Hi, and welcome! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you've been enjoying all the inspiration and eye candy along the way with the Hop. Today's posts kick off 4 days of Summer, with gorgeous fabric and lots of give-aways.
Today's group of fabrics is called Paisley Dot. It will be shipping to stores soon, so please ask your favorite shop for it!
Last Winter, a call went out to the Island Batik Designers to use this (or any of the new collections) in a pattern we designed, and wanted to create. Island Batik accepted my idea, and I created this quilt and pattern to feature the Brights part of the group in an easy quilt for Stacks, 10" squares. I now have published the pattern, and I'm selling copies in my Etsy Shop, Mary Mack Made Mine. You can also contact me or Island Batik about wholesale purchases for your shop.
First, I need to tell you that this group is just stunning. The colors are bright, rich, and joyous, and the design of the dots is just fun. It adds a great texture where you need a blender or supporting fabric to mix with a pretty screenprint (non-batik), but also works so well as a group. There are a few multi-colored designs, too. I used one in the border.
As for my pattern, you need 42 10" squares, border, binding, and just a little bit of the border or binding yardage to finish the blocks. This is a perfect beginner quilt, because there are no major seams to match, just the actual squares. It's fast, too, and great to feature larger prints within a Layer Cake.
Wouldn't this be pretty as a picnic quilt? Or on porch swing?
I have a give-away today. Comment below about something you love in Summer, and I'll choose a winner on Feb 2 for a copy of my Stack Tiles pattern, and some 5" squares of this collection, that I'll cut from the fabric provided for the pattern.
Also, please remember to enter the Island Batik give-away, with the Rafflecopter widget. Even if you don't have a Facebook account, you can still visit, and get credit for that action.
And, please visit today's Bloggers
January 22 – Paisley Dot
If you've missed any of the previous posts, please check the list on the Island Batik blog page.
a Rafflecopter giveaway