Island Batik November Blog Hop

This prompt ought to provoke some interesting quilts. The fabrics are just delightful so who knows where the imagination will go…What do you think of when you hear “A piece of…”? A piece of a puzzle? A piece of pie? A piece of mind? A piece of a quilt? The fabrics, featured in this Blog Hop, are from the stunning Summer 2019 Collections, that will be coming to fabric stores very soon!

PRIZES!!! Every week Island Batik will be giving away a precut bundle from one of the featured collections of the week!

Check the Island Batik Blog regularly so you do not miss a thing! The full list of Ambassadors’ names, collections they will be using in their projects, and their post dates are as follows:

Monday, November 4: Janet Yamamoto& Emily Leachman

Tuesday, November 5: Dione Gardner-Stephen & Laura Piland

Wednesday, November 6: Anja Clyke & Lori Haase

Thursday, November 7: Suzy Webster & Alison Vermilya
Friday, November 8 Blog Round-Up Week 1

Monday, November 11:Jennifer Fulton & Barbara Gaddy

Tuesday, November 12: Sarah Goer& Stephanie Jacobson

Wednesday, November 13: Anita Skjellanger & Kim Lapacek

Thursday, November 14: Becca Fenstermaker & Carolina Asmussen
Friday, August 16. Blog Hop Round Up Week 2

Monday, November 18: Denise Looney & Geraldine Wilkins

Tuesday, November 19: Jackie O’Brien & Sally Manke

Wednesday, November 20: Jennifer Thomas & Leah Malasky
Friday, November 22: Blog Hop roundup Week 3

The first giveaway is the Little Sir Little Miss Precut Bundle! To enter for your chance to win, follow the easy-to-use prompts on Rafflecopter!

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  1. Nancy Lewis
    November 3, 2019 / 8:04 AM

    Island Batik is the most fabulous fabric to work with. Not only does it carry a wonderful, vibrant color line, the fabrics coordinate well with each other. I love working with baticks, since they press so well, and hold their shape. This is truly a wonderful fabric and I know you are going to love any project that you make.

    • November 3, 2019 / 8:22 AM

      I have been thrilled to be an ambassador and agree – their fabric is awesome!

  2. November 3, 2019 / 10:23 AM

    Batiks have such wonderful painterly colors that make it so easy to blend, so they make me feel more of an artist when I use them.

    • November 3, 2019 / 8:00 PM

      Painterly is a great way to describe them!

  3. Kathy E.
    November 3, 2019 / 11:47 AM

    I’m really looking forward to this blog hop…as I do all of the Island Batiks hops! I would describe Island Batik fabrics as color-rich fabrics with unique designs and collections that are all so different, yet they mingle so well together! You really have to see them to believe it….I love them all!

    • November 3, 2019 / 7:59 PM

      The blog hops are fun. This is the second where not all ambassadors are in the hop and it feels a little more relaxed. I do have another project to come up with, using “tools of the trade”, but it will be fun to watch what comes up.

  4. Nancy D
    November 3, 2019 / 12:09 PM

    Batiks are a joy to sew with. Colors you might not otherwise use seem to blend well together. The fabric does not ravel, or stretch out of shape so piecing is easy.

    • November 3, 2019 / 7:56 PM

      I love the way batiks hold their shape, too!

  5. November 3, 2019 / 7:23 PM

    Hi Kathleen! I went through the list twice, and I don’t see your name?? What day do you get to participate in the hop? I enjoy using IB fabrics. The colors are always rich and true, and batiks are crisp. They are nice to sew with, and one of my favorite things is that there isn’t a wrong side. I’m just going to be starting a Fall table runner using some Island Batik fabulous fabrics. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • November 3, 2019 / 7:55 PM

      Oh, not all of us are in this one. Like last one, only some of us are doing it, so my big one this half was in August. With so many, it was nice to have half on for August and half for now! I so agree about how much fun they are to sew with. I had to de-thread my purple sweater before dinner from sewing with non-batiks…it was a crazy amount of thread.

  6. Christi
    November 3, 2019 / 9:50 PM

    Island Batik fabric is a luxurious journey into color, design, beauty and silky feel that we all quilters can afford.

  7. November 5, 2019 / 7:53 AM

    Island Batik has so many beautiful collections, ranging from bright, to sophisticated, and from soothing to bold and bright.

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