Saturday, June 12, 2021

New Hexie Project Prep

Have you seen my new hexagon EPP (English Paper Piecing) project yet?  I've posted a few in progress pics on Instagram and Facebook recently.  I've just begun stitching the pieces together.  This is how it all begins.  I like to cut out my hexagon shapes with the Accuquilt die.  I favor the smallest size.

For this project, I cut all my fabrics from my Island Batik stash.  

I cut out a variety of sunset colors, pinks, yellows, oranges.

A variety of blues, some stormy, some twilight.

And black too, some solid, some not.

More sunset hexies.  Can you guess what I'm making?

This is about one third of the hexies I basted, separated into three colors, and organized in a cross stitch floss box.  I like this size hexagon because they fit so well in these boxes.  Someday maybe I can have a different box for each color, like an artist's palette, ready to "paint" any design I dream up.  That's the goal ~ to turn all my scraps into basted hexagons, ready to stitch. I'll be posting updates periodically as I work on this project.  It's a slow one.  I hope you enjoy watching it come together as much as I do.

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Jennifer Thomas


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Monday, June 7, 2021

FOMO? How to follow Curlicue Creations

Do you currently follow my blog by email notification?  If so, please be aware that in July, the Feedburner that provides this service will no longer be available.  I don't want you to miss out on new patterns and inspiration!  So, here's a few ways you can follow me.  

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And of course, you can always find me here, at the blog, curlicuecreations.com.

Thank you so much for your loyalty and support.

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today!

Jennifer Thomas
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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 06/01/2021

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Blue Pebbles Quilt fabric. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash warm, tumble dry, remove promptly.

The design on this fabric features an all over small scale blue pebbles print. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Blue Berry Vine Quilt fabric. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash warm, tumble dry, remove promptly.

The design on this fabric features a winding vine with small berries and flowers over a blue background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Blue Stripe Quilt fabric. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash warm, tumble dry, remove promptly.

The design on this fabric features stripes of different designs over a blue background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Ozark Calico Quilt fabric. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash warm, tumble dry, remove promptly.

The design on this fabric features flowers over a blue background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Blue Beauty Rose Fabric. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash warm, tumble dry, remove promptly.

The design on this fabric features a medium scale allover rose design. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Blue 45 Quilt fabric. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash warm, tumble dry, remove promptly.

The design on this fabric features 4s and 5s over a black background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Blue Floral Pin Dot Quilt fabric. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash warm, tumble dry, remove promptly.

The design on this fabric features colorful flowers over a blue background with geometrically spaced white pin dots. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Turquoise Blue Stripe quilt fabric. Fat quarter cut of 100 percent cotton. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

This is a destash fabric, not a new, off the bolt cut. This fabric may or may not have been pre-washed.

The design on this fabric features turquoise blue stripe design. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Mosaic quilt fabric. Fat quarter cut of 100 percent cotton. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

This is a destash fabric, not a new, off the bolt cut. This fabric may or may not have been pre-washed.

The design on this fabric features an allover mosaic design in blue. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Finding Nemo quilt fabric. Fat quarter cut of 100 percent cotton. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

This is a destash fabric, not a new, off the bolt cut. This fabric may or may not have been pre-washed.

The design on this fabric features Nemo and his fishy friends, swimming across the ocean. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Blue Sea Foam quilt fabric. Fat quarter cut of 100 percent cotton. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

This is a destash fabric, not a new, off the bolt cut. This fabric may or may not have been pre-washed.

The design on this fabric features blue and white speckles. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Sunflower Picnic quilt fabric. Fat quarter cut of 100 percent cotton. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

This is a destash fabric, not a new, off the bolt cut. This fabric may or may not have been pre-washed.

The design on this fabric features Sunflowers over a blue and white gingham plaid background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Retro Flower quilt fabric, by Riley Blake. Fat quarter cut of 100 percent cotton. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

This is a destash fabric, not a new, off the bolt cut. This fabric may or may not have been pre-washed.

The design on this fabric features colorful flowers over a blue green background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

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New items added weekly!

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Jennifer Thomas

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Joy Quilt Block and Pattern

This is the Joy quilt block.  It pairs with the Faith quilt block that I showed last week.
This is an update for a block pattern in my Etsy shop.  Here's how I made it:

I used a fusible applique method for this block,  Here's some of the leaf pieces laid out on the back of the green fabric.

These are the flower centers fused to the back of the yellow orange fabric.

Cutting out the fused patches.

Arranging leaves on the background square.

Arranging stems and flowers on the background square.

Adding more leaves.  At this point the patches are partially fused in place on the background square.

The perfect shade of yellow orange Aurifil thread to stitch down the flower centers.

Zigzag stitching around the flower centers to secure the patches.

Zigzag stitching around the flower petals with a matching red thread.

So pretty!  One flower and half of it's leaves done.

Still zigzag stitching the patches to secure them in place.

And done!  Here's a close up of one of the finished flowers.

Joy Quilt Block

This pattern is available in the Curlicue Creations Etsy Shop.  Click here to order a paper copy.

If you sew the Joy quilt block or any of my other patterns, please send me a pic.  I would love to see it!

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today,

Jennifer Thomas
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