Monday, September 30, 2013

Twist To The 60's With Batiks And A Giveaway!

I have to say that I don't remember the 60's at all...I was born in the 60's, but I only actually was around for 10 months of them.  Unfortunately, I have no fond recollections of them at all.

In the 80's my husband tried to get me to wear tie dyed t-shirts.  He didn't get very far, and batiks have always been a bit of a stretch for me, that is until now.  


When Merrilee from Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop got these batiks in I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them.  Something with a twist that would make the fabrics pop and the Star Surround pattern from Happy Quilting I thought was perfect.
 

These fabrics are spectacular.  I took these photos before I quilted the piece, and tomorrow I will have photos of the quilting as it is just too dark right now to even try getting them right (I figured I would finish after dark and I was right).  Now for the giveaway...


Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop has the best customer service you can wish for...my fabric arrived before I was even expecting it.  You can win this fat quarter bundle of batiks and you have three chances to win.  The winner will be drawn on Friday, October 4.

1.  Go to Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop, like their Facebook page, and leave a comment letting me know you      liked it.
2.  Go to Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop, sign up for their newsletter, and leave a comment letting me know        you have done so.
3.  Leave a comment letting me know how much you love batiks!

Thanks to Madame Samm for another wonderful blog hop and to Mary our wonderful cheerleader.  Here are the participants for today.
October 1

Meadowbrook (you are here)

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen

146 comments:

Judy B said...

Lovely quilt! Thank you for sharing.

Thearica said...

Your quilt is fabulous! Who doesn't love batiks!

Carla said...

You used my favorite colors. I love the quilt top and can't wait to see the quilting. Thanks for sharing your twist on the batiks.

Amy said...

Love the color palette you chose for your 60's project. It is just going to be gorgeous. Can't wait to see it all quilted.

jan said...

Love love your star surround quilt. great color choices.
Thank you for sharing.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

lefuntz said...

I love batiks. I love blues and greens. I love your quilt
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Britt-Inger said...

Your quilt top is so lovely. Thanks for sharing and being part of this blog hop.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Oh, very nice! Love the colors!! Batiks are always great for a fun, statement piece like this... Can't wait to see it quilted!

Julie said...

I follow Stitchin It Up on FB.

Julie said...

I am signed up for Stitchin It Up newsletter.

Julie said...

I LOVE batiks...I just can't get enough it seems as I am always adding to my stash. Thanks

feltfree på Åsly said...

What a great star. I love it. Thanks for sharing

charlotte said...

Wonderful job on your quilt. I will come back to see the quilting. Can't wait. Thank you for sharing today.

JoyceLM said...

I liked Stitchin' It Up on FB. Thanks.

JoyceLM said...

I think I signed up for the newsletter. Thanks.

JoyceLM said...

I have a big collection of batiks - finally starting to sew with them. Thanks for sharing your pretty quilt & the chance to win.

Lisa Marie said...

I love batiks because they are gorgeous blender fabrics. And it seems to me that in the last 10 years or so they have gotten prettier and the selection has exploded. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Marie said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

kt said...

Love how you used the batiks, looking forward to seeing it quilted. I love the look of batiks in quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!

Frances Campbell said...

Very pretty use of the batiks. Groovy.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Beautiful! I'm sure it'll be fantastic when it's quilted.

Michele T said...

Looks amazing... wish I could see it in person because the colour are electrifying on the computer screen!! Would love to win that bundle!!!

Michele T said...

I liked Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop on FB - thanks!!

Michele T said...

I just signed up for their newsletter too!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I liked them on FB

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love Batiks..haven't worked with them much, but have a quilt all planned for after Christmas with them....

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

And I love your quilt

Mdm Samm said...

Ohhhhh nice blocks, great colours, wonderful giveaway..check on all ofthem

Aimee said...

Like Stitchin It Up Quilt shop on FB

Aimee said...

Signed up for the newsletter

Aimee said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. Love that design done in batiks. Batiks are awesome

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the batiks in your quilt. I adore batiks, maybe why I have 2 shelves, and 2 bins full of them. Love the color gradients and changes which create movement.

Linda said...

What a beautiful project! Great job!

Jeanie said...

Oh...I do love batiks! There are so many beautiful fabrics and I love the ones that you chose for your blocks. The blue and bright green are so refreshing and happy! Thanks for sharing!

Leah said...

I agree your fabric choices are spectacular! I love batiks! They can make a quilt pattern turn into a whole new look. Your quilt is beautiful. Can't wait to see how you quilted it.

Kathy L said...

I love batiks but I haven't used them much. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gill said...

What a great quilt - I love the colours you used!
Thank you for sharing!

Gill said...

I signed up for the newsletter!

InGa said...

Great quilt, and the colors are popping....
Looking forward to se the finished quilt.

tpott said...

Like you it took a while to "like" Batiks but, now LOVE them. I've bought yardage, 3,1/2,1/4's and also scrap bags from my LQS. I'm still not sure what took me so long to jump on the bandwagon. That reminds me last year I did a BOM and an extra block in Batiks (from lt. to deep blues and purples with a little green) for my 14 yr old son and I still haven't put it together. Have fun quilting, ;-> Toni Anne

Susan said...

I can't like Stitchin it Up on FB as FB will not let me without having an account.

Susan said...

I like batiks because there is such a variety of colors and patterns within the colors. They work with just about anything.

Connie said...

What a neat project and of course I love, love batiks!!

Connie said...

I like Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop on FB.

Connie said...

I signed up for their newsletter also, thanks!!

Vicki B said...

Beautiful quilt blocks
tvbart@charter.net

Beverly Kirk said...

Perfect color combination for the star-rockin sixties!!!

Joyce Carter said...

Your quilt is just beautiful and I love your choice of fabrics. I can't wait to see it quilted. Thank you for sharing Kristen.
Although I love the look of Batiks, I have never used any in my projects. i think they are gorgeous fabrics because there are so many different colors in a fabric piece.

patchouli moon studio said...

Wow what a far out quilt! I really dig batiks! Batiks are outta sight, baby! Peace.

Joyce Carter said...

I have liked Stitching It Up on FB. Thanks for the giveaway.

Rose Best said...

Very nice colour choices, love the star.

JanesQuilting said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. I love those colors together.

Linda J said...

Like them on Facebook, LOL

Linda J said...

signed up for newsletter

Linda J said...

And now for a comment, I love your quilt Kristen! Gorgeous fabrics in what looks like a simplified piecing technique for Carpenter Star. No set in's??

Abbigail said...

I liked Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop on facebook.

Abbigail said...

I signed up for the email from Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop

Abbigail said...

I love to work with batiks! They really bring a pop to sewing!

barb said...

I liked them on facebook babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

barb said...

I signed up for their newsletter and also follow on bloglovin babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

barb said...

At first i did not like batiks, but now i love them! Especially the bright ones babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

Bonnie58 said...

I love batiks, have a hard time cutting into them, because they look so pretty as they are. Thanks so much for sharing.

Carol said...

Your quilt is beautiful...love the fabrics and design! It is so groovy!

withajoyfulheart said...

Love your work. Very pretty!

Nellie Duclos said...

Hi Kristen. I collect batik fabrics and just completed a quilt using part of my stash. It's for a friend who's an Art Teacher and teaches the batik method to his students. My husband really liked it and was hesitant to let it go. I used black as the accent color and sashed it with a Kona's Slate so it really "popped." So, I'm starting to re-stock my collection in preparation for another batik quilt. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win some great fabrics to add to my stash! Rosemary

barbara woods said...

Liked them on facebook

barbara woods said...

Signed for their newsletter

barbara woods said...

Love all fabric Baltic included

Just Quilt It said...

I "liked" Stitchin' It Up on fb.

Just Quilt It said...

I signed up for Stitchin' It Up's newsletter.

Just Quilt It said...

Lovely batiks in your project. I have loved working with batiks since I first found them in the stores. My favorite pieces--most of the pieces--I have hanging in my home I made with batiks.

Judy said...

Your quilt is wonderful, the green and the turquoise are doing so well together, waouh!
And don't worry, I never wore these tie-dyied t-shirt, I still don't like them, but I like to use them in the quilts :-)

Linda said...

HI SUCH A NEAT QUILT!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

SUBSCRIBED TO THEIR NEWSLETTER!

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Linda said...

Like Stitchin It Up on FB

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Gingini said...

Lovely quilt and yes, who doesn't love batiks! :D

Vickie said...

Your quilt is super pretty ! Batiks and I are in a new relationship, I used to not like them at all, but now I can't get enough of them.....a new season in my quilting life I guess !

BizyStitches said...

1. I went to facebook and Liked thanks.

BizyStitches said...

2. I signed up for the news letter

BizyStitches said...

3. I've used so few batiks but I've always been fascinated with them. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lori said...

very pretty quilt.
I liked them on FB

Lori said...

oh my I love the vibrancy and randomness yet not of batiks. if I had more money I would surley buy a lot of it to use.

tink's mom said...

Very cool quilt. Looking forward to seeing it quilted.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Ohhhh, that is beautiful. I love stars.

delaineelliott said...

I love batiks normally, but when they are made into such a spectacular block and quilt, well, I really love them. Beautiful project!

delaineelliott said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

shawn said...

I liked their FB page.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

shawn said...

I have never used batiks so I don't know if I like them or not yet lol.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Julie in WA said...

Those are beautiful batiks...more contemporary than the traditional!

Sarah said...

I do sew love batiks - more and more that's what I'm buying!

madebymeinred said...

Great quilt. Fun to mix batiks with traditional.

Kathleen said...

Pretty quilt and I sew do love batiks....thanks for the giveaway..

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Love batiks!! Your quilt is amazing. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I signed up for their newsletter.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I "liked" Stitchin It Up on facebook.

Kim M said...

I'm not normally a huge fan of batiks but these fabrics are really lovely. Seems like it is simply a matter of finding the "right" batiks! :)

legato1958 said...

Love your colors for the project! Such fun!

susie
legato1958@aol.com

legato1958 said...

I signed up for the Stitchin It Up newsletter

susie
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Vicki H said...

I am following Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop on FB.

Vicki H said...

I signed up for the Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop newsletter.

Vicki H said...

I do love batiks. There are sew many to choose from.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love your quilt - such wonderful colors! blessings, marlene

Needled Mom said...

Your Star Surround quilt really is gorgeous. Like you, I love batiks. I find then fascinating.

Needled Mom said...

Following them on FB.

Needled Mom said...

I signed up for the newsletter too.

Sallie said...

I love batiks! I have quite a few of Hoffman 1895 batiks for the Northern Wilderness pattern that I plan to make. Thanks for sharing!

Pauline said...

Great quilt! Beautiful, powerful stars! Thanks for sharing.

LJ said...

Wonderful use of the batiks. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous, I'm sure.

Quilting Tangent said...

Nice Star top, love batiks.
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Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love your color choices for this quilt! I love all of the wonderful colors that batiks come in.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I liked Stitchin' It Up Quilting on FB.

PK Sews said...

I liked the Stitchin' It Up quilt shop on Facebook!

PK Sews said...

I signed up for the Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop newsletter. Thanks for introducing the shop!

PK Sews said...

I love your quilt! These are my favorite colors and I especially love batiks - my favorite kind of fabric!

SewLindaAnn said...

I signed up for their Newsletter.

SewLindaAnn said...

I Liked them on Facebook.

SewLindaAnn said...

I love those circles and I have to have them! I do love batiks, the patterns in them these days and the colors are amazing, rich and lustrous!

Nancy said...

I signed up for their newsletter.

Nancy said...

Your quilt is very nice. The pattern is one I have not seen and the fabric choices work so well.

Nikita said...

I love the colors in your quilt..it is so pretty! : )

Nikita said...

I liked Stitchin it up on FB

Nikita said...

And I signed up for the news letter

sandra said...

Love your quilt the batiks were gorgeous which they always are!

Margaret said...

I love your quilt It is gorgeous. I really love batiks and am trying to purchase some a little at a time.

Margaret said...

I signed up for the newsletter of stitchin it up quilt shop

Margaret said...

I liked Stitchin it up Quilt shop on facebook

Janarama said...

I signed up for Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop's newsletter.

Janarama said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love working with batiks and add to them when I see one I REALLY love.

Debbie said...

I love those green batiks in the bundle!

Debbie said...

I liked Stitchin' It Up on Facebook.

Debbie said...

I subscribed to the Stitchin' It Up newsletter.

Heleen Groot said...

That looks amazing! All those corners neat and tidy, the colours, those batiks.....I am in awe! I tend to use batiks for binding (nice and stiff, no slipping) and as accent pieces in a quilt. I have never made anything with just batiks..... I might after this hop though. So many beautiful projects. Thank you.

Shauna said...

I liked Stitchin It Up on FB

Shauna said...

I signed up for the newsletter

Shauna said...

I love Batiks, because I remember more of the 60s than you do and I love tye dye!!!

Sheila said...

Great block and fantastic giveaway , I have liked stitchin it up on FB and also signed up for their newsletter . I love batiks for their uniqueness .

Emily C said...

I follow the Stitchin it up quilt shop on facebook.

Emily C said...

I adore batiks. They are so beautiful.

Mara said...

I love batiks and I love how you did your Star Surround.

Peggy said...

Batiks are so colorful and fun to work with.
Thanks,
Peggy
Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Peggy said...

I liked Stitching it up Quilt Shop on FB.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

SIMPLESEW said...

signed up on FB

SIMPLESEW said...

signed up on NL

SIMPLESEW said...

Cant say I was a Fan until I saw your Quilt.. I love how it created depth and sparkle

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your new project is gorgeous, your piecing looks perfect Kristen!

Alicia said...

great piecing and beautiful batiks!