The BOX! Every Island Batik Ambassador is on high alert when the box from Island Batik is about to arrive. Twice a year Island Batik sends the Ambassadors a box filled with wonderful fabrics that we use throughout the year. Each month we have a challenge on what to create and we share that with you on our blogs and with a couple blog hops during the year.
My box arrived yesterday amid a big snow storm. My husband and I shoveled several times to keep our driveway clear for the Fed Ex man to deliver. Here is the first peek when I opened the box.
Hobbs batting and Aurifil Threads are partnering with Island Batik this year, so they sent several things to be included in the box. Doesn't this look exciting!
This is a fat quarter bundle to use in making a Galentine's Day project. Be sure and check out my blog again on Feb 13 to see what is made.
This is a lovely 10" Stack pack of Pumpkin Patch fabrics with a light and dark selection of Pumpkin Patch with yardage. I can hardly wait to work with this...
Here is a large cut of a neutral batik called Mini Dot Buttercup and a selection of various foundation fabrics. Island Batik is great to give us so many various fabrics for our stash so we have lots to draw from in our projects.
Did you know Island Batik also has batik rayons? They sent yardage in this lovely orange and also a lovely scarf to wear! Does this feel like Christmas or what!
Here is a fun bundle of fat eighths of the Sunflower Serenade Collection. I already have a project in mind for April using these lovelies.
Hobbs batting sent this roll of 80/20 Cotton batting and a package of Thermore batting. I've used these in the past and they are very appreciated. They also sent a brochure about all their products which is handy to have.
This is the second year that Aurifil has partnered with Island Batik. I love their threads. They sent a super big cone of white and a variety of colors in 40 and 50 weights. They will be used for sure!
The box just keeps offering more items! Here are brochures about Aurifil threads and a package of stash builder rolls- each roll has four 5" strips of different fabrics. These are a great way to expand your batik color stash.
Last but not least- a surprise bundle! This is fabric that is not released yet. I'll be doing a blog hop post with a project using these fabrics in August so be sure and check back then to see what they are!
(I got to open this, but can't show you yet. But believe me- they are great!)
Wow! That is a lot of inspiration in a box isn't it! I have to admit, I've unpacked it all and have it sitting on the floor in front of me and I've just been admiring it and thinking of what all I might create. It looks like an exciting year for all the Island Batik Ambassadors. I hope you can follow along and get inspired too.