Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Island Batik Ambassador Unboxing for July 2021 - Plus a Giveaway!

Welcome!  If you are new to my blog, this is where I keep a record of all my projects, plus other stuff that goes on in my life :)  As an Island Batik Ambassador, I get to show you my monthly challenge projects that Island Batik and several other companies sponsor.  Twice a year the Ambassadors receive a shipment full of great fabric, and other products - this is the second shipment for 2021 and I was truly blown away by all the great items I received!


Two giant boxes arrived, just stuffed with quilting possibilities!  




Box one was full of beautiful fabric!  Two bundles of upcoming collections for August and November challenges along with coordinating basic and foundation 1/2 yard cuts, and a package containing everything needed to make a cool back-pack from a By Annie pattern for the September challenge. Plus a bundle of my favorite neutral - Rice! 



Box two contained a color builder box of thread from Aurifil to use in a challenge for October.  Two sets of Stashbuilder rolls - I just love these cute little rolls of 5 inch strips!  A Tucker Trimmer and Magic Wand from Studio 180 designs for the August Challenge.  Three queen size packages of batting (bleached cotton, fusible cotton blend, and Thermore) Tuscany cotton and wool blend in a lap size, plus a package of fusible strips - all from Hobbs batting.  Oh - and four yards each of black, white, and gray solid!  Having solids in batik is so awesome!

If you'd like to see my unboxing video, I am posting on my Facebook page - PamelaQuilts, and also a shorter one on my Instagram feed.



The only problem I have with all of the abundance of quilting goodness?  I need to make room to put it in my closet!  So I pulled some things off the shelf and am going to have a giveaway - I know you want to help me make some room, right?


I have stuffed a priority mail envelope to the brim with almost 3 lbs of fabric!  There's a large piece of black solid, some white and gray, lots of blue and green and a bit of this and that.  Plus a cute piece of twill that I know you can find a use for!  Some are half yard pieces, some are more, and some are scraps.  All going to a new home so I can have a bit more room in mine!




Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below - this giveaway is US only, shipping costs prohibit me from shipping outside the United States.  I promise, I'll come up with something for those of you who are left out soon!

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Wondering if you like to make small quilts like table runners and wall hanging, or larger quilts for beds?  I find that I go back and forth, this seems like the year for making larger quilts for me!  

32 comments:

tac73 said...

I like making small to lap size quilts mostly.

Lori Smanski said...

I prefer small, but i do make larger when needed

JANET said...

I make lap and larger for snuggling.

Gail said...

I enjoy larger quilts because I am more apt to use a lap quilt or a bed-size quilt. I do make table runners to use on my hutch and piano. Wall quilts are great but I don't have any hanging on my walls (yet). My goal is to have a quilt to top each bed in our cabin and at home as the kids leave and I set up a guest room.

Lee said...

I like bed sized quilts for the most part! Thank you !!

tpott said...

I like to make baby and lap quilts mostly. Occasionally I’ve made a few king and queen size quilts, that I’ve needed to have long arm quilted.

pattypoohdavis@gmail.com said...

I like bed size quilts but I do lap quilts also.

Kathy E. said...

Island Batik sure know how to spoil their ambassadors! What a great treasure you got in this box! I prefer smaller quilting projects, but do have some large ones in the UFO pile...just waiting for quilting.

Linda H. said...

I prefer to do wall-hanging to lap size quilts, but table toppers and runners are a close second. They make great gifts!

Patti said...

I prefer to do small projects from pot holders to table toppers or runners as they make wonderful gifts but have made lap or baby quilts.

Cecilia said...

I make big quilts mostly, but I like making smaller projects as well. Gorgeous fabrics!

Joyce Carter said...

Thank you for the chance to win your awesome giveaway.
I usually make queen size quilts, but I also love to make quilts for babies.

GranChris said...

I really like a lap to twin size. So much easier to handle. I am envious of all that beautiful Island Batik fabric. Enjoy it all.

JoyceLM said...

I make lap size quilts, not much more than 60", & baby quilts. Thanks.

Dale said...

I love making wall size quilts and even smaller. Lots of scrap quilts. So nice of you to have a give away! warner.dale@gmail.com

Nancy L said...

I have found that I like to make small quilts. They finish faster, are easier to store, and I get to try more new sewing experiences more often.

Farm Quilter said...

I like to make larger quilts so beds, usually queen sized or larger.

Susan said...

I like to make quilts of all sizes.

Shasta Matova said...

I make mostly small quilts - I can get them finished before I get bored, and it is easier to quilt small quilts on my domestic machine.

@lutzcats said...

I'm definitely a GO BIG quilter!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Most often I make an oversized lap quilt but my favorite size to make are baby size :) More fun to pack into such a small little bundle of fabric! And all those snuggles to put a baby into!

Janarama said...

My favorite size quilt to make is about 60" x 70".

Sewgirl said...

I like to make scrap quilts so they are all different sizes Lucky you with all that beautiful batik abundance. Thanks for sharing!

starfishalley said...

I like to make small quilts.. baby size is perfect for me.

Unknown said...

I like Island Batiks Visited there store in the Caribbeans It was amazing to see how they are made. Also visited another batik shop and the owner gave me a tour of her studio One of the staff was making fabric quite interesting. Of course I bought from both. Its in my stash to make something. Probably a quilt but I would like to send the owner of the batik studio something for all the time she spent with me.

Kay said...

This is so generous of you. I enjoy seeing the unboxing of the "new" batik treats.

tubakk said...

I'm always enjoying the new IB batiks. I love to sew big quilts with small fabric pieces, but you probably know that. And those blue and green fabrics will get a perfect home in my house. Thanks for the giveaway!

Nancy B. From Ohio said...

Although I make a lot of large quilts, I really love to create small items to gift to friends, neighbors and family, especially for holiday decorating. I find gifting the small items does not create a "need to give you something" response...just oh's and ah's!

Lisa Marie said...

I most often make smallish quilts -- lap size and baby size are favorites. And table runners, love them!

Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com said...

I like to make bed sized quilts, and I have some queen sized quilts in the works. But when they are finished, I am going to concentrate on baby quilts for future great-grandchildren. Usually I don't like to go bigger than a twin sized quilt, because I can still quilt them on my sewing machine. These queen sized quilts will be sent out to be quilted.

Unknown said...

Both! Often while I am working on a big quilt (or two) I will make a small, wall-sized quilt that expresses something I am thinking about or allows me to follow a passion while still moving toward completion on a big project with some kind of deadline.

Mary O. said...

Bed sizes and smaller sizes.