Island Batik Back to School Blog Hop and Giveaway!

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Welcome to my day on the Island Batik Back to School Blog Hop! I received the beautiful bundle of Cherry Berry batiks in my ambassador box from Island Batik last Spring and have had so much fun playing working with all of the fabrics in this collection.

I decided to make my Scattered quilt pattern in the Cherry Berry collection and use every single fabric in the collection.

Island Batik Back to School Blog Hop

Island Batik Back to School Blog Hop

There were actually 22 fabrics and I used 21. There is a beautiful pale pink that I have used in another project – (this Wish You a Merry Christmas block) but I wanted to stay with just the bright colors in this quilt.

Island Batik Back to School Blog Hop

All of my stitching and quilting was done on my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine.

Cherry Berry Scattered Binding
Island Batik Back to School Blog Hop

I happened to have the perfect color of Aurifil thread – #2460 to use when I machine stitched on my binding.

Batik Aurifil thread Cherry Berry

The quilt ended up finishing at 88″ x 88″. I would have liked it a little bigger for our king size bed but it will work. I have a new cream comforter that I’ll put on the bed first this winter. I have just enough fabric left to make some kind of cute pillows.

Cherry Berry Scattered Quilt King

I wasn’t sure if I would have time to get my quilt quilted in time for my day on the blog hop as my dad has been so sick.

I am also dog sitting Tasha again and she didn’t mind having her picture taken on the unfinished quilt top.

Tasha Scattered quilt Cherry Berry batik

Once the quilt was done it was definitely dog approved!

Tasha on quilted Scattered quilt

The quilt was so big that I ended up using a backing I had that was 110 wide so I could get the quilt done.

Cherry Berry Scattered Backing

Every single fabric in this collection is beautiful!

Cherry Berry Scattered colors

It was fun to take the quilt down by the river to get photos for the Island Batik Back to School Blog Hop.

Scattered Cherry Berry

I was able to hang the quilt from our deck next to Iggy, some of my neighbors got a kick out of seeing it…..right Dianna??

Scattered Cherry Berry Deck

Get the Scattered quilt pattern

Other posts of quilt projects made with the Cherry Berry batiks:

Scattered Quilt Pattern at ConnieKresin.com fast and easy to make

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  1. You have a stunning quilt! It just looks good enough to EAT! Pet approval is a must…no quilt leaves my house until my cat has put her paw’s of approval on it.

  2. The Scattered pattern is a perfect one to showcase all of these pretties! Lucky you for having the right sized backing and it looks great! I think Iggie likes it too!

  3. Very nice I love the colors you pick all beautiful beautiful. The dog on the quilt looks like my little muffin except my muffins about 14 years old with a lot more gray hair

  4. Connie you and Island Batik fabrics always make the most gorgeous projects and this quilt is stunning. It is Tasha approved and Iggy viewed! Sew Happy Hopping…<3

  5. Connie, your quilt is stunning! I’m so amazed that you quilt big quilts on your machine. I still can’t get the hang of manipulating them on mine. Those colors in the Island Batiks collection all worked so well together–just beautiful!!! Best wishes to you. I know you are making the most of the time you have with your dad.

  6. That is a beautiful quilt. I still can’t believe you manage to quilt something that large on your Singer. Kudos to you!! Tasha is a cutie pie.

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