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My Winner

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And the winner is ......
Janie

My winner was picked by Random.org.
Janie won three beautiful Island Batik fat quarters. They are gorgeous! I hope she enjoys them as much as I do sending them to her. 



Thanks again to Island Batik and the other Ambassadors for making this such a fantastic blog hop! 
Thank you for visiting! 
Christine

Summer in the Country Blog Hop

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 Welcome to my day on the Summer in the Country blog hop with Island Batik. This is my first official Island Batik Blog Hop as an Island Ambassador. I am so excited to have been given the opportunity to create with these beautiful fabrics from the Wishing Well Collection.  My passion is English Paper Piecing (EPP), so I thought I would share how I EPP  this Hexagon Table Runner which is inspired by Charming and Cheerful from Designer Sherri McConnell (www.aquiltinglife.com)
Hexagon Table Runner

40 - 5” squares assorted prints 40 - 2" hexagon templates (2" is the side length)  2 – 1 ¼ x 28 ¼” inner border strips 2 – 1 ¼ x 15 ¾” inner border strips 2 – 3 ½ x 29 ¾” outer border strips 2 – 3 ½ X 21 ¾”outer border strips 3 – 2 ½ x 42” binding strips 7/8 yard for backing 28 x 42” batting
First I needed to baste and whip stitch together my 40 hexagons.  This is how I baste my hexagons, I use plastic templates, but paper ones are just fine too. I like to use coated paper clips to hold…