Wednesday, February 6, 2019

House Warming Present {IB Amabassador Goodies 2019}

As you may know, my husband and I recently bought a house and have spent the majority of January packing, moving, sorting, and unpacking. However, you might appreciate that the first package that arrived at the house wasn't anything for the house -- it was my first Island Batik Ambassador box for 2019!
Because we had so much to do, it sat in the living room for about 5 days before I had the time and space to open up the box!

Here are all of the fabric goodies I received:


From approximately left to right:
-half yard cuts of basics and blenders
-a five yard cut of neutral Sprinkles
-a strip pack of Flea Market and two 2 yard cuts of coordinates (which I will be using in my Daisy Chain quilt!)
-two stash builder roll bundles
-three 1 yard cuts of neutral solids
-a 2 yard cut of rayon and a rayon scarf
-five little spools of Aurifil
-surprise fabrics that I will use for my blog hop project in August (and it's beautiful!)

Hobbs batting also showered us with gifts:


-a black queen size 80/20 batting (I've never used a black batting before!)
-a crib size cotton batting
-a silk blend Tuscany collection throw batting
-a queen size cotton batting with scrim
-a queen size bleached 80/20 batting
-a Thermore batting for quilted clothing

There's also something special peaking out in the first picture. Can you tell what it is?

This year, Island Batik is also partnering with Accuquilt, who has provided me with an Accuquilt Go! cutter and dies to use! (I'm already in love with this machine!)


Now it's time for me to share the wealth! One lucky winner will win 10 - 5" strips from my collection of Stash Builder rolls in the colors of their choosing! That's equivalent to over 1.5 yards of fabric.

Comments for entries, up to three comments per person:
1. Leave a comment telling me about your favorite batik project that you've made. If you've never worked with batiks, tell me why not!
2. If you follow my blog or Honey, Bunny, and Doll Designs in some form or fashion (FB, Bloglovin, IG, etc.) leave a comment and tell me how you follow.
3. If you follow any of the other Island Batik Ambassadors in some form or fashion, leave me a comment and tell me who you follow.

Update 2/19/19 -- I have closed the giveaway and the winner is Lee!


Here is the line-up of Ambassadors for 2019, I'm SO EXCITED about some of the new ladies and gentlemen joining us this year!


Carolina Asmussen ~ Carolina Asmussen
Gene Black ~ Gene Black
Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts
Connie K Campbell ~ Freemotion by the River
Anja Clyke ~ Anja Quilts
Tina Dillard ~ Quilting Affection Designs
Becca Fenstermaker ~ Pretty Piney
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter
Barbara Gaddy ~ Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Dione Gardner-Stephen ~ Clever Chameleon
Sarah Goer ~ Sarah Goer Quilts
Vasudha Govindan ~ Storied Quilts
Lori Haase ~ Dakota City Quilter II
Joanne Hart ~ Unicornharts
Mania (Magdalini) Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for Quilts
Carla Henton ~ Creatin' in the Sticks
Stephanie Jacobson ~ Steph Jacobson Designs
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
Joan Kawano ~ Moosestash Quilting
Kim Lapacek ~ Persimon Dreams
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Leanne Parsons ~ Devoted Quilter
Bea Lee ~ BeaQuilter
Toby Lischko ~ Gateway Quilts & Stuff
Bill Locke ~ Studio Bill Locke
Denise Looney ~ For the Love of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Sally Manke ~ Sally Manke
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack's Blog
Kathleen McCormick ~ Kathleen McMusing
Carol Moellers ~ Carol Moellers Designs
Karen Neary ~ Sew Karen-ly Created
Lisa Nielsen ~ Lisa Lisa and the Quilt Jam
Jackie O’Brien ~ If These Threads Could Talk
Laura Piland ~ Slice of Pi Quilts
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde
Vicki Schlimmer ~ Vicki's Crafts and Quilting
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Sherry Shish ~ Powered by Quilting
Anita Skjellanger ~ Quilt in a not-Shell
Laticia "Tish" Stemple ~ Tish's Adventures in Wonderland
Jennifer Strauser ~ Dizzy QuilterJennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Terri Vanden Bosch ~ Lizard Creek Quilts
Alison Vermilya ~ Little Bunny Quilts
Sandra Walker ~ mmm! quilts
Suzy Webster ~ Adventurous Applique and Quilting
(Debora) Anne Wiens ~ Seams like a Plan
Geraldine Wilkins ~ Living Water Quilter
Janet Yamamoto ~  Whispers of Yore

85 comments:

  1. Congrats on your new home and what a house warming gift indeed!!

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  2. I've done one batik project...a quilt for my sister-in-law, rail fence pinwheels from Jordan Fabrics. It was beautiful.

    I don't do a lot of batik. My local quilt store doesn't keep a lot of them When I've been to other shops, I'll pick up some fq and hoard them until I get enough for a new project.

    You are the only one I follow from this list. I should check some of them out.

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  3. I made a rail fence lap quilt with a strip of batiks. The colors in batiks are wonderful.

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  4. What a treasure box! That will go a long way toward making a new house feel like a home.

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

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  6. I also follow Jennifer Fulton, Leanne Parsons and Laura Piland.

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  7. I follow many of the IB Ambassadors--the blog hops have been great for introducing me to new people to follow. I'll give a shout-out to Connie at Freemotion by the River as one I've been following for a long time. She's anticipating a move, too.

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  8. I made a quilt on a quilt cruise from batiks that is gorgeous. Also like to use batiks for totes and purses.

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  9. That is a lot of treats!! WOW!
    I follow you through email, and also Connie and Bea.
    My favourite batik quilts have been the dye cut kits from John Flynn... perfectly pieced!
    I even like the way batiks smell when pressing :)

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  10. I follow on Bloglovin and facebook

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  11. I follow Connie Kreskin on Bloglovin

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  12. I love using batiks. My favorite projects were some McKenna Ryan applique quilts.

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  13. I follow Mary Mack’s Blog among others.

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  14. What a fun box! My favorite project is a whole cloth lap "quilt" I made my husband when we were dating. I learned how to blind stitch the binding for the first time and when I gave it to him I said, "Look! You can't see the stitches!" We still laugh about that.

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  15. I love batiks so much! I made two batik quilt tops...still waiting for my brave self to show up and quilt them! I also made a table runner for my sister with batiks.

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  16. I also follow Living Water Quilter, mmm! quilts and Slice of Pi Quilts...on Bloglovin.

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  17. I love batiks. But I haven't yet made any projects with them yet. I do have a stash of them, but the reason I haven't used them yet is that they are just way too pretty and I guess I'm just waiting for the perfect project to use them in. I know, I know, that's lame.

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  18. The list of Island Batik Ambassadors that I follow is long as I follow several of them. Dione Gardner-Stephen,Connie K Campbell, Becca Fenstermaker,Carla Henton ...

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  19. Congrats on your new home! I have made a lap quilt w/ batiks for my daughter - she also loves them!

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  20. I follow your blog w/ bloglovn

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  21. I also follow Free Motion by the River and Moosetash quilting!

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  22. Great housewarming gift! I usually give a bottle of wine and a package of toilet paper (a luxury and a necessity...). My favorite batik quilt of all time was the Java House Quilts dolphin pattern. I made it for my daughter to take to college. She still has it and loves it!

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  23. And I also follow Sandra Walker , Jennifer Stauser, and Tish Stemple via Bloglovin.

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  24. My daughter Susan and I went on a cruise to the Caribbean where I bought some batik. I made a quilt using that fabric and called it "Cruising with Susan."

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  25. I made two Batik table runners for my friends who retired a couple of years ago and they were so gorgeous that I really wanted to keep them! I do know that th runners are cherished and treasured by my friends.

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  26. I do follow your blog and get your emails.

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  27. It might be easier to list which ambassadors I never discovered to follow! Here are a few that I do: Gene Black, Connie Campbell, Mary McAuliffe, Kathleen McCormick, Michelle Roberts, Anita Skjellanger, and Sandra Walker.

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  28. I made a Hidden Wells quilt for my SIL out of batiks as a memory of a trip the family took to Hawaii. Love the quilt!!

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  29. The other Ambassadors I follow the blogs of are: Connie K Campbell ~ Freemotion by the River, Becca Fenstermaker ~ Pretty Piney, Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter, Dione Gardner-Stephen ~ Clever Chameleon, Vasudha Govindan ~ Storied Quilts, Carla Henton ~ Creatin' in the Sticks, Joan Kawano ~ Moosestash Quilting, Kim Lapacek ~ Persimon Dreams, Bea Lee ~ BeaQuilter, Denise Looney ~ For the Love of Geese, and Laura Piland ~ Slice of Pi Quilts...at least I think those all the blogs I follow!!

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  30. The first quilt I made with batiks was a Turning Twenty quilt for my oldest daughter. I love the saturated colors of batiks.

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  31. My fav batik project - so far! - was a stained glass style landscape wall hanging. Want to do more! basaran.family (at) rogers (dot) com

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  32. I follow you by email. basaran.family (at) rogers (dot) com

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  33. I also follow by email Freemotion by the River and mmm! Quilts.
    basaran.family (at) rogers (dot) com

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  34. The other ambassadors I follow are Pamela Quilts, Bejeweled Quilts by Barb, Sarah Goer Quilts, Creatin in the sticks, Kauffman Designs, Free-motion by the river, Moosestash Quilting, Bea Quilter, Mary Mack, and Creative Blonde.

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  35. It's so much fun to see what you ambassadors receive. I've made a quilt top of batik, it still needs finishing.

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  36. I follow Pamela Quilts and some others.

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  37. My favorite batik project I made is a small quilt representing Peace, Love and Rock 'n Roll. It's shown in my icon pic.

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  38. I follow several of the Island Batik Ambassadors. Here are just a few: Gene Black, Carla Henton, Joan Kawano, Kathleen McCormick, Laura Piland, and Pamela Quilts.

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  39. I made a Bento Box quilt in batiks for myself (finally), some table toppers too.

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  40. I also follow Connie at Freemotion by the River, Mary Ellen at Mary Mac's blog, and Sandra Walker at mmm! Quilts.

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  41. I made a batik sampler that I named Batik Overload. It won first place at our local guild show.

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  42. I also follow Moosestash Quilting and Studio Bill Locke as well as you.

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  43. I'm making a batik table topper now with some blocks from the pattern Chicken Buffet. It's a fun applique project for my kitchen.

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  44. I follow you with bloglovin. Congratulations on your new home!

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  45. I try to follow all of the Island Batik ambassadors to be inspired by all of the great projects. I may be missing some of the newest ones.

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  46. I made a batik quilt for my sofa that I really like.

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  47. I follow Pamela Quilts, Jennifer Fulton, Kathleen McCormick, Laura Piland and probably more; there are many familiar names on the list.

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  48. I have used bits & pieces of batiks in quilts. I absolutely LOVED adding them to a Seahawks chairty quilt and they give wonderful dimension to my 3 1/2" log cabin blocks!

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  49. I follow @prettypiney, moosestash quilting and a couple others!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  50. I love using batiks in applique quilts, less fray! Thanks for the giveaway
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  51. I love Batiks. I have a Hunters Star at the Longarm Quilter's right now.

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  52. I follow on Bloglovin. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  53. I think I have most of the group in Bloglovin but I might have missed a few. I will check. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  54. I haven't made anything yet, planning on a Queen size quilt. Gathering enough batiks to make one.24Tangent@gmail.com

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  55. Following you for a few years with bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  56. Trying to follow all the ambassodores to see what they make with the new collections. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  57. I've been buying batiks, but the only ones I've used so far have been for another quilter in a block exchange. I want to do some applique with them because of the variation in colors.

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  58. Congratulations on your new house! I know moving in a lot of work, but what fun too! My favorite batik project is a purse that I use everyday.

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  59. I follow you via Bloglovin. Thanks for all the inspiration that you provide!

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  60. I follow Connie Campbell, Bee Lee, Sally Manke, Pamela Boatright, Kim Lapacek, and Maryellen Mcaullife

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  61. I've never made something with batik but I only started quilting in December so ALL things are pretty new to me.

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  62. My first batik project was inspired by My Guy who saw a pattern in one of the quilt shops made from batiks. Rather than telling me that's what he wanted for our bed, he kept asking me to look at the quilt and the pattern. Finally after the 4th time, I asked if wanted to pick out fabrics for it. That was 13 years ago, it's still on our bed.

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  63. I love all of the quilts I have make using batik fabrics so I really can't pick a favorite. I especially like a few of the quilts that I made when I took mystery quilt classes.

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  64. I follow you by email. I am really enjoying getting to see what all the Island Batik Ambassadors make with their fabric.

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  65. I follow Pamela Boatright, Connie K Campbell, Kathleen McCormick, Sandra Walker, and probably a couple of other Island Batik Ambassadors. It is so much fun to see what everyone is doing.

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  66. I follow Moose Stash and a few others.

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  67. I check your blog twice a week to see what you are up to.

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  68. I made a graduation quilt for my niece. It was a black and white sampler quilt with pops of a bright turquois batik. I loved it and so did she.

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