Monday, February 15, 2016

Planes, Trains & Automobiles Island Batik Blog Hop


You know it's gonna be great when "Island  Batik" hosts a blog hop.
It's that time, when you get to see the new fabrics that are starting to hit the shelves.  I start to drool, just thinking about it!
:-)
A big thanks to Katie and all the great folks at "Island Batik" for hosting this hop and sharing these fabulous new lines with us!
 "Island Batik" has some great give-a-ways, for you too!  
Oh, and I have a lil somethin up my sleeve!

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I had the privilege of working with this new line by Kathy Engle
I couldn't have picked it better if I had to try.
All my favorite deep rich colors were in there.


For this hop, we are going to take a little train ride.


On the "Zoo Train" that is!


This 49" x 56" quilt brings miles of smiles.


The sweet little animal faces, make children of any age
want to jump on board!


There is so much "fun" detail in this quilt.
But it's these fabulous batiks that make it just...pop!





Note: I've pulled some fabrics from other lines, 
get a nice variety of colors! :-)



Batik is definitely my favorite fabric to work with
when I have this much detail. 
It's also perfect for raw edge applique. The tight weave
makes for very little fraying. 






For those located in the Denver area, you can take this train to
 "Wooden Spools". (It's linked for you)
 Well OK, maybe not this train... but they do love Island Batik there, and this line should be in stores in Jan/Feb. Give Vicki a call for availability in the shop.

I had big plans for a give-a-way, until I broke my wrist.


But with the help of friends, who kindly cut some fat quarters for me...
I will be giving away this selection of London Fog, and a couple other surprises, to 1 lucky person who leaves a comment on my blog telling me what your favorite Island Batik line is!!!

You can see them all right
 HERE
(Along with some fabulous new quilts)

I will pick my winner next Monday Feb 22.
Make sure you are NOT a no-reply blogger!
;-)
The great folks at Island  Batik have a give away for you too.
Make sure you visit daily and enter below!
The full schedule is on my previous post or

                                        a Rafflecopter giveaway


UPDATE:  THERE HAVE BEEN MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PATTERN. IT IS FROM THE "QUILTERY" IN AUSTRALIA. THERE WAS A DEATH IN THE FAMILY AND THE BUSINESS CLOSED. UNFORTUNATELY THEY ARE NO LONGER ONLINE ANYMORE.

                                              Keep on Stitchin'

115 comments:

  1. My favorite color combination is blues and green, and when they go so well together with purples my favorite must be London Fog!

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  2. Absolutely adore your quilt. My favourite has got to be Florida oranges as we have a home in Fort myers, Florida x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  3. Caribbean Splash. London Fog or Sea Salt Sandy. I can't decide on one. I love batiks.

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  4. I love all batik colors but mostly work with greens because they make amazing leaves and oranges because they make perfect pumpkins. Your quilt is adorable. You are very creative and talented.

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  5. Hard to pick a favorite line from all those beauties! I've got it narrowed down to Caribbean Splash, Florida Oranges or London Fog. Your quilt is amazing, just adorable and so much detail!

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  6. Crystal Cove is my favorite. Love your Zoo Train quilt - so cute! Thanks.

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  7. French Roasted is my favorite :)

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  8. Florida Oranges is very pretty!! I love all the he blues and aqua so, it really is hard to pick a favourite!!!

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  9. I like Meadow and London Fog
    llamance@hotmail.com

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  10. You have outdone yourself with this one. It is gorgeous. You really have done great work with all the tiny detail in this quilt and used the fabrics wonderfully well.
    I am enjoying this train ride with you.
    How is the wrist mending??

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  11. My favorite is Desert Rose, those colors are so pretty.

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  12. Oh, goodness me, this is the most adorable quilt! It was a lot of work! Hope your wrist heals quickly!

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  13. What an adorable quilt! It is hard to narrow it down to one line, but I do like London Fog.

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  14. I can't choose. Right now London Fog but tomorrow who knows. I just love Island Batiks.

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  15. I have never met a good batik that I didn't like. The color combos in Desert Rose and Coral Sun really speak to me though.

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  16. Wow of course beautiful fabric, but that quilt is just so stinkin' cute!! That's a whole lot of applique, but with batik's I am sure it was much easier than it could have been. Now a quilter with a broken wrist is not a good thing, hang in there!

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  17. Joan, that is absolutely the cutest quilt I have seen. You did an awesome job!The colors in this collection are so gorgeous--all my favorite! I hope your wrist is healing nicely and you're able to get back to doing what you like.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway. In the Fall collection. I am loving the Hollywood Hills line.

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  18. Love your train and all the quilting!

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  19. Love your train and all the quilting!

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  20. What a fun quilt and so beautifully done. I bet kids and adults alike, could spend hours just looking and enjoying the train ride through the woods with all the enchanting and magical creatures. My favorite line is the Coral Reef with all it's bright colors. Thanks for the giveaway and hope you are feeling better. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  21. So cute and love those colors!

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  22. What a beautiful quilt Joan and my gosh.......look at those fabrics and all the detail!! I hope your wrist is doing better! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. oh please dont make me choose.. they all are so pretty! hope your wrist heals quick!

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  24. your quilt is gorgeous. this line of batiks make it wonderful. i love all the batik lines. Carribian Splash, spring Meadow Collection, Bluegrass Country with those wonderful birds, etc
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  25. There all nice but Infinity and beyond got my eye...your stitching is very nice ...i really loved looking at your work ty for sharing... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  26. I love the blenders. They are so useful.

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  27. I love the blenders. They are so useful.

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  28. Your train ride was so fun and entertaining any little one would love to have this little quilt. YOu did a fantastic job...so creative and fun.

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  29. Your train ride was so fun and entertaining any little one would love to have this little quilt. YOu did a fantastic job...so creative and fun.

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  30. The train is Adorable!!! I am taking a class in 2 months to get better at applique. I love Caribbean Splash fabric-beautiful, thanks for the chance to win.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  31. Oh Joan, this is just fantastic! glad you finished it before you broke your wrist!! it's CUTE as can be- the quilt, not your wrist accident....lol

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  32. Love all, but have to pick one Tinsel. I love blue.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  33. This is so adorable! Especially love the Giraffes.

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  34. You can never go wrong with "blenders" and if that isn't a line at Island Batik, then well ok.. that's what I buy more of than anything else. I'm curious about the pattern, this is an absolutely adorable quilt Joan. You didn't mention where or who's it was, did you create it? I love it.

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  35. This is the most darling quilt ever! Love it! The fabrics and their colours are fabulous, too!

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  36. Your train quilt is adorable!.
    I must say that the bright colors in the "Coral Reef" line make me feel happy just to look at them.

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  37. Awesome - so cute!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. Cute train. I love the warm colors in Florida Oranges.

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  39. Joan, hope you are healing quickly, and that you plan to make a pattern for this quilt. It's adorable and so sweet, and the colors of London Fog are awesome (I'm using it for another hop). Great post!

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  40. Oh gosh...your beautiful quilt wants me to have another baby (impossible, lol). I guess I will have to hope for another grandchild instead! I love Flower Fields. Hope you feel better soon!

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  41. Adorable quilt! Love anything in blenders

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  42. So beautiful! I love London Fog or Pumpkin Patch!! But really they are all so pretty!!

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  43. Cute zoo train. I like the Coral Reef Island Batik collection. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  44. Desert Rose if my favorite collection.....I'm a sucker for purples and blues....shucks....truth be told I'm a sucker for batiks!

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  45. Your quilt is so cute!!! Great use of pattern in the fabric. I like the Caribbean Splash collection.

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  46. French Roasted is my favorite. You "Train Ride" is so cute!

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  47. This is just adorable, those baby animals are so cute! Hope your wrist heals quickly.

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  48. This is so cute! Love your Zoo train and the Island Batik fabrics are just "purrfect" for it!

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  49. I love all of the blenders, they are so versatile!
    maureeneh52@hotmail.com

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  50. You've done a great job with your quilt - love all the detailed work!! My favorite collection is Carribean Splash! LOVE it!!

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  51. My favorite Island Batik line is Jewels and Gems. I like the geometric designs!

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  52. I love London Fog Collection. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  53. Sorry about your wrist. What a meticulously detailed quilt. I love it. My favorite line is French Roasted. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  54. I love your train quilt. Did you use a pattern? I would love to make one for my great grandaughtrer. I think the line of batiks I like best is Lavish, but it is hard to choose just one as they are all so beautiful. Carline
    Bandcanthony@gmail.com

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  55. Love the train quilt! My favorite line is probably Carribean Splash but I do like almost all batiks. Hope your wrist heals quickly.

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  56. Very cute quilt. I like Coral Reef batiks....

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  57. Adorable quilt! I hope your wrist heals quickly. I love the Carribean Splash and all of the other collections. :-)

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  58. I can't pick just one favourite, but one of the lines I really like is Fire Island.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  59. I am excited about the Jersey Shore collection because I love brights!

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  60. I love the blues in Caribbean Splash but my true love over at Island Batiks is their wide backings. They are always my first choice when matching a backing to a quilt.

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  61. It is hard to pick a favorite when all of Island Batik fabrics are SO PRETTY! I would say my favorites are a tie between London Fog, and French Roasted. Your little zoo train quilt is really cute! Thanks for the give away!

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  62. Joan, I love all your projects but I will tell you that this one went above and beyond...what a totally fabulous, adorable, fantastic quilt. Your work on this is outstanding. I had to go back and read and look at all the pictures several times to even begin to see half of your work. I went to Island Batik and checked out the website. What's NOT to like? I narrowed it down to Caribbean Splash, Jersey Shore, and Tinsel; and I can't go any lower. Thanks for sharing "Zoo Train"; I'm sure it'll be on my mind for a long time.

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  63. So hard to pick just one, but here goes - Jewels and Gems!

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  64. My fav is Countryside (last summer, I think) and Tinsel--this winter! Love your zoo trains!! Darling. Hope your wrist is coming along!

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  65. I love the blues and greens of Meadow! Your quilt is soooo cute. Sorry to hear about your wrist. Thank goodness for good friends.

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  66. First and foremost your Zoo Train Quilt is Uber Cute and I love all the colors and critters and details you have incorporated. I looked at all the possible Island Batik fabrics and I think Tinsel caught my eye...actually London Fog has all the gorgeous jewel tones I love so much. Thank you sew very much for hopping. Embracing Creative Batik Bliss...

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  67. The quilt is super adorable. I like Batik blenders.

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  68. lovely zoo train quilt. the batik I like is Summer Fun

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  69. I'm so sorry about your wrist! You must miss being able to quilt. And your zoo train is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing the photos. My favorite batik line is Coral Reef, but I love them all. Thanks again!

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  70. I think the upcoming Tinsel line is fantastic. I would love to make a blue and white quilt using those Tinsel batiks.

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  71. I like the London Fog line! Adorable quilts, by the way!

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  72. I like the London Fog line! Adorable quilts, by the way!

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  73. Love the London Fog, and the Fresh Roasted ( for Son's new house!).... Thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way!!! :)

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  74. I like Italian Fresco and Desert Rose. :)

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  75. Beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. Desert Rose and California Creamery are calling my name!!! Totally in love with your quilt!!!

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  77. I love your zoo train quilt! Will you be offering a pattern in the future? I love all batiks! I've not met a single one that I did not just love!

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  78. Very hard to pick just one, but Tuscany Sun did catch my eye. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net.

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  79. I really like all the Island Batiks but if I had to pick I would pick Hollywood Hills. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and I hope your wrist heals soon for you.

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  80. OMG that is the cutest quilt! I love any and all batiks but coral reef is beautiful.

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  81. I really like Jersey Shore. Not as much as I like your Zoo Train though ;-)

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  82. I really like Jersey Shore. Not as much as I like your Zoo Train though ;-)

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  83. I love many of the batiks, but I choose Sea Salt Sandy as a favorite. Your Quilt is astonishing.

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  84. i love the Caribbean Splash collection, all my favorite colors.

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  85. So many great options....but I think Tuscany Sun is my favorite.

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  86. Well, I have never met a beautiful batik that I didn't like!! They are all gorgeous, but love French Roast, Sea Salt Sandy and Caribbean Splash collections. But do LOVE your quilt. Just the most adorable one I have seen.

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  87. Sorry you broke your wrist. Nice that you have some good friends to help you out. Hope you recover quickly. The quilt is great!

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  88. Love your train quilt, hope you will be offering the pattern. I love all batiks fabric if I have to chose one desert rose. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  89. I hope your wrist gets better SOON! I love batiks because of the different shades in the fabric. I normally love pink and purple but I've decided to make the Pineapple quilt I've seen so often that has appliqued pineapples covered with yo-yo's so I've been collecting yellow, orange, tan and for the leaves, greens. I enjoy going out of my normal color scheme from time to time. That quilt is sooo adorable.

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  90. Your quilt is adorable! You are a talented quilter. I can't pick just one favorite Island Batik line, so I chose 2 - Fire Island for the red and black, and Tinsel because it is Christmasy and blue. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  91. Your quilt is fantastic-would make a great baby shower gift! Love batiks, use them all the time. Am still having trouble with raffelcopter, third time I've entered my name and email address, and select "log in" and nothing happens. I hope this doesn't disqualify me from winning some great fabric. Help!

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  92. I love Island Batiks and especially the Desert Rose collection by Kathy Engle. Such great colors! Thanks for a chance to win! ~Kd

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  93. I love Lavish. I love your train quilt! It's darling.

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  94. I'm so glad you posted that the pattern is no longer available because that would have been my question, too! I LOVE your quilt and wish I could make it for my new grandson who is coming May 1...I hope you are very proud of yourself, and how in the world did you make it if you have a broken wrist? I saw the photo on Facebook, gave me chills!

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  95. Love the train quilt! It's a lovely piece. Regaring the batiks, I like the Coral Reef but I adore all batiks!!

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  96. I think my favorite is Meadow. I hope your wrist is better soon!

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  97. I think my favorite is Meadow. I hope your wrist is better soon!

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  98. I like the "basics" line. Get well soon.

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  99. I like Flower Fields! Your train is darling! Hope you have a speedy recovery.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  100. That is just so sweet. Nicely done.

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  101. Sew cute!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  102. There are so many beautiful collections but I have to choose London Fog. I love that quilt.

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  103. OMG the fabrics are gorgeous, but the pattern is fabulous too. I love how you embellished the little animals with the nose holes, and curly cues in their hair.

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  104. So far my favorite is French Roasted.
    kellam.susan@yahoo.com

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  105. I like the Spring collection. Your quilt is very nice! Thanks for the chance.

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  106. Your quilt wall hanging is just adorable. It is so animated I didn't notice at first it was made in batiks. Great job. Island Batiks have so many collections to love. I really like the Crystal Cove's palette, California Creamery for the light tones and Lavish for all the wonderful greens and blues. Here's wishing you a speedy recovery.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  107. I love Carnival Fun. So bright and colorful.

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  108. Gorgeous batiks and a great wall hanging!

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  109. Desert Rose. Your quilt is adorable! I hope your wrist heals quickly.

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  110. Desert Rose. Your quilt is adorable! I hope your wrist heals quickly.

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  111. I like Jersey Shore. Your quilt is absolutely fabulous!

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