Monday, June 12, 2017

Curvalicious {June Island Batik Project + Giveaway}

Update: Giveaway is closed and winner is noted below!

It's June! It's my birthday month! It's time to share the June Island Batik Ambassador theme and have a giveaway!


Curves, curves, curves! And like last month I've already picked out my project for this month -- I'm planning to make a two block mini quilt from Pen & Paper Patterns' Marigold pattern. I actually bought this pattern last year during May is for Makers!


Because I plan to use this pattern to make a larger sized quilt for myself or as a gift in the near future, I went ahead and ordered the recommended laser-cut templates from Burntwood and Acrylic on Etsy.


Here's my fabric pull for this project:


The orange and purple are from the stash builder rolls, but the two green prints are from the new Bonsai line from Island Batik! You'll be able to find this in stores later this summer!

My plan is to make two full flowers for my mini, but have them side by side rather than offset. The orange will be the flower fabric, and the purple will be the teardrop accents.

I was able to get all of the pieces cut quite quickly with the templates! For the teardrop accents, I traced the shapes onto the fusible web, ironed the fusible web onto the fabric, and then cut the shapes out.


Next, I'll be working on sewing all of the curves!

Onto the giveaway!

The giveaway this month will be your choice: Island Batik Fat Quarters in colors of MY choice -OR- cuts of any size in colors of YOUR choice -- it's a pick your poison kind of giveaway! Giveaway will close on Friday, June 16th.

To enter:
1. Let me know which you'd pick -- surprise fat quarters or fabrics in your favorite colors.
2. Anyone who shares this giveaway post (on your own blog, Pinterest, FB page, Twitter, etc.) gets one additional entry. Share this post and tell me in a second comment how you shared.

Our winner is Pamela!



Happy Monday to you! I am recovering from a whirlwind wedding weekend in Wisconsin (say that three times fast!) so I am in need of a good nap! Sharing at Linky Tuesday!

93 comments:

  1. I like surprises, so you picking fat quarters would be a fun win.

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  2. Surprise me!! I love to receive packages in the mail, so whatever I get would be great!!

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  3. Life is full of surprises, keeps things interesting.

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  4. You have fantastic taste, so I would love to win the fabrics of your choice! Thank you for the chance!!!

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  5. Thank you for the giveaway. I think winning the fat quarters chosen by you would be awesome.

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  6. Right now, I need blue batiks for a wedding quilt i am making. 2.5" strips would be perfect. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. I would want the colors chosen by you. I'm sure they'll be gorgeous!
    hijoffeATgmailDOTcom

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  8. Love surprises. You can choose for me.

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  9. Surprises are fun. I often prefer yardage, but FQ bundles are fun, too.

    I shared on my FB page, and I'm also an IB Ambassador.

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  10. I shared your giveaway on Instagram.

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  11. I love surprises!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Shared on my guild Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1582778148666084/
    mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. As much as I hate to sound like a copycat....I LOVE surprises....so that would be my choice....thank you for the giveaway....

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  14. I like your color sense - I would go with your fat quarter bundle - thanks for the generosity.

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  15. Your choice of fat quarters would be awesome! Happy birthday to you this month. Thank you for your generosity.

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  16. I like the surprise choice! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  17. I like surprises! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I would like to pick the colours... thanks!!! The surprise will be if I am the lucky winner😉😉😉

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  19. I shared via twitter: https://twitter.com/firesidequilts/status/874306514529419265

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  20. Hiya Alison!!! I LOVE surprises, so I'd love to see what you'd pick out. Thanks for having the giveaway. Hugs!!!
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  21. Hiya Alison!!! I shared on facebook. Thanks for having the giveaway. Hugs!!!
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  22. Your project colors are gorgeous! I already have too much fabric (is there such a thing?) in my favorite colors, so I'd let you choose if I win.

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  23. Island Batiks Fat Quarters. Happy Birthday! 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  24. I find I always gravitate to the same colors/patterns when I choose, so I think it's good to step outside your comfort zone and have someone else pick something you may not have yourself!

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  25. Surprises are the best! Thank you so much for the chance to win some happy mail!

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  26. I love your quilts, so I'm sure I will love your picks! Thanks for the chance to win, and thanks for showing us your current project!

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  27. I would pick surprise fat quarters. Have a happy birthday month.

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  28. I posted this on my Facebook page. Thanks again!

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  29. I'm adding batiks to my stash, as I work on an orange peel project, so your surprise choices would be very welcome. Surprise me, please!

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  30. I pinned this to my Pinterest "Giveaways" board.

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  31. I would be very happy with your choice should I win

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  32. Getting out of my box would happen if you picked colors. Batiks are also out of my experience, just haven't played much with them. Happy birthday mine was early June.

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  33. I would like cool colors please, thanks!
    cork at pa.rr.com

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  34. I would love surprise fat quarters! Hard to go wrong with batiks in any color. I'm so scared of curves- can't wait to see how your quilt comes out!
    allisonpogany at gmail.com

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  35. My favorite colors please--yellows, blues and greens.

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  36. Thank you for the chance to win.

    I love surprises, please.

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  37. I would love for you to choose, love surprises!

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  38. Always love your color combinations. I would let you choose!!

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  39. I love your color choices for this project so I'm excited about you making the choice. Can't wait to see your finished quilt.

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  40. Blues and greens for a class I am doing would be great! Thanks for the giveaway, looking forward to seeing the marigolds. Tarnia.hodges at gmail dot com

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  41. Surprise me! I love your color choices for this pattern, I can't wait to see your finished mini.

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  42. I love surprises, so the surprise fat quarters work for me :)

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  43. Surprise me, please! Batiks are my favorite fabric. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  44. Any color of batiks are the best! Surprise me...but some green is always welcome!

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  45. I love batiks and surprises are always great.

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  46. I would like blue. Teal is my fave. Although yellow would look cool too. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    Ksmith8@emich.edu

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  47. https://mobile.twitter.com/KarrieSmith3/status/874533988236484610

    Tweeted!

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  48. Thanks Alison, I would like your pick, please

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  49. I love surprises, so you picking fat quarters would be great!

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  50. I would pick batiks in shades of blues and neutrals.

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  51. It's more fun to get a surprise in the mail so I would love whatever colors you decided to include.

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  52. Shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/Chanzy01/status/874610607705792512

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  53. your quilt is going to be so pretty.
    I would love a surprise bundle.

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  54. I shared this give a way on twitter

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  55. Should I be lucky enough to win, I would choose the surprise. What could be more fun than a surprise stack of fabric? So sweet of you to share.

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  56. Gosh, as much as I love surprises, I would prefer to choose my own color combination for this prize. I have several "random" batiks that need friends to coordinate with so I can put them all together in one project!

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  57. It would be fun to have you pick!

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  58. I would pick fat quarters , thanks

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  59. Surprise fat quarters would be awesome! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  60. I would have to go with the surprise. I can't coordinate fabrics at all. Thank you for the pretty post!

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  61. I would probably pick the same colors that I always pick. So you can pick for me.

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  62. I like being surprised so what you pick would be ok with me. Who knows it might be colors I would never have thought of using in my quilts.

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  63. I would choose the fat quarters and the surprise of their colors. I think this pattern you are working on is just great.

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  64. All of your quilts are so pretty, so I'd choose a surprise bundle. :)

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  65. I usually prefer to pick, but you can never go wrong with Island Batiks. I'll go with the surprise!

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  66. Love island batiks. ..any thing will do....Should say 8 haven't found one yet I don't like...suprize me.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  67. Sharing on facebook. . happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  68. I love batiks and Island Batiks have such wonderful colors. I would love for you to pick so that I can be surprised and challenged to create something from your chosen color scheme.

    have a wonderful birthday month! Than't right there is nothing wrong with celebrating in some way for the entire month of June.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  69. Posted giveaway on Pinterest.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/548242954628833186/

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  70. I would love for you to pick the fat quarters. Thank you!!!
    Epl0825@gmail.com

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  71. Happy Birthday Month!!! ENJOY!!! Thak you for chance to win your Give-a-way too!! I love surprises...and would love a bundle of your choice! :)

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  72. Pinned it :)

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/423619908690189691/

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  73. I'd like the Island Batiks of your choice. Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

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  74. Surprises are always the best! Please surprise me!!!

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  75. Happy Birthday! I love your color pull for the flowers, they're going to look great!

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  76. Birthdays are always special! Happy Birthday to you. I'd pick a surprise fat quarter bundle since I like the color combinations you choose for your quilts so I think anything you pick would be just tantalizing!! kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  77. I tweeted. https://twitter.com/TuNaQuilts/status/875049342071185408
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  78. Surprise Me!!!! Wishing you a Happy Birthday!!
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

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  79. Shared on Facebook:)
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

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  80. I love your color choices for this bundle! and I shared on my FB page.

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  81. Your choice of colors, and I shared on my FB page. Thanks

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  82. Surprise me! cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  83. Oh I love tulips and that pattern is so cute.....I feel like letting you surprise me...and isn't that what a giveaway is..a surprise that you won.....cannot wait to view your tulip mini quilt......

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  84. cute pattern. i would love a surprise.
    institchesandseams@hotmail.ca

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