Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Blog Hop and Giveaway

 Island Batik Planes, Trains & Automobiles Blog Hop

Welcome! Today is day three of the Island Batik blog hop Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Have you visited the other Ambassadors? There will be trips from all over. But today I am here representing the fabric line French Roasted.

You see we were each sent a fabric line to represent some area of transportation. So I took my airplane -

And my train - 
and my automobile -
And we headed out to design a quilt that would travel around the world.  Well, maybe not exactly.
The pattern is called The Crooked Mile

What better way to arrive at our destination!

This line of fabric was so beautiful and the colors were perfect to make a mile that is crooked.  

Island Batik fabric is really top quality. With that in mind, I am giving away a six fat quarter bundle of Sea Salt Sandy during this blog hop. 


Leave a comment on this post telling me if you have ever made anything with Batiks before. I always shied away from Batiks before I became acquainted with Island Batik fabric. Other Batiks never felt quite as fine as theirs, so I've been won over after making several projects. The giveaway will be open during the whole blog hop and will close on March 4th. Because of the increasingly high cost of postage, I am limiting the giveaway to US only. Be sure I have a way of contacting you, as I will notify the winner by email.

Don't forget to stop by and visit            KISSed Quilts   Made In Scraps 
They are on the blog hop today too!

Enjoy the HOP!


105 comments:

Jo said...

I have only used baptism once, they work wonderfully in the quilt, but I had a bit of help from the local quilt shop owner picking them out. I have not used them since then and I have , no idea why I haven't.

Charlene S said...

I have made batik quilt I called "Muddy Leaves", because the colors blend together giving it a "muddy" look just like the leaves on the ground here in South Louisiana.

Frog Quilter said...

I use batiks for my appliqué blocks. Would love more. frog2quilt@gmail.com

Michele T said...

Batiks are a favourite for me!!! I am currently working on a huge quilt for our master bedroom... It has been over a year from the start but since I am hand quilting it, it's slow progress (and between other quicker projects). Oh and the name for my huge quilt is Dream Batik!!

Susan said...

I've made several quilts with batiks. Lately I have been mixing them in with other fabrics in some scrappy quilts.

Your crooked mile quilt is just beautiful! Great color choices!

Barb said...

Oh...just love love your quilt!

patchworkbreeze said...

Your quilt is spectacular.

Joyce Carter said...

Your quilt is really beautiful. I haven't made anything with Batiks yet. I have been collecting some fabrics to start a quilt. Thank you for the giveaway.

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

I love working with batiks and I will have to get my hands on this line to see how they feel :)

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt! Working with batiks is always fun!

anna brown said...

No i haven't yet....I have a bundle of batiks on a shelf but haven't tried sewing on them yet....Love your quilt very nice job...ty for sharing... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Connie said...

Good Morning! Thank you for the opportunity to get my name in on this give-a-way. I love Batiks, and have made a couple quilts using them. The first that I used were from a jellyroll that I purchased at a chain store and the quality wasn't want I wanted, but the second quilt that I used Batiks on I purchased by the yard at a nice fabric store and it did make a difference. It's great to hear of a nice quality fabric that I can get on line. I live in a very small town and shopping is far from the best here.
Have a happy day and keep smiling.
Connie :)

Needled Mom said...

Those batik fabrics are so pretty. I have used batiks before, but they never seem "soft" enough for quilts that will be snuggled under. I'll have to check the Island ones out to see if they are softer.

I think that your quilt should be "All Roads Lead Home". Very nice!

quilter said...

I have worked with batiks, both in piecing and applique, batiks are great for raw edge applique,as they do not fray as much.
cork@pa.rr.com

Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...

Batiks are my favorite fabrics to use!

Dale said...

I have made several small quilts out of batiks, and I LOVE THEM! Thank you for your give away! The French Roasted fabrics are beautiful!

Calicojoan said...

Oh do I love your quilt. The color changes are just too cool. It really shows the depth of the fabric colors! Great job!

Quilting Tangent said...

I haven't made anything yet with batiks, but plan on using them in the future. 24Tangent@gmail.com

beaquilter said...

Cute pattern and of course I love batiks too :)

Anita said...

I used batiks for my project in the Ruffles blog hop organized by Mdm Samm a couple of years back. I made a wall hanging of a peacock, and I used ruffled stips of different colored batiks for the relaxed tail feathers. That was a fun project!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I have made lots of quilts from batiks, one of my favorite kinds of fabric to work with. It rarely ravels, presses so nicely.

grammajudyb said...

I am finishing up a batik wall hanging or small quilt this week. The pattern was a mystery from 2011 and well, I got sort of overwhelmed and put it away. This year I am determined to finish some of my UFO and this one is nearly complete. I love the richness of batiks.

Shelley said...

I started quilting again because of Batiks. I love the versatility and color ranges. It looks more "modern" to me.

ShirleyC said...

I love, love batiks, but I've only used them on my grandkids I Spy quilts. I appliqued their names on a strip of batik for the center, and then lined the quilts.

There are so many pretty batiks. I get lost when looking!

Adele Mogavero said...

Love the pattern! beautiful job!

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Love the quilt design ....and with these batiks, it is a beauty!

Dody said...

Batiks are great in quilts! I love them! I've put them in quilts and have also made garments out of them. Thanks you for sharing!
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GO STARS! said...

I've made severa quilts with batiks. I love the colors and the movement in them. I even mix them with regular quilt cottons with good results.

Unknown said...

I am trying to remember -- I know I have used batiks, but I don't think I have made anything with just batiks. But that is definitely on my bucket list. Love your quilt. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

teachpany said...

Great pattern! I love Island Batik! I'm an ambassador, too, and the products really are wonderful.

Createology said...

How very clever of you to quilt a Crooked Mile for Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Island Batik fabrics are so delicious. I am not a quilter, however I do love fine fabrics for my other sewing projects. Thank you sew very much for hopping.

~Laurie~ said...

I've never made anything with Batik material - I think I need to jump out of my comfort zone. Going on this hop has made me realize how beautiful they all are!

Donna W said...

I have not used many Batiks in my quilting, -a few table runners and a bag. But sounds like I need to try Island Batiks.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I included batiks in with regular cottons, for my youngest son's graduation quilt, a few years ago. It was the first time I'd ever used batiks. I am in a block exchange (people powered sewing machines) that we are using only batiks for the star blocks. I had to go buy some batiks. It will be my first 'batik only' quilt.

Toni Ann Boquet said...

Batiks are my absolute favorite fabric to make anything with! Love the look and feel of them. Just gorgeous!

barbara woods said...

love that fabric

Sewgirl said...

I tend to use batiks here and there. I don't think I've ever made a whole project from them though. They are so beautiful too. Your quilt turned out lovely. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

Lorie Bugaiski said...

I have made a quilt with some batiks fabric in it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa Marie said...

I have made many things with batiks, I just love them. Right now I am using batiks for paper piecing a large feature block for a quilt.

Cat Lady said...

I have only made one quilt entirely out of batik fabrics. Good to learn that Island Batiks might have a better hand than what I used then. Thanks for the opportunity to win some from you.

Janie said...

Your quilt is lovely. I have only made one batik quilt about 6 years ago. I have a few batiks in my stash that I need to put to good use. I was confused about combining it with other fabrics. Since this hop I have been made aware that it is allowed. Thank you for the inspiration.

annmarie said...

Batiks are my absolute favorite! I've made table runners, wall quilts, lap quilts and bed quilts from them. Great fabrics to work with and sew many color and design combinations to choose from.

Cecilia said...

I've made a few batik quilts and they were beautiful! I would definitely make another one. Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt and for the giveaway.

Lori Smanski said...

your quilt top is lovely. cant wait to see it finished. i really love this pattern. thanks for sharing.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net
Opps, now i have not had the pleasure of working with batiks yet.

Debbie said...

I have never made anything from batiks... have always wanted to just never have got to it. drhodes9@cox.net

tac73 said...

Batiks are my favorite to use and I have made several quilts with them. Love your Crooked Mile quilt. Thanks for sharing.

JoyceLM said...

I've made several quilts with batiks - really enjoy working with them. Love your quilt. Thanks.

claudia said...

I made a quilt top so far with 2-1/2" strips of batik. I love them. Mine is in jewel tones, bright and happy. I just need to sandwich it baste, quilt and bind!

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

I love the Crooked Mile quilt. And no have never worked with batiks before, mostly because they seem like such a tight weave...kinda scary!

Kathy L said...

I've never made anything with batiks.

OhioLori said...

LOVE your Crooked Mile Quilt! I haven;t worked with Batiks before either...always been afraid they would fade??? Thak you for chance to wi your give-a-way too! Would love to try some Batiks! :)

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I love working with batiks. I do 3-D fish using batiks. I have an American address as my daughter lives in Chicago and I have a sister in Tennessee. Would love to add these batiks to my stash.

Emily C said...

I have made a batik dolphin wall hanging.

PK Sews said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love anything made with batiks, and I love to sew with them. I've made several bags and a couple small quilts with batiks. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Vicki H said...

Beautiful quilt. I had a couple of batiks that I use to make a triple zipper pouch for my sister.

LJ said...

I have my Texas Tumbleweeds quilt top nearly finished and it's all out of batiks. I understand what you mean by the quality of different manufacturers. When I started my quilt I was mostly just looking at color but I could easily see variations in fabric quality.

Janine Allen said...

I fell in love with batiks when my husband took me to Bali during a work trip to the far East in 1994. I have a batik quilt in progress for him. Love the Sea Salt Sandy batiks!

Greta Honeycutt said...

Have never worked with them. Would love to try! Gretahoneycutt (at) gmail (dot) com

Pamela said...

Love your quilt - love your design! My friend Candy turned me on to batiks - so much fun to work with, and Island Batiks are the best :)

MaryBeth Little said...

I haven't done much in batiks. But I do love them.

scottylover said...

I made a challenge quilt for guild one time with batiks but that is all. Would love to play with some more.

Love your quilt!

Sandy A

Joyful Quilter said...

I've made a few batik quilts - I think they make great summer quilts - light and cool.

Cloud 9 said...

I have bought a few batiks to add to my stash but have yet to sew with them.

Beth said...

I love quilting with batiks. I first used them in a log cabin table runner, and thought that their stiffness was an advantage. Since then I have come to appreciate them for their colors and depth.

minibea12 said...

I made a batik scrub top out of aqua and pale green that gets compliments every time I wear it to work. I love the muted colors.
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JANET said...

I have used batiks in quilts, but have not made an all batik quilt. I have been collecting batiks for a quilt I want to make, but have not started it yet.

Allie-oops Designs said...

That is an amazing quilt! Love it, and the name is perfect for it. I do love batiks, although I don't have many - they're just so gorgeous to look at, and you can use them with just about any other fabric.

margaret said...

A beatiful quilt. Love the sea sal batiks have been in touch with island batiks who referred me to a UK supplier but they say they are not getting them, so here in the UK they are not available you are so lucky in USA so much more choice for everyone

Claire Sutherland said...

Love this design. It looks very modern. I have never worked with batiks but would love to have a go x
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Mara said...

I do like batiks, especially bright ones and not the muddy kind :) grecomara at gmail dot com

Allison CB said...

Love batiks! My fav fabric! Working on a sampler in batiks at the moment! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

C said...

I have been using Batiks in the bears I have been sewing for Rare Bears. Love the texture and colors when designing a bear for an older child. The US has so many children with rare diseases and with the help of rarebears.org anyone can sew a bear for these children to hug and love thru the pain they endure.
Any time I can I pick up materials to sew them something to hug, I do. The bears are made from different combinations of designs and colors, rare like the disease they are inflicted with. Each bear becomes a hug and prayer I give a child using Gods talent He gave me.
Thank you for the opportunity to win material, it will be used for these if I am so lucky.

rrjane011749 said...

I haven't used them yet, but, have a bunch of 5" batik squares. Still trying to decide on a pattern!

Darlington Delights said...

I used them in one project. I enjoyed it and found the outcome to be quite pleasing. Not sure why I haven't used them more.

Kathy H said...

What a fun challenge. Your quilt definitely says travel to me. I have used batiks in several quilts and love them.

lalaluu said...

My first year quilting and being in a bee, we did disappearing 9 patch blocks in batiks. We exchanged so many that I had enough for THREE lap quilts!

Catskill Quilter said...

I love using batiks! My favorites seem to be those with a soft hand, and those that have an unobtrusive all-over pattern. These are lovely!

Judy said...

Love....love,.love those colors... I see with batiks...but mostly I collect because they're to pretty to use!

The Victorian Girl said...

I made a Turning Twenty quilt using all batiks and it turned out really pretty.
kellam.susan@yahoo.com

Kd Brown said...

I love sewing with batiks! I was in a round-robin group and made a batik jacket that is lovely.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love using Batiks. They have such saturated color and (Don't call the quilt police on me) I mix them in with other cottons!

Havplenty said...

I love the colors and patterns of batiks. I am working on a quilt now that will use assorted light colored batiks. I am glad you are converted. who wouldn't want to travel a crooked mile. It is a beauty.

tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Bec said...

I've made two quilts with batiks...a baby quilt out of jellyrolls with sailboats on it and a quilt for my son-in-law. I used regular quilting fabric on the back because I thought it would be softer. Both turned out beautiful!

Thanks for the give-away!

Nancy in IN said...

I use batics a lot in quilts. I like them as blenders.

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Yes, I made a blue batik diagonal themed quilt in a couch throw size.

Rebecca said...

My batiks get used with other fabrics. I've never done a quilt just using them. thanks for the chance to own some new ones

Christine Sullivan said...

I have used batiks several times. I love the saturated colors and the feel of the fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win. momoftana at yahoo dot com

GranChris said...

I am a Batik addict. Just finished 2 batik quilts. One King sized Hunters star and one log cabin hearts. I love these fabrics. Beautiful projects so far.

Allison said...

I've made a paper-pieced wall hanging out of batiks. I think it turned out pretty well. Now I just need a place to hang it!

Sallie said...

I used batiks in a purple rail quilt for a friend.

Eyreka said...

I have used batiks several times, but never as a main componant

apple blossom said...

nice quilt love your pattern

Mary Jo said...

I have made several wall hangings or lap size quilts with batiks. Love the look! Thanks for the give away!

Carole said...

Just did a block exchange with the girls in my bee. We decided to use all batiks and I love the results! We learned lots about watching out for faux batiks too! Island batiks are the best!

margaret said...

I backed a queen Hawaiian checkerboard quilt with blue batik. I have used batik scraps in other projects. I made a sew together bag out of batiks this January, they are starting to grow on me. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

kupton52 said...

I love batiks...the colors are so beautiful...and each one is just like a person...unique and unlike any other. The only thing I've made with batiks is a Disappearing 9patch quilt. The weren't Island Batiks...but from a kit I purchased on ebay....I didn't care for the pattern that came with them so I used them for a D9P...and just love it. Thank you for a chance to win.

Darlene B said...

I made my first quilt using batiks last fall. I absolutely loved working with those great fabrics! Now I have a list of new projects I want to start....

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

I haven't made anything with Batiks yet...however I've seen them featured on several blogs and they have become one of my favorite fabrics. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

Quilts for Sale said...

Great pattern! Really like the effect of the lights and darks!

Peggy said...

I've never used Batik fabrics before.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Dawn said...

I have always enjoyed using bright colors and batiks and have included batiks on several quilts that I've made, but in my opinion you can never have too many batiks in your stash! They come in handy sometimes since they are so colorful! dawn (dot) bulthuis (@) gmail (dot) com

Arianna Macy said...

I've made some pillows with batiks before, but never anything large like a quilt.

SonJa said...

I love using batiks for bindings! Lay super flat!

jellybean said...

Love Batiks I have made several items over the years my first was 20+years ago traveled to London for a large Expo at Earls Court purchased to very different Batils and made a couple of vests still have them

WandaM said...

I love batiks! I have made several quilts with batiks, the last a hand applique! I've also made some dresses for my grandies using batiks!