Island Batik Four Seasons Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hi and welcome to the first day on the Island Batik Four Seasons Blog Hop!

Today’s featured Island Batik collection is called Blue Moon, and it's simply wonderful!

Blue Moon is part of the Winter collection, and you'll find it in quilt shops beginning this month (January 2018).


The icy blues and purples in the Blue Moon collection made me think immediately of a snowy forest in winter. I considered many designs for my quilt, finally deciding on this Bear's Paw variation. After putting the top together, I kept thinking of a snowy forest, and the light filtering down from a full moon. I call my quilt Freshly Fallen.

I played with the idea of adding a border, but finally decided it didn't need it.

For quilting, I used a large loop design for the big square in the block, and a simple curved outline for the HSTs. For the corner triangle in the block, I used a backwards question mark design. I quilted each block the same, which made the quilting go pretty fast because I had a firm plan.

I'm coming down with the flu or something, so my husband and daughter kindly took my quilt outside for these photos. I gave them a list of some of the shots I wanted, then told them to play. Didn't they have fun?

Here are the quilt details:

"Freshly Fallen"
32" x 32"
Fabrics: Island Batik Blue Moon collection
Pattern: Original Design
Batting: Quilter's Dream Request
Piecing Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #2610 Light Blue Grey
Quilting Thread:  Aurifil 50 wt. #2740 (Dark Cobalt) and Invisifil 100 wt. #710 (Deepest Burgundy)
Pieced and quilted by Jennifer Fulton

Please visit Cheryl @ Cheryl Lynch Quilts, who is also featuring the Blue Moon collection today.

More Island Batiks!

My first year as an Island Batik Ambassador is at an end with this blog hop, but I'm excited to announce that I'm going to continue as an Island Batik Ambassador for 2018! Be sure to follow me if you'd like to see more projects featuring Island Batik. You'll find ways to follow me at the top of my sidebar.

Click here if you'd like to see my past Island Batik quilts and other quilts finished in 2017.

Enter My Giveaway!

To celebrate the Island Batik Four Seasons Blog Hop, I'm having a giveaway! Leave a comment below to enter to win a lovely charm pack from the Blue Moon collection by Island Batik (US residents only). The giveaway is open through the blog hop, and closes on February 1st at midnight EST. I'll announce a winner on February 2nd.

For International residents, the prize will be one free PDF pattern from my shop. I'm sorry I can't afford the cost of shipping overseas, but I wanted everyone to have a chance to win something. Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment to enter!

Be sure to leave your email address when prompted. If your name is chosen and I can't contact you, I'll select another winner.

Enter the Island Batik Giveaway!

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter the Island Batik giveaway! Up for grabs are four precuts from the collections featured during the Four Seasons Blog Hop. So you have four chances to win!

Continue the Hop to Enter More Giveaways!

The blog hop continues through Feb 1. Be sure to visit the other Island Batik Ambassadors each day and see even more beautiful Island Batik fabric collections! There are additional giveaways, free patterns, and tutorials so be sure to visit each stop on the hop.

Follow me on social media to keep up with the blog hop and other happenings! You'll find the ways to follow at the top of my sidebar.

WEEK 1: Winter

Monday, January 8 – Blue Moon
Inquiring QuilterCheryl Lynch Quilts

Tuesday, January 9 – Mountain's Majesty
Fun Thread DesignsLittle Bunny Quilts
Quilting Affection Designs

Wednesday, January 10 – Alpine Ice
Freemotion by the River  •Slice of Pi Quilts
Seams Like a Dream

Thursday, January 11 – Alpine Jungle
Purrfect Spots Designs  •Bejeweled Quilts

WEEK 2: Spring

Monday, January 15 – Elementz
Den Syende Himmel  •Inspired Layers

Tuesday, January 16 –Southern Blooms
Yellow Cat Quilts  •Quiltologis Treasures

Wednesday, January 17 – Morning Sunshine
Quilt'n Party  •Dessert Bloom Quilting

Thursday, January 18 – Season's Shades
Inch Worm Fabrics Kauffman Designs

WEEK 3: Summer

Monday, January 22 – Paisley Dot
PamelaQuilts Seams Like a Dream

Tuesday, January 23 – Sunflower Serenade
Kathy's Kwilts and More  •Whispers of Yore

Wednesday, January 24 – City Culture 2
Mary Mack Made Mine  heARTs Creations

Thursday, January 25 – City Culture 2
The Quilting Rambler  •Lizard Creek Quilting

WEEK 4: Fall

Monday, January 29 – Autumn's Grace
BeaQuilter  •KISSed Quilts

Tuesday, January 30 – Pumpkin Patch
Ark Angel Creations  •Seams to be Sew

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


Disclosure: The products featured in the post were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik.

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