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, January 22, 2015

Square Dance

I love the way these richly colored fabrics dance across my design wall.


So pretty!


Look at all these strips of randomly stitched squares.  Sure, I could have sewn these fabrics into strips and then rotary cut them quickly, but I really enjoy the quirkiness of cutting and stitching them together this way.  It's like a fun surprise as I press and see what I've created.


Can you guess what these strips are for?  I've shown these fabrics many, many times over the last year.  If not, wait and see.....this could become one of my 2015 UFO challenges.

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Friday, January 16, 2015

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I'm currently taking Machine Quilting Negative Spaces with Angela Walters.  It's amazing.  I've learned so much, and been able to apply it to my current quilting project with success!  I love Craftsy classes for free motion quilting.  I've been able to improve my machine quilting style more efficiently by watching Craftsy classes.  They are a terrific way to learn or improve your skills.  Click here for Sewing and Quilting classes.

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 2015 UFO Challenge

 For the year 2015, I'm challenging myself to finish one UFO project each month.  For January I'm working on the South Shore Road quilt.
  

I started this quilt about 10 years ago.  Hee-hee!


My pattern for this quilt appeared in Quiltmaker Magazine as a series quilt waaaaaay back in 2006.


I've just finished hand quilting it and am working on the binding, sleeve and label now.  I know it's going to feel so good to finish.  

I've also extended this challenge to the members of my Facebook group, Quilters Show and Tell.  It's been so much fun motivating each other to finish our projects.  If you would like to join in, please let me know.  All quilters are welcome.  Hopefully at the end of January we'll have some fantastic finishes to share!

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Fabrics in the Curlicue Creations Shop

I've been super busy over the holidays.  It's been a while since my last post.  We had two birthdays, Christmas, winter break from school, a science fair project, and New Year's.  What a whirlwind!  Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2015.

This week I've added a few new fabrics to the Curlicue Creations shop.



A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Yellow Bella Solids Fabric, for Moda Fabrics. It is 1 yard of 100 percent cotton, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric is a rich solid golden yellow color. 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!



A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Bianca, Moda Classic, for Moda Fabrics. You will receive 1 yard of 100 percent cotton, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash cold water, gentle cycle, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric features a medium scale floral on a tan background. 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!



A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Rites of Spring, by Brannock/Patek, for Moda Fabrics. You will receive 1 yard of 100 percent cotton, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash cold water, gentle cycle, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric features a large scale floral on an olive background. It has a tropical jungle look. 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!



A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Willa, by Sentimental Studios, for Moda Fabrics. You will receive 1 yard of 100 percent cotton, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash cold water, gentle cycle, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric features lovely blue and yellow flowers on a black background. 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!



A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Yankee Doodle, by Teresa Kogut, for South Sea Imports. You will receive 1 yard of 100 percent cotton, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash cold water, gentle cycle, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric features patriotic hearts, flags, stars, and an assortment of angelic animals. Superb Americana. 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!



A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Sentimental Journey, by Robyn Pandolph, for South Sea Imports. You will receive 1 yard of 100 percent cotton, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash cold water, gentle cycle, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric is a romantic large scale rose print on a golden background. 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!



A beautiful cut of high quality quilting fabric, Ghoul Friends, for Moda fabrics.  You will receive 1 yard of 100 percent cotton, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash cold water, gentle cycle, tumble dry low.

The design on this fabric is a spooky-fun stripe featuring Halloween motifs. 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!

Be sure to check back often.  I'll be continuing to add new fabrics to the Quilt Fabric section in the coming weeks.  

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas


Friday, December 5, 2014

Liberty Coins Cat Quilt Block Pattern

It's finally here.  The twelfth and final installment in the Basket Cat quilt block series - Liberty Coins Cat.  


The Liberty Coins Cat Quilt Block is a foundation piecing pattern.  Such a cute little kitty, peeking over the basket edge.  You could customize the cat by using the fabrics of your choice for the fur and eyes.  Sew a few to match your own furry family members!  


I chose to make my Liberty Coins Cat a bit of a rebel.  I added a little kitty "mohawk" on top of his head.  It was fun to quilt all those little spikes.


Here's the quilt I made, featuring all twelve of the Basket Cat patterns.  These patterns are fun to collect, and a steal at only $3.00 each.  You could sew pillows, a table runner, a small wall hanging, or a full size quilt.  My family uses this quilt to cuddle on the couch by the fire in the evenings.  I made it wider than it is long, so we could have more "snuggle room".  See all of the Basket Cat patterns in my shop, at this link:  Quilt Block Patterns.  Mix, match, and make something adorable!

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Playing with Scraps


My boys are so creative.  In this photo, Levi has covered Trent with a huge gob of quilting scraps.  They both look happy.


In this photo they have collaborated to cover William the cat with fabric scraps.


Sometimes I think William is the most patient cat in the universe.

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Star Block of the Month Border One


Sorry I've been so slow getting my top together.  I just finished sewing border one onto my quilt.  I used the same medium brown fabric as I did for the sashing.  The second border will be a striped border using all of the fabrics from the blocks.  Border three will be a thick dark brown.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Curlicue Creations Star BOM.  The patterns for all of the blocks can still be found by clicking on the Star Block of the Monh Tutorial tab at the top of the page.  If you sew a block, or a quilt from one or more of these blocks, please send me a photo!  I would love to do a quilt parade here on the blog featuring all the quilts in the future.

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

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas