Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Adventure Dash with London Calling...Great Outdoors Island Batik Blog Hop


Welcome to my stop on the Island Batik Great Outdoors Blog Hop. Coming to you right now as I sit on the shore of Elbow Lake in Northern Minnesota at The Jolly Fisherman Resort. The day is drizzily and cold--seems quite fitting for the London Calling line of batik fabrics!!!

They can be found here on the Island Batik website. Look for them in your local quilt shop!!


London Calling is a collection of blues--from dusty light to deep dark navy including multiple steps of blue inbetween. The collection of 20 half yard cuts along with 2 yards each of a light and dark were supplied to me by Island Batik as part of their Ambassador program.


I have been in need of a new quilt for our little pickup camper--this was the perfect line of fabric to design a new quilt for that purpose. I envisioned a giant churn dash type block using all the fabrics of the collection.


I just love pretty stacks of fabric all cut with the GO! 12" Mix & Match Qube. I have  a written up a small tutorial sheet for cutting instructions with the Accuquilt Qube system along with a coloring page to make your own Adventure Dash quilt. You can find that here on my Craftsy site as a free download.


Chain piecing....and piecing.....and piecing!


Loaded on the longarm...ready to quilt...


...while the butterflys enjoyed the zinnias in front of the studio window.


Adventure Dash...72" sqaure...on the dock outside the cabin!! There was a very small break in clouds yesterday to let sunshine through. Creating the perfect opportunity to catch all the great colors in the London Calling collection from Island Batik. I also used the Hobbs 80/20 batting and Aurifil thread to do the quilting that were provided to me in the Ambassdor box earlier this year.


A couple of cute grandchildren creating a path of leaves for catepillars to eat--so it can make a cacoon in the house they made for it, to eventually become a butterfly. Oh the joy of creating in the Great Outdoors!!!


Enjoy my view as I write this post!!!


I do all of my quilting freehand on an APQS Millie. The design I used for Adventure Dash I call Wind Map. I love the great background texture it gives to an outdoors type quilt. If you have ever seen a topographical map of lakes, it will look kind of like this quilting design. Each line representing different depths of the lakes' water so that fishermen who know what they are doing can find the fish.



Benches on the end of the dock make for a great place to watch and listen to the loons. Such an erie yet beautiful sound!!!


Love me a reversible quilt!! I had planned to use the flying geese rows on top and bottom of Adventure Dash--but it felt too big. And after cutting, sewing and pressing all of the blocks--there was no way that they weren't going to be used!! So perfect on the back with the 2 yard cuts of light and dark!!!


Thanks for coming along with me on The Great Outdoors Blog Hop from Island Batik. The photo above shows all the fabrics I have left of London Calling. Please like my Lizard Creek Quilting Facebook page and leave me a comment there telling me your favorite place to vacation with your family and I will randomly choose a winner!!


Make sure you check out all the other Ambassador posts!! There may be more giveaways on them!!
You can find the list of blogs here on Island Batik's blog. Along with a great giveaway from Island Batik!!


It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever. --Jimmy Carter

35 comments:

Happy said...

I love camping in the Blue Ridge mountains. That's a great quilt... I love the geese on the back!

Suzy Webster said...

Gorgeous quilt! Love it.

anna brown said...

Very cool I love the colors you got... love to vacation in michigan in the UP.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

BarbV. said...

We love to go to mountains, the Rockies work, but so do the Tetons or those that make up Glacier National Park.
I really like the blues in your quilt, very calming yet interesting.

GranChris said...

I like beaches, any beach but my husband heads to the mountains.

teachpany said...

Great design, and such a pretty photo shoot. The blue and white quilt is calling me. I have to make one, I guess.

Booking Lost Time said...

My house. Less stressful if we don’t have to travel.

Kathy R. said...

A walk on the beach looking for shells is relaxing and fun. I love that you can use your quilt on either side, both sides look great.
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Allison said...

Gorgeous quilt! My favorite place to vacation with my family is along the shore in Maine.

Vicki in MN said...

Just gorgeous Teri!

Annmarie Tegen said...

Wow, the back is just as beautiful as the front! Lovely quilt. My relatives have a cabin on Lk. Superior that they rent to family members. Since our family lives the closest, we use it a lot. Don't need to vacation anywhere else. It is wonderful there.

Lori Smanski said...

wow your quilt is gorgeous. you really make those fabrics shine. i know it will keep you warm in your camper. thank your for sharing and inspiring. when our kids lived at home, we would always try out different places and things. but what everyone loved the most was camping and hiking in the mountains.
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Anita said...

Beautiful quilt; I love the fabric line!

Quilting Tangent said...

Not on facebook. Reversible quilts are wonderful. Somewhere quiet to enjoy nature is a good vacation spot. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Vicki H said...

Love reversible quilts. I like to vacation with family that live states away. I am not on FB.

scottylover said...

We head to Kansas City or Branson, MO whenever we want a family vacation. So much to do that it doesn't get boring!

Sandy A

jellybean said...

Just moved from Arizona to Massachusetts so really enjoying the green so everyday is a vacation but nothing pulls me more than the beach

Karen said...

That quilt is a beauty! Enjoyed the photos - looks like a perfect vacation :)
Fellow Ambassador Karen

Sewgirl said...

Your quilt is beautiful! And your grandchildren adorable...lucky you! I love to go to Yosemite (when we don't have fires!!) and be in the majestic beauty of nature there. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!!

Audrey said...

Wow! I love the front, and back, of your quilt. I will be heading over to Craftsy to download your pattern. I love the crisp blues of London Calling. My favourite vacation is camping wherever we park our travel trailer. Most years it is in a campground about 20 minutes from our home. All the beauty of our area without the "work" that comes with living in a house. Lots of peaceful time to hand stitch or knit as well as hike and explore. Thank you for sharing your quilt and your pattern.

Lee said...

A reversible quilt - awesome - great design and colors! I really love this blue batik!
I love vacationing in upper Michigan! So pretty and lots of fun things to do!

Michele T said...

I have to say that these blues are gorgeous and so it your quilt! Our family loves to camp at Pukaskwa National Park which is in our neck of the woods! The hiking trails and scenic lookouts are spectacular!

Janet Cromwell said...

We went fishing to MN at Big Mantrap Lake (near Park Rapids) with my parents and my son, daughter in law and grandson this past June. We also sat on the dock listening to the loons watching the sunset. It was so relaxing and peaceful. We did alot of fishing as well. It was a great week. I am ready to go next year again already.

Cindy Shelley said...

Love a reversible quilt!!!!

The Quilted Dog said...

Love your quilt & the beautiful place where you quilt!

Pamela said...

I loved all the photos in your post! Beautiful quilt, delightful grandchildren, and beautiful scenery! Thanks for sharing this. And I love that quilting design! I commented on your Facebook page, and my favorite place to vacation is Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Dena@LivingWaterQuilter.com said...

wow,your quilt is gorgeous !

mumbird3 said...

Your quilt is lovely and I especially love the back!!! Great work! Thanks for sharing..my fav place to vacation is the Smoky Mountains in western North Carolina - lots of quilters hiding there!!! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

Beth said...

I don't have a Facebook account, so can't enter your giveaway, but I wanted to thank you for sharing that beautiful quote from President Carter. Especially now, with the recent news of his cancer spreading, it is meaningful to be reminded of the wisdom of this good man.

Havplenty said...

My favorite places to visit Florida and the Caribbean. I love the turquoise waters. I love your quilt both sides.

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Deb B. said...

Your quilt us beautiful and a clever use of the churn dash block. The flying geese on the back are a nice addition.

Sally said...

Creating a blue quilt for our bed has been on my to-do list for years! This might be the inspiration.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Beautiful quilt and such cute grandchildren! Aren't they wonderful??!! I left a post on FB also!

Barb said...

Awesome pictures and quilt.

Leanne Parsons said...

Fabulous design and your pictures are beautiful. I love the flying geese on the back too :)