The Four Seasons Blog Hop Is Here Today…

Four Seasons Blog Hop - Island BatikFor the last few weeks, the 2017 Island Batik Ambassadors for 2017 have been doing a blog hop with the theme of the Four Seasons, featuring fabrics that are coming out in the quilt shops over the next few months.

Today I am doing a project with a Fall Theme in mind, the line I am showing is called the Pumpkin Patch collection. I love love love the fabrics in this collection.


These are the beautiful fabrics in the Pumpkin Patch Collection.

My project for this hop is a cute wallhanging I designed in Electric Quilt.

The picture doesn’t do this wallhanging justice. I am absolutely in love with this wallhanging and how it turned out.

Artwork for this pattern is from Trina Clark

I wish I could say it was finished, but I didn’t have the time to get it quilted.

I did try some new techniques with this wallhanging, I completely designed the scarecrow for an in the hoop applique which I have never done before. It had to be split also for a 12-inch block which again I’ve never stitched out a split applique design. There are a few burps, but overall I am very happy with how it turned out.

No fusible web was used for placement to apply the applique shapes. I used a glue stick instead.

The middle blocks on the outer border were completely done in the hoop, as were the half square triangles in the Friendship Star block. (the four corner blocks).

The scarecrow shapes were cut using a technique that Julie Balzer shows on her youtube channel for cutting fabric on your cutting machine with Freezer Paper. I gotta admit, this is my newest favorite way to cut fabric on a cutting machine.

Julie shows how to do this technique in a very quick 4 minutes and it 100% works very well. The one thing I would recommend is to be sure your mat is not “new” sticky. You don’t want that as it is difficult to scrape the paper off the mat, and the more sticky your mat is, the worse it is to get off. You really want a mat that is sticky, but not new sticky.

I will post a tutorial myself for this technique later this week and I’ll also share the files to create half square triangles in your embroidery machine.

Later today, I will post the next continuous line design.

Other bloggers featured today and this week:

Monday, January 29 – Pumpkin Patch
 •Seams to be Sew Ark Angel Creations KISSed Quilts

Tuesday, January 30 – Autumn’s Grace
BeaQuilter KISSed Quilts

Wednesday, January 31 – Plum Delicious
Masterpiece Quilting  •Adventures in Applique and Quilting

Thursday, February 1 – Northern Woods
Moose Stash Quilting  •Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

and if you haven’t visited the rest of this hop yet, you can find the other bloggers featuring projects from the new collections here.

Island Batik has an amazing giveaway going right now, if you haven’t entered you might like to do so.

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Today I’m also offering a giveaway

Roy Reed Continuous Line Designs

Five Winners will have their choice of 1 of the 14 designs in my newest Valentines Continous Line Designs Collection.

Just leave a comment today and then enter the giveaway…

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Have a Great Day!!

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46 thoughts on “The Four Seasons Blog Hop Is Here Today…

  1. Great job on the wallhanging and use of the fabric line! It is so cool that you digitized these designs for in-the-hoop! I love doing ITH designs. And I use a lot of Trina’s art work in my designs. Thanks so much for sharing. Now I have to work on that ITH friendship star for my mini quilt!

  2. så sød – du er så dygtig. Tak for altid at dele så jeg (og andre) har mulighed for at lære ny hver dag.

  3. Cute wall Hanging! Fall is my favorite season because of the cooler temperatures. Thank you for the giveaway and for sharing your techniques.

  4. What a darling wall hanging! Cute scarecrow! Autumn is my favorite time of the year and the colors in Pumpkin Patch are perfect for autumn, they’re gorgeous!

    Thanks for having a generous giveaway! Five winners, Woot! Woot! You Rock!

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  5. Your wall hanging is adorable!! I will only applique using my sewing machine – I really don’t like hand work, but I just might be tempted!! I can’t wait to see what you do with freezer paper!

  6. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, so I love these fabrics–Thanks for your ideas and the chance to win!

  7. Your quilt is adorable! Thanks for posting the Scan n Cut video. Why would you want to cut a shape without an adhesive?

  8. Very cute wall hanging. Interesting to learn about the freezer paper technique. And the colors of the fabric are gorgeous.

  9. I agree the colors are so pretty..But then again this blog hop has showed so many pretty colors.I love the wall hanging hope to see picture of its quilted…tytyty doing this…

  10. Your wall hanging is awesome Marian! I really love it. You did a wonderful job. These fabrics are my favorite so far.

  11. Thank you – I love your wall quilt and the video was great. Now I wish I had a ScanNCut machine; I can see so many possibilities. But…to Island Batiks…I appreciate seeing all the fabrics in this Pumpkin Patch collection. They are gorgeous; no wonder you quilt turned out so adorable.

  12. this is such wonderfully fun fabrics. your quilt is awesome. and putting that scarecrow in the middle was genius.

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