Monday, August 15, 2016

Island Batik - Seaside Summer Blog Hop - Introducing Rain Forest and my new pattern - Geese on the Run












Welcome to the Seaside Summer Blog Hop brought to you by Island Batik Ambassadors from all over the world!

Throughout this BlogHop are giveaways, tutorials, inspiration and a few summer beach snack recipes as well!


I'll have at least 3 different collections throughout this hop to inspire you with, but today we're focusing on the Rain Forest collection.
This design is a pattern called Geese on the Run and
this particular version I called "Desert Landscape".


This is an easy runner that can teach you two ways to make flying geese. I've never made so many versions of a single pattern. I enjoyed making it so much and had so many ideas with this fabric collection, I just couldn't stop.

When you make scrappy flying geese for a project, there is one technique, and if you want to just use 5 colors/values then you can do it with another technique. Either way, there are lots of border options too. All of these are included in the pattern.

I have limited quantity of Stacks (10" x 10") available my shop (the fabrics used as the scrappy geese are all in the pre-cut set of 'stacks' or 'stamps' in this Rainforest collection) and yardage choices for background, borders, binding and backings. A stamp set will yield 1 runner of geese and stack set will yield 4 runners of geese! You can purchase them now from my KISSed Quilts shop, I'm willing to ship!



Desert Landscape               Lavender (v.1 and 2)                                     Copper   Birds in the Forest

A detailed shot of my quilting on Desert Landscape. The other runners I used edge-to-edge designs. So there are lots of options.

Summer Beach Snack   Next time you're headed to the beach, this might be the perfect runner to show off your wonderful snacks.  I grew up on the central coast of California and the beach was often cool, not hot! So, my memories of the beach are from roasting corn in the coals of a fire. Wrap a set of 4 ears of corn (flat) with two layers of tin foil and once the fire has some good coals, put the ears right in there. Let them 'bake' for four minutes, using a pitch fork going in underneath the coals, scoop the ears out and flip them over for another four minutes. Then remove with the pitch fork --the coals fall between the tines of the pitch fork. Have a cube of butter on hand to roll the corn in and the sand is about as good as it gets for salt! ...or you can salt it! ha! or add bits of seasoning or cheese. Yummy!!!

Interested in the pattern? It is available from me (I'm willing to ship) or from select quilt shops that carry Island Batik fabrics. If they don't have it yet, ask them to order it!

Below you can register for a couple of different giveaways ...one just from me and another that will be part of the entire bloghop from Island Batik. Be sure to enter both based on your interest!

Here is a complete line up of our blog hop.
Monday Aug 15 - Rain Forest
Kissed Quilts --You are here. Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday Aug 16 - Red Tide

Wednesday Aug 17 - Sand Dune

Thursday Aug 18 - Seashore
 
 
Friday Aug 19 - Surf Squirt

Monday Aug 22 - Tradewinds

Tuesday Aug 23 - Equinox

Wednesday Aug 24 - Sea Canyon

Thursday Aug 25 - Sea Foam

Friday Aug 26 - Spoolin' Around

Monday Aug 29 - Tide Pools

Tuesday Aug 30 - Wind and Sea

Wednesday Aug 31 - Spring Zing

Thursday Sep 1 - Splash
Kissed Quilts --I'll be back!!


Friday Sept 2 - Landscapes

Register in the Rafflecopter below for the chance to win a free copy of my Geese on the Run the pattern and a small bundle of fabrics from this collection. I will also add you to my newsletter email ---it comes out about once a month. You can unsubscribe at any time.
 


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Register for Island Batik's Batik Bundle giveaway here:

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Happy Quilting!

#seasidesummerhop #islandbatik #kissedquilts #geeseontherun

80 comments:

  1. I typically make runners for my tables,roughly 14x42

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  2. My table runners are usually about 12 x 42

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  3. I have a vintage table at 27 x 12 I scored from an estate sale that desperately needs a runner. I also have a vintage desk that needs a runner.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  4. I love this table runner! I love the colors and the quilting.

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  5. The table runners I make are adjusted to the size of the individual's table or island that I making it for, and if they want to use place mats on their table as well.

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  6. Mine is 4 feet so love table runners for the holidays.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  7. I have a roll top desk that I like to have runners made 50" x 14".

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  8. I put runners on a Dining Room table, Piano top and a mantle. Pretty runners. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  9. I use the 8' tables for holiday and event dinners. For everyday use... 4'x18"

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  10. I use the 8' tables for holiday and event dinners. For everyday use... 4'x18"

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  11. I love table runners and have made lots. I make mine 15x40 inches - wide enough to cover the middle crack where extra boards can be placed on my big round table.

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  12. I use a 50 inch runner so it can fit several tables.

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  13. I like my runners around 14 X 36. Many times I use them as dresser type scarves.

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  14. Beautiful and innovative new design. I'm not sure I have a typical table runner size, as I make them for a variety of tables, each of different sizes. Probably 80", 60", 40" are my most common sizes.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  15. Such a fun runner. What a way to show off those fabulous batiks!

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  16. I could use a runner on my queen sized bed. Beautiful.

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  17. Usually I make my table runners about 42" long and the width varies. I also think that this pattern would make a fantastic bed runner.

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  18. I would use it on my bed. Thanks!

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  19. I would use it on my bed. Thanks!

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  20. I can't say I have a typical size. I've never made one. Lol. Foot of the bed makes sense to me :)

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  21. I would put the runner on my King size bed. Beautiful fabric.

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  22. I use my runners in a variety of ways. I hang one beside my back door, and I place one on my spare counter, (when it isn't covered in my current quilting project Lol). I change them as the seasons or holidays arrive. No set sizes. raydeer@memlane.com

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  23. this is a very pretty runner. my table is 57" long. i usually make my runners 63-65" long.

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  24. I love the runner design with those flying geese. I have a long table too and tend to make my runners long. And a friend has been making them even longer to use as bed runners.

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  25. What a beautiful runner! Both the pattern and the fabric choices are gorgeous. I currently have one table runner that fits well - 12 x 40. I'd love to make another! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. Great runner! My size varies on them. It depends on the design or where I want it to go. Love this fabric collection, too.

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  27. I agree it depends on the design and where I want it to go.

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  28. I usually make my runners about 14" x 38". They are smaller than many patterns I see, but I want to be able to use them on coffee tables, sofa tables, etc. -- not just dining tables. I give a lot of them as gifts and find that small ones are easy to find a spot for in the recipient's home.

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  29. I male runners for a dresser in my entry way - about 42 X 18. Thanks for the giveaway -
    Susan
    Susie.galasso@gmail.com

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  30. For our dining table, about 15" x 45"

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  31. Always have one on my 24x72" coffee table!

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  32. My dining room table is 40x60 so often make a runner. Size depends on pattern I choose. Still not convinced that a bed runner would work for me, but I do have one on my list of things to try.

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  33. Fantastic table runner, and I love the way you quilted it!

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  34. Great pattern! I like my runners to be about 14 x 60.

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  36. I love table runners for my coffee table. 12X30

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  37. I love making table runners as gifts. Love your pattern and the quilting.

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  38. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Island Batik runner. It is gorgeous.

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  39. My table is 54 x 36 inches. I have a queen size bed.

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  40. Both Rain Forest are lovely but I live in the desert so I'll make the desert one!

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  41. I make my runners 16 x 30" for a centerpiece.

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  42. I make my table runner 15 X 48 inches. Your table runners are beautiful, adore the colours.

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  43. I would use the runners on the bed
    llamance@hotmail.com

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  44. 12 x 24 for my coffee table. I'm new to quilting and I am going to check out the book on your side bar!!

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  45. I think I would use this on a bed, thanks for sharing!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  46. looks great totally different look with the backgrounds! I did a new pattern too :)
    BTW I think you can remove the chick blog hop that I hosted over a year ago :)

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  47. I love flying geese. Your design is beautiful,

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  48. My table is round so I can let it hang off the sides. Beautiful runner!!

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  49. I usually make a square for my table topper, about 24 to 30 inches.

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  50. My table is six feet long so I could use a runner that size and it would double for a bed accent!

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  51. love the geese and your quilting is gorgeous.

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  52. Love the colors of the Rain Forest fabric. What a nice pattern, too. Thanks for sharing the different versions.

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  53. I make runners for my coffee table and 2 end tables - 2 feet by 4 feet and 2 feet by 2 feet. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  54. I like my table runners to be multi-purpose so I make different sizes. Thanks for the giveaway! akronne17@gmail.com

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  55. This is very pretty! I use table runners about 30 to 40 inches long.

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  56. Beautiful table runner! Love the name as well as the pattern!

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  57. We have an expandable dining room table that will seat up to 10 people. I usually put my table runners on the hutch where I can show them off more! I'd love to win your pattern and make one in batiks!

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  58. I would probably put it on the end of my guest bed.

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  59. I like mine longer as I have a large table - 40 inches. I would love to make the geese though for my bed! thanks!!

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  60. I have a pretty small table, so a runner that is about 15" x 25" is perfect.

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  61. My table is only 36 x 48 so any runner has to be pretty small. I have a sofa table, though on which your runner would look great.

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  62. Pretty colors! Love the batiks!!!

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  63. Pretty colors! Love the batiks!!!

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  64. Typical size 22X 34-ish . I've not made a bed runner.......wow a new way to display one of my wonky creations. Love the flying geese in batiks..altho not a fan of making that many, i CAN DO IT. Thank you!

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. My tables always have too much stuff on them. I hang my table runners on my husband's tall speakers that flank the TV.

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  66. How fun, love the fabrics...just came by to say hi, do not enter me.

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  67. How fun, love the fabrics...just came by to say hi, do not enter me.

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  68. For my table, I like a runner to be about 14"x58".... For a coffee table a bit shorter. I do have a runner my BFF made for me...I use it at the bottom of the bed on my sewing room! Looove it!
    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

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  69. I would use it on my bed! It is lovely!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  70. I've never made one for my bed but have wanted to!!! This pattern is gorgeous💕💕

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  71. I have a 4ft round table that I usually keep a quilt on.

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  72. I have a 4ft round table that I usually keep a quilt on.

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  73. Our dining table is 6 feet. This runner would be awesome there

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