Thursday, February 15, 2018

Island Batik box reveal!

It might have seen like I didn’t care about the kids when I was gone to Denmark, as I kept texting my husband Friday if I got any deliveries!!- I had tracking # that my new island batik box would be delivered Friday- where I left Thursday, so at least I had something positive to think about there Winking smile someone in our ambassador FB group noticed that the box was 22Lbs!!

Sure enough, it was a BIG heavy box!! SQUEAL!!!

-I had seen fabrics from other ambassadors and also knew the sponsors for the year, but still it’s SO much fun to open up MY box and see what’s in it!!


This was the spot on the shelf where I USED to put my former IB ambassador boxes, no way it would fit in there anymore.


I decided to NOT do a video this time around, so instead I took lots of pictures.

The first thing I saw was Hobbs Heirloom batting (Twin sized) I’ve never worked with Hobbs, so this should be fun!


Uhh look at all the goodies!!


To start off there were 4 spools of thread (I found more later)

Now these are bright colors and other ambassadors noticed that they match their surprise bundles, so that got me excited! I haven’t had a bright “rainbow” bundle before.


There’s several aurifil booklets in there, I assume for giveaways?


Then a Valentine/Galentine’s bundle- but I used my leftovers already, we’ll see if I whip up something else this month!


Then a fun Christmas bundle

(I have some of these fabrics leftover from last year’s boxes- but we just got a few FQs I believe)


Here I found more threads and another pack of 5” strips


Here’s a better picture of the batting


and a sample book! I love sample books, I love to feel and look at samples- call me crazy, but I love it.


and a thermore batting that’s queen sized, I’ve also never worked with this, it’s super thin, because it doesn’t take up much space at all, so can’t wait to try this!


And some coordinating yardage, a neutral, some rayon and a SCARF! cool!!


and a 10” square bundle of blue winter fabrics with matching yardage, I love blues!!


and a surprise with island batik buttons and an envelope for making and returning a kennel quilt out of the surprise fabrics


Here’s everything! Can’t wait to cut into these goodies!!


Once I took the batting over where I store my other batting, the fabrics fit just fine on the empty spot on the shelf!! (Last year’s fabrics are in the bins on the right)


Thank you Island Batik for letting me be an Ambassador AGAIN for my 4th year!

Want to see pics from previous years?

This was Early 2014

(Probably the only other time I got rainbow bright colors)

2014-03-10 007

Late 2014

2014-08-18 001

For some reason I can’t find my 2015 pics (I didn’t label my blog posts correctly)

Early 2016


Late 2016


Early 2017


late 2017


Always awesome goodies!!


Gene Black said...

Fun stuff. I can't wait to see what all the ambassadors make this year.

Here is a link to your 2015 box

Barb said...

Yep, last years fabrics are in the bin.....I don't even have a place for my new fabrics, they are still in the box. Love all of your goodies.

Kathleen said...

So much fun these boxes are! Can’t wait to see what you create with these. You must really enjoy the IB experience - this is my first year....terribly excited and praying I can do it well.

Quilting Tangent said...

Enjoy! Wiating to see the projects inspired by this wonderful fabric.

Karen said...

My first box just arrived this morning, Bea, so I now understand all the excitement opening one of these fabulous boxes of goodies. Loved seeing yours, and now the real fun starts :)

Susan said...

What a wonderful stash of batiks each year. Batiks are my favorite things! I use a lot of them. I look forward to seeing what you make with this year's fabulous offerings!

Glo e said...

They always have such different colors very busy I like them

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Have fun creating with those yummy fabrics.