Batiks Go Retro Blog Hop!

Welcome to day 1 of the Batiks Go Retro Blog Hop, sponsored by Island Batik and Aurifil Designer Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis. We featured Batiks Go Retro, Tammy‘s first solo collection for Island Batik as a part of Island Batik Week a few weeks back. If you missed it, head here. You’ll find a quick interview with Tammy in addition to a showcase of some of her feature quilts.


We’re thrilled to now be a part of an even bigger showcase of this fabulous new collection, Tammy’s first solo line for Island Batik. Over the next two weeks, you’ll see new projects, tips & tricks, and more from a super talented group of makers. To follow along, check out the schedule below and of course there is a giveaway! Scroll to the bottom of this post for more info on how to enter to win! 🙂

September 11 — Island Batik, Tamarinis, & Aurifil Thread (YOU ARE HERE!)
September 12 — Susan Emory, Swirly Girls Designs
September 13 — Toni Smith, Quiltoni
September 14 — Terri Sontra, Purple Moose Designs
September 15 — Kris Poor, Poor House Quilt Design
September 16 — Tammy Silvers, Tamarinis
September 17 — Libby Williamson
September 18 — Sandra Johnson, Sandra Johnson Designs
September 19 — 

Linda Pearl, One Quilting Circle
September 20 — Kate Colleran, Seams Like a Dream
September 21 — Jo Hillstead, Fat Quarter Gyspy

While we don’t have a curated collection for Batiks Go Retro, we were thrilled to see that the colors line up well with Tammy’s Coastal Mist collection, released last year.

We pulled a few prints from Batiks Go Retro and partnered them with a few spools from the Coastal Mist thread collection to show you just how well they all match!

L to R: 50wt – 2562, 2568 & 12wt – 2405, 4225, 2420, 4030
L to R: 12wt – 4026, 4093 & 50wt – 1148, 2845
L to R: 12wt – 4093 & 50wt – 1148, 2845

We love when this type of coordination happens — if you love Batiks and you’re a fan of Tammy’s designs, Coastal Mist is a perfect buy… colors to coordinate with two lovely ranges of colors and prints!

Coastal Mist
12 Large Spools – 50wt (1422yds/spool) & 12wt (356yds/spool), 100% Aurifil Cotton
1148 – 2562 – 2568 – 2600 – 2455 – 2845 (50wt)
4225 – 2405 – 2420 – 4026 – 4030 – 4093 (12wt)


To view this info on our website, click here. For purchasing, please contact your local Aurifil Dealer.


As with all fabulous blog hops, this one comes with a fabulous giveaway! The incredibly talented partners who have come together to celebrate this stunning line have contributed some lovely items for a phenomenal grand prize. Island Batik will be contributing fabric and we’ll be contributing a Large Coastal Mist thread collection. Woo hoo! To enter to win, please click here. The giveaway is being sponsored by Island Batik, so head on over to their blog for more information!

Good luck and happy stitching!


  1. I remember this interview and her beautiful quilts. I was in love with them and it inspired me to start a new batik quilt in colors like one of her quilts in that interview in honor of my dad who just passed away last month who loved gardening and color, this quilt is for him and I am giving it to my mom. I also remember that interview because my I commented on it as well and afterward I noticed my phone turned quilt into “wuilt” every single time I typed it. Lol. I need to get more Aurifil thread to match and I am ordering some of these amazing batiks. So beautiful.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! My phone does that too! How lovely that you’re creating a quilt in honor of your dad — we’re so sorry for your loss, but have no doubt that your mom will love having such a hearfelt tribute, handmade by you. Good luck and happy stitching!

  2. Another great article about an artist. Love that colors from one collection can be used in/with the next! Love the hop, batiks are favorites.

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