After working 5 months on a bathroom renovation, we are finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. This has left little time for sewing, so I am happy to finally have something to post. This is Modern Spaces in blue and white. It is now available in the April 2017 issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine. Check it out! TQPM is once again available to our European subscribers!
Karen O is the winner of this Island Batik Splash Snap bundle! Congratulations Karen. I will email you for your particulars! Moe W. Is the lucky winner of Stone Cottage Designs' New Beginning Tote Pattern. Congratulations Moe! I will email you!
Thank You! Island Batik for a wonderful year of opportunities!
Island Batik asked their Ambassadors to interpret the New Beginnings theme in any way they desired. The name of the January Blog Hop evokes so many ideas.
I had the privilege to use Island Batik's Coastal Mist Collection. These misty sea colors were perfect for interpreting the the theme with a New Beginnings Baby Bag for that precious new beginning.
Every new parent needs all the storage they can get. The pieced chevron panel was fun to make and creates four pockets on the outside of the bag by the placement of the comfortable handles. The inside of the bag sports another pocket and plenty of room to carry all those baby necessities.
See the New Beginning Blog Hop list below for more wonderfully creative ideas from Island Batik Ambassadors
To win a sampling of Island Batik Fabric, subscribe to Stone Cottage Designs-Quilt Blog AND leave comment. (Drawing for fabric sample will be at the end of January) Already a subscriber? Just leave a comment. If you want to enter to win some Island Batik fabric from Island Batik go to their blog HERE and enter using the Rafflecopter.
New Beginnings Baby Bag pattern to come and one lucky subscriber will have the chance to win a free pattern for it as well! ( Drawing for New Beginnings Baby Bag will be after the pattern is ready)
Monday, January 9 – Coastal Mist
Stone Cottage Quilts
Wednesday, January 11 – Drizzle
Friday, January 13 – Fresh Catch
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Monday, January 16 – Glowing Embers
Purrfect Spots Designs
Tuesday, January 17 – Lake Life
Freemotion by the River
Friday, January 20 – Blushing Blooms
Desert Bloom Quilting
Monday, January 23 – Gone Fishin’
Maria Michaels Designs
Thursday, January 26 – Twilight Blush
Friday, January 27 – Happy Harvest
For Quilts Sake
Monday, January 30 – Jolly Holly
Tuesday, January 31 – Frost
Golden windows glowing through the snow filled air. This evokes memories of walking home from the bus stop in the cold winter evening. Seeking the lights glimmering through the trees. HOME! It was a cottage on the frozen lake rather than a cabin in the words but we usually had the requisite snowman in the yard and hot chocolate by the fire.
This month my Island Batik Winter Wonderland project is a scrappy version of my pattern Cabin in the Woods! Cabin in the Woods is available on December 1 at The Quilt Pattern Magazine , click to get your subscription and your copy of Cabin in the Woods.
My October Pumpkin Fest piece for Island Batik. I can't sneak by the fact that today is November 1st. Autumn is in the Air! wallhanging/tabletopper was finished - Completely Finished - on October 29, but after traveling most of the month of October, the last 2 days just sort of slipped by with work deadlines and laundry! Subscribe and leave a comment by November 7th for a chance to win a copy of the digital patter #islandbatikpumpkinfest
To purchase Autumn is in the Air! see Stone Cottage Designs-Quilts Craftsy Shop
Autumn is in the air, with fall colors dotting the sky line. My Autumn Tree is now available in The Quilt Pattern Magazine October 2016 issue . This is a perfect project for young or novice quilters that has a lot of colorful punch.
One thing that we have bountifully, this time of year. is leaves. On a good year, our beautiful state of Michigan will dress herself out with reds, yellows and amber gold. Every year when she is tired of her finery she just sheds them on our yard. And, so starts the yearly clean up.
Amber's Leaves was inspired by a series of paintings by my niece. It seemed only fitting to name this little 12" x 42" table topper after her.
Trees near our home.
Back from the Lake!
And the Winner is..... Joyce Carter
Joyce you have been sent a private email. Please respond by September 10th to receive your Sea Foam Collection Scrap Pack.
Just a note: Keep your comments coming until the September 7 drawing. If your comment doesn't appear its because I might not have any internet at THE LAKE this holiday weekend!
Growing up living on one of Michigan's most beautiful lakes - Higgins, surrounded by the massive in-land seas of the Great Lakes, summer seemed forever and childhood seemed idyllic. A move as a young adult took me to the shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia and the peace of crashing waves continued.
I could say the sand, water and seashore are just in my blood.
The Sea Foam collection by Island Batik is so very, reminiscent of the varied textures and colors of growing up in a cottage, with its homey unmatched furniture and covered cushions
Wave with its beadboard-like, straight-line echo quilting, was tentatively designed as a prototype of a very large wall hanging, but grew organically out of the sea of these lovely batik fabrics into a table mat. 24" x 46"
Give-Away: September 7 drawing
Leave a comment for a chance to receive a scrap bundle of Island Batik Seam Foam Collection Sorry, Island Batik Ambassadors are exempt from the give-away. -USA only due to postal rates.
A most favorite 'seaside' snack:
1 hotdog, grilled over an open fire + 1 hotdog bun + Condiments to taste. Assemble carefully and sit on the dock with the water lapping at your feet. Repeat as desired! Ahhh! Childhood memories.
Follow the Island Batik Ambassador's blog hop schedule below for more Sea Side Summer Creations
Summer Blog Hop Schedule
Monday Aug 15 - Rain Forest KISSed Quilts
Tuesday Aug 16 - Red Tide
Wednesday Aug 17 - Sand Dune
Thursday Aug 18 - Seashore
Friday Aug 19 - Surf Squirt
Monday Aug 22 - Tradewinds
Tuesday Aug 23 - Equinox
Wednesday Aug 24 - Sea Canyon
Thursday Aug 25 - Sea Foam
Friday Aug 26 - Spoolin' Around
Monday Aug 29 - Tide Pools
Tuesday Aug 30 - Wind and Sea
Wednesday Aug 31 - Spring Zing
Thursday Sep 1 - Splash
Friday Sept 2 - Landscapes