February 13, 2018

A Peek Inside My First Island Batik Ambassador Box | Giveaway!

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

Yippee!  I have been chosen by Island Batik to be a 2018 Ambassador for their beautiful batik fabrics!  Throughout this year I will be creating projects with this beautiful pile of fabrics on a regular basis.  You will be seeing some of my patterns, old and new, popping up in Island Batik fabric, which is a brand new thing - before this box arrived, I had a whopping ZERO threads of batik fabric in my stash!

This is the much-awaited pile of loot that arrived on my doorstep a few days ago.  The Ambassadors were asked what colorways we'd prefer, and you guessed it - I said A Bright Rainbow, if you please!  I did get one, though I didn't see it at first glance - keep reading!

A Valentine's themed stack of goodness.

Foundations Bundle to help build my batik stash, which in my case is nonexistent.

5" rolls with 4 fabrics each.  Which one is your favorite?

There is a Christmas-y Alpine Jungle layer cake with coordinating yardage and a fat-eighth bundle of  Morning Sunshine with yardage.  Are you seeing the rainbow yet?

Aurifil thread guides, and 6 colors in two thread weights, as well as a cone of much used white thread.

A Surprise bundle which I can't show you yet since it hasn't been released to stores!  Of course, I peeked; who could resist?!  The bundle includes 1/2 yard cuts of 20 fabrics with yardage of two of them.  You will be seeing this in a cover quilt on a new pattern this summer!

A batik scarf.  How did they know these are my favorite dress-up colors which I wear every Sunday?!?

The Rainbow!  It was there, though a bit hidden at first.  You'll be seeing these very soon as a mug rug!

Also included in the box was a twin size Hobbs Batting and a queen size ultra thin Thermore polyester batting, as well as a batting card with swatches of all of the types of batting that Hobbs makes.

That's a total of 37-40 yards of fabric, batting for two quilts, and thread to boot!  And I will be receiving another box of Island Batik Fabric in the summer!  It will be a fun year sewing with this beautiful fabrics.  One thing I've already discovered that I love about sewing with batik is that there is no right or wrong side, so ya just put them together and sew!

Where to Find Island Batik Fabrics

Your local quilt shop is likely to have them, and you get the bonus of fondling the fabric and seeing it's lusciousness in person.

Did you know that Etsy is a great place to stock up on Island Batik fabrics?  This is the first place I check when looking for an older fabric collection.  Of course, the new collections are there, too.  You'll find Island Batik fabric right here.

Island Batik Fabric is also available on Amazon, and some of it is on Prime and will be on your doorstep in a flash!

Thanks, Island Batik, Aurifil, and Hobbs for the privilege of quilting with your products this year.  Let the batik adventures begin!

Giveaway Alert!

Enter to win a 5" Island Batik roll, a spool of Aurifil thread and thread guide booklet.  Giveaway open to US entries only and ends on Sunday the 18th.

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quilter said...

Sounds like fun, and lots of sewing.

Quilting Tangent said...

You hit the jackpot with all these wonderful fabrics. Congratulations.

Betty Lou said...

I see lots of fun and colorful quilt projects in the days ahead and look forward to your future posts. Congrats on being an Ambassador.

Kathleen said...

So glad your box arrived safely and you are ready to start your projects. Your rainbow is there and you will have tons of fun using it in your mug rug!!

Shannon said...

I like the blue and yellow 5" roll the best. Your box is full of quilty beautifulness! Yep, I'm making up words now!

Kathy E. said...

Myra, I am so excited to see what you create with these gorgeous Island Batiks fabrics! I hope to be an ambassador someday myself...until then, I enjoy all of the inspiration! Have fun!

Vicki in MN said...

Aren't you just amazed with all our goodies!!! Looking forward to seeing your projects:)

Havplenty said...

So many lovely colorful batiks. I love batiks and I know you will fall in love with them as you create your projects. I'm looking forward to seeing your quilty creations.

MissPat said...

You got the best scraf yet of those I've seen.
I'm disappointed that I can't sign up for the giveaway. I already follow you by email so I have no need,to sign up for bloglovin and that's the only way to get more chances. I hope you'll rethink this for future giveaways.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Have fun playing with all your new goodies.

jan said...

Wow - have fun playing with all the gorgeous fabric!!!!! Happy Valentine's Day and thank you for the chance to win!!!!!

Pamela said...

Congratulations on being an Ambassador. I'm looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful creations!

Bonny said...

Love the batik colors! Beautiful rainbow.

Laurie said...

Looks like you hit the jackpot! Hope you enjoy playing with all of your delicious new fabrics. I especially love the scarf and would love to know how to make one for myself. Thank you for the chance to win!