Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Four Seasons Blog Hop with Island Batik

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

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:

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
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
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
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,