Island Batik Hop – Use It Up Starts Today

Island Batik Use It Up Blog HopI’m so not a fan of not announcing hops that are supposed to take place without any advance notice, but this one has no advance notice to it other than the few mentions I’ve made on my blog about it. Until this morning I didn’t even realize a logo had been made for it. I should have just gone ahead and made my own because to me a post without any pictures at all is boring, boring and more boring. Who wants to read it without something that entices you to read it. Not me. I like pictures. 🙂 So that’s my little rant… a blog hop needs a logo.

This blog hop is for past Island Batik Ambassadors who want to “use up”their leftover fabrics. I joined mainly because I am doing an IB project a month without being an Ambassador this year and will consider this my monthly project. The reality is I have so much IB fabric that there is no way I could possibly use it all up, even with what they sent me last year, I still won’t use it all up. I can’t imagine many Ambassadors could say that I think we all have a lot of IB fabric that we’ve probably purchased also.  That’s the thing with batiks tho and I’ve said it often enough, I wish there was a way to tell which company made which batik like we see with our normal cotton fabrics. For me, I either try writing on the end of the fabric which company it was, or I use label paper if the fabric is too dark. I’ve also been known to just put them in bins specifically for the company that makes them. That’s how all my IB fabrics are stored actually. 🙂

Today is the start of this hop, with mainly one or two blogs being featured each day. It runs this entire week thru Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Here is the schedule:

Monday, April 16, 2018
| Lemon Tree Snippets |

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Seams To Be Sew | Mary Macks Blog

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
One Quilting Circle | Seams Like a Dream |

Thursday, April 19, 2018
| Tammarinis | Kathy’s Kwilts and More |

Friday, April 20, 2018
| Inspired Layers | Kissed Quilts |

Saturday, April 21, 2018
| Purfect SpotsPatchwork Breeze |

Sunday, April 22, 2018
| For Quilts Sake |

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s projects, it should be fun to see how they used up all those little scraps.

Have A Great Day!!

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3 Comments on "Island Batik Hop – Use It Up Starts Today"

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Tu-Na Quilts
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I hear you about not having the company name on the selvedge. Makes me wonder if it’s all made by the same company. Thanks for the blog hop listing.

Sharon Aurora
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Thanks for the heads up on this one.

Beth T.
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Thanks for letting me know. I love Island Batiks and am always looking for more inspiration.