Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Making of the Dot to Dot Quilt

Disclaimer:  The fabrics used in this quilt were given to me by Island Batik at no cost.
 Good morning.  Did you see my Dot to Dot quilt in the recent Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop?  Today I'm going to show a few photos of what went into the making of this quilt.

 I used Island Batik's new Winter Park fabric collection.

 Along with this Island Batik Custard fabric for the backgrounds.

 I only turned my back for a minute...she knows better!

 Another photo of these fabrics ~ so pretty!

 This quilt features 288 fusible appliqued circles.  I like to use Heat 'N Bond Lite. I used a circle stencil and a Sharpie marker to make drawing the circles easy.  

 Then I constructed the background blocks.




 Here are a few of the blocks after fusing the dots.

 I carefully placed all 18 dots on each block before fusing to get the spacing correct.


 A block with all the circles fused in place.

 Pusheen posing with a lot of blocks.  Oh kitty!

 After all the circles have been fused, I used a zigzag stitch to secure the edges.  

 I used a dark blue Aurifil thread to zigzag around all the circles.  

 One block complete.

 More zigging and zagging.

 So pretty!

 Before borders.

 Pin basting.

 Straight line quilting with a walking foot and the same dark blue Aurifil thread as the zigzag stitching.

 I quilted....

 and quilted...

 and quilted.

Ragamuffin helped a little.

 Quilting the borders.

 Trimmed off the excess batting and backing.  I love the way the close quilting lines look across the borders.

 I used more of the Custard fabric for the binding.

 The completed Dot to Dot quilt.

Time to enjoy this quilt!  It looks pretty on my front porch.

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas




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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop

Note:  Some of the products featured in this post were given to me at no cost by Island Batik, Quilty Box, Accuquilt, Aurifil, and Hobbs.
 Hello!  Welcome to my little corner of the bookshelf and thanks for visiting today.  I'm taking part in Bea Lee's Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop.  Thanks so much, Bea for hosting this event!  It's been a lot of fun.  You can visit Bea at Beaquilter.

 The hardest part, by far was choosing a book!  I have a huge library of quilt books and there are so many that I love, but have just never made a quilt from.  I ended up choosing "Little Quilts" by Berg, Von Holt, and Johnson.  This book was published in 1993, and I've likely had it just about that long!  

 My quilt was inspired by the Country Christmas pattern.  I changed the size of the star blocks from 5" finished to 8" finished so I could try out my new Accuquilt Go 8" Qube.  

 Here's what I came up with.  I call it Little Star Quilt.  Creative name, huh?  Hahaha.

 I used this Blue Moon charm pack of Island Batik fabrics that I received in a Quilty Box last year.  I've been saving them for just the right quilt.  I paired them with some other Island Batik fabrics from my stash.

 The Accuquilt Go made it so easy to cut out all the pieces accurately and quickly!  See how the triangles are die cut with the corners already snipped?  This made the piecing so easy.  Everything matches up perfectly when you are ready to sew the blocks together.

 I love the way these stars sparkle!

 Horizontal photo.

 Pretty folds.

 I like this photo with the Little Star Quilt on a washtub hanging out on my front porch.

 I quilted this top in an allover loopy meander with white Aurifil thread, and some Hobbs batting.

 I used a coordinating turquoise rose print fabric from my stash for the backing.  

 I made the binding out of the same purple Island Batik fabric that was used for the inner border.

 These bunny sisters are ready for a Springtime tea party.

Little Star Quilt

Quilt Stats:
Quilt Size:  30" x 30"
Block Size:  8" x 8"
Fabric:  Blue Moon by Island Batik
Thread:  Aurifil
Batting:  Hobbs

Thank you again, Bea for hosting the Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop and inspiring me to create the Little Star Quilt.  Be sure to visit all the other quilters on the hop and see what everyone's sewn!

Here's the list:

Monday Feb 18th
Turid at densyendehimmel
Pamela at Pamelaquilts
Selina at Selinaquilts
Kathleen at Kathleenmcmusing

Tuesday Feb 19th
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts
Shasta at high road quilter
Theresa at bumbleberrystitches


Wednesday Feb 20th
Sharon at Vrooman’s quilts
Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Brenda at songbirddesigns
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions

Thursday Feb 21st
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns

Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Marian at seams to be sew

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today!

Jennifer Thomas




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Friday, February 15, 2019

New PDF Quilt Patterns on Makerist

 I've recently been accepted to Makerist as a pattern designer.  Makerist is an online site where you can purchase PDF download patterns.  They have different sections, like Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Quilting and Patchwork, Embroidery, and Cutting.  I have six of my patterns available on Makerist so far, including:  Rock the Boat






If you enjoy PDF patterns, or just like looking at quilts, take a look at Makerist.

Be creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today,

Jennifer Thomas






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