The Great Outdoors Blog Hop

The products in this post were given to me by Island Batik.

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Back in February when I received my Island Batik Ambassador Box 1 it contained a secret bundle that could not be shared until now!  Through out the month of August “The great Outdoors Blog Hop” is featuring Island Batik Ambassador’s creations using fabrics that were introduced at the 2018 Spring Market.  Go to Island Batik for links to all the Ambassador Blog Sites.

I was given fabric from the “Spring Blossom” line:

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I managed to use 20 different fabrics from this gorgeous line in my quilt as shown above.

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I named my quilt “Firefly”.  It is my original design, and uses Studio 180 Design Split Rects & Corner Beam tools.  It measures 66″ x 78″.  It is designed using one 6″ finished block.

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Each block contains 1 – 4″ finished Corner Beam unit, 2 mirror image 2″ x 4″ finished  Split Rects units & a 2″ finished square.

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I chose 7 different fabrics for the Split rects units and 10 more fabrics for the Corner Beam units and squares.

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I got one star block by place the corner beam units in the center and a 2nd star block by placing the 2″ squares in the center which created the “Firefly” in the center, how cool is this?  I had so much fun making this quilt.

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To celebrate the great out door places in Utica, NY, my sister Mary & I went all over taking pictures of my travelling quilt.  We went to the historical Utica Train Station, Forest Hills Cemetery (the tree was up the hill from John Quincy Adams granddaughter’s grave), Rutger Park 1 & 3, Franklin Square, Liberty Bell Corner, Bagg Square & Utica Bread (fabulous bakery) and then upstairs to Jay Groah Realtor Group (his office has the coolest 70″s vibe), we finished up at the Eagle with a beautiful view of Utica.

GIVEAWAY:  Please leave a comment about this post and I will choose a winner to receive this Island Batik Spoolin Around Charm Pack!  (Giveaway is US Only and ends September 5, 2018.  Please leave your email in the comment.)

#greatoutdoorsbloghop #islandbatik #islandbatikambassador

121 thoughts on “The Great Outdoors Blog Hop

  1. Mary Kinsey

    I love your Firefly creation. After 6 months of Tucker U classes at my LQS I thought I understood most of what you had done looking at the picture. Thanks for sharing your process. I wasn’t even close. Probably because we haven’t gitten to the Split Rec tool.

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  2. Kim Landon

    Love the Island Batiks quilt with all the colors and especially the location shots. Matthew says chicken noodle soup.

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  3. Jayne P

    This is a great quilt to showcase this lovely bright fabric. I do have a US postal address should I be lucky enough to win.

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  4. Mary D

    I love your quilt design. It is great. And the bright colors oh so wonderful. The blue border just revs up the bright sparkle of this quilt.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  5. thedarlingdogwood

    I think this might be my favorite line from the hop so far! The colors are great and your pattern shows them off beautifully. I love the traveling quilt slideshow!

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  6. Pam

    Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful quilt and for the mini tour of Utica! I love the sparkle of the bright stars in the middle, and the calmer darker border that makes them pop. And the train station is awesome!

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  7. Robin RK

    Wow, a bit hard to find this comment section from the blog. I am glad to have found you. I am impressed with your blogs and newsletter. Your quilt for Island Baroque is beautiful, I adore the colors. Even bought 2 patterns from your store. Looking forward to your next blog. Thanks. quiltyladyrr@gmail.com

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  8. Joyce Carter

    Wow! Your quilt is so gorgeous! I really love the pattern You came up with to show all those beautiful fabrics. Great job! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  9. Denise

    I love those fabrics and the quilt. You have not only accomplished a secondary design quilt but a 3rd, 4th, 5th? design here. I’ve not visit your site before but I’ll come back when I have more time to spend.

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  10. Jean Law

    I love the Studio 180 tools and it’s always fun to see what can be done with them. I love this quilt! Yet another on the bucket list. Thanks, too, foe the great tutorials for the OBW quilt. They have been invaluable as I start my fist one.

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  11. Lori Smanski

    oh wow your quilt is gorgeous. i love the blocks and the corners are super. thanks for sharing today. oh and the places you and your sister went to are wonderful
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  12. Sally Vella

    I have been following you for a very long time. Your designs and quilts inspire me, along with your color choices. I’m also a fan of you one block wonders and have shared your blogs with fellow quilters. Blog on sister!

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  13. Paula Nelson

    I love how Corner Beam and Split Recs play together. They make amazibg designs. Then when you add Island Baticks fabric, the playground comes alive. Great Job!!

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  14. Carolyn Ratola

    Jackie, just love what you did! Really a fun quilt. Love the fabrics, love the block, love the quilt, great job!

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