Welcome to our 4th Island Batik Week!! We particularly love showcasing these gorgeous fabrics in the colder months because the rich and vibrant colors are a breath of fresh air in mid-Winter! We absolutely adore working with this wonderful company and have so much respect for its designers. We’ll be featuring one designer every day this week and each post will offer a fabric + thread giveaway, so make sure to come back daily to learn more and to enter-to-win some gorgeous prizes!
To learn about Island Batik and the batik process, please visit their website. For a peek at the full range of Spring/Summer 2017 releases, in-stores now, click here or on the image below to browse the catalog.
ISLAND BATIK WEEK SCHEDULE
February 19 – Jackie Kunkel (Jackie’s post — Island Batik’s post)
February 20 – Nan Baker (Nan’s post — Island Batik’s post)
February 21 – Tammy Silvers (Tammy’s Blog – Island Batik’s post)
February 22 – Ebony Love (Ebony’s Blog – Island Batik’s post)
February 23 – Kari Nichols (Kari’s Website)
Blue Moon is one of our new favorite Signature Collections from Island Batik. Designed by Kathy Engle for Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works, Blue Moon is a rich collection of cool blues and purples with earthy elements like trees, bark, pinecones and pine sprigs. There are even some fanciful snowflakes and dots to add a touch of sparkle!
Jackie curated a gorgeous collection of 12 Large spools of 50wt thread — the box is a stunning array of purples and blues, both perfect for working with the Blue Moon fabrics, but also a fine bit of eye candy to add some lovely new colors to your stash.
The collection was absolutely perfect for a fabulous new collaboration with best-selling author, Marie Bostwick. You can read more about that partnership here.
THREAD COLLECTION DETAILS
12 Large Spools, 50wt (1422yds/spool), 100% Aurifil Cotton
2021 – 3840 – 3770 – 4669 – 2520 – 2560
2545 – 2540 – 1320 – 2710 – 2740 – 2725
To view this info on our website, click the image above. For purchasing, please contact your local Aurifil Dealer.
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Look 👀 what just arrived… beauty in a box! My newest @aurifilthread collection Blue Moon 🌙! They coordinate with my @island_batik Blue Moon Fabric Collection! They will be up on my website www.cvquiltworks.com soon! Fabric stacked and strips are available now! #cvquiltworks #cantonvillagequiltworks #bluemoonfabriccollection #bluemoonthreadcollection
How did you first connect with Island Batik?
Actually that is interesting, I first connected with them I think it was 2011. I made a quilt for Quilt Magazine called Paradise Island. It was made from all Island Batik fabrics and was featured at Quilt market. Then I made another for Quilt Magazine that was featured on the cover of the June, 2012 which was also Island Batik. Fast Forward to 2015, Island Batik came to me and asked me to design a quilt for one of their lines, which I did, then afterwards they asked to meet with me at Market. That sealed the deal. They have been fabulous to work with and for… and I hope to continue for more years of collaborative creativity!
What do you love most about working with batik fabrics?
Ah, now that is a trick question! What is NOT to love about batiks? The colors, the texture, the timelessness… everything about them is something to love. They add something special to every project that you make. Mix them with prints or not… but they are a fabulous fabric to work with. You can purchase a batik now and 15 years from now, it has the ability to be placed in any project just like you purchased the batik yesterday.
Can you tell us a bit more about this collection and what it means to you?
The Blue Moon Collection designed by Kathy Engle for me… It spoke to me! Typically I am not someone who is drawn to blues, but there were those deep dark cobalt blues, deep purples and lavenders, and light versions of the saturated tones. I looked at this and said it was just beautiful. And it was somewhat of a challenge for me since I don’t normally work with these colors, but I loved it and love this collection.
Do you have a favorite project or projects made with this collection?
Hmmmm…. I think my two most favorite patterns that I designed are my Pansy Garden which is filled with curves and plays with light and dark to form “Pansies”. Then I also designed Twisted, that quilt is a great one to showcase your stripes. This collection is filled with stripes and really highlights them. I use a 120 degree triangle ruler that simplifies how you will construct this quilt. I just love the finished result.
When did you first discover Aurifil threads and what do you love most about working with them?
Lovely Aurifil… I don’t remember the exact date but it had to be at least 6 or more years ago. I love the colors that are offered, the varying weights and the fact they don’t break. But my absolute, hands down favorite weight is 50wt. I love piecing with it and it is my go to for piecing, traditional or paper pieced. I love color 2600 for piecing. From my thread collections, I love using them for quilting and embellishment of any project. They make the project sing!
Do you have any tips for using Aurifil 100% Cotton Threads with Island Batik Cotton fabrics?
My best tip is to use them! They complement Island Batik fabrics and vice versa. Don’t shy away from the thread colors, use color with the batiks! Have fun!
What is coming up next for you, where can we find you this year?
Well, I am traveling all over the country teaching and you can check out my schedule on my site to see if I am in a place near you. I will be at Spring Market with Island Batik and my next collection, then again at Fall Market with my Debut Fabric Collection! That I am super excited about. That collection is mine from concept, to design, to coloration, to fabric and I love it!! So stay tuned. I hope to see you all.
To enter-to-win 1 Large Blue Moon Thread Collection, one Fat Quarter Bundle of Blue Moon fabrics from Island Batik, and one set of Blue Moon Patterns by Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works, click here to head to the Rafflecopter entry page. You do not have to complete all the options to be entered but the more options you choose, the more entries you have! Entries will be accepted from now through 11:59pm Eastern Time on Friday, March 2! Winner will be randomly selected and announced here on Monday, March 5. Good luck!
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Island Batik is a manufacturer, importer and distributor of cotton batik, rayon batik and hand-printed cotton from Indonesia. Originally established in 1997, Island Batik’s mission is to share the ancient cultural art of batik and hand-dyed fabric with our many valued customers around the world.
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Beautiful fabrics and colors…the quilts are gorgeous!
Love those colors and textures. I’d make a quilt for sure!
I love these quilts. The colors and fabrics are perfect!
I’d love to make the Lattice Quilt. It’s gorgeous in those jewel colors.
I’d love to make a tuffet with Blue Moon!
I think the first thing I would make would be a new tote bag for the instant gratification, then I would probably make Winter Solstice. I love working with batiks and Aurifil threads. Thanks for this great giveaway.
I most likely would make a quilt.
I’d love to make Winter Solstice.
Beautiful fabric and Auriful thanks for the great giveaway
Beautiful fabric and thread!
Beautiful quilts made with wonderful fabrics and thread. I’d love to make the Winter Solstice quilt.
These are gorgeous colors. I really want to make the Stormy Stars quilt, the one for Marie Bostwick’s book.
Love the colors and would like to make Caribbean Starfish.
i would like to make a mountains majesty quilt with these fabrics.
Oh how I love these amazing colors.
I would make a quilt…I think a twisty, turny bargello.
Lovely colors and textures! I’d like to make a tote or two.
That Blue Moon collection is beautiful! Jackie has a pattern called Air Traffic Control, and I would love to make that quilt.
Beautiful fabrics and threads. Awesome patterns. I want to make a lap quilt and a tote! So cool. Enjoy your day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom
All my favorite colors — I would make a quilt for myself!
Really love the Lattice quilt – I’d like to try and make that!
If I didn’t make a Snowflakes Runner (probably as a bed runner) I think I’d make a Disappearing 4 Patch with these great fabrics.
I’d make a star themed quilt with these gorgeous fabrics.
These colors are absolutely gorgeous! I’d have to make a throw or wall hanging so I could see them all the time!! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
Beautiful Collection! I’d make a Hunters Star Quilt ! THANK YOU !
I love this fabric!! I would like to make quilts and an octopus – he’s soooooo cute!!!
Definitely a lovely quilt. Thank you for all of the goodies.
Beautiful fabric and thread! I would add it to a quilt, of course. The octopus is cute, too!
I’m confused. The dates listed are for last August and the collections highlighted are Fall/Winter 2017. Think someone goofed.
I love the colors. They would make a beautiful bed quilt.
These fabrics would make a beautiful night time winter scene quilt.
I want to make the Snowflake quilt!
I love batiks & the colors in this collection do not disappoint! Wonderful! The Lattice quilt is my favorite & would be my choice to make! Thank you, Susan
I love to make summer tops out of batik fabric. This color range is beautiful.
I am into quilting right now and this would make a great one,
Love the colors. I would make a small quilt. Not sure what.
I would love to use these fabrics in a quilt!
I think these fabrics would look great in a jacket, a purse or a quilt. Can’t decide which I would do. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Love the fabric collection.
A quilt for MY bed, these are MY colors!!!
Love the colors in the collection and the threads. They would make a beautiful quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Purple & blues what could be better! The patterns are perfect for the fabric range! Love!
love these fabrics, the patterns and the thread – would love a win!
I have been thinking about a flying geese quilt for my granddaughter. She loves these fabrics
Maybe a Judy Niemeyer quilt.
I would love to make a quilt!
A quilt, wall hanging, throw…what wouldn’t I love to make with this collection! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Beautiful fabrics. I’d love to make a lap quilt out of these. Beautiful.
Blue Moon is a beautiful collection of fabrics. I love purple, so I’d make a nice big lap quilt to snuggle under while watching TV!
What a great giveaway!! It’s all beautiful. I love blue!
Blue Moon is one of my favorite Island Batik collections…the blues and purples are so dreamy! I would love to make the tuffet stool with these fabrics. It’s a perfect way to show off the colors!
I love these fabrics and threads. I would love to make some of the Funky Friends Factory animals. My Grandkids would love them.
I love the fabric and the thread colors. Definitely would like to add those to my stash!
I love these gorgeous moody & soothing colors! The Pansy pattern is lovely. I’d So like to make one for myself!
Oooh love “Blue Moon”!!! Would make several quilts, and love the Tuffet too!! & definitely a great Tote for me!! giggle..
Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! 😀
I’d love to make a messenger bag with these beautiful fabrics!
I would love to make vividly colored quilts with Blue Moon Fabric.
I would love to make a quilt with Jackie’s fabric and one of her patterns.
Love all your patterns & colors!!!
The colors are fabulous, and I would use it for a quilt for my 2nd oldest granddaughter.
Stunning fabric and thread!
I’d love to make a lap quilt with Blue Moon fabrics.
I am a batik lover for 25years now and I still can use anything I have with any of today’s fabrics.
I think a new bag would be in order. These Blue Moon fabrics would be perfect.
I would make your Pansy Garden. Great quilt.
I would love to make the Twisted quilt with the Blue Moon collection.
definitely a blue moon tuffet! x
I love to use batiks for delectable mountain quilts.
I would love to make some pillows for my sofa with these fabrics
Yummy colors! I’d make a lap quilt, throw pillow or two, and a tote bag with these fabulous fabrics!
I will make a circle quilt with this beautiful Island Batik color palette.
I would like to make a Quiltworks Fractured Prismatic Star.
My favorite colors! I think I would try a “storm at sea”pattern with these.
I would love to make a moody triangles quilt with this fabric. It’s so beautiful!
I’d like to make the Pansy Garden quilt.
Love the colors. Probably would make a quilt–not sure of the design.
A new quilt for my blue sofa would suit me to a T.
These colors are so ‘me’, I might just want to pet them. On the other hand, I would love to pet my own quilt made from these beautiful batiks.
Such gorgeous colors! I would love to make a Winter Solstice quilt with these!
I just found a pattern for string pieced butterflies that would be fantastic in this fabric!
These fabrics would be perfect for the kaleidoscope quilt I am just finishing designing. Love them.
I love the tuffet that is shown. I would try my hand at making that. Thanks!
I love Blue Moon. My favorite colors and I am just starting to collect fabric for a blue floral double wedding ring. Perfect.! Thank you for the chance to win my basic fabric for the quilt.
I would make a quilt.
I would love make a tuffet! I’ve been wanting to make one and the picture above is just beautiful!
This is one of my all-time favorite fabric lines – I love the versatility in using this collection in the different patterns – my favorite of Jackie’s is Pansy Garden and Deb Tucker’s Stormy Stars using this collection. I can’t wait to get my hands on the fabric!
I would love to make some bags with the beautiful prints.
I want to make Pansy Garden!! Thank you!!
Love this fabric! I would make Jackie’s “Twisted” quilt.
I would love to make the Winter Solstice quilt.
Love the blues and purple I would love to make something nit sure what for the new house I just made an offer on
I’d like to make a new summer cross-body bag.
I’d like to make something like Winter Solstice quilt for my mom.
Great colors ! I would like to make a quilt … and the little bear !!!
I am a quilt person so would definitely make a quilt with this collection……absolutely love the colors !!!
Wow, such gorgeous patterns and fabrics! I would love to make the Lattice quilt!
I’d love to make the pansy garden with the blue moon fabrics, such a beautiful quilt.
Love, love, love this fabric. And your coordinating patterns are wonderful. Thanks!
What gorgeous fabric and thread choices. I would make Winter Solstice or a Bargello Quilt.
I would love to make the Judy Niemeyer quilt.
I would make a quilt with the fabric collection and I am sure one of my family members would snatch it up. The fabric collection and coordinating thread are beautiful.
I would make some napkins and place mats to go in my blue kitchen with this fabric.
Oh, my, The Caribbean Starfish by Judy Niemeyer is beautiful. I’d love to try.
These fabrics would be gorgeous in a quilt of course but I would also like to make a bag with them.
Love these fabrics–& that Tuffet–oh my! I have been intrigued with tuffets for quite some time!
I would love to make one of those tuffets with Blue Moon – I am sew drooling over it!!!
Have always loved the use of blues and purples.
I would love to finally make the air traffic control quilt from my Quilty Box!
I could look at these colors forever – One of my favorite pallets.
I’d make a quilt!
I would love to make a pretty quilt
I would make a quilt for myself!
I’d love to make the Snowflakes quilt.
I would make a throw quilt to enjoy.
I would like to make a star quilt.
I would make a quilt for my daughter
I love blues! I would love to make a log cabin quilt.
I’d like to try to make a tuffet with the Blue Moon fabric!
These blues are so pretty. I’d make a quilt for my family room.
I’d love to try the Winter’s Solstice pattern.
I would love to make the Winter Solstice pattern with the Blue Moon fabrics.