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
Summer is always a challenge to get any sewing done, Island Batik's July challenge- holiday or winter in July, was the theme. I chose to do a 15" table topper that can be used as a hot-pad for a casserole pan with Insul-Bright and Warm&White batting. This snowflake-esque block is called Winter Fleur. It is a design that Mary Warner-Stone and I collaborated on for The Quilt Pattern Magazine's July 2016 Issue.
This month's Island Batik Ambassador's challenge is Modern Batik. Urban Squares© is my contribution to this fun challenge. As you can see I have not yet finished Urban Squares© quilting. It has been a total 'challenge' to be able to make the time to sew with so much summer family activities, deadlines for 3 patterns for The Quilt Pattern Magazine, as well as health issues. I do look forward to sharing the finished project and announcing the pattern availability in Stone Cottage Design's Craftsy store. Please be patient! This one is fast and fun, unless you are me!