Sunday, September 20, 2020

Macaws Quilt Top Finish

My previous Macaws sewing session ended right about here
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This photo shows the blue Macaw right before I made my mistake and sewed him to the perch early.
That's when I decided to take a sewing break.

When I was ready to get back to this project, I got my seam ripper out right away.

My mistake was skipping sewing the block Z's to the upper and lower right hand corners of the block.  These give the bird a nice shape.

Now my Macaws quilt top is complete and ready to quilt.  It's hanging on my design wall until quilting inspiration strikes.  How would you quilt it?

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Have you been following the Island Batik and ByAnnie.com It's in the Bag blog hop?  My day is coming up this week, on Thursday.  I can't wait to show you the bag I made with the new Island Batik Urbanization fabric line.  Island Batik will be giving away a fabric bundle of Urbanization and a bundle of Nouveau Soul on their blog this week!  Be sure to enter at their blog, Island Batik Blog

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 09-16-2020

                                              Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Cross Stitch

Rocky Mountain Wild Flowers is an outstanding cross stitch pattern leaflet, by Graphique Needle Arts, Ltd. This book is filled with techniques, tips, and twelve wild flower patterns to stitch.

This leaflet is softcover, in fair condition. Color photos on cover and back. Black and white cross stitch charts inside. Some yellow age spots and a spot on the front cover where something has been crossed out in ink (see photos), but all designs are in stitchable condition. 13 pages. Vintage 1979.

This book includes a basic how-to cross stitch chapter, designer information, and charts to stitch 12 different wildflower designs. Flowers included are: Wood Violet, Larkspur, Scarlet Gilla, Pasque Flower, Harebells, Bull Thistle, Fairy Slipper, Salisify, Wild Geranium, Red Columbine, Blue Flax, and Blue Columbine.


A Little Country Cross Stitch Book, Kount on Kappie, Janice Baldwin. This cross stitch booklet features 50 different designs. All designs are shown in full color. The color charts are written for DMC or SB embroidery floss. Instructions are included.

28 pages. Vintage 1985. Softcover booklet. Used, but good condition.

Hummel Designs in Counted Cross Stitch Book, Designs by Gloria and Pat, Paragon Needlecraft. This cross stitch booklet features 16 different designs. All designs are shown in full color. The color charts are written for DMC embroidery floss. Instructions are included.

22 pages. Vintage 1980. Softcover booklet. Used, but fair condition. Note: A name is handwritten in ink on the inside of the front cover, some stains from age. All charts are usable.

Lord Help Me and Whatsoever Things Cross Stitch Leaflet, by Sara Murray. This cross stitch leaflet features two different projects. All designs are shown in full color. The color charts are written for DMC embroidery floss. Instructions are included.

4 pages. Copyright 1981. Softcover leaflet. Used, but fair condition. Note: Some handwritten notes in ink.

Cross Stitch Treasures Book, by Barbara and Cheryl, Book 4. This cross stitch booklet features 14 different designs. All designs are shown in full color. The color charts are written for DMC embroidery floss. Instructions are included.

22 pages. Vintage 1980. Softcover booklet. Used, but good condition. Note: A name is handwritten in ink on the inside of the front cover.
The Octopus Garden Quilt Pattern sews a 40" x 45" finished size quilt, perfect for a wall hanging or a throw. This pattern is sewn using Laura Heine's collage method.

Stitch up this fabulous design for your next gift, or home decor project. This beautiful quilt is perfect for any room of your home. Add a little zip of color and pattern to any area with the Octopus Garden quilt pattern.

The Rock the Boat Quilt Pattern sews a 74" x 86" finished size quilt, perfect for a Twin Size bed or a throw. This pattern is sewn using quick and easy strip piecing methods. This pattern includes full color step by step diagrams.

Rock the Boat is fast, fun, and easy to sew. Rotary cutting, straight piecing.

Stitch up this fabulous design for your next gift, or home decor project. This beautiful quilt is perfect for any room of your home. Add a little zip of color and pattern play to any area with the Rock the Boat quilt pattern.

The Home by the Sea Quilt Pattern sews a 32" x 39" finished size quilt, perfect for a wall hanging or baby quilt. The tree blocks, lighthouse blocks, and part of the house block are constructed using a quick and easy paper piecing method. The remainder of the quilt is sewn using familiar rotary cutting and straight piecing directions. This pattern includes full color step by step diagrams.

Divine yellow stars parade across the top of this quilt and the mix of houses, trees, ships, and a lighthouse evoke a happy feeling.

Stitch up this bright and colorful quilt quickly for your next gift, baby quilt, or home decor project. This small sized quilt is perfect for any room of your home. Add a little zip of color to any area with the Home by the Sea quilt pattern.

The Starberry Harvest Quilt Pattern sews a 64" x 80" finished size quilt, perfect for a twin size bed or cuddly couch throw. This pattern is sewn using simple rotary cutting and straight piecing. This pattern includes full color step by step diagrams.

The Starberry Harvest pattern features dazzling stars and crossing blocks in a variety of blues, greens, and purples. This pattern is great for scrap quilts and stash busting.

Stitch up this fabulous design for your next gift, or home decor project. This beautiful quilt is perfect for any room of your home. Add a little zip of color and fun to any area with the Starberry Harvest quilt pattern.

Pebbles Cross Stitch Book, by Rose Anne Hobbs, for Busy Hands Needlework. This cross stitch booklet features 16 different designs. All designs are shown in full color. The color charts are written for DMC embroidery floss. Instructions are included.

22 pages. Vintage 1980. Softcover booklet. Used, but good condition.

Lord's Prayer Cross Stitch Leaflet, by Creations by Christine. This cross stitch leaflet features one designs, shown in full color. The color charts are written for DMC embroidery floss. Instructions are included.

4 pages. Vintage 1978. Softcover leaflet. Used, but fair condition.

101 Warm Fuzzies Book 1 Cross Stitch Book, by Holly DeFount, for Leisure Arts. This cross stitch booklet features 101 different designs. All designs are shown in full color. The color charts are written for DMC and Anchor embroidery floss. Instructions are included.

21 pages. Vintage 1993. Softcover booklet. Used, but good condition.

                                                            Love 'N Tulips Cross Stitch
Love 'N Tulips Cross Stitch Leaflet, by Diane Kramer, The Need'l Love Company. This cross stitch leaflet features four different designs. All designs are shown in full color. The color charts are written for DMC embroidery floss and MPR beads. Instructions are included.

4 pages. Vintage 1985. Softcover leaflet. Used, but good condition. *Note: The initials D.P. are handwritten on the front cover.

                                                          Count on Hoops Cross Stitch
Count On Hoops Cross Stitch Leaflet, by Pat Waters. This cross stitch leaflet features nine different designs. All designs are shown in full color. The color charts are written for DMC embroidery floss. Instructions are included.

4 pages. Vintage 1984. Softcover leaflet. Used, but fair condition. *Note: A name is handwritten on the front cover and one of the charts has some notations in pen

                                                               Promises Cross Stitch
Promises Cross Stitch Leaflet, by Harriett Tew. This cross stitch leaflet features two different projects. All designs are shown in full color. The color charts are written for DMC embroidery floss. Instructions are included.

4 pages. Vintage 1981. Softcover leaflet. Used, but good condition.

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Monday, September 14, 2020

The Sad Iron Song

My husband brought this sad iron home recently.  It still has the removable wooden handle, which is nice.  I don't think I have another iron in my collection with the removable handle intact.  I once wrote a song about a sad iron.


 The Sad Iron Song

Will you ever use your sad iron

on my faded blue jeans?

It's been such a long time

since you took care of me.

No more ~ sad and lonely

Sad and lonely memories.

No more ~ sad and lonely

Only happiness for me.

So you say that you're staying

Home cookin' for me

But sometimes you're crying 

Brings back memories

No more ~ sad and lonely 

Sad and lonely memories.

No more ~ sad and lonely

Only happiness for me.


It's week two of the Island Batik and ByAnnie.com It's in the Bag Blog Hop.  This week you can register to win a fat quarter pack of the new Lemongrass or Mandala Magic fabric collections.  Click here to visit the Island Batik blog and enter the giveaway.


 Today's bloggers made bags featuring the new Gatsby fabric collection.  Visit their blogs to see what they made here:

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

What's Inside the August 2020 Quilty Box?

What's inside the August 2020 Quilty Box?  Somehow I got behind on my Quilty Box posts. It's almost time for the September box to arrive, and the August box is soooo good!  Well, better late than never, they say.  Here it is:

Disclaimer:  The contents of this subscription box were given to me by Quilty Box.
When you first open Quilty Box, it's like opening a gift.  Everything is beautifully wrapped in tissue.  So nice.

Here's the contents of the August Box.  

This box's featured artist is Guicy Guice.  It's his second time in Quilty Box.  I made his quilt pattern, Feathering from the previous box.  I named my version "Happy Scrappy". You can see that project here: Happy Scrappy Quilt 

His new fabric collection, Prisim, by Andover is this month's fabric.  So inspirational.  I love the colors and designs in this group so very much.

The Bundles of Inspiration magazine has his Seaglass pattern, shown on the front.  I enjoyed reading the interview with Guicy Guice.  He speaks about his love of color, which I share.  Color has been a lifelong love of mine as well.

The Seaglass quilt has a special acrylic template that is included in this month's box.  What a fun shape.

This seam guide looks handy.  It comes with a little pink chain so you can attach it to something so you don't lose it.  I'm going to keep it close to my machine.  I'm always checking my seams for accuracy.

The Slice Precision cutter has a ceramic blade and claims to be "finger friendly".  I'm sure this is good for cutting around templates, but I may give it to my teenage son.  He sculpts weapons and armor models out of cardboard and normally uses an Exacto knife.  He may get more use and enjoyment out of this tool more than me.

This month's thread is a vibrant variegated green to blend with and accent the fabrics in the Prisim collection.  Just looking at this thread makes me want to sew.
 
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If you would like to try Quilty Box for yourself, click on the above ad to visit the Quilty Box site.  They have a variety of plans to suit every budget.  September's box will feature Wishwell and Friends, and coming up in October...Jackie Kunkel and Island Batik!!!!  You know I'm excited for that one.  I love Island Batik fabrics.  

Speaking of Island Batik, the It's in the Bag Blog Hop is happening now!  Today's featured fabric is Floralicious.  Visit the featured bloggers to see what they made with this colorful new Island Batik fabric collection.  Here's today's blogs to visit:
Be creative ~ Sew something beautiful today.

Jennifer Thomas

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