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Island Batik Ambassador Unboxing – July 2021

In 2021 I was honored to have been chosen as one of Island Batik‘s 24 ambassadors. As part of the program we receive two shipments of goodies, one in January, and one in July. Along with these items, we receive monthly challenges where we use the items for various themes. I am excited to show you my latest Island Batik Ambassador unboxing. I am again overwhelmed at their generosity and that of all of the sponsors, and want to thank them for all of the items I received.

If you did not get a chance to watch my very first unboxing video, you can find it on my Youtube channel. In think I ran out of adjectives to describe all of the items and it is the same thing this time around. I didn’t count, but I think I used the word gorgeous about 30 times!

Disclosure: The products in this post were generously provided by Island Batik, Aurifil, Hobbs Batting, Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Designs and Patterns by Annie.

Watch My Island Batik Ambassador Unboxing Video Here

The Fabrics

The fabrics I received this time around are all lovely. One is a surprise though, so you will have to wait until the grand reveal in November 2021!


Along with the surprise bundle, I received some coordinating half yard cuts. From left to right they are:

  • Dark Grey – Solids Line
  • Cobalt – Solids Line
  • Cream – Foundations – Neutrals Line
  • Smoke – Foundations – Basics – Bodacious Blacks Line
  • Dot Sky – Foundations – Blenders Line
  • Marble Storm – Foundations – Blenders Line

I’m thinking that those coordinating fabrics they sent along with the surprise bundles might give a tiny hint and what colors might be hidden behind that wrapping paper (wink wink).

Proud Peacock

Next up is this glorious new line of fabrics called Proud Peacock designed by Kathy Engle. It will shipping to stores in September 2021. Wow is it gorgeous!

The coordinating fabrics from left to right include:

  • Cherio – Bermuda – Foundations – Blenders Line
  • Small Pointed Floral Turquoise – Foundations – Blenders Line
  • Grape – Foundations – Basics Playful Purples Line
  • Blueberry – Foundations – Basics Brilliant Blues LIne
  • Green – Solids Line
  • Lime Green – Solids Line

From the photo on the far right:

  • Large Netting Ivy – Foundations Blenders Line
  • Celery – Foundations – Blenders – Glorious Greens

Yes…There are More Fabrics!

There were also some much appreciated neutral fabrics in my box.

  • Black – Solids Line
  • White – Solids Line
  • Grey – Solids Line
  • Sprinkles – Foundations – Neutrals Line

These stash buster packs will come in super handy! I got a pack of grey/neutrals and green. The green package has some other colors in it too.

Thank you Island Batik!

From The Sponsors

Hobbs Batting

Hobbs Batting sent us five different products to work with. Wow! Thank you to Hobbs Batting!

Clockwise from top left they are:

  • Fusible Batting Strips
  • Heirloom 80/20 Bleached Cotton Batting
  • Heirloom Fusible Cotton Batting
  • Tuscany Collection Cotton Wool Blend
  • Thermore Ultra Thin

Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Designs

I can’t wait to try out this Corner Beam ruler. Not only does it make the block shown in six different sizes, but there are other blocks you can make with the trimmings. Thank you Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design.

Patterns by Annie

In September the ambassadors will be making a bag with a pattern from Patterns by Annie. I can’t wait to get started although I’ve got to be honest, I’ve only ever made a tote bag. This will definitely be a challenge, but one that I am really looking forward to.

The fabrics I chose to make my bag in are from the the Peacock Plumes collection designed by Kathy Engle for Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis. The lining (the darker purple) is Blackberry from the Island Batik Foundations Basics line.


Aurifil generously donated packages of their 2021 Color Builders. I was lucky enough to receive the Blue-Throated Macaw and I am looking forward to creating something special with this thread.

Here is a little bit more about the 2021 Color Builders from the Aurifil website:

The 2021 Aurifil Color Builders were created in part to herald and highlight the very first thread weight produced by Aurifil: 40wt. They are a capsule of 12 mini-collections dedicated to an incredibly worthy cause that falls in line with our goal to increase Aurifil’s sustainability and positive environmental impact — Endangered Species. Each collection contains three large spools of our supple and strong 40wt thread — a warm, a medium, and a dark.

We’ve drawn our color inspiration from 12 magnificent animals, currently in dire need of attention, advocacy, and compassion. We are dedicated to highlighting their stories, helping to educate on their struggles, and working to create valuable change via awareness and fundraising. To help achieve these goals, we are collaborating with Earth League International and are looking forward to a strong and effective partnership.


Finishing Up My Island Batik Ambassador Unboxing

So there you have it…there is everything that was in my boxes. I have a hunch my sewing machine will be getting a workout for the next six months!

I would like to thank Island Batik, Hobbs Batting, Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design, Patterns by Annie and Aurifil for their generosity. I am looking forward to working with all of these products.

The Other Ambassadors

Make sure to visit all of the other ambassador websites to see what goodies they got. We all got different things you’ll definitely want to check them out.

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