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…
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
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 😉
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?
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
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Stockist for the fabrics found in this tutorial
Fabritastic, Plush Addict, Sew Hot, The Sewing Studio and Cotton Patch
Links to all the Island Batik Ambassadors and their fabric collections