Thursday, February 18, 2016

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Blog Hop

Where do you travel? How do you get there? Do you stop long enough to let the journey inspire you?
IMG_3064Texas Balloon Spectacular, Floresville, TX
Let me introduce you to Island Batik’s Florida Oranges collection. It screams BRIGHT, FUN, and ADVENTUROUS! These fabrics are currently available at your local quilt shops. Search HERE.
Instead of putting trains and automobiles on the quilts… I decided to put the quilts on trains and automobiles. Fabulous old trains and cars how could I resist the temptation!!!
A huge ♥THANK YOU♥ to the Texas Transportation Museum for indulging me. We had a fun morning browsing all the exhibits at this wonderful, all volunteer museum in San Antonio, Texas.
Suburbs pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew.

This is such a bright, happy quilt. Show off all the yummy fabrics in this collection with a simple pattern and large blocks.
1952 Union Pacific Caboose. Easy Bake pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew.

These colorful little houses are a whimsical reminder that no matter how far you travel “there’s no place like home”. To all the fire departments out there…We LOVE you guys!
1898 American La France Fire Pumper. Suburbs pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew.

Maybe a crazy nine patch pattern for a bit of wonky adventure is more your style. This is one of my favorite fast, fun patterns that you just have to try.

Crazy 9-patch pattern on Craftsy.
OK… I’m just in love with this photo. The rivets, rust, and grid of the signs with the bright little houses is just too cool. I’m going to frame and hang this one.
FunThreads Designs house on train1952 Union Pacific Caboose. Suburbs pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew.

I wish you many fun travels. Remember…take time to let the journey inspire you!!
flying past a midwest sunset

I special ♥THANK YOU♥ to my wonderful friends from the M & E quilting bee (that’s meet and eat) for making these quilts while I wasn’t able to sew. You all rock!!!!

Enter FunThreads Designs give away for approx. 1 yard sampling from Isand Batik’s Jersey Shore collection and a copy of Jiffy Quick Quilts book. Open to US residents only.
jersey shore give away2
Book also available in my Etsy shop

Enter Islalnd Batik’s French Roasted fat quarter bundle give away in the Rafflecopter below.
Guidelines and Rules for FunThreads Designs give away. Island Batik’s give away is independant and subject to their own rules.
  • No purchase necessary. Open to residents of the USA only.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter.
  • While we hope you will leave a comment on the post of the day because we love comments, we want no reply bloggers to have a chance at winning also. Rafflecopter will collect your name, state, and email.
  • Approx. 1 yard sampling from Island Batik’s Jersey Shore collection and a copy of Jiffy Quick Quilts book will be given away to one winner. 
  • Winner picked at random via Rafflecopter at the end of the day on February 29th. Winner will receive notification via email. Winner will have approximately 5 days to claim their gift, if 5 days passes, the gift will be offered to another eligible entrant. Winner who will receive a shipped item will need to provide name, address, city, state. All prizes will be awarded.
  • Winner will be announced on this blog and in the Rafflecopter window here on this page.Winner agrees to allow their name, city, state to be publicized.
  • Odds of Winning a prize are based on total number of rafflecopter entries.
  • You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win where applicable.Some restrictions on gifts will apply based on shipping policies.This sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.

Full Schedule
Monday, February 15 – Caribbean SplashBejeweled Quilts
Pamela Quilts
Tuesday, February 16 – London FogMoose Stash Quilting
Wednesday, February 17 – French RoastedKISSed Quilts
Made In Scraps
Happy Cottage Quilter
Thursday, February 18 – Crystal CoveFreemotion by the River
Friday, February 19 – Florida OrangesFun Threads Designs
Kauffman Designs
Monday, February 22 – Coral ReefMary Mack Made Mine
Purrfect Spots Designs
Tuesday, February 23 – Sweet Georgia PeachOne Quilting Circle
KISSed Quilts
Wednesday, February 24 – Hollywood HillsThe Fit Quilter
Maria Michaels Designs
Thursday, February 25 – Desert RoseFor Quilts Sake
Lemon Tree Snippets
Monday, February 29 – Jersey ShoreBea Lee
Lemon Tree Snippets
Tuesday, March 1 – Tuscany SunTammy Silvers
Wednesday, March 2 – LavishFreemotion by the River
Moose Stash Quilting
Thursday, March 3 – Fire IslandKISSed Quilts
Friday, March 4 – Tinsel, Holiday HappeningsPurrfect Spots Designs
KISSed Quilts
Moose Stash Quilting


beaquilter said...

great quilts (a few hours early) fun collection too

Joyce Carter said...

Your quilts are really beautiful and I love the way you displayed them. Thanks for the giveaway.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a great place to take photos of your beautiful quilts! Thanks so much for sharing!

Quilting Affection said...

Love the Quilts and how you displayed them!

Lori Smanski said...

those quilts are lovely. what a fun way to show them. this is such a pretty line
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Wendi said...

I just love batiks, so many different shades and designs. Thanks.

Wendi said...

I just love batiks, so many different shades and designs. Thanks.

Pat said...

Those colors are gorgeous.

Quilting Tangent said...

Fun seeing the quilts on trains, etc.

Kathy said...

It's neat how you decided to put the quilts on the transportation instead of the transportation on the quilts! Very clever :) said...

Love those batiks, but I don't do facebook for personal reasons.

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

What a great venue to do a photo shoot! So appropriate for our hop.

teachpany said...

Great quilts and photos.

Anita said...

Beautiful quilts and a perfect place for the photo shoot!

Nan Baker said...

Love your quilts and the way you displayed them is wonderful!

Adele Mogavero said...

Very creative! Love the quilts.

Allison said...

Beautiful quilts!

Sallie said...

Love your quilts and photos!

Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...

Love the quilts and such interesting photos!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love how you displayed your quilts! I'm a misplaced Texan, living in Illinois. Anything 'Texas' and I love it!

Barb said...

What a fun post.

Pamela said...

Fun way to display the quilts (which are lovely)!

Connie Kauffman said...

Love how you photographed your quilts!

Calicojoan said...

Ohhhhhi love how you switched it up!!! What fun quilts with great photo locations! Bless our friends who are helping us who can't sew. My buddy is quilting my Wendy Sheppard hop quilt now!��

LJ said...

Loved seeing all your photos with your lovely projects being highlighted. I'm thinking you had a really 'fun' time at the museum.

PK Sews said...

What delightful photos and quilts! Thanks for this fun post.

Catskill Quilter said...

I love Cluck Cluck Sews house quilt made in the bright batiks and hung on the back of the fire engine!

Gene Black said...

I love all batiks but the colors in this group are just lovely.

ShirleyC said...

I loved the kid's quilt on Kaufman Designs, and I love all of the batiks.

Nicola said...

I love Island batik!!! Have used your fabrics for a long time and I'm never disappointed!! Love this new line of fabric! Thank you for a chance to win some beautiful fabric!

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Ill bet you had more fun at the museum than other museum goers did! Love the Florida oranges...! Yummy!

Quilts for Sale said...

What a wonderful and creative way to display your darling quilts!