Welcome to our Fall/Winter edition of Island Batik Week!! We’re so excited to partner with this wonderful company once again to present a variety of new fabric lines along with the coordinating Aurifil thread collections. We’ll be featuring one designer every day and each post will offer a fabric + thread giveaway, so make sure to come back daily to learn more about our talented designers and to enter-to-win some gorgeous prizes!
To learn about Island Batik and the batik process, please visit their website. For a peek at the full range of Fall/Winter 2016 releases, in-stores now, click here or on the image below to browse the catalog.
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Deep Purples, greens and magentas are beautifully represented in Kathy Engle’s Coastal Mist collection for Tamarinis (Tammy Silvers) with Island Batik. Tammy selected threads to coordinate perfectly with the fabrics. The large collection features both 50wt and 12wt threads, perfect for piecing and big stitch quilting. The small collection features 10 stunning colors of our Aurifloss for adding perfect little stitched details.
THREAD COLLECTION DETAILS
12 Large Spools – 50wt (1422yds/spool) & 12wt (356yds/spool), 100% Aurifil Cotton
1148 – 2562 – 2568 – 2600 – 2455 – 2845 (50wt)
4225 – 2405 – 2420 – 4026 – 4030 – 4093 (12wt)
10 Small Spools – Floss (18yds/spool), 100% Aurifil Cotton
2540 – 1135 – 2311 – 2562 – 4182 – 2455 – 2845 – 4026 – 4030 – 5003
To view this info on our website, click the images above. For purchasing, please contact your local Aurifil Dealer.
What was the inspiration behind Coastal Mist, your new collection in partner with Kathy Engle? What does the collection mean to you?
The genius behind the Coastal Mist collection is all Kathy Engle. But for me, it captures the softer beauty of the coast, evoking soft, misty mornings, gently lapping waves, and those magical, if all too brief, sunsets.
Do you have a favorite project made using the fabric and threads from Coastal Mist?
I’m particularly pleased with Boho Bliss – while not at all coastal themed, the colors worked so well to give a softer bohemian feel to the project. And of course, the Aurifil 12wts were a huge part of that as well – the edge stitching in the coordinating and contrasting colors were the finishing touch!
You’ve put together a pretty amazing blog tour to introduce this stunning collection, launching later this month. What was it like to work with so many wonderful designers and to see the projects they created with Coastal Mist?
Working with other designers is tremendously exciting! It is awesome to see different takes on a collection, and different ways of combining fabrics from the collection and interpreting it. Their inspiration is extremely motivating!
How did you go about selecting colors for your coordinating thread collections?
I wanted the quilting weight threads to continue that “misty” feel and offer a whisper of color across the fabrics. And then of course the 12wts were chosen to highlight the fused applique that was a major focus of Boho Bliss. Together, the two weights offer a complete package for any quilter!
In addition to the large collection of 50wt threads, you have a small, 10-spool box of Aurifloss. What do you love most about working with our embroidery floss?
The floss is a dream to work with! I love the rich, saturated colors, the smooth thread, and the fact that I don’t have to separate it to work with it. I love the heavier, yet smooth look when stitching with the floss.
To learn more about Tammy, check out our feature for Seashore, her Spring/Summer Island Batik Week release.
To enter-to-win 1 Large Coastal Mist Thread Collection and one Fat Quarter Bundle of Coastal Mist fabrics from Island Batik, click here to head to the Rafflecopter entry page, or simply click on the image above. You do not have to complete all the options to be entered but the more options you choose, the more entries you have! Entries will be accepted from now through 11:59pm Eastern Time on Sunday, January 15! Winner will be randomly selected and announced here on Monday, January 16. Good luck!
UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Lesley Moore!
ISLAND BATIK WEEK SCHEDULE
1/10 – Coastal Mist by Tammy Silvers (YOU ARE HERE!)
1/11 – Glowing Embers by Cheri Good Designs
1/12 – Dotalicious by Claudia Pfeil
1/13 – Surf and Sand by Fourth and Sixth Designs
1/14 – Fresh Catch by Jackie Kunkel
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Tammy Silvers is the designer behind the brand Tamarinis. She’s been designing quilts for 10 years, and prides herself on offering bold, fresh new patterns for quilters of all levels. She enjoys working with almost any fabric, but her favorites (the one that makes her drool and blow a carefully constructed budget) are batiks, bold prints, and chicken prints. Having a background in art and literature, another of her guilty quilty pleasures is finding ways to use “words” in her work, be it in the fabric itself or by adding them to the piece.
Tammy is a Georgia native and currently lives in Acworth with her husband, children (when they come to visit!), dog, and her favorite fat cats.
Under the label Tamarinis, her designs are regularly published in a variety of quilt magazines, including Quilt, McCall’s Quilting, American Patchwork and Quilting, Stitch, Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting, Quilty, Quilt It…Today, Sew It…Today, Stitch and Create and Decorate. She also works with some of the major fabric manufacturers designing projects to showcase and promote their fabric lines, including Island Batik (of course!), Northcott Fabrics, Blend, Camelot and Fabri-Quilt.
ABOUT ISLAND BATIK
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Island Batik is a manufacturer, importer and distributor of cotton batik, rayon batik and hand-printed cotton from Indonesia. Originally established in 1997, Island Batik’s mission is to share the ancient cultural art of batik and hand-dyed fabric with our many valued customers around the world.
Island Batiks are wonderful because of the depth of colors and the ease of using.
What beautiful and fresh fabrics. I love using batiks because the back is the same as the front. I can get sloppy with the right sides together and it doesn’t matter. 🙂 Plus, all those fabulous designs and colour minglings offer a ton of inspiration.
I love the richness of the colors that batiks have!
Batiks are my favourite kind of material, I love the rich texture and colours!!
Batiks have your wonderful colors and unique patterns.
I love Island Batiks because the colors and designs are really wonderful. I especially like the quality of the base fabric, too, which makes working with it wonderful. It doesn’t fray as much as other brands, and the colors are just wonderful. I love this new collection! Thanks.
I like the different patterns that are stamped on top of the mulicolored.shaded fabrics.
I LOVE batiks. I use them all the time, they are so great for so many projects. I love using them when doing complex paper piecing projects especially. The make beautiful quilts no matter if you are using small or large pieces. By far my favorite fabric.
I love how you can use either side of batik fabrics, depending on the depth of color you want in your quilt.
I just love the colors
and blends that are
in the fabric! So pretty.
Carla from Utah
This is so captivating! I love the colors … unusual!
I love how batiks blend so easily with other colors.
I love the vibrancy of the threads chosen for this batik line. The vibrancy of color and the variety of texture within the batiks is what I love most about this fabric.
I love the saturated colors and designs on these batiks.
It has to be the beautiful colors! I love the colors — so rich! And the fabric has such a great feel.
I love that for the most part they are not directional and some times not even one sided.
Batiks are a new interest of mine and I really like the combination of batik and modern patterns.
Like the richness of the colors that Batiks have! Thanks for sharing a great giveaway!
I love how the batiks have so many shades or various colors in one piece of fabric.
I love how the colors mingle in batik fabrics!
I love the richness and texture of batiks.
Batik don’t fray.
I love batiks for their beautiful, vibrant colors as well as being pretty on both sides of the fabric.
Kathy Engle’s Coastal Mist collection for Tamarinis (Tammy Silvers) with Island Batik — Loved the quilts and beautiful colors.
Batiks have the most beautiful colors and patterns. They just jump out at the viewer. I love them.
Its definitely the richness of the colours for me
What I love most about batiks is the colors.
Batiks are so beautiful! Love, love the colors and the way they “feel”.
Batiks are my favorite. I enjoy the organic character of them and the way the colors blend which are unique to their manufacturing process. This collection reminds me of visiting my aunt in Naples Florida; it was a 2 minute walk to the beach.
I love the designs in the batik. I can match it design & color wise with just about everything.:)
I love batiks for the color variety.
I love batiks because they are tightly woven, if you’re paper piecing you can work with a small piece of fabric without fear of it unraveling and it has less lint that regular fabrics. Plus the colors and patterns are awesome!!
I always love the colors of Batiks, but the print design always captures my attention, offering movement and #CreativeGoodness that inspires me to create.
Warms my Atlantic lovin’ heart.
I love the depth of colors and the texture!
I love that batiks have a dense weave and cut so nicely.
The quality of the fabric and depth of color as well as the variations of color in one print are all so amazing in Island Batiks!
The colors of batiks are always so amazing. And I like the tightness of the weave when working with them.
I love the colors that batiks come in. They can be so bright or deep. I usually make my bags with batiks.
I like the variations of color.
I like the feel of the fabrics and that either side can be used.
I love the beautiful shadings of color. Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂
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i love the gorgeous colors and designs and the way the fabrics feel. what’s not to love about batiks?
Beautiful colors and would make a wonderful quilt for my daughter who lives on the Chesapeake Bay….
What I love best are the diverse and unique colors! The colors are so beautifully saturated, the textures amazing and they are absolute heaven to work with!
Love how batiks all play so nicely with each other!
I love the colors of Island Batik. They are easy to use and versatile.
They’re pretty much reversible.
Batiks are excellent in all respects. Fabric quality, colour vibrancy, pattern and texture. I have a few in my stash but I want more! I’d love to make an art quilt with batiks.
I’ve been collecting batiks for many years. I love the way colors mix and blend and flow across the fabrics, making it very easy to coordinate colors and transition from one to another. One can capture virtually any mood using batiks; the variety available is just tremendous.
The coastal colors are a treat, and the boho quilt a beautiful surprise
Love that Boho quilt!! 🙂 I like the feel of batiks – very smooth and there is no right side!!! LOL I have used both sides!!!
Batiks are my favorite fabric and these are just beautiful. All three quilts show the range of what can be done.
The batik colors are beautiful.
I love working with batiks! The texture prints give just a bit of something extra and the gradient colors are great for depth and shadows. My favorites are anything like look like sky, water or sand!
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Happy New Year! Can you believe we are already a week into it!? I have been busy quilting and preparing for our upcoming trip to Okinawa, Japan! I can’t wait to share it with you when we return!
Today, I am sharing the Aurifil blog about Island Batiks and their new Fall/Winter 2016 collection. I love these fabrics and thought with all the cold wintry weather occurring in almost every state this past weekend, you might need a fabric fix!
I love the blending of colors that many batiks possess, the nuances of shading from one dye to the next on the fabric.
I love batik fabric. So wonderful to work with.
I love the depth and range of colors and designs you can find in batiks.
Batiks are rich colors and love the hand-dyed/artistic look they give. Thank you, Susan
I love the richness of the colors, and the intricate designs, that batiks have!
I love the colors of batiks, which make nature-inspired fabric art really sing!
I love the rich saturated bright colours. Thanks for sharing
Batiks are so easy to use and the colors are always different. Really make quilts POP.
I love the ease of not having to be concerned about a right or wrong side of a fabric. It’s real easy to flip a piece of fabric – and that’s OK – because sometimes I like the back side of a piece better, but you get in a hurry, it’s so easy to have to rip-rip-rip with the seam ripper.
I love how the colours blend and play so well together.
I love the blending of batiks.
I love the handmade process and the innate uniqueness of each print and even each section.
I love batiks for their beautiful colors, and subtile patterns
I like that you can use both sides of the fabric.
What yummy, yummy fabric!! Love the colors!!
I love the colors. It would be a dream to design with these fabrics!
I love the variety of colors that a single piece may have.
Love mixing a bit of batiks in all my projects. Great group of colors and textures in the group!
Batiks are wonderful! I love how deep the colours are and how misty/frosty some colours look together.
I love the tight weave of batiks, they ravel less and stay crisper making them easier to cut accurately. They all seem to work well together, making it easier to use my scraps. I also love the depth of color in the designs, I find them easier to work with than regular quilting cottons. My last two Quilts were both batik quilts. Thank Aurifil for another great giveaway.
I love the colors of baltik fabric
What I love the most about batiks is the variety of color and tones in each piece.
I think the colors are spectacular! And I love how modern designs and geometrics have been finding its way in to Batiks!
Stunning fabrics with gorgeous colors. Love the details and textures of the island batiks.
With coupling the Aurifil threads with those batiks it’s perfect.
I love the beautiful rich colors and the designs in the fabrics.
The colors are wonderful — you can use either side — they don’t fray
and they give a great visual appeal when used in a project.
Batiks and Aurifil thread are really a sewer’s delight.
I love the colors the batiks come in and how easily they go with other fabric.
Oh, the most wonderful thing about batiks is that when I sew two pieces together, the crispness keeps my sewing straight and thus accurate.
I love that they’re double sided – so I don’t have to figure out which is the back and which is the front.
I love that batiks can make great blenders, that they come in so many gorgeous colors and designs, and that I generally don’t have to worry about a right or wrong side.
The splash of colors in the fabrics that look amazing together without looking like regurgitation is why I love batiks.
I love everything about batiks! the variety of colors, patterns, and themes are fabulous!
Batiks are soothing I think because of the saturation of color.
I love the vibrant colors from the batik fabrics and it has a nice soft feel to it.
My favorite part of batiks is how easy they are to use due to no back or front and how little they shrink after washing.
Batiks are my favorite fabrics to work with. The richness and variety of the colors give me lots of choices!
The gorgeous colors are what I love most about batik fabrics. Whether soft pastels or deep rich saturated colors, they all make wonderful quilts. Thanks.
Batiks are beautiful colors and patterns that work well together.
I love how the colors blend into each others.
I love the depth batiks bring to a quilt, and their vivid color potential.
I like batiks because they can be bright and colorful or subdued and calm.
I love the patterns and shading in the fabric and I love the feel of batik!
I looove Batiks..the colors & prints are amazing!! Soft feel…and sooooo Beautiful! Great assortment of colors.
Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way 😀
Batiks are my favorite!! Takes me back to my hippie days! 🙂 They are so crisp and easy to work with.
I love the colors and unique patterns.
i haven’t used batiks yet but they are such rich colors I want to start adding them to my projects
I love the blending in of the colors and the all over patterns are so lovely.
I love to work with batiks, they are so easy to work with, add to that the great colors and depth of color.
beautiful batiks are so fun to sew with.
I love the colors and feel of batiks. They are beautiful to work with.
Batiks have a richness in depth of color and design. They are great to add drama to a quilt, or a touch of atmosphere in just the right places!
I love batiks for the wide range of patterns, their rich colors and how nicely they work in appliqué projects!
Batiks are such a versatile palette!
The colors are beautiful. I love the feel of batiks, the soft waxiness of them.
I love paper-piecing and you can use both sides of the fabric for paper-piecing. Thank you, firstname.lastname@example.org
The jewel tones, the incorporation of natural motifs, the history. 🙂
I love the beautiful deep, saturated colors of Batiks. Thanks!
I love batiks and colors are beautiful.
Batiks have such interesting patterns. And if you mess up and use the wrong side of the fabric….no one knows!! LOL
There are so many reasons why batiks are my favorite fabrics!… the richness and depth of colors, the wonderful crisp hand of the fabric, the reversibility that makes it so versatile… Just to name a few!
But, I think the thing that completely wins me over is the fact that each little bit of a batik, by the very way in which it is made, **is a true work of ART**!!
Each piece of a batik is Unique, a wonderful piece of Art!!
I love the beautiful saturated colors and the high thread count.
What I love most about batiks is all the different colors that can be in one piece of fabric.
I love the bright colors and the way you can mix from different designers and also can add them to your regular prints, P.S if i win I would love the smaller box, the floss colors are to die for!!
I love batiks because of the patterns and colors and how they blend.
I Love the patterns and colors of Batiks. Kerry-ryan (at) att (dot) net
Love the freshness of these fabrics. Would love to have a go at making Tartary quilt which is mentioned in the blog so stunning.
I like working with greens, they are so nice in appliqued leaves and stems
I love the ways colors can combine and swirl together in batiks. Lovely!
I love the vibrant and varied colors/patterns in batik fabrics. They remind me of all the beautiful places I have visited during my life.
Such a nice range of color. Still love batiks!
Batiks go with everything
I love that they are a great go to fabric and they will go with everything. x
I love the gradations and mix of colors that you get when you use batiks – I also like the idea of the fabric being reversible.
I love their versatility..I can use them with my African fabrics ,solids or completely modern fabrics as well. And that they have such a high thread count is a super bonus!
I love batiks because of the depth of colour, and because both sides of the fabric can be used.
I love the beautiful shades and richness of the colors in Batiks.
Just love the colors.
I love the beautiful colors! Thanks for the chance to win!
I love the softness of the colors in this fabric. Paper pieced would work well.
I love their handmade feel, almost as if they had been screen printed or something
I love how crisp they are.
I love the vivid colors and unique patterns of batiks. They add a lot of life to sewing projects. I actually got my mom to start using them as well after I made several quilts with batiks!
I love that they look good no matter how they are pieced together!
I love the color nuances in batiks’.
The colors and patterns are beautiful!
I’m picky about batiks – I don’t like them all, but the ones I do, I LOVE! I love the colors, and some of the designs!
I love working with batiks because of the texture. They are stable and delicate at the same time.
I love the saturated colors and how easy they are to use for applique–almost no raveling or fraying!
I love the variety of colors and poetics that batiks come in.
I love the gorgeous colours!
I LOVE TEAL AND PURPLE. LOVELY MIX
I love everything about batik fabrics, but I love the vibrant colors!
My favorite thing about batiks is how the color goes all the way through. You can’t tell which is the “right” side!
The clear colors of batiks.
I love that batiks are ‘reversible’ …. so, if I happen to cut my paper piecing pattern incorrectly, I can just flip it over and it’s correct!!! Awesome! (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)
I would love to use this material to make a pocketbook. Batiks catch the eye with there multiple colors
I like the way the varying shades and colors blend within each fabric.
I absolutely adore this color palette. I like how batiks blend and look in quilts.
I love the way the colors in batiks create movement and play against each other.
I love the painterly quality of batiks!
I love that they always seem to blend really well.
The Batiks are so colorful.
Batiks are so versatile, they blend with everything but they are also so intense. If you want color, batiks are the way to go. And they don’t have all the cutesy designs, they are just random and gorgeous. Thanks.
It is always in style and you can always able to find something that will go with what you have.