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November 26, 2021
The Making of the Rock the Boat Quilt from Curlicue Creations

Have you ever wondered what goes into the making of a quilt?  This video shows the process of making my Rock the Boat quilt. 

 This pattern is available in the Curlicue Creations Etsy shop both as an instant download and as a paper pattern.  Click here for the PDF download pattern.  Click here for the paper pattern.

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas


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November 19, 2021
Spangled Quilt and Pattern from Curlicue Creations

This is the Spangled quilt.  It's the featured Quilt of Valor pattern in the current issue of Love of Quilting.

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

It's the November/December 2021 Issue.  This issue has been out for a few weeks.  You should be able to find it at your local quilt shop now.

Spangled features a variety of star and crossing blocks in an on-point setting to create the design.

I used Island Batik's Midnight Dazzle fabric collection by Kathy Engle, plus Island Batik ...

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November 14, 2021
Divide and Conquer progress from Curlicue Creations

Do you remember my small Divide and Conquer bag I made for the Island Batik ByAnnie.com challenge?  I'm sure I mentioned that I'm also making this in the large size.  It had to go on the back burner for a while so I could finish up a few other projects, but I had some time to work on it one day this week.

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

This is one of the side strips for the bag.  You can see the the beautiful ...

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November 10, 2021
Storm at Sea Island Batik Blog Hop from Curlicue Creations

Hello!  Welcome to my day on the Island Batik Ambassador Storm at Sea blog hop.  This is my Storm at Sea quilt, made with the new Petal Pathway fabric collection by Kathy Engle.  My quilt is still a top, as it took a lot longer to piece together than I had planned.  I wasn't even sure I liked it until I took this photo.  Sometimes it's hard to see how a quilt is coming out while you're working on it up close.

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October 21, 2021
Hexagon Project Update from Curlicue Creations

This project has come a long way since my last update!  I'll bet you can see what it is now.  It's nearing the finish of the hexie piecing.  I may have to stop and make a few more black hexagons.  I'm almost out of them.  It's exciting to see it coming together.

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Jennifer Thomas


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October 20, 2021
Cross River Gorilla ~ Island Batik and Aurifil Challenge from Curlicue Creations

Meet the Cross River Gorilla, an Endangered Species challenge quilt made with Island Batik Fabric and Aurifil Thread.  

Note:  Items used to make this project were generously supplied by Island Batik, Aurifil Thread, Hobbs Batting, and Schmetz Needles.

This month the Island Batik Ambassadors were each assigned an endangered species to coordinate with the new Aurifil thread sets shown above.  I received the Cross River Gorilla with three beautiful shades of purple, a light, a medium, and a dark.  I did some research on the Cross River Gorilla and learned a few things about them.

1.  Sadly, they are critically ...

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October 5, 2021
Violet Spice Quilt and Pattern from Curlicue Creations

I have a new pattern to introduce to you today:  Violet Spice.

This pattern features the Violet Spice fusible applique block.  (I love this block!)

It's paired with a pieced crossing block.

And finished with a pretty pieced border.

This quilt features Island Batik's new Peacock Plumes fabric collection, available in your local quilt shops now.

I also used Hobbs batting, Aurifil thread, and Schmetz needles to get this look.


Quilt backing in this gorgeous Island Batik fabric.  

Binding in blue.

This quilt would be charming as a baby gift, couch throw, or wall decor.

Violet Spice
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October 2, 2021
Endangered species with Aurifil/ Είδη υπό εξαφάνιση φτιαγμένα με κλωστές Aurifil from Mania for quilts

What a challenge this month! We had to work with Aurifil thread that we got in our last box sent to us by Island Batik. Take a look at the description:

Τι πρόκληση και αυτή αυτόν τον μήνα! Επρεπε να δουλέψουμε με κλωστές Αουριφίλ που ήρθαν με το τελευταίο πακέτο μας από τα Island Batik. Ρίξτε μια ματιά στην περιγραφή της.

The 2021 Aurifil Color Builders are a capsule of 12 mini-collections dedicated to an incredibly worthy cause that falls in line with Aurifil’s goal to increase sustainability and positive environmental impact — Endangered Species. Each collection contains three large ...

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Endangered species with Aurifil/ Είδη υπό εξαφάνιση φτιαγμένα με κλωστές Aurifil from Mania for Quilts

What a challenge this month! We had to work with Aurifil thread that we got in our last box sent to us by Island Batik. Take a look at the description:

Τι πρόκληση και αυτή αυτόν τον μήνα! Επρεπε να δουλέψουμε με κλωστές Αουριφίλ που ήρθαν με το τελευταίο πακέτο μας από τα Island Batik. Ρίξτε μια ματιά στην περιγραφή της.

The 2021 Aurifil Color Builders are a capsule of 12 mini-collections dedicated to an incredibly worthy cause that falls in line with Aurifil’s goal to increase sustainability and positive environmental impact — Endangered Species. Each collection contains three large ...

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September 30, 2021
Divide and Conquer ByAnnie Bag Challenge from Curlicue Creations

Pshew!  Here I am posting about my byAnnie bag on the last day of September.  I just barely finished this morning.  I've had so many things pulling me away from sewing time in the last month.  I'm actually making two bags, this is the smaller size.  The large sized bag is about 3/4 of the way done at this time.  I'll show it on another post when it's complete.

Disclosure:  The products used to make this bag were given to me by Island Batik, ByAnnie.com, Aurifil Thread, and Schmetz Needles.


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September 29, 2021
Mill House Spring Quilt and Pattern from Curlicue Creations

New Quilt and Pattern Alert!  This is my Mill House Spring quilt in the beautiful new Flutterfly fabric collection by Island Batik.

This pattern includes a quick and accurate method for making the hourglass units featured in this quilt.


The gold and green borders frame the bright hourglass blocks perfectly.

This sweet quilt finishes at 41" x 49".  It's a great size for a baby gift or to brighten up a wall in your home.

I quilted Mill House Spring with Hobbs Heirloom Cotton batting and a rainbow variegated thread in a fun loopy meander design. 

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September 24, 2021
Gnomes All Around Quilt from Curlicue Creations

Let me introduce you to these four little guys:  Gnomes All Around.

This quilt and pattern is featured in the new Annie's Quilting book, Quilted Gnomes for your Home.  If you love Gnomes, this book is for you.  There is a variety of projects and each one is cuter than the last.  Most of them look quick to make, too.  I have an extra copy of this book to give away at the end of this post for one lucky reader.

I designed and made four of the Gnome blocks for my quilt.  The blocks are partly paper pieced ...

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August 22, 2021
Hexagon Project Update from Curlicue Creations

Here's the progress on my current hexagon project.  It's more than doubled in size since my last post about it.  Can you see what it is yet?
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Good luck!
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Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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August 12, 2021
Try a Tool Blog Hop featuring the Orchid Table Runner from Curlicue Creations

Hello!  Welcome to my little corner of the Island Batik Try a Tool blog hop.  This is what I made, the Orchid table runner.

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


For this blog hop, I was pleased to use this glorious new fabric collection, Fancy Feathers, by Kathy Engle, for Island Batik.  I love all colors, but purples are my favorite.  This collection sings to my heart.
If you love it as much as I do, these should be in your local quilt shop now.  Also, I will ...

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August 10, 2021
Try a tool / Δοκίμασε ένα εργαλείο from Mania for Quilts

I am copying from Island Batik relative document: “Use the Studio 180 Design tool you received in your second Ambassador box to make a quilt of any size! The tool you received is designed to make a specific unit in many different sizes, so you can work with small units to make a miniature or large units to make a large quilt. The choice is yours.

Αντιγράφω από το σχετικό έγγραφο των Island Batik: “Χρησιμοποιήστε το εργαλείο που σας έστειλε το Studio 180 Design μέσα στο δεύτερο κουτί σας και φτιάξτε ένα κουίλτ του μεγέθους που θέλετε! Το εργαλείο που ...

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Try a tool / Δοκίμασε ένα εργαλείο from Mania for quilts

I am copying from Island Batik relative document: “Use the Studio 180 Design tool you received in your second Ambassador box to make a quilt of any size! The tool you received is designed to make a specific unit in many different sizes, so you can work with small units to make a miniature or large units to make a large quilt. The choice is yours.

Αντιγράφω από το σχετικό έγγραφο των Island Batik: “Χρησιμοποιήστε το εργαλείο που σας έστειλε το Studio 180 Design μέσα στο δεύτερο κουτί σας και φτιάξτε ένα κουίλτ του μεγέθους που θέλετε! Το εργαλείο που ...

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August 9, 2021
Try a Tool Blog Hop and Giveaway/Μπλογκοεπίσκεψη με θέμα “Δοκίμασε ένα εργαλείο και προσφορά” from Mania for quilts

I am so sorry for this happy blog post. I am sorry especially towards all Greeks, who suffer from these terrible wildfires happening in my country. But I have to post about it because it is part of my obligations as an Island Batik Ambassador.

Λυπάμαι πολύ που κάνω αυτή την χαρούμενη ανάρτηση. Κυρίως απέναντι στους Ελληνες φίλους που με διαβάζουν. Η χώρα καίγεται ακόμα συμπληρώνοντας σχεδόν μια εβδομάδα κι εγώ πρέπει να κάνω αυτή την ανάρτηση μια και είναι μέρος της υποχρέωσής μου προς την εταιρεία Island Batik, της οποίας είμαι Πρέσβειρα.

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Try a Tool Blog Hop and Giveaway/Μπλογκοεπίσκεψη με θέμα “Δοκίμασε ένα εργαλείο και προσφορά” from Mania for Quilts

I am so sorry for this happy blog post. I am sorry especially towards all Greeks, who suffer from these terrible wildfires happening in my country. But I have to post about it because it is part of my obligations as an Island Batik Ambassador.

Λυπάμαι πολύ που κάνω αυτή την χαρούμενη ανάρτηση. Κυρίως απέναντι στους Ελληνες φίλους που με διαβάζουν. Η χώρα καίγεται ακόμα συμπληρώνοντας σχεδόν μια εβδομάδα κι εγώ πρέπει να κάνω αυτή την ανάρτηση μια και είναι μέρος της υποχρέωσής μου προς την εταιρεία Island Batik, της οποίας είμαι Πρέσβειρα.

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July 30, 2021
2nd unboxing for 2021 from Mania for Quilts

It is this time of the year that we, 25 Island Batik Ambassadors, are very happy. I personally was more happy than ever. It was the first time that I got my boxes so fast and without any issues neither costs. I thank you so much my friends at IB.

Και να που ήρθε πάλι αυτή η στιγμή μέσα στη χρονιά που οι 25 Πρεσβειρες των Island Batik γινόμαστε πολύ ευτυχισμένες. Εγώ ειδικά φέτος έχω έναν λόγο περισσότερο γιατί τα κουτιά μου ήρθαν μέσα σε μια εβδομάδα, τέλος Ιουνίου, χωρίς το άγχος ότι θα φύγω διακοπές και θα πρέπει να ...

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2nd unboxing for 2021 from Mania for quilts

It is this time of the year that we, 25 Island Batik Ambassadors, are very happy. I personally was more happy than ever. It was the first time that I got my boxes so fast and without any issues neither costs. I thank you so much my friends at IB.

Και να που ήρθε πάλι αυτή η στιγμή μέσα στη χρονιά που οι 25 Πρεσβειρες των Island Batik γινόμαστε πολύ ευτυχισμένες. Εγώ ειδικά φέτος έχω έναν λόγο περισσότερο γιατί τα κουτιά μου ήρθαν μέσα σε μια εβδομάδα, τέλος Ιουνίου, χωρίς το άγχος ότι θα φύγω διακοπές και θα πρέπει να ...

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