Monday, October 23, 2017

New Dress Pattern in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of October 20, 2017

Show your beauty in this gorgeous dress in two views. Dress is loose fitting, wrap style, below knee length, with extended shoulders, shoulder pads, yoke, inside ties, and belt. Optional elbow length or long sleeves.

Great for the office. Feel confident!

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Size 14, 16, 18. Vintage 1986. 

Bust 36, 38, 40
Waist 28, 30, 32
Hip 38, 40, 42

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Jennifer Thomas



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Thursday, October 19, 2017

October Quilty Box ~ Fall in Love!


Have you heard about Quilty Box?  It's a box of quilty surprises delivered monthly to your mailbox.  What fun!  I received my first Quilty Box this week, the October box.  So excited ~ I couldn't wait to see what was inside.

 Each month's box is curated by a different quilt designer.  This month's sewlebrity is one of my faves, Leah Day ~ awesome!  The little booklet includes an interview with Leah, instructions to make a project using the included fabric, plus a cutie pie pumpkin block.

Also inside this month's Quilty Box:  Two one yard cuts of gorgeous Island Batik fabric.

Matching Isacord thread.

 Soak quilt wash, a pack of Clover self-threading needles (I love these!)

Tutu notions holder and pincushion.  This looks really neat-o!  It fits over a wide mouth mason jar and you can customize the pincushion part with the fabric of your choice.  I'll be trying this product out soon and showing my result in a future post.  Can't wait to try it out.

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Jennifer Thomas






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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Binding the Supernova Quilt

 Sorry, Supernova quilt.  Your time to fly free is over.  

 As I showed in my last post, I quilted the Supernova quilt with an allover loopy meander.  It was easy, stress free quilting for me.  Sometimes I need that.

This is the bottom edge of the quilt.  Yee-ha!  It's always exciting to make it to the end.

 
 Here is the quilt, rolling off the quilting frame and draped over the ironing board.

 All loose thread ends were woven into the quilt.


 I usually cut my binding from fabric that matches the outer border of the quilt.  But I went wild this time and cut it from two of the orange fabrics used in the quilt top.  I alternated the two fabrics as I sewed the binding strip together.  I'm living on the edge - Ha!ha!

 This is the second orange fabric I used.  Both fabrics are batiks.

 Stitching the binding to the front of the quilt.

 View of the quilt and binding as it comes off the back of the sewing machine.  Almost finished!  

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Jennifer Thomas







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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New Fabric in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of October 10, 2017

A beautiful cut of fabric, Black and White Plaid Woven Fabric. 60" wide. 

The design on this fabric features a large scale black and white 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 wool/polyester blend fabric, Rust Boucle Wool Blend Fabric. Wool/polyester blend, 60" wide. Machine Wash Warm, Delicate Cycle, Tumble Dry Low, Use Cool Iron

The design on this fabric features a thick, textured boucle. 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 polyester rayon blend fabric, Blue White Speck Challette Fabric. 50 percent polyester 50 percet rayon blend, 60" wide. Machine wash warm, Delicate Cycle, Tumble Dry Low, Use Cool Iron. 

The design on this fabric features an allover white speck over a blue 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 fabulous fabrics and patternsclick here to visit the Curlicue Creations shop.
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Jennifer Thomas





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Friday, October 6, 2017

Quilting the Supernova Quilt

 So, I quilted about half of the Supernova quilt last week.  I'm planning on finishing the quilting today.  I chose this Olde Golde King Tut thread from Superior Threads.  I really like the way it looks against all the bright colors of the Supernova quilt.

 Life has been a little crazy at my house for the past couple of weeks, so I'm just doing a stress-free all over loopy meander design.  Here's how it looks against the black in the border.

And here is how it looks over the pieced blocks.  I'm feeling a little guilty that I didn't challenge myself to a more involved quilting design, but sometimes I just need to do something relaxing and fun.  How do you approach your quilting?  Please leave a comment below.

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Jennifer Thomas




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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

New Quilt Fabric in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of October 4, 2017

A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric. Lilac Parade Beige Plaid, by The Buggy Barn, for Henry Glass and Co. Fabrics. 100 percent cotton, yarn dyed, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric features a beige and purple plaid. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. This fabric can also be used to sew one of a kind clothing. So unique - be creative!

For this and many other fabulous finds, click here to visit the Curlicue Creations shop.

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Jennifer Thomas
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Friday, September 29, 2017

Supernova Quilt Top

 Here it is!  The Supernova quilt top, enjoying a little sunshine on my clothesline.  I love the simplicity and naturalness of clothesline quilt photos.  See the little bit of wind on the lower right hand corner of the quilt?  This quilt is breathing!  It's alive!

 I chose this red striped fabric for the backing.  

Currently the Supernova quilt and it's backing are rolled up on the quilting frame, all ready to quilt.  I'm piecing together a batting from some batting scraps today, as I can't wait to get started.  Did you know you could piece two smaller pieces of batting together by butting the edges and securing with a large zigzag stitch?  It's a great way to use your large sized batting leftovers.  

Here's the top again.  I hope to get started on the quilting today.  I've not decided on a thread color yet.  Any suggestions would be welcome!  Please leave a comment below.

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Jennifer Thomas




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