Welcome along to the May blog hop, this month we get to use our ‘surprise’ fabrics, they are new fabrics from the Winter 2019 collections.
I received ‘Northern Lights designed by Kathy Brett Engle for Island Batik.
Be sure to check out all the Island Batik Ambassadors to see which new collections they are using, see what they’ve made, and be in with a chance of winning some fabulous fabrics along the way. See the full list of Ambassadors at the end of the post.
The challenge this month was to make something for the home…wall hangings, cushions, rugs, linens, and decorative craft projects like bowls, wreaths, lampshades and baskets. I choose to make a cushion cover, and as the collection is called ‘Northern Lights’, I wanted to create something that looked like stars. I decided to use my periwinkle paper piece sets from www.linapatchwork.com/.
The 9 fabrics I chose from the collection were…
Tossed feathers – cotton Candy
Sun – Hot Pink
Saskatoon – Berry
Vertical feathers – waterfall
Star – Lilac
Beads – Blackberry
Triangle – Merlot
Star – Mystical Berry
Triangle – Tournaline
After removing the papers, I machine sewed them to the cushion cover (rice – neutral) using a silver metallic thread from Gutermann.
My backing fabric was Tossed feathers – midnight blue
Here is my finished ‘Northern Lights’ Cushion Cover…
Island batik are giving you the chance to win this incredible bundle of fabric ,this time they will select TWO winners, each getting a FQ River Valley pack each.
I’m hosting a little giveaway of my own, I want you to be in with a chance of winning 4 half yard bundles from this gorgeous collection… I’m giving away; Blanket Diamonds in Iris, Tossed feathers in Midnight blue, Star in Pool and Blanket diamond in Universe.
WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN
To enter to win, simply click on my Rafflecopter link below…
(Please note these are two separate giveaways)
Congratulation to Michelle @peetmichelle, you have won my giveaway 🙂
Below is a list of all the other Ambassadors taking part in the blog hop, I’m so excited to see what everyone is going to make with the new 2019 Winter collections
Janet Yamamoto American Frontier
Carol Moellers American Frontier
Carolina Asmussen Cascadia
Suzy Webster Cascadia
Megan Best Glacier View
Emily Leachman Glacier View
Connie Kauffman Nordic Nature
Denise Looney Nordic Nature
Pamela Boatright Northern Lights
Michelle Roberts Northern Lights
Leah Malasky River Valley
Sandra Walker River Valley
Gail Sheppard Santa Fe
Maryellen McAuliffe Santa Fe
Vasudha Govindan Season’s Splendor
Carla Henton Season’s Splendor
Jennifer Thomas Smooch
Joanne Hart Smooch
Mania Hatziioannidi Sundance
Sally Manke Sundance
Jennifer Fulton Whispering Feathers
Jennifer Strauser Whispering Feathers
Alison Vermilya Winter Forest
Sharon Riley Winter Forest
Gail Renna Wonderland
‘Do what makes your heart smile’