Friday, January 21, 2022

Island Batik 2022 - Unboxing 1

I am thrilled that Island Batik selected me as one of their 25 ambassadors in 2022.  This is my second year and I knew what to expect (sort of) when the first shipment of fabric and supplies arrived at my doorstep.  And yet when I opened the two boxes, I was giddy with delight. 

Setup for the Unboxing Video

Here is the Unboxing Video

Clearly, I am showing the gorgeous fabrics while failing to contain my delight.  Here are the supplies.

A generous box of batting from Hobbs.

Fusible Batting Strips for Totes/Baskets etc.

Queen Sized Batting - Polyester and Bleached Cotton

Queen Sized Batting - Wool and Cotton

A Fat Quarter Bundle of Tantalizing Teals - 20 fabrics. These will be used in the January project - Step by Step to make a Lap/Throw size Gradations Quilt.

Tantalizing Teals

In February, I will be using this half yard bundle of Lace & Grace to make the Row by Row Lap/Throw size quilt.  Lace and Grace is designed by Kathy Engle for Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs.  In the video, I show the unopened bundle but you have to get close to see these beautiful colors.

Fall 2021 Collection - Lace & Grace by Kathy Engle for Chris Hoover

It comes with four yards of matching yardage. 2 yards of Bluegrass and 2 yards of Pistachio.

2 yards of light and dark yardage to match Lace & Grace collection

I also received 12 half yard cuts from Island Batik Foundations. These include four solids, four basics and four blenders. Island Batik Foundations are available all year round. 

Island Batik Foundations Bundle

For the Fall 2021 pre-cut, I received a set of 10" squares of Chantilly, designed by Kathy Engle for Karen Overton of The Quilt Rambler.  Deep purples and rich pinks with teals, blue and green.

Fall 2021 Pre-cut - Chantilly designed by Kathy Engle for Karen Overton of The Quilt Rambler

Matching Yardage

I also received two stash builders. If I had unwrapped them to show the gorgeous fabrics in the video, it would have been a bloopers reel with me trying to manage the 5" fabric strips while they slipped out of my hands and flew everywhere. But here in the still pictures, you can see the beautiful fabrics without any mishaps :-)

Violets and Lilacs

Teals and Azures

Four yards of Black, White and Grey are standard for every Island Batik shipment and I am so glad that we never run out of these basic neutrals.

Black, White and Grey Solids

Six yards of Fondant was also included in the box.  It is a beautiful background with a grey interlocking tile/herringbone pattern.

6 yards of Fondant

But wait there is more. Sadly, I don't have it yet.  Supply Chain issues (beyond our control) means that we will be receiving the remaining supplies (Winter 2021 Precut, Schmetz needles and Aurifil Thread) in the next shipment, hopefully in early February.  

In the mean time, there is plenty of pretty fabric in my studio and lots to do. 

Sneak Peek of February Challenge

I will be sharing my January Island Batik Project (Step by Step) on January 28, 2022, and the February Island Batik Challenge and BlogHop Project on February 16, 2022. Hope you will revisit. I will be sharing with all my favorite linky parties. See full list on the sidebar. 

Disclosure: The fabrics are provided by Island Batik. 

The batting is provided by Hobbs.

In other news, I am working on my red scraps (January is red) for the 2022 Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  

Improv Piecing with Red Scraps

Will be sharing with Angela's Linky Party

What is keeping you busy? Do let me know.


  1. you must be in heaven having so many wonderful supplies to work with - beautiful fabric - it was fun to watch your video and see you - lovely voice!

  2. Beautiful fabrics to work with! I'll enjoy seeing what you make!

  3. Fun box and a fabulous selection of RED scraps in those RSC blocks, Preeti!! (The Joyful Quilter @ work.)

  4. I just watched your video. What bounty! Do you write a script and post it in front of the camera? All the fabrics are delicious. And your scrappy reds are coming along splendidly.

  5. Great video and beautiful fabrics!!!!!

  6. It is going to be so delightful to see what you create this year!

  7. It was so nice to watch you unbox all those goodies, hear your voice, and get to know you better!

  8. What a "gift-o-rama" unboxing!! :))) Loved your video--it is so nice to see the fabric made a lovely presentation...
    thanks for sharing your bounty...hugs, Julierose

  9. With four queen size batts and all that beautiful fabric, I look forward to all your big beautiful quilts!

  10. Wiping the drool off my keyboard while looking at the gorgeous fabrics.

  11. Will hop over and watch your unblocking... they are always so fun! And love your red scraps project! xo

  12. I love your video ;) Congratulations, and these are such lovely fabrics! Can't wait to see the beautiful blocks and quilts you are going to make with them!
    Thank you for sharing your joy, and linking up. Hugs!

  13. So much gorgeous fabric. I can't wait to see what creations emerge from your studio! I know they will be fabulous.

  14. Preeti, you're adorable! I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with all those gorgeous fabrics! 😍

  15. Wow! Thats a lot of fabric. Look forward to seeing what you make with it. Love the look of what you're doing with the red scraps.

  16. Pretti... I love your corner setup for your unboxing video. The quilts on the wall look wonderful displayed together. The gold and brown sawtooth star quilt is one of my favorites.

  17. Lovely batiks! It would be hard to choose my favorite.

  18. Great video, Preeti! Fabrics are sew pretty!! Love your filming setup!

  19. Looking forward to seeing all the beauties you will make with these pretty fabrics, Preeti.

  20. Beautiful RSC red scrappy delight! You sure got a bunch of beautiful fabrics. I'm looking forward to your Pretty Maids All in a Row project -- the floral design. Ha!

  21. Oh my goodness, so, so many beautiful fabrics for you to imagine new and amazing quilts! I can just imagine what fabulous quilts will be created by your clever hands. Love the assortment of red fabrics in your red scraps.

  22. What fun and happy fabrics
    Love how your red RSC is coming along!

  23. Beautiful batiks. Congratulations on your selection.
    Love your red RSC projects.

  24. You have some gorgeous fabrics to play with this time around. Looking forward to seeing the projects they go into.

  25. What a treasure trove of beautiful fabrics! I'm looking forward to seeing what you create this year with all of these gorgeous fabrics.

  26. I get lost on the "inside baseball" parts of your posts but they make me so happy regardless. I'm so glad you found this art! I love your January red, it's the perfect time of year for red! The square you made me lives on my fridge in Denver.

  27. Lovely job on your video. Can't wait to see what you create - so many gorgeous fabrics!