Island Batik February Blog Hop…

Hello… I’m so excited you’ve joined me on this very exciting blog hop, at the end of this blog post you will find an amazing giveaway i’m hosting, head to

to see all the beautiful quilts so far and to enter the giveaways.

2 - Log Cabin Blog Hop

The challenge was to use the classic Log cabin block, but which will we choose… curved, triangle, wonky, star, twisted, classic?

The 25 Ambassadors are showcasing twelve new Island Batik lines that will be available in your local quilt shops this month, and they are all beautiful.

I cant decide if i like the prints or colours better in this collection, they are all simply gorgeous… il let you decide

My collection is called ‘Forget-Me-Not’ designed by Kathy Engle for Island Batik… these fabrics have had me day dreaming of warm days spent at the beach, beautiful golden sands and blue seas… look closely, the prints are stunning…


The cabin log block is simple and fun, perfect for all abilities, and there are so many different designs, the possibilities are endless

The prints in this collection are beautiful, so i wanted to create a design that included some large pieces a well, so i turned my cabin log to enable me to add some HST

Take a look at these beautiful prints up close

My quilt is made up of sixteen 14 1/2″ blocks, so each block really shows off the gorgeous fabrics, sewn together using Schmetz needles and Auriful threads from the Sicily Yellow collection.


To quilt I’ve used Hobbs Cotton Wool Blend, throw size from the Hobbs Tuscany collection


The backing is made up of a piece two pieces from the collection




I’m giving away 3 x 1/2 yards of Island batik Forget-Me-Not fabrics from this gorgeous collections, I just love the names; Star – Dark Lagoon, Check – Sunflower, and Check – Lemonade.


Enter Here…


Good Luck, the winner will be chosen at random and announced Sunday 1st March

Congratulations to Cathy Wilson who was chosen at random and has won this beautiful bundle of fabric

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Check out all the 2020 Island Batik Ambassadors below…

Carolina Asmussen ~Carolina Asmussen

Megan Best ~ Best Quilter

Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts

Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter

Vasudha Govindan ~ Storied Quilts

Joanne Hart ~ Unicorn Harts

Mania Hatziioannidi~ Mania for Quilts

Carla Henton ~ Create in the Sticks

Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood

Denise Looney ~For the Love of Geese

Leah Malasky~Quilted Delights

Sally Manke ~Sally Manke

Maryellen McAuliffe ~Mary Mack’s Blog

Carol Moellers ~Carol Moellers Designs

Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads

Sharon Riley ~ Sew Riley Designs

Michelle Roberts ~Creative Blonde  that’s me !

Gail Sheppard ~Quilting Gail

Jennifer Strauser ~Dizzy Quilter

Jennifer Thomas ~Curlicue Creations

Alison Vermilya ~Little Bunny Quilts

Sandra Walker ~mmm! quilts

Suzy Webster ~Adventerous Applique and Quilting

Janet Yamamoto ~Whispers of Yore

Have you seen…

Hello, thanks for stopping by, for us mum’s in the UK, we are almost ready to celebrate making it through the 6 weeks of school summer holidays – we did it !! cheers to you!

I’ve been trying to keep up with a few things that i’m involved in, in the sewing/quilting community but the ‘muuuuuum’ voice beside me does make it a little difficult to concentrate sometimes, don’t get me wrong i love them being at home, but i am secretly also looking forward to some peace and quiet 🙂

I did make a bundle of ‘milk and cookies’ mats, especially for the kids, when they get in from school, I’ve just got to work on making the cookies now …




I just love the cute fabrics available from Craft Cotton – ‘little forest’.

You can download my free pattern with tutorial here…

milk and cookies mat

I’ve also managed to keep up to date with the #sweetestthingssampler I am co hosting along with Dawn from Honeybee Cloths, i had to complete Dawn block  – number 6, i really enjoyed making this, and it was mostly hand sewing, which i could do whilst watching a movie with the kids, talking of movies have you seen ‘Peter Rabbit’ or ‘The Greatest Showman’ – both movies we’ve all enjoyed this summer.


I was also able to try out the new metallic effect threads from Gutermann, to add detail to the block, I love these threads

And the last on this months list was number 3 of the #sew6organizers, these are taken from a book by Aneela Hoey – Stitched sewing organizers. this month i chose to make the ‘storage boxes’ – and i can already see myself making more of these for every room in the house – just too cute!

If you’re looking for a bit of sewing inspiration, this months issue of ‘British Patchwork and Quilting’ Magazine is out now. Inside there are loads of great projects including my ‘clamshell’ tote bag

Bring on September, I have lots going on, and I’m super excited to share all with you soon, happy sewing…

_20180817_145955Don’t forget there is still time to enter the beautiful batik giveaway, just tap on my link below

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Happy sewing


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