Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Come With Me To Paradise Island

Hello Everyone,

Wouldn't it be nice to have your own little Paradise Island?  In fact, my husband and I went to Paradise Island in the Bahamas on our honeymoon 22 years ago.  

But I do have my own little bit of paradise everyday, I quilt, piece, and design.  One of my most recent designs is called Paradise Island.  Come with me on this little trip...


Cool blue and purple batiks, from Island Batik, come together to form a star like design.


Creating this design originally reminded me of snow crystals, but when I submitted it to Quilt Magazine, they loved it and decided it looked more like Paradise.  I tend to agree.  I am so bad at naming things... except my kids... I love their names.


Here is the entire quilt.  I must admit, I really do like it.  But most of you know that I am definitely not a blue girl, so this was a challenge for me.  I love a challenge and in the end this worked out well for me. What do you think?


I quilted it with an all over design that really just gives it tons of texture.  The backing is a spectacular purple and blue batik from Island batik and can be found here.


Here is the quilt in the magazine!  Love the photo shoot!


The magazine can be found in my shop by clicking here.  This is the current issue Dec/Jan 2012.


This is the magazine's flat shot. It measures 88" X 88" Then Quilt Magazine asked me if I could do it in HOT colors from Island Batik.  I said sure!  
Here is the result.  I really like it too.  This however, is not yet in fabric and only a computer generated image.  

If you like either version, they are both available in my shop as kits!! Just click here to get your kit.   But hurry, because they are selling quite fast!! 


For those of you who will be going to Quilt Market, you can see it up close and personal as it will be hanging in Quilt Magazine's Booth!! 

Thank you for coming with me on my trip to Paradise Island!


Until Next Time...

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24 comments:

Lesley said...

Oh my goodness! I am (almost) speechless...I love blues...Paradise Island is amazing! So well created....and then when I scrolled down to the next one...again, (almost)speechless. Congrats for being published and making such a beautiful work of art!

AnitaS said...

I love the quilt. I am not a blue person too, but it turned out to be lovely.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations Jackie! Gorgeous and I do love those blues. I'm excited that you'll see this beauty hanging at Quilt Market. I know you'll share lots of photos with us.

Pat said...

Beautiful ~ congratulations!

jofridsquilt said...

Beautiful. I just love the blue one. Hugs Jofrid

Donna said...

Love it! It's definitely going in the "want to make" category.

Anya said...

Lovely! Congrats, Jackie!

Ann Marie said...

Received my magazine Saturday. I LOVED that quilt!!!!!

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Jackie! Congratulations on the magazine feature!!!

Exuberant Color said...

I tend to think ice crystals too when I see that quilt. Maybe people who live near water think differently than us landlocked midwest people. It's a beautiful quilt no matter what its name is!

karenfae said...

Congrats for being in the magazine - the quilt is lovely! I love both colors but do like the brighter version myself.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

tracy_a said...

Congratulations! I love quilts that give squares/rectangles the appearance of curves/circles - great job.

pasqueflower said...

Beautiful quilt!!! And congrats on being published!

badlandsquilts said...

Great quilt Jackie!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh it is beautiful! Thanks for sharing a little bit of paradise with us!

Sandra Kaye said...

Just a stunning quilt!!! Love the blues! Fantastic job!!

BJ is Quilting! said...

Lovely and exciting!

Cathi said...

Congratulations, Jackie! That's a beautiful quilt -- love the blues!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Beautiful quilt - congratulations on being published! Hope it has a good time at market!

Vivian said...

Beautiful quilt, I'll have to get that issue!

Nedra said...

Congratulations on ANOTHER publication Jackie! Wonderful pattern!

Kathy said...

What a wonderful surprise I had yesterday when I opened Quilt magazine and saw that my friend had not only one but two quilts featured! I can't wait for you to share the scoop on Soul Flower. Congrats on all your work!

Lori said...

How exciting! It is a beautiful quilt!!

Elisa Black said...

I love it!! ParadisenIsland is a fitting name esp with the batiks and the blues. And I love how you showed it in a completely different color range as well. Congrats on the publication! Maybe if I ever start finishing my quilt tops, I'll start giving them names.

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