Welcome to the Curlicue Creations blog.

I'm so happy you could stop by. I'll be posting about my latest quilt patterns, and projects in the works. I'll also be periodically posting information and pictures about my vintage sewing finds. Please visit my shop at curlicuecreations.com. Have a super day!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Liberty Coins Cat Quilt Block Pattern

It's finally here.  The twelfth and final installment in the Basket Cat quilt block series - Liberty Coins Cat.  


The Liberty Coins Cat Quilt Block is a foundation piecing pattern.  Such a cute little kitty, peeking over the basket edge.  You could customize the cat by using the fabrics of your choice for the fur and eyes.  Sew a few to match your own furry family members!  


I chose to make my Liberty Coins Cat a bit of a rebel.  I added a little kitty "mohawk" on top of his head.  It was fun to quilt all those little spikes.


Here's the quilt I made, featuring all twelve of the Basket Cat patterns.  These patterns are fun to collect, and a steal at only $3.00 each.  You could sew pillows, a table runner, a small wall hanging, or a full size quilt.  My family uses this quilt to cuddle on the couch by the fire in the evenings.  I made it wider than it is long, so we could have more "snuggle room".  See all of the Basket Cat patterns in my shop, at this link:  Quilt Block Patterns.  Mix, match, and make something adorable!

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Playing with Scraps


My boys are so creative.  In this photo, Levi has covered Trent with a huge gob of quilting scraps.  They both look happy.


In this photo they have collaborated to cover William the cat with fabric scraps.


Sometimes I think William is the most patient cat in the universe.

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Star Block of the Month Border One


Sorry I've been so slow getting my top together.  I just finished sewing border one onto my quilt.  I used the same medium brown fabric as I did for the sashing.  The second border will be a striped border using all of the fabrics from the blocks.  Border three will be a thick dark brown.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Curlicue Creations Star BOM.  The patterns for all of the blocks can still be found by clicking on the Star Block of the Monh Tutorial tab at the top of the page.  If you sew a block, or a quilt from one or more of these blocks, please send me a photo!  I would love to do a quilt parade here on the blog featuring all the quilts in the future.

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Kitty Warmer


William likes The Warm Company batting as much as I do.  He's making good use of the leftovers from my last quilt.

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Monday, December 1, 2014

New Fabrics in the Curlicue Creations Shop

I've been busy adding new fabric to the Curlicue Creations Shop.  Here are just a few of the new bolts.  Visit the Quilt Fabric Section of the shop for more selection.


A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Pink Garden Fabric, by Blackbird, for Moda Fabrics. It is 1 yard of 100 percent cotton, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.
The design on this fabric is a large scale floral design on a pink background. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project.


A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Pansy Passion III Sage Fabric, by Blank Quilting. It is 1 yard of 100 percent cotton, 44" wide. Handwash separately, cold water, do not bleach, line dry, cool iron on reverse side.
The design on this fabric is a medium size pansy floral repeat with gold etching.


A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Golf Print Cotton Fabric, by Alexander Henry Fabrics. It is 1 yard of 100 percent cotton, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.
The design on this fabric is a golfing landscape. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project.


A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Black Kona Cotton Solid Fabric, for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. It is 1 yard of 100 percent cotton, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.
The design on this fabric is the classic Kona solid black color.


A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Pale Blue Moda Solids Fabric, for Moda Fabrics. It is 1 yard of 100 percent cotton, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.
The design on this fabric is a solid pale blue color.

I'm currently adding new fabrics weekly.  Please come by and browse for a while.

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!
Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Quilting Trent's 100 Blocks Quilt



I'm quilting it!  Yes!  All in a loopy meander.  It is a kids quilt after all.  I hope it gets loved to death!
Oh kitty!  Love this cute kitty in a basket block.  I think it is Kay MacKenzie's design.


Trent has been climbing up onto a chair every now and then to see the progress.  He's dubbed the Irish Chain alternating blocks as "boxes that the truck are moving around".  I'm so glad he has a wonderfully working imagination.


Closing in on the Grape's Leaf.


Here you can see the Ukulele-Lei block.  That was tough to quilt over with several layers of thickness.


Can you see Rubber Duckie's tail?  "Rubber Duckie, you're the one!"


And.......Finished!  Here it is, starting to come off the machine!  Hip!Hip!Hooray!

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Nine Patch Scrap Quilt


Here's another scrappy quilt I've been working on.  It's a simple Nine Patch that was started with a charm pack, but has evolved to include some fabrics from my stash, too.  Charm packs make such great stating off points.  I love to pick a charm pack and then go through my stash, matching fabrics.  


This one is all blues, greens, reds, and creamy golds.  I'm sewing 30 blocks (only seven more to go).  This quilt will be for my middle son, Levi.  

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas