Monday, January 21, 2019

Winter Park Getaway


This is the beginning of week three of a month of posts by Island Batik Ambassadors featuring all of the newest collections of fabric. Today I am sharing what I made with the collection Winter Park that I received in July.


 



With a collection called Winter Park and having the blog hop in January, where is the perfect getaway location? Five minutes walk from my home! I live next door to a forest filled with paths and cross country skiing tracks. The forest is where I pick blueberries and raspberries in the summer, and lots of people are walking their dogs here all year around. In winter with good snow conditions there are plenty of skiers lining up in the cross country tracks.


The Winter Park bundle I received consisted of 22 half yard cuts of this beautiful cool palette.


When I  received the bundle back in July, I knew exactly which quilt I was going to make. I have had the Churning Fourteen pattern by Hunter's Design Studio for a while now, and immediately knew that this was perfect for my Winter Park bundle. The pattern is originally designed for 14 fat quarters, but having 22 different fabrics at my disposal gave me even more freedom.
 

Lots of churn dash blocks to be made!
 

This is the construction of the smallest blocks, 3.5" finished.  


Chain piecing of the largest blocks.


The different sized churn dash blocks. With so many different fabrics I managed to get a good variation in color combinations of the blocks.


I laid out all the pieces on the floor and puzzled them into a pleasant layout.


The resulting top (without borders) using all 22 fabrics of my bundle. I love the cool winter colors!


I added two narrow borders to my quilt, the inner one is the neutral Sprinkles and the outer is solid grey. The day I put the borders on it was snowing in the morning (Sprinkles looks like tiny snowflakes), and in the afternoon we had heavy rain that made all the snow disappear and it became completely grey outside. The binding is solid black, which represents winter nights. 

This adds up to a total of 25 different fabrics in my quilt top. I used Hobbs Heirloom Cotton Batting with Scrim Binder in the quilt sandwich, and used Aurifil thread for the quilting, five different colors and two different weights. I quilted meandering, "organic" lines across the quilt. I feel this complements the modern feel of the quilt.
  

The photo shoot was done in freezing weather of -10 degrees C (14 degrees F). Both the quilt holder and myself were almost freezing our fingers off!
 

A polar low pressure system dumped loads of snow the day before the pictures were taken, and brought the temperature down. Perfect for a Winter Park quilt! The only slight downside is that the pictures turn a little blueish.
 

A more detailed look at the quilting resting on a snow covered picnic table.


A playground is also a great place for a Winter Park getaway.



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On the Island Batik blog you can find the full schedule of the blog hop, as well as a giveaway of a rainbow of 20 Fat Quarters of Island Batik Basics, don't miss out on entering!  


79 comments:

  1. Gm....I so love a churn dash tytyty for sharing...great colors you got there....My daughter lives in Maine and I did for 35 years now I am back home in michigan....So ya I know about cold and snow....I loved siting out side in the summer sewing. The smell of pine trees and the lighting was the best....stay warm

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    1. Thank you, Anna! Yes, it is cold, but I long for warmer weather.

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  2. Så nydelig og vinterlig. Passer perfekt. Mine farger er slett ikke vinterlige, men passet likevel inn i vinteren. Du får se i morgen.

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    1. Takk, Turid! Jeg ser fram til din quilt i morgen!

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  3. Your churn dash quilt is perfect in Winter Park. It is 5 degrees here and the wind is roaring. Pennsylvania is finally in the midst of winter.

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  4. Your Winter Park quilt is just gorgeous. The quilt shows off the fabrics perfectly.

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  5. Your quilt looks like winter, how pretty! Thank you for bearing the cold for the pics, they are wonderful, Susan

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  6. Beautiful! One of my favorite patterns is the Churn Dash and the fabrics were a great choice for these.

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    1. Thank you, Joyce! I love the "random" placement of the churn dash blocks, it makes the quilt really modern!

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  7. Hello Anita! I love what you did with the Winter Park fabric. I've always wanted to try the Churn Dash block - yours look wonderful, especially against the snowy background. -10 for a photo shoot, you are braver than me! Have a fabulous day!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! The Winter Park collection is gorgeous and I especially like how the biggest Churn Dash blocks showcase the batiks. The photo shoot was great, but cold. I have warmed up now!

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    1. Thank you, Anita! The blue ones are my favorites, too.

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  9. wow this is really lovely. you are a brave soul to go out in that temperature. LOL or I am just a pansy. at any rate, thank you for sharing today.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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    1. Thank you, Lori! It was cold, but absolutely worth it!

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  10. Churn Dashes have never looked so good! Your quilt is beautiful! Thank you for braving the cold to take photos.

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    1. Thank you, Cecilia! Beautiful quilts need beautiful pictures!

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  11. your pictures in the snow are fabulous

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  12. Beautiful quilt. Love the blocks! Enjoy your day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  13. Your quilt is beautiful as is your photo-op location!! I used to love to cross-country ski until the knees decided it wasn't a good idea any more!!

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    1. Thank you, beautiful quilts need great photo shoots! Sorry about your knees.

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  14. That is way cool...literally! Looks like you have a winter park in your own yard. LOL!! I love the churn dash block and this one gives all those fabulous fabrics the perfect place to play.

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    1. Thank you, Joan! I can see the forest from my living room window, so it is really close. Churn Dash is one of my favorite blocks, and especially the biggest ones showcase the batiks perfectly!

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  15. Wow, your quilt is beautiful! Using the churn dash in a variety of sizes really adds interest to the pattern. I just love the Winter Park fabrics.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa Marie! It was a great project to make.

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  16. Beautiful quilt. Love the blocks Thanks

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  17. Your quilt looks
    beautiful, especially
    out in the snow!
    Carla from Utah

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  18. the blues go so well with those other shades, and out in the snow,or on it,perfect setting for a photo shoot.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! I had a great time making it.

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  19. Love churn dash quilts, and yours is awesome.

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  20. What lovely quilting! Perfect fabrics for this design!

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  21. This quilt is truly beautiful, you did an amazing job of picking just the right design to show off these fabrics. Love it.

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    1. Thank you, Dione! I loved making this quilt, and I knew immediately which pattern to use when I received the bundle of batiks. It worked out perfectly!

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  22. I love the quilt! Such beautiful cool fabrics. The Churn Dash is one of my favourite go to blocks!
    Carol Andrews
    https://quiltschmilt.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you, Carol! It was a pleasure making this quilt, I had so much fun!

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  23. What a wonderful quilt! You did an amazing job. Excellent choice of pattern, blocks, & color placement. Thanks for sharing it with us. Hope you are now keeping warm!!!

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    1. Thank you! I had a great time making this quilt. I am keeping warm now!

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  24. I love the quilt. Great use of the fabric and perfect for a snowy day.

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  25. Beautiful quilt! The fabric is perfect for a Winter quilt.

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  26. Gorgeous. This was my first year photographing quilts in snow and I love the effect.

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  27. How nice of winter to cooperate for your photo shoot! It is a beautiful quilt and a perfect use for those fabrics. Getting more than your collection in is a feat!

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen! I found a perfect pattern to show off the batiks, and the photo shoot was the best!

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  28. Beautiful quilt Anita, the churn dash block is a favorite of mine!

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  29. I've just realised that I have been quilting for a few years now but never made a churn dash block and I think taking photos when it's -10 shows real dedication!

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    1. Thank you,Jayne! You should definitely try a churn dash block, they are addictive!

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  30. Terrific quilt! Love the pictures of winter snow!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  31. Sam just taught her Dingbats pattern for our guild in eugene OR last week! She was great and I got her Churning 14 pattern . Love the combo you used for it! pjrquilter at msn dot com

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    1. Thank you! I would love to meet Sam, she makes the greatest patterns!

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  32. Beautiful quilt!! Great pictures too!! Love Chrun Dash blocks

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    1. Thank you! I am happy we share the same love!

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  33. I love your quilt and your photography!

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  34. Beautifully done, Anita! The colours flow so nicely over the whole quilt :)

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    1. Thank you, Leanne! It was a dream collection to work with, the fabrics and pattern was a perfect match!

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  35. I love those colors. That would be a great collection to work with.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon! It is a perfect collection, the colors are gorgeous!

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  36. Wow that pattern really shows off those beautiful fabrics! Looks so wintery. You're photos are perfect, with the quilt on the snow.

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! The fabrics and pattern were a perfect match, I saw it right away when I received the bundle. Batiks are the best!

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  37. Beautiful! Love all the color placement and all the different size blocks.

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  38. Love your churn dash and it looks really, really cool against the snow! Love it!

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