Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Seaside Summer Blog Hop with Island Batik - Seashore Collection

Hello - I'm excited to be participating in another blog hop for Island Batik! This is my day to share on the Island Batik Seaside Summer blog Hop - the collection I am sharing with you is Seashore.



 I was so delighted when I opened my Ambassador box earlier this spring to find this bundle!  You can see all of the fabrics here on the Island Batik website.

I just love the beautiful creams, purples and blues in this line, plus the vibrant yellow!  Just read the description - it really does a great job of describing these fabrics:

 "You can just feel the sun, sand and surf in the Seashore collection by Kathy Engle for Tamarinis. The warm creams, greens and purples will bring delight to your sea-salted senses! There are netted violet purples, bubbly dusty rose pinks and summer punch oranges for all. Beachcombers will be excited to see the hand dyed treasures awaiting in the Pacific sea blues and catch a glimpse of coral reefs amidst sand dollar tans. There is a colorful surprise awaiting everyone in the Seashore collection!"

I decided to make another version of my Tidepools design for this project.  My first version was all shades of blue, and I was excited to make it with more color!

For the blocks, I went with the blue fabrics on cream netting.

 

I loved the aqua print so decided to use that for the side triangles and cornerstones.  Then the yellow for the stars in the sashing and after that the dark and light purples - so pretty!


Then the decision about what to use for the borders!  I thought this gorgeous deep blue with light blue was perfect for the inner border.

I decided to make the quilting simple this time, just swirls, using the light purple 40 wt Aurifil thread I received in addition to the fabric.  It was the perfect color!


Here is my quilt hanging on my fence in the backyard.  I wanted to take it to the beach for pictures, but the wind has been horrible this week again, so I had to settle for doing them at home this time...


I am delighted with this project!  Tuesday was my birthday, and one of my girls sent me a gorgeous bouquet of flowers.  I used my quilt as a tablecloth with the flowers on top, and it is gorgeous - I smile every time I walk by.  Don't the flowers look beautiful on the quilt?


As part of the fun, we are all sharing a recipe for a seaside snack.  At first I had in mind a yummy snack mix, but when I was out photographing my quilt, I realized I had a whole lot of ripe strawberries that needed picking - so my snack is Strawberry shortcake!  I just use the recipe from the Bisquick Box, but since I am using a 6 inch cake pan, just cut it in half.  (Since there are only two of us at home now, I try to make the treats in smaller sizes!)  So 1 1/4 cups biscuit mix, 1 1/2 TBSP sugar, 1 1/2 TBSP melted butter and 1/3 cup milk.  Mix it all together until you have a soft dough.



Press it into the buttered pan and bake at 425 for about 15 minutes.   While it's baking, get your strawberries washed and cut.  Mine were small, so I only cut them in half - about 2 cups of strawberries in all.  Then add 1/4 cup of sugar - I add less than called for because they are already pretty sweet.


If you want to take your snack with you to the beach, assemble it right before you are ready to eat it, it is easy to do especially if you split your cake beforehand.  Add half the strawberries on the bottom half, add the top half with the rest of the strawberries and some whipped cream and you are ready to eat!
Yummy!  A perfect snack for the shore, or for anytime!

Are you ready for something even better than Strawberry Shortcake?  I have some nice pieces left of my Seashore Bundle and would love to share some with one lucky quilter!  I will send four fat quarters to the winner of my drawing.  I'm sure you will love these as much as I do - they are even prewashed and ready to sew with!  Enter in the rafflecopter link below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Island Batik is also giving away 3 larger fat quarter bundles so make sure you enter there as well!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for joining me on this blog hop!  Here is the schedule for the rest of the hop - make sure you go to each blog, we all have our own giveaways, so lots of opportunities to win, and you will love each one of the Island Batik Spring and Summer lines.  You will be inspired by each of the Ambassadors and their creativity, so don't miss out!

Seaside Summer Blog Hop Schedule
Monday Aug 15 - Rain Forest


Tuesday Aug 16 - Red Tide

Wednesday Aug 17 - Sand Dune


Thursday Aug 18 - Seashore


Friday Aug 19 - Surf Squirt


Monday Aug 22 - Tradewinds


Tuesday Aug 23 - Equinox


Wednesday Aug 24 - Sea Canyon


Thursday Aug 25 - Sea Foam


Friday Aug 26 - Spoolin' Around


Monday Aug 29 - Tide Pools


Tuesday Aug 30 - Wind and Sea


Wednesday Aug 31 - Spring Zing


Thursday Sep 1 - Splash


Friday Sept 2 - Landscapes

82 comments:

  1. Your quilt is beautiful! I love the Island Batik fabrics. I tried to visit several of the other sites, but my computer hates blogs, so I'm not sure anything registered!
    Jennifer atthebrightspot

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  2. Love your quilt! And strawberries so yummy! I'm working on a row by row!

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  3. Love the quilt and the strawberries look delicious.

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  4. Your quilt is beautiful! And the strawberry shortcake looks delicious!

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  5. I have multiple projects going at ones. This morning some hexie flowers for a quilt, and binding for a charity quilt. Later on today maybe an applique block and some machine FMQ.

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  6. Gorgeous quilt and the strawberry shortcake looks so yummy! I'm working on collecting a few row by rows on my vacation this week. Love to visit quilt stores when I travel and this time we're going someplace totally new! akronne17@gmail.com

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  7. Your quilt in these fabrics is truly lovely!

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  8. Happy Birthday. your quilt is lovely. and yup those flowers are so pretty on top of your quilt. right now I am making a baby quilt for a great niece due in October, another baby quilt for another great niece due in December

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  9. Your quilt is gorgeous! I am working on designing a quilt using the logo of my son's medical school. The quilt will be used for my son's class fundraiser. The university has given me permission to use the logo design, which is very geometric and perfect to recreate in fabric.

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  10. your quilt is gorgeous! all the colors of a central texas sunset. i am making baby quilts for the new grand due in december.

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  11. Happy Birthday! Your flowers and quilt are so pretty! I'm working on reorganizing my fabric and getting rid of some old magazines to make more shelf space for fabric. When I get back to sewing, I have Christmas presents to work on.

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  12. Pamela,
    This is lovely. And what a surprise that the flowers were just "purrfect" for it!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Your quilt and your shortcake are both very yummy!

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  14. Happy birthday! Your quilt is so gorgeous and the flowers look so pretty on it. Right now, I am working on several projects. I'm trying to catch up on the Splendid Sampler blocks as well as some HST blocks and some 16 inch blocks with embroidery for a garden quilt. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  15. I'm working on a mystery quilt and a two-color scrappy quilt.

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  16. I have to projects I am finishing up. One is a table topper for a monthly class that I take. And the other is an applique wall hanging. I just have to finish the quilting and binding of both of these.

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  17. Love you quilt! The colors are beautiful together.

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  18. I am just putting the borders on my original design that is being used as my quilt guild's block of the month. Thanks for sharing your quilt - I love the colors in this group.

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  19. Love your quilt. Right now I am working on a Star Wars quilt for my son.

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  20. I am finishing up a Quilt for Pulse that I'll send into the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild at the end of this month. (lalaluu at hotmail dot com)

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  21. The quilt is gorgeous, and I love the fabrics. I hadn't seen that line before. The fish print is just so cute. (I used Red Tide). I'm working on some memory pillows and the Quiltsy JRR challenge quilt, among other things. Always more than 1. I would love your pattern. It's gorgeous!

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  22. I need to quilt my Grinch quilt. The batiks are so pretty!

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  23. Can never get enough of batiks!! Just love them and your quilt is beautiful! :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  24. Earlier this week I was working on a scrappy bear paw quilt, but the last couple days I've gotten sidetracked making little zip pouches for friends. I was ready for a break from the HSTs anyway. Your quilt is gorgeous and the flowers are perfect on top of it. If they were in my house I would smile when I walked by too!

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  25. Pamela, That is beautiful. I love the soft colors,it really came out nicely.

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  26. Wonderful use of the fabrics Pamela. I am currently photographing (or should I say getting ready to photograph) a quilt of mine that is getting ready for publication. Then I need to start piecing and writing instructions for the next one.

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  27. I am working on a halloween quilt from quilts and more magazine it's 2 different sized turn dash blocks.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  28. I'm working on the harvest block from farmhouse threads

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  29. That is beautiful. Such pretty colors.

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  30. Anonymous4:33 PM

    Happy Birthday!! Flowers are gorgeous as is the quilt, perfect together! Enjoy the beauty of your special day!

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  31. I'm working on an X's and O's quilt. Very scrappy. I love it!

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  32. Working on a Wallflower quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew. Lots of fun. Will assemble QAYG. Thanks for sharing your very pretty quilt.

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  33. Working on a quilt for a friend a quilt , she lost her husband recently

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  34. All of these batik projects are putting me in the mood to work with batiks again! Mission accomplished, right? Love the blues you have. My current project is a crosscut quilt that I found on Instagram. I was late to the game, but couldn't resist the modern look. I just finished the top last night, so soon I will get to quilting it.

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  35. I'm working on a basset hound appliqué quilt for a friend and the Bee-utiful Quilt Along blocks from the Moda Bake Shop.. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous quilt, I love the colors!

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  36. Working on a table topper for my sister, I will gift it to her for Christmas.

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  37. Tonite I'll cut out binding for a quilt I recently finished. It is made of all orphan blocks. Really fun trying to get them to all fit together.

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  38. I'm currently finishing up on a large quilt for my husband in which he picked out the fabrics. jarvenpa1ne(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I love your mostly blue quilt and how sweet of your girls to pick you flowers. They are beautiful. I'm currently working on a queen size quilt for my daughter. The pattern she saw was actually a table topper, but I increased the size of the blocks slightly to make it queen size and I'm thinking about putting a medallion like center in it. The pattern is called Short & Sweet. I'm also working on a queen size Judy Niemeyer quilt called Glacier Pines.

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  40. I am making a hanger for my keys that I bought at PIQF 2 years ago! So happy to be finishing. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

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  41. Wonderful quilt and great colors. I am working on Art quilts just finished Red and White Vortex.

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  42. Beautiful quilt! I'm just completing a giant vintage star quilt using rock & roll fabrics.

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  43. Such wonderful fabric! I do love batiks and the sea - perfect blend! Great quilt - thank you for sharing!

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  44. I am working on catching up on a few BOM's that I am following. Great quilt and your dessert looks yummy. Thanks for the draw. raydeer@memlane.com

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  45. Anonymous12:56 PM

    Happy birthday! Your flowers look lovely on your quilt. I am working on some Christmas wall hangings right now. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  46. Your quilt is inspiring! I have never made a quilt but have completed two blocks and haven't decided yet what to add before making them into pillows.
    3dears (at) gmail) dot (com)

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  47. New to paper piecing so I'm practicing w/some fat quarters to make a 20X20 pillow.
    Broke out some flannel to being making lounge pants for Christmas gifts. Cutting a baby quilt for a very special little guy.
    Thank you.

    bluestarof2@yahoo.com

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  48. I am working on a WIP, queen sized, with sashing and am hand quilting it. Probly be done around 2020 =)

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  49. Oh the colors on this are just stunning! It's perfect seashore colors. Yummy shortcake too!

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  50. I'm working on an english paper pieced cushion cover and a wall hanging as part of a quilt a long.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  51. Anonymous5:46 PM

    I started working on the 100 blocks in 100 Days! Hope to have the stamina to finish all 100!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  52. I am working on a quilt for my granddaughter who had her's stolen at college. It is an irish chain variation in sand and aqua/teal batiks. I think she will like it. It reminds me of sea and sand.

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  53. Wonderful giveaway! Thank you!! I am working on a tag quilt for my granddaughter.

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  54. Your quilt is dreamy!!!! Right now I am working on a laundry duffle bag for a university bound student!!!

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  55. Love your quilt and those batik colours are gorgeous!!

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  56. My child loves Batik prints. Would be fun to make something with these! Been working on fun quilty stuff for the kids lately

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  57. This fabric is awesome!! Thank you for sharing!
    I'm working on a Little Red Riding Hood and Big Bad Wolf quilt, love it!!

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  58. Your strawberry shortcake looks SO yummy!! I'm working on a baby quilt for my niece's firstborn right now.

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  59. Lovely use of color. Definitely a quilt for this Pensacola gal!

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  60. Beautiful quilt! I love batiks!! I'm just finishing up the binding on a quilt for my granddaughter. Ready to start a new quilt soon

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  61. I like aqua batiks too.. beautiful quilt.

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  62. I am working on William Morris morning glory.

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  63. I'm working on 1" epp hexies, queen sized!

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  64. Beautiful pattern, quilt, and fabrics! I'm quilting a wall hanging for my mother, and need to think about Christmas projects now!

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  65. What a beautiful quilt and of course it is made from my favorite fabrics!

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  66. I'm working on a small project, a pincushion for myself. I need one new, and I have scraps perfect for the job!
    I love your quilt!

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  67. I love the colors you used in your quilt!

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  68. Love your tide pools quilts, more ideas and not enough time.

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  69. Yum yum, purple and blue batiks!
    I'm actually working on a project using Island Batiks-- I joined in Melissa Corry's Summer Solstice QAL at happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot
    I won a Super Bowl giveaway from Island Batiks in beautiful cream, green, navy and grey bundle that represents Seattle Seahawks. I threw in a pretty Island Batik purple to rep University of Washington, too. It'll be wonderful!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. I love the mix of blue, purple and yellow, and your quilt is awesome!
    I'm working on paper piecing blocks for Christmas!
    franidupas at gmail dot com

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  71. Batiks are some of my very favorites.
    Right now I am working on 4 jelly roll race quilt tops made of Christmas fabrics.
    My email is:
    bestbelle2010@aol.com
    Thanks!

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  72. I'm finishing up my Quilt for Pulse.

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  73. Beautiful quilt and the recipe sounds yummy! At the moment I am working on my quilt for the QAL star light star bright.

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  74. I use the same recipe for my strawberry shortcakes. It's are Sunday favorite. It seems like a lot people got married so I've been working on wedding quilts and I joined some swaps where I've made coasters and various blocks.

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  75. Beautiful quilt & fabulous colorway! I am currently working in Row by Row

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  76. Beautiful quilt & fabulous colorway! I am currently working in Row by Row

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  77. I'm not working on any right now. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  78. I am currently making 6 blue and white placemats for my kitchen table using Island Batik fabrics. Love their batiks! Thank you for the nice blog post and give away.
    warner.dale@gmail.com

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  79. I'm a little behind, but I wanted to say that is a great colorway for your quilt; I love the natural look of the flowers (Happy Birthday, again!) combined with the quilt on the table.

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