Thursday, February 09, 2017

Happy Mail!

There is no better happy mail than getting an Ambassador box from Island Batik!  Every time I have opened one of these shipments I think that it is the best box ever, and I think they just keep getting better and better.  Here is my live video of my box opening:



I was pretty nervous about doing it - like most people I think my recorded voice sounds really weird and annoying, but I have decided to just get over myself and try to branch out a bit!  It was really fun, and I think I'll try to do more live videos on facebook!

I'm excited to sit down and look at the fun challenges we have been given for each month and start planning out how I want to use all these wonderful fabrics!  Because I have to make room for this bounty of new fabric, I sorted through the remaining fabric from the past two years (4 boxes!) and have put together some small bundles of goodies to give away.

From the first box, which I used to make this quilt I have some nice blues to give away-


From the second box,  Caribbean splash was the featured line, and I had a lovely selection of Sea Salt Sandy, from this line I have some Fat Quarters left over to share.

From the third box - this is when Island Batik started giving us a monthly challenge, as well as the opportunity to do a couple of blog hops for new books.  You can see how the creativity burst forth in my projects!  I actually used most of the fabrics, but do have a couple of those Stash Builder rolls that I can send out.


From the fourth box I had Dotalicious fabrics for my Blog hop project, Big Surf.  I also participated in The Road Home blog hop and made my quilt from bits and pieces from all my boxes!  I'll be sending out the remaining fabric from my kaleidoscope wall hanging in fall colors as a prize for this set of projects.

I wish I could offer to ship these items to all my readers, but unfortunately this giveaway will have to be to those of you living in the US due to the high cost of shipping.  Leave me a comment letting me know which of the projects you like best - I'll try to match your prize to your preference, but no guarantees!
I would like to thank the wonderful people at Island Batik for allowing me to be an Ambassador, as well as Auriful and Superior Threads for the wonderful addition of thread to the current box of goodies!  They do not pay me other than with the products provided and these are things I definitely would enjoy using and would purchase on my own.  I am always open to trying new products, and am happy to share my honest thoughts with my readers!  We are so blessed to live in a time when we have so many options for fabric and tools and I love to show what I like to use and how it works for me.  

I hope your day is a happy one with lots of quiting!

51 comments:

Mary Harper said...

I just love the Caribbean Splash. These shade's take me to my "happy place".

Kristine said...

I like the blues and the Caribbean splash the most! But your points are perfect and make all the projects look amazing!

Tina Jeo said...

First box and third. so exciting! tljeo at yahoo dot com

Sewgirl said...

I am most fond of the blues and Caribbean splash myself. That is so generous of you to share from your overflow! I would be happy with any of the bundles though.

Quilting Tangent said...

Love all the batiks. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Dawn F said...

I like the blue batiks and the caribbean splash the most, but all are lovely!

tac73 said...

All the boxes were great. The fall colors in the fourth box might be my favorite. Love your projects.

Nancy said...

I am a blue gal and I really like the quilt you made with the blues and whites of Box 1.

teachpany said...

The blues, or Sea Salt Sandy. I love both collections and colors. Great projects, and I'm so excited we get to do this another year! But I'm still waiting for my box. Blizzards are not good for FedEx delivery.

Judi Duncan said...

all these patterns are above my skill level at the moment...but I'm working on it! Since I am not pattern specific can I just say I love them all?

anna brown said...

The frist box I love blues...ps there all grand.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

C Murphy said...

All of your projects are lovely, pretty tough to pick just one! Being new to quilting, I'd be thrilled with any of them! Thanks for the chance!
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MaryBeth Little said...

How could anyone choose only 1 box?? But the 3rd box is probably my favorite, though they are all wonderful!

starfishalley said...

I love the Caribbean Splash. It was fun to see all the wonderful projects. I loved the fish!

JANET said...

!,2,4,3, but any one of them will do!

Unknown said...

This is an impossible task, but for the sake of the give away I will say box #2. Thanks for a generous give away. By the way, the things you just received are awesome. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Rachell said...

I like them all ! I especially like the blues. If that was taken, I'd pick the stash builder rolls.
Thanks for sharing some Island Batik loveliness!
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cecilia said...

My favorites are the second and third boxes, but all of your projects were beautiful!Thank you for sharing.

OhioLori said...

What a fun Give-a-way!! Thank you for the chance to win a surprise!!! :) Looove Blues...and the stash builders sound fun! But really...would be thrilled with any of the choices! :D

D Esquivel said...

I am trying to build up my blue stash. It's strange, I have made a lot of blue clothes, but not so many blue quilts!
Anything that is shared is appreciated! I'm curious about Superior threads!

Pamela said...

I loved your Sea Salt Sandy project, and that's my favorite colorway. But I would be absolutely delighted with any of them! Thanks so much for the eye candy and for the awesome chance to win!

Janarama said...

Caribbean Splash and the blues are my favorites, but any of the bundles would be great. You're very kind to give us readers a chance to win these beautiful fabrics. Thank you!

susan galasso said...

I love seeing the projects the ambassadors create with this beautiful fabric. My favorite colors are blues and brights, but I'm always open to working outside my comfort zone! Thanks for sharing!

quilter said...

Such pretty fabrics, and you do a great job with them. I like the blue box best, thanks!

lalaluu said...

I'm all about those blues from the first box! (But I'm sure all of the fabrics are lovely!)

Lorie Bugaiski said...

They are all beautiful, but if I had to pick one it would be the 1st box with the all the pretty blue. Thanks for the giveaway.

jellybean said...

Love the blues so the Caribbean splash is that a fishy quilt I spy love it

Carol Johnston said...

Lovely batiks. What a great bunch of fabrics

Peg said...

I like the blues in the lst box best.

Havplenty said...

All of your projects are inspirational. I love batiks and love to see what others create from them. A gift of fabric is always welcome and it will get put to use in one of my projects for sure. Not just quilt projects but totes, home decor, wall hangings.

tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vicki H said...

I like all your projects and enjoy the hops. I would be happy with any of the prizes.

Bec said...

Caribbean Splash is my favorite, but if you that's just not possible, I won't be picky. :) Thanks for sharing your abundance of fabric with us. :)

SewDoUQuilt said...

They are all awesome. Fun video to watch from your perspective! jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

GranChris said...

I love the colors in all of the projects so I would be happy with any of them. So much fun in each of these items you sewed.

Rebecca said...

Just to win some new fabric is awesome in its self. I would be happy with any of your choices. Thanks for sharing them with others.

Barb Neiwert said...

All the projects were great! But I have very little Blue in my stash, so that's an area I 'need' to add to. (See how I just created a 'need'? I'm very clever that way, sometimes.)

cjmont said...

i am all about the blue, so Caribbean splash would be my pick.

allison pogany said...

I love, love, love that Blues quilt. It reminds me of one I have that my great-grandfather made! But really, all those fabrics are beautiful, especially that last box.
allisonpogany at gmail.com

Angie&Gary Short said...

What an awesome giveaway. I like the blues the best but I would be happy with anything sewing! Good luck everyone!

Lori said...

I love it all.

Janie said...

I would love the blues, or actually any fabrics would be great. Thank you for all of the inspiration.

Kathy E. said...

The second box of Sea Salt Sandy pieces would be my first pick! Any would be fun to play with!

Kelly Dee said...

It was fun to hear your voice, makes it seem like I know you even better :-) I loved all your projects but I can never say no to blue, however with batiks a rainbow is amazing!

Rachel said...

They're all so pretty, but I think the second box is my favorite. I really like the stars, and those cute little fish! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cloud 9 said...

They are all wonderful but especially the projects you made from the third box, followed by those from the 4th box. All are amazing!

Arf2-D2 said...

I'm going to say the Carribean splash is my favorite as well (just barely, the blue is a close contender!).

Lori said...

they are all lovely. but my favorite is the second box, the stars

Jessica Rice said...

Beautiful fabrics and projects!!

Allison CB said...

I love your projects!1 and I love #3 mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen Hootman said...

Beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

spacer said...

Carribean Splash is my favorite followed by the blues.