Thursday, May 21, 2020

Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop {Winter Forest Placemats + Giveaway}

Today is my day to share on the Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop with Island Batik!



The collection that I have been sewing with is Winter Forest!


I have really enjoyed the fun wintry prints in this line!

Here are all of the fabrics in the bundle I received:


For my project, I cut 3.5" strips of each fabric to make strip pieced patchy placemats. I used the equivalent of 24 - 3.5" squares in each placemat top in a 6x4 arrangement.


I was actually able to cut enough from my strip sets to make six placemats plus a little extra! Here are the first four placemat tops sewn up and ready to be quilted!


For all of the placemats, I used the same light snowflake print for the backing and the blue bear paw print for the binding. For the quilting I used a light grey Aurifil thread to quilt meanders across each placemat. For the binding, I used the same grey thread in the bobbin, but used a cobalt blue 28 wt. Aurifil thread to do the final binding top-stitching.



While this set of wintry placemats won't get used right away, I definitely will be making more placemats this quick and easy way!

And now onto the giveaways! Hooray!

Island Batik is currently hosting *TWO* giveaways via Rafflecopter on their blog. Click here to visit their blog and enter! This giveaway closes TOMORROW, May 22nd.

I am hosting a giveaway of 5" strips of the Winter Forest line!


There are twenty 5" strips (one of each fabric in the line). As usual, leave comments for entries and make sure to complete all of the options for entries!

1. Leave one comment telling me your favorite line that has been featured in the Ultimate Home Decor Blog hop. All of the lines are featured in this blog post.

2. Leave me a second comment telling me if you follow Little Bunny Quilts/Honey, Bunny, and Doll Quilts and how you follow: this blog, our Facebook page, our Etsy page, our Payhip page, my Instagram profile, and our HBD profile.

3. For a super bonus third entry, tell me which of my other Island Batik projects from this year is your favorite:

Make sure to check out all of the other projects featured in the blog hop!

116 comments:

  1. A great technique for some fun fast placemats. Now you are ahead of the game and ready for the next winter season.

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  2. I follow your blog on bloglovin.

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  3. My favorite line from this hop is the bright and colorful Cascadia.

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  4. I follow your blog on Bloglovin' and with Google Blogger.

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  5. The quarter cabins is my favorite quilt.

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  6. Hatties Choice is my other favorite IB project.

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  7. I follow your blog via Bloglovin

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  8. My favorite line to be featured is the Winter Forest. I love that blue shade.

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  9. I love your Quarter Cabin's quilt. I need to make one!

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  10. I follow Little Bunny Quilts on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

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  11. Hattie's Choice is my favorite of your other Island Batik projects, and the Quarter Log Cabin is a close second.

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  12. Placemats are always a wonderful project and yours are so fresh and perfect for a wintery day!
    I really like the Wonderland collection the best as the colors are all among my favorites that I sew with!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  13. I am a Bloglovin' follower of yours, as well as on IG!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  14. Your Quarter Cabins Quilt is my favorite of your Island Batik projects. The Quarter Cabin is my all-time favorite block and you worked with it so well!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  15. My favorite line is Whispering Feathers!

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  16. I'm already following you on FB, your Instagram profile, and followed on your HBD profile

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  17. Glacier View is my favorite line.

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  18. I follow you via email using my yahoo email account.

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  19. It's a tie between the Log Cabin and the placemats!

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  20. The Quarter Log Cabin quilt is my favorite project.

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  21. Since blue is my favourite colour, I love Winter Frost๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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  22. I follow Little Bunny Quilts via email subscription.

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  23. My favourite project is Quarter Log Cabin Quilt. I would make that pattern!๐Ÿ’—

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  24. Whispering Feathers is my favorite collection! Love your projects!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  25. I follow Little Bunny Quilts/Honey, Bunny, and Doll Quilts on instagram: @minibea123.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  26. Hattie's Choice Quilt is my favorite!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  27. I like Nordic Nature, but the Winter Forest is a close 2nd!

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  28. I follow you on your blog Little Bunny.

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  29. I love the Northern lights line. So beautiful.
    Thanks

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  30. I follow your blog and Instagram .

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  31. It's a toss-up between hattie's choice and Quarter cabins quilt. I really love both of them

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  32. I am loving Northern Lights! Thanks!

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  33. I follow your blog with bloglovn!

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  34. I really love the quarter cabin quilt! It is on my list to make one of them! thanks again!

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  35. Well done on the placements. Now you're ready for Christmas. ☺

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  36. Cascadia! Rich strong colors!

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  37. Hatties Choice makes me happy.

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  38. My favorite collection is Whispering Feathers, altho I like them all.

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  39. I follow your blog by email

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  40. Hatties Choice is my choice, too.

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  41. My favorite line is Glacier View...always love the blues! How beautiful you placemats turned out too! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. I follow your blog through Bloglovin.

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  43. I like Quarter Cabin quilt the best, but all your projects are great!

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  44. I love your line and northern lights๐Ÿ˜€

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  45. I follow on IG, FB, newsletter and bloglovin.

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  46. Quarter Cabins and Hatie's Choice are my favorites.

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  47. Northern Lights, Smooch, Sundance. They are all beautiful! I really love the fabric used in the front pillow of the blog hop logo.

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  48. So hard to choose, because they're all so lovely. But I guess if I had to choose one it would be "whispering feathers".

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  49. I follow you on "Bloglovin".

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  50. Of your other projects, I guess I like the "Jelly Roll Race Placemats" best. Simple, but they look great in the fabrics. I think I shall make some similar!

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  51. My favorite line is Whispering Feathers.

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  52. I follow you by reading your blog every week.

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  53. So far, my favorite of your Island Batik projects is Hattie's Choice.

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  54. Love your place mats! Now I'm thinking I might make some with my Glacier View leftovers--same patterns as Winter Forest, but more blues than grays. I like the backing fabric you used, too!

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  55. I read your blog via your web page

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  56. I loved the Quarter Cabins quilt

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  57. Winter Forest is my favorite; blue is my favorite color! Those placemats look great!

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  58. Simple Squares picnic quilt is my favorite--those colors are gorgeous!

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  59. I love blues, so Winter Forest is now my favorite.

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  60. I like all placemats, so jelly roll race placemats are my favorite.

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  61. I follow you on Facebook and Instagram

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  62. They are all my favorite, but I guess I'll pick Sundance.

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  63. I love your Quarter Cabins Quilt best!

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  64. I love them all, but the two that grab me are Northern Lights and Winter Frost.
    Your place mats are wonderful. I love how all the fabrics are highlighted.
    Thank you for sharing and inspiring.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  65. I follow by email
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  66. Again all so wonderful. I really love Hatties Choice. I love the shapes of the blocks and the colors. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  67. Fabulous place mats
    and lovely fabric.
    I love the Whispering
    Feathers collection.
    Carla from Utah

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  68. I follow on
    Facebook.
    Carla from Utah

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  69. My favorite line is Cascadia. Love the placemats.

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  70. Hatties Choice is my favorite.

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  71. I think northern lights is my favorite

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  72. I love the quarter cabins quilt!

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  73. I also follow you on Instagram. Babefearless

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  74. Northern Lights, my pick from them all, I love all those fabrics, and show me what the lights light be like in reality. Down here I have seen the Southern Lights once, A treat for us all if we see them once in a lifetime.

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  75. Northern Lights is my favorite. barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  76. I like your quilt, Hattie's Choice.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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

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  78. I follow you on your blog, as I'm not on Facebook now.

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  79. Your Jelly Roll Placemats are my pick, love the way you had those strips placed, and the fabrics together are wonderful.

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  80. I'm surprised, but I really think that Whispering Feathers is my favorite collection. I wouldn't have thought that I would choose those colors, but there is just something about that collection that makes me want to get busy--maybe because the purples are my niece's favorites and I can imagine so many things to make for her.

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  81. I follow you via email, using my wordygirl at earthlink dot net email address.

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  82. 'Hattie's Choice' is my favorite of your Island Batiks projects. I think it would be a challenge for me, which is why I especially like yours--seeing it is invigorating.

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  83. Northern Lights is my favorite collection.

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  84. "Hattie's Choice" is my favorite of your projects. I like the colors and the shape of the blocks.

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  85. I like River Valley. Those are the colors I'm most likely to make a quilt with.

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  86. I love to make charity quilts, and Quarter Cabins is great for that type of project.

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  87. Winter Forest is my favorite, love Blue, especially winter blues.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  88. I follow on Instagram, @carollovestoquilt

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  89. Your placemats are beauitiful! Thanks for the inspiration. Whispering Feathers has been my favorite collection so far. I love those purples!

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  90. I follow you via Bloglovin. Thanks for all that you share Alison!

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  91. My favorite project is your Quarter Cabins. I love how those blocks glow! Thanks again for all the ideas and inspiration that you provide. I know that blogging takes time and effort, and I'm grateful for people like you who do it.

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  92. Cascadia is my favorite color group, I love bright colors.

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  93. I have been following you on bloglovin for months

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  94. Quarter Cabin is my favorite project for this year. I love log cabin quilts.

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  95. Love the bright Cascadia line - although Winter Forest isn't too far behind!
    basaran.family (at) rogers (dot) com

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  96. I subscribe to your blog by email.
    basaran.family (at) rogers (dot) com

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  97. Love the Quarter Cabins set on point. But Simple Squares is great too, and would make a wonderful I Spy quilt!
    basaran.family (at) rogers (dot) com

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  98. I am choosing Cascadia and my favourite but all of the lines are gorgeous!

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  99. I don't follow any of your SM sites as this is my first time visiting your blog, but I will add your site to my blogs that I follow!

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  100. As for the quilts, I really like Hattie's Choice...perfect for bold batiks with a pretty background.

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  101. And now I see that I have missed the giveaway deadline. LOL. Sorry!

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  102. Pretty placemats. My favorite is Smooch.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  103. I follow on IG as waterlily57.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  104. My favorite is the Quarter Cabins quilt.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  105. My favorite line is Santa Fe in this grouping. Teal is really calling my name.

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  106. I follow on bloglovin and on Facebook Honey Bunny and Friends, both as Kathleen McCormick.

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  107. My favorite is the quarter log cabin project, although I do love the simple squares picnic quilt (teal!).

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