I was given the gorgeous Spring Zing collection of fabrics to play with:
I ended up using all the fabrics from the collection to make some really fun fish!
I started by cutting out a lot of really tiny (3/4 inch) hexagons using every fabric in the collection. I also designed a fish and picked three fabrics to be the fish. Then I got to work putting the hexagon scales on the fish.
The orange fish!
The purple fish!
The green fish!
As you can see above, I drew a triangular grid on my background fabric, another gorgeous fabric form Island Batik. I then used this grid to do my quilting. Here's a closeup:
I had a lot of fun quilting this quilt in a hexagon design!
A good day at the beach requires a snack. Goldfish crackers would be too obvious, huh? Well, here's my favorite summertime salad I bring to parties and would be great for the beach:
Veggie Pasta Salad
1 package fresh mozzarella
1/2 pound salami
1 package rainbow colored pasta of your choice
1/2 bottle Italian dressing
1 package cherry tomatoes
1 small head of broccoli
1 small head of cauliflower
1 yellow squash
And whatever other veggies you have!
Cut all veggies, salami, and mozzarella into small pieces. Cook pasta following directions and run cold water through the pasta while it's in the strainer to cool it. Mix all ingredients and about 1/2 a bottle of Italian dressing together and let sit for at least 1/2 hour. Enjoy cool. I love to go to the local farmers market and buy all these ingredients fresh in the summer. It is a large recipe, so you may need to scale it down.
Island Batiks is giving away a GORGEOUS bundle of their batiks as a part of this bloghop! You can enter by clicking on this link: a Rafflecopter giveaway
Here is the complete lineup for the blog hop! Be sure to check out all the other fantastic quilts the Island Batik Ambassadors have been creating,.
Monday Aug 15 - Rain Forest
Tuesday Aug 16 - Red Tide
Wednesday Aug 17 - Sand Dune
Thursday Aug 18 - Seashore
Friday Aug 19 - Surf Squirt
Monday Aug 22 - Tradewinds
Tuesday Aug 23 - Equinox
Wednesday Aug 24 - Sea Canyon
Thursday Aug 25 - Sea Foam
Friday Aug 26 - Spoolin' Around
Monday Aug 29 - Tide Pools
Tuesday Aug 30 - Wind and Sea
Wednesday Aug 31 - Spring Zing
Adventurous Applique and Quilting - That's me!
Thursday Sep 1 - Splash
Friday Sept 2 - Landscapes