Thursday, November 7, 2019

Hip To Be Square -- Times Two {A Piece Of Blog Hop}

Today is my day on the A Piece Of blog hop with Island Batik, showing off their new fabric lines, shipping to stores now!

The line of fabric I was assigned was "Little Sir, Little Miss"! This fabric line has a whopping 40 different prints!


Instead of trying to squeeze all 40 prints into a single quilt, I decided to split the prints up into two quilts! I used our fast-and-fun pattern Hip To Be Square for these quilts!


For the first quilt, I used the black and tan numbers print for the background with the neutral and warm colored prints. I used a peach Aurifil thread to free motion quilt meanders all over this quilt. For the binding, I used two tan prints from the line.



For the second quilt, I used a cream triangle print for the background with the cool colored prints. I used a purple Aurifil thread to free motion quilt meanders for this quilt. I used two different purple prints for the binding for this quilt.



The big piecing of this pattern shows off the beautiful prints in this line!




And now, to go with my two quilts, TWO GIVEAWAYS!

I have trimmed up the remainders of my Little Sir, Little Miss collection into two sets:

First, 14 quarter yard cuts of the "cool" side of the collection:


Second: the rest of the fabrics trimmed up into 5" strips and 10" squares:


To enter, please leave me comments below, up to three entries per person. Giveaway will close on 11/22/19.
1. Easy entry for everyone! Leave any comment.
2. Bonus entry for my followers -- leave me a comment telling you how you follow my blog.
3. Bonus entry for everyone -- Visit the Island Batik website and tell me which of the new collections is your favorite. Click here to visit!

My fellow Ambassador Suzy also made a quilt with this line -- she was much more creative than I and managed to fit all 40 fabrics into one quilt!

These fabrics were graciously given to me by Island Batik -- I am so happy to share them with you! The batting was provided by Hobbs and the thread was provided by Aurifil --- thank you!

Get your own copy of our Hip To Be Square pattern:
Etsy -- digital download
Payhip -- digital download

Quilt Stats:
Name: Warm/Cool Hip To Be Square
Pattern: Hip To Be Square (link above)
Fabrics: Little Sir, Little Miss from Island Batik
Techniques: free motion quilting, machine binding
Quilting: Free motion meanders
Size: 60" x 78"
Batting: Hobbs 80/20 batting 
Started: August 2019
Finished: November 2019
Future: These will be donated to raise money for my church's preschool program!

Sharing at Finished or Not Friday and Peacock Party!

153 comments:

  1. I love the Hip to be Square pattern, it shows off these fabrics nicely.

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  2. I am following your blog on Blogger.

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  3. Picking a "favorite" line from these is like picking a favorite child. Arrrgh! But since I have to pick for this entry, I will say ColorPop - because bright and intense color is very much my style. (but oh those other collections - like Black Pearl, Little Sir Little Miss, Primo, Ancient Etchings.....okay, there isn't one that I don't like. LOL>)

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  4. That was a great idea to make 2 quils. Both look great.

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  5. These are beautiful! Amazing how color changes the look of each-both happy results!

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  6. I like strong intense color...COLORPOP sings to me.

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  7. Beautiful Alison. Great idea on splitting the fabrics up and making two quilts.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  8. Your quilts are always gorgeous. Love those cool colors. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  9. I follow on Bloglovin and IG. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  10. Love the octopus design.
    grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  11. Wow, you used showed off all 40 fabrics beautifully. It is SO hip to be square. Great pattern.

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  12. That's such a great pattern, Alison! I love how you grouped the different prints into two different quilts! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. It's hard to choose a favorite line of fabrics from Island Batik. I do love the colors of "Mermaid Cove!"

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  14. What fun quilts and best yet 2 of them. I love patterns that are quick and easy.

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  15. I'm not sure which one I like better! That pattern does show off the fabrics.

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  16. I follow you on Instagram, bloglovin', Facebook, and email.

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  17. Your quilts turned out beautiful! That’s a great pattern for that variety of fabrics too. Thanks for sharing the double giveaway!

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  18. Magical reef is my favorite collection this time!

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  19. Hard to choose just one, I like Tropical Escape, Mermaid Cove and Magical Reef. Thank you for the chance to win. Both of your quilts are beautiful

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  20. I especially like your choice of the dark numbers print for a background! My favorite collection is Sand Bar, though I have found something I like in each of them.

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

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  22. Making two quilts was a great idea--you let the fabrics shine, showing their strengths in each quilt. Way to go--and how productive!

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  23. I love the quilts. I like the cool line best.

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  24. I could really use those aqua batiks to enhance my stash. I like your solution of dividing the colors into two quilts.
    Pat

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  25. Can't pick just one collection. I love both Blue Sea and Tropical Escape. Love bright, vibrant colors.
    Pat

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  26. Both quilts are wonderful. Like your choice of pattern to use with the batiks.

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  27. My choice of collection at the moment would be Speak Easy.

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  28. I love the black background - very dramatic!!! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  29. I love both of these quilts! One of my favorite patterns.

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  30. Love the colors and designs in Clockworks collection.

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  31. Islander is my favorite!!!
    julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

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  32. I follow your blog! julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

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  33. Love both of your quilts, what awesome fabrics

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  34. Your quilts are wonderful and now you have two beauties to use!! I am really partial to the one done in the cool shades...my favorite color palette!!

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  35. I think Blue Sea is probably my favorite collection, my favorite colors!!!

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  36. Would have to say Blue Sea is my favorite - our daughters' favorite colors. Both girls enjoy the water & hubby lives to fish! Love both of your quilts & was thrilled to read you are donating them for preschool fundraiser. Thank you for sharing your talents & creativity with everyone young & old.

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  37. Love your choice for use & future cuddles for these two quilts. Great fundraiser donations!

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  38. These turned out great, Alison! Very smart to separate them into warms and cools and vary the backgrounds. The two quilts each have a very different feel :)

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  39. Soooo hard to choose a favorite new line, because so many have a nautical theme! But Sand Bar would match the decor of our boat the best :)

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  40. Two great quilts. I love that you split the colours.

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  41. I follow you via your website

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  42. Great idea to make 2 quilts with this line. They are beautiful.

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  43. I follow you by stopping by your blog every week.

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  44. I like little sir, little miss the best, I think. I love the different textures.

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  45. I like these quilt ty for sharing your idea....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  46. I follow you on bloglovin. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  47. There all pretty in there own way but I got my eye on tweet.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  48. Amazing what different moods you can get from a single collection. Love both colourways.

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  49. Wow what a collection. Many of them I truly love. Numbers being one of them

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  50. My favorite is usually the last one out!!!

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  51. I am loving cool colors but I have a hard time not adding orange at the moment.

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  52. Blue sea & Black pearl caught my eye. 😳

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  53. Your "hip to be square- Squared" looks great! All those yummy fabrics and their movement is perfect with your pattern.

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  54. I have some larger print fabrics for which I need a pattern. This one just might be the one!
    Sandy A

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  55. I follow your blog through blog lovin!
    Sandy A

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  56. I love the Tropical Escape fabrics. I am usually not drawn to bright colors but these are stunning!
    Sandy A

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  57. I like how you made a "cool" and a "warm" quilt with these fabrics!

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  58. I think I am following you on "bloglovin".

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  59. I love the blues and purples of Island Batik's "Blue Sea" collection.

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  60. I like how you divided it into 2 quilts. Nice job.

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  61. Love your two quilts and the two giveaways.

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  62. The blues are my pick,but your other quilt has the added part of showing warmth ( as well as providing so much ) in those autumn tonings. Super photo with two together on the tree branch.

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  63. Pretty quilts, love the
    'Cool' colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  64. Such pretty fabric colors! Warm or cool, just perfect! Thank you, Susan

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  65. I love the
    Black Pearl
    collection.
    Carla from Utah

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  66. I follow your
    Blog!
    Carla from Utah

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  67. I follow your blog by email newsletter! Thank you, Susan

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  68. Magical Reef! Love that vibrant green! Thank you, Susan

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  69. LOVE both your quilts!! & the Pattern you used!!Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too :D

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  70. I follow you thru Email & Bloglovin :)

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  71. Am choosing Mermaid Cove as fave Bundle...for the Grangirlie lol...she loooooves Mermaids :)

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  72. I really like the Hip to be Square pattern and both quilts. I usually prefer the cool colors, but I love those warm colors with the darker background.

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  73. I follow your blog on Bloglovin'.

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  74. Blue Sea is my favorite of the new Island Batik collections.

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  75. Beautiful batiks! You’re quilt really shows them off

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  76. I love the Blue Sea collection

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  77. Your quilts look so different from each other! Great job!

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  78. I love sewing with batik fabric. They press so nice and look so crisp!!

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  79. Since blue is my favorite color, I was naturally drawn to the Blue Sea collection. I just love those colors!!

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  80. Warm version for winter and cool for summer! Perfect. I saw blue sea on Island Batik's site, love it!

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  81. My favorite is always blue. Love your blog. Always so informative.

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  82. Both quilts look great! I can't say which I like best.

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  83. It's hard to pick a favorite collection but I think I like Speakeasy most.

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  84. I like how you split the fabrics and come up with 2 quilts. I always like to see the same quilt in different fabrics.

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  85. Nice idea to make two quilts--both so pretty!!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  86. I follow you on Bloglovin'.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  87. All the Island Batiks are beautiful--Black Pearl seems interesting--hard to pick a favorite but the blues are lovely too!

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  88. I love batik fabrics and always find a few pieces to bring home when I’m fabric shopping... my stash grows and quickly diminishes.

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  89. My favourites are Black Pearl and Blue Sea.

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  90. I like how you split them up - the cools are so pretty together.

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  91. I follow you on Bloglovin' and am in one of your FB groups.

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  92. I like the Blue Sea collection - I think I have a thing for cool colors.

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  93. I love both of your quilts. I really like the darker background you used with the warm prints.

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  94. All the collections are so beautiful it's hard to choose. I first thought Mermaid Cove, but now I think I'll go with Black Pearl. :)

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  95. amazing how the pattern looks different when different colours are used!

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  96. how to choose? the greens of Magical reef, maybe?

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  97. That's really cool that you will donate the quilts! They are really beautiful!

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  98. Speakeasy is my favorite so far as I am looking through the collections. Can't wait to see what the ambassadors make with it!

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  99. You show how one pattern can look so different with different fabrics.

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  100. I am a Bloglovin' follower of yours and love your posts!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  101. Hip To Be Square is surely a pattern I'd love to play with! What a wonderful idea to make 2 of them using your Island Batik bundle...they are both gorgeous!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  102. I like the Jewel Box bundle the most....today!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  103. That's really cool that you will donate the quilts! They are really beautiful!

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  104. Love the colors in the 2 quilts. Great easy pattern.

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  105. I love both of these quilts. Great idea to split the colors into two quilts, each has a different feel. Donating them is awesome.

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  106. I follow you on both Bloglovin and IG.

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  107. I love fabric and all of it is my favorite. :)

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  108. Both color combos are gorgeous in their own way. I LOVE them both! Also love the pattern Hip to Be Square pattern!

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  109. I really like how you separated the colors into the two different quilts - they are so pretty!! Thanks for linking to Finished ( or not) Friday!!

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  110. I like the way you separated the fabrics into warm and cool colors. Both quilts are awesome!

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  111. It was a difficult choice because there are no ugly collections. But Islander is my favorite.

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  112. These are fantastic! Great pattern to show off the prints, and good thinking on splitting them up! I like seeing the same pattern in different fabrics and knowing this is all the same collection makes it even better!

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  113. I love your quilts Alison@ The pattern makes these colors dance! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  114. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  115. I love all these collections! I think Speakeasy is my favorite today.

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