August 21, 2018

The Great Outdoors Blog Hop | Island Batik British Rose Trip Around the World Lap Quilt

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Welcome to my stop on The Great Outdoors Blog Hop, a whirlwind event where the Island Batik Ambassadors showcase new Island Batik Spring and Summer 2018 fabric collections!  

Meet British Rose, a beautiful collection of pinks, purples, and turquoise in a variety of designs including roses and butterflies!  The vibrant colors were such a pleasure to work with.

The timeless Trip Around the World design lets the British Rose fabric collection really sparkle.  Sixteen of the 20 prints in the collection were included in this quilt, with a few other fabrics from Check It Out and other collections added in for variety.  The turquoise fabrics were placed to create the diagonal chains in the blocks, and the scrappy binding seemed like the perfect finish to a scrappy-looking quilt.

As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with an assortment of Island Batik fabrics, Aurifil thread, and Hobbs batting twice a year.  Each month there is a challenge for the Ambassadors to complete.  This month's challenge is to use a brand new fabric collection in a quilt larger than 36" square for The Great Outdoors Blog Hop.  The quilt doesn't have to have an outdoor theme, for which I'm glad since I'm not sure I would have been able to wrap my brain around combining these fabrics with an outdoor theme!  Okay, so maybe the Outdoor theme meshes with the Trip Around the World design.  We'll go with that!!

Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Trip Around the World
Size:  63.5" square
Fabric:  British Rose, Check It Out, plus a few other prints, all by Island Batik.
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Quilting:  Dragons Breath on Gratitude in purple thread.

This quilt is for sale in my quilt shop!

Island Batik fabrics are available at one of my local quilt shops, Tangled Threads Quilt Shop in Lynden, Washington, and the new collections could be showing up on your shop's shelves soon!  If your local quilt shop doesn't carry Island Batik fabrics yet, ask them to!  You can also find Island Batik fabrics on Etsy.


Enter to win a bundle of 5" strips of Island Batik fabrics and some Aurifil thread (not pictured)!  US entries only, sorry to my international readers; postage is just too high. Giveaway ends September 5th.  Enter via the Rafflecopter below.

Island Batik is giving away several sets of strip packs!  There are lots of ways to enter their Giveaway.  Get the details at the Rafflecopter below.

View the other stops on The Great Outdoors Blog Hop here:


Wednesday, August 8 – Canterbury Manor
Sally MankePowered by Quilting



Monday, August 20 – Ocean Odyssey
Toby LischkoKaren Overton

Tuesday, August 21 – British Rose
Busy Hands QuiltsMania for Quilts

Thursday, August 23 – Dragonfly Dreams
Inchworm FabricsBeaQuilter


Wednesday, August 29 – Lavendula
Carole Lyles ShawMasterpiece Quilting


Tuesday, September 4 – Whatnot
heARTS CreationsSlice of Pi Quilts

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Turid said...

So beautiful and warm colors. A great quilt and I love it. Greetings from your fellow ambassador in Norway.

Vicki in MN said...

A beautiful bright quilt!

Shannon said...

That is simply gorgeous!

Lori Smanski said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. Those fabrics look like they are a dream to work with. Yes I agree, Around The World does seem out doorsy to me also.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net said...

So vibrant! Beautiful

beaquilter said...

Great looking quilt!

Karen said...

What a beauty!
Fellow Ambassador Karen

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Such a beautiful quilt. The colors are so nice and all your patterns are lovely.

Sharon Aurora said...

Very pretty

piecefulwendy said...

What a pretty quilt! Love those fabrics together!

Anna brown said...

Love your quilt colors great job...

Creativeblonde66 said...

Stunning ♥

Sandra Walker said...

Gorgeous quilt Myra!

Kathleen said...

The trip around the world was perfect for this challenge. I especially love the effect of the turquoise chain - but I think it has become my favorite color lately.

cjmont said...

the rainbow star and streak is my favorite busy hands pattern. thanks for the chance to win.

Cecilia said...

Love your quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

What a lovely quilt and the colors are ummmm ummm good.

BarefootThunder said...

Beautiful quilt. Jelly roll waves looks like it would be great fun.
Thanks for the chance.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Finally catching up on the blog hop.

The fabrics in this collection really sing to me! The Trip Around the World is the perfect choice for showing them off.

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

So intense and vibrant. What a great use of your beautiful featured fabric line.

Sally said...

Fabulous...trip around the world is one of my favorites and these batiks make it sing1

Leanne Parsons said...

Trip Around the World really does allow these gorgeous fabrics to shine! I love the bright pop of the turquoise :)

Sheila Oxley said...

Those are beautiful colors! I love the the way you arranged them in your quilt! Stunning!

Pamela said...

So pretty - your quilt really shows off the fabrics!

Emily said...

Trip Around the World is such a great classic, it looks good in any fabric, but especially these beauties!

One comment, it seems you need to do each previous entry to "unlock" the others on rafflecopter. I don't have instagram, so I'm out the other entries because I can't see what they are, but if they had been facebook or subscribing or pinterest, I would have done those. Other entries allow you to view the all without it being progressive; perhaps you would be willing to consider that not everyone has each type of social media account.