An Island Batik Adventure
Welcome to my stop on the Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop! Wow – imagine my reaction when I opened this packet of fabrics – 20 half yard cuts!
It is the French Blue collection from Island Batik.
The theme given was travel. It was not easy to come up with a project for this one. I thought perhaps I would do a bargello and somehow incorporate the theme. That just didn’t seem to work for me. After looking through my books, patterns, and Pinterest it came to me – “Scrappy Trip Around the World!”
There was lots of cutting into 2 1/2 inch strips. Sewing, sewing, sewing followed. Once all the blocks were on the design wall, I really wanted the theme to be more obvious. Don’t you just love A-HA moments? First, I carried the pattern outside of the solid border.
Once that was done, I decided to applique a large globe in the center of the quilt and little ones in the four corners.
The quilting was done in large wavy lines to represent water by a long armer – Gone Away Quilting.
This theme was especially relevant to me as Hubby and I are enjoying more travel and have several more places to visit on our wish list. That is one of the reasons I am not continuing on as an Island Batik Ambassador in 2019. It has been a most wonderful experience. The fabrics are beyond gorgeous and the company has been wonderful to work with.
AND there is a Giveaway! All the leftover strips from this quilt can be yours.
Just leave a comment telling me what your next Getaway will be for a chance to win. Winner will be chosen randomly On February 2, notified by email and announced on Sunday, February 3. Be sure to visit the Island Batik Blog for a chance for their giveaway! AND – the hop isn’t over!