Friday, July 15, 2022

Unboxing Positivity

The second shipment of boxes from Island Batik arrived in the last week of June, loaded with gorgeous fabrics and other goodies/supplies from Island Batik's industry partners.

Last weekend, I shot the video. 

The setup below shows off my Island Batik projects from this year - Syzygy, Pobody's Nerfect and Harmony.

Ready to Roll the Camera

I received Batting from Hobbs. Cotton Queen Size, 80/20 Black Queen Size, Cotton Wool Blend Lap Size, Thermore Polyester Queen Size, and fusible batting strips.

Tree of Life Block on Board die from Accuquilt for the Accuquilt Christmas in July Project

Tucker Trimmer Ruler from Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Designs for the September Project

Instructions, Supplies and Hardware from ByAnnie for the "Its in the Bag" October Project. I chose the  Ultimate Travel Bag 2.0

To make the bag, I requested fabrics from the Sunset Plains collection. Sunset Plains is designed by Kathy Engle and will be available in stores in September 2022.

Island Batik Fabrics (Sunset Plains Collection) to make the bag

A new industry partner - Prairie Spirit Alpaca sent us a pressing mat

If you knit, you must check out their blog.

Here are the rest of the fabrics from Island Batik.

Neutrals - 6 yards of Rice, 4 yards each of black, white and light grey solids.

Top - White, Black and Light Grey. Bottom - Rice

Spring 2022 Collection - Honeycomb, a signature collection by Kathy Engle for Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quiltworks, expected in stores in September 2022. 

Honeycomb by Kathy Engle for Jackie Kunkel

This collection came with four yards of matching yardage.

Daffodil Yellow & Imperial Red

Foundations Bundle - 4 solids, 4 blenders and 4 basics, half yard each.

Island Batik Foundations Bundle

Spring Precut - Stack of 10" squares of Cheers, a signature collection by Kathy Engle for Carl and Linda Sullivan of Colorwerx. I also received four yards of matching yardage in Aqua and Blueberry.

Spring Precut and Matching Yardage

The Summer Pre-cut and Aurifil Thread will be coming later and I will happily show you, once I receive them.


Instead of writing a separate blogpost for the Positivity 2022 QAL, I am going to piggyback my completed flimsy on this post. Hence the title of this post :-) See what I did there :-)

Thank you, Paul

The fabric is Island Batik, including the white solid. Here are a few more pictures because she does look so lovely.

Beautiful Day

Ironed and Ready to Baste

I already pieced the backing (Island Batik Light Grey) and made the binding too. The binding is Turtle (by Island Batik). It will frame the purple and green blocks beautifully :-D

Dark Green Binding

Linking with Bernie on Sunday, 7/17/22 for the Positivity QAL Finished Flimsy Linky Party. You must link-up to be eligible to win the Level 1 Prizes.

Also linking with all my favorite Linky parties. See full list on the sidebar.

I know, I know I am behind on my RSC assignments. June took the car and got stuck in traffic, caused by all the fabric rain (it has been pouring). Since there is only car in the household, Julio is stuck at home. Trust me, he is fuming.  Once June gets outta this mess, they both will have to get to their destinations together - Dark Blue for June and Purple for Julio!!! That blogpost is next, I promise.


  1. Whoa! That's a lot of fabric you got! Love your 2022 Positivity quilt. I'm looking forward to finishing my flimsy real soon and linking up. Sorry to hear about your car woes. Boo! Let's go, August!

  2. Loved your unboxing video. Like you, I absolutely love the Honeycomb fabric and luckily received a precut in that range. Enjoy playing and creating with all of your new lovelies.

  3. wow I love all the goodies you have gotten - what beautiful fabric and all that batting - you must be in heaven! Of course now you need to keep up with your assignments of what you need to make for Island Batik

  4. I do love the mix of blue, green, purple in that quilt. So pretty! And the colors of the new batiks you got - just luscious!! — Sara F

  5. That is one complicated bag you chose to make! It will be awesome, I'm sure. Love the Positivity quilt! Such great colors.

  6. A fun unboxing video with so many treasures!

  7. This quilt makes me think of sherbet. It also confused me for a moment, as I thought the green parts were holes and were showing the grass behind them - then I regained my senses. As usual, great eye candy for those of us who have no idea what a flimsy is.

  8. I really like the color combo in your Positivity quilt. Have fun playing with your new batiks. I fell off the RSC rails back in April and need to get back in gear. (how's that for mixed metaphors?)

  9. Wow - that is quite the haul of fabrics! You are going to be busy for the next few months. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.

    I've been contemplating buying a wool pressing mat, and I'm curious about this alpaca/wool one. I looked up to supplier and was very pleasantly surprised to see that it is a Canadian product! Let us know what you think of it. Have you used a 100% wool pressing mat? I wonder how this one compares?

    Have fun Preeti!

  10. What great fabrics and supplies were in your box!! Love the colors in your Positivity quilt, too.
    My donation efforts this spring were a Ukraine quilt and a Rail Fence quilt using blocks made by my sweet MIL and it's been sent to Quilts beyond borders.


  11. That’s truly Christmas in July! Quite the haul! You’ll have sew much fun creating with all those beautiful fabrics. Your positivity quilt is fantabulous! XO, Kaholly

  12. Lovely colors on the positivity quilt, Pretty.

  13. What wonderful fabrics and supplies you unboxed! I LOVE your Nobody's Perfect project. . .It made me chuckle and chuckle. Such a true statement!--TerryK@OnGoingProjects

  14. Yikes - that bag looks like a challenge! Love the pressing mat. I have one and use it all the time. Your quilt top is gorgeous - the colors are so pretty!

  15. Your Positivity quilt looks amazing Pretti. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  16. Oooooh, lovely goodies. When you brought out the September bundle, it looked like icy fruity drinks! Could you bump it up to August?

    I've had a wool pressing mat for a little over a year and I do like it, esp. with the small iron. It seems to get hotter than my full size iron. I'm still in the dark ages. I haven't moved up to the Panasonic iron.

  17. I am absolutely drooling over all those beautiful batiks, especially the Honeycomb collection. Your Positivity quilt is gorgeous--love the color combination!

  18. Wow. Gorgeous fabrics and oh, the extras!

  19. What a beautiful quilt that is going to be, Preeti!!

  20. Cute quilt and so many lovely fabrics. Good luck with the bag.

    1. Not anonymous. It’s Ann at FretNotYourself.

  21. Fun boxful of possibilities! I'm interested in how you like the alpaca pressing mat.

  22. your positivity is so calming! great job on color selection!

  23. Fun video! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  24. You've got some lovely fabrics to work with. Yummy orange, yellows and red. Positivity 2022 is fabulous.

  25. Your positivity quilt turned out great. And you will love making that Annie bag; I've made a couple and her directions are easy to follow.

  26. Positively is lovely in those colors!

  27. Blogger is making me mad. I have gone to comment so many times on this, but it wants me to be anonymous. Well, finally I am here. Love the unboxing video and your setup with your quilts is great. The positivity quilt is awesome. As you can see I am way behind, too with blogging and socializing!