The 2nd Island Batik Ambassador Box Has Arrived. It Truly Is Christmas In July!
Check out my unboxing video of Island Batik and their partners goodies that were sent to me. These products will be used in the next six months for each month. We are challenged, as Island Batik Ambassadors, to use the supplies sent to make an item each month. Each month we are given a task to sew something and share what we made. It's going to be fun so join me in my journey with Island Batik.
I have included a video unboxing as well as photos of all the lovely products supplied by Island Batik, Studio 180, Aurifil Thread, By Annie and Hobb's Batting.
Video Unboxing! Let the shenanigans begin.
What's In the box?
So many goodies and so many generous companies that have supported the Island Batik Ambassador Program. Island Batik sent two bundles of stash builders in blues and greens. A half yard bundle set of 20 different fabrics from the new line, Free To Fly by Kathy Engle was sent for our August challenge and Blog Hop. Wonderful batik neutrals of two yards of each in black, white and grey were also in the box with six yards of egg white foundation fabric. Next, I unboxed beautiful fabrics and half yard cuts of multiple colors from the foundations line as well as the solids from the basics line. Lastly, there is a surprise bundle that will be used for my November project. I am excited to share but I can't until then. Oh and that's not all, Island Batik will be sending each ambassador precuts later this year. It is so generous of them to share these fabrics with us so that we can make happy, pretty and cute things. Whoever said "I have enough fabric", they're wrong! Don't tell anyone, but I like fabric just a little bit ;)
In October, we will be challenged to use the Aurifil Color Builder set. I received a color builder set of various greens. This year Aurifil decided to focus on endangered species and each set's colors are based on that animal. My pack of greens represents endangered sea turtles. So look out for something made with sea turtles from me. Let's go swimming!
By Annie and Island Batik sent a complete kit to make a By Annie bag for our September challenge. I will be making the, "A Place For Everything" bag. I love bags as you know and By Annie is a fabulous company. Let the bag making begin!
Hobb's batting generously supplied each ambassador with five different types of batting. We received 80/20 cotton batting, cotton fusible batting, batting strips, wool blend batting and poly non-bearding batting. Wow, that's a lot of batting! I better get to quilting and making bags fast. Whoa!
Last but certainly not least, Studio 180 sent us each a ruler tool with an idea and inspiration book. The tool I received was The Rapid Fire Hunter's Star and I will be using this new tool in my August challenge along with the new Free To Fly fabric line out in stores this summer! Yeah! Will this challenge beat me or will I beat it? Be sure to check in next month to find out, and enter to win my August giveaway!
Thank you Island Batik, Aurifil Thread, Hobb's Batting, By Annie and Studio 180.
Each Island Batik Ambassador received different fabrics, thread, rulers and bag kits. Check out their unboxing videos and websites.
Megan Best ~ Best Quilter Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts Elizabeth DeCroos ~ Epida Studio Jennifer Eubank ~ Archipelago Quilting Jennifer Fulton ~ The Inquiring Quilter
Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts Joanne Hart ~ Unicorn Harts Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania For Quilts Jane Hauprich ~ Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs. Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood Denise Looney ~ For The Love Of Geese Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights Sally Manke ~ Sally Manke, Fiber Artist Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine. Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads Brianna Roberts ~ Sew Cute and Quirky Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail Andi Stanfield ~ True Blue Quilts Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt Janet Yamamoto ~ Whispers of Yore