Sunday, January 27, 2019

Getaway Blog Hop for Island Batik - French Blue

Hello and welcome, are you ready for another excursion on the Getaway blog hop?   I am so excited to share about the lovely fabric I received to use from Island Batik! As an Island Batik Ambassador, it's always fun to participate in these blog hops to introduce the new fabrics coming to your quilt shops, and it's definitely an adventure and a Getaway from the ordinary.

The fabric in my surprise package was French Blue!  Ooh la la - so cheerful and happy - I am in love with the combination of blue and yellow!  About this time of year we are usually hungering for some sunshine and blue skies, and long to Get Away from the rainy days.  (How is that for a tie-in with the blog theme?)   Click the picture to go see all the individual fabrics in the French Blue collection on the Island Batik website.



I was inspired to make a two color quilt with a positive/negative effect.  It was really fun to play with these happy colors to make my quilt.  I can definitely see a french influence in the prints!

I really enjoyed creating different combinations of the varying shades of color and pattern in the fabrics.

I did a lot of arranging, and rearranging before I decided on the final layout. I really loved the interplay of light and dark in this quilt.  It was so fun to take it out and get some shots of it in the sunshine - after all, that's what the yellow and blue colors make me think of.  The grass and fence were very wet, but the sun was out and that was what I was after!

Such a happy quilt!  I used Aurifl 50 wt thread in white for all of the piecing, and a pale yellow (also 50 wt) for quilting.  Hobbs natural cotton batting was the perfect weight for this quilt.  I wanted it to be lightweight and soft and definitely achieved that with a nice large meander over the entire quilt.

I can't even begin to tell you how much I adore all of these fabrics.  I ended up making 30 blocks from my 18 half yard cuts and I have some scraps left (make sure you read all the way to the end of my post and I'll give you a chance to win them!)  Since there are more blues than yellows, the yellows have more repeats in my quilt, but I loved seeing how they go with the different blues.

After traipsing around outdoors in the wet, I had to give my quilt a trip through the wash.  Can you see the lovely crinkle?  I just love a soft, crinkly quilt to snuggle with!  The backing is Parchment - the perfect soft yellow for this project.

I'm delighted with my soft, bright and happy quilt!  It measures 60 x 72 inches, a nice large lap size.  I finished it off with a scrappy binding using some of the leftover fabric strips, and the rest are going to a lucky winner - keep reading to find out how.

 I'm calling this quilt Intermingle and have also written up a pattern for you!  It will be available for free in my payhip store until the end of the blog hop.

Intermingle Quilt Pattern


Are we to the end of my post yet?  Do you want to hear about my giveaway?  I'm giving away a bundle of scraps left over from my quilt!  I have some 2 inch strips, 2 1/2 inch strips and some more bits and pieces left and I will send them all to one winner!  Sorry, only US entries for this giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget that Island Batik also is giving away two awesome bundles of fabric!  See their giveaway on the Island Batik Blog.  Here is the schedule for the rest of the week of the hop - I can't wait to see what the rest of the Ambassadors have come up with to show us!

WEEK 4
Monday, January 28

Tuesday, January 29

Wednesday, January 30

Thursday, January 31
 

Friday, February 1

Barbara Gaddy – Candy Cane Lane  –Bejeweled Quilts by Barb

Friday, February
Anne Wiens- Icicle – Sweetgrass Creative Designs 



Thanks for reading! Glad you came to visit, hope you enjoyed it!

82 comments:

  1. I love those blues and yellows of the collection, you combined them into such a beautiful quilt!

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  2. Lovely quilt! I like the color combination of Navy and coral!

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  3. It’s awesome! Love the design.

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  4. Wow great idea tytyty for sharing your talent with us..happyness04431@yahoo.com

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    1. I love purple and green touch of brown maybe pink..depends on project. ..happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  5. they do spark JOY! Every single one of your quilts

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  6. Such a clever way to work the colours in. I love how the quilt looks after washing :)

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  7. Wow, great way to show off those awesome fabrics..

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  8. What a beautiful quilt! My favorite color combination now is blue and white.

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  9. Love your quilt. Beautiful fabrics.

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  10. Your quilt is beautiful! I've always wanted to make a blue and yellow quilt.

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  11. Great quilt! The play of lights and darks is fascinating - as you said. At first I thought it was some type of instagram-like filter creating that effect.

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  12. Beautiful quilt! I like black, white, and red together.

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  13. one of my favorite color combinations in a quilt is red & teal

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  14. Fabulous job with your quilt! I really do enjoy blue and yellow together.

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  15. Pamela, your quilt is really beautiful. I love the color combination. It is a very happy quilt indeed.
    Thank you so much for the pattern and for the giveaway. My favorite color combination is pink and green.

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  16. I love blues and yellows. I have been collecting both of those colors so I can make a quilt.

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  17. What a beautie. All those blue shades are just fantastic.

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  18. your quilt is gorgeous. these colors are my kitchen. i would love to make a runner with these fabrics. i really love purple/white. thanks for sharing and for inspiring today. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  19. that is actually a really hard question for me because when I see a quilt the combo can make me love those. so I want to say red and black or white. but then I like how green goes with purple. or how pretty soft pink and green go together.

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  20. at the moment, I'm having fun with black and white.

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  21. i love navy white and red, or mixed blues and white

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  22. my favorite color combination is Purple and black.

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  23. I gravitate toward gray and yellow in pastel tones. I call them "wallflowers." Love what you've done in this challenge with that colorway.

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  24. I love green and blue, but your yellow and blue is outstanding.

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  25. What a happy quilt. Makes me feel warm inside despite the cold blowing snow outside. Great designs for these beautiful fabrics!

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  26. I am drawn to turquoise and almost anything, but especially turquoise and green. Blue and yellow is always a happy combination that is fun to work with.

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  27. Blue, purple and green!

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  28. I don't really have a favorite combination. I have done some blue and white, some red & white, and our bed quilt is blue and white and yellow! (wish I'd had some of this "french blue" fabrics.)

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  29. I just love, love love, the blue and yellow color combination...when I saw your fabrics and then your quilt I was so envious! Lovely job. Thanks for sharing!!

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  30. I've made a few yellow/blue quilts and they are always a great combination. Right now I'm into teal and purple with gray. Love your quilt and thank you for the free pattern along with the opportunity to win your scraps!

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  31. I do love blue and yellow, and pink and brown. Mixing colors can be a challenge sometimes, as there are so many combinations.

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  32. Lately I love Aqua and Lime. Or Aqua and anything.

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  33. I like blue and yellow quilts and I love blue and white too!

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  34. Blue and yellow was my mom's favorite combination--makes me so happy to see it! My favorite changes...One that I love is plum and gold. Also, navy and tan.

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  35. Those blues and yellows are so beautiful together! I love how you mixed and matched them to create your blocks and the colour variation brings a lot of movement to the design :)

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  36. Lovely shades together, and the contrasting blocks make this so exciting.

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  37. I love blue in a quilt. You can put it with anything really. Blue and yellow, your quilt is wonderful. Blue and white quilts are great. Red, white and blue is great.

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  38. Such a lovely quilt and the blue/yellow combo is very nice this time of year.

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  39. Pretty quilt. The yellow and blue make a cheerful throw. My favorite combo is orange/yellow and purple. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  40. Your quilt is gorgeous. Love yellow and blue together. My favorite it pink and grey. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  41. Gorgeous blues and your choice of pattern is just perfect.

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  42. I love the combination of blue and yellow.

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  43. Such a beautiful collection, and this pattern makes great use of the sunny colors!

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  44. Wow, your quilt makes me smile. Very nice

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  45. love your use of the colors. It reminds me of the quilt that I am working on right now for my granddaughter who will be graduating from Murray State University in May. I am using the school colors -- gold and blue. I like your quilt better I think, but I like this one too. I love scrappy quilts so all colors go, but if I were choosing for another two color quilt, I think I would choose red and white. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  47. Your quilt is Super cool! Definitely Sunshine & Blue Skies! LOOOOVE it!!! Yes Please!!Love Blues & greens together...but sunny yellow is great too ..giggle I would love to win your Give-a-way too..thank you for the chance :D

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  48. Your quilt is outstanding! I like your blue and yellow combination.
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  49. I have always liked quilts that I have seen that are red and white or red and cream. I have never made one with those colors before. I like how the colors in yours go together in this pattern.

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  50. I love red and white quilts. I have one that is well worn but I keep it on my granddaughter's bed. I love it so much.

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  51. Green, blue and shades of brown, maybe a splash of yellow or pink. So many combos it is hard to choose just one. My best friend would love your quilt!

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  52. Love your blue and yellow

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  53. Love your blue and yellow quilt. What a way to leaving depressing winter weather behind.

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  54. Your French Blue quilt is terrific.... It would make such a great boy's quilt. I'm always on the lookout for quilt patterns that can be used for males - it seems so much easier to come up with quilts for girls.

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  55. Such a pretty combination of colors! I love them too. I'm not an experienced quilter and my projects move very slowly most of the time. I have a blue and yellow top that I am working on for several years. Now I'm inspired to get back to work and finish it up. This is my first blog hop and it's been lots of fun. Looking forward to following your blog and learning lots more. Thanks,

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  56. Gorgeous quilt. I have always loved red, white and blue. And I like greens with anything...

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  57. Oops! I didn't finish writing before I bumped the wrong key and my post was sent. I like how you used the fabrics from this collection. The blues and yellows look great in the positive/negative pattern you used. I like blues and browns together, although lately I have been using more bright colorful fabrics. I love batik fabric and really enjoyed this blog hop. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

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  58. I really don't have a favorite color combo - I'm smitten with about 40 different combos! Your quilt is lovely!

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  59. I really don't have a favorite color combo. Strange I know!

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  60. My favorite colors together are teal & cream! Thank you, Susan

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  61. Your quilt is eye catching. My favorite color combination is shades of purple/lavender and greens.

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  62. Very pretty quilt. I think my favorite color combination is purple and teal or turquoise!

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  63. Blue and Yellow are probably one of my favorite color combinations! It's practically my state's colors (blue and gold). These fabrics are gorgeous in this quilt!

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  64. Blue and white are my favorite color combinations love the quilt

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  65. This is gorgeous. Thanks for the pattern. I can't think of a favorite color combo right now, blue and yellow is one, but I love purple more.

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  66. I love so many colors it's hard to single out just two but an all time classic for me is black & white with just a pinch of red.

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  67. What a beautiful quilt! Blue and yellow is one of my all time favorite color combos. Great job!

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  68. Red-Violet & Yellow Green are my long time favorite, but I do love that blue & yellow as well!

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  69. i have always loved red and white

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  70. Blue and white is a good combination!

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  71. Very cool quilt! Enjoy your day! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  72. Beautiful quilt.

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  73. Red and white are very good together.
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  74. My fav combo is blue & yellow, but if I see Purple & green it is a winner as well. Your quilt is lovely; the pattern turns out to be the perfect one for that colorway. Good going. TroyJenn

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  75. Right now I like blue and white. Subject to change without notice.

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  76. My favorite color combination is purple and green, but I love the blue and yellow that you used in this quilt too. It dances! Thanks for sharing this.

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  77. Love your blue and yellow quilt

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  78. The blue and yellow combo is always so beautiful. I LOVE your Mountain Dawning pattern! I haven't seen that before!

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