Sunday, January 21, 2018

Four Seasons Blog Hop

Hi, and welcome!  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you've been enjoying all the inspiration and eye candy along the way with the Hop.  Today's posts kick off 4 days of Summer, with gorgeous fabric and lots of give-aways.  

Today's group of fabrics is called Paisley Dot. It will be shipping to stores soon, so please ask your favorite shop for it!  


Last Winter, a call went out to the Island Batik Designers to use this (or any of the new collections) in a pattern we designed, and wanted to create.  Island Batik accepted my idea, and I created this quilt and pattern to feature the Brights part of the group in an easy quilt for Stacks, 10" squares.  I now have published the pattern, and I'm selling copies in my Etsy Shop, Mary Mack Made Mine.  You can also contact me or Island Batik about wholesale purchases for your shop.
First, I need to tell you that this group is just stunning.  The colors are bright, rich, and joyous, and the design of the dots is just fun.  It adds a great texture where you need a blender or supporting fabric to mix with a pretty screenprint (non-batik), but also works so well as a group.  There are a few multi-colored designs, too.  I used one in the border.  


As for my pattern, you need 42 10" squares, border, binding, and just a little bit of the border or binding yardage to finish the blocks.  This is a perfect beginner quilt, because there are no major seams to match, just the actual squares.  It's fast, too, and great to feature larger prints within a Layer Cake.  
Wouldn't this be pretty as a picnic quilt?  Or on porch swing? 





I have a give-away today.  Comment below about something you love in Summer, and I'll choose a winner on Feb 2 for a copy of my Stack Tiles pattern, and some 5" squares of this collection, that I'll cut from the fabric provided for the pattern.  

Also, please remember to enter the Island Batik give-away, with the Rafflecopter widget.  Even if you don't have a Facebook account, you can still visit, and get credit for that action.  

And, please visit today's Bloggers 
January 22 – Paisley Dot

If you've missed any of the previous posts, please check the list on the Island Batik blog page.  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

57 comments:

GranChris said...

I love everything about Summer. The heat, Sunflowers, Humming Birds, storms, fresh tomatoes from the garden. You name it. Great quilt and great colors.

Sewgirl said...

I love the wonderful fruit of summer...peaches, nectarines, melons, strawberries...it's so much better in summer! Thanks for sharing the awesome giveaway too.

Anita said...

I love the warmth, the long days, and lots of flowers!

Jane Weier said...

I love summertime for the gardening...seeing all the flowers in bloom and digging in the dirt, not to mention getting out in nature to take a hike in the woods or paddling around the lake in my kayak.

Gail S. said...

I live in the desert, so summer is not my favorite season, unless I'm visiting an ocean beach! However, I do love this fabric, and the new quilt is really nice.

Allison said...

Beautiful quilt--the colors are great to pep up a dull winter day. I love my garden in summer when it is at it's peak in early July. That's when all that hard work pays off.

Holly Yingling said...

What a fun quilt - perfect colors for a baby quilt too!! Mmm, summer is not my favorite time of year, so I would have to say air conditioning.

Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...

Great colors! My favorite thing about summer is Fireflies!

Jayne said...

After spending Spring tidying up the garden it's nice to spend the Summer just enjoying it

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful quilt! The colors are just gorgeous!
I love everything about Summer--the warmer weather, the beautiful flowers, longer days, and seeing birds and butterflies every where. Thank you for the giveaway.

Linda Williamson said...

I love going to Ocean City, Maryland, every summer. Swimming in the ocean, laying in the hot sun, walking the boardwalk at night and riding the ferris wheel. Also have to have some of Thrasher's french fries. Thanks of the giveaway. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

Barb said...

I just love the dots, awesome fabric and wonderful quilt!

Angie&Gary Short said...

Beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing. My favorite thing about summer is all the flowers and trees in bloom. Have a fun day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

works4me said...

Such a pretty quilt. Thank you for a great give-away.
The first thing I love about Summer is the temperature. I love the heat. I also love my vegetable garden. Yes, I plant early season and winter vegetables but nothing beats fresh beans and tomatoes from the garden.

VickiT said...

Summer has never been my most favorite season; however, I do love the longer days of light and fresh veggies that taste so much better. When younger, I used to look forward to summer much more, because it also meant camping season. My boys loved to go camping, which we did as often as possible when they were all younger.

cjmont said...

my favorite thing about summer is juicy vine-ripe tomatoes and the sunshine that makes them possible. love your quilt design.

Vicki H said...

I do enjoy my flower gardens with a nice cool beverage.

Dawn F said...

I love grilling and gardening and also how long the sunlight lasts throughout the day!

QuiltingGranny said...

I love the flowers and birds, watching grandkids play, family reunions, and the time to quilt when it's too hot to be outside.

Kathy Kinsella said...

Beautiful quilt! I'm looking forward to leaves and sunshine in summer!

Dale said...

I too have a lot of favorite parts of summer - hummingbirds, flowers, lots of green grass and leaves, warm sunny days!! That sounds good right now in the middle of winter! Nice colorful quilt - thanks for sharing!
warner.dale@gmail.com

Sabrina van Ginkel said...

Everything in bloom in the summer makes sitting outside so nice.

JANET said...

The longer days! I seem to get more done, and have more energy.

Annmarie Tegen said...

As we prepare for 10 inches of snow & a blizzard today, thinking of summer makes me long to sit out on the deck with my coffee in the early morning sunshine! Your quilt is wonderful. Love the bright colors.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

The warmer temps so I don't have to wear a coat or jacket outside! Your quilt is lovely. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

LJ said...

You've created a lovely, sweet quilt. Wonderful to see that you used pre-cuts. I love the colors of summer the best. It's such fun to go boating; even on the hottest of days, it's perfect out on the water.

Calicojoan said...

That is really cute. Reminds me a bit of the puzzle quilts I've seen. Love how the colors all play so nicely together.

Diantha said...

I love to have cookouts and eat outside with our kids.
Beautiful fabrics and quilt!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Love the dots. I like how your design doesn't have all the small squares lined up evenly. I think it would look amazing on a porch swing. I love the fresh fruits and veggies during the Summer. Farmer's markets are a favorite of mine.

Quilting Tangent said...

Long sunny days! 24Tangent@gmail.com

rosemaryschild said...

Aren't these the brightest colors! Summer brings bright colors in flowers & the hummingbirds! Thank you, Susan

Barb said...

I like the nice warm weather and the freedom for doing things it brings!
barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

JM in Toronto said...

Lovely bright colors and a great quilt pattern!

Lee said...

Summer fun - boating, hiking and more walks with my dog! Thank you - I love your bright happy quilt!

anna brown said...

I love being able to sit out side and sing in the sun....happyness04431@yahoo.com

Deb B. said...

I love that it is warmer and sunnier in the summer. Also, I love all the colors of the flowers and trees. And best of all, I love seeing my grandchildren play out back.

OhioLori said...

LOVE summer...warm, sunny, gardening, picking our peaches & going to the Farm Mkt with them..and canning them for our winter treats :) Have the Grangirlie here for days at a time..soooo much fun with her..learning to sew, cooking with her Gpa, and taking her on lil day trips.
Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too :)

karen said...

I love our outdoor concerts and Shakespeare in the Park. Load up on the bug spray but totally worth it! Beautiful quilt!

Gene Black said...

Summer - longer days, drinking from glasses that are overloaded with ice cubes, walks in the woods - just some of the things I love.

Your quilt showcases these beautiful fabrics in a delightful way.

Cecilia said...

I love the sun and fresh fruits here in Florida. Also, my 4 granddaughters spend a lot of time visiting us in the summer. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kelly Dee said...

Beautiful quilt! I love driving my Miata in the summer :-)

tac73 said...

I love length of days during summer and gardening.

Sandra Walker said...

I love the sunshine and warmth, and reading, or sewing, bringing down my Featherweight! on the deck. :-)

Sally said...

KAYAKING....my favorite part of summer. Beach walks and bike rides are right up there on the list too!. LOVE YOUR PATTERN!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful!

Stitchin At Home said...

The sun and my flowers especially the roses.

djw quilts said...

Another beauty ME! Summer....warmth, fresh air, the Farmers Market, the garden, golf....

JuneBugQuilts said...

What I love about summer is that all the flowers on my potted orange tree have fallen off and the tiny fruit is starting to appear. I love watching them grow and have increased my yield every year for the past three years by careful placement of the pot so that too many of the blooms don't get washed off by the rain coming off the roof or too much shade to produce new leaves. It is an adventure I look forward to every year!

I love your pattern, ME!

mumbird3 said...

Summertime evening dinners outside on the deck are just about perfect (and you spit the watermelon seeds over the railing!!!) mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

I love summer because I can sit outside and read in the sun.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Beautiful quilt! Such fun with all the yummy colors. I love summer since I get to spend it with my grandson. I love the one on one time I get with him and we spend lots of days in the pool and doing different activities.

Thanks for a chance to win. Fingers crossed!

usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

QuiltE said...

The food, the flowers, the longer days ... and guess what? this line of Island Batiks remind me of all of my summer loves! thanks for sharing your Island Batik Bounty with us.

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What a beautiful quilt!!!!

Kathy E. said...

I love summer because we can be outside more and I can take care of my flower gardens! I also don't have any need to get up early because I have the summer off ....teacher here!

Ellee said...

Outdoor concerts -- that's my favorite summer activity. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Ellee said...

Summer evenings are what I like best about summer. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Sewbig said...

I love summer because of the warm weather, flowers and fresh fruit and vegetables. I'm ready for summer!