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, July 29, 2014

One Hour Shorts


The "One Hour Skort" sewing project went well, and I've actually been wearing the skort, so I decided to sew some shorts from the same pattern.  I picked out some lightweight fabric in a classic black and white check from my miscellaneous fabric bins.


This is the pattern I used.  Super easy.  Even I can do it.


Pinning to the fabric.


 Cutting out the waistband.


Marking the pieces.  Don't you just love my lime green kitchen table?  


And...voila!  I sewed these on my Pink Atlas - what fun.


Here they are hanging up in my wardrobe.  Super easy to sew & super easy to wear, too.  

If you are inspired to sew some clothing, I have lots of fabby vintage patterns available in my Etsy shop in the Dress Patterns Section.  And send me a pic.  I would love to see what you sew!

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas



Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Romance


A few more blocks for the Romantic Quilt.


Five together.


One block up close.


Two blocks in vintage shades of brown.  For beautiful vintage fabrics like these, see the Vintage Fabric Section of my Etsy shop.

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Beautiful Batik Fat Quarters in the Shop



Flowery bursts of red shoot across this fantastic fabric. Printed in a gorgeous pure red, this fabric is perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. 



This pattern evokes the tall Savannah grasses, bending in the breeze. 



A lush, thicket of green palmetto branches covers this fabric in spiky splendor. Printed in a gorgeous range of greens, this fabric is perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. 

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Quilting Sally's Mystery Quilt


I fixed my little boo-boo on this quilt, and now I'm working on the quilting.  This quilt has a lot of open spaces - a little scary for me!  I drew out this tulip motif to stitch into each corner of the blank blocks.

  
Here's one tulip by itself.



I'm stitching some swirls into the white squares of the Jacob's ladder blocks, and doing loopy quilting in the balance of the white spaces on these blocks.  I hope it makes the orange stand out.


The bottom half of a blank block with the tulip motif.


In this photo you can see a little bit of the borders.  The outer border is getting a wavy/flame look, and the inner border is all swirls.  I'm stitching these with a gorgeous King Tut variegated thread from Superior Threads.  My fave thread for quilting!  I love it!  

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Friday, July 25, 2014

Aura - Day 5


Love these lavenders and deep, deep violets.

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Monday, July 21, 2014

Aura - Day 4


We're diving into purple territory now, plus yellow hexie #3 has been added.

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Super Scrappy Double Irish Chain Quilt Top


Here is the top with all the borders on for the Double Irish Chain.  I'm looking for a good title for this quilt.  Trent likes the name, "The Pretty Quilt".  Any ideas?


Here's the fabric I chose for the backing.  It's a cutie pie 1980's vintage goose/duck type of print.  The photo shows the reverse side, but you can see what it looks like.  It's a light blue fabric with white ducks/geese (not sure which!), and a few little yellow tulip looking flowers.

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas