Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sea Side Summer Blog Hop with Island Batik

Oh those lazy days of summer!  
Only made better if you can spend them at the shore....


Well that's not happening here, in Colorado anyway.
 We are land locked and have some nice lakes...
It's just not the same.
But, that doesn't mean that I can't dream!

I took that dream, right over to
 "Java House Quilts"
  (its linked for you)
and found
"Symphony in the Sea".


These Island Batik
 
fabrics, just makes this quilt 
"POP"


The dolphin is a full 3 feet long.


So many fun places, to quilt in...
and yes, that's me in my mermaid bikini up there!
(tee hee)


I do have a passion for Orca's, 
almost as much as I do Moose!


Sting Rays and Starfish...


Octopus...


 How could anyone be "crabby" looking at these.


Oh, those colors in the Sea!


There is just something about these luscious fabrics...
 ...that "truly" make the ocean come alive.

You can see more of them right
HERE

Now about my favorite summer snack..


It's not a thing of beauty,
(not that any of my cooking ever is)
:-o
but it's so delicious!

These are Peanut Butter Rice Krispy treats.
It's no secret,
just a twist on this recipe 
Once the marshmallows are melted, I remove from heat and add in
a big glop (for lack of a better term) of peanut butter.
I'm guessing it's close to 1/2 a cup. 
Stir until the peanut butter is melted then add the 
Rice Krispies.
Just before putting them in the pan,  I mix in a big handful
of chocolate chips.

These are great portable snacks, that were a favorite
when my kids were growing up.

They do come with a warning. 
You "will"  get chocolate fingers and face.
So be prepared to either have wet wipes on hand or 
jump into the water to clean up!
;-)


OK, some kids never grow up and enjoy them to this day.
LOL!
I've also played around with cinnamon and raisins in my treats,
but the ole Peanut Butter Choco Chip is the best!

Hope you've enjoyed my little romp thru the ocean...
Now I've got a little give away...
Have you dreamed of a little Island Batik,
 arriving on your doorstep?
Just peruse their catalogue
HERE
and leave me a comment,
 telling me just what your favorite new line is.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I will be picking one winner on Friday Sept 2, the last day of our hop!

BUT WAIT!!!

There's another giveaway from Island Batik

You don't want to miss out on this one!
;-)

Please visit my fellow ambassadors to see what's
 happening in their summer, as well as finding their tasty treats...

and check out all the fabulous new 
Island Batik fabric lines.

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


A big shout out to my fellow Ambassadors and Island Batik!
Collectively the best anyone could hope to work with!


Now, I headed out to enjoy my little bit o summer...


...at the closest thing I have to an ocean around here!
LOL!!!
Anyone up for a dip???


Keep on Stitchin'



89 comments:

  1. All of them! I love batiks and your quilt is wonderful! bethastrand@gmail.com

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  2. All of them! I love batiks and your quilt is wonderful! bethastrand@gmail.com

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  3. Your quilt is just beautiful, Joan.

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  4. Your quilt is amazing. I would ask for the pattern but I don't know when I would have the time to do all the applique. My favorite Island Batiks are Rainforest and Surf Squirt.

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  5. I love your quilt!! And the Splash collection, sweet! - fredbisimail at gmail dot com

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  6. All of them are beautiful, but I am a sucker for Tidepools. I love the colors, but the batik that looks like net I think is fabulous.

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  7. Such a beautiful quilt! And the fabric colors are perfect.

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  8. Today my favorite is Tidepool. Your quilt makes it really shine. Plus - Inchworm Quilts also did a great job with showcasing the fabrics. (But, I confess. I just love all batiks!)

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  9. All of their fabrics are wonderful but love, love, love Tide Pools!

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  10. Great, great project. It is so sea worthy...love the crab and starfish. Hard time picking one collection....splash is great!

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  11. Your quilt is wonderful. Love the Tide Pools. Fits your quilt just right.
    Mary

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  12. wow JOAN! that quilt is GORGEOUS! I want it...... and the batiks sure make it looks even better!

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  13. WOW! Your quilt is just beautiful Joan. I love the little Mermaid sitting at the top.Well, I couldn't choose between all of the new fabrics, but I did narrow it down to three.LOL I really like Rain Forrest, Sea Foam and Wind and Sea. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  14. Love the Seafoam line. Your quilt is stunning! And even though CO is beautiful, nothing beats living a mile from our beach! akronne17@gmail.com

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  15. You are amazing. It would take me a year to do all that applique in Symphony of the Sea. You did a great job and your fabric selections are spot on. Island Batik has sew many awesome collections. I can't decide if Seashore or Surf Squirt is my favorite, so I guess they both are!

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  16. Beautiful quilt - surprised you didn't try to sneak a moose in there. I always crack up when I see your car/pond.

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  17. Your work is just glorious! That turned out beautifully and is so perfectly stitched and quilted.

    I'll vote for Sea Foam.

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  18. Spring Zing is my favorite new line. Love your quilt. It really does show off those fabrics well but your color choices really make a difference too. Nice work!

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  19. Oh my gosh! That quilt is so amazing - makes me want to run out and do it!!! Love the Tide Pool colors - awesome!!! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  20. Oh my gosh! That quilt is so amazing - makes me want to run out and do it!!! Love the Tide Pool colors - awesome!!! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  21. Your quilt is just amazing! I love the fabrics of course, and the patterns too. Would love to make one as beautiful as yours! And I love your tiny ocean ;) I love the Sea Salt Sandy collection too, still a little of summer!
    quiltpatchappli at gmail.com

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  22. I really like Surf Squirt, but there are many others that I like as well. Love your quilt. raydeer@memlane.com

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  23. Wow, I love your quilt. I've already ordered a 10x10 pack of Surf Squirt!

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  24. I absolutely LOVE this quilt. It is just gorgeous. I agree, being land locked is just not the same as having the ocean next to you.

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    1. And I personally love Tide Pool that you used on this quilt.

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  25. Stunning as always!! And the treats look yummy too:)

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  26. Just like I said on Facebook... WoW Oh WoW oh WoW... you make raw edge applique look like something I want to try.. WoW and the mixing of colors... WoW.. those Island Batiks.. just AMAZING!! Beautiful quilt Joan.

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  27. This is gorgeous! I feel like I have to say "WOW" like Marian did! I'm a fan of peanut butter Rice Krispie treats...yum!

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  28. What a great quilt. You have a wonderful sense of color and you certainly got some gorgeous fabrics/colors for this quilt. I'm looking for yellows/yellow oranges so I think I'm particularly fond of Equinox.

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  29. This is gorgeous. You did a great job on this fun quilt. I love Seascapes, but used Red Tide. I'm glad you found and shared such a cute pattern.

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  30. All of them - Equinox catches my eye. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  31. Tide Pool is really nice! Love the colors together.

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  32. I'm liking Surf Squirt.....and all the others!

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  33. Tide Pool is really nice! Love the colors together.

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  34. Gorgeous design, fabrics and stunning quilt. You did an amazing job. Total #CreativeGoodness. All the IB collections are lovely, but I'm most partial to French Roast.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  35. Too many favorites to mention, but I'll go with Spring Zing as i like brighter colors. jadahlgr at yahoo dot com

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  36. Spring Zing is my favorite colorway. Your quilt is amazing!!

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  37. Spring Zing is my favorite colorway. Your quilt is amazing!!

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  38. wow your quilt is awesome. i love the motion and fun. hard to choose. but I will go with Spring Zing. they are all so lovely. thanks for the give a way

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  39. Your quilt is beautiful! My new favorite would have to be Seashore, I love the colors. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  40. You quilt is wonderful. It is hard to pick just one, but I like Red Tide for the depth and Seashore for some of the softer colors.

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  41. Love love this quilt and Tide Pool also loving Sunset

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  42. Your Quilt is AWESOME!! Looove Mermaids & yours is Gorgeous!!:) I Love Wind & Sea!! & Spring Zing close 2nd!!

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too!! :D

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  43. Wow, your quilt is spectacular! I looked through the collections and they are all so lovely, it's hard to choose a favorite. But I will pick Equinox -- maybe today's high heat and humidity are making the fall colors in that collection especially appealing!

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  44. This brings the seaside to the landlocked. Beautiful

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  45. This brings the seaside to the landlocked. Beautiful

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  46. I love them all but seascape got my eye..... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  47. I love them all but seascape got my eye..... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  48. I like Red Tide and all the others too.

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  49. They are all so lovely it's hard to pick one! Sand Dune catches my eye. Your quilt is wonderful!

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  50. I think Hydrangea is my favorite with the deep blues and purples. I could just get lost in it!

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  51. I love Rain Forest. Thank you for the recipe.

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  52. Your quilt is a great wonderland to see as it matches the fabric beautifully with the design. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  53. All of these batiks are luscious! I would enjoy ANY of them. Special favorites are Surf and Squirt with the bright colors, and Wind and Sea!! Thank you so much for the give away!

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  54. My favorite is Spoolin' Around. I love the bright colors. Those quilts are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. I love Sea Scapes but your quilt is outstanding! Amazing actually.

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  56. I love Tidepools. I had no idea there were patterns for these collections...I have a lot of looking to do....thank you!

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  57. I especially like Red Tide. Love your quilts!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  58. Love the Wind and Sea strips but I love all batiks. Your projects are amazing.

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  59. Equinox is wonderful! As your quilt, my, what a beauty!! Cute mermaid, and other animals, I love this marine theme and it's so very well done. I wish I could make one like yours one day!

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  60. Thanks for sharing the beautiful quilts. I like the Octopus quilt.

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  61. Great result with this quilt. It is an absolute delight. I have been looking at all the detail involved in each scene. Wow, amazing work. Love the way you have used the fabrics, too.
    Yes, I can see you as a mermaid!!!
    Your car fountain is coming along, too. All the plants are growing well and looking great.Couldn't you be a mermaid in there?

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  62. How can I pick a favourite they are all so beautiful. Love the quilt!!

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  63. Tide Pools is my favorite. Well, maybe Sea Shore. Hmmm, I just love Island Batiks. That quilt is gorgeous! What a sense of pride in making something that beautiful.

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  64. Tide Pools is one of my favorite batik collections. Wow Joan!!! That is so beautiful and your quilting and applique....awesome!

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  65. What a beautiful quilt. I love all the detail, especially since you included yourself in the mermaid bikini! lol As far as picking a favorite collection, I couldn't do it since they are all sooo beautiful. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  66. your quilt is gorgeous and funny all at the same time. i love the spring zing collection, it really pops.

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  67. Sea Shore is my favorite. Love your quilt!

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  68. I LOVE your work on this!! it is so beautiful! I love Orca's and really you just did a great job on all of the animals!
    I LOVE all the Batiks but the Spoolin around line, Soo pretty!

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  69. Favorite new line is Wind and Sea, gorgeous! I love your stunning quilt!!

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  70. Your quilt is spectacular! You are so talented! All of the lines are awesome, but Wind and Sea really caught my eye. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  71. Your quilt is absolutely delightful! Thanks so much for sharing it. My favorite line is Surf Squirt. I love the rich purple. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  72. Wow wow. I think Tide Pools is my new favorite. Just love the purples and blues and Aqua. I'm working on my first quilt using Island Batiks, on the Summer Solstice QAL by happyquiltingmelissa. It's a bundle of navy, cream, lime green, and blue-grey swirls, and I added an IB purple blender I won this pretty bundle from IB for their super bowl giveaway. There are similar colors in Tide Pools!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  73. Joan, tide pool.mi have that pattern. Bad me, I have not even started it, but now I will! Thanks for the inspiration

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  74. Your quilt is breathtaking...the combination of the pattern and the fabrics used is amazing. Your work is stunning!

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  75. Your quilt is soooooooooooooooooooo amazing and the Island Batik fabrics are just awesome in this..perfect fabric for the perfect quilt.

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  76. Love that quilt! In the summer lines I like one called Red Tide. In the winter lines I liked the one called Lavish. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  77. Wonderful quilt! Don't know that I can choose just one line of fabric. Rarely meet a batik that I don't like. Definitely my favorite fabrics.

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  78. Lovely quilt! I love Surf Squirt!! thank you!

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  79. What a gorgeous quilt! I love sea themes and you are sew right. Those batiks really made the quilt.

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  81. I love the Tradewinds collection (but not the auto correct on this device! Lol) I'm new to quilting and am excited about all the fabrics and design options. The scene quilts are amazing!

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