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This is the beginning of week two of a month of posts by Island Batik Ambassadors featuring all of the newest collections of fabric. Today I'm sharing what I made with my bundle of Fortune Teller fabric. Way back in July I was so excited to open this beautiful rainbow of fabric.

My quilt features all 20 fabrics from the collection and is 80" x 96"! I think that makes it one of the three largest quilts I've made. I optimized for using all I had of the twelve fabrics that make up the center of the quilt and didn't really think about just how big it was going to be, how much binding that would take, or how hard it would be to hold up.

I just love the bold colors and couldn't resist making a rainbow. The triangles features all the multicolor prints from the collection.

The other part of my optimization was that I had a queen sized Hobbs Heirloom cotton batting. Thank you, Hobbs!

Once it was pieced, I visited a local quilt shop to longarm quilt it myself. I chose a motif that would offer great texture without being too dense. I like that this one is quilted in rows, but that each row kind of nests with the row above it.


I used my machine binding technique to attach the nearly 30 feet of binding. The binding is Rice. I like that the color reminds me of clouds... fitting for a rainbow quilt.

I love how happy the color is and how great it looks on the red couch. I look forward to curling up with the quilt, and seeing it enjoyed by my family. It will be the biggest quilt in the fort building pile. :-)


SARAH GOER QUILTS GIVEAWAY (US Residents Only) GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. For your chance to win a Mystery Bundle of Island Batik fabric, enter with Rafflecopter below by leaving a comment on this blog post and tell me your favorite color(s) and/or by being a newsletter subscriber. Not a newsletter subscriber yet? Subscribe here, click to confirm your subscription in the email that comes to you. At the end of the giveaway I will email the randomly selected winner and they will have 48 hours to reply to claim their prize or I will select a new winner. The Mystery Fabric Bundle will be mailed to the winner.

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Thank you for visiting! Don't miss out on entering the great giveaways on many stops of the Island Batik Getaway! And Island Batik is giving away A Rainbow of 20 Fat Quarters of Island Batik fabric.

I've linked up to Needle and Thread Thursday.


Today kicks off the semi-annual Island Batik Ambassador blog hop. Welcome to the Getaway Blog Hop. We hope you will enjoy the trip across the blogosphere to view these projects, all created with the latest Island Batik fabrics. Bookmark this page so you can come back daily and view the new quilts that have been shared.

Here's a peak of the beautiful rainbow of Fortune Teller batiks that I'll be sewing up this week to share with you next Monday.


Monday, January 7 - Crystal Ball

Maryellen McAuliffe - Mary Mack’s Blog

Sandra Walker - mmm! quilts

Tuesday, January 8 - Ditty

Stephanie Jacobson - Steph Jacobson Designs

Michelle Roberts - Creative Blonde

Wednesday, January 9 - Elk Lodge

Connie Campbell - Free Motion by the River

Anna Branch - Ark Angel Creations

Thursday, January 10 - Feline Fine

Bea Lee - Bea Quilter

Sharon Parcel - Yellow Cat Designs

Friday, January 11 - Flea Market

Geraldine Wilkins - Living Water Quilter

Jessica Caldwell - Desert Bloom Quilting


Monday, January 14 - Fortune Teller

Sarah Goer - Sarah Goer Quilts

Sherry Shish - Powered by Quilting

Jennifer Fulton - The Inquiring Quilter

Tuesday, January 15  - Gypsy Rose

Jen Strauser - Dizzy Quilter

Janet Yamamoto - Whispers of Yore

Wednesday, January 16 - Paisley Park

Dione Gardner-Stephen - Clever Chameleon

Nancy Scott - Masterpiece Quilting

Thursday, January 17 - Soul Song

Carole Lyles Shaw - Carol Lyles Shaw

Toby Lischko - Gateway Quilts & Stuff  

Friday, January 18 - Twilight Chic

Jackie OBrien - If These Threads Could Talk

Tina Dillard - Quilting Affection


Monday, January 21 - Winter Park

Jennifer Thomas- Curlicue Creations

Anita Skjellanger - Quilt In a Not Shell

Tuesday, January 22  - Bazaar

Karen Overton - The Quilt Rambler

Alison Vermilya - Little Bunny Quilts

Turid Bakken - Den syende himmel

Wednesday, January 23 - Blossom

Karen Neary - Sew Karen-ly Created

Leanne Parsons - Devoted Quilter

Thursday, January 24 - Boho

Laura Piland - Slice of Pi Quilts

Suzy Webster - Adventurous Applique and Quilting

Myra Barnes - Busy Hands Quilts

Friday, January 25 - Brookview

Vicki Schlimmer - Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

Amy Warner - Sew Incredibly Crazy


Monday, January 28 - French Blue

Pamela Boatright - PamelaQuilts

Joyce Mullis - Hearts Creations

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

Terri Vanden Bosch - Meanderings along Lizard Creek

Anne Wiens - Sweetgrass Creative Designs

Mania Hatziioannidi - Mania For Quilts

Barbara Gaddy - Bejeweled Quilts by Barb


The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik, including products from Aurifil.

Our December Island Batik Ambassador challenge was to make something Whimsical and Wonky. I knew just the project. Ever since I made the Improv Tumbler mini almost two years ago for the first MQG Swap I’ve wanted to make another.

I opted to make use my 10” stack of Bright Paisley Dot. I love the bright rainbow of color! I did all of my cutting with a rotary cutter and no ruler. I started by cutting the squares approximately in half, then I cut 2-3 tumbler blocks per piece. This gave me a colorful pile of wonky tumblers, each approximately 5” tall.

Then I worked on my design wall to set the rough layout. I pieced each row, making adjustments as necessary when they were too wonky. Then I attached the rows with smooth curves.

I walking foot quilted with smooth curves using Aurifil 50wt Light Lemon (#2110), similar to my joining seams, and machine bound with a light neutral. The backing was pieced from my Petting Zoo scraps. My 6-year-old daughter walked with me to the park this afternoon to be my quilt holder. We had a lovely, goofy time.

Updated to add: Whimsical and Wonky Improv Tumbler measures 40" x 38".



Happy New Year!

I'm linking up to Michelle's Beauties Pageant, Wendy's Peacock Party, and TGIFF with Anja.

P.S. This is my 31st blog post this month! Thank you for visiting!