gorgeous variety of burgundys, greens, blues and yellows.  

There is a hint of peacock feathers and trees
throughout the prints.
It has to be one of my favorite collections.

Most of the fabric collection is found in this 
new quilt that I created called Bonnie's Blossoms. 




The quilt is 60" square with a lot of large 
applique and surrounded by pieced blocks.



This is the biggest applique design that I have attempted 
to make.  I just love how well 
these fabrics complimented the design.
Check to see if your local quilt shop carries these beautiful 
batiks, and if they don't maybe just request 
that they would carry them.


I did use handy EZ Print HeatnBond Lite Sheets for the 
corner blossoms.  If you do not like tracing out 
the design on to the rolled fusible, I totally recommend 
these.


 The center flower needed to have the rolled fusible 
due to its size. 

For this quilt, I also used 
Aurifil Thread #2370.
I usually try to match my thread to 
the fabric I am appliquéing, but  Joan
using one thread for the entire quilt.
She inspired me to try it for myself.


I absolutely love the look with this pattern and fabric.

I sure hope that you enjoyed your
stop here on the 

is also showing what she created using these 
beauties so stop on in. 

Be sure and stop in to visit all the other hoppers.
The full list is linked below. 

The Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop has been circling the globe since
 the beginning of January and continues through February 1st.  
You can view the other fantastic new Island Batik 
fabric collections at the other stops in the hop here.

Giveaway!


I am giving away a scrap pack of Island Batik fabrics 
and an Aurifil thread to one lucky reader!  
US entries only due to postage costs.  
Enter via the Rafflecopter below.



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to stop in and enter 
the Island Batik Giveaway as well.
You can find it HERE.

This is my final post as a 
2018 Island Batik Ambassador.
It has been an absolute pleasure being able to
quilt with such fine fabrics.
I can't decide which is my favorite project
of the past year. 

I will soon be adding this quilt pattern 
to my new Etsy shop.

Hugs, 





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72 comments:

  1. Such a big and beautiful quilt. As for the Aurifil thread, I often use brown #4012. Try it on you IB fabrics, goes so well on at least those fabrics I have. Have a nice weekend.

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  2. Very beautiful!! Such a great design!

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  3. Just gorgeous! I think the single color thread works perfectly.

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  4. Your Bonnie's Blossoms quilt is beautiful! I don't often applique but this looks like something I'd like to try.

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  5. Awesome quilt and thanks for the Heat n bond lite idea for appliques. rozz01atcoxdotnet

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  6. Such a wonderful design for the beautiful fabric.

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  7. Love the muted shades of the Brookview collection you used in your quilt.

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  8. Amy, this is positively gorgeous, I love love love it. Beautiful job on the applique and the idea of using one thread throughout the quilt. Even I haven't done that before. :) I like to change to compliment the fabric, but I may give that some thought for a next project. Really beautiful tho I love this wallhanging.

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  9. Amy, this is so gorgeous! I love everything about it. The applique is well done and looks fantastic with one color. I, too, have never tried this before. I usually match the thread to the fabric. It is definitely something to keep in mind.

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  10. Love your quilt. Going outside your comfort zone can be exciting.

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  11. I love this, Amy. I don't usually do applique, but I may want to try it to expand my wings a bit more.

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  12. I looooooooooooove applique and I love this quilt.

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  13. I love the look of batiks in applique. It looks so rich. Thanks for sharing, and Glad to have had you as an ambassador this year.

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  14. Ohh, your quilt is gorgeous. thank you for sharing and for inspiring. not a hard thing with these fabrics. If this is your final post as an ambassador, I hope the next leg of your journey is as exciting and fulfilling. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  15. I love your quilt. Beautiful use of fabric.

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  16. Gorgeous quilt with all that fantastic appliqué, Amy, love it!

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  17. Such a pretty quilt. You inspire me to try some more machine applique. It looks nice.

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  18. I am always trying to improve my appliquing so I can be confident in doing more of it so love seeing what you did in this quilt. good job!

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  19. I love applique. Your quilt is beautiful!

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  20. I loved how the batiks turned out on your sampler quilt.

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  21. Wow, that looks awesome. Your applique is beautiful, but I question anyone taking my advise! hehehehe!!!
    Fabulous job!

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  22. The applique design showcases these beautiful fabrics so well!

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  23. I entered through FB with my real name but am commenting under my alias. I think your pattern shows off those very pretty fabrics!

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  24. Such a beautiful quilt and I love the large applique ... reminds me of Spring.

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  25. Beautiful quilt! Love the colors! Enjoy your day! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  26. Beautiful! I like how the thread shows on the stitching - I always try to match, too, but this looks fabulous. Something new to try! We will miss you on the Ambassador team this year. Take care...and keep quilting!

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  27. I love batiks so tis blog hop has been sew inspiring. Your quilt is wonderful!

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  28. Your Quilt is Awesome!! I have never done an applique quilt...maybe someday lol

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  29. How gorgeous your quilt
    is!Love the fabric and
    the design. I haven't
    ever made a quilt.
    Carla from Utah

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  30. Every day of this blog-hop I think - oh! This is my favorite collection. And then the next one comes out and I think the same thing again! So much beautiful fabric.

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  31. Love the quilt and the color collection is beautiful

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  32. Lovely fabrics and a beautiful quilt.

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  33. Very nice I love the aplaque. .tytytyty for sharing your ideas....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  34. Beautiful job on the quilt....oh I mean work...oh I mean play,...oh you know what I mean! Turned out great!!

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  35. I also use matching or complimentary thread for applique, but keep one neutral on the bobbin. It looks like you chose a soft grey? Super design, and the applique on the paler fabric shows off those Island Batiks perfectly. Thanks for the link to Joan at Moosestash.

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  36. Lovely design. Batiks are so awesome for applique.

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  37. I adore your quilt. The appliqué is beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  38. I love your quilt pattern. It is definitely a great display of the colors.

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  39. Beautiful quilt. I like Joan's idea of using one color for all the applique. I think I will try that myself.

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  40. Wow...that is one gorgeous quilt!!!

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  41. Your quilt is fabulous!! I love the way you applique...it's my favorite way (actually the only way I'm willing to do it)!! The colors of this line are amazing!!!

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  42. Wonderful quilt. I need to try some EZ print. Would be great for labels.

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  43. Bonnie's Blossoms is gorgeous! I love the pattern and colors. Thanks for sharing this!

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  44. Oh, my goodness, it’s gorgeous!

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  45. Love your quilt! Love applique. Great colors too.

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  46. thanks for participating...it's always so nice to see new quilts!

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  47. What wonderful batiks, your quilt is perfect for this time of year! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  48. I have to be honest . . . applique doesn't appeal to me . . . but, I sure do admire those of you who do it, and so beautifully at that. Who knows, though, some day maybe I will be won over. Those are certainly beautiful fabrics and so is your quilt! Fairly new quilter and Haven't used IB yet, but am looking forward to it! Also looking forward to following your blog. Thanks,

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  49. Such a beauty this is! The batiks you chose for each applique are just perfect! The best part of a quilt for me is when my eye just roams from one area to another and this one certainly gives me eye candy for doing that!

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  50. Beautiful! Great fabric choices for the flowers and leaves. I love it!

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  51. Beautiful!!! What a perfect collection for this design. I love the colors. I had not heard fo the printable fusible sheets, so thanks for that tip. I do hate the tracing!

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  52. I love so much of the applique that I see on quilts yet I have done little of it. Your quilt is very pretty. It is inspiring me to perhaps think of trying applique some time in the near future. :)

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  53. I love applique! This quilt is perfect for showing off this collection. I'm going to miss you next year as an Island Batik Ambassador, but wish you good luck on your next adventure!

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  54. This turned out really beautiful...great job, Amy!

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  55. I always enjoy a good applique! The quilt turned out so lovely with the fabrics provided.

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  56. Beautiful quilt Amy and love the applique!

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  57. Beautiful job, Amy! I like the look with only one thread colour around the applique, too :)

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  58. Love your quilt and all of these beautiful batiks.

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  59. That is such beautiful blocks! love the batiks too!

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  60. Your applique block is beautiful and those fabrics do compliment the design well! Thanks for the opportunity to win your "scraps"!!

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  61. Your one thread appliqué looks terrific - Joan always has great ideas. This is a great choice of quilt design for the fabrics you were given.

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  62. Your quilt is amazing! I'm inspired to do some applique.

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  63. Love your applique quilt--beautiful!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  64. Beautiful quilt. My sister lives in Tennessee, so this is for her if I'm selected (I live in Canada).

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