Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Beat the Heat with Electirc Desert from Island Batik....


Welcome to my stop on the Island Batik Spring Collections of 2019 blog hop. You won't want to miss any of the other Ambassador stops--check them out HERE. Electric Desert should be arriving in your quilt shops soon--if you don't see them, make sure and ask for them!!!

Electric Desert designed by Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works for Island Batik
Just look at this stack of glorious color!!! So many possibilities--a summer sunset, zinnias in the garden or anything else in your imagination!!

The colors that jumped out at me were the turquoise ones. I have loved turquoise jewlery since I was a little girl when I purchased my first ring at the county fair. I was fasinated by the fact that the stone was mined in the desert, as I had never seen a desert growing up in the farm country of Minnesota.

So I set about to bring that memory to life in this quilt using a pattern I designed Come Into View which you can find HERE.


The motifs Jackie designed in this collection just bring the desert to life--the cracked earth, several differnt cacti, and various blooms work together seamlessly!!


Come into View is a super easy strip pieced pattern, so the blocks come together quickly!!


Following the pressing directions--makes this cute little four patch on the back!! Plus all the seams nest together--so no big bumps at the intersections!! Your quilter will thank you for that!!!


Now--I still live in farm country--so finding a desert near me is pretty much impossible--so I settled for these horses--they kinda have a desert vibe!! And isn't living in a rural area just so cool--this is actually a pasture IN the small town near my home.


So here it is--my turquoise stones surrounded and buried in the desert mountains!!


This amazing vintage car is just across the road from the horses--you can see their fence through the windows!!


Now for the fun part--GIVEAWAYS!! Island Batik is having a different giveaway each week of the hop--this week they are giving away a precut 10" stack--of--wait for it!! Electric Desert!! So head over to their blog and enter HERE!!


But wait!!! There is more--I have these 9 half yard cuts of fabric left--disclaimer--there is about a 4 1/2" square cut out of each one--a spool of Aurifil and a copy of my pattern Come Into View.

To enter--sign up for my newsletter--sign up should be below or on the blog sidebar. Then let me know in the comments your favorite gemstone and if it might spark a quilt design for you!! Giveaway will be open until August 30.








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Thank you to Island Batik, Aurifil and Hobbs batting--when I quilt it-- for suppling the products used in this project.


83 comments:

Jackie OBrien said...

Beautiful

Allison said...

Your quilt is beautiful and I love the colors! My favorite gemstone is my birthstone, the ruby. I use an awful lot of red in my quilts so maybe there's a ruby quilt in my future.

Carol said...

I've always loved turquoise too, and I think it's my favorite, although my birth stone is topaz, so I am kind of partial to it as well. Love this quilt!! Beautiful colors!

For the love of geese said...

The fabric was perfect for your design. Stones, I love all stones. Garnets, sapphires, rubies, emeralds but I've never considered having a favorite, you made me think this morning. Thank you for that. If I look in my jewelry box at rings and arrange them per stone, not the number of stones then I have to say a star sapphire is my favorite because I have 4 rings with star sapphires. But my most cherished of jewelry is a watch fab purchased on an Indian Res and given to me by my step mother when I was 11. Its turquoise and red coral butterflies. On the other hand, if I had to choose a piece of jewelry with a stone or a jade figurine, I would choose the jade every time. Jade would be my answer for sure. Now that I have that out of the way its time for me to go to work. Love your quilt

Karen said...

Just gorgeous!

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful quilt! I really love that pattern and the fabrics were perfect for it.
My favorite stone is the emerald because green is my favorite color. Thank you for your giveaway.

Deb M said...

I love your quilt! My favorite gemstone is the emerald.

Julie said...

Love your quilt story. A diamond is my favorite stone. Purple is my favorite color. Thank you for sharing.

scottylover said...

I love opals. They have so many colors in them and can change depending on what color you wear.

Sandy A

OhioLori said...

Your quilt is GORGEOUS! I love Turquoise as well. I lived in Phoenix, AZ & lil" while in New Mexico. Been long time back...but the desert, cactus (specially when they bloom!)& views...are Amazingly Beautiful. Your Quilt shows it perfectly. :) Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too:D

Nancy D said...

I love the color red, so Ruby is my favorite stone. I have been known to sneak red into many of my quilts.

Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com said...

Love your quilt. There are too many gems that I love, but maybe my favorite is the opal, especially the black opal. My husband bought me a beautiful black opal necklace when we were in Alice Springs, Australia in 2007.

Janis said...

Diamond of course but Alexandrite comes in as a close 2nd. Your quilts are fabulous!

cjmont said...

love your quilt. my birth stone and favorite stone is turquoise and it's also my favorite color.

hlop3 said...

Love the quilt! There are so many I love but probably sapphire would be my favorite at the moment. ��

GranChris said...

I love a ruby. Your quilt is wonderful, love the pattern and the colors.

Diantha said...

I love your quilt and the fabric! Thanks for the chance to win some.
I think my favorite gem stone is Turquoise. I visited Arizona last year and bought some Turqoise earrings which I love.

Nancy J said...

Purples and greens, and an old car, perfect setting for your photos. My favourite would be a sapphire, from the three in my Grandmother's engagement ring, with the initials inside the gold band, " From D.P. to J.McM. " when it was resized for my finger, the jeweller made sure the letters were saved. And like any jewel,Island Batiks sparkle with their beautiful shades.

VA said...

Gorgeous quilt, and great photos! My favorite gemstone is garnet, my birthstone.

Kathleen said...

Love your quilt and the pattern is fabulous. I was looking at the catalog last night and loved this (as I have Enchanted Forest and you made it first in that). Great job all around. I think my favorite is sapphire.

Sewgirl said...

Your quilt is beautiful! My favorite gemstone is the diamond (aren't they a girls best friend? or are the forever?). If I were to do a gemstone quilt, I would however probably choose my birthstone, which is the Topaz, just cuz I like color. Thanks for sharing!!

Quilting Tangent said...

Signed up for newsletter, Ruby is my favorite stone. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Jollygirl said...

My favorite gemstone is tanzinite. I love your quilt.

Kymberly said...

Love that deep magenta border. Working at a jewelry store I have many favorite gems. Maybe I just need to make a jewelry store quilt celebrating them all.

Dawn F said...

I like emerald because it is the birthstone for my daughters!

Anita said...

Beautiful quilt! Amethyst is my favorite gemstone.

Lois said...

FUN!!! Keep up the hard work!!

cghundley said...

Beautiful design and
colors to your quilt!
I have a ring that
has my birthstone Peridot,
and my husband's Turquoise
in it. Makes my heart happy.
Carla from Utah

MaryBeth said...

I love my birthstone -- emeralds. Green is a great color. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vasudha said...

Beautiful quilt. My favorite gemstone is ruby - just love the rich red tones.

Calicojoan said...

Looks like those horses know "cool" when they see it! And right they are. Great design, great colors...what more could you ask for? :-)

Barb said...

I like diamonds--or rubies which are a beautiful red!
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Barb said...

That fabric is to die for, love what you have done with it...just awesome.

rosemaryschild said...

Sapphire is my birthstone! It has several colors, I love the blue & the peach (the Paparadscha sapphire), what a wonderful combination for a quilt! Thank you, Susan

Sharon Aurora said...

I think I like opals best but I like them all. It might lend itself to a pretty quilt design.

Laura S said...

My favorite gemstone is the emerald. I love anything green! (My bedroom is green, my car is green and I have several green quilts)

Bec said...

My favorite gemstone is natural sapphire because of its deep rich color and because my husband bought me a beautiful heart necklace that is outlined in sapphires.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The Amethyst is my favorite gemstone because it is my birthstone!

Kathy E. said...

I've signed up for your newsletter! My birthstone is the ruby, and its rich red color always catches my eye. Love your quilt against that vintage car...so cool!

Beth said...

Since my mother's death, I've been very sentimental about the garnet, her birthstone. I have thought about making a garnet-themed quilt but don't have it quite figured out yet. I signed up for your newsletter using my wordygirl at earthlink dot net email address.

Anna brown said...

Hmmmm I like a nice Sapphire....love the colors and very very nice quilt....I got you on e-mail. .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

Pamela said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! My favorite stone is the amethyst. Thank you for all the inspiration!

Delaine said...

I live in a rural area too, and it is definitely awesome! My favorite gemstone is the aquamarine and it would definitely spark a quilt pattern for me as blue is my favorite color. Thanks!

works4me said...

What a beautiful quilt. Thanks for the chance to win such a generous prize.
My favourite gemstone is garnet. I love the variations of colour in which it can be found.

Jayne said...

Thank you for sharing your quilt with us. These are beautiful fabrics. I love Sapphires

@lutzcats said...

I love Amethyst...so regal.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is gorgeous fabric, and love your pattern, too! Thanks for the giveaway! I also love turquoise.

Lori Smanski said...

Wow gorgeous. Both the fabric and your quilt. I love the title of your quilt. I love Opals and Sapphires. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Kathryn said...

My birthstone is ruby, which I simply love. Your quilt is lovely.

Nanci T said...

Love your quilt! My favorite gemstone us turquoise - I love everything desert!!

Lee said...

Beautiful quilt! My favorite gemstone is fire opals!

tac73 said...

Love the colors in your quilt! My favorite gemstone is aquamarine.

Μοιρούλα said...

I've always loved turquoise , and I think it's my favorite

Michele T said...

Gorgeous quilt design! My gemstone is Garnet and a deep red is my favourite colour too!

Gail said...

I like gemstone quilts, expeciallly when deep blue or greens are used. My favorinte gemstone is opal.

Dale said...

Hard to choose a favorite gemstone. I think I love them all. I will go with opal. Your mosaic quilt turned out beautiful!

nicolesender said...
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nicolesender said...

Such a beautiful quilt! I signed up and confirmed receiving your newsletter. Love all the great batik fabric! My favorite gemstone is the topaz!

Fireside Quilter said...

The soft blue of Sapphire is my favourite gemstone.(firesidequiltstudio@gmail.com)

BarefootThunder said...

my favorite stone is turquoise. thanks for asking.

Lauriejo said...

My favorite gemstone is blue topaaz, appropriate since my birthstone is topaz. I am looking forward to receiving your newsletter.

Unknown said...

My favorite is amethyst, which also happens to be my fiancé's birthstone. Hadn't really thought of basing a quilt on it before but it would make for a beautiful one! New idea!

Carol Andrews said...

My favorite is opal. I have a ring with a fire opal in it and I have managed to duplicate the range of colours in it using Island Batiks in a paper pieced Star quilt. I just love it!

Marie said...

I love your quilt. not sure what my favourote gemstone is... maybe turquoise

Leanne Parsons said...

Beautifully done!

Susan said...

Your quilt is beautiful and you've photographed it in wonderful places! I think it's only considered semi-precious, but I love peridot. Or Jade or turquoise. Maybe a little amethyst thrown in. LOL The one thing I don't care for is diamonds. =) You are so generous to give away all that beautiful fabric, and I'd love to have it, but I'm cutting back on reading blogs to make more time to sew and be with family. I know whoever wins this will be so blessed and do something wonderful with it!

mumbird3 said...

Beautiful quilt - I signed up!
My gemstone is turquoise!

Havplenty said...

What a gorgeous quilt. Such eye appeal. I love Topaz as its the stone of my birth month, but nothing beats rubies.

Barb said...

Love your design and quilt. Awesome fabrics

Vicki in MN said...

Great use of these fabulous IB fabrics!! I love December birthstone.

rosemaryschild said...

A pretty quilt, fabric colors are amazing! My favorite gemstone is a parparacha sapphire, a very pretty peach color! Thank you, Susan

Renee G said...

I love the greens of peridots.

Batiklvr said...

My favorite gemstone is the sapphire. 💖

Cindy Shelley said...

My favorite gemstone is ruby.

Carla said...

Your pattern is perfect for these beautiful fabrics. I love everything about your quilt. Especially those turquoise colors.

Betsy said...

I signed up for your newsletter. My favorite gemstone is peridot

Pam said...

Terri, your creations are always so beautiful and vibrant! I cannot wait to get my first newsletter :-) Now if I had less garden produce to process and more time to do some quilting!! My favorite gemstone is the Alexandrite.

Anne D said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!!!!I am not a real gem stone kind of girl. Opals are my favourite but at the moment I love pearls😍

Unknown said...

beautifull quilt!! amazing colors!!

Andromache said...

Excellent work! I've signed up... my gemstone is emerald

cbg1 said...

I really like this pattern. My favorite gemstone is sapphire...I would love to make this quilt in shades of blue.

Sally said...

AMAZING! Your photography of this fun quilt is exceptional!

Anonymous said...

My favorite gem is a blue Safire. Since so much of what I make is blue, I guess it has already inspired me.