Thursday, January 31, 2019

Slip along with me on the Get Away Blog Hop...featuring Icicle


Welcome to the final day on the month long Get Away Blog Hop from Island Batik!! If you are just joining us--make sure to check out links to all the previous posts HERE.


Icicle--is the collection Island Batik provided me to work with for this special blog hop. This is a Signature Collection by Kathy Engle for Tamarinis. View the full collection and accompaning patterns HERE. 

I see that I added one fabric from the Foundations line--Gun Metal Bubble Hole--isn't that a cool name. Plus I love how the Foundations just blend seamlessly with the other collections.

Icicle should be arriving soon in your quilt shop that carries Island Batik--if your shop doesn't carry Island Batik--make sure and ask for it!!!


The cool and crisp colors in this collection immediately made me think of a Nordic sweater. I have wanted to remake my pattern--Peace Seeker---available HERE--or send me an email--so this collection was a perfect fit--get it sweater--fit--oh I must be putting in too many long days here on the farm--or my brain is frozen with all our below zero air tempuratures this past week!


Using this collection of AccuQuilt dies--all the pieces for the 80" x 84" quilt were cut out in no time at all!!


Love me some batik stacks all ready to sew together!!!


Pretty piles of 2" half square triangles--notice all the dog ears are already cut off--my favorite part of using the AccuQuilt dies!!


Beautiful morning sunrise on the day I pieced this quilt top!! Those pretty rays on either side of the sun are called Sun Dogs--seeing them means COLD weather ahead!! But they sure are pretty!!


One of the coolest pieces in the Icicle line is the Deer Stripe--the row of deer run the entire 45" length of fabric--and I say 45" because that is exactly how much fabric goodness you get with Island Batik!!


The Deer Strip was bordered with this equally cool check print!! Just look how even that plaid is!! When you think that these batiks are HANDMADE in Bali--just look at the precise craftmanship of those artisans!!


Visualizing what applique shapes to use in those lovely wide open spaces of cool blue goodness!!!


Cameo apperance of my sister, who was here last night!! She doesn't consider herself crafty--but with one short lesson--she cut out all the upcycled wool appliques for the quilt!! Great memory for me!!


I may have taken a few too many photos of this one....so just sit back and enjoy for a bit!!

This headboard was made with two doors from the old farmhouse we lived in...great way to bring the old house to the new house!


..these pretty ivory snowflakes were once a classy pair of wool trousers that I took apart and felted!!


...I only have a little bit of that fun houndstooth left--will have to start hitting the GoodWill stores again!!


The sun was shining for just a brief moment this afternoon--I should have put a coat on--almost got frost bite--but just look at all the glorious crisp blues!!!!


It's like the quilt is just a reflection of the Winter sky--ohhh I may have just come up with the name--I have actually been thinking the whole time I was sewing and even writing this post--what am I going to call this one--naming quilts is one of my favorite things to do!!
I am looking at this photo again--and look closely snow color in the ditch--a perfect match to the beautiful blues in this Icicle collection!!


Winter Sky.


"Winter giveth the fields, and the trees so old, their beards of icicles and snow."

--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



Now for the fun part--make sure you head on over to the Island Batik Blog HERE and enter the rafflecopter giveaway for an amazing rainbow of colors!!!


I am offering all these leftover fabrics from the collection--and when I say leftovers--that is what I mean--there might even be a finished half square triangle or two in there!! Along with the pattern--Peace Seeker that I used to make Winter Sky. Will be drawing a winner after Feb. 10.

To enter please leave a comment about your favorite winter memory!! 


Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to check out the other stops for today!!



Friday, February 1-  Candy Cane Lane and Icicle

71 comments:

Jackie OBrien said...

Absolutely fabulous

TJenn said...

Love your process. The colors you were sent are beautiful. You did a great job at the quilt & it looks like it found a home on the bed quickly! Sweet.
My fab winter memory is sled-riding down the big hill in the winter time. It was so much fun when we were small children. Memories long past, but fun to reflect upon

Gene Black said...

I love the surprise of the wool applique on this quilt. It looks great. You really saved a lot of cutting time by using the Accuquilt cutter.

Dena@LivingWaterQuilter.com said...

Oh, the BLUES. A perfect design and quilt for winter warmth.

Suzy Webster said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Nancy J said...

Beautiful pattern to show off the Icicle selections. And " Winter Sky" just perfect. My favourite winter memory is the day in August 2011, when we went to Wellington to meet our Japanese " Host Daughter, She spent the whole year of 2002 with us, and when we met her at the airport it was snowing. The photo of Mayumi with my husband Hugh, snow flakes sprinkled on their hair and coats, it was a wonderful time.

teachpany said...

Gorgeous. Great idea about the wool applique, and great pattern. So pretty with your snow and blue sky.

Anita said...

I am a big fan of blues, this quilt is perfect for me! Truly gorgeous!

Mario San Diego said...

My best winter memory is having a campfire breakfast in snow on a volcano in Hawaii at Christmas.
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Creativeblonde66 said...

Stunning quilt 😍 😍

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, so gorgeous! My favorite winter memories are of the various ski trips we took over the years.

Kathy L said...

My favorite winter memory is from childhood when it was fun to play in the snow.

lynn bourgeois said...

Beautiful. I was wondering how toy would treat the cleaning of this quilt with it's felted wool appliques?

scottylover said...

My jaw dropped when I saw the finished quilt. Just amazing!

Our yard had the best hill for sledding when I was a kid. My favorite memory is of all the neighbor kids getting together for an afternoon of sledding. So much fun and laughter happened those days!

Sandy A

Allison said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Those ice blue colors make a perfect winter quilt. I'll bet the photographer (and the person holding up the quilt) were shivering! :)

Sharon Aurora said...

I have a lot of good winter memories, but the one I'm thinking about now is about when I was a kid and went winter camping with my Girl Scout troop. We unexpectedly had a blizzard while we were there. We were holed up in the cabin we were staying at and had no way of getting home until the next day. My mother was there but other parents were worried. Fortunately we did have a fireplace, plenty of food, and I had my guitar. Needless to say we all had a blast a quite a memorable experience.

vkh6210 said...

Going sledding! We haven't received enough snow to sled in for several years now. Miss the memories made but not the snow and cold. Beautiful quilt and fabrics. Love the blues.

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful quilt. My favorite memory is having a snowball fight with my brother, sister, and neighbors. Thank you for the giveaway.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Terri, your quilt is beautiful, and I love this line - such cool beautiful fabrics and the pictures really compliment them! Thank you for sharing your talent and for the opportunity to win your giveaway!! I'm just getting into wool and read and article about felting your thrift store finds so I'm going to try it! My favorite winter memory is when my DH and I and our daughter, SIL and first grandchild went to the Smoky Mountains a few days after Christmas. It started snowing on our way up and by the time we got to our cabin (thankfully we got there) there was about 8 inches of snow! Our car got stuck in the little road because there was a car parked in our driveway from one of the homes on the hill above us so they could get to work the next day. A fellow who lived on the road came and helped my SIL push the car so we could get it out of the road! A little scary since the mountain was only about a foot from my door! But after we got unstuck, we had a beautiful time and our 18 month old (at the time) granddaughter had a blast playing in the snow with her Peeps (my DH)! Great memory!

Angie&Gary Short said...

Beautiful quilt! My favorite winter memory is sledding when I was growing up! Such fun! Enjoy your day!! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail y

Lori Smanski said...

Wow this is a gorgeous quilt. You really highlighted the fabrics. Thanks for inspiring.
One of my favorite winter memories is when a friend and I gathered about 10 kids and we all went sledding. Such a blast. Then we all came back to my house and had hot chocolate, lunch and home made cookies. The kids played board games until the parents came and picked them up.
And I am not a outside winter person. Gave the kids a great memory though.
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Melody Lutz said...

Wow-thats one gorgeous quilt!!! 12 years old, Southern CALIFORNIA born and raised- watching snow fall for the first time...magical.

Mindy said...

How beautiful! I adore a good snowflake motif and this is just stunning. Growing up in Oregon we didn't get a lot of snow, but since then I've moved to Canada, and boy howdy do we get lots! (It's snowing as I type this, of course.) But my most magical memory of winter is when I was in St Petersburg, Russia, as a teenageer, teaching English. It was the first time I ever saw REAL snowflakes - the pretty ones that everyone cuts out of paper and says are unique. It was amazing.

Rita Lynn said...

It immediately made me think of when we were kids. We would bundle up and take our sleds to the hill. It was great times. Afterward we would go home to hot chocolate.

anna brown said...

The snow in the UP of michigan was so deep one year it took my dad a long time to get out the frount door..But once he did it was so fun to play in...happyness04431@yahoo.com

Abbigail said...

Beautiful! And I glad your sister had a hand in it! It will make it special!
My favorite snow memories were when we were little on still lived on the farm. It had snowed so much once that we were able to make snow caves! Of course now I would be terrified to let my grandkids do this since now I know how dangerous this is!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

One of my favorite snow memories is always knowing I hated going sledding....???? When I was but little, I went once.... and the snow sprayed up in my face. Hated it. So never went again until I was about 28 and then realized just how Fun! I could not possibly deprive my own children of that blessed experience so we bought several sleds and having a sledding party is the best hit every time it snows!

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning, Terri!

VA said...

Your quilt is beautiful! My favorite memory happened in the early '70s. The local hardware store had snowmobiles on display, and we used to go in there all the time to look at them and dream of owning one someday. Our parents surprised us and bought one! My dad's coworker made a sled for it, my dad cleared a trail in the woods behind our house, and all five of us would go riding on the weekends.

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

tobogganing and ice skating with friends

Leanne Parsons said...

That is so gorgeous! The blues are stunning and your wool applique adds the perfect touch :) What a great way to cap off the blog hop :)

myzbarb said...

I guess my favorite winter memory is going sledding with my brothers. Where I grew up it was hard to find a hill for sledding. They do exist on the Great Plains, but aren't always accessible or safe. So sledding was a real treat! I really only remember one outing that involved a hill, the rest of the time we just ran and slid on the flat road.

OhioLori said...

Gorgeous Quilt..& Pictures!! Wow!! Favorite winter memory has to be the Blizzard of 1978!! We wer snowed in..two lil kiddo's...and only a small potbelly stove to keep warm. I made the best pot of soup beans on it!! lol We closed off rooms & stayed in the small parlor room, until we had help to get out 5 days later. Was scary..80 mph winds..alot of blowing snow...but God was definitely helpin..& we were all fine. Amen! :)

Diantha said...

Beautiful quilt and fabrics!
My favorite winter memory is when I was a kid - one of the streets near us, with very little traffic, had a big hill which was great for sledding. Sometimes an adult or big kid would stand near the top to alert any possible cars.
My least favorite winter memory is probably the ice storm of 1998 - we were without power for 5 days!

Deb B. said...

Your quilt is lovely and works so well with the beautiful blue colors. I still remember fondly sledding down a long steep hill in the neighborhood where I grew up. The hill was next to a playground and we had to flip the swings around the legs of the swing set so we wouldn't get caught up in them. All the neighborhood children would come out to go sledding on that hill.

Μοιρούλα said...

Beautiful quilt and fabrics.One of my favorite snow memories is watching snow fall from my window.In Greece there is not o lot of snow

Kathryn said...

I loved sledding with my brother on the hill right next to our house. I love your quilt and the appliques.

Jollygirl said...

One year we had enough snow to go sledding. We had a day when everyone in our neighborhood spent the day sledding. It was so fun. I love your quilt. It is gorgeous!

Calicojoan said...

This makes my heart go pitter pat! It's absolutely gorgeous!

Quilting Tangent said...

Pretty winter quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful quilt! I live in the deep south, so I don't like the cold weather. But my best winter memory was when we took our kids to SnowShoe WV so they could go snowboarding. It was a nice vacation.

Denise said...

Beautiful quilt design for the gorgeous fabrics.

virgdale said...

My favorite winter memories are of skiing in the Utah mountains. I was a lot younger.

Barb said...

One of my favorite winter memories is sledding on the big hill by our school.
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Sewgirl said...

Oh your quilt is just gorgeous! Love those winter blues!! My favorite memory from winter is skiing up in Lake Tahoe during "ski week" when our kids were little. So much fun in the snow!

Barb said...

What a fabulous quilt

Linda H said...

What a beautiful quilt. The blues are gorgeous! Love the appliques too!
My favourite winter memory would be what fun it was to play in the snow as a child, building snowmen, making snow angels and sledding on a huge hill near my home. Now that I’m much older, I can’t say that I enjoy winter near as much.

Deb FitzGerald said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. The fabrics sing icy cold. My favorite memory is going out to my grandparent’s farm and walking back to a little pond with my parents and brother to ice skate. We weren’t great skaters, but we had the best times.

Farm Quilter said...

Honestly, your quilt is so beautiful it made me cry!! The fabrics and the pattern are absolutely made for each other! Winter Sky is the perfect name for your quilt. A favorite memory of winter goes way back when I was a child when about 6 families would get together, drive to the mountains (snow or no snow), cut down our Christmas trees, then all come back to town to meet at one of the homes to share a potluck dinner together. With all the kids, there had to be at least 30 of us. Thank you for the walkabout back in time.

Emily said...

This is so beautiful! You are right, perfect winter colors!

Cecilia said...

Winter Sky is beautiful! I love the fabrics and your wool appliqué. My favorite winter memory is from last year when i babysat two of my granddaughters at their home in Pittsburgh. I live in Florida, so it was fun playing in the snow with them.

JANET said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I remember, in my younger days, floating down a ski run in knee high powder. It was like skiing in sugar! And so quiet. Ahh, the good old days!!

Dawn F said...

My favorite winter memory is playing in the snow as a kid and going sledding. I love your quilt!

Beth said...

What fun that your sister was able to be a part of the creation of this quilt!
One of my favorite winter memories is from a winter when I was visiting my cousins in Idaho. I had grown up in Southern California, so found the whole snow/ice/frozen landscape scene very romantic and downright amazing. One night they took me ice skating on an outdoor rink in their tiny (to me) town. Skating under the stars, just us, was incredible. I don't think it was anything out of the ordinary for them, but I haven't forgotten it, forty years later.

jellybean said...

Love the colors in the quilt a great winter memory for me is visiting Niagra Fall in winter all cover in snow and ice

GranChris said...

The blues are amazing and your quilt is stunning. Beautiful!

Diane Cullum said...

Your quilt is so gorgeous! The colors are stunning! A favorite winter memory is ice skating on the river, at the park, or in a frozen field with my parents when I was young.

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Wow, love the recycled textile felting used for the appliqués. Beautiful quilt and very clever use of resources, thanks for sharing all the details.

rosemaryschild said...

What a wonderful fabric collection! Your quilt is beautiful, the cool colors perfect! I live in the South, so not much snow here! One year when my son was younger, we got about 3"! As soon as I set him down, he started to scream, didn't want any part of that snow! Thank you, Susan

Gail said...

Beautiful quilt. I really enjoy seeing everyone's individual takes on each of the quilt challenges.

Deb FitzGerald said...

I adore your quilt. My favorite winter memory is going to my grandparent's farm and walking in the woods to a small pond with my parents and brother. We would sweep the snow off the pond and ice skate. We weren't very good, but it was such fun. Thinking about it makes me smile.

Donna Cutting said...

Memories of tobogganing down very big hills, so much fun. Stunning quilt, in my favorite colors.
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Karon Rufenacht said...

Beautiful quilt! My fondest memories of winter in central Wyoming happened while ice skating at the neighborhood outdoor skating ponds back in the early 1960's. They are no longer there, but this year we have a wonderful new one in a new downtown plaza. Yesterday, it was actually too warm to safely skate on the ice. We missed the latest polar vertex and the groundhog saw its shadow here. I may get 6 more weeks of winter to quilt!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I love your blue quilt being used as a bedspread. That would go perfect in my bedroom. I use quilts all the time as bedspreads.

Teckla Buller said...

Beautiful quilt! I love jades, teals and mauves now, but blue used to be my favorite color. My favorite winter memory would have to be making "snow" icecream. We lived out in the country (60's) and usually got quite a bit of snow--it was clean back then. We'd go sledding in the afternoon, or even after dark, and often after sledding Mom would make snow icecream for us. So good! Looking forward to following your blog.

Lois Klarenbeek said...

Absolutely amazing as always, my dear friend. My favorite winter memory is sledding with my sisters til dark, and our toes and fingers were frozen. Then going in the house and laying by the wood burner to thaw out. I remember my fingers hurting so bad, that to this day I am almost brought to tears.

nicolesender said...

What a stunning quilt! The fabric is so pretty! My favorite winter memory is going ice skating and sledding at my neighborhood park! My sister and brothers and I had so much fun when it snowed!
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Pamela said...

Both your quilt and your photography are stunning! You captured the colors and mood of winter so well. Thanks for sharing this! My favorite winter memory is cross country skiing in college with dear friends.

Unknown said...

Beautifully done! You have taken quilting to another level adding the wool application on the Batik quilts. The snow is fabulous with the quilt and reminds me of growing up by the Rock River as a child.

Shasha said...

Thank you for sharing your finished work. Every since I discovered Deb Tucker's rulers and the Island Batik ambassadors, it has opened a whole new world of quilting. This quilt is absolutely gorgeous. Love all the different media (fabric and wool). I think I might even have these same Accuquilt dies! Again, thank you!

Eleni Zeimpeki said...

This quilt is fabulous! My lovely colours! Thank you for sharing with us!