Island Batik Ambassadors were asked to do a project with the theme "New Beginnings" for the month of January. What a perfect theme for this month.
For many people "New Beginnings" is starting over, or the birth of a child, or a new life in a different place but for me it is starting off the New Year doing something I have wanted to do for a long time.
Many years ago I purchased the Accuquilt Go die "Ring of Oak" # 55378. I have stared at it many a time thinking that one day I am doing to do a quilt using that die.....the days came and went.
So when this "New Beginnings" blog hop came up I thought there you have it. I am going to start the New Year out doing something I have wanted to do for a long time and stop putting it off.
Using the Fresh Catch Fabric.....you can find the whole line of fabrics here:
you can find a store locator here
I love love this quilt and love love these fabric. This one is 54" x 54"
I did not stop there
I loved these fabrics so much and there were some that I did not want to cut into or at least I wanted to have a large enough square so I could see the cute fish.
I used the book "Sew One and You're Done" by Evelyn Sloppy.
I have to admit that I had to adapt the quilt to the amount of fabric I had. There were some miscuts (yes.....so frustrating).
I had to rearrange my thinking but I think it turned out pretty good.
See the awesome fabric???This one is about the same 54" x 54" as the one above.
So much fun.
Now we have some fun for you.
Two winners will win a Batik bundle just use the rafflecopter below
a Rafflecopter giveaway
If you want to view the line up for this "New Beginnings" Blog hop just click on this sentence.
Now for my part of the giveaway, I am giving away this pattern "Gecko Invasion" (actually I had decided to give this pattern away to anyone who says Gecko in their comment.....with their email address).