Welcome to the Planes, Trains and Automobiles Blog Hop by the Island Batik Ambassadors! I am honored to be an Island Batik Ambassador. The hop started on February 15 and goes until March 4.
Today is my day to show you the absolutely lovely French Roasted collection by Kathy Engle, so grab your passports and come with me to Paris where we can have coffee at a French café. Please bring your coat for it is a chilly 42 degrees F.
To enjoy our stay at a Paris Café fully, you must understand the rules of the café culture.
Sitting and sipping is the point.
Smoking is prohibited
To call the waiter, say Monsieur!
Sit, sip and enjoy!
The pattern for the coffee cup blocks can be found at Connecting Threads. I added 2 1/2" sashing and cornerstones.
The French Roasted collection is available now, check with your favorite quilt shop.
I also made a table runner for a blog hop back in October which I also used the French Roasted collection. You can find the post about this table runner here …
Welcome to the You Can Quilt Blog Hop!
Skill Builder Set 5
I am so happy to be part of the You Can Quilt Blog Hop that is to introduce everyone to a fantastic new book written by Marlene Oddie (a fellow Island Batik Ambassador) and Leila Gardunia called You Can Quilt - Building Skills for Beginners. You can find the book at Shopaqs.com or on Marlene's Blog.
I volunteered to make the 3 blocks from Skill Builder 5, Wonky Blocks.
I used gorgeous earth tone Island Batik fabrics from the Fall/Winter 15 Collection called French Roasted to make my blocks. These fabrics will be presented at market so this is a sneak peak.
These blocks were very fun to make. I have never made wonky blocks before and being somewhat of a perfectionist when it comes to my quilting it was an interesting process. The directions were so easy to follow, they were clear, well written and the illustrations were perfect, The blocks came together quickly.
Annmarie from Wisconsin has won 4 gorgeous Island Batik FQs from the French Roasted collection which is available now. You can find Island Batik at many great online shops, but please ask your favorite shop to carry Island Batik fabrics.
(I used random.org to pick my winner for the Planes, Trains, & Automobiles Blog hop.)
Thank you Annmarie for hopping along with the Island Batik Ambassadors!
The Ambassadors are participating in a blog hop featuring projects from Wendy Sheppard's new book called "Creative New Quilts and Projects from Precuts or Stash".
The blog hop starts today and goes through to March 25.
Each Ambassador has a copy of the book to give away. You can also purchase of copy of the book here.
And you can listen to Wendy's brief interview with Pat Sloan about the book here.
The Ambassadors will be featuring one of the projects from the book using Island Batik fabrics.