Monday, August 13, 2018

The Great Outdoors Blog Hop with Island Batik

Months ago, all the Island Batik Ambassadors
received their first box of the year.
Inside that box, we all had a surprise 
fabric that we had to keep quiet until
our day of the hop arrived.

Well, for me that day is today!!

In my box, I had a perfect collection 
for this hop.

What goes better in the Great Outdoors, 
than a Safari?
There is a total of  21 prints,
from snakes to giraffes, and leopards to zebras.
Such a fun collection to play with.
You can see the full collection 
right HERE.

The pattern I used for 
the quilt is my own.

I call it Safari Friends.
It measures at 44" square.
It was a fun mix of piecing
and of course my favorite applique.

The fun little animal silhouettes work
so well with the vibrant prints.
The closest that I could get to 
taking a photo out on safari 
was a pretty little grassy area.

The sunset made for a beautiful
stained glass look.
It has to be one of my favorite
A perfect time to snap a picture!

A big thank you to 

for providing the gorgeous fabrics to this quilt.
That is why it is great to be a

With that I am to share with 
one lucky winner a 3" strip set of

The set was cut by me while I was making
the Safari Friends quilt.
Just leave your comment below
and what you would make with the strip set.
I will pick my winner Monday August 20th.
I will ship anywhere in the USA.
If you are international and would like to pay the 
postage, please let me know in the comment.

Check out all of beautiful inspiration
from the other Island Batik Ambassadors.
Also, don't forget to enter 
the Rafflecopter giveaway sponsored 
by Island Batiks found below
You could be the lucky winner
of a Jungle Cruise Stripe Pack.

Monday, August 6 - All A Flutter - Yellow Cat Quilt Designs, Creative Blonde
Tuesday, August 7 - Birds N’ Bees - Ark Angel Creations, Patterns By Jen
Wednesday, August 8 - Canterbury Manor - Sally Manke, Powered By Quilting
Thursday, August 9 - Eclectic Garden - Desert Bloom Quilting, Sew Karen-ly Created
Friday, August 10 - Vintage Morris - MooseStash Quilting, Devoted Quilter
Monday, August 13 - Safari - Sew Incredibly Crazy, SweetGrass Designs
Tuesday, August 14 - Spring Blossoms - Mary Mack Made Mine, If These Threads Could Talk
Wednesday, August 15 - Victoria and Albert - Bejeweled Quilts, Clever Chameleon
Thursday, August 16 - Wild Things - Freemotion By The River, Kauffman Designs
Friday, August 17 - Petting Zoo - Den Syende Himmel, Sarah Goer Quilts
Monday, August 20 - Ocean Odyssey - Gateway Quilts, The Quilt Rambler
Tuesday, August 21 - British Rose - Busy Hands Quilts, Mania for Quilts
Wednesday, August 22 - Dear William - The Inquiring Quilter, mmm! Quilts, Living Water Quilter
Thursday, August 23 - Dragonfly Dreams - Inchworm Fabrics, BeaQuilter
Friday, August 24 - Fur-ocious Friends - Quilting Affection Designs, Dizzy Quilter
Monday, August 27 - Globetrotter - Pamela Quilts, Curliecue Creations
Tuesday, August 28 - Jungle Cruise - Vicki's Crafts and Quilting, Little Bunny Quilts
Wednesday, August 29 - Lavendula - Carole Lyles Shaw, Masterpiece Quilting
Thursday, August 30 - London Calling - Quilt in a Not-Shell, Lizard Creek Quilting
Friday, August 31 - Spirit Rhythm - Steph Jacobson, Whispers of Yore
Monday, September 3 - Sweet Tweets - Kathleen McMusing, Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Tuesday, September 4 - Whatnot - heARTS Creations, Slice of Pi Quilts

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  1. That is darling and the colors are perfect for the design.

  2. This quilt is adorable. Great pattern, and of course, perfect Island Batik fabrics!!

  3. I love the animals! I can see this as a charity quilt for our local shelter.

  4. Wonderful new pattern, works great with this collection. I like the small square and triangles quilt. I would use the fabric ina batik

  5. LOOOOVE your Quilt!! The sunset behind makes it extra Gorgeous!! Wowie!! I would use the strips to make a cool throw for son!! :) Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way :D

  6. wow your quilt is adorable. i love that you put animals on the quilt. thank you for sharing.
    I would love to make a pillow or table runner with these fabrics.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  7. Such a darling quilt! I think these fabrics would work up nicely into a braid quilt. Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Amy, your quilt is so adorable! I especially love that little lion.
    Thank you for the giveaway. I would definitely be using these in a quilt.

  9. Very pretty thanks for sharing and the great giveaway

  10. Love the Safari collection. I'd love to make a table runner for my dining room. Thanks for the giveaway. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  11. I'm in the UK, so I'm not entering the giveaway, but that snake is just so perfect. I love it! Is it going to be available in your Craftsy shop?

  12. Beautiful, I love this, it's a super cute pattern. The sunset is stunning ♥

  13. Wow, your pattern is so cute! I would probably use the strips for a lap quilt for a guy -- the colors are perfect!

  14. Such a lovely quilt, and a great pattern.

  15. Great work, beautiful pattern. Thanks very much for this post. Thanks for such valuable tips. They are very helpful. Especially if someone starts working on it. Thank you very much for sharing this information with us.

  16. I love your safari quilt. I'd use the fabric to make a cute messenger bag.

  17. Very cute quilt! I love piecing, so would likely do a simple black that shows off the fabrics.

  18. I would make a kids quilt or a table topper.

  19. That's adorable. I love the friendly animals, and the block is a perfect use of the fabrics.

  20. Love your quilted projects! If I were so lucky to win I’d make some placemats (I would happily pay postage to Canada).

  21. Love the cute quilt. I love these earth colors and would make open wide pouches for myself and my sister.

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  22. That backlit photo is stunning! I would make a table topper or small quilt.

  23. I would make my grandsons pillow cases.

  24. Such a great quilt for this line! I love the appliqué animals. *ambassador comment

  25. Oooh, I love that quilt. So perfect for that fabric. I think I would make appliqued placemats.

  26. What a delightful Safari quilt! And I love the photography too! I recently bought Susan Carlson's Serindipity Quilts book, because I want to try fabric collage. I would use the strips in tiny pieces to make a collage quilt. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  27. Who knew a snake could look So cute? Adorable.

  28. I would make a tube quilt... fell in love with the idea on youtube. ...

  29. I would love to make some blocks similar to the ones in your quilt, and make a table topper.

  30. These days I am crazy about "braid" quilts, so I'd get busy making one of those. And I just want to say how much I love that lion!!

  31. Such a fun quilt! I love these colors for a special autumn tablerunner.

  32. You made an adorable Safari baby quilt, love those animal silhouettes!
    I would use the strip set for a table runner.

  33. Oh my, that quilt top is so cute! I think the strip set would make a cool bag.

  34. I adore your sunset photo through the quilt. It's wild! And your snake appliqué..... too cute! You've done a fabulous job promoting your fabrics. :)

  35. What a sweet quilt Amy and those fabrics are perfect for it!

  36. Oh-h-h. The colors would be perfect for a table runner in my daughter's family room.

  37. I'm late to the party...but my internet is happy for a few minutes! I love love love this. You always find just the right project to show off these fabulous fabrics. Your little critter are perfect!

  38. Beautiful fabrics! I would make a throw quilt to go with my safari wall quilt.

  39. Beautiful quilt - the fabrics are great! They would look well as a runner or miniquilt!!! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

  40. What wonderful warm colors. It would be nice to snuggle under it in a quilt I made.

  41. What a fun and wonderful quilt! I love the picture at sunset too!

  42. So fun! My niece is expecting her first, and she's all about the animal prints! Live in Canada, but have a US shipping address to my aunt.

  43. This is a cute quilt that would be perfect for a boy or girl...sweet creation, Amy!

  44. Just darling! Love the design and the fabric!

  45. I love those animal silhouettes! A graet pattern for this animal-print fabric! I'm also really impressed that you got that great picture of the sunset shining through your quilt.

  46. I would make a quilt for my grandson, he loves safari/zoo animals.

  47. oh my goodness. The cut out baby animals with the big heads are just so cute! I would love to make a quilt much like yours with the strip sets!

  48. My granddaughter is crazy over animals and she loves this quilt! great job!

  49. I would make a quilt for one of my grandsons as the would like the fabrics and love anything made by Nana. Your quilt is cute and the picture does look like stained glass. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

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  51. Your animal silhouettes are adorable! And the sunset picture is gorgeous :)

  52. The appliquéd animals are great on the quilt, but I really like the blocks. If I won the strip set, I would make as many blocks like this as possible and then think about something to go between. I think I'd have to go shopping for more of the batiks!

  53. This is so cute, and really shows of the beauty of that collection! The animals are adorable. Perfect baby quilt.