Meet Island Batik Ambassador Jennifer Thomas!
Please, meet Jennifer Thomas of Curlicue Creations, who has been with the Island Batik Ambassador program since 2018! Jennifer is a quilt pattern designer in love with color. Her patterns can be found in numerous quilt magazines and books including Quiltmaker, Modern Quilts, Love of Quilting, Modern Patchwork, American Quilter, McCall’s Quilting and many others! She spends her days quilting in a vintage farmhouse in the rolling countryside of North Carolina with children, cats, and nature all around.
Jennifer started quilting 25 years ago, and with time her passion grew into a flourishing business! Her Curlicue Creations shop sells patterns, quilting books and magazines and a lot more!
Flea Market quilt, made for the 2020 January Island Batik Ambassador challenge, Let’s Get Scrappy. Jennifer used a mix of Island Batik fabric, a needle by Schmetz Needles, batting by Hobbs, Aurifil thread and AccuQuilt GO! cutter. For more details on the quilt, please visit: https://curlicuecreations.blogspot.com/2020/01/lets-get-scrappy-featuring-flea-market.html.
Color and design are Jennifer’s passion! Although there are a few favorites, she tries use a different color combination with every project. We love the burst of color in Cabin Crossing quilt that Jennifer made for this year’s Log Cabin Blog Hop!
Cabin Crossing quilt, made for Island Batik Log Cabin Blog Hop. Jennifer used the fabric from Island Batik Bloomers collection by Kathy Engle, a needle by Schmetz Needles, batting by Hobbs, Aurifil thread and AccuQuilt GO! cutter. For more details on the quilt, please visit: https://curlicuecreations.blogspot.com/2020/02/log-cabin-blog-hop-featuring-cabin.html.
Jennifer gets a lot of joy from viewing a variety of quilt styles. Most of the designs she creates are traditional with a twist: she likes to take a traditional block and change it into something new and fun to sew.
Star Sweeper quilt, created for the 2019 April Island Batik challenge, Ready Set GO! Jennifer used the fabric from Island Batik Winter Park collection by Kathy Engle, batting by Hobbs, Aurifil thread and AccuQuilt GO! cutter. To read more about the quilt, please visit: https://curlicuecreations.blogspot.com/2019/04/ready-set-go-baby-quilt-featuring-star.html.
When it comes to techniques, Jennifer has a favorite: “I love to do fusible appliqué with a tiny zig zag edging. It’s time consuming, but I really enjoy stitching around all the appliqué patches!”
Diamond Pillow, made for the 2019 December Island Batik 3D Challenge. Jennifer used the fabric from Island Batik Quiet Shades collection, designed for Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs by Kathy Engle, and Aurifil thread. To read more about the pillow, please visit: https://curlicuecreations.blogspot.com/2019/12/3d-challenge-featuring-diamond-pillow.html.
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2020 Island Batik Ambassadors: https://islandbatik.com/2020-ambassadors