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Island Batik – Sock Hop Blog Hop

Posted on: January 12th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Introducing a fun Classic Block blog hop.  The Island Batik – Sock Hop Blog Hop starts today!  Each participant will be featuring their choice of Island Batiks new fabric collections in a Classic Block.  I chose the Stepping Stones quilt block and later this month I will be sharing a tutorial.

Join us for the blog tour.  Island Batik will be showcasing some fabulous new fabrics (coming soon to your favorite local quilt shop!) in classic blocks used in a variety of projects.

The full schedule is as follows:

Date               Participant, Blog & Block Project
January 12     Katie @ Island Batik – Introduction to the Sock Hop Blog Hop
January 13     Susan @ Susan Vassallo Quilting Arts – Topsy Turvey Log Cabin
January 14     Connie @ Freemotion by the River – 54-40 or Fight
January 15     Bea Lee @ Beaquilter – Hunter Star
January 16     Linda @ One Quilting Circle – Flying Geese
January 17     Maryellen @ Mary Mack’s Blog – Sister’s Choice
January 18     Jocelyn @ Happy Cottage Quilter – Nine Patch
January 19     Connie @ Kauffman Designs – Drunkard’s Path
January 20     Tammy @ Tamarinis – Pinwheel
January 21     Barbara @ Bejeweled Quilts – Maple Leaf
January 22     Barbara @ Six Gables Designs – Friendship Star
January 23     Nan @ Purrfect Spots – Duck and Ducklings
January 24     Jeanette @ Inchworm Fabrics
January 25     Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts – Stepping Stones

I have also added this schedule to my sidebar with the links for convenience.  Hope you will join me and follow along each day!

I got to use these gorgeous Island Batik fabrics from the new Cry Me A River collection.

I was approached through email by my good friend, Connie of Freemotion by the River, and she asked if I would be interested in taking part in this hop.  I have not had a lot of experience with batiks.  But Connie sure has!  She makes the most beautiful projects using batiks.

Connie was kind enough to answer one question I had.  Was it advisable to prewash?  Connie assured me that prewashing was not necessary.  Just to use a dye trapping sheet (such as Shout Color Catchers or Dr. Beckmann – Colour & Dirt Collector) when washing your finished project. 

Sure hope you will be joining me each day on this fabulous Blog Hop!
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4 Responses

  1. Michele T says:

    I loooove batiks so I'll definitely be following along for this blog hop!!!

  2. So Lorna……..are you in love with batiks now???? You know how much I love them, this will be a fun sock hop with Island Batik!

  3. Laikabear says:

    I've never used batiks either but they sure are pretty. I am interested to see what you come up with. I'm a dedicated Shout Color Catcher user, but I recently read that they may not work as well in top loading machines with no agitator (which is what I have). I haven't had a problem yet, though.

  4. The first quilt I made was a table runner from 4 inch batik squares. I called it \”under the sea\” I need to dig it out and take a picture of it. I think I put it in UFO's so I could take apart and fix my not so matched corners. LOL Debbie