Welcome to the Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop!
This is the last Blog Hop for the 2018 Island Batik Ambassadors, we have had a wonderful year and shared many beautiful quilt projects with you. I hope you have enjoyed them.
Look forward to seeing many new quilt projects year using Island Batiks beautiful fabrics as I continue as an ambassador in 2019.
The beautiful collection I am sharing today is the Elk Lodge collection. This collection makes me think of a cabin in the woods and would make the perfect quilt for a hunter or someone who loves wildlife.
When we receive a full collection like this, we make a small Sales Representative sample that will end up being donated as a kennel mat. Here is my Elk Lodge collection sample that I made last August and sent to Island Batik.
I had an idea for a quilt and pulled out all of the batiks in the collection and then chose the ones that I thought would work well in my quilt.
I started making blocks and sometimes you don’t realize something doesn’t work until you actually step back and really look at it. Many times I take a photo and then I’ll notice something like this. Look at how the bright orange just pops and seems to be the focus fabric. Not what I wanted!
I only had a few squares that I had to tear apart and then I picked another fabric to use. Can you see the difference? Same fabrics but much more subdued colors which was the look I was going for.
Here is the final beautiful quilt made with the Elk Lodge batik collection!
A closeup of the fabrics for you! I used Aurifil thread for all of my piecing and quilting. For the quilting I used the Light Chestnut Aurifil thread. The batting was from Hobbs and is the Heirloom Natural Cotton Batting.
I had hoped to have the pattern written for this quilt but it didn’t happen. Hopefully I’ll be able to work on it soon.
I did write another quilt pattern that uses the Elk Lodge collection called Crystal Swirls. This quilt pattern is available in my new quilt shop and while the blog hop is going on I have it listed for just $3! This is a new shop I just setup, if you check it out you’ll also find a coupon code you can use for an even bigger discount!
Here is the complete list of quilters taking part in the Island Batik Blog Hop. Today be sure and visit Anna Branch Ark Angel Creations who is also sharing a quilt project made with the Elk Lodge collection.
No blog hop is complete without a giveaway! I have some leftover Elk Lodge fabric that I would like to share.
Just leave a comment and I will pick one lucky winner at the end of the blog hop.
Island Batik also has a giveaway for 20 fat quarters, – be sure to enter on Island Batik’s blog.
Many of the other ambassadors will have giveaways so be sure and visit all of them on the day they share their quilt projects.
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