Sunday, April 17, 2016

April Showers with Island Batik!

I've been looking forward to finding the time to work on this project all month!  I designed this journal for a retreat several years ago and always had in mind to publish it as a pattern, so the Island Batik Ambassador Challenge for April was perfect timing to get this done.

We had a gorgeous spring day today here, so it made for some wonderful photographs!  I had so much fun making this that I ended up making two of them.

Both of them were created using a stamp pack (5 inch Squares) of Tuscany Sun that was included in my Spring/Summer Ambassador box.  I needed a bit more yardage for the bindings and flaps, but I found the perfect fabric for the purple one in one of the Stash Builder rolls!  Just one 5 inch strip was enough for the binding and the flaps.

I used the purple for this project, but I'm sure the other three strips will be put to great use!  Who know how useful a 5 inch strip of fabric could be?  I'm sold on these fun packages!
For this version I had a fat quarter from the Lavish line that worked perfectly for the binding.  I love the colors in this one.  There's a fun surprise on the flaps:

It's a bit from the Christmas line!  Holiday Happenings - absolutely yummy colors in these, and fun prints with the woodsy animals.  It worked perfectly for the finishing touch on my journal.

Interested in making your own version of my journal?  It's available in my Craftsy shop now:  Blessings Quilted Journal Cover

What about a giveaway?  I have a fat quarter of Holiday Happenings in this colorway:

Just leave me a comment telling me what you would like to make with this line - give me some good ideas so I can figure out what I would like to do!  Due to the high cost of postage the fat quarter will have to go to a US winner.  If you would like to enter and live outside the US I will send you a copy of my Blessings Journal if you win.



Thanks for stopping by - I'll add links to the other Ambassador's projects as they publish them! Don't forget to look for other projects by searching #aprilshowersib on social media sites!

Barb - Bejeweled Quilts
Nancy - Patchwork Breeze
Joan - MooseStash Quilting
Vicki - Vicki's Crafts and Quilting

23 comments:

teachpany said...

Great idea! I need to make a journal cover, too. I love the tree print, and think it would be cute on so many things. It's great (if you have enough) for a masculine quilt, or for a mug rug for a guy, with a hunting theme, or a Christmas runner, using the trees as part of the applique.

patchworkbreeze said...

Such a pretty journal cover.

patchworkbreeze said...

Such a pretty journal cover.

GranChris said...

Great fabric, I love your journal cover. I was thinking about the star ornament. The one you make on Styrofoam. Of course small wallhangings would be lovely.

Suzy Webster said...

Really fun cover! I might have to make one :)

Charlene S said...

This line would make a fantastic Lil Twister "Wreath" or even the bigger "Christmas Tree." For me the "Wreath" would be what I would make.

Quilting Tangent said...

I would make a quilt with this beautiful line of fabric. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Allison CB said...

This would look great in a CHristmas mug rug!mumbird3atgmaildotcom

Vicki H said...

I was thinking about a mug rug too. I love your journal cover.

Dody said...

Oh,I'm not sure but I bet I would find a project perfect for it. I love green. And trees are my favorite thing in the world. Yep I'm a tree hugger!
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Sewgirl said...

I like to make reusable sacks to give my holiday gifts...that line would be really cute for that. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

tac73 said...

Love your journal cover. I would like to make a table runner for my sister using bearpaw blocks;this tree batik would be perfect for the border.

Lori Smanski said...

your journal is lovely. i would love to make a pillow
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Donna W said...

I think a Christmas table topper would look great with this line of fabric. Love your journal cover.

PK Sews said...

I love the different shades of green in this. Thanks for sharing this! I would cut it into leaves for an appliqued border. You journal cover is beautiful!

spacer said...

It would be perfect for some Judy Neimeyer placemats I'm making.

rrjane011749 said...

I'd make coasters!

Seacoast Quilter said...

I've just designed a fun table topper that would work great with that fabric. I love the little trees, and I love batiks. Thanks for the giveaway.

Trina A said...

I am making Christmas quilts for family members this year. This fabric would be a great addition!

Quilty said...

It would be a beautiful table runner for Holidays!

Frederique said...

Love your journal cover, maybe I will do the same. Love batiks!

Kathy E. said...

I would like to make a table runner with this festive fabric. Last year, I made a poinsettia runner for my hutch, and now I need one for my dining table!

Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...

Love the purple and orange color combination!