Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Supernova ~ Cutting Out a New Quilt Design

 Supernova Quilt
This quilt and pattern was originally published in Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, as Cosmic Blast.  I love the color explosion in this quilt so much, I've decided to redo the quilt and release it as a new Curlicue Creations pattern, Supernova, hopefully sometime this year.

 I cut most of the fabrics this week.  All fabrics are coming out of my stash ~ nothing new.  This gorgeous swirly dot print from Timeless Treasures is going to be used for all of the black in the quilt.  
 I love batik fabrics, and am putting a lot of them into this project.  I'm using this Red Orange for some of the triangle pieces.

And this darker Red Orange batik will help to add depth to the design.

I'll post more updates as this quilt develops.  

Be Creative ~ sew something today!

Jennifer Thomas


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Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Rainbow Connection Update

Slow but steady progress:  This update shows the red, orange, and yellow rows being added to the top and bottom arms of the star.  I've sewn a row of black hexies to the lower left star arm that will continue around all edges.  I've not yet decided if I should do all of the fill in with black, or jazz that up with some "V" shaped stripes.  What do you think?  Please leave a comment below.

Be Creative ~ sew something today!

Jennifer Thomas




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Friday, June 23, 2017

New Dress Patterns in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of June 23, 2017

Sew these lovely misses blouses for everyday wear. Easy pattern from the Simplicity pattern line. Blouse can be sewn in four different views. All views have front tucks, back button closure, and set-in sleeves. Options include collar, neck band, long sleeves, button cuffs, short sleeves gathered to bands or turn-back cuffs.

Beautiful! Make some pretty and casual blouses with this pattern.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Size 12. Vintage 1979.

Bust 34
Waist 26-12
Hip 36
Back-neck to waist 16-1/4

McCall's 5194 Infant's Wardrobe Pattern
Sew these adorable baby outfits for everyday wear. Easy pattern from the McCall's pattern line. A focus on overlock (serger) sewing pattern. Bunting and gown have from snaps. Gown has drawstring option. Jumpsuit, Long or short bodysuit, and tank bodysuit have snap crotch. Pullover t-shirt can be sewn with short or long sleeves. Pull-on style pants. Diaper cover can be sewn with or without eyelet trim.

Beautiful! Make some pretty and casual baby clothes with this pattern.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Sizes Newborn, Small, Medium, and Large. Vintage 1991.

Weight 14, 15-20, 21-26, 27-32
Height 24, 24-1/2 - 28, 28-1/2 - 32, 32-1/2 - 36


Butterick 4929 Misses Skirt Pattern
Sew these adorable fast and easy skirts for everyday wear. Easy pattern from the Butterick pattern line. A-Line front wrap skirt in two lengths features no waistband, front button closure, front and back yokes, and top stitching.

Beautiful! Make some pretty and casual skirts with this pattern.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Sizes 14, 16, and 18. Vintage 1980's.

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


McCall's 5589 Skirt, Split-Skirt, and Pants Pattern
Show off your beauty in this gorgeous, skirt, split-skirt, and pants pattern from the McCall's pattern company. The gathered straight skirt can be sewn in two lengths. The long length features a back vent. The split skirt has front pleats and side seam pockets. The pants are tapered with tucks, side pockets, and darts. All have waistband and back zipper closure.

Beautiful! Feel like a fairy princess in this outfit.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Sizes 8, 10, and 12. Vintage 1991.

Waist 24, 25, 26-1/2
Hip 33-1/2, 34-1/2, 36

Time to sew!  For all these and many more fabulous sewing patterns, click here to visit the Curlicue Creations shop.

New items added weekly.

Be creative ~ sew something today.

Jennifer Thomas



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Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Purple Batik fabric and more in the Curlicue Creations shop ~ week of June 22, 2017

This beautiful piece of Cotton has been individually hand dyed by Island Batik fabric artists in the garden village of Sanur, Bali. It is 100 percent cotton, 44" wide. Easy care, machine wash cold water, delicate dry cycle, cool iron.

The design on this fabric features shades of purple buttons on a purple 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!

Quilts with Style Magazine, the March/April 2004 issue. This magazine features Learn Cynthia England's Picture Piecing with an Exclusive Quilt, Paper Piece and Elegant Quilt Strike Up the Band, 30 Ways to Help You be an Inspired Quilter, Stitch a Trio of Funky Chickens, and more.

This fabulous issue of Quilts with Style magazine is in used, but excellent condition. 64 pages of great ideas for quilting.

Quilts with Style Magazine, the September/October 2004 issue. This magazine features A Bountiful Harvest of Quilts, An Exclusive New Technique, Turn Your Scraps into Quilting Fun Confetti Quilting, 12 Ways to Brighten Up your Quilts, Make a Vintage Stained Glass Quilt Napa Valley, and more.

This fabulous issue of Quilts with Style magazine is in used, but excellent condition. 60 pages of great ideas for quilting.

Quilter's World Magazine, the Spring 2015 issue. This magazine features 19 Projects to Spring-Clean Your Stash, Ella Redesign a Double Irish Chain, More Size Options More "Your Ways", and more.

This fabulous issue of Quilter's World magazine is in used, but excellent condition. 114 pages of great ideas for quilting.


Be creative ~ sew something today!

Jennifer Thomas



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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Flowerfall Quilt

Today I'm showing the Flowerfall Quilt.  This quilt features two blocks, an applique floral block, and a pieced four patch chain block.  The Flowerfall quilt has the look of a straight setting, but is actually sewn together on point.

Quilt Stats:  

Size:  60" x 72"
Block Size:  8-1/2"
Fabric:  Sunday Drive, by Pat Sloan, for Moda
Batting:  Warm 100, by the Warm Company
Thread:  King Tut, by Superior

This is the Four Patch Chain Block.  These are really simple and fun to sew.  The color choices could easily be changed to match your decor.  


This is the Floral Applique block.  Eight small flowers swirl around a larger center flower in equally spaced curvy stems.  I used the fusible applique method, but feel free to use whatever applique method you prefer for equally beautiful results.


This photo was taken during the quilting process.  I simply outline quilted around the floral patches and then filled in the balance of the quilt with a loopy meander pattern.


The Flowerfall quilt and pattern appear in the July/August 2017 issue of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine.  Look for it at your local quilt shop today, or order a copy online here:  Love of Quilting.

If you sew a Flowerfall quilt, please send me a photo.  I would love to see it!

Be creative ~ sew something today.

Jennifer Thomas




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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of May 30, 2017

McCall's Quilting Magazine, the October 2001 issue. This magazine features 16 Autumn Classics, Apple Treats for Your Table, Create Our Cozy Cottage Step-By-Step Instructions, and more.

This fabulous issue of McCall's Quilting magazine is in used, but good condition. Some wear along the spine, but all pages are intact. 82 pages of great ideas for quilting.

Heartstring Quilts is an outstanding quilting book, and part of the Quilts Made Easy book collection. This book is filled with techniques and tips regarding all aspects of quilting, plus eleven easy patterns to sew.

This book is softcover, in good condition. Color photos throughout. 48 pages. Vintage 1996.

This book includes a Workshop chapter, plus patterns to make Country Hearts, Puppy Love, Fans for Rachel, Hearts and Flowers I, Patchwork Hearts, Hearts and Flowers II, Ohio Star with Houses, Stenciled Crib Quilt, Tucked Muslin Pillow, Checkered Hearts, and Heart's Desire. There is a lot of in depth information accompanied by helpful, full color, step by step photos.

New items added weekly!


Be creative ~ sew something today.

Jennifer Thomas



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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Nine Patch Quilting Complete

 Here is the simple Nine Patch quilt I posted about last week, all quilted and rolling off the machine.  Oh Yeah!

 As you can see in this edge pic, I quilted an average of four swirl motifs in each square.  That makes 36 swirls per Nine Patch block, for a whopping total of approximately 1,080 swirls over the whole quilt top.  Whew!  No wonder my back is achy.

 I selected this pretty green Jinny Beyer fabric for the binding.  It features a small black diamond pattern all over.

 You can see the diamonds a little bit, here in this photo, where the binding is being pinned to the edge of the quilt.

After pinning, the binding was sewn on to the front of the quilt with a walking foot, and my trusty Elna.  It's all ready for some TV time, while I flip it over and hand sew it to the back of the quilt with some groovy green matching thread.  I enjoy the relaxation of hand stitching, and usually have a hand sewing project on hand.  Do you hand sew, machine sew, or both, like me?  Leave a comment below.

Be creative ~ sew something today.

Jennifer Thomas




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