Friday, April 20, 2018

Purrfect Spots: TGIF in the Northern Woods

Purrfect Spots: TGIF in the Northern Woods: Well it's Friday in the Northern Woods and Molly Bear is ready for the weekend. She has been such a busy bear making so many treats wi...

Thursday, April 19, 2018

TGIF in the Northern Woods


Well it's Friday in the Northern Woods and Molly Bear is ready for the weekend. She has been such a busy bear making so many treats with my Signature Collection by Kathy Engle for Island Batik.  She plans to share them all Saturday at the Northern Woods "FurBall" with all her friends.

There will be dancing, singing and lots of fun for all who attend. She has made a very special dessert for this. 

It is called Chocolate Caramel Swirl.  This is her favorite as she loves caramel. Actually, she loves chocolate and all the other treats she has made as well.


















Molly hopes that you have enjoyed all her treats this weekend, but just so you don't forget, she plans to share them again on Saturday. She will be enjoying them will all her forest friends too. 


Molly has more loved making all these treats and she is happy to have all the fabric chefs showing off their skills. Be sure and check them all out.

April 16: Nan Baker  –  Purrfect Spots
April 17: Margaret Willingham  –   Eye of the Beholder 
April 18: Maria Hrabovsky  –   Maria’s Quilt Scraps
April 19: Karen Overton  –   The Quilt Rambler
April 20: Tina Dillard  –  Quilting Affection Designs
April 21: Joan Kawano  –  MooseStash Quilting


 Island Batik will also be sharing on their blog! But there is more as there will be some nice treats that will be given away such as fabrics and patterns. And speaking of fabrics, the Northern Woods collection is now available in your favorite fabric shop? Be sure and ask for the Northern Woods collection!

Please come back tomorrow to join Molly Bear at the "FurBall" in the Northern Woods!

Until then,
Nan

Purrfect Spots: Wandering in the Northern Woods

Purrfect Spots: Wandering in the Northern Woods: Welcome to  Day 4 of the Northern Woods Blog Hop featuring my Signature Collection by Kathy Engle for Island Batik! Let's continue wi...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wandering in the Northern Woods

Welcome to  Day 4 of the Northern Woods Blog Hop featuring my Signature Collection by Kathy Engle for Island Batik! Let's continue with the adventures of the Northern Woods Bears, one in particular, who is a very clever bear! Her name is Molly.



Well Molly Bear decided she ate a little too much  Butterscotch Ripple yesterday. It is time to get healthy again!

So she decided to wander in the Northern Woods to see what she could find. 


Here is Molly along with  Bob. He is leading the way while she follows and looks for some very special food for dinner. (This is not the Northern Woods fabric, but a different collection from Island Batik).

I made this quilt a few years ago and it hangs in my living room. You will notice all the animals in the green blocks around Molly & Bob.

The sky shows the Aurora Borealis. I just love this as it does depict all the wildlife in the Northern Woods.






While on their search for food, Molly found some lovely Morel Mushrooms or as I call it - Morels & More. She is going to make a lovely Mushroom Soup!

Such a clever bear!


But you don't have to wander all over the Northern Woods to find these mushrooms or this fabric. Check with your local quilt shop as they are both available now.






Molly has more delights to share and so do all the fabric chefs. Here is the schedule:

April 16: Nan Baker  –  Purrfect Spots
April 17: Margaret Willingham  –   Eye of the Beholder 
April 18: Maria Hrabovsky  –   Maria’s Quilt Scraps
April 19: Karen Overton  –   The Quilt Rambler
April 20: Tina Dillard  –  Quilting Affection Designs
April 21: Joan Kawano  –  MooseStash Quilting


 Island Batik will also be sharing on their blog! But there is more as there will be some nice treats that will be given away such as fabrics and patterns. And speaking of fabrics, the Northern Woods collection is now available in your favorite fabric shop? Be sure and ask for the Northern Woods collection!

Please come back tomorrow to see what Molly Bear will do next!

Until then,
Nan

Purrfect Spots: Sunshine in the Northern Woods

Purrfect Spots: Sunshine in the Northern Woods: Today is Day 3 of the Island Batik Northern Woods Blog Hop. I hope you have been enjoying all the beautiful quilts made from my Signature ...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sunshine in the Northern Woods

Today is Day 3 of the Island Batik Northern Woods Blog Hop. I hope you have been enjoying all the beautiful quilts made from my Signature Collection. 


 
It was such a beautiful day filled with Sunshine and after a healthy salad yesterday, Molly Bear decided she needed something sweet.


So she made Butterscotch Ripple and even added Sprinkles. However these are not ordinary Sprinkles. Molly cut them in all shapes and sizes as she loves to create delicacies for all the woodland creatures. 


 







She looked at all the wonderful colors and decided to make a sprinkle from each one. So many delicious flavors. Such a clever bear!

But after all this decorating, Molly decided to just sit in the sunshine and enjoy her dessert! Such a nice way to spend the day!





She has more delights to share and so do all the fabric chefs. Here is the schedule:

April 16: Nan Baker  –  Purrfect Spots
April 17: Margaret Willingham  –   Eye of the Beholder 
April 18: Maria Hrabovsky  –   Maria’s Quilt Scraps
April 19: Karen Overton  –   The Quilt Rambler
April 20: Tina Dillard  –  Quilting Affection Designs
April 21: Joan Kawano  –  MooseStash Quilting


 Island Batik will also be sharing on their blog! But there is more as there will be some nice treats that will be given away such as fabrics and patterns. And speaking of fabrics, the Northern Woods collection is now available in your favorite fabric shop? Be sure and ask for the Northern Woods collection!

But come back tomorrow to see what Molly Bear has done!

Until then,
Nan


 

Purrfect Spots: The Northern Woods Story continues.....

Purrfect Spots: The Northern Woods Story continues.....: Welcome to Day 2 of the Northern Woods Blog Hop! If you read the story yesterday, you will remember that Molly Bear went all out and fixe...

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Northern Woods Story continues.....


Welcome to Day 2 of the Northern Woods Blog Hop! If you read the story yesterday, you will remember that Molly Bear went all out and fixed a Blueberry Cheesecake Treat
from my Signature Collection, Northern Woods by Kathy Engle for Island Batik!

If you missed yesterday, you can read all about it now.













She soon realized that she needed to add some healthy treats as well, so she decided to make a Fruit Salad!  She is such a clever bear!













Remember that  everyday this week one of these fabric chefs will be sharing treats of their own. Here is the schedule:


April 16: Nan Baker  –  Purrfect Spots
April 17: Margaret Willingham  –   Eye of the Beholder 
April 18: Maria Hrabovsky  –   Maria’s Quilt Scraps
April 19: Karen Overton  –   The Quilt Rambler
April 20: Tina Dillard  –  Quilting Affection Designs
April 21: Joan Kawano  –  MooseStash Quilting


 Island Batik will also be sharing on their blog! But there is more as there will be some nice treats that will be given away too such as fabrics and patterns. And speaking of fabrics, the Northern Woods collection is now available in your favorite fabric shop? Be sure and ask for the Northern Woods collection!

But come back tomorrow as Molly Bear is still in the kitchen making more goodies!

Until then,
Nan

Purrfect Spots: A Northern Woods Story

Purrfect Spots: A Northern Woods Story:  Welcome to my blog where I am going to share with you a tale of the Northern Woods.   I only found out about this when I started ...

A Northern Woods Story


 Welcome to my blog where I am going to share with you a tale of the Northern Woods.

 

I only found out about this when I started designing quilts with My Signature Collection, Northern Woods by Kathy Engle for Island Batik!




These colors are so rich and vibrant. Don't you agree?
















Looking at these delicious fabrics, I began to think of chocolate, caramel, blueberry, butterscotch, etc. You get the idea.

How does this fit with the Northern Woods?

Well do you what the bears in the Northern Woods do before they hibernate in the winter time? They make sweet treats. It started with the bears and they had so much fun creating so many wonderful things, that even the raccoons wanted to get in on the fun. 

Here Emily Raccoon is making wonderful vanilla, chocolate, and mint cupcakes! 

Just a small project. The "purrfect" size for her.






 
However, Molly Bear went all out and created some Blueberry Cheesecake!
This one is quite a treat. 

However, she didn't stop there and neither will I. The rest of her treats will be shared with you all week long, not only by me but by a group of talented designers who made their treats with the Northern Woods collection.







Everyday this week one of these fabric chefs will be sharing treats of their own. Here is the schedule:


April 16: Nan Baker  –  Purrfect Spots
April 17: Margaret Willingham  –   Eye of the Beholder 
April 18: Maria Hrabovsky  –   Maria’s Quilt Scraps
April 19: Karen Overton  –   The Quilt Rambler
April 20: Tina Dillard  –  Quilting Affection Designs
April 21: Joan Kawano  –  MooseStash Quilting


 Island Batik will also be sharing on their blog! But there is more as there will be some nice treats that will be given away too such as fabrics and patterns. And speaking of fabrics, the Northern Woods collection is now available in your favorite fabric shop? Be sure and ask for the Northern Woods collection!

Please leave a comment and tell me your favorite flavor-Chocolate, Butterscotch, Caramel, Blueberry, Mint Chocolate or Pudding. We will have a drawing next Monday, April 23.

Meanwhile I will be blogging each day with another quilt treat that Molly Bear has made for her Northern Woods Friends.

Thank you for stopping by!

Until tomorrow,
Nan


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Purrfect Spots: My Signature Collection, Northern Woods

Purrfect Spots: My Signature Collection, Northern Woods: This week is very special as it is the Aurifil/Island Batik Week and I am so excited to be sharing my Signature Collection, Northern Wood...

My Signature Collection, Northern Woods


This week is very special as it is the Aurifil/Island Batik Week and I am so excited to be sharing my Signature Collection, Northern Woods, by Kathy Engle for Island Batik Fabrics. These are my favorite colors - Fall Colors and I was delighted to have the opportunity to work with such lovely fabrics. 

I used Aurifil Threads on all my quilts as they blended together beautifully with the fabrics. Aren't all the colors just "purrfect"?




Here are my quilts.                       Blueberry Cheesecake



Butterscotch Ripple


Chocolate Caramel Swirl


Morels & More

Fruit Salad

 
But there is more as I asked some of my fellow designers if they wanted to design a quilt using these lovely fabrics. They of course were delighted.

Here is Prisms by Maria Hrabovsky of Maria Michaels Designs.
 
 And then here is Yorkshire Pudding Table Runner and placemats by Margaret Willingham of Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design.
 

 and Mint Chocolate Chip by Karen Overton of The Quilt Rambler.
 


And of course my collection would not be complete without Kennel Quilts.  So I made two Kennel Quilts using all the colors from the collection. My rescue kitty, Gibbs is enjoying sleeping on these! Can you blame her?

I am also happy to say that both Aurifil and Island Batik are partners with The Quilt Pattern Magazine in the TQPM Kennel Quilt program which helps animal shelters and pets that have been affected by disasters. Since Hurricane Sandy almost 20,000 Kennel Quilts have been made and donated to help our furry friends.



Now you may be wondering how my quilts got their delicious names. Well you can read all about it on the Island Batik and Aurifil blogs today as  both are talking about this wonderful collection.And did I mention there will be some great giveaways so be sure to visit their sites.



I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Signature Collection, Northern Woods. Please leave me a comment and let me know which is your favorite quilt as I will be giving away a free pdf. pattern to one lucky reader.

Thank you for stopping by.
Until next time,
Nan

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Four Seasons Blog Hop with Island Batik


fourseasons 
Welcome to the Four Seasons Blog Hop featuring Island Batik's newest collections!
As an Island Batik Ambassador, I was sent lovely fabrics showcasing the latest collections that were introduced at Fall Market in Houston, TX. Each ambassador got a different collection and it was so much fun to see what was in the box when it arrived! I was so excited when I saw my collection. It is called Alpine Jingle. Look at these wonderful fabrics!

Aren't they happy and fun?


It just makes me smile looking at them. With all the little patterns of trees and diamonds and stars, I knew immediately what I had to do! Sweaters or cardigans as they are called in England!

 



A dear friend who just happens to be a former Island Batik Ambassador gave me more encouragement to make this design by knitting this cute little sweater and sending it to me. I just love it! Thank you, Maria!




One of the dogs from my dalmatian collection thought it was a "purrfect" fit! Doesn't he look sporty?

















This a normal size coat hanger so you can see how tiny this little sweater is.















And so I introduce to you "Christmas Cards"! Isn't it fun?

Here is another view!





















Here is the little sweater with my quilted sweaters! I used Aurifil Threads for all my applique and quilting!




I am having trouble picking out my favorite sweater!
Which one do you like? One of these or.......


or one of these or......................




















Or maybe one of these! It is really hard to choose, isn't it!













I had so much fun making this pattern and it will be available early February. But before you go, there are lots of giveaways from the Four Seasons Blog Hop! I am going to give away several rolls of gorgeous Island Batik Fabric! (This is only good for those in the US.) All you have to do is let me know which is your favorite sweater in the comment box. Please leave your email address as well. I will pick a winner using Random.org.

For those not in the US, I don't want to leave you out, so if you are the lucky winner,  I will send a pdf. file of one of my latest patterns with Island Batik introduced at Quilt Market. It is from my Signature Collection, Northern Woods by Kathy Engle. I call it Blueberry Cheesecake! 


But wait there is more. Island Batik is giving away four precuts from the collections you’ll see featured throughout this hop! You can enter here.


All the Island Batik Ambassadors are "hopping" this month with lots of beautiful quilts and great giveaways! Be sure and check out each and every one. Here is the list:

WINTER COLLECTIONS
Jan 8th
Jennifer from The Inquiring Quilter
Cheryl from Cheryl Lynch Quilts
Jan 9th
Carol from FunThreads Designs
Alison from Little Bunny Quilts
Tina from Quilting Affection Designs

Jean-Sophie from 
Sophie Junction
Jan 10th
Marlene from Kissed Quilts
Connie from Freemotion by the River
Laura from Slice of Pi Quilts
  
Jan 11th
SPRING COLLECTIONS
Jan 15th
Jan Turid from Den Syende Himmel
Linda from Inspired Layers
Jan 16th
Jan 17th
Stephanie from Quilt’n PartyJessica from Desert Bloom Quilting
Jan 18th
Jeanette from Inch Worm Fabrics
Connie from Kauffman Designs
SUMMER COLLECTIONS
Jan 22nd
Pamela from Pamela Quilts
Kate from Seams Like a Dream
Jan 23rd
Jan 24th
Maryellen from Mary Mack’s Blog
Joyce from Hearts Creations
Jan 25th
Terri from Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Karen from The Quilt Rambler
Marlene from 
Kissed Quilts
FALL COLLECTIONS
Jan 29th
Anna from Ark Angel Creations
Marian from Seams to be Sew

Marlene from Kissed Quilts
Jan 30th
Marlene from Kissed Quilts
Bea from Beaquilter
Jan 31st
Feb 1st
Joan from Moosestash Quilting
Vicki from Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting



Thank you so much for stopping by and Good luck!  Have a great year!

Until next time,
Nan