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!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Flower Pin Pollination


I couldn't resist taking this picture.  We had a warm, sunny day in November, and this bee made it's way into my quilting studio.  He tried his best to pollinate my flower head pins.  He was all over my pincushion.  I wonder what kind of honey you get from these?  And will my pins produce seed and self sow?

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

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Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Aura Quilt - Day 8 - ???


Okay, so I skipped a few days.  I really have no clue what "day" we are on, but here's the progress on my Aura hexagon quilt.

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

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Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 10 Blog Tour Winner!


Congratulations goes out to Liz A.  She is the winner of  one issue of the new Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 10.

Liz wrote:  "What a fun block. Happy birthday to you and to my sister."

Thank you, Liz!  And a happy belated birthday to your sister.  Enjoy your magazine.

Thank you to each and every one of you who took time out of your day to read my blog and leave a comment.  I wish I could answer each one of your 194 comments personally.  Please know that it made my day special and your messages keep me smiling on a daily basis.

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

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Jennifer Schifano Thomas


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Quiltmaker's 1000 Blocks! Blog Tour

 Woo-Hoo!  Quiltmaker!  1000 Blocks!  Congratulations!  I'm so glad I've been a part of this ongoing journey with the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazines.  Here we are, Volume 10, and it's wonderful.  So many amazing blocks to sew!


Here's my block, Persuasion.  This was a fun block to design.  I knew I wanted something with a pieced background.  The swirly rose just came about by happy accident.


Love this hearts on black fabric by Moda!  The hearts are just dancing all over the place.  


For my quilt, I sewed four Persuasion blocks.


 I wanted to put them into an on point setting with the blocks kind of spinning around from the center...but I ran out of fabric.  I even dug through my stash for some other fabric that would work - nothing!


So this is how the quilt turned out.  Still cute!



And now for the giveaway - today is actually my birthday - what fun to be on the blog tour and hosting a giveaway on my special day!  To win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 10, please leave a comment below.  Be sure I have a way to contact you, if you are the randomly selected winner.

Please be sure to visit the Quiltmaker blog, Quilty Pleasures, to get links to all the designers on the blog tour today and the rest of the week, plus fun surprise giveaways by Quiltmaker.  1000 Blocks!  Woo-hoo!  Congratulations, Quiltmaker.

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Monday, November 17, 2014

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Countdown, Volume 9

Hello.  Welcome to the very last day of my Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Countdown, Day 9.  From Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 9 I've sewn one block and one quilt.


Triangle-O-Rama, Block #897, designed by Me!  The first completely pieced block I've designed for the 100 blocks series.


I also made this quilt, Cosmic Blast using the Triangle-O-Rama block.  The Cosmic blast quilt appears in Quiltmaker's Quilts from 100 Blocks, Fall 2014.


If you didn't already know, the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 10 Blog tour starts today!  Please visit the Quiltmaker Blog, Quilty Pleasures for links to all the designers participating on the tour, plus great giveaways by Quiltmaker.  I will be on the blog tour tomorrow to reveal my block for Volume 10, plus giveaway a copy of the magazine.  See you then!

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Countdown, Volume 8

Hello!  Welcome to Day 8 of my Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Countdown.  I've sewn four blocks and one quilt from Volume 8.


Ukulele-lei, Block #701, designed by Sandi Colwell.  Love, love, love this block!  It's so happy!  The ukulele strings were fun to stitch.  This will be part of Trent's 100 Blocks quilt.


Shadow Play, Block #714, designed by Me! Another design where I'm playing with cutouts, layers, and shadows.

I also made a Shadow Play quilt, which appears in the magazine.  I've set the blocks into larger blocks and repeated a motif for the center of the quilt.


Rollin' Along, Block #717, designed by Kristy Wolf.  Another one of my all time faves!  This block was super fun to stitch, all the way up to the tiny red bird perched atop the flag.  I love it!  This is one of Trent's quilt blocks.


Mixmaster, Block #797, designed by Denise Starck.  This is the first block Trent chose for his 100 blocks quilt.  

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

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Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Countdown, Volume 7

Hello.  Welcome to my Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Countdown, Day 7.  
I have sewn 3 blocks and one quilt from Volume 7.


Summer's End, Block #609, designed by Me!  I made this block with wool look flannels fusible appliqued onto a muslin background.  So warm looking.


I also made a Summer's End quilt, which appears in the magazine.  This is one of my all-time favorite quilts.  It's so cuddly!


Cuppity Cake, Block #630, designed by Sandy Fitzpatrick.  Oh yum!  This sweet block is part of Trent's 100 Blocks quilt.


Bus Stop, Block #696, designed by Denise Starck.  Another block for Trent's quilt.  He has really enjoyed riding the school bus for his first year of school.

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas