Getaway Blog Hop

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!

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It is the French Blue collection from Island Batik.

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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!”

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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.

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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.

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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!

Monday, January 28 – French Blue

Pamela Boatright –PamelaQuilts
Joyce Mullis –HeARTs Creations – THAT’S ME!

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

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Terri Vanden Bosch – Meanderings along Lizard Creek
Anne Wiens –Sweetgrass Creative Designs
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Mania Hatziioannidi –Mania For Quilts
Barbara Gaddy –Bejeweled Quilts by Barb

Linking up with: Moving it Forward, Linky Tuesday

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  1. A beautiful batik collection and a gorgeous quilt! The appliqué in the center really makes the quilt sparkle!

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  2. I hope my next getaway is to Australia!

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  3. Wow I love the way you used them blues tyty for sharing your talents with us..happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  4. Oooohh love those fabrics! My next Getaway is going to be a 3-day mini-retreat with my 2 quilting buddies at her house. Can’t wait!

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  5. My greatest memories and happiest time was living in Amerika Samoa and I would love to go back there. What a fun fun quilt.

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  6. Beautiful fabrics. My next getaway will be to the shore when it is warmer.

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  7. Such a unique quilt! Just gorgeous! Where I would go on a getaway seems to change every week. This week, I’d love to visit the American Southwest. Never been there but would love to go.

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  8. Brilliant! I love the globe in the middle of the Trip design. You certainly nailed the theme. I am always wanting to go back to my favorite place in Mexico.

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  9. With young children I don’t get to getaway far, or often, and it’s usually just a relaxing evening at the sewing machine! But our next vacation is a 10-hour roadtrip away for a family reunion in July. I love my family so I’m excited for it!

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  10. The applique globes really brought the travel theme out. No big travel plans, just hope to visit some local celebrations this summer/fall.

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  11. Anita L Jackson

    My next one day get away is just playing at the indoor water park with the kids – Great Wolf Lodge….but the real getaway comes in September to Cody Wyoming!

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  12. Your quilt is great! I love the globes you made. I will be going to Arizona in April with my daughter and granddaughters.

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  13. What a wonderful quilt that really fits with the theme of the hop! Those globes are a great touch. I would like to have a getaway anywhere, but my husband isn’t big on traveling.

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  14. My next getaway will be to a CA coastal area!

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  15. Love your quilt!

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  16. Quilting Jeannie Zimmerman

    Our next getaway is Savannah GA. We have wanted a few days there to stroll around all the squares and check out the waterfront. After 16 months of chemo and radiation, when he is well enough to enjoy it, we will BOOK THAT! Always travel with handquilting, so send them on.

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  17. In April I will be getting away to southern Wisconsin for a quilt retreat. It is always such a treat after our long winter up north. I recently finished a blue and yellow quilt. Yours is gorgeous and the globe addition is pure genius!

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  18. Your quilt is beautiful and fits the theme perfectly. Great idea to add the globes.
    Thank you for the giveaway. Since my husband is very ill, we don’t go anywhere now, but we use to love to go to the mountains in N. Carolina.

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  19. What a gorgeous way to show off that collection – a literal trip around the world!

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  20. Looking forward to a trip to the lake.

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  21. I love blue and yellow quilts. Thanks for a great giveaway. I’m looking forward to a weekend away with family later in the year.

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  22. Your quilt is gorgeous. I love AHAHA moments. These are the colors in my kitchen. I think I will use these to make a runner. My husband and I are looking forward to going to CA to visit our daughter. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  23. Connie Kresin Campbell

    Beautiful quilt and the globe in the center is awesome!

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  24. Great quilt. our next getaway will be to New Orleans to visit friends.

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  25. Hi Joyce! Wow, that globe in the center is so, so, SO very cool!! I just love that, and the quilting . . . you can easily see the equator and just imagine how nice and warm it might be there today. Since it’s snowing and COLD here, I love focusing on fun projects like yours. Beautiful! There are so many places I would love to travel, but the most recent discussion revolves around Lisbon, Portugal. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  26. You do amazing work! I love this one. Such a talented lady.

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  27. If I could getaway, it would be somewhere warm. I have always wanted to go to the Caribbean.
    Love the globe touch, a whimsical addition to a lovely colorway.
    tvonzalez at gmail dot com

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  28. Love your quilt and the colors you used

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  29. Fabulous interpretation of the theme, and what a lovely quilt you made! We will miss you next year on the Ambassador team, but wish you sunny skies for your new adventures.

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  30. Gorgeous, as always! Love seeing your designs.
    My next getaway will most likely be to Lancaster, PA for the AQS Quilt Week in March. However, I am truly having beach withdrawals and missing NC.

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  31. Kathryn Laposata

    I’m hoping to get to Ireland this year.

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  32. carolyn montgomery

    i love the blue/yellow combination and your quilt is gorgeous. i hope my next get away is to new Zealand.

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  33. I am excited that our family will be going to the Maine coast in July!
    Love your quilt!

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  34. We will be traveling to visit my mom who live in the Pismo Beach area of the California coast and will have a mini family reunion to celebrate her birthday. I just love your fabric collection…I think I was French in another life and have always been attracted to the blue and yellow color combination….love your quilt and especially the globe you appliquéd on. Very effective. . Thanks for sharing!!

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  35. My next get away will be to the Quilt Retreat in April in Blowing Rock!! After over 43 years at Appalachian, I’m retiring on February 28 and am so excited! I’ve been trying to build a blue/yellow stash for a long time so I could make something beautiful. Winning this might mean I’d have enough material since I’ll now have enough time!

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  36. I love that quilt! The globe in the center makes it.

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  37. Your quilt is beautiful! Right now I would like to getaway to the coast.

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  38. Hubby and I will be traveling to New Jersey in a couple of months. Living in Florida, that’s quite a trip 🙂

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  39. We have a small getaway planned to check out a winery in Virginia where our son will be getting married this summer. Wanted to see it before the big day.

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  40. I would love my next get away to be to Prince Edward Island.

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  41. I love the addition of the globe! Beautifully done 🙂

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  42. I’m looking forward to “going home”–heading to Southern California, to spend time with friends there who are as close as family.

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  43. Beautiful quilt and such incredible batiks! My next getaway will be a trip to beautiful Vancouver, BC for 14 fun filled weeks while my hubby gets a life changing medical treatment! New project bags are made and filled with projects to keep my hands busy while he is doing his thing. 6 hours a day, 6 days a week at the clinic should result in lots of finishes!
    Carol Andrews

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  44. Not planning any getaways soon. but your quilt personifies the Trip around the world so well. The world applique in the centre, and one in each corner says, ” we quilters reach to all corners of the world” truly beautiful.

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  45. I can’t go anywhere but if I could it would be a warm beach.

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  46. My next getaway will your April retreat! Lol

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  47. Quilting Tangent

    Pretty quilt. Might be a National Park.

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  48. Linda Williamson

    I’ve always wanted to visit the West Coast. Happy travels. Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt.

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