Join us for the blog tour. Island Batik will be showcasing some fabulous new fabrics (coming soon to your favorite local quilt shop!) in classic blocks used in a variety of projects.
The full schedule is as follows:
Date Participant, Blog & Block Project
January 12 Katie @ Island Batik - Introduction to the Sock Hop Blog Hop
January 13 Susan @ Susan Vassallo Quilting Arts - Topsy Turvey Log Cabin
January 14 Connie @ Freemotion by the River - 54-40 or Fight
January 15 Bea Lee @ Beaquilter - Hunter Star
January 16 Linda @ One Quilting Circle - Flying Geese
January 17 Maryellen @ Mary Mack's Blog - Sister's Choice
January 18 Jocelyn @ Happy Cottage Quilter - Nine Patch
January 19 Connie @ Kauffman Designs - Drunkard's Path
January 20 Tammy @ Tamarinis - Pinwheel
January 21 Barbara @ Bejeweled Quilts - Maple Leaf
January 22 Barbara @ Six Gables Designs - Friendship Star
January 23 Nan @ Purrfect Spots - Duck and Ducklings
January 24 Jeanette @ Inchworm Fabrics -
January 25 Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts - Stepping Stones
I have also added this schedule to my sidebar with the links for convenience. Hope you will join me and follow along each day!
I got to use these gorgeous Island Batik fabrics from the new Cry Me A River collection.
I was approached through email by my good friend, Connie of Freemotion by the River, and she asked if I would be interested in taking part in this hop. I have not had a lot of experience with batiks. But Connie sure has! She makes the most beautiful projects using batiks.
Connie was kind enough to answer one question I had. Was it advisable to prewash? Connie assured me that prewashing was not necessary. Just to use a dye trapping sheet (such as Shout Color Catchers or Dr. Beckmann - Colour & Dirt Collector) when washing your finished project.
Sure hope you will be joining me each day on this fabulous Blog Hop!
Let's head over and give Katie a warm Sew Fresh Quilts welcome!
Did I mention there was a giveaway?
Keep On Quilting On!
I loooove batiks so I'll definitely be following along for this blog hop!!!
So Lorna........are you in love with batiks now???? You know how much I love them, this will be a fun sock hop with Island Batik!
I've never used batiks either but they sure are pretty. I am interested to see what you come up with. I'm a dedicated Shout Color Catcher user, but I recently read that they may not work as well in top loading machines with no agitator (which is what I have). I haven't had a problem yet, though.
The first quilt I made was a table runner from 4 inch batik squares. I called it "under the sea" I need to dig it out and take a picture of it. I think I put it in UFO's so I could take apart and fix my not so matched corners. LOL Debbie
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