Showing posts with label Sea Salt Sandy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sea Salt Sandy. Show all posts

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sea Salt Sandy - Planes, Trains and Automobiles Blog Hop

I have another Island Batik project to share with you on our Planes, Trains, and Automobiles blog hop!  Actually I have two versions of my project - one is Super Sized and one is Miniaturized.  When I saw the Sea Salt Sandy fat quarters that I received in my Ambassador Box I was really delighted, and my first thought was that they reminded me of the barrels of Salt Water Taffy you find at Davy Jones Locker (a little shop on the way to the beach in my area).   So my first thought was to make a quilt with that idea - but then I decided we needed to drive our Automobile (since this is the Planes, Trains and Automobiles blog hop, after all)  just a little further down the road and go all the way to beach and visit the tidepools:

AH!  Then the inspiration hit for a circle of Sea Stars!  I placed my stars on a background of
 Egg White.  It's a great creamy color with small dots of pastel color, and was really perfect for my project.  Definitely a good neutral to keep on hand!  So on I went with my Super  Stars - I used nice big 6 inch squares to make this quilt, then finished it off with strips from the rest of the 9 fat quarters I used for the stars.  It ended up being a nice size lap quilt at 64 inches square.
Aren't the colors great?  I just love this line of fabric!  You should definitely tell your local quilt shop you want them to order these!

The pieces were big, so this was a super fast quilt to make!

I had so much fun that I thought it would be a good idea to make another one, but smaller:

This one uses 1 inch squares.  It is only 12 inches square and was even more fun to make than the bigger one!  One of the best things about miniature quilts is that they hardly take any time at all to quilt, so you can really have fun with the quilting.  I finished this off with one of the prints from last Spring's Meadow collection for the border and I couldn't resist a stripy border using a screenprint!  I made this with the intention of using it for a giveaway, but it's hard to let this cutie go.  I might just have to make another one so I can keep it for my wall!
If you would like to have this one for your wall - here's your chance!  Yes, I am giving away this sweet little mini quilt as a prize!  You have several options to enter, so choose one or do all four!

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Here are more posts on our blog hop showing these lovely fabrics:

I can't wait to see what the others have made!  You still have another week to sign up for prizes on the main Island Batik Giveaway for this Blog Hop as well.  If you haven't done this already, make sure you do - the fabrics are fabulous!

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