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August 12, 2019
Beat The Heat from Sew Karen-ly Created...

Welcome to today's stop on Island Batik's "Beat the Heat" blog hop.  Although we can't actually help reduce the heat and humidity, we perhaps can offer some distraction by showing off the new Island Batik collections shipping to stores now.
We've had wicked heat and humidity this past month, so it was
nice to think back to January when the
first Island Batik Ambassador box arrived.

In that box were two parcels wrapped in paper marked "Surprise",
which we were to keep secret
until now.
Inside my parcels, was a collection called "Garden Party".  Designed by ...

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July 23, 2019
Graphic Gems: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Graphic Gems color scheme at Clever Chameleon

I’ve got a new box full of gems! Bright fabric graphic gems!

Do you like these colours? I hope you like these colours, because I love these colours. These are the colours of one of Island Batik’s freshest fabric lines, Graphic Gems – a collection I will happily be working with in the coming months. What’s more, it’s just a taste of what I found in my most recent Island Batik Ambassador delivery.

Island Batik Ambassador shipment

All the Island Batik Ambassadors have been in a frenzy the last week or so, as new supplies have travelled the globe and landed ...

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May 14, 2019
The Apple Of My Eye from Sew Karen-ly Created...

May's Island Batik Ambassador challenge is "Make It Modern".  Our industry sponsors are each singled out for one of our challenges, and this month it is Hobbs Batting.  (Last month was Accuquilt, and July is Aurifil!)  Our parameters include: "the use of...graphic areas of solid colour ...minimalism...and expansive negative space". Clearly, it also needs to include some Hobbs batting! :)
In flipping through some of my pictures for inspiration, I came across this photo taken a few years back, which I really like. It's a Royal Gala apple, with symmetrical stripes around the fruit, which showed nicely ...

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February 5, 2019
New Lunar Year, New Ambassador Year, New Fabrics, New Colours! from Clever Chameleon

Fabric colours for 2019 at Clever Chameleon Quilting blog

Happy Chinese New Year 2019

Today, Tuesday February 5th, is Chinese New Year and also my 1st Island Batik Ambassiverary. 2019 is Year of the Pig and in the next few weeks we will have several cute piggy appliqués on the blog to celebrate. But first, we get to herald in the New Lunar Year with Colour & Inspiration Tuesday. The Chameleon thinks this is a very good sign for 2019!

pig sculpture
The bronze pig sculptures in our Adelaide CBD. This little piggy is my favourite.

And today is not just any Colour & Inspiration Tuesday either. It is none other than the ...

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February 4, 2019
Blog Hop Winner from Sew Karen-ly Created...

We have a winner!
Thank you for all the wonderful comments left on the Island Batik  Getaway Blog Hop post, showcasing Grandmother's Blossoms.  We did the drawing old school (because it's fun :)). I copied and printed all the names from the comments list.
 Then I asked hubby to reach in and select one.

It appears that a copy of Grandmother's Blossoms pattern as well as two mini-charm packs of Island Batik's "Paisley Park" collection will be headed off to Missouri! Kathy, please watch your inbox for an email, as I need your mailing address.  Thank you ...

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October 1, 2018
Autumn Jubilee Starts Today! from From My Carolina Home

Autumn Jubilee is back for the third year with a line up of giveaway prizes that is just fantastic!  This event is growing every year, and just keeps getting better and more exciting.  This year will see the return of some of my favorite vendors and some new additions that you will love!  The prizes will be spread out through the month of October, with most of the drawings open for seven days.  There are a number that are open to international winners as well.  We’ll have a Quilt Along, a Sew Along, a Stitch Along, all with free ...

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August 6, 2018
Island Batik's Great Outdoors Blog Hop! from Sew Karen-ly Created...

Today's The Day!
As an Island Batik Ambassador, I will be taking part this month in a blog hop entitled "The Great Outdoors", and it all kicks off today!  I hope that you will join us in this fun event where we share all kinds of creative ideas of what to do with the new batik collections hitting store shelves soon.  
Island Batik has a great giveaway you can enter here.
The Ambassadors also have individual give-aways on their blogs, so make sure you visit all the links below to enter. My day to post is Thursday, August 9 ...

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July 20, 2018
Ambassador Box 2 Is Here! from Sew Karen-ly Created...

I've been waiting - not so patiently - for this box to arrive. It's the second box this year for Island Batik Ambassadors, and is filled with goodies from Island Batik, Hobbs Batting, and Aurifil thread.  17 lbs. of goodies!!
 The box had obviously been opened and inspected at Customs, as it had been re-taped.
Regardless, our in-house inspector Polly still gave it a sniff or two, just to make sure.  She approved its contents, so on we went with the unpacking.
It's an exciting moment, to open a box filled with such potential.
As before, we are sent ...

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July 11, 2018
Outside The Box from Sew Karen-ly Created...

A little bird told me that a second big box of goodies is on the way from Island Batik. ( was really a heads-up from the tracking number :)  As an Ambassador, we are each sent a supply of fabric, batting, and thread every six months or so.  Here's my first box, which arrived back in February.  There was so much in that box - thread from Aurifil, batting from Hobbs, as well as beautiful Island Batik collections - that I thought it would take ages to use up.
But use it up I did, and here's what I made ...

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February 11, 2018
Island Batik Ambassador 2018 from Sew Incredibly Crazy

In December, I read a post
by Island Batik stating that they 
were looking for Ambassadors 
for 2018.

I spoke to my Quilty Friend
She has been an Ambassador
for a couple of years, and she 
totally encouraged me to 
fill out the application. 

Well, I applied and ....


Let's say I was a little
excited to be able to work 
with such beautiful fabrics
and be challenge by 
an exceptional group of 
talented quilter.

All of the ambassadors were
waiting patiently for the first box
of goodies to arrive.
Mine showed up ...

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