Thursday, November 14, 2019

Wild Tuba Party Sneak Peek!

Disclaimer:  These fabrics were given to me by Island Batik at no cost to me.
Look quickly!  It's a sneaky peeky at Island Batik's new Tweet fabric collection!  What a rainbow of glorious color and prints.  This is the secret collection I received waaay back at the beginning of the year for the A Piece of blog hop, going on now. Come back on November 20th (next Wednesday!) to see the quilt I created with this collection.  It's called Wild Tuba Party in the Woods.  I know you're curious to see what that is about!  See you then.

Today's featured bloggers on the hop are:
Thursday, November 14:
Becca Fenstermaker
Carolina Asmussen

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Jennifer Thomas


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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 11-12-19

A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Country Home Fabric, by Anna Krajewski, for South Sea Imports. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric is an allover floral print. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

Cuddle Kids decorative painting book. Good condition. Soft cover. 22 pages. Vintage 1992.

This beautiful book includes a General Instructions section, and patterns to make all of the projects shown. Patterns include Cuddly Dinosaur, Dancing Dolly, Little Dolly Playmate, Bear N' Shoes, Little Bunny Playmate, Little Bear Playmate, Cuddly Baby Dolly, It's a Girl, Cuddly Bunny, Swinging Dolly, Teeter-Totter Dollies, Cuddly Dancing Bear, Cutsie Baby and Blocks, It's a Boy, and Bunny N' Shoes.

Spring Splendor decorative painting book. Fair condition. Small smudge of red ink on cover (see photo) 30 pages. Soft cover. Vintage 1994.

This beautiful book includes a Supplies section, General Instructions, and patterns to make all of the projects shown. Patterns include Watermelon Welcome, Watering Can and Sunflower Garland, Bunny-N-Chicks, Coop Shelf, and more.


Garden Greeters Decorative Painting Book
Garden Greeters decorative painting book. Fair condition. 22 pages. Soft cover. Vintage 1998.

This beautiful book includes Wood Cutting Hints, and patterns to make all of the projects shown. Patterns include Welcome to Our Pad Frog Yard Stake, Welcome to Our Home Bunny Yard Stake, Bunny and Flower Windchime, Bunny and Fence Windchime, Singing in the Rain Windchime, Hang in There Windchime, Hip Hip Hooray Whirligig, Frog Whirligig, Hearts and Butterflies Whirligig, Bless Our Patch Porch Pal, Welcome to Our Patch Door Sign, Hello Door Sign, Bunny and Carrots Whirligig, Rain Rain Go Away Door Sign, Greetings Bunny Porch Pal, Welcome Watermelon Door Hanger, Welcome Watermelon Yard Stake, Cat and Bird Porch Pal, and When it Rains it Purrs Yard Stake.


Fall Winter Delight Decorative Painting Book
Fall Winter Delight decorative painting book. Fair condition. *Note: Name written in permanent marker on page 3, upper right hand corner (see photo) 34 pages. Soft cover. Vintage 1995.

This beautiful book includes General Instructions, a Supplies section, and patterns to make all of the projects shown. Patterns include Wizma Witch, Scarecrow and Friends, Bones, Country Pumpkins, Ghost Duo, Gobbler, Crow Plant Pick, Ghost with Pumpkin, Happy Haunting Hanger, Trick or Treat Cat, Stocking Trio, Snowman with Broom, Light-Up Santa, Snowman Wire Hanger, Tree and Snowman, Checkerboard Gingerbread Boy, Gingerbread Candle Holder, Checkerboard Tree, Country Santa, Gingerbread Boy Plant Pick, Gingerbread Crate, Snowman Candle Holder, Reindeer Frost, Standing Tall Santa, Star Mittens, and Christmas Elf.


Happy Hollow Fat Quarter Cut
A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Happy Hollow, by Sandy Gervais, for Moda Fabrics. Fat quarter cut of 100 percent cotton. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric is a primitive pumpkins, moon and stars design. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!



Black and White Fat Quarter Cut
A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Black and White Quilt fabric, by Fons Porter Designs, for Piney Woods Print. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash warm, tumble dry, remove promptly.

The design on this fabric features white X's, dots and small circles over a black background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!


Orange Basket Weave Dots Fat Quarter Cut
A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Orange Basket Weave Dots Quilt fabric, by An-Long Lee, for Atelier Originals. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash warm, tumble dry, remove promptly.

The design on this fabric features a basket weave pattern in orange dots over an orange background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!


Blue Plaid Heart Fat Quarter Cut
A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Blue Plaid Heart Quilt Fabric by Fabric Traditions. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric features tiny white hearts and a white plaid design on a blue background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!


Fields of Color Green Fat Quarter Cut
A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Fields of Color Green Fabric, by Maggie & Sharon, 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 green leaf print on a green background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!


Fields of Color Orange Fat Quarter Cut
A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Fields of Color by Maggie & Sharon by Moda Fabrics. 100 percent cotton, fat quarter cut. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric looks like skinny yellow leaves on a bright orange background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!


Blue Espresso Batik Fat Quarter Cut
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 blue leaves on a black background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

For all these fabulous finds and more, click here to visit the Curlicue Creations shop!
New items added weekly!

Are you following Island Batik's A Piece of blog hop?  I'll be on the hop on the 20th.  Be sure to stop by to see what I've made with Island Batik's new Tweet collection and a giveaway.  Here's today's featured bloggers:
Wednesday, November 13:Anita Skjellanger
Kim Lapacek


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Jennifer Thomas

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Friday, November 8, 2019

What's Inside the October 2019 Quilty Box?

Note:  This subscription box was given to me by Quilty Box at no cost to me.
 It's November already?  I've been super busy finishing up some secret sewing.  I'm finally caught up so I can show you what was inside the October Quilty Box!  It's awesome.  😊

 Let's begin with the Royal Blue fabric bundle!  Isn't that the most fabulous shade of blue?

 This is the new fabric collection by Edyta Sitar for Andover fabrics.  Quilty Box includes several different prints of the blue fabric and a large chunk of the cream.  Directions to sew the Sky and Sea quilt using these fabrics are inside the Bundles of Inspiration magazine.

 This is a rainbow colored tweezer by Tula Pink.  I've already used it several times on my secret sewing projects.  It can grab the tiniest bit of paper from a foundation piecing project, plus it's terrific for snatching stray threads.

 A spool of Wonderfil thread in gorgeous Carolina Blue sky!

 I was so excited about this Lollipops template that I took the photo backwards!  It's used in Edyta Sitar's Lollipops quilt pattern (also included!)  I've had a Dresden Plate style quilt on my bucket list for a long time.  Looks like this is the extra push I need to begin.

The Bundles of Inspiration magazine includes an interview with Edyta Sitar (one of my favorites!), plus patterns, quilting tips, and more.  

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With the upcoming Winter weather, this is the perfect time of the year to try Quilty Box.  No need to run out in the storm; everything you need will come right to your mailbox!  Click the above link to visit the Quilty Box website and try one of their many plans.  They have something for everyone.

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

My Evil Wizard ~ Halloween and Beyond

 My kids have always created their own Halloween costumes.  In 20 years of trick or treating, I think I've only purchased 2 store bought costumes.  This year Trent presented me with this high fashion drawing of his desired look.  It's an evil wizard cloak, dreamt up from a character he created himself, the evil wizard, Leetroy.

 He's been eyeing this large roll of red velvet for a long time.  In the past, he's asked me to make a few different things with it, including red velvet curtains with gold trim for his room (No!).

 I did not have the perfect pattern to sew this robe, so I altered a similar pattern.  One of the big factors Trent wanted was the triangle shaped sleeves.  

 He's definitely in character here, looking quite evil.

 He also wanted a large cape like collar.  The original pattern had a hood.  This came out pretty well, too.

 
 I also lengthened it, added a couple of buttons to the top as requested, and sewed a large pocket for his wand and candy.

 He made his own wand from a piece of wood.

 He was able to wear his costume to the annual Halloween festival at the Aycock Rec Center.

And out trick or treating with a friend.  Post Halloween, he's been wearing it around the house quite a bit.  He said it's nice and warm for the chilly Fall days we've been having.  I should be able to get back to sewing my denim skirt soon.  It's looking more like a Spring skirt than a Fall skirt, but I'm sure it will get finished eventually!

Are you following the Island Batik A Piece Of blog hop?  I'll be on the hop on November 20th.  Here's today's featured bloggers:
Thursday, November 7:
Suzy Webster
Alison Vermilya

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