Sunday, April 30, 2023

Sweater Weather Quilt and Pattern ~ New!

Meet Sweater Weather, my newest quilt pattern!

I used the new Garden Delight fabric collection from Island Batik to make this quilt.  It's super colorful and full of fun fruit and veggie designs, like apples and cherries ~ Yum!

The Sweater Weather quilt alternates this simple nine patch block in deep purple and solid white with oodles of crossing blocks in different color combinations.

Here's a pic of Sweater Weather during the quilting process.  I quilted it in an allover loopy meander design.

I love the way this quilt glows from the outside in!

Here's a closer look at some of the blocks.

Fiery pink and orange blocks are placed along the outer edge.

Sweater Weather is a nice bed size, 68" x 84".
Full color diagrams are featured throughout the pattern to help you get the color placement just right.

It even looks pretty folded up!

Sweater Weather, ready for some front porch sittin'.

Backed in glorious Island Batik green, binding is the green apple fabric.

Sweater Weather

Quilt Stats:
Finished Quilt Size:  68" x 84"
Block Size:  8" x 8"
Fabric:  Garden Delight by Island Batik
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20
Thread:  King Tut by Superior
Designed in EQ8

Are you inspired to make your very own Sweater Weather quilt?  Get the pattern today in the Curlicue Creations shop.  For the PDF download pattern, click here:  Sweater Weather PDF Download Pattern.  For a paper copy via snail mail, click here:  Sweater Weather Quilt Pattern, paper copy  If you sew a Sweater Weather quilt, please share a copy with me on Instagram @CurlicueCreations, #sweaterweatherquilt.  I would love to see your quilt!

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas
Curlicue Creations

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Sunday, April 23, 2023

Crazy Quilt Challenge featuring Wild Heart Table Runner

This is my Wild Heart table runner.  It's my April challenge project for Island Batik Ambassadors.

Quilt Story:  My heart has been broken and stitched back together so many times that I wonder if the stitches will hold. Yet, my heart continues to be wild and not listen to my head.

Disclaimer:  The products used to make this project were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners.
This month Island Batik and Aurifil Thread teamed up and challenged the Ambassadors to make a crazy quilt project.  

Each Ambassador was sent an Aurifil Color Builder thread set.  I received Walking Palm.  It has two solid green threads and one variegated thread.  These three threads are 50 wt.

I chose to use Island Batik's Playful Purples 10" precuts for my project.  I felt like the green threads would contrast well with the purple fabrics to show off the decorative stitches.

Shops that are currently selling Playful Purples include:
Hancocks of Paducah
Missouri Star
The Quilted Beehive

I used a Schmetz 75 piecing and quilting needle for this project.

I paper pieced the heart blocks using three crazy heart patterns from EQ8.

Then I had fun using the decorative stitches from my Janome Memory Craft sewing machine and all three of the Aurifil Walking Palm threads.

This is the third Wild Heart block.

I used Hobbs Heirloom Fusible Cotton Batting for this project.  I really love to use fusible batting on small projects that I will not be quilting on my frame.  It's super easy to use, and you can always re-iron if some of it comes unfused during the quilting process.
Here is the Wild Heart table runner on my kitchen table.  It just fits!
I used my Accuquilt strip dies to cut the borders for this quilt.

Here is a close up of my favorite decorative stitch used on this project.

I used Island Batik's Dandelion Jelly fabric for the binding.

Here's the back of my quilt.  I used up the last of my stack of Playful Purples to make a pieced backing.

Pretty folds.
Wild Heart table runner

Quilt Stats:
Quilt Size:  44" x 18"
Block Size:  12" x 12"
Fabric:  Playful Purples by Island Batik
Thread:  Walking Palm Color Builder Set by Aurifil
Batting:  Fusible by Hobbs
Needles:  75 by Schmetz
Dies:  1-1/2" strip, 2-1/2" strip by Accuquilt
Designed in EQ8

Be sure to visit my fellow Island Batik Ambassadors to see the crazy quilt projects they've made for April.  The variety and inspiration is amazing!  Here's the list:

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs
Renee Atkinson ~ Pink Tulip Quilting
Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts
Susan Deshensky ~ Lady Blue Quilts
Brittany Fisher ~ Bobbin with Brittany

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts
Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts
Victoria Johnson ~ Forever Quilting for You
Randi Jones ~ Randi’s Roost

Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ Quiltery – For The Love Of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine

Anorina Morris ~
Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion
Sarah Pitcher ~ Pitcher’s Boutique
Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia
Lana Russel ~ Lana Quilts

Elita Sharpe ~ Busy Needle
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today!

Jennifer Thomas
Curlicue Creations

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