Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Jungle Cruise Quilt {Great Outdoors Blog Hop with Island Batik}

Today is finally my day to share as part of the Great Outdoors Blog Hop!


Let's go on an adventure -- let's go on a Jungle Cruise! This line is inspired by the wild side of nature -- featuring snakeskin prints, giraffe spots, leopard speckles, and leaves!


When I was thinking about what pattern to use with these fabrics, I thought that our new Summer Patio pattern was the perfect choice to showcase these beautiful fabrics in a fun and easy setting. I posted about the start of this quilt in July!



I had enough fabrics to make the full sized quilt and put my strip pieced blocks in diagonals across the quilt.

For the quilting, I used 50 wt. Aurifil thread in "blonde beige" and did all over swirls for the quilting. This color blended well with all of the prints in the collection.


For the binding I did a semi-scrappy binding using alternating strips of two different bright prints. I fully found this by machine. I used a variegated thread from Superior Threads to do the top stitching on the binding.


This quilt finishes at 77 x 91 inches for the full size. The pattern also includes instructions for a twin size that finishes at 63 x 91 inches.











I loved working with the Jungle Cruise line and hope that you have checked out all of the blog posts for the Great Outdoors hop! Click here for the full schedule -- I've updated all of the links to date with links to the posts rather than to just the blog homepage. That post also includes the live Rafflecopter for the Grand Prize giveaway sponsored by Island Batik -- they'll be giving away strip packs of new fabric to three lucky winners!

I'm always happy to share my Island Batik fabric wealth with my friends from the interwebs (that's you!) and so I am giving away TWO mini-strip sets (24 strips each) cut from the remaining yardage of my bundle of Jungle Cruise fabrics.


You know the drill -- comments for entries, up to three entries per person! (If you leave more than three comments, extra comments will be deleted and not counted as entries.) Giveaway will be closed on September 5th (but I have another one planned that will start on September 7th!)

1. Tell me which of the new IB collections is your favorite -- check out the Spring collections here and the Summer collections here!

2. If you already visited some of the previous posts of the Great Outdoors Blog Hop (this post has the full schedule of the hop!), leave a second comment telling me what other posts you enjoyed from my fellow IB Ambassadors.

3. If you follow Little Bunny Quilts in some form or fashion, tell me how you follow! (Facebook, Instagram, Bloglovin, or any other blog reader.)

The giveaway is now closed! Our winners are Margaret and Cecelia!



Thank you for visiting me today on the hop! Please check out all of the other stops on the hop and get the pattern to make your own Summer Patio quilt!

Sharing at Linky Tuesday and Needle and Thread Thursday!

140 comments:

  1. Wow, this is SO pretty! I love the teal that you used for the background. What a fun quilt!

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  2. oh your quilt is gorgeous. i would love to make this also. those fabrics just pop.
    1) Ocean Odyssey and London Calling
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  3. Your quilt is really beautiful Alison!
    I really like Spring Blossoms in the Spring collection.

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  4. I have loved this hop But really how does one choose only one out of all these wonderful quilters? No contest
    2) my top two are Moose Stash and Bejeweled
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  5. 3) I follow by email
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  6. I really liked Joan from moosestashquiltingblogspot.com I loved her quilt and the fabrics she used were beautiful.

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  7. All the fabrics are beautiful but I think my favorite line is Victoria and Albert.

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  8. My favorite quilt so far is by Clever Chameleon with the dragonflies.

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  9. I like the Dear William and the Birds and Bees collections. Such beautiful colors! Although all of them are amazing!

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  10. My favorites are London Calling and Wild Things. So many pretty batiks!

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  11. They were all great so far, but I especially like the giraffe quilt at Vicki's Crafts and Quilting.

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  12. Love this quilt! (1) Spring Blossoms is my favorite!!!

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  13. (2) Dizzy Quilter, Jen's new quilt pattern is so fun and I really enjoyed it.

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  14. I really like the Lavendula and Eclectic garden but honestly they are all gorgeous, you can't go wrong with batiks in my book

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  15. (3) I follow you on Instagram and that's where I first saw your quilt posted. Great job!

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  16. You made a beautiful quilt!
    I have a preference for the London Calling collection.

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  17. Lilly the giraffe is adorable I also really liked Desert Blooms geese on the lake.

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  18. I follow on insta @abundantdawn

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  19. I'm a sucker...when it comes to blue, London Fog!

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  20. I liked Vicki's Crafts and Quilting and her Missy Giraffe!

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  21. I follow you on Instagram also. Especially when you create Beautiful quilts like this one.

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  22. Love British rose and Ocean Odyssey but all the collections are beautiful

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  23. Freemotion by the river is always worth a stop and Bejeweled quilts too

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  24. Canterbury Manor, Jungle Cruise are some of my favorites. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  25. I enjoy seeing what everybody makes with their new collections. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  26. Following with bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  27. I liked the Moosestash quilting and Devoted Quilter projects on their day!

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  28. I love Lavendula. The purples and blue/greens are yummy. martisovitsd@central.edu

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  29. I think Ocean Odyssey is my favourite - the bright colours, and the swirls in the patterns.

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  30. It’s a toss up between Wild Things and London Calling!
    Your quilt is gorgeous... that pattern compliments every print beautifully!

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  31. I'm pretty sure I looked at all of the IB Great Outdoors posts - but the ones that especially come to mind are Clever Chameleon's dragonflies, Vicki's Missy the Giraffe, Sharon from Yellow Cat's flower applique. I also seem to remember someone making a gorgeous gazebo, but I've clicked quite a few now, and can't find it again! Apparently I'm in an applique mood of late!

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  32. I follow Little Bunny Quilts by rss on The Old Reader. I found you through this blog hop, so I look forward to getting to know you and your quilts! I think this one is just charming - so simple - almost like a rail fence, but with the extra block borders and sashing it adds so much to the look. And swirl quilting is my favourite, so that is a great choice in my book!

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  33. I have really enjoyed this hop... batiks are my favourite fabric collection. I loved the quilt that If These Threads Could Talk Made and also Powered by Quilting’s quilt (the colours popped off the black background).

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  34. I follow you via a Bloglovin and Instagram.

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  35. Love the sweet treats, all those shades of green, plus dragonflies!

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  36. I like petal perch by lizard creek

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  37. Beautiful! This is the perfect pattern to showcase fabrics. I like the quilted swirls

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  38. Love the colors in the Dear William collection in the summer releases. So warm and cozy looking!

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  39. I follow your blog through Blog lovin'!

    Sandy A

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  40. London calling is a great collection. I love blue!

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  41. Your quilt is beautiful! Lovely colors and I love the scrappy binding. Lots of pretty collections and one of my favorites is London Calling.

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  42. Joan from Moosestash Quilting made one of my favorite quilts. Such wonderful talent all through the hop.

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  43. I’m a follower via IG (@usairdoll)

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  44. How can I possibly pick a favorite? But I've narrowed it down to two: Eclectic Garden and Whatnot.

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  45. I loved all the posts, but I particularly liked the posts from Creative Blonde, Sally Manke, MooseStash, Sew Incredibly Crazy, Clever Chameleon, and Vicki's Crafts and Quilting.

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  46. I follow you on Facebook, Instagram, Bloglovin, and email.

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  47. Love the Globetrotter fabrics - very nice!!! although I have never met a Batik that I didn't want to fondle!!! LOL mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  48. I follow by bloglovin and instagram mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  49. I think Dragonfly dreams is my fav IB so far. tvonzalez at gmail dot com

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  50. I prefer seeing full-sized bed quilts made with the fabric so all that have done that, including you, I just adore.
    Love your choice of border and sashing fabric, really makes the blocks pop.
    tvonzalez at gmail dot com

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  51. I like Sweet Tweets, the colors are many of my favorites.

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  52. I've seen lots of gorgeous projects, but one that sticks in my mind is Joan at Moosestash Quilting's quilt with the bears on it.

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  53. I follow your blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

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  54. Love both Collections..but Summer one is my favorite! :) Your Quilt is Beautiful!! & Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :)

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  55. The bears hands down... love love love..happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  56. Sweet treats summer clection. .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  57. Truthfully have loooved ALL the Blogs so far..your's too..but these have stuck in my head..lol "Powered by Quilting", Dizzy Quilter, Freemotin by the River", & Devoted Quilter..know there are more :)

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  58. I got you on facebook. .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  59. Already follow you thru Email & Bloglovin :)

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  60. Love the Quilt- I know a friend who would also love it

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  61. I really like the Lavendula collection. Beautiful blend of colors!

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  62. I follow via email and on Instagram as ceciliaquilts.
    cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

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  63. My favorite is Ocean Odyssey.
    cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

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  64. This has been a very enjoyable hop. There has been so much eye candy that my head is swimming! It is too hard to pick just one.

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  65. I really enjoyed all of the stops on the tour, especially Connie at Free-motion quilter.
    cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

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  66. I follow by facebook, instagram, bloglovin, newsletter

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  67. Beautiful quilt! I like the Eclectic garden...just my colors!

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  68. Ocean Odyssey is probably my favorite collection of these.

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  69. I enjoyed all the posts of the hop especially Moosestach Quilting.

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  70. I enjoy following your blog by email.

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  71. I really like the quilt at Desert Bloom quilting...just my colors!

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  72. It's hard to choose just one collection because I can envision using all of them in some way...now wouldn't that be nice to get to try all of them. I guess a girl can dream. I like the Ocean Odyssey.

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  73. All of the bloggers had lovely quilts that showcased the fabrics and I enjoyed reading about their journey to make them. I like the quilts by Clever Chameleon and If These Threads Could Talk. I also like your quilt as it looks like one that I would be able to finish.

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  74. I like them all, but London Calling just jumps out at me.

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  75. Whatnot is my favorite. Your quilt pattern is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  76. I’ve enjoyed all of the stops on the Great Outdoors blog hop. Everyone has been inspiring. Thank you all for sharing your beautiful creations.

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  77. I like the All Aflutter colors in the Spring collection!
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  78. I liked the little giraffe from "Vivkie's Crafts and Quilting".
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  79. I follow you on Bloglovin'.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  80. I love the WILD THINGS fabric collection.

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  81. Your quilt is gorgeous, Alison! You always have such a keen sense of how to use fabrics to show them off the best! My favorite Island Batik collection is the Summer Whatnot ...the colors and designs are just me!

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  82. Great quilt. I like dragon fly dreams, and petting zoo. Wonderful colors.

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  83. I have enjoyed all of the posts. Hops like this are great. Sew full of inspiration. Thank YOU.

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  84. I think Dear William is my favorite of the new collections.

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  85. I follow you via email: wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  86. I've enjoyed so many of the posts so far. For example, in addition to yours today, the project shown on Vicki's Crafts and Quilting is so lovely--that giraffe is quite the charmer!

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  87. I like Spring the best but Summer is great too. I follow on FB and Bloglovin.

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  88. I love all batiks, I am a batiks addict.

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  89. I like and follow you on Facebook and Instagram.

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  90. I am enjoying seeing all the bloggers, the fabrics and the projects.

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  91. Very hard to choose a favorite collection! I do love the colors in Lavenfula. Your quilt really highlighted the fabrics.

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  92. Visiting the different blogs has been amazing & inspiring. I love the Tulip wiilt st Den Syrnde Himmel.

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  93. I liked London Calling, but they are all beautiful!!

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  94. I really liked Dizzy Quilter's quilt pattern. I have enjoyed reading all of the posts.

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  95. My favorite so far is the Canterbury Manor. The colors are so bold and I love the flower motifs. The Jungle Cruise prints are neat and the colors remind me of autumn. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  96. I love an Island Batik blog hop. All the Ambassadors are so creative. I loved Sally's Hippie Van quilt and the Safari Sampler by Anne. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  97. I follow Little Bunny Quilts on Bloglovin and IG. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  98. What a fun quilt, love the photo shoots.

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  99. The All Aflutter is my favorite collection.

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  100. I really love London Calling! I love the blues!

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  101. I love the pattern from Dizzy Quilter!

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  102. What a great quilt. I love the way the tiles sparkle against the white background. I love the Ocean Odessey fabric line the best but they are all lovely.

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  103. It's hard to say which entry I love the most because I'm so impressed with all of the entries. I look forward to reading each entry and reading about the creative bug that struck. I'm impressed this week with the Eiffel Tower created by Pamela Quilts.

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  104. I like to Vintage Morris collection

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  105. I love the little houses quilt from Mania for Quilts

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  106. I follow you via your website

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  107. Another fabulous quilt Alison! The light snakeskin frame really gives the rail fence blocks a lift, and then the blue surround, perfect! Lovely quilting too. :-)

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  108. I really like the Fur-ocious Friends. But they are all really pretty.

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  109. I loved Connie's Stacks. She always has such pretty quilts.

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  110. Your quilt is beautiful Alison! I love the way it showcases these beautiful prints and that border/sashing print is perfect to tie it all together. My current favorite Island Batik line is Lavendula. I love those purples!

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  111. I have really enjoyed this hop and all the creative projects. One of my favorites is the Eiffel Tower quilt by Pamela Quilts.

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  112. I follow your inspiring blog via Bloglovin. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  113. What a fun and colorful quilt! You really found a great pattern to showcase those fabrics.

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  114. This just feels so outdoorsy!

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  115. First of all, your quilt is beautiful. Though I’m not a fan of snakes, this fabric is really pretty! LOL Do I have to choose a favorite collection?? Really?? OK, if you insist! From the spring collection I really am torn between Eclectic Garden and All A Flutter. From the summer collection, I’m torn between Lavendula and British Rose! Can you tell I love purples, pinks, and splashes of turquois?? It’s just too hard to choose one!!

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  116. I must admit, I have truly enjoyed every post and the beautiful creations. And, I’ve visited all of them!!

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  117. I like this Jungle Cruise Collection! Your quilt shows off the collection so well!

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  118. I enjoyed the quilt made with Jungle Cruise by Vicki's Crafts and Quilting. The eyelashes on the giraffe got me!

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  119. What lovely colors together! This collections looks so great with your pattern! I've loved all the collections, but British Rose is probably my favorite with Petting Zoo a close second.

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  120. All the projects have been amazing but Missy the giraffe stands out, as does Sally Manke's flower child van.

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  121. That's a great pattern for showing off the beautiful fabrics! And your gorgeous pictures certainly do a great job of showing off the quilt :)

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