Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sea Salt Sandy - Planes, Trains and Automobiles Blog Hop

I have another Island Batik project to share with you on our Planes, Trains, and Automobiles blog hop!  Actually I have two versions of my project - one is Super Sized and one is Miniaturized.  When I saw the Sea Salt Sandy fat quarters that I received in my Ambassador Box I was really delighted, and my first thought was that they reminded me of the barrels of Salt Water Taffy you find at Davy Jones Locker (a little shop on the way to the beach in my area).   So my first thought was to make a quilt with that idea - but then I decided we needed to drive our Automobile (since this is the Planes, Trains and Automobiles blog hop, after all)  just a little further down the road and go all the way to beach and visit the tidepools:

AH!  Then the inspiration hit for a circle of Sea Stars!  I placed my stars on a background of
 Egg White.  It's a great creamy color with small dots of pastel color, and was really perfect for my project.  Definitely a good neutral to keep on hand!  So on I went with my Super  Stars - I used nice big 6 inch squares to make this quilt, then finished it off with strips from the rest of the 9 fat quarters I used for the stars.  It ended up being a nice size lap quilt at 64 inches square.
Aren't the colors great?  I just love this line of fabric!  You should definitely tell your local quilt shop you want them to order these!

The pieces were big, so this was a super fast quilt to make!

I had so much fun that I thought it would be a good idea to make another one, but smaller:

This one uses 1 inch squares.  It is only 12 inches square and was even more fun to make than the bigger one!  One of the best things about miniature quilts is that they hardly take any time at all to quilt, so you can really have fun with the quilting.  I finished this off with one of the prints from last Spring's Meadow collection for the border and I couldn't resist a stripy border using a screenprint!  I made this with the intention of using it for a giveaway, but it's hard to let this cutie go.  I might just have to make another one so I can keep it for my wall!
If you would like to have this one for your wall - here's your chance!  Yes, I am giving away this sweet little mini quilt as a prize!  You have several options to enter, so choose one or do all four!

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Here are more posts on our blog hop showing these lovely fabrics:



I can't wait to see what the others have made!  You still have another week to sign up for prizes on the main Island Batik Giveaway for this Blog Hop as well.  If you haven't done this already, make sure you do - the fabrics are fabulous!



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77 comments:

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Clever tie in to our theme and cute stars! Love the mini!!

Anita said...

I love your mini!
Today I am working on block #4 of the Splendid Sampler.

Betsy said...

I am headed to the AQS quilt show in Daytona today

patriciadavis said...

I am not working on any quilts today. I am working and then going out to dinner. Perhaps this weekend I can work on a quilt for my son.

Emily C said...

I love the mini. I love stars. I am currently quilting a variation of the sweet pea quilt.

lalaluu said...

I am working on the February block for Barbara Brackman's quilt along - Westering Women.

Allison said...

My favorite quilts always have stars on them. Yours is beautiful! I seem to be working on lots of little projects at the moment, finishing things up.

Quilts for Sale said...

Your quilt is eye-catching! Gorgeous Island Batik colours and quilting! Someone is going to be absolutely thrilled to win it!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilts! How fun to make it in 2 different sizes!

Gene Black said...

Today I am working on laundry (sigh) but in any spare time, I will work on my free motion quilting for the class I am taking.

Vicki H said...

I love the mini quilt. Today I will be working on a disappearing 4 patch quilt.

Charlene S said...

I love both your quilts! The mini is cute as a button.

Charlene S said...

Today I am working on a small quilt for my great grand-daughter and pillowcases for my grandson.

Allison CB said...

Today - not much going on in the sewing room! Trying to stay focused!

Lori Smanski said...

your mini is so pretty. i love these batiks. right now i am making PP blue birds. i will be putting them in place mats. getting ready for spring. lol. I am a new email follower. excited to see what comes my way.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Eyreka said...

I'm working on a green-purple-blue cross quilt for my grandson eyreka1@gmail dot com

Calicojoan said...

Just adorable!

Dawn said...

Today I am working on making a quilted phone case. I love the miniature version of your quilt and you are so sweet to give it away. It is always bittersweet to give away a project for me after spending so much time and effort on it!

Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...

Love how this looks with these fabrics! And the quilting is amazing!

Tammy Silvers said...

Love it!

Dale said...

I always like minis! And your batiks are very pretty :) I am working on some placemats for my kitchen which are blue and white batiks. Thank you for the nice give away! warner.dale@gmail.com

cjmont said...

today i am cutting the pieces for an attic window quilt for a friends bkay. thanks for the chance to win.

Michele T said...

Beautiful mini and the quilting is gorgeous!!! I am hand quilting a baby quilt!

Robyn Mitchell said...

Very cute! I love it, and it's inspiring. Thanks Pamela!

ShirleyC said...

I love your little mini quilt. It really shows the colors of the fabrics. I might work on using up some scraps. I've been sorting and cleaning my sewing room for a few weeks.

Nellie Duclos said...

Love those roybbiv sea stars and batiks
Rosemary

Lynnette Lamance said...

I;m working on cutting more pieces for my quilt
llamance@hotmail.com

teachpany said...

That's super! I love the mini, too. I had a blast using this fabric in my quilt. I have enough scraps for a mini, too, so thanks for the inspiration!

quilter said...


today I am cutting fabric for my sister to make a quilt, back to my stuff tomorrow!
cork@pa.rr.com

Donna W said...

I am finishing the FMQ on a lap size quilt.

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Your mini Star quilt is adorable. I am making a small log cabin quilt.

Sallie said...

Love your mini! Will have to make my own if I don't win. I'm working on a string quilt today.

Crickets Corner said...

So cute and I love that you did two different sizes. I am working on a mini shamrock quilt for St Patrick's day. Rina

tac73 said...

Love your mini quilt! These batiks are so gorgeous.

Cecilia said...

Beautiful quilts! I'm working on a Christmas Sampler that I started 3 years ago. Thank you for the chance to adopt your mini quilt.

Sewgirl said...

I am quilting an outreach quilt today. Such a sweet quilt...thanks for sharing it in your giveaway!

~Laurie~ said...

Today I'm working on my second son's quilt - it's a red white and blue one! He's getting ready to go in the Air Force so I thought he'd want a patriotic one :)

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful! Today, I have been cutting out blocks to make a sampler quilt. Thank you for the awesome giveaway.

Claire Sutherland said...

Love this. No sewing for me today as been at work, went shopping, tidied house and starting preparing for a dinner party tomorrow night!
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Lorie Bugaiski said...

I am working on a William Morris quilt called morning glory. I am doing a raw edge on the appliqués work I have the four corner and the center to do.

Janie said...

Love the mini, the quilting is beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

anna brown said...

Nothing right now i had to work today but tomorrow a baby quilt i need to get finished.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

rrjane011749 said...

Nothing today, had minor surgery yesterday.

JANET said...

Unfortunately I have the flu. Not feeling like quilting.

PK Sews said...

I am going to meet my week-old nephew for the first time tomorrow, so I'm finishing his quilt tonight. Just the binding left! Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful mini. How incredibly generous of you! And thanks for all the inspiration on your blog!

LJ said...

OM goodness! The first quilt is gorgeous and so is the 2nd but I can only imagine the work involved in making a miniature. Amazing...downright amazing.

Havplenty said...

Gosh I am quilt multi-tasking right now. I just finished sewing up two quilt tops of string blocks, I am sewing 5 in charms for a pixelated heart think pink quilt, I am cutting 8 in WOF strips for a queen sized plus quilt and I am working on the Splendid Sampler blocks in between all of this. Ooh and I forgot I am testing scrappy trip blocks for a themed idea I have.

I love you wonderfully colorful star quilts.

tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

sisylyn2 said...

I am trying to make the blocks for Pat Sloans Mystery Garden. I am still working on the first block

sisylyn2 said...

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OhioLori said...

Oh my Gosh!! AWESOME lil' Quilt!!! What an honor to Win! Thank you so much for the chance!! (My Sewing Spot would also LOVE it! giggle...)

Today I am working on a Throw for my Son... He recently moved back to our area...and is in process of fixing up a new Home. I am making him a cozy Surprise...shhhh :)

GranChris said...

I am sewing an Emily's Garden quilt. 4 more blocks to make and I can put the base together.

Sheila Ivany said...

I am still working on my hand quilting of hexagons. Laying them out for the first time was an unbelievable feeling to see all the hexagons blend together. I am energized to complete this heirloom. HAPPY QUILTING :)

Beth said...

I am finishing up a quilt for our cat Sylvie. She has a heart condition and tends to get cold when she is in bed and needs something to be tucked over her to keep her warm.

86201580-c726-11e3-b07a-000bcdcb5194 said...

I am finishing up two quilts to enter in my guild's show. I use a rotary cutter or scissors to cut fabric. Thanks for the chance to win your cute min! mfhagopian@aol.com

apple blossom said...

love the star quilt thanks for sharing

DownHome Designs said...

Pamela, I love the star quilt, beautiful fabrics and so pretty! I really love the quilting on it. Great job! I want it! LOL

Janarama said...

Today I'm cutting out a baby quilt for my great niece.

Kathryn said...

I made my Block Lotto blocks and used some orphan blocks to make a quick table runner.

barbara woods said...

Cutting up scraps, I had gotton behind

Tina Jeo said...

I am working on a matching outfit for a friend's daughters and her American Girl doll for a birthday gift.

Melody Lutz said...

The binding just went on!!!! Label time and a wash....another one bites the dust! Now back to the other 99 UFOs...

Melody Lutz said...

The binding just went on!!!! Label time and a wash....another one bites the dust! Now back to the other 99 UFOs...

d said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Shelley said...

Beautiful!I am working on a drunkards path using The little Black Dress fabric

Kelly Dee said...

Cutting a lot more squares to make 9-patch blocks for a "use up the stash " project, lol!

Kathy E. said...

Your beautiful mini quilt will hang on my sewing room wall to inspire me daily! Today, I am going to start a table runner using a few mini charm packs I've collected. The colors are so spring-like and I need something to push the season forward!

Kathy L said...

Love that mini quilt. Put my name in the hat.

jellybean said...

Love batiks stars and mini quilts so it should come live with me

Quilting Momma said...

I love your Sea Stars Mini quilt! How beautiful! All those little pieces! Today I was working on binding a quilt! yes! Another project down!

Maureeneh said...
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Maureeneh said...

Thank you for the chance to win your Sea Stars Mini Quilt. It is gorgeous! Today I have been catching up on my 365 day Challenge Quilt blocks.
maureeneh52@hotmail.com

WandaM said...

I love you Sea Stars Mini quilt! It's beautiful! Today I was working on a mystery quilt through my LQS!

Renea said...

I love your big quilt and your little quilt. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I just finished a "Welcome" wallhanging for a benefit that will be held to help a good friend of mine who had a massive stroke.

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

I'm not working on anything in particular today....it's late...but, maybe in the morning I'll get some more craft supplies organizing done. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

Kd Brown said...

I'm working on staying awake today. Having a really tired day!

Grandma said...

Would love your so very pretty quilt!
patsystitch@gvtc.com

Amanda Best said...

I am working on finishing up a row by row robin quilt top my guild did last year. I am trying to get it done for our quilt show in April. I need to get off the internet and go get started!
I love both of your quilts, they are fantastic. I have been wanting to try that circle of connecting friendship stars for sometime. Thanks for the chance!
My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com