Island Batik May Blog Hop, plus Giveaway…

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.

5 - Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop

I received ‘Northern Lights designed by Kathy Brett Engle for Island Batik.

–> See the full collection here <–

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

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.


–> Enter Here <–

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.



To enter to win, simply click on my Rafflecopter link below…

(Please note these are two separate giveaways)

–> Enter My Competition Here <–

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

May 4:

Janet Yamamoto American Frontier

Carol Moellers American Frontier

May 5:

Carolina Asmussen Cascadia

Suzy Webster Cascadia

May 6:

Megan Best Glacier View

Emily Leachman Glacier View

May 7:

Connie Kauffman Nordic Nature

Denise Looney Nordic Nature

Week 2:

May 11:

Pamela Boatright Northern Lights

Michelle Roberts Northern Lights

May 12:

Leah Malasky River Valley

Sandra Walker River Valley

May 13:

Gail Sheppard Santa Fe

Maryellen McAuliffe Santa Fe

May 14:

Vasudha Govindan Season’s Splendor

Carla Henton Season’s Splendor

Week 3:

May 18:

Jennifer Thomas Smooch

Joanne Hart Smooch

May 19:

Mania Hatziioannidi Sundance

Sally Manke Sundance

May 20:

Jennifer Fulton Whispering Feathers

Jennifer Strauser Whispering Feathers

May 21:

Alison Vermilya Winter Forest

Sharon Riley Winter Forest

Week 4:

May 25:

Gail Renna Wonderland

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53 thoughts on “Island Batik May Blog Hop, plus Giveaway…

  1. Annette Ornelas at Southwind quilts is an inspiration and the Island Batik fabrics will shine in any of her designs. during our lockdown, I can dream non-stop as I look at every design that tempts me. My favourite at this moment The Northern Lights is another superb collection , and full of my favourite blues and purples. Love your cushion cover, truly beautiful.

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  2. Your giveaway fabrics are wonderful, and they would be for, at last , a bag for myself, that would be perfect for a day out, a carry on bag when I fly to visit a daughter down south or further north, and it would be My Very Own.

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  3. Such a pretty line of fabrics and wonderful quilt with the stars! My daughter who is learning to sew would love these and I think I would gift them to her! Thank you!

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  4. I absolutely love batiks and this showcase is my favourite… love seeing all the creations that the Ambassadors have made!
    If I were so lucky to win this bundle, I’m thinking that I’d make a set of placemats and matching runner.

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  5. ohh but these fabrics are so yummy. your pillow is fabulous. so bright and cheery.
    i have been in a pillow making mood lately. I would love to try this same pillow with these fabrics. thanks for sharing and inspiring. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  6. I will make a mini quilt for my bedroom. I love the fabric in your QAL, too bad it doesn’t seem to be available in the US


  7. Beautiful pillow. If I won these beautiful fabrics, they would be added to the stash of batiks I am saving/gathering to make a new quilt for my bed. I’ve made hundreds but don’t have one on my bed! 😉

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