Saturday, June 18, 2022

Daisy Pond Quilt and Pattern in Love of Quilting July/August 2022

My Daisy Pond quilt and pattern is featured in the new Love of Quilting July/August 2022....sort of.  

See the "Plus Free Bonus Digital Pattern" on the cover?  That's Daisy Pond.  You can get it when you purchase the issue.  Here's a link to get your copy:  Love of Quilting July/August 2022, or look for it in local quilt shops now.  *Bonus:  My fellow Island Batik Ambassador Quilting Gail has a quilt in this issue, too!

Daisy Pond was a really fun medallion style quilt with this quick and easy to sew fusible applique ring of daisies floating on a pond for the center block.  The green border around the daisies represents the marshy green edge of the pond.

The checkerboard border and the triangle border represent rocks around the pond.

I used Island Batik's new Jewel Carvings fabric collection for this quilt.

Pretty folds!

I swirl quilted in a blue thread to simulate movement in the water.

Daisy Pond is backed in another lovely blue Island Batik fabric and bound with a dotty blue.

More pretty folds.  These colors make me feel happy and calm.

Daisy Pond
Quilt Stats:
Finished Quilt Size:  42" x 51"
Center Block Size:  16" x 16"
Fabric:  Jewel Carvings
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20
Thread:  Aurifil
Needles:  Schmetz
Designed in EQ8

If you sew a Daisy Pond quilt, please tag me on Instagram @curlicuecreations.  I would love to see it!

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Jennifer Thomas
Curlicue Creations

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Monday, June 13, 2022

New York Beauty Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hello!  Welcome to my day of the Island Batik Ambassador New York Beauty blog hop!  This is my quilt.

Disclaimer:  The products used to make this quilt were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners.
This month's challenge and blog hop was to make a New York Beauty quilt using our "surprise" package fabrics that we received in our January Ambassador boxes.  

I was lucky enough to receive Pumpkin Spice.  This collection was designed by Kathy Engle for Sarah Fabian, Quilt Basket.  It is gorgeous!  The purples, golds, greens and more are saturated with Island Batik color, and the patterns feature pumpkins, ravens, curling vines and other fabulous designs.  I'm in love!  I'm giving away some of this collection at the end of my post.  Read on.

New York Beauty quilts typically feature curved blocks with paper pieced points.  This is one of the arcs I made for my quilt.  I designed my blocks in EQ8.  If you own Electric Quilt 8 and you've never tried designing one of these, it's really quite easy and fun.  They have a special section for drawing "arc" blocks.  I highly recommend trying it out.  

Here's one of my completed blocks.  I had a great time mixing up the Pumpkin Spice fabrics for the points and rainbows.  The neutral fabric I used is Rice.  I had a 6 yard cut and I used most of it for this project.

After I put all the blocks together, I cut squares from each fabric and sewed them into strips for one of the borders.

I made another pieced border with more paper piecing via these triangle strips.

When my top was all together and it was time to quilt I chose this light purple Aurifil thread.  It's #2562.  

Ragamuffin supervised.  "When is my new snuggle quilt going to be ready?" she wanted to know.

I quilted a loopy meander over the surface of the quilt with my favorite, Schmetz needles.

I used Hobbs 80/20 Bleached Cotton for the batting.  It's wonderful!

It looks like summertime on my front porch.

I used this Island Batik blender fabric for the backing. 

I made the binding from two of the green Pumpkin Spice fabrics.

So lovely!

New York Beauty
Quilt Stats:
Finished Quilt Size:  58-1/2" x 70-1/2"
Block Size:  12" x 12"
Fabric:  Pumpkin Spice and Rice by Island Batik
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20 Bleached Cotton
Thread:  Aurifil 2562
Needles:  Schmetz
Designed in EQ8

Here's my giveaway!  I'm giving 5" charms of 19 of the fabrics from the Pumpkin Spice collection.  To enter my giveaway, simply leave a comment below (scroll to the end of this post) with an idea for the name of my quilt.  I'll draw a winner randomly at the end of the hop.  Please be sure I have a way to contact you, should you be the lucky one.

In addition to my giveaway, please visit the Island Batik Blog for a chance to win a precut bundle of Savannah or Santorini fabric from their new collections!

Please visit my blog hop partner, Maryellen @ Mary Mack Made Mine to see what she made with the Pumpkin Spice fabric collection.  I'm including a list of the complete blog hop below.

June 6:

Gail Sheppard, Quilting Gail
Elizabeth DeCroos, Epida Studio

June 7:

Reed Johnson, Blue Bear Quilts
Andi Stanfield, True Blue Quilts

June 8:

Sandra Starley, Textile Time Travels

June 9:

Jennifer Fulton, Inquiring Quilter
Mania Hatziioannidi, Mania for Quilts

June 10:

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 1 and Giveaway

June 13:

Jennifer Thomas, Curlicue Creations
Maryellen McAuliffe, Mary Mack Made Mine

June 14:

Pamela Boatright, Pamela Quilts
Anorina Morris, Samelia’s Mum

June 15:

Michelle Roberts, Creative Blonde Gifts
Lisa Pickering, Lisa’s Quilting Passion

June 16:

Denise Looney, For the Love of Geese
Connie Kauffman, Kauffman Designs

June 17:

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 2 and Giveaway

June 20:

Claudia Porter, Create with Claudia
Brianna Roberts, Sew Cute and Quirky

June 21:

Gail Renna, Quilt Haven Threads
Preeti Harris, Sew Preeti Quilts

June 22:

Megan Best, Bestquilter
Leah Malasky, Quilted Delights

June 23:

Suzy Webster, Websterquilt
Emily Leachman, The Darling Dogwood

June 24:

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 3 and Giveaway

June 27:

Jane Hauprich, Stitch by Stitch Custom Quilting
Brenda Alburl, Songbird Designs

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas
Curlicue Creations

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