Sunday, February 24, 2019

Another round with Island Batik!!

Super excited to be selected as an Island Batik Ambassador for 2019!!! This box--all 42 pounds of it arrived at my door the middle of January!! So yes I am a bit late in posting the "unboxing".

On the day set up for the "unboxing" posts to happen--I was in Carlsbad, California at the actual Island Batik home office!!

Caleb Willis, pictured here with me, gave my husband and I a personal tour of the facilities. OH WOW that was super super cool! So glad that my husband was along as he asked the best questions!! And Caleb graciously answered all of them!! I was enjoying myself so much that I forgot to take any other photos!! The place is meticulously organized. Rainbows of colors line the towering shelves holding the bolts of fabrics. Oh the quilts waiting to be made in that warehouse!!

From the Island Batik home office--Quilt in a Day is just a short 10 minute drive--so the first day of our winter get-away in California became a quilt shop hopping day!! Eleanor Burns pulled into her special parking spot just as we were walking up and she suggeted a quick photo op!! Too cool!

I have to admit that I did open the box before we left--but just now took the time to photograph all the lovely for you to view!! Lovely threads from Aurifil they are a sponsor again. Watch for a Thread Play challenge later this year. many pretty colors!! The purple/blue piece is a 2 yard cut of rayon--I am thinking that some kind of kimono might be in my future sewing plans.

The much loved Twilight Chic line for Deb Tucker!!! Might have to try using one of her rulers for a project with these!!

You have to wait until August to see what was in these packages--but I can tell you this--the colors will electrify you!!!

All these amazing battings were supplied by Hobbs!! In all the years I have been quilting, I have never tried black batting. Now I can!!

AccuQuilt is a new sponsor to the Ambassador program this year! Super cool!! I do some freelance designing with them, so I was given the opportunity to choose which dies I would like sent as part of the Ambassador program. I went with the newest Qube Companion sets--for a 10 inch 4-grid block. Most of the other ambassdors were sent the Ready, Set, Go--a great beginner package!!

I just had to add this photo of the Qube jackets. Eleanor Burns again!! The brightly colored sampler quilt at the bottom of each photo was made by me and uses some of the 72 Angles  and 24 Corners blocks that I designed for the Qubes. Way cool!!

I will leave you with this beautiful sunset over the Pacific Ocean from our last night in California!

Check out the link HERE for all 50 other Ambassadors for 2019!! So many great ideas coming your way this year!!!


Quilting Tangent said...

Congratulations. You better get busy with the new goodies.

Kathleen said...

Looking forward to year number 2 with you and the IBAmbassadors! What a great trip and how fun to start with 2 great quilting stops.