A BIG box was picked up from the post office!
Look at all the goodies inside! The package wrapped in aqua paper in the picture above contains a surprise bundle that I cannot show you until the collection is launched later this fall.
The weather has been unusually hot and humid the last few days in the area where I live, and the dark clouds forced me to take pictures outside. But this is approximately how far I got in the box opening yesterday before a heavy rain shower made me run for cover.
Today the weather was a little more cooperative, and I managed to get good pictures. Here are three yard cuts from the Check It Out line.
I got three bundles of precuts, two 10" stacks and one 2 1/2" strip set. This is the 10" square set of Ocean Odyssey, gorgeous colors and designs!
The second 10" stack is Paisley Dot Brights, which I also received in the first Ambassador box. This bundle is so bright and cheerful and I can never have enough of these fabrics, they can be used for so many projects!
The strip pack is called Vintage Morris, in beautiful fall colors. Coordinating yardage was provided with the strip pack, one light and one dark.
I was also provided with a great bundle of Batik Foundations, eight half yard cuts will blend in with most of the other fabrics.
In addition to the bright batiks I also received 5 (!) yards of a neutral batik called Milk Shake, and three one yard cuts of black, white and grey solids.
Island Batik has partnered up with Aurifil to provide threads for the Ambassador boxes. For this shipment we were given a cute tote containing a sample pack of all the different threads that Aurifil makes, the green samples, with weights ranging from the the thinnest threads to embroidery floss. I also received a spool of variegated thread in red/white/blue. In addition we were also given color charts and information pamphlets.
Aurifil USA celebrated their 10 years anniversary, but Aurifil in Italy has existed since 1983.
Another important industry partner is Hobbs Batting. They provide samples of their batting for the Ambassador boxes. This time I received a queen sized Cotton Batting and two lap sized battings, one 100% Wool and the other a Cotton Wool Blend.
I look forward to be playing with the batiks, threads and batting that was so generously given to me, creating beautiful projects!
Follow my blog and Island Batik adventure in 2018, and I promise there will be a lot of show and tell!
Thanks Island Batik!