Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Four Seasons Blog Hop with Island Batik


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Welcome to the Four Seasons Blog Hop featuring Island Batik's newest collections!
As an Island Batik Ambassador, I was sent lovely fabrics showcasing the latest collections that were introduced at Fall Market in Houston, TX. Each ambassador got a different collection and it was so much fun to see what was in the box when it arrived! I was so excited when I saw my collection. It is called Alpine Jingle. Look at these wonderful fabrics!

Aren't they happy and fun?


It just makes me smile looking at them. With all the little patterns of trees and diamonds and stars, I knew immediately what I had to do! Sweaters or cardigans as they are called in England!

 



A dear friend who just happens to be a former Island Batik Ambassador gave me more encouragement to make this design by knitting this cute little sweater and sending it to me. I just love it! Thank you, Maria!




One of the dogs from my dalmatian collection thought it was a "purrfect" fit! Doesn't he look sporty?

















This a normal size coat hanger so you can see how tiny this little sweater is.















And so I introduce to you "Christmas Cards"! Isn't it fun?

Here is another view!





















Here is the little sweater with my quilted sweaters! I used Aurifil Threads for all my applique and quilting!




I am having trouble picking out my favorite sweater!
Which one do you like? One of these or.......


or one of these or......................




















Or maybe one of these! It is really hard to choose, isn't it!













I had so much fun making this pattern and it will be available early February. But before you go, there are lots of giveaways from the Four Seasons Blog Hop! I am going to give away several rolls of gorgeous Island Batik Fabric! (This is only good for those in the US.) All you have to do is let me know which is your favorite sweater in the comment box. Please leave your email address as well. I will pick a winner using Random.org.

For those not in the US, I don't want to leave you out, so if you are the lucky winner,  I will send a pdf. file of one of my latest patterns with Island Batik introduced at Quilt Market. It is from my Signature Collection, Northern Woods by Kathy Engle. I call it Blueberry Cheesecake! 


But wait there is more. Island Batik is giving away four precuts from the collections you’ll see featured throughout this hop! You can enter here.


All the Island Batik Ambassadors are "hopping" this month with lots of beautiful quilts and great giveaways! Be sure and check out each and every one. Here is the list:

WINTER COLLECTIONS
Jan 8th
Jennifer from The Inquiring Quilter
Cheryl from Cheryl Lynch Quilts
Jan 9th
Carol from FunThreads Designs
Alison from Little Bunny Quilts
Tina from Quilting Affection Designs

Jean-Sophie from 
Sophie Junction
Jan 10th
Marlene from Kissed Quilts
Connie from Freemotion by the River
Laura from Slice of Pi Quilts
  
Jan 11th
SPRING COLLECTIONS
Jan 15th
Jan Turid from Den Syende Himmel
Linda from Inspired Layers
Jan 16th
Jan 17th
Stephanie from Quilt’n PartyJessica from Desert Bloom Quilting
Jan 18th
Jeanette from Inch Worm Fabrics
Connie from Kauffman Designs
SUMMER COLLECTIONS
Jan 22nd
Pamela from Pamela Quilts
Kate from Seams Like a Dream
Jan 23rd
Jan 24th
Maryellen from Mary Mack’s Blog
Joyce from Hearts Creations
Jan 25th
Terri from Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Karen from The Quilt Rambler
Marlene from 
Kissed Quilts
FALL COLLECTIONS
Jan 29th
Anna from Ark Angel Creations
Marian from Seams to be Sew

Marlene from Kissed Quilts
Jan 30th
Marlene from Kissed Quilts
Bea from Beaquilter
Jan 31st
Feb 1st
Joan from Moosestash Quilting
Vicki from Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting



Thank you so much for stopping by and Good luck!  Have a great year!

Until next time,
Nan

71 comments:

  1. your post was so much fun....enjoyed your quilt and sweater!

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  2. So cute! I would wear the 3rd one down in the first column. Fun!

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  3. I like your quilt with the tiny sweaters! My favorite sweater is the second from left on row two from bottom.

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  4. Awesome quilt! Can’t wait for the pattern! I really loved the red Blocks the best but the tan cheetah like ones are cute too. I really had a hard time picking! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  5. How adorable and hard to choose at the same time!im going with the snowflake one. You are very creative. God bless your talent.

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  6. Very cute quilt. What a great idea for a Fall or Winter quilt. All the sweaters are pretty, but the one I like most is the multi-colored print with trees and diamonds etc. You have two of those in the quilt, but the one I like most has two different colored sleeves and is shown near the tiny sweater your friend sent to you; above and left of the left side of the sweater you had laying on the quilt. I also liked the one completed covered in the diamond print, also a multi-colored print.

    vburr at charter dot net

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  7. I'm having fun hopping. It's a great way to find new to me blogs. I think my fave sweater would be the one in the bottom right corner. Your design is wonderful and versatile. Not only good for sweaters but the shape also reminds me of little dresses. It would be sweet to use a little girls outgrown clothes for each piece.

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  8. Oh how cute! And a fun way to use all the beautiful fabrics. I liked the red sweater, but then I saw the black one with diamonds. However, my favorite one has to be the gold one with the diamond band across the middle. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  9. I love the little sweater in the third row with the mini pine trees all over it :) Thank you for your give away. warner.dale@gmail.com

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  10. I like the sweater in the last picture - second from the top on the right. But then they are all lovely. geneblack At Gmail (dot) com

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  11. Well, I'm definitely a red lover so I know it would be one of the red ones. I'd probably be happy with any old red one! Gorgeous fabrics, don't you think?

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  12. What a precious little sweater Nan! Your quilt is so neat and perfect in the Alpine Jingles collection!

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  13. What great inspiration for a wonderful quilt. Thanks for sharing. I think my favorite sweater is the one with the pink trees and snowflakes. It looks like there might be green on the sleeves but I like the pink design. They are all great and fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. The tan sweater with trees and diamonds is my favorite. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  15. I like the red Christmas tree sweater.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  16. What a fun quilt. I love the gold print that reminds me of some of my Scandinavian knit patterned sweaters.

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  17. I like the green sweater with the pink trees on it!

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  18. Oh my! How cute!! I couldn't narrow it down to just one, but three---in the last picture, the middle two and bottom left 😊 Thanks for sharing!
    gladystan (dot) dawn @ gmail (dot) com

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  19. oh my your quilt is gorgeous. and that little sweater is just too cute. I love all the sweaters but the one my eye went to first was the one with the colored snowflakes.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  20. I love your quilt and the fabrics look great

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  21. So hard to choose! But my favorite color is red, so I'll say the red ones are my favorites.

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  22. What a cute quilt! It's hard to choose a favorite sweater, but I think maybe the dark green one with rows of trees, snowflakes (?), etc.

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  23. Those sweaters are amazing! Love'em all though I am partial to the red one in the second row down!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I like the sweater in the top row , the 3rd from the left! They are all so cute! I love the pattern Blueberry Cheesecake too!

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  25. What a fun quilt! I am partial to red, so I like the red one with the pine trees the best! Very clever idea. Thanks for sharing!!

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  26. The quilt is a fun and crazy quilt! Love it, I do like the sweater with the pine bough and snowflake prints on it :)

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  27. Such fun! I think the 2nd one row 2 is my favorite.

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  28. All of them are great. I live your quilt! So cute! I like the beige looking one. Have a fun day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  29. Oh...it's like an ugly sweater for puppies! LOL!
    Only not ugly at all. I LOVE it and your new line of fabric.

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  30. I like the red background with the pine trees. Love your sweater quilt. These Alpine Jungle colors would make all kinds of great christmas quilts. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  31. Great quilt ... so original on your design and perfect for the scale of the prints. My favourite sweater would be the 1st one of the 3rd row. Thank you for including we out-of USA'ers ..... from Canada!

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  32. Your quilt is adorable! My favorite sweater is on the second group, top right. But they are all beautiful.

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  33. Your quilt is too cute! My favorite-second row from left, 4th sweater down! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  34. The rainbow pine trees...ps maybe try the full body long John suits I bet they would look cool too...happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  35. What a great idea for this fabric collection. Love your quilt. My favorite is the red one with the trees.

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  36. You are so creative! Christmas Cards is a perfect way to show off the batiks! Every sweater is adorable, but the ones with purple would be my first choice.

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  37. I don't think these qualify for the ugly Christmas sweator contest. They are too pretty. I think I saw one with snowflakes. That's my favorite. Thanks.

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  38. My favorite is on the "or one of these or" photo. I like them ALL but since I can only pick one, it's on the top left in that photo cathyquilts@woh.rr.com

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  39. Your sweater quilt is just delightful! I like the purple sweater with the little trees in it. Thanks for this fun post!

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  40. All the sweaters are fun. I think the bottom left red one might be my favorite. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  41. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netJanuary 11, 2018 at 11:58 PM

    love your quilt. I like the green one with the tan trees -- 3rd row down and 3rd sweater over from the left.

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  42. Can't pick just one, so I pick all of the red sweaters.

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  43. 4th row, second sweater. What a cute idea!

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  44. My favorite is row 4, 2nd from left.

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  45. I LOVE this pattern! Great job. It is hard to choose, but I think my favorite sweater is second row from left, fourth sweater down! I just love that one - but there are others that come a close second!! My email is ba22409 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  46. What a cute idea! Kudos for taking the plunge and creating another wonderful pattern. My favorite is the red sweater with the green trees. I love red!

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  47. I like the red sweater with the trees in it--the little knitted sweater is really cute also!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  48. Love several..but think 1st pick is the 2nd sweater in first column going down. Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way :)

    Love your quilt!! & the tiny knitted sweater is Awesome!! (love your model too! )

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  49. I like the red fishnet looking one, or the black flowery one. ndfromsd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. My favorite sweater is the first one in the third row. The blue is very pretty.

    Allisonredding615@gmail.com

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  51. So many cute sweaters! I think my favorite is the green one with the gold Christmas trees. Did you fussy cut, using a see-through template? Your placement is perfect on so many of them, including the ones with the bias/lattice patterns. What a darling quilt.

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  52. Cute sweater quilt. My favorite is the red with trees.

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  53. I like the green sweater with the white pine trees. Such a cute quilt!

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  54. I like the black & gray sweater with the large snowflakes. Such a fun quilt! batiklvr@gmail.com

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  55. I like the sweater with the snowflakes on it! Soo cute!!

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  56. The fourth row down and second sweater in is my favorite; it looks like knitted fair isle!

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  57. Third row, column three with the trees is my favorite sweater! What an adorable quilt!!

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  58. I like the ones that look like argyle! Christina, crheb At yahoo dot com

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  59. I like the one in the third row down on the left!

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  60. The sweaters are SO cute! If I have to choose, I think it would be the pink one in the top row. Third from the left!

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  61. My favorite is the red on the end of the third row. Cute quilt.

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  62. I like the fourth sweater down in the second column. The quilt us so cute!

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  64. I like the red one with trees. sabrinavan701@gmail.com

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  65. I like the bottom left red sweater--Thanks for your blog and chance to win!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  66. I really like the sweater in the top row, farthest right...brown with trees.
    deb(dot)rick(at)live(dot)com

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  67. So cute! Great quilt! So many perfect sweaters. If I must choose a favorite. my pick is the first from the left in the middle row.

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