Thursday 14 September 2017

Island Batik - Back to School Blog Hop + giveaways

It's blog hop time with Island Batik, with lots of inspiration from all the Island Batik Ambassadors. All September you can find blogposts about different lines of fabrics, ideas, patterns and interesting stories about going back to school. You'll find the list at the end of this blog post. So just sit down and enjoy. And don't forget the giveaways, there are two of them. The fabrics you'll find in your local quilt shops.

If you just love beautiful batiks, you have to click Island Batik spring/summer catalog or Island Batik fall/winter catalog. There you will find patterns and good ideas of using these fabrics as well.

What I'm going to present for you today is the Rise & Shine line. Here are the bright fabrics I'm going to use.

As a teacher I know that pupils are coming to school as they are, with different background, shapes, sizes, colors, ways of behaving. That's why I started my quilt with different shapes and sizes. Then we try to give them the best of what we have, try to individualize as well as give them something in common. Hopefully they will end up with skills to live and work together in harmony.

There's a blogpost and giveaway from Island Batik here. I have my own giveaway too, and you can win squares of batik fabrics from Island Batik if you comment before September 29th. You just look at the pictures numbered 1 to 9, and tell me what's your favorite color combo. I'll ship anywhere.










Here's what you can win, 5" squares, 2 from each color. And I'll throw in some neutrals as well. Just enough for a long table runner or a baby quilt.

Aurifil thread is just perfect for quilting. I love this color to match the fabrics.

Aurifil 2350 - 50wt - 100 % cotton

Now on to the finished quilt. I've been visiting my and my neighbours' gardens to show you what the fall is like in Norway just now. Finished size 38" by 38".

Here is the list showing you where you can find great blogposts about these fantastic fabrics all September. Every day is also a new fabric line to experience. And don't forget the giveaways. Enjoy.


Monday, September 4 – Beaujolais
Quilting Affection DesignsFunThreads Designs

Tuesday, September 5 – Country Dozen
Cheryl Lynch QuiltsInspired Layers

Wednesday, September 6 – Bonsai
Little Bunny Quilts

Thursday, September 7 – Sakura
Masterpiece Quilting

Friday, September 8 – Empress Garden
Dessert Bloom QuiltingSlice of Pi Quilts


Monday, September 11 – Fresh Pick’ins
KISSed Quilts

Tuesday, September 12 – Lotus Blooms
Kathys Kwilts and More

Wednesday, September 13 – Olivera
Moose Stash QuiltingVicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Thursday, September 14 – Rise & Shine
Den Syende HimmelSally’s Quilting Corner

Friday, September 15 – Diner Days
Ark Angel CreationsThe Quilt Rambler


Monday, September 18 – Seas the Day
KISSed QuiltsWhispers of YoreNeedle & Foot

Tuesday, September 19 – Vineyard
The Inquiring QuilterInchworm Fabrics

Wednesday, September 20 – Abalone
PamelaQuiltsYellow Cat Quilts

Thursday, September 21 – Batiks Go Retro
Adventures in Applique and Quilting

Friday, September 22 – Captain’s Anchor
Purrfect Spots DesignsBeaquilter


Monday, September 25 – Cherry Berry
Freemotion by the RiverMary Mack Made Mine

Tuesday, September 26 – Lobster Bake
Seams to be Sew

Wednesday, September 27 – Solstice
Bejeweled QuiltsheARTs Creations

Thursday, September 28 – Sour Apple
Seams Like a DreamKauffman Designs

Friday, September 29 – Zen
Lizard Creek QuiltingQuilt’n Party

Linked up to
Needle and Thread Thursday
Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
Let's Bee Social
Midweek Makers
Crazy mom quilts


  1. I love the colors of your wonky blocks. Looks great!

  2. I think I like combo #2 best but all the blocks are great. And I love the wonky look--perfect for these bright colors.

  3. They are all great, but #8 is my favorite. Love those bright colors in your quilt!

  4. That is a tough choice, but I will go with #7.

  5. Those bright and cheery colors make for one happy quilt! Love it.

  6. Love the bright colors!! Your quilt is beautiful. I like #6 but they are all very nice.

  7. Great quilt with wonderful colors.

  8. All the Island Batik looks so great. My favoric kob. Is "9

  9. I didn't know they had fruit on a line of batiks! How pretty!

  10. Very pretty, thanks for sharing and the giveaways!

  11. Great photos and colors. LOVE the pink table, flower pots and accessories. Great quilt, and don't enter me to win.

  12. I love these bright colours and your quilt is beautiful

  13. Lovely bold colors and great summery quilt!!! Thanks for sharing! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. Your quilt is beautiful, love the kitchen themed fabrics! The 9 color combinations are all wonderful, hard to choose a favorite! I'll pick #8, but if you ask me again it might be different!

  15. I love all of those blocks together - makes such a bright and cheery quilt! I'm a pink and blue person, so I'll go with #6 - thank you for sharing!

  16. You take them most gorgeous photos! Keep up the good work.

  17. Bright and cheery! I like #4 the best. A78mandel at yahoo dot com

  18. Love color combo 4. And your quilt is beautiful!

  19. Love wonky blocks great use of scraps...

  20. Fun bkocks! I think I like the colors in 9 the best. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Great colours! No 1 is my favourite.

  22. I like block #8. The quilt looks so cheerful on the patio table!

  23. loving this quilt/cloth. Hard to choose but 7 gets my vote

  24. I finally decided on #8. The perfect colors for my kitchen. The wonky blocks really work well with all those bright colors.

  25. such a nice quilt, love your comments from a teacher's perspective :)

  26. Very nice, cheery quilt! Love the wonky blocks.

  27. They are all great but I love #2 most

  28. Yours is a wonderfully wonky quilt! The colors and fabrics are so bright and's perfect! I'd love to visit Norway in the fall...I'm Norwegian!

  29. Very pretty! I love the colors in your quilt. Thank you for the giveaway.

  30. Very pretty and colorful quilt!

  31. It was hard to choose just one, but I like #6 the best. Your quilt is beautiful, thank you for sharing.

  32. Beautiful and luminous quilt!!!!

  33. All are beautiful and colorful. I liked them all ... esp #9 - the gold and navy (w/copper&orange), and and green -

  34. wow your quilt is gorgeous
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  35. I love them all... but if I have to pick one... #4

  36. they are all gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

  37. Boy do I love these bright batiks.

  38. Love all the bright colors but 7 is my favorite

  39. I would choose number 5. I love those spots

  40. Jag tycker om #3! Tack for the chance!

  41. Jeg liker kombinasjon nr. 5.

  42. #8, really anything with orange. It's been my favorite color for years.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  43. Lovely bright quilt. Thanks for sharing your project.

  44. Loving the wonky pattern and vibrant colors

  45. Hard to decide. I'll go with #7. I like all the blocks in your qult.

  46. #5 but it was hard to decide! Thanks.

  47. Really nice quilt from beautiful fabric!


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