Beat the Heat Blog Hop

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The Island Batik blog hop called Beat the Heat started on the 5th of August and I finally have the list of ambassadors that will be showing you the batik collections that each is using for their quilt projects.

Sunny Side Up fabric collection from Island Batik

Island Batik has a beautiful collection of Quiet Shades batiks.

Island Batik Beat the Heat blog hop

Many of the Island Batik ambassadors have giveaways going on during the entire blog hop also.

Here is the collection I am working with, it is called Sunny Side Up and I can’t wait to show you what I made with these beautiful fabrics on the 27th.

Here is the full list of Ambassadors’ names, collections they will be using in their projects, and the date that they will post their quilt projects.

Monday, August 5
Leanne Parsons
Sherry Shish

Island Batik Colorworks fabric collection

Tuesday, August 6
Bill Locke
Lisa Nielsen

Island Batik Electric Desert fabric collection

Wednesday, August 7
Sandra Walker
Terri Vanden Bosch

Island Batik Enchanted Forest fabric collection

Thursday, August 8
Pamela Boatright
Kathleen McCormick

Blog Round-Up Week 1

Take a quick peek at all of the quilt projects shared in week one.

Island Batik Garden Party fabric collection

Monday, August 12
Karen Neary
Carol Moellers

Island Batik Geared Up fabric collection

Tuesday, August 13
Michelle Roberts
Laticia “Tish” Stemple

Island Batik Graphic Gems fabric collection

Wednesday, August 14
(Debora) Anne Wiens
Gene Black

Island Batik Kaleidoscope fabric collection

Thursday, August 15
Tina D Dillard
Bea Lee

Blog Hop Round Up Week 2

Take a quick peek at all of the quilt projects shared in week two.

Island Batik Petal Pushers fabric collection

Monday, August 19
Joanne Hart
Carla Henton

Island Batik Quiet Shades fabric collection

Tuesday, August 20
Connie Kauffman
Vasudha Govindan

Island Batik Seedlings fabric collection

Wednesday, August 21
Vicki Schlimmer
Mania Hatziioannidi

Island Batik Soil and Seeds fabric collection

Thursday, August 22
Gail Sheppard

Island Batik Steam Engine fabric collection

Monday, August 26
Maryellen McAuliffe
Jennifer Strauser

Island Batik Sunny Side Up fabric collection

Tuesday, August 27
Connie K Campbell
Joan Kawano

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  1. cindylee monroe says:

    Blues and yellows might be just the colours for my next quilt project! WOWZA!

  2. Love the blue & yellow combination.

  3. Brenda Sutton says:


  4. I can’t wait to see what you made. Blue and yellow is one of my favorite combos.

  5. Sara Byman says:

    Fabulous color palette. I don’t use these colors together much but they are lovely and I would love to win them to see what I can come up with! Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. Annie Roma says:

    What beautiful, soothing colors!!! Love them!!

  7. Sheila Carroll says:

    Gorgeous, Soft, Calming, Inviting, Inspiring

  8. Tisha Pride says:

    Beautiful calm colors and earthy textures . Love the yellow green and purple blends and textures

  9. Jeanette Kaetler says:

    Beautiful fabric

  10. Kim Jimenez says:

    These make my soul sing!

  11. Louise Hanson says:

    Colors I love for Fall

  12. Love the refreshing look of the blues and yellows.

  13. Beth Strand says:

    I’m loving this – I need inspiration as the school year resumes!

  14. Susan Spiers says:

    Soft blend of fairy colors!

  15. Sandra Massey says:

    Just a beautiful collection 🙂

  16. Mary Dicke says:

    I love, love, love the pale yellows and blues!

  17. Pamela Jean Richards says:

    Such beautiful fabrics — love the yellow and blue

  18. Sue Vilsack says:

    Peaceful, Relaxing, Tranquil, Comforting, Calming

  19. Oh my gosh! Beautiful batiks!

  20. Kathie Weatherford says:

    I love all the collections. It is too hard to chose just one. I’m so ready for fall.

  21. Darlene Walther says:

    Yellow + blue = relaxed

  22. A gorgeous selection of fabric, a beautiful collection. I love it!

  23. The blues & yellows are so sunny and bright-an instant smile comes to my face. Don’t know why I’ve never made a quilt with this palette….. one more to add to the list. I think the Quiet Shades is a great calming collection also.

  24. Blues, yellows takes my breath away!

  25. Beautiful fabrics to work with.

  26. Linda Brennan says:

    The bright blues and yellow are beautiful, Blue is one of my favorites colors to use in quilting and the yellow sets the blue off perfectly.

  27. a beautiful blend of calm.
    can’t wait to see your quilt.

  28. Pam Jeffs says:

    Love all the beautiful fabric colour are stunning

  29. The most beautiful Quiet Shades……..

  30. Sue MacLeod says:

    soothing, calm, textured, soft, delightful

  31. Kathy Snider says:

    Fun, yellow, Caribbean blues, calming.

  32. Kathy Hoover says:

    I just love the Batiks!

  33. Hi Connie,
    My comment is about the weather lol
    I really dislike summer. Can’t wait for crisp Fall days!!
    I am much more energized in cooler weather.
    A lot of people think I’m crazy haha

  34. Jo Stires says:

    Beautiful, soft-colored batiks. I want to make something with them.

  35. Miriam A Saye says:

    looking forward to seeing your creation! this has been a crazy summer; how have you kept up?

  36. Teri Johnson says:

    Wonderful, peaceful and cheerful blenders!!

  37. Marianne Barta says:

    Love these colors. So refreshing. Thank YOu

  38. Charlotte Broadie says:

    Beautiful colors.What ever will you make..

  39. Kresti Lyddon says:

    The fabrics for 8-19 are beautiful soft colors!

  40. maria elena blecha says:

    I love love the blue and yellow, hope to win!!!

  41. Blue and Yellow is always great.

  42. The Quiet shades are perfect for my next EPP Hexie quilt

  43. Patti Levine says:

    Warm, peaceful, soothing, neutral and inviting colors! Great selection!!

  44. soothing, soft, calming, neutral, beautiful

  45. Blue is my very favorite color! I love it with the yellows. I need to plan a quilt in blues and yellows. I don’t know why I haven’t already made one 🙂

  46. Violet, green, yellow, floral, textured

  47. Susan Galasso says:

    Calm, peaceful, tranquil, subdued, soft

  48. Beautiful quiet, soft, and subtle shades.

  49. Quiet Shades = Cool, spring, neutral, meadow and possibilities

  50. Nancy Lewis says:

    Beautiful, breathtaking, inspiring, gorgeous fabric!!

  51. Jeanne Brown says:

    Connie, can’t wait to see what you made .

  52. Sylvia Anderson says:

    Beautiful choice of fabrics Connie. Looking forward to seeing your finished pieces. How are things coming along with both homes? Have a good day.

  53. Carol San Diego says:

    Cool, summer, neutral, pretty and possibilities!

  54. Dawn Williams says:

    Peaceful, calming, subtle, beautiful, WANT

  55. I love the textures of these lighter shades of batik. So often one has to use “mottled” shades when working with batiks and wanting lighter colors.

  56. joan sorensen says:

    What wonderful shades of colors!

  57. kathy zarilla says:

    beautiful blue and yellow – can’t wait to see what you made!

  58. Vinette Makal says:

    Love the colors and designs!

  59. Gorgeous bundle of blues and yellows. For some reason, they just make me smile when I look at them.

  60. Susan the Farm Quilter says:

    Blenders for my SABLE stash!!!

  61. I love those blues and yellows. What is it about that combo that is always so appealing?

  62. Sunny side Up is fabulous. My college colors!

  63. Yellow and blue, such a classic and pretty combination

  64. So relaxing I will need.