Wednesday, August 17, 2022

New PDF Patterns in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 08/17/2022

The sweet B is for Bear PDF Download Quilt Pattern makes a 49" x 65" finished quilt. This quilt pattern features easy fusible applique bear and letter blocks, rotary cut bear's paw blocks, and full color diagrams throughout the pattern.

The result is a simply charming design. Great for a baby gift, a couch cuddling throw, or a pretty wall hanging.

The Ascension PDF Download Quilt Pattern sews a 58" x 58" finished size quilt, perfect for a couch cuddling, a lap quilt, or a fabulous wall hanging. This quilt features three blocks sewn using familiar rotary cutting and straight piecing directions. This pattern includes full color step by step diagrams.

The Ascension Quilt features an explosion of light flaring out from the center of this dynamic quilt.

Stitch up this beautiful quilt quickly for your next gift, or home decor project. This medium sized quilt is perfect for any room of your home. Add a little zip of drama to any area with the Ascension quilt pattern.

The romantic Sherbet Hearts PDF Download Quilt Pattern makes an approximately 64" x 70" finished quilt. This quilt pattern features fusible applique, rotary cutting, and a quick and easy stitch and flip method for the flying geese border.

The result is a simply charming design with old-fashioned hearts and nine-patch blocks trimmed with a flying geese border in yummy sherbet colors. A timeless design, reminiscent of quaint, downtown homes, the ice cream parlor, and the old timey candy shop.

The sweet Mill House Spring Mermaid Version PDF Download 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.

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Jennifer Thomas

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Tinder Box Quilt and Pattern in Quilter's World Autumn 2022 Issue

This is my newest published work, the Tinder Box quilt.  It's a cuddly throw, perfect for the crisp Autumn evenings that will be coming up soon.

Disclaimer:  The fabric used to make this quilt was provided by Island Batik.
The Tinder Box quilt and pattern are featured in the new Quilter's World Autumn 2022 issue.  There are so many beautiful Fall sewing projects inside.  I do love Fall.  It's my favorite time of the year.  Order your copy here:  Quilter's World Autumn 2022, or look for it in your local quilt shop.

I used Island Batik's new Moonlight Hollow fabric collection for this quilt.  This fabric is designed by Kathy Engle.  You may be able to find precuts in quilt shops now, and yardage should be out by September.  It's the perfect fall fabric collection with pumpkins, ravens, curly vines, and the colors ~  Wow!  Well, you can see for yourself.  These fabrics are even more beautiful in person.  

The Tinder Box block is pretty simple.  These large sized blocks come together quickly.

The stars in the sashing add to the Fall nights feeling.  Snuggle under this quilt by a campfire under the stars.  Pass the s'mores.

I quilted an allover loopy meander design to finish my quilt.

Tinder Box
Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt size:  70" x 70"
Block Size:  16" x 16" 
Fabric:  Moonlight Hollow by Island Batik
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20
Thread:  Aurifil
Needles:  Schmetz
Designed in EQ8

I encourage you to pick up a copy of this beautiful magazine today.  If you sew a Tinder Box quilt, please share a pic with me on Instagram @curlicuecreations.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Island Batik Ambassador Unboxing Video ~ Second Shipment for 2022!

 

Hello!  It's Island Batik Ambassador unboxing video time and today is my day!  Watch my video to see what wonderful supplies I received to use for my Island Batik Ambassador projects for the second half of 2022.

Disclaimer:  The products in this post were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners.
Here's a recap in photos of my boxes' contents:
I received two packages of stash builders.  I've already opened and used part of one package for my July Accuquilt Tree of Life challenge.  Each stash builder roll has four different fabrics, 5" x W.O.F.

This is my ByAnnie.com bag kit.  I'm making the Ultimate Travel bag.  I was able to choose the fabric I wanted for the bag, and ByAnnie put together everything needed to make the bag.  The pattern, the hardware, and Soft and Stable.

Here's something new:  It's an Alpaca/Wool pressing mat by Prairie Spirit Alpacas.  I've never used one before.  I did try it this week for my July project, and it was awesome!  I love how flat my seams came out.

This is the Bee Hive Buzz collection by Kathy Engle.  These fabrics will be used in the September blog hop.

These 10" precuts are the Midnight Glow fabric collection, my absolute favorite from the new lines.  I'm so excited to have received this.  Aren't they just gorgeous?  I'm thinking about using these in August.

These are most of the foundations bundle I received.  I've used two of the fabrics already.  

This is my surprise package!  I can't show you this collection yet, but I've peeked, and it is wonderful!  I'll be revealing these beauties in the November blog hop.

Hobbs Batting sent a package of Fusible Batting Strips.

I received this Four Patch Square Up ruler from Deb Tucker's Studio 180 for an upcoming challenge.

This is a generous six yard cut of Coconut.

Four yards each of Island Batik solid black, white, and gray.

Hobbs Black 80/20 Heirloom Batting, Queen Size.

Hobbs Thermore batting.

Hobbs Tuscany Cotton Wool Blend batting.

Hobbs Heirloom Natural Cotton Batting with Scrim.
The Accuquilt Tree of Life BOB die.

Here's everything ~ WOW!  I'm going to be busy.  Thank you so much Island Batik, Hobbs Batting, Accuquilt, ByAnnie.com, Studio 180, and Prairie Spirit Alpacas.  

Be sure to visit my fellow Island Batik Ambassador's blogs to see what supplies they received in their boxes, here:

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs
Megan Best ~ Bestquilter
Pamela Boatright ~ Pamelaquilts
Elizabeth DeCroos ~ Epida Studio
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts
Jane Hauprich ~ Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting
Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ For The Love Of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine
Anorina Morris – sameliasmum.com

Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion
Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Brianna Roberts ~ Sew Cute And Quirky
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Andi Stanfield ~ True Blue Quilts
Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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Monday, July 25, 2022

Island Batik and Accuquilt ~ Christmas in July

This is the quilt I made with the Accuquilt Tree of Life die.  I call my quilt Fountain of Life.

Disclaimer:  The supplies used to make this project were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners.

The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for July is Christmas in July with Accuquilt.  We were to use the Tree of Life die to create anything we liked and then gift it to someone.

This is the new Accuquilt Tree of Life die.  It makes a 14" square, an on-point pieced block with 73 pieces!  It's structured so there are no Y-seams.  Awesome!

I thought the tree looked a little bit like a fountain and decided to go with that design idea.  The Tree of Life die is designed so you can cut out all of the pieces for the block in one pass, but I decided to do one color at a time to keep myself from getting confused, especially as I had changed the color placement a bit to create my fountain block.

In no time at all I was ready to piece my block together.  Trail Mix helped.  

I tried my new Prairie Spirit Alpaca pressing mat.  I was so impressed!  The seams for my block came out so nice and flat.  I've never used a pressing mat and I was honestly surprised at the huge difference it made.  What a great tool to have in your sewing room.

I finished my quilt top with some blue setting squares and added a pretty gray border.  Most of these fabrics were pulled from my Island Batik foundations bundle and my stash.

I used Hobbs Poly Down batting and quilted with Aurifil 50 wt. in color #6724.  As I was quilting, I thought to myself, "This quilt needs something more....what else could I add to make it more fountain like?"

A pair of birds playing under the fountain seemed right to me.  I played with a bird block I liked from EQ8 until I had just the right design for my quilt.  I used a yellow fabric from my stash builders rolls for the birds, and fusible appliqued them right to my already quilted top.

I stitched around the edges of the birds to secure them with a small zigzag stitch and matching yellow Aurifil thread.  I used my favorite Schmetz needles, as usual.

When the birds were finished, my son pointed out that they didn't have any legs.

They're sitting down, I said.

They need legs, Mom.

OK.

Out came the Aurifil 12 wt. in bird leg color #2205.

Tiny little bird legs!

I used more yellow from my stash builders for the quilt binding.

My parents are visiting me this week from Las Vegas.  July is birthday month for both of them, so it seemed appropriate to gift this quilt to them.  Happy-Birthday-Christmas-in-July! 
 
Fountain of Life

Quilt Stats:
Finished Quilt Size:  22" x 22"
Block Size:  14" x 14"
Fabric:  Foundations, Stash Builders, Variety, by Island Batik
Batting:  Poly Down by Hobbs
Thread:  Aurifil
Die:  Tree of Life by Accuquilt
Needles:  Schmetz
Designed in EQ8

Please come by tomorrow to see my Island Batik Ambassador Unboxing video.  I'll be showing all of the goodies I received to make my projects for the second half of 2022.

I also encourage you to visit my fellow ambassadors to see what they're making.  Here's a list:

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs
Megan Best ~ Bestquilter
Pamela Boatright ~ Pamelaquilts
Elizabeth DeCroos ~ Epida Studio
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts
Jane Hauprich ~ Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting
Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ For The Love Of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine
Anorina Morris – sameliasmum.com

Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion
Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Brianna Roberts ~ Sew Cute And Quirky
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Andi Stanfield ~ True Blue Quilts
Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt

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Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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