Monday, June 1, 2020

Wild Goose Chase

 For June, the Island Batik Ambassadors were given the ultimate creative freedom!  A project entirely of our choice, any size, any fabrics, any day in June!  I chose to make this Wild Goose Chase table runner.


 I used the beautiful 10" square pack I received of the Whispering Feathers by Kathy Engle collection. These fabrics are amazing!  The colors and designs are incredibly rich and vibrant.  This must be one of my favorite Island Batik collections of all time.

 I also used a variety of thread colors by Aurifil, including the new Verona Mauve collection for both the piecing and quilting of this project.

 I used Hobbs Heirloom Premium Cotton batting.  Always trouble free to quilt through.

 Especially with the Schmetz Microtex Sharp Needles.  These are excellent for sewing through tightly woven batik fabrics.

 I cut the strips for my project with the Accuquilt Go 2" Strip Die.

 This is one of the four Wild Goose Chase blocks after quilting.  It was fun to quilt straight lines in contrasting thread over the black and gray stripes.  

 It looks so beautiful in folds.

 Pretty folds close up.

 I'm not sure where it's going to be used.  I had intended to put it on my living room coffee table, but it's too big.  Here it is on the front porch church pew.

 I also really love the way it looks draped over this rustic black rocking chair.  What do you think?

 The backing fabric is gorgeous, too.  This berry colored blender came with the Whispering Feathers 10" square pack as a fabric coordinate.

 Binding in solid black Island Batik.  

 I really enjoyed making this project.  It was fun, and I love the way it came out.

Yes, we are out in the sticks!  This is the side of my husband's shed.  

Wild Goose Chase
Quilt Stats:
Finished Quilt Size:  14-1/2" x 49-1/2"
Block Size:  12" x 12"
Fabric:  Whispering Feathers, by Kathy Engle, for Island Batik
Thread:  Aurifil
Batting:  Hobbs Premium Cotton
Needles:  Schmetz Microtex Sharp
Cutting Die:  Accuquilt 2" Strip

Be sure to check out what my fellow Ambassadors are making by visiting their blogs, too:
Carolina Asmussen ~Carolina Asmussen
Megan Best ~ Best Quilter
PamelaBoatright ~ PamelaQuilts
JenniferFulton ~ Inquiring Quilter
Vasudha Govindan ~ Storied Quilts
Joanne Hart ~ Unicorn Harts
Mania Hatziioannidi~ Mania for Quilts
CarlaHenton ~ Create in the Sticks
ConnieKauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
EmilyLeachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
DeniseLooney ~For the Love of Geese
LeahMalasky~Quilted Delights
SallyManke ~Sally Manke
Maryellen McAuliffe ~Mary Mack's Blog
Kathleen McCormick~Kathleen McMusing
CarolMoellers ~Carol Moellers Designs
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Sharon Riley ~ Sew Riley Designs
MichelleRoberts ~Creative Blonde
Gail Sheppard ~Quilting Gail
Jennifer Strauser~Dizzy Quilter
JenniferThomas ~Curlicue Creations
AlisonVermilya ~Little Bunny Quilts
SandraWalker ~mmm! quilts
JanetYamamoto ~Whispers of Yore

Be Creative ~ Sew something beautiful today.

Jennifer Thomas


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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop Winner!

Congratulations goes out to Dale of Indiana as the winner of my giveaway for the Island Batik Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop.  Dale commented, "Your seat cushions look SO SPRING-ISH! Pretty colors!! Nice job!!"  Dale will be receiving a 15 piece charm pack of the new Smooch fabric collection, plus a copy of my Sherbet Hearts Pink Lemonade quilt pattern, also featuring the Smooch fabric line.  Thanks to everyone who entered. I loved reading your comments.  They make my day!

Be creative ~ Sew something beautiful today.

Jennifer Thomas


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Sunday, May 24, 2020

What's Inside the May 2020 Quilty Box?

 The May 2020 Quilty Box has finally arrived on my door step.  How nice to get a quilty surprise in my mailbox each month.  New supplies and inspiration without having to leave home.  I love it.

Disclaimer:  The contents of this subscription box were given to me by Quilty Box at no cost to me.
 This month's fabric collection is full of cool grays, whites, and blues.  It's the Pottery collection, by Dale Allen-Rowse a.k.a. the Quilting Cowboy for Windham Fabrics.

 Inside Bundles of Inspiration you can read an interview with the Quilting Cowboy and sew his pattern Cross Play in two sizes.

 This month's box also includes a new pack of Gold-Eye Milliners needles!

 A pack of Sew Tites Dots.  These strong magnets can be used in place of pins.

 An acrylic template for the Cross Play quilt.

 A mask hook.  I'm assuming this is some sort of tool for making face masks, but I'm not sure how to use it.  I'll have to look it up.

WonderFil Thread in a beautiful gunmetal gray color.

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Are you curious to try Quilty Box for yourself?  Click on the above ad to visit their site now.  They have plans to fit every budget.  Next month's featured designer is Laura Heine.

Be creative ~ Sew something beautiful today.

Jennifer Thomas

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 05/23/2020

Twinkle Twinkle handmade quilt. This quilt would be lovely for a housewarming gift, a baby quilt, a table topper, or as a small wall hanging. Divine purple, green, pink, and white parade across this square quilt, adding sparkle to your table top or wall.

This quilt is quilted with pink thread in a wavy line wishbone design. The back of the quilt is a black print fabric.

This quilt measures 41" x 41", and includes a pink floral print hanging sleeve. All fabrics are 100 percent cotton. This quilt was designed, stitched, and quilted in my studio by me. A label is affixed to the back stating the quilt's name, my name, the date completed, and where it was created. The inner batting is high quality 100 percent cotton.

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. Easy care, machine wash cold water, delicate dry cycle, cool iron.

The design on this fabric features dark yellow swirls over a yellow background. This fabric is 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. Easy care, machine wash cold water, delicate dry cycle, cool iron.

The design on this fabric features purple bubbles over a purple background. This fabric is 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. Easy care, machine wash cold water, delicate dry cycle, cool iron.

The design on this fabric features light blue coral over a blue background. This fabric is 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. Easy care, machine wash cold water, delicate dry cycle, cool iron.

The design on this fabric features dark yellow swirls over a yellow background. This fabric is 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. Easy care, machine wash cold water, delicate dry cycle, cool iron.

The design on this fabric features purple bubbles over a purple background. This fabric is perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

Little Country Favorites cross stitch book 6, Art of Cross Stitch, Linda Myers. This cross stitch booklet features 12 different country cross stitch patterns. All designs are shown in full color. The color charts are written for DMC and Bates floss.

8 pages. Softcover book. Fair condition. All charts are in usable condition. Copyright 1984.

Little Country Favorites cross stitch book no. BK7, Graph-it Arts, Lynn Waters Busa. This cross stitch booklet features 24 different country cross stitch patterns. All designs are shown in full color. The color charts are written for DMC.

6 pages. Softcover book. Very good condition. All charts are in usable condition. Copyright 1987.

Nine Lives cross stitch booklet, Graphique Needle Arts, Judy Nason. This cross stitch booklet features 8 different cat cross stitch patterns. All designs are shown in full color. The color charts are written for DMC and Bates Anchor embroidery floss.

13 pages. Softcover booklet. Good condition. A small area is hilighted in blue on one of the charts (see page 10). All charts are in usable condition. Copyright 1983.

This wonderful booklet, 99 Expert Quilting Tips from the editors of Rodale Press Quilt Books and Quilters Newsletter Magazine includes tips and helpful hints on all aspects of quilt making.

This book is softcover, used, fair condition. Some pages have dog eared corners. Copyright 1997. Black and white photos. 45 pages.

This wonderful book, Pixel Perfect, by Tula Pink includes a pattern to make the Pixel Perfect quilt and a Pixel Perfect Pillow. This was originally a supplement to Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine.

This book is softcover, used, but in excellent condition. 20 pages.


Be creative ~ Sew something beautiful today.

Jennifer Thomas

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