Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop: Flea Market Line

It is time again for another Island Batik blog hop where all the Ambassadors showcase the newly released fabric lines about to hit stores! These are always so much fun because the group is filled with some amazingly creative people.


My line, and one of the stops for today, is the Flea Market Line. This line is filled with fun prints and textures in primarily oranges, greens, and teals (one of my all time favorite color pallets).


For my quilt I drew inspiration from the fabric line name. You know when you go to a market, and in the distance you can see some stalls or shops with things that twinkle at you beckoning you in to search for treasures? I tried to draw on this when designing my quilt.

The first thing that came to mind was diamonds suspended on a dark background, like glass or jewelry would appear from afar as you are wandering through the market. There also needed to be a mixture of color to make them glisten like hidden treasure just waiting to be found.


Once the quilt was designed in EQ8 I picked out 15 of the fabrics from the line and turned them into 5 pairs of 3 to make my diamonds. Since a market is a mix of colors and textures I decided to arrange them in a scrappy manner over the quilt top. Doesn’t it just whisk you away to a bustling market in a foreign country? Can you hear the sounds, smell the smells, and feel the air as people bustle all around you looking for hidden treasure?


Overall Hidden Treasure has been one of my favorite quilts I’ve made. Not only are the fabrics beautiful, but the construction of this one was extremely enjoyable.


Thank you for taking the time to visit. Be sure to stop by and see all of the Ambassador quilts in the hop (links below). Also, don’t forget to enter the Island Batik Giveaway.

Island Batik Giveaway

Blog Hop Schedule


Monday, January 7 - Crystal Ball

Maryellen McAuliffe- Mary Mack’s Blog

Sandra Walker- mmm! quilts

Tuesday, January 8  - Ditty

Stephanie Jacobson - Steph Jacobson Designs

Michelle Roberts - Creative Blonde

Wednesday, January 9 - Elk Lodge

Connie Campbell - Free Motion by the River

Anna Branch- Ark Angel Creations

Thursday, January 10 - Feline Fine

Bea Lee- Bea Quilter

Sharon Parcel- Yellow Cat Designs

Friday, January 11 - Flea Market

Geraldine Wilkins- Living Water Quilter

Jessica Caldwell- Desert Bloom Quilting (you are here)


Monday, January 14 - Fortune Teller

Sarah Goer- Sarah Goer Quilts

Sherry Shish- Powered by Quilting

Jennifer Fulton- The Inquiring Quilter

Tuesday, January 15  - Gypsy Rose

Jen Strauser - Dizzy Quilter

Janet Yamamoto- Whispers of Yore

Wednesday, January 16 - Paisley Park

Dione Gardner-Stephen- Clever Chameleon

Nancy Scott- Masterpiece Quilting

Thursday, January 17 - Soul Song

Carole Lyles Shaw- Carol Lyles Shaw

Toby Lischko - Gateway Quilts & Stuff  

Friday, January 18 - Twilight Chic

Jackie OBrien - If These Threads Could Talk

Tina Dillard- Quilting Affection


Monday, January 21 - Winter Park

Jennifer Thomas- Curlicue Creations

Anita Skjellanger- Quilt In a Not Shell

Tuesday, January 22  - Bazaar

Karen Overton- The Quilt Rambler

Alison Vermilya- Little Bunny Quilts

Turid Bakken- Den syende himmel

Wednesday, January 23 - Blossom

Karen Neary - Sew Karen-ly Created

Leanne Parsons- Devoted Quilter

Thursday, January 24 - Boho

Laura Piland- Slice of Pi Quilts

Suzy Webster- Adventurous Applique and Quilting

Myra Barnes- Busy Hands Quilts

Friday, January 25 - Brookview

Vicki Schlimmer - Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

Amy Warner- Sew Incredibly Crazy


Monday, January 28 - French Blue

Pamela Boatright - PamelaQuilts

Joyce Mullis- Hearts Creations

Tuesday, January 29  - Midsummer Night

Kathleen McCormick - Kathleen McMusing

Connie Kauffman- Kauffman Designs

Wednesday, January 30 - Oh Deer

Jen Shaffer- Patterns by Jen

Jeanette Jones- Inchworm Fabrics

Thursday, January 31 - Snow Berry  

Sally Mannke- Sally Manke Fiber Artist

Joan Kawano- Moosestash Quilting

Friday, February 1-  Candy Cane Lane and Icicle

Terri Vanden Bosch - Meanderings along Lizard Creek

Anne Wiens - Sweetgrass Creative Designs

Mania Hatziioannidi - Mania For Quilts

Barbara Gaddy - Bejeweled Quilts by Barb