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The Getaway Blog Hop: Week 4

The Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop concludes this week. It’s been wonderful to visit each of my fellow Island Batik Ambassadors and see their gorgeous quilts, the fabulous new batik collections and to participate in the awesome giveaways!

If you missed out, it’s not too late to join in the fun! Click here to view the list of Ambassadors who participated during Week 1 of the hop. My day on the blog hop was during Week 2, and I was featuring the beautiful Fortune Teller collection, shown below. Click here to read my post and to view the list of other participating Week 2 Island Batik Ambassadors.

Last week was Week 3 on the Getaway Blog Hop. Click here to view the list of Week 3 participating Island Batik Ambassadors.

This week is Week 4 on the Getaway Blog Hop. The list of participating Ambassadors is below. This marks the end of the year for some of my fellow Ambassadors. I’ll be continuing in the program, so prepare to be amazed by new collections during 2019! Coming in February, I’ll share my box opening video with you and give you a sneak peak of what’s in store. It’s super exciting so I hope you’ll follow my blog so you won’t miss out. You’ll find ways to follow me at the top of my sidebar.

Don’t forget to enter the giveaways!

Visit each Ambassador for Weeks 1 to 4 to enter their giveaways and to see the gorgeous quilts.

Also, don’t forget to complete the Rafflecopter below to enter to win Island Batik’s incredible prize package!

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The Getaway Blog Hop: Week 3

The Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop continues this week, with lots of fabulous batiks and fun giveaways!

To catch you up, here is a link to the Island Batik Ambassadors who participated during Week 1 of the hop.

My day on the blog hop was during Week 2. My quilt features the Fortune Teller collection, shown below. Jump over here to see what I made and to find the list of the other Week 2 participants.

The list of Week 3 Island Ambassadors is below. Each of the Ambassadors are featuring fabulous new batik fabric collections and having a little giveaway, so be sure to visit all the participants so far—Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3 (shown below)!

be sure to hurry! most of the ambassadors’ giveaways have a deadline.

For example, you have until midnight EST tonight (Monday, January 21st) to enter my giveaway. Come back to my weekly linkup, Wait Loss Wednesday, to learn if you’ve won!

Also, don’t forget to complete the Rafflecopter below to enter to win Island Batik’s incredible prize package!

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Welcome to My Day on the Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop!

Hi and welcome to my day on the Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop. Each day during the hop, a different fabric collection is featured. Today, the collection is Fortune Teller.

The fabrics in Fortune Teller are as bright and fun as a Mexican fiesta, and I used that idea as a launching point for my quilt design.

Unfortunately, I was unable to get my quilt finished. I actually was on track to finish at least the quilt top, but life intervened. For those of you who follow my blog regularly, you know that my sister was recently diagnosed with cancer. Yesterday, she took a turn for the worse and I spent the day with her instead of finishing my quilt.

I can only present to you my unfinished quilt top and hope that you can see how wonderful the fabrics in Fortune Teller are. Quilting is my therapy, so in the upcoming weeks I know I’ll finish this quilt. I hope you will continue to follow it’s progress. I’m calling my quilt “Parrot Heads.”

I’m planning for my quilt top to be rectangular—so I’m going to be adding another strip of that lovely blue (#121818471) to the bottom of the blue background you see here. As you can see, I’m building two branches of parrots—the three large parrots you see here and two smaller ones. You can see the fabric I plan to use for the branches (121818540) under the far right parrot (although the branches won’t be as thick that strip shown here).

You can also see the fabrics and the rough size of the tropical leaves I’m planning on adding to those branches. I’ll also be adding additional touches to some of the parrots, including sombreros and serapes. It’ll be a Parrot Fiesta!

Don’t Miss the Giveaways!

The Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop continues this whole month and there are lots of giveaways!

First, I’m giving away a charm pack of Fortune Teller 5” squares. To enter, complete the Rafflecopter below.

We have a winner! If you didn’t win, please follow me. I have frequent giveaways, especially for my weekly Wednesday Wait Loss. You’ll find ways to follow me at the top of my sidebar.

Each of the Ambassadors is also having a giveaway, so be sure to visit them. You’ll find the links to this week’s participating Ambassadors below. If you missed last week’s list of Ambassadors, click here.

First though, complete the Rafflecopter below to enter to win Island Batik’s incredible prize package!

Please come back next Monday to see the progress I’m making on my quilt and to get the next list of participating Ambassadors.

Week 2

Monday, January 14 - Fortune Teller - Sarah Goer @ Sarah Goer Quilts and Sherry Shish @ Powered by Quilting and Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter (that’s me!)

Tuesday, January 15 - Gypsy Rose- Jen @ Dizzy Quilter and Janet @ Whispers of Yore

Wednesday, January 16 - Paisley Park - Dione @ Clever Chameleon and Nancy @ Masterpiece Quilting

Thursday, January 17 - Soul Song - Carol @ Carol Lyles Shaw and Toby @ Gateway Quilts & Stuff

Friday, January 18 - Twilight Chic - Jackie @ If These Threads Could Talk and Tina @ Quilting Affection

Disclosure: The products featured here were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik, Aurifil, and Hobbs.

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What's Up? The Getaway Blog Hop!

Hi! I haven’t been online much as you know, but I wanted to post today to let you know about the month-long Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop!

But first, an update. I’m working still on my Island Batik December challenge quilt, Whimsical and Wonky. Here’s a sneak peak.

I’m also working on my challenge quilt this month, which will will be a part of the Getaway Blog Hop, which starts today and runs all month long! My day is next Monday, January 14th. Until then, I'm supporting my fellow Ambassadors and encouraging you to visit them.

First, complete the Rafflecopter below to enter to win Island Batik’s incredible prize package! Then visit the blogs being featured this week to see the latest batik collections, and to gather ideas for using batiks. Each Ambassador has a small giveaway as well, so be sure to enter them to win.

Please come back next Monday to see my quilt and to get the next list of participating Ambassadors!

Week 1

Monday, January 7 - Crystal Ball - Maryellen McAuliffe @ Mary Mack’s Blog and Sandra Walker @ Musings of a Menopausal Melon

Tuesday, January 8 - Ditty - Stephanie Jacobson @ Steph Jacobson Designs and Michelle Roberts @ Creative Blonde

Wednesday, January 9 - Elk Lodge - Connie Campbell @ Free Motion by the River and Anna Branch @ Ark Angel Creations

Thursday, January 10 - Feline Fine - Bea Lee @ Bea Quilter and Sharon Parcel @ Yellow Cat Designs

Friday, January 11 - Flea Market - Geraldine Wilkins @ Living Water Quilter and Jessica Caldwell @ Desert Bloom Quilting


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