UPDATE!! AnneD from @batiksbythebay – you are the randomly selected winner for our Blue Moon Batik Blog Hop – please email or dm me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address to receive your prize!! Thank you to everyone for playing along!!
Hey y’all ! Today is our day for the Blue Moon Batik Blog Hop and we couldn’t be more thrilled!
We’re one of the last stops on the hop so let’s get that very important ‘blog business’ out of the way first – there are giveaways !!!
We’re giving away a free Mini ModDog pattern and there’s a giveaway over at Canton Village Quilt Works too! So be sure to leave a comment below and then after you read this – hop on over to Canton Village Quilt Works and enter the giveaway there too (scroll towards the bottom of her blog post)! Back to the hop….
Blue Moon Batiks is the new signature collection of designer extraordinaire and Colourwerx good friend, Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works for Island Batiks. Kathy Engle designed this collection for Jackie and it is filled with lots of super yummy, super saturated moody blues, purples, lavenders and turquoises.
Carl and I met Jackie almost a year ago at the Spring Quilt Market. Jackie is also the author of the best selling book “Splash of Color” and of course, a lover of everything #colouricious – so naturally, we three hit it off!
When Jackie mentioned that the Blue Moon Batik Fabric Collection was coming out soon, I jumped at the chance to make her a few Mini ModDogs to display in her booth at the Fall Quilt Market.
Here’s the assortment of lovelies Jackie sent out to me. This also gives you a wee bit closer look at the fabulous batik designs in this collection – can I have a “ooo” and a “ahhhh” – especially for those snowflakes and pinecones please! (thanks!)
I first set out to make (2) ModDog pillows for her booth. One with the snowy white background and the other with that deep indigo blue. Of course both dogs had to also have beautiful ribbon collars from Renaissance Ribbons! ok – that was fun!
Once I finished those two – I had fabric left over and of course, and a few spare moments to make another (well – more like a few spare hours….) Wanting to make something ‘just for Jackie’, I decided to play up on her ‘moon’ theme and applique a huge, bright moon in the background of the next ModDog.
I used my trusty Creative Grids Circle Savy Ruler to cut out the moon and applique it to the background fabric.
Next – I made a beautiful indigo colored ModDog and appliquéd him over the background. And voila! I was just ‘over the moon’ in love with this guy!
Blue Moon Batiks will be in your local shops very soon so be sure to ask for them by name and tell your quilt shops you “need” some Blue Moon Batiks by Jackie Kunkel!!
Ok – remember to enter our giveaways – make sure to leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win a Mini ModDog pattern, and then hop on over to Canton Village Quilt Works and enter Jackie’s big giveaway!!! We’ll pick winners on Saturday, February 10th!
Thanks for hopping along with us! Until your next colour fix~ Linda & Carl