Welcome! Today is my turn on the Island Batik Ambassador "A Piece Of" blog hop! All of the Island Batik Ambassadors received surprise bundles of fabric in our January 2019 boxes, but we weren't allowed to use the secret fabrics until it was time to make our blog hop projects. (You can check out my unboxing video on YouTube where I accidentally revealed the name of my secret fabric collection and learned a LOT about video editing to clip it out!) My surprise collection is Mermaid Cove, and it is full of amazing colors and prints.
With the large scale of some of the prints, I decided some BIG quilt blocks were in order, and Jemima Flendt's "Quilt BIG" book was the perfect source. (I seriously love every pattern in here and want to make all of them. Maybe a goal for 2020?)
The largest size block in the quilt pattern is perfect for showcasing the large-scale prints.
Here are some of the medium-sized blocks in more pretty fabrics.
Apparently the wind was worse than it had been in the morning. This quilt top is next in line for the longarm to be quilted with black Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 Cotton Blend batting. I promise to share pictures of the completed quilt soon.
a precut bundle of the Island Batik Sand Bar collection, designed for Kari Nichols of Mountainpeek Creations by Kathy Engle. (The Rafflecopter giveaway is at the bottom of the post.
In addition, I'll be cutting some of my Mermaid Cove scraps into a charm pack using my AccuQuilt GO! (This fabric collection doesn't hit quilt shops until December, so you can be one of the first quilters to create with it!) To enter, just leave a comment on this post. Since I'm already in the Christmas spirit, I would love for you to leave a comment with your favorite Christmas/holiday movie. I'm compiling a list to keep me entertained from now until Christmas! (For the record, my favorite holiday move is "Love, Actually".)
**Edited to Add: My giveaway will be open until 9pm CST on Sunday, November 24. Since I didn't originally specify, I will open it worldwide.**
Thanks for stopping by! Happy sewing!