Blue Moon Blog Hop – Day 1!

Blue Moon Blog Hop – Day 1!

Hello and WELCOME to the Blue Moon Blog Hop!! We have an exciting week planned for you with our partners, featuring gorgeous fabrics, threads, patterns, projects, and products (phew)!

If you’re here, you’re at the beginning of the hop! You’ll also find Day 1 goodies at Canton Village Quilt Works. You can find the full schedule for the hop at the end of this post.

Let’s jump in with the gotta-have-them fabrics from the Blue Moon collection! This gorgeous grouping of fabrics was designed by Kathy Engle for Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works. It’s a rich collection of cool blues and purples with earthy elements like trees, bark, pinecones and pine sprigs. Fanciful snowflakes and dots add a touch of sparkle! You can find these fabrics in your local quilt shop right now! Don’t see it on the shelf? Ask a sales associate on the floor!

You can find these fabrics in some of Jackie’s newest patterns: Twisted, Winter Solstice, Pansy Garden, Lattice, and Snowflakes!

As a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor, Jackie also colored and pieced the Quiltworx patterns Caribbean Starfish (96″ x 96″) and the Prickly Pinecone Tree Skirt (60″ Diameter)! 😍

And what collection would be complete without some Funky Friends and its very own tuffet?! Jackie worked with the lovely ladies at Tuffet Source to create this one-of-a-kind tuffet that uses a block from one of Jackie’s patterns. The sweet Melody Memory Bear and Ozzie Octopus add some snuggly warmth to this cool collection. These two Funky Friends were created by Connie Kauffman, Island Batik Ambassador.

Our friends at Aurifil worked with Jackie to curate a perfectly coordinated 50 wt thread collection. Isn’t it irresistible?!

But wait, there is even more to celebrate with this collection! We know a lot of our quilters love to read. We joined forces with author Marie Bostwick and Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design to offer our quilt shops and their customers (that’s YOU!) a new type of program that keeps you quilting, reading and enjoying time with your local quilty community. What could be better?!

For each of Marie’s new books, Deb designs a companion pattern that picks up on a character or theme from the book. For The Promise Girls, Deb designed and created the Stormy Stars Quilt Pattern (27″ x 27″). She also created an expanded version of this design, using the Blue Moon collection and her Square Squared and Diamond Rects tools. Both designed are inspired by the books character, Avery Promise, a mermaid at heart.

Ask your local quilt shop if they are participating in The Promise Girls program and how you can sign up!

As promised, here’s the schedule for the hop! Don’t miss a post – we have new giveaways everyday!

Monday, February 5

Island Batik (you are here!) • Canton Village Quilt Works

Tuesday, February 6

AurifilSeams Like a Dream

Wednesday, February 7

Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 DesignPurple Moose Designs

Thursday, February 8

Cabin in the WoodsOn Point Quilter

Friday, February 9

ColourwerxMarie Bostwick

But wait, there is EVEN MORE!! We have a grand giveaway that includes a Blue Moon fabric bundle, thread collection, pattern pack of Blue Moon Canton Village Quilt Works patterns, a signed copy of The Promise Girls, and a $25 gift certificate toward any online training class at On Point Quilter! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below!

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42 thoughts on “Blue Moon Blog Hop – Day 1!”

  1. Kathie says:

    What a great selection of sites!

    1. Katie says:

      Thanks for joining us, Kathie! 🙂

  2. Amy Cofer says:

    Love Batiks!

  3. Susan says:

    I love the Stormy Stars quilt abd the Blue Moon fabric

    1. Katie says:

      Thanks for joining us, Susan! 🙂

  4. Annie K says:

    I’m in love with all those subtle shades of blue!

    1. Katie says:

      So are we! 😉 Thanks for joining us, Annie!

  5. Denise Mitchell says:

    Love Blue Moon Fabrics!

    1. Katie says:

      Yeah! Thanks for joining us, Denise! 🙂

  6. Bev Stigge says:

    YEA! to Island Time and Canton Village! I have followed both of your blogs and love the “Blue Moon” fabric. Time…to get it done!

    1. Katie says:

      Woohoo! Thanks for joining us, Bev!

  7. Leanne says:

    Love the blue moon fabric line awesome colors

    1. Katie says:

      Thanks Leanne! 🙂

  8. Susan the Farm Quilter says:

    Gorgeous fabrics, fabulous patterns and amazing quilters!! This is going to be a week to remember!!!

    1. Katie says:

      We couldn’t agree more! 😉 Thanks for joining us, Susan!!

  9. Shauna Heck says:

    Love the colors!

  10. Angela J Short says:

    Those are really cool fabrics. I enjoyed reading the blogs today.

    1. Katie says:

      Thanks for joining us, Angela!

  11. Cecilia says:

    Beautiful fabrics and fabrics. I love Marie Bostwick’s books and Deb’s rulers!

    1. Katie says:

      Thanks Cecilia! We agree about Marie and Deb! 😉

  12. Donna says:

    The fabrics are stunning , love blues. The Stormy Stars is most lovely.

    1. Katie says:

      Thanks Donna! 🙂

  13. Lori Morton says:

    I loved Marie’s book “The Promise Girls”!! Must get her new one! 🙂 These Blues are GORGEOUS!! Love the quilts, bear & octopus!!

  14. Jean McKinstry says:

    each visit was so exciting, photos, tips, videos and lots more.I agree, Stormy Stars is my choice with those blues and the changing pattern inside..

  15. Maryellen McAuliffe says:

    This is gorgeous. I want to make the Stormy Stars quilt. I loved the book! Marie is one of my favorite authors.

  16. Christi says:

    So beautiful. My 2 favorites blue and batiks.

  17. Sally Manke says:

    Fabulous cool colors!

  18. JanetHoonard says:

    Love love love theses fabrics and wonderful inspirational websites!

  19. Brenda A says:

    Beautiful fabrics – love blues and purples! Great blog hop. Thanks!

  20. Linda W says:

    These fabrics are gorgeous. Love the tuffet.

  21. carolyn white says:

    Love, love these fabrics and pattern!!! Good luck to everyone

  22. Tiny says:

    The fabrics are beautiful. Great blog hop. Thanks.

    1. Katie says:

      Thanks for joining us, Tiny! 🙂

  23. bookboxer says:

    Not being on Facebook leaves me out of this, sorry to say. I love the colors, though! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  24. Marti Morgan says:

    What a beautiful fabric line and love the Stormy Stars Quilt.

  25. Sherry Crockett says:

    This is my first Blog Hop. I was already familiar with a few of the blogs (Studio 180, Aurafil, OnPoint Quilter) and am having fun “meeting” quilters and seeing their work. (Getting my daily dose of quilting inspiration!)

    1. Katie says:

      Welcome, Sherry! 🙂

  26. Ellee says:

    Thank you for the wondrously beautiful fabric and great inspiration!

  27. Sue Cahill says:

    I just got done with the Blog Hop and what a joy it was and so inspirational. Thanks so much for bringing some color and beauty into a dismal February week.

  28. Helene says:

    I would make throw pillows or tote bag.

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