Saturday, January 19, 2019

Quilty Box Mini ~ January 2019

Disclaimer:  The contents of this post were given to me by Quilty Box at no cost.
 It's time to peek inside the January 2019 Quilty Box Mini!  When you open the shipping bag every month you will find the contents lovingly wrapped in tissue paper.  This always makes it feel special to me, like I'm opening a gift.  Such a nice touch.

 Inside the tissue, I found Quilty Box's Bundles of Inspiration magazine, the Tie One On charm pack, and a new spool of Aurifil thread.

 This month's featured designer is Scott Hansen (I love his curly mustache!)  The pattern for his iForest quilt has a playful modern feel.  The Tie One On Fan quilt looks intriguing, too.

 The Tie One On charm pack is by Banyan Batiks for Blue Nickel Studios.

 This charm pack features a huge array of colors and patterns.

 I unwrapped this month's Aurifil thread so you can see the full richness and depth of this plum color!  Isn't it delicious?  I'm ready to sew something with this thread.  One of my favorite colors, to be sure.


I've completed my quilt for the Getaway Hop.  I need to do a photo session and write my post this weekend.  Please be sure to stop by this Monday to see my quilt, a glorious new fabric collection by Island Batik, and I'll have a giveaway, too.

The blog hop is taking a break over the weekend.  This is a great time to catch up, if you've missed a few days over the past two weeks.  Here's all the links, enjoy!

Jennifer Fulton- The Inquiring Quilter
Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.
Jennifer Thomas


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Friday, January 18, 2019

New Yarn in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 08-18-19

Roses Creslan Acrylic Yarn, Color Scarlet 816, 3.5 oz, 99 g, Worsted Weight Yarn

A beautiful worsted weight (4) yarn in a red color. Shrink resistant. Moth proof.

100 percent acrylic. Net wt 3.5 oz, 99 g. Machine wash and dry.

Roses Creslan Acrylic Yarn, Color Royal 107, 3.5 oz, 99 g, Worsted Weight Yarn

A beautiful worsted weight (4) yarn in a blue color. Shrink resistant. Moth proof.

100 percent acrylic. Net wt 3.5 oz, 99 g. Machine wash and dry.

Pop 'N Yarn, Color Forest Green 141, 3.5 oz, 100 g, No Dye Lot, Worsted Weight Yarn

A beautiful worsted weight (4) yarn in a green color. Shrink resistant. Moth proof.

100 percent acrylic. Net wt 3.5 oz, 100 g. Machine wash and dry.

Coats and Clark's Rug Yarn, Color Tango 135C, 2 oz, 75 percent rayon 25 percent cotton yarn

A beautiful rug yarn in an orange color. Shrink resistant. Washable.

Rayon cotton blend. Net wt 2 oz. 

Suitable for crocheted, hooked, woven, or shaggy rugs and crocheted or knitted accessories.

DuPont Acrylic Yarn, Color Scarlet 513, 3 oz, 85.5 g, Worsted Weight Yarn

A beautiful worsted weight (4) yarn in a Red color. Shrink resistant. Moth proof.

100 percent acrylic. Net wt 3 oz, 85.5 g. Machine wash and dry.

Roses Creslan Acrylic Yarn, Color Medium Blue 120, 3.5 oz, 99 g, Worsted Weight Yarn

A beautiful worsted weight (4) yarn in a blue color. Shrink resistant. Moth proof.

100 percent acrylic. Net wt 3.5 oz, 99 g. Machine wash and dry.

Are you following the Island Batik Getaway blog hop?  My post will be up on Monday.  Here's today's featured bloggers:



Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today!

Jennifer Thomas



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Thursday, January 17, 2019

A Happy Scrappy Quilt ~ The Beginning

Disclaimer:  The items used in this project were given to me by Quilty Box at no cost.
 Look at these happy, scrappy blocks!  Just seeing them up on my design wall makes me feel good all over, like sunshine on a winter day.

 I'm sewing the Feathering quilt by Giucy Giuce.  This is in the Bundles of Inspiration magazine from the December Quilty Box.  I'm making a slightly scrappier version, instead of using all cool tones like Giucy did.

 To make my quilt, I'm using the entire charm pack of Quantum fabrics, plus a few light fabrics, and one green fabric that coordinates from my stash.

 Here you can see more of the gorgeous jewel tones I'm working with.  I love these colors!  I didn't want them to languish on a shelf somewhere.  They begged to be sewn into a glorious quilt right away.

 This pattern works really well with 5" charms.  It calls for making half square triangles with 5" squares, then trimming them to 4-1/2".  Here are some of the blocks that I still need to trim.

These are the blocks that I've trimmed so far.  This is going to be cute!  I'll post an update when I find time to work on this again.  Not today ~ Yesterday I sewed the binding on my Getaway blog hop quilt.  Today, I'll be sewing the sleeve and label.  My day for the hop is coming up on Monday.

Today's Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop featured bloggers are:

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today!
Jennifer Thomas


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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Mark Your Calendar! The Dust off a Quilt Book Blog Hop is Coming Soon!


I'm so excited to be a part of this upcoming Blog Hop, hosted by Bea at BeaQuilter!  This hop is all about finding an old quilt book in your personal library that you've always admired, but never tried before.  It was tough, but fun narrowing it down to just one book.  Now I can't wait to sew my quilt and share it with everyone on the upcoming hop.  The dates for this event will be February 18 - 22.  Here's a list of everyone who is participating:

Monday Feb 18th
Turid at densyendehimmel
Pamela at Pamelaquilts
Selina at Selinaquilts
Kathleen at Kathleenmcmusing

Tuesday Feb 19th
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts
Shasta at high road quilter


Wednesday Feb 20th
Sharon at Vrooman’s quilts
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Brenda at songbirddesigns
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions

Thursday Feb 21st
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns

Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Marian at seams to be sew

My day will be Tuesday, February 19th.  This looks like a fun and inspirational week!  See you then.


If you're looking for a hop to visit today, it's week two of the Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop.  I'm going to be binding my quilt for this hop today.  My day is coming up fast, on the 21st.  Here are today's bloggers:


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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Square Dance Dress Patterns in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 01-15-19

Authentic Patterns 316 Ladies Square Dance Pattern , sizes 6, 8, and 10.

This charmer of a pattern makes a western style square dance dress. Dress features fitted bodice, round neckline, contrasting front bib, 8 gore gathered style skirt with 2 rows of contrasting ruffles. Dress can be sewn with either short sleeves or puff sleeves.

Picture yourself wearing this romantic dress to a picnic, dinner and a movie, or out dancing. This dress will inspire you to be confident, plus, you can say you made it yourself!

This pattern is in uncut, factory folded condition. The envelope is a little worn. Vintage 1970s.

Bust 30-1/2, 31-1/2, 32-1/2
Waist 23, 24, 25
Hips 32-1/2, 33-1/2, 34-1/2
Back-Neck to Waist 15-1/2, 15-3/4, 16

Authentic Patterns 309 Ladies Square Dance Pattern , sizes 6, 8, and 10.

This charmer of a pattern makes a western style square dance dress. Dress features layered 8 gore skirt with pointed hem and eyelet, false petticoat, fitted bodice, round neckline, contrasting front and back yokes, and puff sleeves.

Picture yourself wearing this romantic dress to a picnic, dinner and a movie, or out dancing. This dress will inspire you to be confident, plus, you can say you made it yourself!

This pattern is in uncut, factory folded condition. The envelope is a little worn. Vintage 1970s.

Bust 30-1/2, 31-1/2, 32-1/2
Waist 23, 24, 25
Hips 32-1/2, 33-1/2, 34-1/2
Back-Neck to Waist 15-1/2, 15-3/4, 16

Authentic Patterns 311 Girls Square Dance Pattern , sizes 10, 12, and 14. Young Junior, Teen.

This charmer of a pattern makes a western style square dance dress in two views. Skirt features 8 gores. Skirt can be worn with or without button on bib. Bib has patch pocket with decorative stitching.

Picture wearing this sweet dress to a picnic, dinner and a movie, or out dancing. This dress will inspire you to be confident, plus, you can say you made it yourself!

This pattern is in uncut, factory folded condition. The envelope is a little worn. Vintage 1970s.

Chest 28-1/2, 30, 32
Waist 24-1/2, 25-1/2, 26-1/2
Hips 30, 32, 34
Back-Neck to Waist 12-3/4, 13-1/2, 14-1/2

Authentic Patterns 314 Ladies Square Dance Pattern , sizes 6, 8, and 10.

This charmer of a pattern makes a western style square dance dress in two views. Dress features scoop neckline, wide eyelet ruffle with bow accent, 8 gore skirt with apron look. Variations include sleeveless or short puff sleeves.

Picture yourself wearing this romantic dress to a picnic, dinner and a movie, or out dancing. This dress will inspire you to be confident, plus, you can say you made it yourself!

This pattern is in uncut, factory folded condition. The envelope is a little worn. Vintage 1970s.

Bust 30-1/2, 31-1/2, 32-1/2
Waist 23, 24, 25
Hips 32-1/2, 33-1/2, 34-1/2
Back-Neck to Waist 15-1/2, 15-3/4, 16

Authentic Patterns 260 Ladies Square Dance Pattern , size 10.

This charmer of a pattern makes a western style square dance dress in three views. Variations include sleeveless, ruffle neckline, low scoop back neckline, short puff sleeves, short flowy sleeves, and neckline variations. The skirt features 8 gores and a large ruffle at the hem.

Picture yourself wearing this romantic dress to a picnic, dinner and a movie, or out dancing. This dress will inspire you to be confident, plus, you can say you made it yourself!

This pattern is in uncut, factory folded condition. The envelope is a little worn. Vintage 1970s.

Bust 33-1/2
Waist 24
Hips 34-1/2
Back-Neck to Waist 16

Authentic Patterns 261 Ladies Square Dance Dress Pattern , size 8.

This charmer of a pattern makes a western style square dance dress. Dress features ruffles, lace, elastic neckline, puff sleeves, 8 gore skirt, and optional trim.

Picture yourself wearing this romantic dress to a picnic, dinner and a movie, or out dancing. This dress will inspire you to be confident, plus, you can say you made it yourself!

This pattern is in uncut, factory folded condition. The envelope is a little worn. Vintage 1970s.

Bust 31-1/2
Waist 23
Hips 33-1/2
Back-Neck to Waist 15-3/4

For these fun dress patterns and more, click here to visit the Curlicue Creations shop.

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Jennifer Thomas



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