Blog Hops, 2 blocks and a tease….

So many blog hops are happening this week.

It is week 3 of the Blog Hop for Island Batik Ambassadors. You can see the full list here…this weeks are below.

Monday, January 21 – Winter Park
Jennifer Thomas– Curlicue Creations
Anita Skjellanger– Quilt In a Not Shell 

Tuesday, January 22  – Bazaar
Karen Overton– The Quilt Rambler
Alison Vermilya– Little Bunny Quilt
Turid Bakken– Den syende himmel

Wednesday, January 23 – Blossom 
Karen Neary – Sew Karen-ly Created
Leanne Parsons– Devoted Quilter 

Thursday, January 24 – Boho
Laura Piland– Slice of Pi Quilts
Suzy Webster– Adventurous Applique and Quilting 
Myra Barnes– Busy Hands Quilts

Friday, January 25 – Brookview
Vicki Schlimmer – Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting 
Amy Warner– Sew Incredibly Crazy

Midsummer Nights

The collection I am using is by Kari Nichols and is gorgeous! It definitely transports me to summer – a good thing with temps in the single digits. Quilted 10 blocks over the weekend, 10 more in the next few days. Yes, there will be a giveaway by me as well as Island Batik!

I’m on Wednesday for this blog hop! My quilt needs a binding and photos – no biggie right… Here are the others that have blogged yesterday and today – check them out – they are stunning. I’ll have a little giveaway for this hop, too!

Monday, January 21st

Just Let Me Quilt
Needled Mom
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Life in Scrapatch
Bumbleberry Stitches
keepsake moments
Vroomans Quilts

Tuesday, January 22nd

MooseStash Quilting
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Quilts by Joanne
That Fabric Feeling
Songbird Designs
Two Maker Chicks

I made these two blocks and sent them off to EMily from My Darling Dogwood. She is a part of the Bee Inspired group and mentioned in her post that she would accept block. They were fun and fast and a nice diversion from having to finish quilts. Glad to participate and go sailing away for a bit.

Also, I have been working hard on the cutting for Sherry’s QAL at Powered by Quilting. I finished cutting yesterday. Let the chain sewing begin.

See you tomorrow with a quilt and a givewaway!

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  1. January 22, 2019 / 10:50 AM

    Hi Kathleen! Lots of busy-ness going on this month, isn’t there?!! Love those boats – I adore making them and whenever I see them I want to make a quilt. I’ll be back for the the fun. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • kathleenquilts
      January 23, 2019 / 10:45 AM

      I did have a great time making them, and like you, they always make me want to make a quilt with them.

  2. January 22, 2019 / 11:09 PM

    A lot of fun things to look forward to for sure. Your boat blocks look great and I’m sure Emily will be happy to receive them!

    • kathleenquilts
      January 23, 2019 / 10:32 AM

      I am sure Emily will be happy – I just hope not too inundated.

  3. January 23, 2019 / 7:36 AM

    You will enjoy Sherry’s QAL and making those blocks. They go together easily. It’s a great pattern! Those boat blocks are very cute; I like the stormy looking sky. You are busy with several projects!

    • kathleenquilts
      January 23, 2019 / 10:45 AM

      I had done a test block for her, so I know it was fun. It will be my idiot sewing – and boy do I need it today.

  4. Quilting Tangent
    January 23, 2019 / 2:50 PM

    Pretty boats.

    • kathleenquilts
      January 23, 2019 / 6:31 PM


  5. thedarlingdogwood
    January 23, 2019 / 8:06 PM

    I need to get cutting for Sherry’s QAL! Your sailboats are beautiful and arrived yesterday. Can’t wait to see your quilt for the Island Batik hop!

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