Friday, February 9, 2018


As most of you know, I am an Island Batik Ambassador.  Every six months they send their Ambassadors a box of goodies.  We are to create and share what we make on a monthly basis.

This is my fourth year as an ambassador, which is hard to believe.

I have enjoyed it so much.  Sometimes I get a little stressed with life happenings but Island Batik stretches me in ways I would not otherwise be.

Needless to say I have been ill but that did not stop me from answering the door with no make-up, bed head, and I won't tell you what I was wearing.  Our Fed Ex person is a woman so I didn't mind too much.

Ooopsss we have something peaking out.

Here is the surprise fabrics....ummm ummmm good.  Can't show you till the designated time.

Oh my gosh......

The yellow is a rayon scarf....and the blue is some rayon beautiful.

Can always use some neutral fabric (notice 3 yards...holy cow).

I love these  Paisley dot fabric, in fact, I am using this for our March theme.  Oh yessssssss....gotta love dots!

Here are some 5" strips, I have so enjoyed these in the past.

This is called Mountain Majesty, just look at those yummy fabrics.

Aurifil threads.  I have said and I have heard others comment that
Aurifil threads create less lint than most threads.  Gotta love
their brilliant colors.  Can I say that I am in Heaven.

This brochure from Aurifil is full of information about what needle to use with which threads and has a chart in the back telling you which threads to use for what purpose.  

I am not familiar with Hobbs batting but am excited to use it and will be
happy to tell you of my experience.
The catalog is full of batting samples, their standard line and Tuscany Collection, along with a chart on the back telling you what batting to use and how it will perform for the purpose you are using it for..  It is interesting to read about each different batting.

Now if this box doesn't make a gal feel better, I don't know what will.


The winners of the Put a little Love in your Quilt hop are as follows:
Hearts of Plenty topper goes to:

MoeWest said...
The 'you are here' block is darling! I like your pattern called Hearts of Plenty.
Spoken Heart Pattern goes to:
Sandi1100 said...
Very cute wall hanging. I love your Spoken Heart pattern and have enjoyed your Blog.
All you need is love goes to:
tac73 said...
Love all your heart projects! All You Need Is Love is favorite now. Thank you for sharing.
Tulips goes to:
West Michigan Quilter said...
Love your quilt. Sew sweet! Love all your patterns too!
Hearts and Flowers goes to:
Home Sewn By Us said...
Hi Barb,
Since the addition of our little great-nephew, I can certainly understand the pitter patter with your grandsons. Aren't they just the greatest?! And I get to have him in my life fairly often - so blessed. Your wall hanging is so darn cute! I love the arrow pointing to the heart. ~smile~ Roseanne

What a fun hop this was, just want to thank all of you for coming out and commenting and a big congrats to the winners.


Karen said...

What an awesome box of goodies! Will be watching to see what you make with all of this :)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

All I can say is WOW! :)

Gene Black said...

What a beautiful bunch of fabrics and threads. I have used Hobbs batting and it is good - I still prefer Warm 'n' Natural (or 'n' White) but I would certainly use it gladly if they sent it to me.
The rayon scarf and fabric are just lovely also.

Sandra Walker said...

It is just a little mind-blowing, isn't it all the loot they send us? My first year and I am still giddy! You will love Hobbs, and the Tuscany?? To die for; the Amish quilters use it, and love it, hand-quilting, in the LQS here in Sarasota, Alma Sue's. I've machine-quilted with it and it is incredible. :-)

tilliejane said...

Hi---ambassador???? How does one become one?????? Batiks, ymmmmm!!!!!!

QuiltShopGal said...

Drooling here. What a yummy box of beautiful fabric, threads and batting. I look forward to seeing what you create with it. I'm sure it will be beautiful.

QuiltShopGal said...

Oh what a fun box to get. Even though you had to answer the door looking less than human, but I bet it made you feel a million times better.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful fabrics and other goodies Barb, it will be a fun year creating Island Batik projects!

ShirleyC said...

Wow! I can feel your excitement! I'm sure you will work wonders with all of it.

Quilting Tangent said...

Enjoy your box of goodies.