Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tamarinis Blog Hop with Island Batik

How much fun is this?! I have been gardening all spring and now the "dog days " of summer are here, it is time to retreat into my studio with the perfect project, of course something with flower!

The pattern technique is by Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis, "Mary's Contrary Garden", and uses Island Batik fabric. I made three sample blocks for the quilt, loved the piecing process...no matching seems here. It was fast, fun and easy! 

The freedom and creativity of the pattern encouraged my artistic self to make an Art quilt. Funny how Art seems to break out whenever I get involved in anything!
After the blog hop, and you finish watching the Island Batik-Tamarinis project, check back to see this small wall hanging finished, and view more Artistic endeavors with beautiful Island Batik fabrics!

Here are the blog hop connections:
July 7 - Island Batik
July 8 –  Tammy Silvers
July 9 –  Freemotion by the River
July 10 – Bejeweled Quilts
July 11 –Freemotion by the River
July 12 –TeachPany
July 13 – Kauffman Designs
July 14 – One Quilting Circle
July 14 - Freemotion by the River
July 15 – Susan Vassallo Quilting Art


  1. I look forward to seeing your finished project!

  2. Replies
    1. Looking forward to finishing this one,small wall hanging,instant gratification!

  3. I love your block - so sunny! Thanks!

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  4. Cute flower! I can't wait to see your finished project.

  5. Your garden will be beautiful when complete.

  6. Beautiful yellow and oranges. I think too many people seem still afraid of using yellow and orange in quilts, but I really have fun with them.

  7. No matching seams makes it really quick. I like that.

  8. Reminds me of the innovative piecing in my rag quilts,freedom to just enjoy time at the machine !