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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 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.

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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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November 1, 2021
Island Batik Precuts from Curlicue Creations

Do you remember waaaay back in July when I showed the unboxing video for my Island Batik Ambassador box #2?  I mentioned that the precuts would be coming at a later date.  They actually came a while ago and I posted them to Facebook and Instagram, but I totally forgot to write a blog post about them!  Here they are.

I received a strip pack of Sticks N Stones, plus a coordinating light fabric and a coordinating dark fabric.  Isn't this collection just wonderful?  This should be in local quilt shops now.

I also received a Bellingham Bay 10 ...

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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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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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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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July 28, 2021
Island Batik Ambassador Box #2 Unboxing ~ Second Look from Curlicue Creations

Did you see my Island Batik Ambassador unboxing video yesterday?  Today I'm showing photos of everything so you can get a second look.  This is the Fancy Feathers Collection, plus two coordinating fabrics.  I'll be using this fabric in my August blog hop project.  You can see my project soon, on August 12th.  Be sure to mark your calendar.  I'll be giving away some of this gorgeous fabric as part of the hop.

Disclosure:  The items in this post were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners at no cost to me.
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July 19, 2021
EPP Project Progress from Curlicue Creations

Progress update on my current EPP project.  I've been working on this slow and steady. All Island Batik fabrics. It's still got a long way to go.  Any guesses as to what it is yet?

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July 4, 2021
Double Irish Chain Scrap Quilt ~ A Beginning from Curlicue Creations

I've had this Black Pearl strip pack by Island Batik for a while, and I finally broke it open to make a new Double Irish Chain Scrap quilt.  I love these fabrics so much, and sometimes when I feel that way it's harder to choose a project.  It's like I don't want to use it up, I just want to enjoy looking at it for a while.

Disclaimer:  This fabric was given to me by Island Batik at no cost to me.
I'm making this quilt the hard way, by cutting my fabrics all up ...

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May 9, 2021
Sparrow's Compass Quilt Top from Curlicue Creations

I rewrote one of my patterns this week and decided to make a test sample in an older Island Batik fabric collection, Tropicana Twist.  You might remember my Log Cabin Under the Stars quilt, which I also made with this fabric line.  It's so bright and sunny.

Caramel helped hold down my paper piecing.  She was feeling a little camera shy.

Sparrow's Compass is a Mariner's Compass design.  I paper pieced it in sections, sewed the sections together, and then needle turn appliqued it to a green background square.

Aren't these fabrics bright and beautiful?

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