The most exciting thing about the new year 2023 is the announcement that I'm an Island Batik Ambassador again this year, and the arrival of 2 huge boxes from Island Batik!
These great boxes contain materials to use for creative challenges for the Island Batik Ambassador program for the next 6 months.
Pretty amazing isn't it! I can't wait to start designing.
Apologies for the video being sideways! I have a new camera stand and didn't realize the direction it was taping. It wasn't until later I found out I couldn't rotate a video, so it is what it is....
Below are still photos with a little more info.
The first big bundle is the Island Batik collection called Sunshine Garden designed by Kathy Engle for Terri Vanden Bosch, Lizard Creek Quilting. This collection ships to store in February. I'm using this collection for my challenge in Feb, so you will see it soon. Island Batik sent two 2 yard cuts of coordinating fabric with the collection. The yellow is a neutral called Butter and the darker blue is called Aruba. The fabrics have lovely prints of apple, strawberries, peas, corn etc. A very pretty garden of fabrics!
A great sampling came in the Foundations Bundle. The Foundations are a variety of Basics, Blenders and Solids. These colors coordinate beautifully with the Sunshine Garden collection above. A great thing about Island Batik Foundations is that they are always available.
Island Batik generously sends a 6 yard of a Neutral fabric. This time I received the color Ceramic. These Neutrals are great for backgrounds or backings. Solids in white, gray and black were also sent in 2 yard cuts. It is really handy to have these on hand!
A 10" Stack pack of the collection Bits and Pieces is a Fall 2022 Precut. This is a Signature Collection by Kathy Engle for Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting. I'm in love with these smaller prints and rainbow of colors. They also sent a coordinating 2 yard cut of the Neutral called Egg White and 2 yards of a blue Blender called Waterfall.