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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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

New Fat Quarters in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 02-13-19

This beautiful piece of Cotton has been individually hand dyed by Island Batik fabric artists in the garden village of Sanur, Bali. It is 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash cold water, delicate dry cycle, cool iron.

The design on this fabric features shades of purple buttons on a purple background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Marbles Orange Fabric, for Moda Fabrics. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric is a marbled orange color. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Marbles Minty Green Fabric, for Moda Fabrics. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric is a marbled minty green color. 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 high quality flannel quilting fabric, Baby Talk Alphabet Flannel, by Cheri Strole, for Moda Fabrics. 100 percent flannel cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric features letters and pictures that go with each letter on a yellow background. C is for Cat, I is for Ice Cream, D is for Duck, and on and on.... Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. (not intended for children's sleepwear). So unique - be creative!

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

The design on this fabric features stripes of playful snowmen, penguins, candy canes, and snowflakes. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Pink Bunnies in Baskets Fabric. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash warm, tumble dry, remove promptly.

The design on this fabric features bunnies, flowers, hearts, flowerpots, and watering cans over a pink background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!


Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today,

Jennifer Thomas



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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Introducing the 2019 Island Batik Ambassadors.....

Today I'm sharing a list of the 2019 Island Batik Ambassadors with links to their blogs (most of them).  This is such a talented group of quilters and I feel so lucky to be a part of this program. We will be sewing projects all year with Island Batik fabrics, Aurifil Thread, Hobbs Batting, and Accuquilt.  I would encourage you to visit and follow these blogs so you don't miss a minute of quilting inspiration.


Carolina Asmussen ~Carolina Asmussen
Gene Black ~ Gene Black
Pamela Boatright ~ Pamela Quilts
Connie K Campbell ~ Freemotion by the River
Anja Clyke ~ Anja Quilts
Becca Fenstermaker ~Pretty Piney
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter
Barbara Gaddy ~ Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Dione Gardner-Stephen ~ Clever Chameleon
Sarah Goer ~ Sarah Goer Quilts
Vasudha Govindan ~ Storied Quilts
Joanne Hart ~
Mania (Magdalini) Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for Quilts
Carla Henton ~ Create in the Sticks
Stephanie Jacobson ~ Steph Jacobson Designs
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
Joan Kawano ~ Moosestash Quilting
Kim Lapacek ~ Persimon Dreams
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Leanne Parsons ~ Devoted Quilter
Bea Lee ~ BeaQuilter
Toby Lischko ~ Gateway Quilts & Stuff
Bill Locke ~ Studio Bill Locke
Denise Looney ~ For the Love of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Sally Manke ~ Sally Manke
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack's Blog
Kathleen McCormick ~ KathleenMcCormick
Carol Moellers ~ Carol Moellers Designs
Karen Neary ~ Sew Karen-ly Created
Jackie O’Brien ~ If These Threads Could Talk
Laura Piland ~ Slice of Pi Quilts
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde
Vicki Schlimmer ~ Vicki's Crafts and Quilting
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Sherry Shish ~ Powered by Quilting
Anita Skjellanger , Quilt in a not-Shell
Laticia "Tish" Stemple ~ Tish's Adventures in Wonderland
Jennifer Strauser ~ Dizzy Quilter
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Terri Vanden Bosch ~ Lizard Creek Quilts
Alison Vermilya ~ Little Bunny Quilts
Sandra Walker ~ mmm! quilts
(Debora) Anne Weins ~ Sweetgrass Creative Designs
Geraldine Wilkins ~ Living Water Quilter
Janet Yamamoto ~

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today!

Jennifer Thomas

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness Block for a Friend

Isn't this a sweet block?  This block was sewn from a free pattern by Carol Doak.  I found this pattern in a wonderful blog post by Michele Bilyeau that includes links to this and many other breast cancer awareness block patterns that are available online.  I made this for a friend in one of the groups I belong to.  She was recently diagnosed and is making a pink ribbon quilt out of blocks from friends around the world.  I made my block with some Island Batik fabrics from my stash.  I'm a 13 year survivor of breast cancer myself.  It's so important to get your mammograms.  If you haven't had one in the past year, go see your doctor and schedule one today.  Early detection could save your life.

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Getaway Blog Hop Winner!

Disclaimer:  The Fabrics in this post were given to me by Island Batik.
Congratulations goes out to Annmarie from WI!  She was randomly chosen as the winner of 5" charms of Island Batik's new Winter Park fabric collection.  Annmarie commented her favorite getaway is:  Lake Superior beaches are my favorite place to go to getaway!

Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by and left a comment.  It was fun to read about your favorite getaways.  Now I have a fabulous bucket list of places to visit...someday.  If you missed reading about my Dot to Dot quilt, you can see the post here:  

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Jennifer Thomas



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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Magnificent Minis Part One

Disclaimer:  The fabrics in this post were given to me by Island Batik at no cost to me.
 The first Island Batik Ambassadors challenge for 2019 is Magnificent Minis.  This quilt has to be 24" x 24" or smaller. I'm choosing my fabrics from the above pic.  The Brown, White, Green, and Pink will be the featured fabrics in this quilt.  I'll be using little snippets from the rolls in a variety of colors.  This quilt is going to have a scrappy look.

Here's a little sneaky peeky at what I'm sewing.  It's going to be curvy ~ curvalicious!  Curvy quilts are so challenging, but I love the look.  I've never sewn a curvy mini.  The blocks are going to be 5-1/2" finished.  We'll have to see how this goes.  At this point, all my pieces are cut out and I'm ready to begin.  Can you guess what I'm sewing?  Leave a comment below.

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Jennifer Thomas






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Monday, February 4, 2019

Island Batik Fantastical Unboxing Post!

Today is the day!  Today I get to share with you all of the fabulous goodies I will be using to sew my Island Batik Ambassador projects for 2019.  I hope to bring you much inspiration throughout the year.  I would like for you to be just as excited about Island Batik fabrics as I am.  So many colors....I love color so much.  I know you do, too.  So without further ado, it's time for "Unboxing Day"!

All the products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik, Aurifil, Hobbs, and Accuquilt at no cost to me.
This is the tremendous box of sewing goodies I received from Island Batik.  This box is huge!  24lbs.  It was hard to get into the house.

But....that is not all!  This year Island Batik is partnering with Accuquilt for the ambassador program.  I also received this equally large and cumbersome box from Accuquilt!  Wow, am I doubly excited now!

Let's open the box from Island Batik first.  Here's what I see when I remove the packing paper.  The surprise package is some fabric for the big blog hop in August.  It's a tease ~ I can't show it to you until then.  But look at that pretty yellow on the right!  Oooh and aaaah!  I've been into yellow lately.

The yellow fabric is part of this beautiful foundation bundle.  Look at this colorful variety this includes to use in my projects this year.  Oh yes there's some pink.  I adore pink.  

Next I spy a spool of Aurifil thread in more sunshiny yellow!  Awesome!

This is not the best photo.  I apologize, but I'm so excited!  These are some solid fabrics in gray, white, and black to coordinate with the batik fabrics.  We received some of these last year and they were invaluable.  All three of these solid shades really show off the batiks and make the colors pop.  Thank you, Island Batik.

This is my favorite fabrics in the package - Twilight Chic.  It's a strip pack in yellows, purples, and blues with coordinating yardage.   What an amazing color combination.  I can't wait to sew with these.

Did you know Island Batik also offers a large selection of rayon fabrics?  Do you do any garment sewing?  These are just wonderful feeling fabrics.  I received 2 yards of this purple dragonfly rayon.  What should I make with it?  A summer top?  Maybe I could combine it with the black rayon I have from last year and make a long, swirly, summer skirt.  Hmmmmm.....if you have any suggestions, please leave a comment.

These are rolls of 5" x 40" cuts.  These are great for applique, scrappy projects, or when you are looking for that "just right" bit 'o color for your current project.

I found a few of these Island Batik buttons stashed in my box too.  I have one pinned on my tote bag that goes everywhere I go.  So pretty in pink.

Here's another gem.  It's a rayon scarf in bright beautiful colors.  Thank you so much!

I love it so much, I wore it for my new profile photo.

This large piece of Neutral Yardage (5 yards) is Tortiseshell Straw.  Another pretty yellow fabric to play with. Yes.

Ooh look!  Another spool of Aurifil thread.  This one is a shade somewhere in between a cool minty green and a fresh new spring green.  I like it.

Another one of those "not the best photo - I'm too excited", but two more spools of Aurifil thread.  One peachy color and one plum.

Next, let me show you the different battings that were so generously included by Hobbs.  There are so many batts in this box!  This one is 80/20 Black.  

Natural Cotton with scrim - Yay!  I love this kind of batting.

Silk Blend?  I didn't know there was a silk blend batting.  I'm curious to try this one out.

Thermore.  Yes!  I really enjoyed my previous experience with the Thermore batting.  This quilts so beautifully.

80/20 Bleached.

And cotton in a crib size.  Altogether, that's a lot of batting!

Oh looky!  One more spool of Aurifil in an orangey-tomatoey color.

And in the very bottom of the box....a quilting kitty!  Haha!  It's Fuzzy, the photo bomber.  He always seems to be around when I'm photographing things.

So here's a pic of all the spoils from the first box.  It's almost time to sew....

But first we must cut!  Let's open the Accuquilt box, shall we?

Here's what's inside!  It's the Ready. Set. Go! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System!

Add me?  I can do that.

Inside the Accuquilt box is a 2-1/2" strip cutter!  This will be super useful for everything.  

It comes with a new strip cutter sized cutting mat.

Look at this beautiful Go Qube block pattern book by Eleanor Burns.  I've already peeked inside this book.  It's wonderful.  There are patterns and directions to sew a bevy of traditional style quilt blocks in here.  I'm excited to get started.

So...the Ultimate Cutting System comes with an 8" Qube Mix and Match Block set.  I'm curious to see how this works.

Green storage bag to keep your Accuquilt Go safe from dust and travel.

The Accuquilt Go!

Here's what the Qube package looks like inside.

There's a DVD (very helpful and fun to watch), general directions, a cutting mat, and a small pattern booklet.

The dies included in the 8" Qube are: Half Square Triangle,

Square on Point

Parallelogram

Rectangle

4" Square

2" Square

A larger sized Half Square Triangle

And a Quarter Square Triangle - this is going to be fun!

And in the bottom of the Accuquilt box ~ another kitty.  How coordinated!  This is Trail Mix.  She's Fuzzy's sister and likes boxes, too.  Fuzzy and Trail Mix are so thankful for the wonderful boxes.  Thank you Island Batik.  Thank you Accuquilt.

Here's a photo of all the goodies from the Accuquilt box.  I feel super spoiled and ready to sew!
I hope you enjoyed my unboxing day post.  Stay tuned for lots of fabulous future projects with me, Island Batik, Aurifil, Hobbs, and Accuquilt.

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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