Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Island Batik Ambassador Box #2

What's the best Happy Mail around?  An Ambassador Box from Island Batik filled with amazing fabrics, plus sewing supplies from industry partners Aurifil, Hobbs, and Accuquilt!

This is my second Island Batik Ambassador box and though I didn't think it possible, it was more amazing than the first!  This huge box contains twenty-three pounds of amazingness!  Yes, twenty-three pounds!!!  I did an Unboxing Video (my first video) but it's too big to upload here.  Hop on over to The Darling Dogwood's facebook page to view the video, and maybe like and follow while you are there!

If you don't want to go to Facebook, never fear, I have some photos for you!  Here's the entire contents of the box:

The industry partners are Auriful, Hobbs, and Accuquilt.  Here are the wonderful goodies that came from them:

There are 4 spools of 50 weight Aurifil thread, 3 different batts from Hobbs: wool, cotton, and a wool/cotton blend, and the Spiderweb Block on Board die from Accuquilt. 

Now for a more detailed look at the fabric:

In the upper left corner, there is a strip back of Islander, a collection with brilliant blues, aquas, greens, yellows, and oranges.  I also have 2 yards each of dark yardage (green seaweed) and light yardage (yellow bubbles) from the collection.  The stack immediately to the right contains 8 1/2 yardcuts of fabrics from Island Batik's basics and blenders collections, chosen to coordinate with Islander.

The collection in the back right is Sunny Side up.  It's a bright and beautiful collection of blues and yellows.  I've got a stack of 10" squares, 2 yards each light (yellow with blue leaves) and dark (blue cheerios) from that collection as well as 8 1/2 yard cuts of coordinating basics and blenders, in this case blues and yellows.

And the collection in the lower left is Petal Pushers.  Such awesome colors!  Purple, magenta, aqua, lime green, bright green, pretty!!  This is a fat quarter bundle!  I'm so excited to play with these!!

There are also 4 yards each of different backgrounds: yolk, a yummy pale yellow swirl, and the Island Batik solids in white, gray, and black.  If you were counting, that's 47 yards of fabric!

I feel so, so lucky to be an Ambassador!  I have always loved batiks and playing with these beautiful fabrics makes me so happy!  I already have a completed top made with the Islander fabrics, you'll see it as my August challenge.  I can't wait to play with the rest of these pretties!  Thank you, Island Batik, Aurifil, Hobbs, and Accuquilt!


  1. Fun to see all the fabrics laid out - so gorgeous!

  2. Great photo shoot of all the fabrics. Gonna try to do one a little later today! The spider web die should be fun.

  3. I love seeing the IB Ambassador box unveilings and it's nice to see that they're different. The spider web die should be fun and one I don't have. I see lots of different fabrics being used for that die. You are doing very well with each month's challenges, I especially love your art quilt and wasn't able to comment then when I read it. Sorry for the delayed comments but hope you know I'm cheering you on when I read them.

  4. Oh lots of pretties to play with the rest of the year. Looking forward to seeing what pretties you create from all those.