Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Globe Trotter Blog Hop

Welcome the the Globetrotter Blog Hop sponsored by Island Batik and fabric designer Tamarinis.

 I had fun using the fabrics in this line to showcase the versatility and fun of this fabric line.  I did two designs in EQ8.

This first one is called World Tour and I wanted the big flying geese to go around the intertwined Globe in the center of the quilt.  And while we all may be in our own little corner of the world we are influenced by the rest of the world around us.  The fabrics really helped to convey this theme.

I ended up not making this design but worked instead on my second design called In the Pines.

This design used the greens and golds in the fabric line, with a bit of the blue blobs (that is what I called them anyway).  This was fun to make.

First I made all of these rotary cut and traditionally pieced flying geese blocks.  I love working with blocks which are the reverse of each other.  Confusing at times, but the look is so interesting.

Then I paper pieced the setting triangles.  These are a simple palm block set on point.  Super easy to do.

After getting all those flying geese blocks made I had fun putting rows together with sashing.  This pix shows all the blocks on my design wall waiting for their row to be next.

The pine tree blocks in the border are a variation of the flying geese block. 

It was a combination of paper piecing (geese) and traditional piecing (everything else).  At the last minute I changed the border design to add a bit more interest and I really like the movement created by the directional trees.

Wonderful quilting by Brenda Weien, machine quilter, added the final touch to the quilt.

And here is the label on the back.

Here are a few more designs I did for this fabric line that didn't make the cut, but you might like seeing some more ways to use this versatile batik.

Thanks for taking a look and don't forget to go to the other blog hop sites.  And be sure to enter the BIG DRAWING for a fabric collection.

Leave a comment on my blog to be entered to win a free pattern at the end of the blog hop.

Blog Hop Schedule

Monday, October 22
Island Batik 
Tuesday, October 23
Wednesday October 24
Seams Like a Dream
Friday, October 26
Patchwork Posse
Swam Amity
Saturday, October 27
Cranberry Pie Designs

Giveaway Details

What’s a blog hop without a little giveaway?! We have a yummy bundle of Globetrotter fabrics for one lucky winner! Enter to win via the link below.

 Globetrotter Blog Hop


  1. Oh, Reeze, your quilt is simply beautiful! Such a beautiful design, and the fabric is perfect for it.

  2. Your quilt is great! I like your designs that you say didn't make the cut; especially the second one.

  3. great design! Thanks for sharing it and the other designs. Nancy A:

  4. Enjoyed viewing your new designs. Very nice quilt!

  5. What fun quilts! All of them should have made the cut

  6. Beautiful quilt! I love flying geese too. Those patterns that didn't make the cut are fabulous too!

  7. Beautiful, as always. Reeze! I'm in love with that first "didn't make the cut" block but you quilt is also pretty fabulous.

  8. Oh yes that border does add a lot. Very nice.

  9. I love the use of paper piecing in a quilt to ensure accuracy! Yours looks quick and easy...just my style! Great design.

  10. Your quilts are beautiful. Makes me want to head for the sewing room.

  11. I love your designs. Even the one you say didn't make the cut. Thanks for sharing them.

  12. I always enjoy seeing your designs...especially like the applique flowers.

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  14. Your quilt is beautiful. In fact, all of your options are great.
    I store my rulers in a mat and tool hanger on the wall. I've used a yard stick as a stabilizing hanger. This hangs right beside my cutting table so is nice and handy.

  15. You quilt is wonderful. I love all your designs!

  16. Always great designs! pjrquilter at msn dot com

  17. Your quilts are beautiful! I especially like the third one down in your "other" designs. I would love to see it made up, and see how the secondary design comes out.

  18. Oh I like them all, Thanks for the ideas.

  19. You are such a talented designer...I especially like the world tour pattern at the top. Thank you for so generously sharing your designs with us and for this wonderful giveaway!


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