All a Flutter, inc Giveaway…

Welcome to August Island Batik Ambassador challenge. This months challenge was for me to create a quilt showcasing the new fabric collection ‘All a Flutter’ and what a gorgeous collection it is. This months challenge is part of a 5 week blog hop… O M G that’s 5 weeks of Island Batik eye candy and 5 weeks of prizes up for grabs…

Great Outdoors Blog Hop

And the best part… YOU have the chance to win a bundle of this beautiful collection.

This collection is filled with flowers, dragonflies, bees and doves – everything i love to watch in my garden, and so that’s my inspiration came from to create this…. Ta Da

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The beautiful pinks, purples, teals, blues and green are simple gorgeous

My quilt began like this…

I fussy cut all the beautiful flowers, doves and dragonflies, and added them to my garden trellis, and after stitches the trellis, with the help of Vlieseline H250 Stabilizer fused to the reverse, I used FMQ to add the leaves

There was something quite pretty about the two doves sitting on the top, so i sewed them in place.

There are so many beautiful fabrics in this collection, i wanted to use some as a boarder. I couldn’t resist using the beautiful dragonflies in blue/purple for the backing, and the opposite colour combo for the binding

And my quilt was complete, i used a lovely lush wadding 295 from Vlieseline, as i have plans to leave this comfy quilt laying on my bed for my cats to sleep on, but something tells me my dog has plans of his own 😉

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Fabrics i used from the collection (just because i love their names):

Honeycomb – Cotton Candy

Floral Dot – Blush, Mixed Berry, and Raspberry

Dragonfly – Sea Mist, and Blueberry

Mixed Birds – Primrose

The 6th August is the start of the very excited Island batik Blog Hop, called ‘The Great Outdoors’ which will include a giveaways throughout the next 5 weeks, scroll down for the full list of each ambassador, to see the new island batik fabric collection, they are showcasing… But before you go, be sure to follow me here on my blog (remember to hit ‘subscribe’ to the confirmation email you will receive)

Who would like to win this beautiful bundle?

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Here’s how to win…

Just follow me here on my blog and on my Instagram page – see link below, leaving me a comment, telling me what you’d like to make with these beauties, on both this post and my IG post  – best of luck

“I love a giveaway”

To see more of my tutorials, you can follow me here on my blog www.creativeblonde.co.uk and/or Instagram page www.instagram.com/creativeblonde66 and www.facebook.com/creativeblonde66

Stockist for the fabrics found in this tutorial

http://www.islandbatik.com

UK stockists

Fabritastic, Plush Addict, Sew Hot, The Sewing Studio and Cotton Patch

Extra lush wadding from Vlieseline, threads from Gutermann and Aurifil

Links to all the Island Batik Ambassadors and their fabric collections

Monday, August 6 – All A Flutter – Yellow Cat Quilt DesignsCreative Blonde
Tuesday, August 7 – Birds N’ Bees – Ark Angel CreationsPatterns By Jen
Wednesday, August 8 – Canterbury Manor – Sally MankePowered By Quilting
Thursday, August 9 – Eclectic Garden – Desert Bloom QuiltingSew Karen-ly Created
Friday, August 10 – Vintage Morris – MooseStash QuiltingDevoted Quilter
Monday, August 13 – Safari – Sew Incredibly CrazySweetGrass Designs
Tuesday, August 14 – Spring Blossoms – Mary Mack Made MineIf These Threads Could Talk
Wednesday, August 15 – Victoria and Albert – Bejeweled QuiltsClever Chameleon
Thursday, August 16 – Wild Things – Freemotion By The RiverKauffman Designs
Friday, August 17 – Petting Zoo – Den Syende HimmelSarah Goer Quilts
Monday, August 20 – Ocean Odyssey – Gateway QuiltsThe Quilt Rambler
Tuesday, August 21 – British Rose – Busy Hands QuiltsMania for Quilts
Wednesday, August 22 – Dear William – The Inquiring QuilterMMM QuiltsLiving Water Quilter
Thursday, August 23 – Dragonfly Dreams – Inchworm FabricsBeaQuilter
Friday, August 24 – Fur-ocious Friends – Quilting Affection DesignsDizzy Quilter
Monday, August 27 – Globetrotter – Pamela QuiltsCurliecue Creations
Tuesday, August 28 – Jungle Cruise – Vicki’s Crafts and QuiltingLittle Bunny Quilts
Wednesday, August 29 – Lavendula – Carole Lyles ShawMasterpiece Quilting
Thursday, August 30 – London Calling – Quilt in a Not-ShellLizard Creek Quilting
Friday, August 31 – Spirit Rhythm – Steph JacobsonWhispers of Yore
Monday, September 3 – Sweet Tweets – Kathleen McMusingAdventurous Applique and Quilting
Tuesday, September 4 – Whatnot – heARTS CreationsSlice of Pi Quilts

 

132 thoughts on “All a Flutter, inc Giveaway…

  1. Ohh ahh! Your quilt is delightful and these fabrics are gorgeous.I would make a scrappy purse and some cosmetic bags with these. I’d use the scraps in an art quilt. I never waste a smidge of batik! Thanks for sharing your quilt and introducing your dog!

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  2. this quilt is amazing! how fun!! and I haven’t heard the term vliseline, just thought it was calling batting over here didn’t know it’s a company! (I was born and raised in Denmark) how creative!

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  3. You are the fussy-cut queen. I’d make a lap quilt to use during movie marathons this winter when we are snowed in…as a reminder that Spring will return…. now if I can only get through this summer heat. Maybe I should pull out snowman fabric and imagine it cold outside 🙂 Your trellis quilt is stunning 🙂

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  4. Your quilt is beautiful! and I love your dog!!! Is he a Newfoundland? We have a Great Pyrenees (brothers from another mother hahaha)
    I’ve been gathering block ideas that have flowers, like rose bud block. The batiks would be perfect for those! But then anything with batiks would be beautiful!

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  5. I do love this quilt – the trellis, the flowers and all the little touches – just gorgeous. Your newfie is too sweet – my dog always likes to be one the newest creation! He’s 30 lbs – can’t imagine a newfie in the bed with the cats!

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  6. What a pretty bundle of fabric. I’d love to make a table runner for my newly-married friend with it, if I were the lucky winner. Your quilt is so pretty, and I think you did such a great job with the perspective on the trellis. (I am rubbish at that.)

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  7. I’d use it to leap into the next Quilt Along that took my eye! I’m currently in two, and I love making the blocks for them every week. I love your dog! Mine is a pomeranian – he’s cuddled up next to me right now. 🙂 I’m following your blog on rss.

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  8. Wow, this is absolutely stunning!!! I really like how you created the trellis and then added to it. Amazing! The fabrics in this collection are beautiful. I’d do something that keeps them all together, maybe a tote bag. (I follow via bloglovin)

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  9. I would love to make one of my great-nieces a quilt with these fabrics. They are her favorite colors. I am working to make all 8 nieces (including greats) quilts this year. This fabric would be perfect for one.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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