Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Don't Call It A Comeback {Island Batik Year Two + Giveaway}

Yesterday, the Island Batik Ambassadors for 2018 were notified and I am excited to share that I am participating again in 2018!


This post reviews all of my 2017 finishes, including my Island Batik Ambassador projects. Here's a collage of some of my favorites!


While I won't start plotting about my plans for 2018's projects until I get my Ambassador box in February, don't forget that starting next week is the semi-annual Island Batik blog hop featuring us Ambassadors -- this hop has a Four Seasons theme! My quilt is scheduled for next week and is a winter themed fabric line. I can't wait to show it to you and start finalizing the pattern, which I think you will love!


Until then, I wanted to do a little Thank You giveaway for all of my wonderful friends and followers to kick off the new year! Despite making a project and doing a giveaway just about every month, I don't feel like I've made a dent in what they sent me! As a reminder, here are pictures of what I received in my two Ambassador boxes:



I'll send the winner a flat rate envelope stuffed with fabric! Giveaway will close on Sunday, January 7th and I'll update this post with the winner!

Two entries maximum per person:
1. Tell me your favorite color(s) -or- tell me which of my Island Batik projects were your favorite this year.
2. Followers of any kind (blog, Instagram, HBD on Facebook, etc.) get a second entry, just tell me how you follow.

Update: the giveaway is now closed and the winner is Susan!



Have a wonderful Wednesday! After work I'll be locking myself back in my sewing room to finish up a baby quilt!

121 comments:

  1. Blues are my favorite, the lighter and brighter the better

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  2. I love purples ... but quilt with mostly greens and blues. Oh well. I love the Starburst Mini project.

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  3. I also follow your blog: via Feedly =) . Happy New Year!

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  4. Congratulations on becoming an Island Batik Ambassador! I know you will do them proud! They have really sent you a generous collection to get you inspired! My favorite color is purple, but I sew often with lime green and gray fabrics. Have fun!

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  5. I am a Bloglovin and IG follower of yours, Alison!

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  6. Purple, your penguins are cute. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  7. Love batiks! Follow on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  8. i love all shades of blue from navy to baby. thanks for the chance to win.

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  9. I love any blues the best, green second best. All the island batiks are beautiful. Your projects are really cool. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  10. I'm a follower by email. Have a wonderful day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  11. I follow your blog on Bloglovein

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  12. your marigold mini quilt catches my eye every time I see it - a fun pattern. As far as colors, I am leaning towards the bright batiks - maybe that is why I like this project - ha!

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  13. I am a follower via bloglovin

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  14. I love bright cheery colors with purple being my fave! Of course, tomorrow I could have a new favorite color. ;)

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  15. I follow on bloglovin. meln353@yahoo.com

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  16. I love brights! This is a fantastic gift, thank you for offering it, and congratulations on being an ambassador again :) meln353@yahoo.com

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  17. My favorite color is blue. I follow your blog by email

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  18. My favorite color is batik, but if I had to pick one it would be yellow, which goes great with anything! Love that Marigold mini and the pocket hanger. Can't wait to see what you give us this year.

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  19. I follow your fun blog by email.

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  20. So many great projects! My favorites are the Blooming table runner and Bonsai Shadow Box quilt.

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  21. My favorite color is red but lately teal/turquoiseish colors have been catching my eye! I really love that big scrappy friendship star quilt!

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  22. I follow you via e-mail and have really enjoyed reading about your creations. :)

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  23. Congratualtions on your Ambassadorship. i like your Penguin Paradise table runner project...too cute. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  24. I follow on BlogLovin. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  25. I follow your wonderful blog via bloglovin

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  26. After life-long favoring blue, I've switched to orange, but not together!

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  27. Purple and blue are my favorite colors and I am getting blog updates by email. I only recently found your blog and I am really enjoying going back and looking at older posts, too.

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  28. What is this HBD? I already follow by blog, FB, and IG. Happy New year. Ready for snow?!

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  29. My favorite color is green. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  30. My favorite color right now is ORANGE

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  31. I follow you through my Feedly blog reader!

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  32. Congratulations Alison! I know we will have another fun-filled year with our Island Batik fabrics!

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  33. I love blue and green together.

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  34. I love purple and green, or red. LOL Thanks for the draw. raydeer@memlane.com

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  35. I follow by newsletter and Facebook. Thank you for the draw. raydeer@memlane.com

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  36. How sweet of you to offer another giveaway, Alison! My favorite colors are blues and greens :)

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  37. I follow via email feed. Thanks!

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  38. The Bonsai Shadowbox and the Splendor baby quilt were my favorites in 2017. So much fabric so little time. At least they send you plenty to choose from.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  39. I follow you one Bloglovin and IG.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  40. Congratulations on being selected again... what a great honor! Blues tend to be my favorite colors, but I like most any bright colors. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

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  41. I love any kind of purple or lavender.
    I follow you via email.

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  42. Favorite color is purple or fabrics that combine purple, blue and green. Congrats on being an Island Batik ambassador for 2018. Looking forward to your projects.
    Pat

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  43. I follow the blog by email.
    Pat

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  44. My favorite color is purple of any shade from red-purple to blue-purple. :)

    I do follow your blog (via the Leaf reader) and your IG feed.

    :) Linda

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  45. I love the quilt with the teapots-tea is my favorite!My favorite colors are purple and aqua/turquoise. Thank you for the giveaway and congratulations on being Ambassador again! 😁 vickise at gmail dot com

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  46. Hiya Alison!!! You know I love your little penguins and all your creations. I love pinks and purples, and oranges and yellows. I look forward to seeing your new ideas this year. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  47. Hiya Alison!!! I follow you by email. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  48. I am a follower of your blog and on Instagram (@vickiseals)or is that #? Is # Twitter? I can never remember. Lol. Thanks again. vickise at gmail dot com

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  49. My favorite is blue, especially aqua or turquoise shades. Love, love, love batiks!

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  50. I follow your blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

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  51. Because of the bright, happy colors, your MBTY Rainbow Sampler is my favorite of the projects you made last year.

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  52. I just love blue in all its shades. Congratulations on being chosen as ambassador

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  53. The Bonsai Shadow Boxes Quilt was beautiful!

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  54. Green is my favorite color, but I'm trying to use red more.

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  55. I have been following your blog with bloglovin.

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  56. Congratulations!! I am a blue and green lover!

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  57. I am a follower with bloglovn

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  58. My favorite color is red but when it comes to batiks, I love the blues and greens the most.

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  59. I love blues....but I also love all bright jewel tones too!

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  60. I love blues, and I have to say my favorite project is the star quilt. The penguins are a close second in the favorites race, though!

    Sandy A

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  61. I follow your blog through Bloglovin'.

    Sandy A

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  62. Shades of Blue, and greens are my very fave colors!! :) Thank you for chance tow in your Awesome Give-a-way!!

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  63. Am already a Follower thru Email, Bloglovin & Pinterest :)

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  64. Your Mystical Mermaid was my favorite of the Island Batik quilts this year. It's fun and perfect for the little princesses in your life.

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  65. And I follow you via Bloglovin.

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  66. Purple! But I'm also an IB Ambassador, so don't count me. Congrats! (I'm starting my 5th year!)

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  67. Congratulations on being an ambassador again! You certainly earned it with all of your beautiful creations this year. (And you also deserve to spend December eating cookies). My favorite color is purple and my favorite project of yours is the Spring Splendor baby quilt.

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  68. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks again for all the inspiration that you share!

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  69. I love quilting with blues and greens but honestly is there a bad color?

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  70. Congratulations on being an Ambassador! Awesome! Purple is my color of choice although lime green is a close second! Mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. I follow you on bloglovin! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I follow you on Blogger via Google.

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  73. My favorite color is teal - all shades and hues.

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  74. Blue is my favorite color, so anything that you make with that color, I love!!

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  75. I like teals and light blues.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  76. I follow you on Bloglovin.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  77. Blue and teals are my favorites! Thank you!
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  78. I follow you here!! Thank you!
    kcummings 71@gmail.com

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  79. Blue and green are my favorite colors.

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  80. I follow you on blog and Instagram.

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  81. That purple really stands out, but I love a combination of colors. I loved the teapot/tea kettle quilt.

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  82. I like reds and pinks.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  83. I follow you on Bloglovin'.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  84. Favorite color - aqua/turquoise -always! Thank you, Susan

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  85. I follow you on bloglovin! Thank you, Susan

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  86. I always enjoy your Island Batiks posts, and I'm planning to make a Faceted Friendship star quilt for a baby due this summer in our extended family.

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  87. I follow you via email: wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  88. My favorite colors are aqua/teals and corals. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  89. I follow you on instagram and bloglovin'. :)

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  90. I love using a variety of colors, but find I'm drawn to green and blue a lot.

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  91. Purple is one of my favorite colors and I love your mermaid quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  92. The mermaid quilt is my favorite. I just love the whimsy of it (plus Little Mermaid was the SITs favorite when she was still just a kiddo).

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  93. Right now my favorite color is blue because I'm working on a Blue and White Pineapple quilt for my daughter & future son-in-laws wedding quilt. I follow you on facebook and love your work!

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  94. Picking a favorite color is difficult ... I love lots of colors for different reasons. But right now I'm really into ochres and mossy greens.

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  95. I have always loved the color pink! I'm following you on Pinterst, can't wait to go back and look at your boards.

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  96. I love blues and purples and adore the Penguin quilt that you made!
    allisonpogany at gmail.com

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