The fabo folks at Island Batik have done it yet again (how DO they do it?!), and have brought us drool worthy collections of fabrics. My favorite? Hmmmm.....so hard to choose. But, no surprise, I'm going to go with Seashore (by Kathy Ingle for Tamarinis, of course!). I was lucky enough to get to make not one, not two, but FIVE different projects with this awesomely versatile collection. Want a peek?
Here's Melon Blossom. I'm kinda partial to this one. Ok, I'm kinda partial to all of them. They all show a different side of the line - and of me and my style. Like curved piecing? Well, neither do I! And guess what? There is absolutely NO curved piecing in this quilt. Promise!
And then there's Sea Glass. Kind of a cubist's approach to sea glass that you find on the beaches. And a whole different side of the line - softer, more sun washed.
Not feeling a big project right now? Great! Here's Pebbles, a slightly brighter version of Sea Glass that's perfect for bringing a bit of the sunshine and waves to your table.
Love strip piecing? Then Sea Salt might be perfect for you! This surprisingly easy one block quilt stitches up quickly. And are the blocks spilling out into the borders fun?
And if you want something a bit more contemporary, Modern Churn is perfect! Like Melon Blossom, it takes advantage of the fabrics that read somewhat more solid to create a modern take on an traditional block.
As you can see, the Seashore collection has a little bit of something for everyone - lovely sun-washed pastels, tropical brights, and an overall beachy feel. Makes you crave the sand between your toes and the sound of the surf in your ears, doesn't it? And of course you can find all of the above patterns (and more!) on my website (I've linked each for you!).
Oh - and there are two great Aurifil Thread Collections to coordinate with Seashore - so you can not only stitch up some wonderful projects, but have terrific quilting thread and floss to quilt and embellish your projects. How wonderful is that?!
Check out all of the other fabulous collections and projects done by the talented Island Batik Ambassadors - and don't forget to enter via the Rafflecopter to win a gorgeous set of fabrics of your very own!
Seaside Summer Blog Hop Schedule
Monday Aug 15 - Rain Forest
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
Friday Sept 2 - Landscapes
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