So excited today to be part of the Globetrotter fabric blog hop with a pile of incredibly talented quilters from around the web. Some of them you may recognize as designers in the past for the IAQ – International Association of Quilters – join here!
Anyways, Tammy is the all star designer of the Globetrotter fabric, printed by Island Batik. This fabric line is all about travel- showing off the you are here marker, road signs, luggages, fun dots and of course– beautiful mix of colors in the batik fashion.
We met a year ago at quilt market, and she was mentioning her fabric line and was looking for projects using it- of course I jumped, because the line is so fun!! In fact, this quilt was on display at spring market in her booth…I didn’t get to see it in person, but the whole booth was awesome!
This fabric was so fun to sew with!
Instead of designing something new, I went with remaking one of my favorites– which, with darker fabric and wonderful contrast- turns out perfect!
The Fruit Slices Quilt Pattern – which is made with disappearing quilt blocks, the disappearing pinwheel quilt block.
Fruit Slices Quilt
Finished block size: 13 1/2″ X 1 3 1/2″
Finished Quilt Size: 48″ X 48″
18 background- 8″ X 8″
18 fruit slices color- 8″ X 8″
Border: 4- 4 1/2″ X 40″
Corner for the border: 4– 4 1/2″ X 4 1/2″
What made this fabric perfect is the contrast between the fabrics. They are such deep colors and while there is some variegation in the colors, the overall pattern is consistent. I used a variety of fabrics for the lighter or background pieces- giving it a more scrappy look.
For the main pinwheel, I used one fabric and kept it to the darker side. You could easily switch it up for a whole new look.
Here’s a quick look at the original Fruit Slices Quilt: for this one, it’s almost like a low volume quilt- where the pieces sort of blend into each other because the contrast is less.
Here’s the Schedule from this week–
Gleam Link: Globetrotter Blog Hop
You can snatch up the full pattern for the disappearing quilt blocks as well as 4 projects using those blocks— in the Disappearing Quilt Blocks ebook:
The Fruit Slices quilt is included– as well as the disappearing pinwheel quilt block. Click here to get the Disappearing Quilt Blocks & Patterns ebook for $10 —
Use the code: disappearingebook5
if needed at checkout