Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New Fashion Fabrics in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of April 26, 2017

A beautiful cut of 100 percent polyester fabric, Black Pink Green Floral Textured fabric. 100 percent polyester, 45" wide. Machine wash warm, delicate cycle, tumble dry low, use cool iron.

The design on this fabric features an allover delicate pink flower sprig print over a black background. The fabric has a bit of a lined crepey texture. Perfect for your next sewing project. This fabric can be used to sew one of a kind clothing. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of 100 percent polyester fabric, Aquamarine Shimmer Fabric. 100 percent polyester, 60" wide. 

The design on this fabric features a solid aquamarine. Perfect for your next sewing project. This fabric can be used to sew one of a kind clothing. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of wool/polyester blend fabric, Black and Blue Plaid Wool/Polyester Blend Fabric. Wool/polyester blend, 60" wide. Dry Clean Only.

The design on this fabric features a black and blue plaid. Perfect for your next sewing project. This fabric can be used to sew one of a kind clothing. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of cotton fabric, Faded Flowers Lightweight Denim fabric. 100 percent cotton, 60" wide. Machine wash warm, tumble dry. 

The design on this fabric features pretty red, purple, and yellow flowers scattered across a faded blue jeans style background. Perfect for your next sewing project. This fabric can be used to sew one of a kind clothing. So unique - be creative!

For all these, and many more fabulous fabrics, click here to visit the Curlicue Creations Shop.

New fabrics added weekly!


Visit the Curlicue Creations blog on May 2nd for the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Road Rally Blog Tour.

Be creative ~ sew something today.

Jennifer Thomas


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Paper Trail Quilt

Today I'm featuring the Paper Trail quilt.  This quilt and pattern appear in the May/June 2017 issue of Modern Patchwork magazine.

Quilt Stats:

Size:  48" x 60"
Block Size:  12"
Fabric:  Compositions, by Moda
Batting:  The Warm Company
Thread:  King Tut, by Superior Threads


All the blocks in this quilt are constructed in the same way.  The same dark fabric is used in every block.  The same light fabric is used in every block,  A different gray is paired with both the dark and light fabrics in each block to give the quilt a dynamic feel.  The piecing is easy, but required a lot of attention to place the values correctly throughout the quilt.

I had a lot of fun playing with the blocks on my design wall.  There were so many different possible combinations!  It was also interesting to sew a black, white and gray quilt for the first time.  I'm a huge fan of color, usually the more the merrier, so this was a big step outside the box for me.  

Can you see the quilting in this photo?  I've followed the zigzag lines of the quilt, filling in each zigzag stripe with a different quilting design.  Some swirls, some wavy lines, some circles.  The quilting was really fun and free form.  No quilting rules here.

If you want to sew your own Paper Trail quilt, it's in the May/June 2017 issue of Modern Patchwork magazine, available at your local quilt shop now.  If you sew a quilt, please share a pic ~ I would love to see it!

Be creative ~ sew something today!

Jennifer Thomas
Curlicue Creations

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lots of Love Quilted Trivet and Pattern

I finished something!  It's this country cute Lots of Love trivet/mug rug/table topper kitchen decor.  Sweet and simple, sewn with adorable gingham print pink and green fabrics.  This little quilt is 12" x 12", just the right size for a basket of hot rolls, or pan of brownies.

Here's a more direct picture.  I struggled a little with the quilting on this one, but I believe it came out okay.  I quilted simple geometric designs over the nine patch blocks and outlines around the pink hearts.  I used a white thread by Superior, King Tut.

If you would like to sew a few of these, the pattern is available in the Curlicue Creations shop, here:  Lots of Love Pattern.  

An instant PDF download is available on Craftsy, here:  Lots of Love PDF Instant Download.  

Both versions are only $5.00.  This is a great pattern for beginners.  You can sew this in a day ~ Really!

If you don't have the time to make one yourself, and you just want to scoop up the one I've made, it is for sale in my Etsy shop, here:  Lots of Love Quilted Trivet.


Thanks so much for reading today.  Don't forget, the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog tour is right around the corner.  I'll be doing my segment on May 2nd.  Be sure to stop by for inspiration and prizes.

Be creative ~ sew something lovely today!

Jennifer Thomas
Curlicue Creations

Friday, April 21, 2017

New Quilt Patterns in the Curlicue Creations Shop - Week of April 20, 2017

Country Quilts Magazine, Fall 2004 Issue. Used, but very good condition. 66 pages. 

This beautiful issue includes 25 Best Tips for Choosing Colors, 14 Easy Cheery Patterns, Sharyn Craig's Solution for Unique Blocks, Sew Strips of Diamonds from Scraps, Great Gift All-Purpose Tote Bag, Mosaic Magic, Learn 4 Techniques Applique, Paper Piecing, Patchwork, Rotary Cutting, and more.

Our Best Seasonal Quilts is a quilt pattern book featuring quilts from the pages of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine. This book is filled with beautiful quilting projects for every season. 

This book is softcover, used, in fair condition. The cover of the book has a crease in it and dogeared lower right corner. You can see this slight wear in my photos. 144 pages.

This book is packed with all the valuable information you'll ever need to make each quilted item, adding that special touch here and there. Patterns, full color photos, diagrams, and detailed instructions are included to help you sew the many projects in this book. Also included is a complete chapter on quilting basics to get you started in the right direction.

The charming, Hibiscus Quilt Pattern, by Vicki Stratton. The cover quilt as shown has a sweet floral design surrounded by geometric half square triangle blocks.

The finished quilt measures approximately 48" x 58", a nice size for cuddling on the couch, a baby quilt, or as an attractive wall hanging. The applique motif can be sewn using either the fusible applique method or by traditional applique.

The charming, Dew Drops Quilt Pattern, by Ann Weber, for Gingham Girls. The cover quilt as shown has a sweet floral design over circle blocks, with a simple border.

The finished quilt measures approximately 47" x 56", a terrific size for cuddling on the couch, a baby quilt, or as a nice wall hanging. This quilt is pre-cut charm pack friendly.

The cheerful, Fanfare Log Cabin Quilt Pattern would look lovely in a variety of color schemes. The cover quilt as shown has a nice Christmas feel.

The finished quilt measures approximately 58" x 58", a terrific size for cuddling on the couch, or as a nice wall hanging. The blocks are constructed using an easy template method. 

For all these and countless other quilt patterns, click here to visit the Curlicue Creations shop.

Don't forget, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks blog tour is coming up the first week of May.  Join me here on May 2nd to see my block reveal and win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 15.

Be creative ~ sew something today.

Jennifer Thomas

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Mark Your Calendar!


Yes folks!  It's that time of year again.  Time for the Spring Issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks & blog tour.  Mark your calendar for May 1st through 5th.  You'll want to carve out a little "me time" with a cup of coffee, your favorite treat, and a computer to visit all the stops on the blog tour each day.  

It's fun to visit all the block designers, be inspired, and have a chance to win great quilty prizes, too!  Here's a sneaky peek at the cover of the new issue.  My block is on the cover this time, but I can't reveal which one it is until May 2nd - be sure to stop by!

Be creative ~ sew something today.

Jennifer Thomas

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New Fabrics in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of April 17, 2017

A beautiful cut of 50 percent combed cotton/50 percent polyester blend fabric, Brown Blue Paisley Pleasure Knit Fabric. Cotton/polyester blend, 60" wide. Machine wash warm, tumble dry low, remove promptly. 

The design on this fabric features a blue and gray paisley print over a brown background. Perfect for your next sewing project. This fabric can be used to sew one of a kind clothing. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of cotton/polyester blend fabric, Blue Rib Knit Fabric. Cotton/polyester blend, 48" wide. Machine wash warm, delicate cycle, tumble dry low, use cool iron. 

The design on this fabric features a solid blue. Perfect for your next sewing project. This fabric can be used to sew one of a kind clothing. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of 100 percent Rayon fabric, Navy Blue Abstract Framed Art Fabric. Rayon, 58" wide. Machine wash warm, delicate cycle, tumble dry low, use cool iron. 

The design on this fabric features a large scale square framed motifs over a navy blue background. Perfect for your next sewing project. This fabric can be used to sew one of a kind clothing. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of 100 percent polyester fabric, Lavender Diamond Midori Crepe fabric. 100 percent polyester, 45" wide. Machine wash warm, delicate cycle, tumble dry low, use cool iron.

The design on this fabric features an abstract diamond shape over a lavender background. Perfect for your next sewing project. This fabric can be used to sew one of a kind clothing. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of purple eggplant satin fabric. Satin, 48" wide. Hand wash separately, use cool iron.

The design on this fabric features a solid purple eggplant. Perfect for your next sewing project. This fabric can be used to sew one of a kind clothing. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of 100 percent worsted wool fabric, Black Rainbow Paisley Worsted Wool Fabric. 100 percent worsted wool, 58" wide. Sponged, shrunk, dry clean only. Made in England.

The design on this fabric features a colorful paisley on a black background. Perfect for your next sewing project. This fabric can be used to sew one of a kind clothing. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of 100 percent polyester fabric, Pink Rose Faille Jacquard fabric. 100 percent polyester, 45" wide. Machine wash warm, delicate cycle, tumble dry low, use cool iron.

The design on this fabric features delicate pink flowers embossed onto a shimmering pink background. Perfect for your next sewing project. This fabric can be used to sew one of a kind clothing. So unique - be creative!

For these and many more beautiful fabrics, click here to visit the Curlicue Creations shop.

New fabrics added weekly!

Creatively yours,

Jennifer Thomas

Monday, April 17, 2017

New Vintage Decorative Painting Books in the Curlicue Creations Shop - Week of April 5, 2017

Kountry Beads Decorative Painting Book. Fair condition. 26 pages. Soft cover. Copyright 1986. 

This beautiful decorative painting booklet includes 27 painting projects and a General Instructions section. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include Brown Bears & Hearts, Panda Bear Necklace, Sweetheart Bear Necklace, Three Sisters Necklace Holder, Blue Birds, Blue Bird Necklace Holder, School Days, Farm Couple, Country Couple, Pickinny Friends, Material Bear Necklace Holder, Sunbonnet Sisters, Mammy Honey, Bavarian, Dutch, Amish, Scottie, Valentine Sweetheart Necklace, St. Patrick's Day Necklace, Easter Bunny & Hearts, Fourth of July and Uncle Sam, Christmas Heart, Halloween Trick or Treat, Thanksgiving, Pigs & Hearts, Snow Couple, and more.

Simply Yard Art Bright Ideas Decorative Painting Book. Fair condition. 34 pages. Soft cover. Copyright 1996. Note: There are a few small pinholes in the front cover (see photo 5). 

This beautiful decorative painting booklet includes 15 painting projects and a General Instructions section. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include Petunia Pig Wind and Whirl, Chick A Dee Wind Catcher, Chick A Dee Bird Feeder, Barney Bear Wind and Whirl, Freddy Frog, and more.

Pat Olson's Happy Harvest Decorative Painting Book. Good condition. 35 pages. Soft cover. Copyright 1996. 

This beautiful decorative painting booklet includes 14 painting projects, Acrylic painting instructions, a color comparison chart, and a painting terms section. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include Harvest Time, Indian Boy & Girl, Pilgrim Boy & Girl, Turkey, You Can Never Have Too Many Punkins, Witch with Banner, Small Happy Halloween Witch, Little Witch Hangup, Bat Hangups, Pumpkins for Sale Box, and more.

Diane's Carousel Menagerie Decorative Painting Book. Good condition. 31 pages. Soft cover. Copyright 1989. 

This beautiful decorative painting booklet includes 17 painting projects, and a General Instructions section. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include Turkey Waste Basket, Carousel Cow, String Carousel, Carousel Cake Lid, Dog and Cat Bookends, Cut Out Dog, Photo Camel, Musical Pig, Picnic Lion, Carousel Plate, Rooster Panel, Carousel Bunny Oval, Carousel Horse Sweatshirt, Baby's Memories, Reindeer Feed Sack, and Cut Out Reindeer.

Marie's Homemade Memories Volume I Decorative Painting Booklet. Fair condition. 30 pages. Soft cover. Copyright 1989. 

This beautiful decorative painting booklet includes 13 painting projects, and a General Instructions section. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include Step by Step (Roses and Flowers), Four Seasons Calendar, English Roses Corner Clock, Plate, Bowl, Potpourri, Jar Lid, Raggs Wall Plaque, Dimensional Rocking Horse, Home Sweet Home Fold-Out Table, Welcome Peg Board, House Cut-Outs, Just Right (Goldilocks) Peg Board, and Child's Seat.

Wooden Writes Off the Wall Book #1 Decorative Painting Booklet. Good condition. 32 pages. Soft cover. Copyright 1993. 

This beautiful decorative painting booklet includes 22 painting projects, an Introduction and a Painting Terms and Instructions section. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include Cindy Moo Napkin Holder, Cindy Moo Cow, Cindy Moo Paper Towel Holder, Love One An'udder, Cow'nt Your Blessings, Cindy Moo Welcome, Moo'd Indicator, Sleeping Angel, Do Not Fear...The Angels are Here, You're an Angel, Clean Houses Never Last, My Aim, Spare Rolls, Saturday Nite Bath, Mother's Motto, House Napkin Holder, House Banner, Grandma's Welcome, Wake Up Grouchy, Grandma's Love and Cookies, Grandma and Grandpa Shelf Sitters, and Grandma and Grandpa Sweethearts.

Kountry Kist Decorative Painting Booklet. Good condition. 30 pages. Soft cover. Copyright 1985. A name is handwritten on the title page in two locations, see photo 5.

This beautiful decorative painting booklet includes 14 painting projects, and a General Instructions section. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include Duck & Heart, Doll Shadow Box, Bear Shadow Box, and many more.

Easy Does It Decorative Painting Booklet. Good condition. 30 pages. Soft cover. Copyright 1993. 

This beautiful decorative painting booklet includes 18 painting projects, and a General Instructions section. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include Sunflower and Crow, Chicken with Eggs Sign, Chicken with Basket of Eggs, Pig on Oval Base, Watermelon Slices, I Love Bunnies, Wood Spools, Hen and Chick on Base, Milk Bottle, Pig on Checkerboard Heart, Stacked Animals, Apple Sign, Fresh Fruit Sign, Button Jar, Large Standing Bunny, Cat and Kittens, Doll and Babies, and Bunny on Alphabet Heart.

For all these wonderful primitive country painting pattern books, and more, click here to visit the Curlicue Creations shop.

Have a wonderful, creative day!

Jennifer Thomas