Thursday, February 20, 2020

Island Batik Log Cabin Blog Hop Week Two and Giveaway!

Thank you so much for visiting my turn on the blog hop last week featuring my Cabin Crossing Quilt and the new Island Batik Bloomers fabric collection.  Here's a recap of week two of the blog hop in case you missed it.  You can still visit all the blogs and enter to win Island Batik's rafflecopter fabric giveaway!  Woo-hoo!
 Monday, February 17
 Tuesday, February 18
 Wednesday, February 19
Thursday, February 20

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 02-19-2020

Two beautiful cuts of high quality quilting fabric, Crabapple Farm Quilt Fabric Fat Quarter Bundle, by Deb Strain, for Moda Fabrics. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cuts. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The designs in this fabric collection includes apples, acorns, leaves, and baskets. One white background fabric and one brown background fabric. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

This collection of Marbles by Moda fat quarters contains 4 different fabrics. This is a nice variety if you are collecting fabrics, or just want to build your stash. These fabrics vintage 1997.

Included in this grouping is a minty green, a bright sunshine yellow, a fire orange, and a pale peach. A beautiful fabric grouping for your collection! What a fun way to increase your fabric stash.

A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, North by Northwest Quilt Fabric, by Kanvas, for Benartex. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric features clusters of golden yellow pine trees over a golden yellow background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Orange Fern Quilt Fabric, by Beth Ann Bruske, for David Textiles. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric features large fern fronds over an orange background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

New items added weekly!

Are you following the Island Batik Log Cabin blog hop?  Today's stop on the hop features the new fabric line, Jewel Box.  Here's the links to today's ambassadors:
Wednesday, February 19
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Jennifer Thomas

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 02-13-2020

A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Enchanted Pines Dawn, by McKenna Ryan, for Robert Kaufman. Fat quarter cut, 100 percent cotton. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric features a natural looking allover purple and white streak pattern. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

Sew this lovely misses dress in two views for everyday wear. Easy pattern from the Butterick Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique pattern line. Dresses are loose fit with flare, lined, gathered v-neck bodice, neck band front draped midriff and back zipper closure. Variations include mid-knee or evening length.

Beautiful! Make some pretty and casual dresses with this pattern.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Sizes 14, 16, 18, and 20. Copyright 2010.

Bust 36, 38, 40, 42
Waist 28, 30, 32, 34
Hip 38, 40, 42, 44

Sew these sexy misses costumes for adults. Pattern from the Simplicity Costumes pattern line. Costumes include Bo Peep, Pirate, Witch, Fairy, and Santa.

Beautiful! Make some flirty and fun costumes with this pattern.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Sizes 14, 16, 18, and 20. Copyright 2006.

Bust 36, 38, 40, 42
Waist 28, 30, 32, 34
Hip 38, 40, 42, 44
Back-neck to waist 16-1/2, 16-3/4, 17, 17-1/4

Sew this lovely misses renaissance skirt in four views. Easy pattern from the McCall's Costumes pattern line. All skirts are flared, floor length with waistband, gathers, and back lacing. Options include contrast skirt, contrast front, purchased ribbon trim, contrast side front, back and flounces.

Beautiful! Make some pretty and casual skirts with this pattern.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Sizes 14, 16, 18, and 20. Copyright 2003.

Waist 28, 30, 32, 34
Hip 38, 40, 42, 44

This pattern produces two sweet plush dogs. Patterns include Daisy and Dandelion. Dogs are approximately 18" high with contrast spots, foot pads, toes, sole, inner ear, eyes, and nose. Dog A has contrast flower.

Decorate your home with these cute plush dogs, or give as gifts.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Copyright 2010.

Sew this lovely misses skirt, pants and shorts pattern for everyday wear. Easy pattern from the McCall's Woman's Day Collection pattern line. All garments have side seam pockets and back zipper closure gathered into waistband. Skirt is straight style with back vent. Pants are tapered.

Beautiful! Make some pretty and casual outfits with this pattern.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Sizes 8, 10 and 12. Vintage 1993.

Bust 31-1/2, 32-1/2, 34
Waist 24, 25, 26-1/2
Hip 33-1/2, 34-1/2, 36
Back waist length 15-3/4, 16, 16-1/4

Sew this lovely misses top and skirt in two views for everyday wear. Easy pattern from the Butterick Jessica Howard Fast and Easy pattern line. Top is semi-fitted, slightly flared with self or contrast collar, extended shoulders, shoulder pads, princess seaming and long sleeves. Skirt is straight style, semi-fitted, above mid knee or mid-knee length with waistband, back zipper closure, and hemline slit.

Beautiful! Make some pretty and casual outfits with this pattern.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Sizes 6, 8, and 10. Vintage 1993.

Bust 30-1/2, 31-1/2, 32-1/2
Waist 23, 24, 25
Hip 32-1/2, 33-1/2, 34-1/2

Sew this lovely misses dress in five views for everyday wear. Easy pattern from the McCall's Fashion Basics pattern line. All dresses are pullover style with extended shoulders, elastic waist, side seam pockets, and self fabric tie belt. Options include contrast skirt, front tucks, contrast collar and cuffs.

Beautiful! Make some pretty and casual dresses with this pattern.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Size 8. Vintage 1988.

Bust 31-1/2
Waist 24
Hip 33-1/2
Back-neck to waist 15-1/4

Sew these lovely misses blouses and pants for everyday wear. Easy pattern from the Butterick See and Sew pattern line. Blouse is loose fit with pointed convertible collar, front button closure, drawstring hemline, short kimono sleeves, drawstring shoulders, and top stitching. Pants are straight leg cut with elastic waist and back zipper.

Beautiful! Make some pretty and casual blouses and pants with this pattern.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Size 10. Vintage 1970s.

Bust 32-1/2
Waist 25
Hip 34-1/2
Back-neck to waist 16

Sew these lovely misses blouses for everyday wear. Easy pattern from the Simplicity pattern line. Blouse can be sewn in four different views. All views have front tucks, back button closure, and set-in sleeves. Options include collar, neck band, long sleeves, button cuffs, short sleeves gathered to bands or turn-back cuffs.

Beautiful! Make some pretty and casual blouses with this pattern.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Size 12. Vintage 1979.

Bust 34
Waist 26-12
Hip 36
Back-neck to waist 16-1/4

A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Enchanted Pines Dawn, by McKenna Ryan, for Robert Kaufman. Fat quarter cut, 100 percent cotton. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric features an allover blue and purple leaf pattern over a light blue background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

This beautiful piece of cotton has been individually hand dyed by Island Batik fabric artists in the garden village of Sanur, Bali. 100 percent cotton fabric, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash cold water, delicate dry cycle, cool iron.

The design on this fabric features brown leaves with a bit of a greenish tint. This fabric is perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

For all these and more fabulous finds, click here to visit the Curlicue Creations shop.
New items added weekly!

Are you following the Island Batik Log Cabin blog hop?  Today's stop on the hop features the new fabric line, Colorpop.  Here's the links to today's ambassadors:
Thursday, February 13


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Jennifer Thomas

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Log Cabin Blog Hop ~ Featuring Cabin Crossing

 Hello and welcome to my little corner of the Island Batik Ambassador Log Cabin Blog Hop!  I'm so happy you stopped by.  This is the quilt I made, Cabin Crossing.

Disclaimer:  The products used to make this quilt were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners at no cost to me.

 The objective for this hop is to make a Log Cabin quilt in any style and, at least 36" x 36".  My quilt is quite a bit bigger to showcase the fun design you get when you put together the blocks I used.

 My quilt was made with Island Batik's new Bloomers collection.  This collection has beautiful pinks, purples, periwinkle, and white fabrics.  The Bloomers fabric line should be in your local quilt shop soon.  So get out there and snatch some up before it sells out!

I used my Accuquilt Go and my 2" strip cutting die to cut all of the strips for this quilt, so it was quick, easy, and fun to prep.

This is one completed block.  I found this block design in the Electric Quilt library and figured out how to create it using my math skills.  I was so excited when I finished my first block.  Math is not my favorite thing.

I used Schmetz Microtex Sharp Needles and various Aurifil threads to piece the blocks.

 The top went together pretty quickly.  Then I loaded it onto my frame and began the quilting process.  This year one of my goals is to improve my quilting skills.  

I used these three Aurifil threads for the quilting.  The medium pink came from Aurifil's new Sardinia Pink Color Builder collection, and the other two threads were in my existing thread stash.

 It's hard to see, but I did a fun squares pattern in the outer purple border that was a new design for me.  Then I quilted a loopy back and forth circle pattern in the second border.  I did all over swirls with the pink thread over the center of the quilt.

I used a large piece of the Hobbs Heirloom Natural Cotton Batting for this quilt.  It quilted beautifully.

 I'm pretty happy with the results.  You can see the wide variety of prints in the Bloomers collection in this photo.  I used every fabric in the collection for my quilt.

 Pretty folds.

 A little peek at the back of my quilt.  I used a white neutral fabric by Island Batik for the backing.

 I bound the quilt using the same deep purple fabric as the outer border of the quilt.  I love this fabric so very much!

 Cabin Crossing on my front porch.  Trees are beginning to bloom here, but it's still chilly.

 Cabin Crossing in my kitchen with a bouquet of beautiful white flowers.  Bloomers with the Bloomers collection.

A few more pretty folds.

Cabin Crossing

Quilt Stats:
Finished Quilt Size:  58" x 82"
Block Size:  12" x 12"
Fabric:  Bloomers by Island Batik
Batting:  Hobbs Cotton with Scrim
Thread:  Aurifil
Needles:  Schmetz 
Accuquilt Go Die:  2" Strips

I usually cut a charm pack of each fabric and do a giveaway for the Island Batik blog hops, but I used most of the fabric.  I will cut what I can out of what I have left and sent it to a random winner.  Visit the Island Batik blog here:  Log Cabin Blog Hop to see a peek at all the new fabric collections.  Then leave me a comment below stating your favorite new Island Batik fabric collection. (Be sure I have a way to contact you if you are the chosen one)

While you're at the Island Batik blog, be sure to enter the giveaway there for a pack of Jackie Kunkel's new Ancient Etchings fabric.  Good luck!  I'll be drawing a winner for the Bloomers fabric when the blog hop is over.

Please visit my fellow Island Batik Ambassadors during the hop to see more fabulous batik quilting inspiration:

Monday, February 10
Tuesday, February 11
Wednesday, February 12
Thursday, February 13
Monday, February 17
Tuesday, February 18
Wednesday, February 19
Thursday, February 20
Monday, February 24
Tuesday, February 25
Wednesday, February 26
Thursday, February 27
Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today!
Jennifer Thomas
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