This month Island Batik has challenged the Ambassadors to use their fabrics to make something to celebrate the holidays at the end of the year. This was a seriously fun project for me!
You see last Christmas (or, actually, a couple weeks before) I realized I had promised my great nieces and nephews stockings. I had spent the 2019 Christmas holiday with them and HATED their store bought knitted stockings that I couldn’t get my hand into (and presents out of)! I had promised to make them something better. In November 2020 I put the petal to the metal and came up with 5 quilted stockings. FUN! (See earlier post.)
And addictive! I made the kids theirs and just kept going. First off using scraps then trying to order Christmas fabric online. A nearly impossible trick in December… you have to start in JULY!
I did manage to find some fabric and ordered it. I bought a 5” square pack of Island Batik and made some fun stockings. (I think I was channeling July’s challenge seven months early!)
When this July’s challenge rolled around I was out of Christmas fabric but had some delicious scraps!
I spent the afternoon meandering through my scraps and fell in love with my colorway!
I put all my great Island Batik stockings together to compare them.
Well, that just made me think about what else I could make. I ran across a wine tote and decided to try out making a couple. After I tried a scrappy one I got serious and used left over star pattern from a quilt by Cindi McCracken.
I think these totes/caddies could be pretty addictive and a great gift to wrap a gift in.
It’s never too early to think about end of the year festivities… now maybe I need to make a couple totes for the Winter Solstice! I hope everyone is staying cool in these heat waves down south.