Welcome to the Globetrotter Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Globetrotter Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Globetrotter Blog Hop with the collection designer, Tamarinins, and friends!

Let’s jump right in and take a look at this fun batik collection, perfect for the world travelers among us!

As you see in the video above, Tammy brought this collection to life in some fresh new projects, the highlight being To the Point (60″ x 70″), a guided improv piece with a mid century modern flair. The runner (20″ x 40″) and placemats made with the Pointed Comments pattern use the same guided improv technique. If you’ve been itching to give improv piecing a try but would like a little help, these projects are for you!

Flock (52″ x 69″) plays up the browns found in Globetrotter and makes great use of negative space.

The large blocks in Directionally Challenged (46″ x 62″) show of the large, graphic prints from the Globetrotter collection!

Swan of Swan Amity Studios used the Globetrotter fabrics in two very different ways – a small candle mat, Petals on Point (27″ x 27″), and in whimsical, wonky stars in her quilt, Wish (48″ x 48″)!

You won’t want to miss Seams Like a Dream‘s quick quilt, Split Strip (66″ x 78″) and runner! The large strip piecing means the project goes together fast and shows off your favorite Globetrotter fabrics!

We have one last project to share with you today (but don’t worry, this isn’t the last Globetrotter project you’ll be seeing this week)! It’s a very fitting project indeed – the Round Trip Duffle (12″ x 19.5″ x 7.5″) from ByAnnie!

You’ll be seeing LOTS more Globetrotter goodness throughout the week. Come back each day to see something new. The full schedule for the hop is posted below!

Blog Hop Schedule

Monday, October 22
Island Batik (You are here!)

Tuesday, October 23

Wednesday October 24
Seams Like a Dream

Thursday, October 25
Fat Quarter Gypsy
Morning Glory Designs

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 widget below.

Globetrotter Blog Hop

22 thoughts on “Welcome to the Globetrotter Blog Hop!”

  1. Kathy E. says:

    Love this Globetrotters collection with its great colors! Not sure my method of storing rulers is the best, but I’ve got mine in a wicker basket so that I can easily filter through and find what I need.

  2. Teri c says:

    I like to store my rulers clipped to hangers.

  3. Linda Cartwright says:

    I love those patterns, and the fabrics make them pop.

  4. Barbara Colvin says:

    I particularly like the improve pieces: To the Point and Pointed Comments.

  5. Nicole Sender says:

    I store them in a canvas bag that I keep next to my cutting table.

  6. QuiltShopGal says:

    Beautiful new collection of batiks. I love the globetrotter theme that clearly shows up in this collection too! Very unique! As far as storing rulers (and templates)? I created several hanging storage based on an initial design of a travel clothes bag. Each hanging storage is made from Kunin Felt, a recycled felt that is very durable, and I’ve stitched custom plastic pockets sized for my rulers & templates. I love rulers & templates and have quite a few, so I’ll confess I have several of these storage units in the closet of my sewing room. They work great, were easy & economical to make and very durable. Of course, they’d be more attractive if they had some island batik fabrics incorporated in their design.

  7. I love the look of the improv quilt! I have a stand up rack for my rulers, but the two I use the most are always laying on my cutting table. They never get put away! 🙂

  8. Anna brown says:

    Haha storage….mine are between my sewing table and the wall…ty for showing us your talents. … happyness04431@yahoo.com

  9. Susan says:

    My rulers are stored in those wooden things with slits for the rulers. Except the weird shapes are stored in a drawer. That’s a really different batik patterning. I think I friend might need some for making passport holders!

  10. Christi says:

    My rulers are mostly on a peg board. There are a few that don’t have holes and those are in a box.

  11. Sharon Aurora says:

    I store my rulers in the slots of an upright office letter holder.

  12. Cindy says:

    Mine are upright or in a drawer.

  13. Delaine says:

    My rulers are hung on pegs on the wall. Thanks!

  14. Allison Evrard says:

    I love the colors in this collection as well as all the projects made with it.

  15. The candle mat is just so adorable! I never thought to make one for candles. Great idea. Now to sew 😉

  16. Carol Nelms says:

    I have a nice wooden rack for rulers. Love the fabric, beautiful

  17. Carolyn Montgomery says:

    love the fabrics and quilts. i store rulers on a peg board and nest holder for the small ones.

  18. Brenda says:

    My rulers are mostly stored on a peg board, with a few in drawers!

  19. Pam says:

    Right now they are all on the cutting table – not the best solution! I appreciate the other suggestions on this post!

  20. Dione says:

    My rulers are slotted between two cupboards, standing upright. Simple but it works.

  21. Tressa Carr says:

    Rulers stored in a wooden rack on my cutting table. Love this line of batiks.

  22. Joy McDonald says:

    My rulers are in a wooden rack…. love the new line of travel batiks.. I think I “need” some 🙂 xx

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