Saturday, June 15, 2019

PDF Pattern Sale on Makerist!

 Makerist is having a flash sale now through June 16th!  Selected patterns are only $2.00 each!

 Two of my patterns are included in this sale.  The Strippy Flowers quilt block pattern, and

the Lots of Love Quilted Trivet pattern.  Click here to visit my Makerist pattern shop:

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today!

Jennifer Thomas




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Friday, June 14, 2019

Whole Cloth Quilt Rescue

 I rescued this whole cloth quilt from a local thrift shop for $1.00.

 $1.00!!!  It's so sad!  Look at all the work that went into it.  It's in beautiful condition, too.

 Here's a closer look at one of the motifs.  Aren't the birds sweet?

 A quartet of hearts is quilted in the space between the larger motifs.  The dense pebble quilting makes the designs pop.

 An even closer look at one of the simply sweet birds.

This detail shows the heart motifs along the edges of the quilt.  I'm glad I spotted this quilt and was able to give it a loving home.  Have you ever rescued a quilt?  Leave a comment below.

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Jennifer Thomas




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Sunday, June 9, 2019

What's Inside the May 2019 Quilty Box?

Disclaimer:  The contents of this subscription box were given to me by Quilty Box at no cost to me.
 What's inside the May Quilty Box?  OoOoOoh!  This is one of my favorites.  I'm really excited about this box and need to make some time in my sewing schedule to sew the featured quilt.

 Bundles of Inspiration magazine.  This month's featured designer is Janine Vangool.

 May's fabric bundle!!!  Circular Logic by Windham Fabrics.  I'm in love with these colors and patterns!

 Beautiful, curvy acrylic templates to sew the featured quilt.  (Curvy quilts are my favorite!)

 A spool of 12 wt. WonderFil Thread in always useful white.

 A pack of pretty blue flower head pins!

 A bonus cute Uppercase sticker.  This will probably go on my sewing machine.

Here's a peek at the Sunrise Quilt pattern by Janine Vangool.  This is the quilt the templates are for.  I love it.  So curvy and colorful!  I need to sew this quilt.

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Jennifer Thomas

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Sherbet Hearts Quilt ~ Sewing Right Along

 I'm sewing another Sherbet Hearts quilt because they are so much fun to make!
I've made lots of charming little hearts in a rainbow of yummy fabrics, all pulled from my stash.  This quilt is great for stash reduction.

 Here's a close up of four of the yellow heart blocks.  Aren't they charming?

 After the hearts, I worked on the Flying Geese units for the border.

 A flock of geese!

 And here the blocks are beginning to be joined into rows.  It's all starting to come together.

If you would like to sew a Sherbet Hearts quilt, the pattern is available in my Etsy shop here:

I hope to post more progress on this quilt soon.

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas




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Friday, June 7, 2019

Snuggly Sleepwear Sewing Update

 I grabbed a few minutes to work on my sleepwear project recently.

 All my pieces are cut out and the sewing has begun.

I fused the interfacing onto the neckline facing, sewed the back and front facings together, and edged them with a zigzag stitch.  Then I had to pack it up and cook my family some dinner.  At this rate, I might finish by Fall ~ LOL.

Until next time...

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Jennifer Thomas

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of June 6, 2019

The sweet Mill House Spring Rainbow Version Quilt Pattern makes a 41" x 49" finished quilt. This quilt pattern features quick hourglass blocks with no bias edges, rotary cutting, and full color diagrams throughout the pattern. 

The result is a simply charming design with pretty 4" hourglass blocks. Great for a baby gift or a pretty wall hanging.

A beautiful cut of high quality flannel quilting fabric, Motorcycle Racing Flannel, a Snuggle Flannel Print. 100 percent flannel cotton, 42" wide. Easy care, machine wash gentle cold water, non chlorine bleach, tumble dry low, cool iron.

The design on this fabric features motorcycles, garage items, and the quote "What happens in the Garage Stays in the Garage", over a white background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. (not intended for children's sleepwear). So unique - be creative!

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Jennifer Thomas



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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Making of the Mill House Spring Rainbow Version Quilt

 This is the rainbow version of the Mill House Spring quilt.  Here's a little bit about the process I went through while making this quilt.

 This quilt begins with a plethora of half square triangles.  Aren't these fabrics just gorgeous and sparkly?  I love, love, love these cool colors!

 Next, I turned them into these neat-o hourglass blocks!

 I made these in a rainbow of colors using fabrics from my stash and arranged them on my design wall before sewing them together.

 I sewed the blocks into horizontal rows.

 I added a gray border, and a black border to finish the quilt top.

 Using a rainbow thread, I quilted straight lines vertically one inch apart.

 Ragamuffin helped.  She always helps.  

 More quilting.

 And...Viola!  The Mill House Spring quilt ~ rainbow version.

The pattern for this quilt is available in my Etsy shop, here:  Mill House Spring Rainbow Version

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Jennifer Thomas




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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

May Make it Modern with Hobbs featuring Blown Away

Disclaimer:  The products used to create this quilt were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners at no cost to me.
 Introducing the Blown Away quilt ~ living free and in the wild.

 Blown Away is my Island Batik Ambassadors challenge quilt for May Make it Modern with Hobbs.

 The challenge was to create a modern quilt as defined by:  "the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, alternate grid work."

I chose these three fabrics from my Island Batik fabric collection, a yellow floral batik, a purple abstract batik, and a solid gray fabric for my project.

 This is a close up of the pinwheel block in the lower right corner.  This area of my quilt had the heaviest quilting.

 I used Hobbs Thermore batting.  This batting is especially designed for quilted clothing, but I've used it in several quilts, and it's fast becoming one of my favorites.  It's thin and so easy to work with.

 Pinwheels spinning away in the wind on a blustery day.

 I took the Pinwheel block from this Accuquilt book, and expanded it to flow across the quilt like it was "blowing away" on a windy day.

 Lovely folds of quilty goodness.

 Blown Away resting on an outdoor chair with Lily and Rose.

 I used these perfectly matching Aurifil threads to quilt the Blown Away quilt.

 I used the quilting lines to accentuate the movement and scale of the quilt.  I used the yellow thread over the yellow fabric and flowing into the gray area.  I did the same with the purple, letting it flow all the way across and into the borders.  I quilted a presser foot's width apart for the small block, then one inch apart for the medium size blocks, then one and a half inches apart for the large scale blocks.

 I used the purple fabric for the binding.

 More pretty folds of quilty goodness.

Blown Away

Quilt Stats:
Finished Quilt Size:  36" x 44"
Finished Block Size:  8" x 8"
Fabric:  Island Batik
Batting:  Hobbs Thermore
Thread:  Aurifil

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Jennifer Thomas




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