Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Island Batik Blog Hop

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 .


I am having a giveaway of 4 fat quarters from the French Roasted collection. Please just leave me a comment and let me know if you have ever been to Paris or your favorite place to visit. 



Here is the schedule for the rest of the blog hop. Each one of these ladies are very talented and their projects are just wonderful to see.

Monday, February 15 – Caribbean Splash
Bejeweled Quilts
Pamela Quilts
Tuesday, February 16 – London Fog
Moose Stash Quilting
Wednesday, February 17 – French Roasted
KISSed Quilts
Made In Scraps
Happy Cottage Quilter
Thursday, February 18 – Crystal Cove
Freemotion by the River
Friday, February 19 – Florida Oranges
Fun Threads Designs
Kauffman Designs
Tamarinis
Monday, February 22 – Coral Reef
Mary Mack Made Mine
Purrfect Spots Designs
Tuesday, February 23 – Sweet Georgia Peach
One Quilting Circle
KISSed Quilts
Wednesday, February 24 – Hollywood Hills
The Fit Quilter
Maria Michaels Designs
Thursday, February 25 – Desert Rose
For Quilts Sake
Lemon Tree Snippets
Friday, February 26 – Sea Salt Sandy
Tamarinis
KISSed Quilts
Moose Stash Quilting
Pamela Quilts
Bejeweled Quilts
Monday, February 29 – Jersey Shore
Beaquilter
Lemon Tree Snippets
Tuesday, March 1 – Tuscany Sun
Tammy Silvers
Wednesday, March 2 – Lavish
Freemotion by the River
Moose Stash Quilting
Thursday, March 3 – Fire Island
KISSed Quilts
Friday, March 4 – Tinsel, Holiday Happenings
Purrfect Spots Designs
KISSed Quilts
Moose Stash Quilting


Island Batik is also having a giveaway for a French Roasted Fat Quarter Bundle here:

Rafflecopter Giveaway

Bonjour! 

Christine
 

88 comments:

  1. Beautiful projects! I have been to Paris, and one of my best memories is sitting and sipping coffee in a cafe with my daughter. So much fun!

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  2. Great to see your 'Wonky' Block Set from our book, You Can Quilt!

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  3. I love the colors and the coffee cups. Wonderful.

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  4. I have been to Paris once with work. Would love to go back on my own time to explore it more fully. Love your table runner xx
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  5. I have ever been to Paris. My favorite place to visit was Alaska. I love your runner. I am hosting a church mommy and me tea and I runner with cups would be adorable

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  6. We spent a week in Paris two years ago... Loved it all: art galleries, museums, cafes, river boat rides, etc etc... I'm sorry, I can't pick one place. Paris is a beautiful city and I hope to return to visit again!!

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  7. I visited Paris when I was in college a long time ago. I mainly remember the Eiffel Tower. I love visiting Canada. Island Batiks French Roasted fabrics are beautiful! Thank you for the give away!

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  8. I so want to go to Paris....sigh....on my bucket list! The fabrics are gorgeous!

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  9. Such a cute runner! I am so excited to be getting the IB box-so hard being patient!!

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  10. Such a cute runner! I am so excited to be getting the IB box-so hard being patient!!

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  11. I've never been to Paris, but I did go to Venice, Italy four years ago and it was beautiful! I hope to go again one day. Your table runner is cute and I love the colors of this collection. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I have never been to Paris but would love to go someday. I have a couple favorite places to visit: San Diego and Dominique Republic. Thanks for the pretty giveaway.

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  13. I have never been to Paris, France. My favorite place to visit is San Antonio, Texas.

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  14. I have not been to Paris yet but it is on my bucket list.

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  15. Very nice, and most especially because of the beautiful Island Batik fabrics you used!

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  16. Beautiful projects. I really love the fabrics. No, I have never been to Paris, but it is where I have always wanted to go. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  17. No i haven't been to paris ..My favorite place to visit in michigan all my family lives there........Love the fabric line ty for sharing...

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  18. I LOVE the cups runner!!! That is darling. Yes, we have been to Paris.

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  19. You do beautiful work . . . far above my beginner skills, but I'm learning and being inspired by wonderful bloggers like yourself. No, I have never been to Paris, in fact I just filled up my car with gas the other day and it was my first fill up since fall. That's how much this country girl travels, LOL. Paris is a place of dreams :)

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  20. i HAVE NEVER BEEN TO PARIS, BUT I LIKE GOING TO ALASKA, DOES THAT COUNT?
    THANKS,
    cork@pa.rr.com

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    1. LOL!! I don't know if it counts here, but I am right there with you...when can we leave????

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  21. Ohh lala! I love your sweet sipping coffee cup runner. I unfortunately have never been to Paris.

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  22. Never been to Paris. I rather see nature, mountains, beaches. National parks are great. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  23. May Oui! that's a great runner.
    I've been to Paris a few times :) Oui Oui..

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  24. Love the color combination. Never been to Paris. I just came back from Guatemala love culture and history.

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  25. Love the color combination. Never been to Paris. I just came back from Guatemala love culture and history.

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  26. I have never been to Paris but made it to London once. Love this fabric collection.

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  27. Love your projects! Great use of the fabric line. The closest I've been to Paris is a trip to Belgium. They speak French there too :-)

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  28. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netFebruary 17, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    I have not been to Paris, but if I could, I would love to go back to Taiwan. After retirement my husband and I spent 4 summers there. Most of that time we lived with a Taiwanese family. I would love to see all our friends again. In the USA I would definitely visit the west coast to visit family. Finally, we have been in 47 of our 50 states. So I would love to travel to the last 3 which are Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

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  29. Yes, Paris is my all time favorite and I also love St. Remy in Provence. Your French Roasted cups are tres chic and very appropriate. Thank you sew very much for hopping.

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  30. Never been to Paris. There is so much to see in the US, that I am still investigating it. But, I do love French Roasted coffee!

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  31. Love this collection. Love your cute coffee cups and love your blog. I have been to Paris.

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  32. Never been to Paris, and don't think there are plans to go. Love your projects thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. We are hoping to get to Paris later this year....what a dream come true! Love your table runners. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

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  34. I have never been to Paris. My favorite place to visit is Montana. Great projects. Thank you for the inspiration and the giveaway.

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  35. I have never been to Paris, or anywhere in Europe for that matter. I have been to many wonderful places though -- Hawaii and several national parks in Southern Utah are a few favorites.

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  36. I have never been to Paris, France; but have been close to couple of cities named Paris here in the USA. Used to love to vacation in the BWCA (Boundary Water Canoe Area) when I was younger and able to back-pack everything in and out.

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  37. Hi Christine-Great use of those pretty batiks. I use batiks all the time in my quilting-love'em. I've never been to Paris and my favorite place to visit is Yosemite National Park. It's beautiful waterfalls and sparkingling granite are awesome to see. If you've never been there, it should be on your "bucket list."
    Rosemary

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  38. I went on a tour of the Gardens of France a few years ago. I thought Monet's Gardens at Giverny would be the highlight of the trip but it was the Eiffel Tower in Paris that stole the show. The Eiffel Tower at night - SPECTACULAR!

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  39. no i have never been to Paris. come to think of it, i have never been out of the usa. i love this fabric line. your runners are so wonderful. thanks for sharing.

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  40. no i have never been to Paris. come to think of it, i have never been out of the usa. i love this fabric line. your runners are so wonderful. thanks for sharing.

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  41. I've been in Paris once. I 've walked through the old town , loved it! I live in Europe so I was travelling by train. Thanks for the chance.

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  42. My favorite place to visit is Eastern Tennessee. I fell in love with the mountains the first time I was there. Your table runners are beautiful and I'm loving your peace traveler mug.

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  43. Never been to Paris, but went to the Big Island of Hawaii and would love to go back there again.

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  44. I have not been to Paris. My son got Togo with a school group and found it interesting.

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  45. I Ike your coffee cups!

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  46. I've never been to Paris. My favorite place is Oahu.

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  47. Never been but sure it would be my favorite place

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  48. Love your Mugs Runner! & thank you for chance to win these cool Batiks too! :)
    Nope...have never been to Paris. I would LOVE to go to England some day tho! My favorite place to visit is North Carolina..to visit our Daughter! Saw the Ocean for first time, when visited her a few years ago too!!! What an experience!!! Wowie!!!

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  49. Great projects! Love the batiks. I want to go back to London, England! Never been to Paris.

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  50. I was in Paris once--in 1989. I would love to go back as my husband had to work the whole time we were there. I dream of Paris sometimes.

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  51. I was in Paris once--in 1989. I would love to go back as my husband had to work the whole time we were there. I dream of Paris sometimes.

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  52. I have not been to Paris. My favorite place is my FIL's in WV. We can just hang out and visit. 0 stress.

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  53. I have not been to Paris but I would love to go! My favorite place to visit is the central coast of California. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

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  54. Love the coffee cups. I haven't been to Paris. We are homebodies and don't travel very often.

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  55. Two great table toppers; love the cups one. You can't go wrong with Island Batiks.

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  56. Two great table toppers; love the cups one. You can't go wrong with Island Batiks.

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  57. I've never been to Paris, but I've been to Brussels. Loved it.

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  58. I have not yet been to Paris but my cousin lives just outside of Lyons and I hope to spend time there with her someday. So far my favorite place to visit has been New York City. So much to see! And the people were incredibly friendly, contrary to what we'd been warned about.

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  59. Wanted to go there when I was younger, but DH is not a traveler, so we don't go too far. Love batiks!

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  60. I haven't been to Paris. My favorite place to visit is Hawaii, been there twice.

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  61. Love the coffee cup table runner.
    I don't like to fly so doubt that I will get across the ocean.

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  62. Cute coffee cup runner!
    I was in Paris many years ago - it was a high-school trip to Paris and the Loire valley. Still memorable after all these years.

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  63. Never been to Paris. Favourite place to visit? Just about anywhere on a road trip. I'm not fussy and I don't have a bucket list. I wouldn't mind seeing Hawaii though.

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  64. I have never been to Paris, but it is on my bucket list of places to visit. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  65. I went to Paris twice when I was 17. I'll never forget the second trip because my taxi got in a traffic jam and I missed my flight to London. I got another flight on Air India and we had to sit on the tarmac for 2 hours because there was a "problem". I thought I would never make it home!
    kellam.susan@yahoo.com

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  66. No, I've never been to Paris, but sure would love to visit. I get glimpses of it watching the French Open Tennis Tournament on television.

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  67. No I have never been to Paris but when I was younger I was fortunate to be able to visit Rome, Greece, the middle East. But I will say that traveling through the US is always my favorite. You can't beat the colors in the US Southwest such as the Grand Canyon, and Bryce Canyon just to name a few.

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  68. I have been to Paris and I loved visiting the art museums there - especially the Jeu de Paume which tells you how long ago I visited Paris as all the Impressionist work now hangs in la rue de la Gare . It is a beautiful city- our favorite place to visit the Canadian Rockies especially Banff!
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

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  69. I have not traveled to Paris yet but it is in my travel plans. I love the Caribbean and have visited several countries. I just love the turquoise/blue waters.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  70. No I've never been but I'd love to go. My favorite place is the ocean. Any ocean. I love this fabric.

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  71. I love Paris! Going to Versailles was great, too!

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  72. I love Paris! Going to Versailles was great, too!

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  73. Never been to Paris but would love, love, love to go.

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  74. Never been to Paris. But sipping coffee or tea at the lake is relaxing too!

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  75. Never been to Paris. But sipping coffee or tea at the lake is relaxing too!

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  76. Hi. Our daughter shouted us a day in Paris with her when she was living in London on her OE. Up at 5.30am, home at 11pm! Best day ever! So tired tho, haha. Delicious fabrics! Thanks.

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  77. Love your Coffee Cup Runner! What a great gift it would make!

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  78. I had the opportunity to visit Paris once and it was fun! I love this fabric collection.

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  79. Haven't been to Paris. Love visiting home--TEXAS!

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  80. Never been to Paris from the UK and been several European country's but my favorite is a "little town" called Oxford live in AZ now miss home

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  81. Never been to Paris but would love to go! My DH and I like to go on cruises, mostly in the Caribbean!

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