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!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

McCall's Quick Quilts Winners


Congratulations to the two winners of the Play it Again Giveaway,  Kathy Davis and Quilting Tangent!  They will each be receiving a copy of McCall's Quick Quilts October/November 2014 issue.  I will be emailing each of you shortly to get your mailing info.

Kathy Davis wrote:  Quick Quilts, that is my kind of quilt!

Quilting Tangent commented:  Congratulations on being published. 

Thank you for your lovely comments, and enjoy your magazines!

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fantastically Free! Craftsy Mini Classes

Did you know Craftsy has a large variety of free - YES!  Absolutely free! - mini classes you can enroll in and enjoy?

Here are a few of my favorites: 

A New Look at Longarm Quilting


A new look at Long Arm Quilting.  I just enrolled in this one and I'm looking forward to viewing it next week, when the kids go back to school.  A little back to school treat for me!

Sew Ready: Machine Basics

This class is a must for every sewer!  Who doesn't need to brush up on machine basics once in a while?

Creative Quilt Backs

Creative Quilt Backs.  Who says all the fun has to be on the front of the quilt?  Sewing a unique backing for your quilt can be fun and very freeing, too.  Fun!  Fun!  Fun!  

Click on this link to see a whole list of fantastically free Craftsy classes to try:  Here's the full list of Craftsy free mini classes to choose from.

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Play it Again Quilt & Giveaway!


My "Play it Again" quilt is featured in the October/November 2014 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts.  This is a super fast to sew quilt with an ultra modern look.  Now that it's back home, it's the perfect quilt for cuddling under on my soft, brown sofa.


For this quilt, I used Timeless Treasures FabricsThe Warm Company's Warm and Natural Batting, and King Tut Thread by Superior Thread.  I quilted it simply, just straight up and down lines.  Sometimes simple is the best.


The magazine will be in stores on August 26.  I'm giving away two copies of the McCall's Quick Quilts October/November 2014 issue.  Just leave a comment below and I'll randomly choose two lucky winners.

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Friday, August 15, 2014

Star BOM Layout Ideas

I've come up with eight simple ideas for the setting for the Star BOM quilt.  I'm not going to put the blocks together in this order, but these are the different ideas I came up with for a layout.  I think it will be best to do something simple so the blocks remain the "stars" of the quilt.

 Version One

This is as simple as it gets!  Skinny sashing with cornerstones to separate each block, and a thicker, dark brown border on the outside.

 Version Two
The sashing and cornerstones are thicker than in the first quilt.

 Version Three
The cornerstones are little pinwheel blocks.

 Version Four
Diamonds in the sashing.

 Version Five
Diamonds in the sashing and the pinwheel cornerstones.

 Version Six
Back to the skinny sashing.  Border one features random squares of the different fabrics used in the star blocks.

 Version Seven
Circles in the cornerstones to give this quilt a few curves.  Border one features small points.

Version Eight
Circles in the cornerstones.  Border one has been eliminated.

What is your opinion?  I could use a little help choosing this one.  Please comment below.  I will be taking suggestions here and also at the Facebook Quilters Show and Tell Group.  Thanks so much!

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Romantic Quilt Progress


Just a few more pics of this quilt to enjoy...


Six together.


Seven.  All vintage fabrics from my stash.


Will it ever get sewn together?


Or will it go back up on the UFO shelf again????


I like this photo.


So curvy...rolling around on my design wall.

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Aura - Day 7


This is fun..and terribly addicting.

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Binding for Sally's Mystery Quilt


Another quilt almost finished!  Here's Sally's Mystery quilt, as it's coming off the frame.  Sadly, it has been raining like it's Noah's Ark around here, so I haven't been able to get outside and take pics of the whole quilt.  It looks like it might clear up tomorrow.


I chose this pretty blue/green wavy fabric for the binding, and quickly cut the strips with my Accuquilt Go.  I love cutting binding strips this way - all at one time!


Here I sewed them all together into one looooooonng strip.


And here I am stitching it onto the edge of my quilt with a walking foot.  All the hand stitching was done this week on my front porch, which luckily has a nice roof over it!  But again, no pic yet.  I chose the blue binding because there is a little bit of blue in the applique blocks, and it added a nice frame to the whole quilt.

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas