Sunday, January 21, 2018

Island Batik Blog hop continues with Summer

We started with WINTER (RECAP HERE) for the Island Batik 4 Seasons Blog Hop

Last week was Spring and here is a visual and link recap




And this week SUMMER
Yes--I'll have my own post on January 25 with a new pattern and giveaways as well!

This last week I finished my top for #onringolake Bonnie Hunter/Quiltville's 2017/18 mystery quilt.

I also kept up to date on the #365blockchallenge2018  UNTIL I left on vacation with my husband's extended family in Hawaii! I'm using @IslandBatik fabrics for this challenge, so I'll continue to have progress to show this year with IB fabrics.

We're celebrating my father-in-laws 80th birthday which will occur later this month. Was even able to hire Jasmine from HeartBeet Catering who produced a wonderful gluten-free and dairy free friendly for those who didn't want it meal as a special celebration. I'm keeping to my gluten/dairy free (they are my triggers) eating to keep my autoimmune conditions at bay. Yes, lifestyle choices of what you eat can make a big impact on autoimmunity.
Black Sands Beach

 Summit of Hawaii -- Mauna Kea with the observatories in the background. My husband has a quest to hit all the state summits and low points. Always fun to get another one checked off the list.  13,796' above sea level...and yes in Hawaii (think hot) but it was close to freezing. With the sun out it wasn't too bad, but we didn't stay up there too long. For both temperature and oxygen level reasons!

Happy Birthday to my F-i-L!!!!
Looking forward to joining the weekly qal that kicks off today "the Aves" -block a week project. Here are some of my fabrics that I've pulled, but I won't get to start working on it until I return home. I have added a few more since I took this photo, but you get the general idea of the palette I'm going to use. Think, Santorini! Hope to have something to show next week.

the original design inspiration:


Monday, January 15, 2018

Island Batik Blog Hop Continues with Spring

Did you catch all the beauties of WINTER last week?



This week we're focusing on SPRING!
I'll have more next week during 'Summer'!
These past couple of weeks of January I've been doing the 365 Challenge and am exclusively using Island Batik fabrics. And yes, I'm using a lot of orange!! At least at this stage.






I've also been following along with Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Mystery 2017 - On Ringo Lake. I chose to make a table runner size so tested along the way, but ultimately decided on using mostly Island Batik fabrics and am in the process of getting it assembled. Here are a few progress shots and what is assembled so far.

So, linking up with Quiltville (well, I was, but failed to get it done) and Design Wall Monday now at SmallQuilts andDoll Quilts.