Monday, November 23, 2020

What's Inside the November 2020 Quilty Box?

What's inside the November 2020 Quilty Box?  Take a peek with me:

Disclaimer:  This Quilty Box was given to me at no cost by Quilty Box.
So much quilty goodness!

This is the Norma Rose Fabric Bundle from Windham Fabrics.

Fat eighths in a variety of colors and patterns.  Fun, fun, fun!

Bundles of Inspiration magazine.  This month's issue includes an interview with Natalie Barnes, three quilt patterns, and the Subscriber Spotlight.

This Norma Rose Postcard has a recipe for Waldorf Salad on the flip side.

This is an interesting new take on the seam ripper.  This one suctions to your table top so you can keep both hands on your fabric.  I'll have to try it out.

A spool of Aurifil thread in pretty variegated brown and white.  Lovely!  I can't wait to go and sew.
                                                                                                                                                       

                                                
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Jennifer Thomas


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Monday, November 16, 2020

Inspired by Nature Blog Hop featuring Aloha Flowers

Hello and welcome to my day on the Island Batik Inspired by Nature blog hop.  I'm so glad you've stopped by.  For this month's challenge, I made the Aloha Flowers quilt
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The challenge directive this month was to use as many fabrics as possible from Island Batik's new fabric collections to create a quilt "inspired by nature".

I received the Love and Kisses collection designed by Kathy Engle for Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting.  Island Batik is having a giveaway on their blog to win some of this fabric, and the Sweethearts collection too!  You can enter by following this link:  Island Batik Blog  I'm giving away a charm pack of Love and Kisses at the end of this post as well.

To sew my quilt I used the blue fabrics as the flower backgrounds.  I used the white batik for the inside of the flower petals.  Then I cut the rest of the flower pieces from a random mix of the fabrics.  I was able to use all of the fabrics from the Love and Kisses collection in my quilt.  I used fusible applique and stitched around each piece with Aurifil thread in matching colors.

I used Hobbs silk batting for this quilt.  You can see the beautiful definition in the quilting.  I quilted around some of the shapes in the flowers to add some definition as well, with Schmetz Super Non Stick Needles. They work wonderfully for stitching through fusible web backed pieces and multiple layers of fabric.

I should also mention that I used my Accuquilt Go strip dies to cut the sashing and border pieces.  I love my strip dies so much!  They can cut much straighter strips across the width of fabric than I can.  And they are so quick and easy to use.

I backed my quilt with this gorgeous purple Island Batik fabric I had in my stash.  

I bound the edges of my quilt with this sweet pink heart fabric from the Love and Kisses collection.

 Fun folds.

Aloha Flowers
Quilt Stats:
Finished Quilt Size:  44" x 44"
Finished Block Size:  12" x 12"
Fabric:  Love and Kisses by Kathy Engle for Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting, Island Batik
Batting:  Hobbs Silk
Thread:  Aurifil
Needles:  Schmetz Super Non Stick
Accuquilt Dies:  1-1/2" strip, 2-1/2" strip

Here's my giveaway!  I've cut one 5" charm from each fabric in the new Love and Kisses fabric collection for you.  Let's make this fun.  Leave me a comment about your favorite place in nature, and I'll draw a winner by random at the end of this blog hop.

Be sure to visit my fellow ambassadors to see what they're making for the hop as well!  Here's the list:

November 9:

November 10:

November 11:

November 12:

November 13:

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 1 and Giveaway

November 16:

November 17:

November 18:

November 19:

November 20:

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 2 and Giveaway

November 23:

November 24:

November 25:

November 26:

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Jennifer Thomas

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 11/14/2020

                                         Grow Garden Grow Decorative Painting Book

Grow Garden Grow Farmers Market decorative painting book. Good condition. Soft cover. 46 pages. Vintage 1994.

This beautiful book includes a General Instructions section, and patterns to make all of the projects shown. Pattern sections include: Horse on Chalkboard, Apple Barrel, Crisp Apple Apron, Jonathan Apple Planter, Apple Bucket, Kitty's Kitty Money Bank, Thomas Farmer Clock, Bloom Where Planted Bag, An Apple A Day Clock, Henry and Hams Tote Bag, Apple Pencil Holder and Shelf, Crunchy Carrot Bucket, Grandpa's Farm, Garden Carrots Watering Can, Herb Garden Tin, I Love Horses, Kitty-Kitty Kiddie Stool, Flower Seeds Plaque, Watermelon Book Ends, Small Vegetable Bucket, Garden Seeds Small Muslin Bags, and more.

                                                    Tole World Magazine April 1994

Tole World Magazine, April 1994 issue - Decorative Painting Creative Ideas. This magazine has 79 full color pages and is in good condition. Includes pull out section.

This issue includes Lace Glove Box, Make Lemonade, Spring into these Projects: Yellow Roses of Texas, Rambling Ribbon and Roses, and more.

                                        Butterick 5290 Waverly Window Shades Pattern

Butterick 5290 Waverly window shades pattern.

Adorn your windows in these cute and stylish shades by Waverly. Patterns and directions to sew four different window treatments are included to fit windows 36", 42", and 48" wide by 60" long. All views are lined.

Picture your home wearing these beautiful window shades. A great way to really personalize your home. You will be sure to get many hours of enjoyment with this variety of patterns to fit every room in your dwelling.

This pattern is in uncut, factory folded condition. Copyright 2001.

                                             McCall's 4497 Misses Two Piece Dress Pattern
Adorn your self in a variety of cute and stylish outfits with this Fashion Basics Collection dress pattern. Tops have long sleeves, shoulder pads, and back buttoned neck opening. Variations include necklines, lower side slits, and gathered lower band. Skirts have elastic waist and gathered front and back yokes. Variation is for border print fabric.

Picture yourself wearing this fabulous ensemble to the office, out to dinner, or just out shopping. This pattern will inspire you to be confident, plus, you can say you made it yourself!

This pattern is in uncut, factory folded condition. Copyright 1989.

Bust 34, 36, 38
Waist 26-1/2, 38, 30
Hips 36, 38, 40
Back - neck to waist 16-1/4, 16-1/2, 16-3/4

                                                                    Piper Dress Pattern
Piper Dress Pattern, by Violette Field Threads, Sizes 2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9/10.

This charmer of a pattern makes an adorable girls dress in two views with ruffled leggings - mix and match for multiple looks. Dresses feature box pleat, boat neckline, peter pan collar, scoop neck back, back ruffled bow and short or long sleeve option.

Picture your child wearing this outfit to a playdate, visiting Grandparents, or relaxing at home. This dress pattern will inspire her to be confident, plus, you can say you made it yourself!

This pattern is in uncut, factory folded condition.

                                          See and Sew Butterick B6115 Girls Dress Pattern
See and Sew Butterick B6115 Childrens Dresses Pattern, Sizes 3, 4, 5, and 6.

This charmer of a pattern makes adorable girls dresses in two views - mix and match for multiple looks. Very easy. Dresses are pullover style with bodice, raised waist, narrow hem, and ribbon belt. Variations include neckband and stitched hem on sleeves.

Picture your child wearing this outfit to a playdate, visiting Grandparents, or relaxing at home. This dress pattern will inspire her to be confident, plus, you can say you made it yourself!

This pattern is in uncut, factory folded condition. Pattern copyright 2014.

Chest 22, 23, 24, 25
Waist 20-1/2, 21, 21-1/2, 22
Hip 24, 25, 26

                                  McCall's M6017 Girls Tops Dresses Shorts Pattern
McCall's M6017 Toddlers and Children's Tops, Dresses, Shorts, and Pants Pattern, Sizes 4, 5, and 6.

This charmer of a pattern makes an adorable child's outfit in seven views - mix and match for multiple looks. Tops and dresses are pullover style. Dresses have raised waist and shoulder strap, contrast, and skirt variations. Shorts and pants are pull on style with elastic waist.

Picture your child wearing this outfit to a summer picnic, at school, or on a play date with her friends. This wardrobe pattern will inspire her to be confident, plus, you can say you made it yourself!

This pattern is in uncut, factory folded condition. Pattern copyright 2010.

Breast 23, 24, 25
Waist 21, 21-1/2, 22
Hip 24, 25, 26
Back Waist Length 9-1/2, 10, 10-1/2

                                    Tole Yellow Two Decorative Painting Book
Tole Yellow Two decorative painting book. Very good condition. Pull out pattern section still intact. Soft cover. 22 pages. Vintage 1985.

This beautiful book includes a Tole Tools Needed section, and patterns to make all of the projects shown. Pattern sections include: Country Corner Designs, Holiday Memories, Speaking of Gifts, Quickie for Fun and Profit, That's My Heritage, and Tole Blue II Announcement.

                                                                The Quilting Bible
The Quilting Bible is an outstanding quilting technique and pattern book. This book is filled with techniques and tips to create your own patchwork quilts, plus patterns to sew.

This book is softcover, in good condition. Color photos and diagrams throughout. 320 pages. Copyright 2010.

This book includes an Introduction, Quilt Basics, Block-Pieced Quilts, Sampler Quilt and Related Projects, Alternate Piecing Methods, Embellished Quilts, a handy Index, and more.

                                                    Flower Pounding Quilts Book
Flower Pounding is an outstanding quilting technique and pattern book, by Ann Frischkorn and Amy Sandrin, for C&T Publishing. This book is filled with techniques and tips to create your own flower pounding quilt, plus nine patterns to sew.

This book is softcover, in very good condition. Color photos and black and white diagrams throughout. 80 pages. Vintage 2000.

This book includes a Tools and Supplies section, Fabric Selection and Preparation, Selecting and Pounding Flowers, Getting Kids Involved, Kids Projects: Catching Air, Undersea Adventure, Gallery, Projects, Substitution Blues, Cup o' Joe, Good Chi, Rose Bud, Melody of Spring, Country Christmas, Cool Treats, Finishing the Quilt, and more.

                                                             Colourwash Quilts Book
Colourwash Quilts is an outstanding quilting technique and pattern book, by Deirdre Amsden, for That Patchwork Place. This book is filled with techniques and tips to create your own colourwash quilt, plus seven patterns to sew.

This book is softcover, in very good condition. Color photos and black and white diagrams throughout. 147 pages. Vintage 1994.

This book includes a Preface, How to Use this Book, Introduction: The Story of Colourwash, Design and Planning, Technique and Construction, Projects, General Instructions, and more.

                                                                Watercolor Quilts Book
Watercolor Quilts is an outstanding quilting technique and pattern book, by Pat Maixner Magaret & Donna Ingram Slusser, for That Patchwork Place. This book is filled with techniques and tips to create your own watercolor quilt, plus six patterns to sew.

This book is softcover, in good condition. Color photos and black and white diagrams throughout. 111 pages. Vintage 1993.

This book includes an Introduction, What's Ahead, Tools of the Trade, Fabric Selection and Preparation, Cutting and Sorting Fabric Squares, Planning and Creating Your Quilt, Today, I Sew, A Fine Finish, Watercolor Quilt Plans, Gallery of Quilts, and Basic Quiltmaking Techniques.

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Are you following the Island Batik Inspired by Nature Blog Hop?  I'll be on the hop on Monday with my new quilt, Aloha Flowers in the Love and Kisses fabric collection, plus I'll be having a giveaway of some fabulous new Island Batik fabric!  See you then!

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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