Thursday, January 30, 2020

Island Batik Ambassador Unboxing

Hello.  As you've heard by now, I am blessed with the honor of being an Island Batik Ambassador for 2020.  As, an ambassador, twice a year we receive a goody box filled with Island Batik fabrics and items from their industry partners.  I made an unboxing video, but it's too big to upload here.  If you would like to view it, please click on over to my Facebook page, here:  Curlicue Creations on Facebook

Here's what was inside my box:
Disclaimer:  All items were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners at no cost to me.
 Bloomers half yard cut bundle.  These fabrics are from the Fall 2019 collection by Kathy Engle.  Look for this fabric collection in your local quilt shop in February.

 Here's another look at the Bloomers collection.  When you see this, these fabrics will already be cut up and hopefully sewn into a quilt top.  I'll be featuring this collection in my February project, on the Blog Hop, February 11th.  Please come back then to see what I've created.

 Two yards of light and two yards of dark fabric to coordinate with the Bloomers collection.  The dark fabric is Berries - Iris (my favorite!), and the light is Tossed Seeds - Almond.

 This is a Batik Foundations Bundle ~ 12 half yard cuts to coordinate with the other fabrics I'll be using for the first half of 2020.

 Side view.

 Fanned out view.  Do you see the four solid fabrics on top?  New for this year, Island Batik has a vibrant line of solids to coordinate with their amazing batik fabrics.  The colors I received are Green, Lime Green, Fuchsia, and Pink.

 Whispering Feathers 10" square collection.  This includes 42 pieces and 20 different fabric designs.  Along with it are 2 yards of light and 2 yards of dark foundation to coordinate, Round Petal Floral in Cantaloupe, and Garnet from the Island Batik Basics Collection.  These colors make me think of a tropical sunset.

This collection is by Kathy Engle and will be in local quilt shops in May.

 Did you know that in addition to quilting cotton, Island Batik sells a line of Rayon batik fabrics?  Oh yes!  The rayon is wonderful for sewing clothing and other items.  I love this beautiful pink cut of Rayon in Primrose.  What shall I create with this?

 These are 5" wide x width of fabric rolls.  These are wonderfully handy for building your stash and something I turn to when I'm looking for a specific color or need a little extra to fill out my palette on a project.

 Yee-ha!  2-1/2" strip pack of Faded Blue Jeans!  These colors are soft and lovely.  Island Batik's 2-1/2" strip packs include 40 pieces and feature 20 different fabric designs.  Along with it I have two yard cuts of light and dark foundation that coordinates, Cherio in Navy, and Parchment from the Basics collection.

Faded Blue Jeans is by Kathy Engle and will be in shops in February.

 Wow!  This is a huge 6 yard cut of neutral yardage.  The name of this fabric is Vanilla.  I know this is going to come in handy.

 Island Batik also makes these gorgeous rayon scarves.  If you see me around town, or at the beach, I'll be wearing one.  I love to dress up my outfit with a scarf, and they are also great for tying my hair back at the beach.

 Hobbs Batting continues to be an industry partner for the Island Batik Ambassador program this year.  They've sent two rolls of big, King Size batting for use in our projects.  This one is Cotton.

 This one is Cotton with a Scrim Binder.

 Aurifil has included two of their new thread sets in my box.

Sardinia Pink ~ oooh I'm in love!

 And Verona Mauve.  So soft and beautiful.  These threads coordinate perfectly with the fabrics I've received.

 This year we have a new industry partner in Schmetz Needles.  Yay!  I've been curious to try their Super Nonstick Needles and here they are.  Plus some Microtex (Sharp) Needles and a guide for which needles to use when ~ so handy.

Accuquilt also continues to be an industry partner and has sent a new die for an upcoming challenge.  I received Hattie's Choice.

 I'm excited to design a quilt with this die.  Look at the fun pieces:  triangles, diamonds, and kites!

 Island Batik included a few pin back buttons, too.  Thank you.

Here's a photo of everything together.  I'm so blessed!  Thank you, Island Batik, Aurifil, Hobbs, Accuquilt, and Schmetz Needles.  I can't wait to get sewing.  I hope my projects this year will inspire you to...

Be creative ~ Sew something beautiful today!

Jennifer Thomas

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  1. Great haul! Look forward to seeing what you create this year!

  2. The Faded Blue Jeans is one of my faves I have seen so far from box 1. You have great lighting for photos.

  3. Such beautiful fabrics! Can't wait to see what you'll create with them.

  4. Such beautiful collections! I love Bloomers and Whispering Feathers--looking forward to seeing what you do with those!