Unboxing: another Christmas in July!

Island Batik’s July challenge was “Never Too Early” and I made a Christmas wreath. You can read about it HERE. And then the 2nd shipment of boxes arrived from Island Batik … truely like Christmas!!! OH … so much awesomeness!!!

I truly believe that the Island Batik Ambassadors are totally spoiled with all that we receive! From the fantastic fabric to all of the quilting supplies from industry partners! Oh yes, we are spoilt!

Here’s the video! This was filmed without me peaking into the boxes before they were opened!

Here’s an overview of what was in my boxes!

Aurifil Thread: 40 weight: Colour Builder: Pangolin. #2312 – Ermine, #6010 – Toast, #2360 – Chocolate

Pangolin is an endangered species. In October, I need to do a project using these 3 threads!

What is a Pangolin, you ask? Well, I had to look it up. The Pangolin a small animal, the size of a large cat or small dog. It is sometimes used for the meat, but mostly the scales are used in traditional Chinese medicine. There is a huge amount of illegal trafficking and the pangolin is considered Critically Endangered. Source.

From Deb Tucker’s Studio 180, I received the V Block ruler. I love this block and I’m sure that the ruler will make the blocks perfect!

I also received 2 Fat Quarter Bundles of Autumn Wings, an Island Batik collection designed by Kathy Engle. Along with 2 yards of coordinating Bubbles-Sahara (from the Blenders collection and 2 yards of Teal from the Basics collection. Autumn Wings should be available in the shops now and Bubbles-Sahara and Teal are available all the time. (Photo on the right). The Foundations collection (on the Left) coordinates with Autumn Wings and are available all the time!

These fabrics are for a blog hop in August and I can’t wait to work with them. They are SEW gorgeous!

A Surprise package! How fun!!! And more Foundation fabrics that will coordinate with the fabric inside the surprise! Looks like there might be some greens and purples in the Surprise! We’ll have to wait and see!

4 yards each of black, white and grey solids. These are AWESOME. Wonderful solids and I use them a LOT!!!

6 yards of RICE!!! I LOVE Rice! (the fabric, not the food!) It’s got hints of blue … AWESOME!!!

Stash Builder bundles. There are 5 roles in each package and each roll contains 4 fabrics that are 5″ wide by width of fabric! They are such fun bundles to play with!!

Hobbs Batting sends us a LOT of batting. They are SEW generous! And I love their batting. All of it!

  • 80/20 Bleached, Cotton Batting, Queen Size
  • Heirloom Fusible: Cotton Batting, Queen Size
  • Tuscany Collection: Cotton Wool Blend
  • Thermore: Thin polyester batting, Queen Size
  • Fusible Batting Strips

ByAnnie is another industry partner and they provide EVERYTHING that we need to make one of their bags. There’s zippers, mesh, hardware, byAnnie Soft and Stable and MORE!!! This year, I choose the Round Trip Duffle. And, as the label says, this is for September!


Aurifil Thread

Deb Tucker’s Studio 180

Island Batik

Hobbs Batting


One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Visit the other Island Batik Ambassadors to see their videos


Best @ Best Quilter
Pamela Boatright @ Pamela Quilts
Jennifer Fulton @ Inquiring Quilter (that’s me!)


Preeti Harris @ Sew Preeti Quilts
Jane Hauprich @ Stitch by Stitch Custom Quilting
Emily Leachman @ Darling Dogwood


Denise Looney @ For the Love of Geese
Leah Malasky @ Quilted Delights
Sally Manke @ Sally Manke Fiber Artist


Maryellen McAuliffe @ Mary Mack Made Mine
Claudia Porter @ Create with Claudia
Gail Renna @ Quilt Haven Threads


Brianna Roberts @ Sew Cute and Quirky
Andi Stanfield @ True Blue Quilts
Jennifer Thomas @ Curlicue Creations


Jennifer Eubank @ Archipelago Quilting
Suzy Webster @ Webster Quilt
Janet Yamamoto @ Whispers of Yore


Elizabeth DeCroos @ Epida Studio
Connie Kauffman @ Kauffman Designs
Gail Sheppard @ Quilting Gail


Joanne Hart @ Unicorn Harts
Mania Hatziioannidi @ Mania for Quilts
Michelle Roberts @ Creative Blonde

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 

8 thoughts on “Unboxing: another Christmas in July!

  1. Great video! Excited to see what you make. I hadn’t heard of the Pangolin before I looked at the animals that Aurifil is highlighting for awareness.

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  2. There’s a LOT of fun in that box. I’m sure you’ll have some beautiful creations with the goods inside. I’ve never heard of a pangolin either. Interesting looking fella!

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