Monday, August 19, 2019

Star Crossed Part One

Disclaimer:  The products in this post were given to my by Island Batik at no cost to me.
 My Island Batik Ambassador challenge for August is Star Light, Star Bright.  I've been working on it in between getting my three boys back to school.  One to college, one to high school, and the fourth grader is starting on this coming Monday.  I'm excited about the design for Star Crossed.  You can see my design idea, along with some of the new Island Batik fabrics above.

 I was able to cut all of my pieces out with the Accuquilt Go.  So quick, precise, and easy to use.  
I used the 8" qube and a couple of strip dies to cut out my quilt.

 Then I began a lot of chain piecing!  I'm making sets of twelve blocks each in three different colorways, purple, pink, and lavender.

 Here is my design wall showing many of the block units.

 This is one of the finished blocks.  Can you figure out how it is going to become a star?  I'll reveal the whole quilt in a future post.  I've just finished the quilting, so the big reveal should be in the next week or so.  Stay tuned!

Are you following Island Batik's Beat the Heat Blog Hop?  Today's featured blogs are:
Monday, August 19
Joanne Hart
Carla Henton

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Jennifer Thomas


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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

New Buttons in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 08-14-19

Set of four white shell sewing buttons. 3/4", 19 mm. Four holes for secure stitching.

Set of ten brown sewing buttons with matte finish. 1/2", 12 mm. Four holes for secure stitching. A grayish shade of brown.

Set of 40 white shell sewing buttons. 1/2", 12 mm. Four holes for secure stitching.

Set of 24 pink shell sewing buttons. 1/2", 12 mm. Four holes for secure stitching.

One large brown sewing button. Button is made of plastic material. 1-1/8" or 30 mm. Four holes for secure stitching.

Set of ten brown sewing buttons. Buttons are made of plastic material. 7/8" or 22 mm. Four holes for secure stitching.

New items added weekly!

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Jennifer Thomas

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Village Star Quilt

 The Village Star quilt is featured in the new Annie's book, Quilting for the Home.
The on-point setting gives it a unique look.

 This quilt is sewn with two similar blocks.  This one, with the orange crossing lines, 

 And this one with the green crossing lines.

 I used Island Batik fabrics to sew my quilt.  See the pretty backing fabric?  It coordinates perfectly with the top.

 I used the Warm Company's Warm and Natural Cotton Batting and did straight line quilting on a diagonal out from the center of the quilt.

 I used the same green fabric as the outer border for the binding.  

 This pretty folded view shows off the fabrics and quilting.

 The Village Star quilt posing beautifully in Annie's professional photo shoot.

Village Star

Quilt Stats:
Finished Quilt Size:  56" x 56"
Finished Block Size:  12" x 12"
Fabrics:  Island Batik
Batting:  Warm and Natural by the Warm Company
Thread:  King Tut Superior Threads


The Village Star quilt and pattern are available in Annie's new Quilting for the Home project book, along with 10 other fun to make quilts and accessories for your home.  Order your copy here:  Quilting for the Home  If you sew a Village Star quilt, please send me a photo.  I would love to see your quilt!

Are you following Island Batik's Beat the Heat Blog Hop?  Here are the links to today's bloggers:
Wednesday, August 7
Sandra Walker
Terri Vanden Bosch

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Jennifer Thomas


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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Bluprint Black Friday Sale!

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Bluprint is having a Black Friday sale for the entire month of August!  If you've been thinking about trying Bluprint, here's a great opportunity.  Get 30 days of digital classes for just $1.00!!!
Click the above ad to get started.  You can also take advantage of 40% off your first order of Kits and Supplies with coupon code SUMMERSAVE40.  Both offers are good now through August 31st.  


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Jennifer Thomas

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Monday, August 5, 2019

New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 08-05-19

A beautiful cut of high quality flannel quilting fabric, Jingle Belles Brushed Cotton Fabric, by Cheri Strole, for Moda Fabrics. Fat quarter cut of 100 percent brushed cotton. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric features red, yellow, blue, and green stripes on a white background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. (not intended for children's sleepwear). So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, RB Pine with Glitter 2 Quilt Fabric, Christmas Prints. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric features pine cones and branches over a white background. Silver glitter gives it a sparkly touch. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Green Petals Fabric, by Beth 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 a green oval petal design over a light green background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

Island Batik is have a month long Beat the Heat blog hop showcasing the Spring 2019 fabric collections!  Today's blogs to visit for the hop are:
Monday, August 5
Leanne Parsons
Sherry Shish

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Jennifer Thomas


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