Monday, February 4, 2019

THE REST OF THE STORY - "THE BOX" (be warned, photo intensive)


I am giddy just writing this post.

Image may contain: text

Oh yes, they decided to keep me for another year!

The box is my first box of the year of Island Batik Goodies.

As an ambassador, we get two boxes of Island Batik fabric, Hobbs Batting, Aurifil threads.

We are asked to do a certain challenge each month with what has been sent and post about it.

Love the surprise packages, which will be revealed in July and trust me when I tell you that Island Batik knows me all so well when they sent me these fabrics.

Will you look at all of this?

Flea Market...oh my gosh....yummy!!

Stash builders - 5" wide the length of the fabric strips.

I have already open these puppies up and started using them.

                                      Island Batik Rayon and scarf.

                                            The scarf has been worn!!  Can I say that I love it!

The yellowish on the right - GONE ...all used up

Yes, already!!

Black, White, and Gray Bundles (3 yards each)...
Neutral yardages (5 yards)

Can I say double yummy?

Oh my stinking gosh.....  look at all of the Hobbs batting!!

Can I say triple yummy???

                                 Then this foundation bundle....have I told you that I looooove
                                         LIME GREEN and PURPLE together???

             I am making a long story longer here.  The day before I got the BOX,  

I am minding my own business, walking out the door and low and behold this is at my door!!

Can I say double excited?  I had the eyes of an owl when I saw this box.

Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System
                                                        This is what was in the box.

                                I was so excited about the QUBE that I immediately started playing.

To be honest, I was not familiar with the QUBE and was not that interested until I got one.
All I can say is that it makes it so much easier to piece.  I don't consider myself to be that great of a piecer but this QUBE has made it simple and easy.

So, I kept playing

                                                                   and playing

                                                                    I played in my sleep

                                                   I played all day!!

                                                    and  played all night

until I came up with this

I can think of nothing better than Island Batik Fabric,

Hobbs Batting a left over piece from a previous project)
We do not waste anything....


A big thank you to Island Batik, Hobbs batting, Accuquilt, and Aurifil Threads!!!


Judy D in WA said...

OhMyGoodness! I couldn't stop smiling as I read this! How fun for you. Your sampler is amazing and your box contents are the bombdiggidy! I can't wait to see what you create!

Gene Black said...

Your stash is as lovely as mine! Thanks for encouraging me to become an Ambassador.

Carol Andrews said...

Love the collection of goodies! Congratulations on being an Island Batik Ambassador! It’s incredible Accuquilt has joined in. I love my Accuquilt cutter. Had ir for a couple of years and it’s addicting to play with!
Carol Andrews

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Wow!! Congratulations!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I am a huge fan of Hobbs and Aurifil too!! Looks like you are already having a great deal of fun with your new goodies!

Annie said...

What a fun couple of days you’ve had...with the promise of many more. Quilter’s that say they don’t like Batiks couldn’t possibly know what they are talking about! I love them too.

Quilting Tangent said...

Looking forward to seeing what else you dream up!

White Rose said...

OMG Barb excitment plus,i fully understand now why you were so happy,lol,enjoy playing with your beautiful goodies,oh happy days my friend xx

Jen Strauser said...

Wow! Beautiful fabric, and you already made a quilt! You are fantastic.

Denise said...

Grins, such a great post. Your blocks remind me of the snow we had a couple weeks ago. It kept snowing, and snowing, and snowing. They look fabulous. I’m crushing on the green and purple fabric.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Awesome goodies! You and Gene (and all of the other Ambassadors) are going to have SO much FUN playing - I really look forward to seeing what you create - ;))

Jocelyn said...

Wow they sure are spoiling the Ambassadors. So much more then when I was an Ambassador. But you do a lot of designing for them. So good luck and enjoy your bounty.

Jacqueline said...

Great goodies! Christmas, birthday,Valentines all at once.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful fabrics and you are going to have so much fun with your new AccuQuilt cutter!

JJ said...

All I have to say is AWESOME!!!!!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Wow! Looks like you won the lottery! :)

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

How pretty. Enjoy being an ambassador again. You do such a great job at inspiring others.

Kathleen said...

You overachievers get me every time - a quilt already???/. You are luck to be playing in the new box. I’m delayed a week or two while I work on other projects, then quilt con. Its gonna be anothr great year.

Carol said...

What an amazing amount of goodies you received from Island Batik!! Fun, fun, fun! Looking forward to seeing all of your creations.

Denice Barker said...

Your husband is going to have to paste a picture of you on the refrigerator just to remind himself what you look like - you'll not see the light of day for a long time with this wonder of goodies!

Karen said...

Barbara, I can't believe you made a quilt already!!! Two big boxes of fun, for sure!

Calicojoan said...

Oh my have become a quilting maniac! LOL!! What fun to see all the fun blocks you have done. Looking forward to another fun filled year with you. I'm drooling just a little bit here over those lime green and purple fabrics! hahahahaha

beaquilter said...

Sounding like Dr Seuss, playing with fabrics from a box, playing with a fox, playing here and there? playing anywhere!!

Sheila said...

Wow , double wow and the best part is we get to watch you create beautiful projects with all this yummy fabric. Love your sampler too 💖