Wednesday, December 11, 2019

New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 12-11-19

This pattern produces a belly dance costume in three views.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Sizes 14, 16, 18, and 20. Copyright 2008.

Bust 36, 38, 40, 42
Waist 28, 30, 32, 34
Hip 38, 40, 42, 44
Back-neck to waist 16-1/2, 16-3/4, 17, 17-1/4

This pattern produces a jacket in three views. Jackets are loose fit, unlined with either a collar or a hood, front yokes, princess seams, zipper, and top stitching. Options include hood, collar, raised waist, lower bands, welt pockets, sleeve bands, pockets, elasticized cuffs, and drawstring waist.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Sizes 14, 16, 18, 20, and 22. Copyright 2012.

This pattern produces a variety of historical items: Mug and Ax Loops, Bracers, Greaves, Gloves, and Pouches.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. One size. Copyright 2011.

This pattern produces a romantic shirt in four views for misses, men's, and teens. Shirts are romantic, puffy, pirate style.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Unisex sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL. Copyright 2007.

Chest/Bust 30-32, 34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48
Hip 31-32-1/2, 35-37, 39-41, 43-45, 47-49

This pattern produces a lovely skirt in four views. Skirts feature back zipper closure and waistband. Variations include front box pleats, inverted front pleats, flare with gores, and A-line.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Misses size 16. Copyright 1989.

Waist 30
Hip 40

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Ohio Star UFO Quilt Project

 A crazy thing happened in my quilting life recently.  I caught up and finished all of my deadline projects.  I can't remember that ever happening before.  It was both freeing and scary at the same time.  With a lack of anything I had to do, I pulled a random UFO box off the shelf to see what was inside.  This box was full of solid colored triangles in a variety of colors, plus lots of black triangles and squares.

 This project is so very old I don't have a drawn out plan for it any more.  I sort of remembered what I was trying to accomplish, but it was no longer what I wanted to do.

 I laid all my pieces out so I could get an inventory of exactly what I had to work with.  Then I "GASP!" threw some of the pieces away!  Do you see that light blue fabric?  It's very thin and flimsy.  I trashed it.

 I decided to mix up the remaining colorful triangles and randomly sew them to the black triangles.

 I sewed them all together into Ohio Star blocks.  This one is just black and blue, but most of them are multi colored.

I like this one ~ purples and pinks together.  
Three of the blocks have a black center square, so they look like they have a large black diamond in the center.  This is the blocks all sewn together into the quilt top.  Now I'm trying to decide how to quilt it.  I've been thinking about a new idea for an allover design I want to try with swirls and pebbles, but I'm not sure if that is right for this quilt.  Do you have any quilting suggestions?  Please leave me a comment below.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

What's Inside the November 2019 Quilty Box?

 Ho Ho HOOOO!  Look what Santa brought!  It's the November 2019 Quilty Box.  Let's take a peek inside, shall we?

Disclaimer:  The contents of this subscription box were given to me by Quilty Box at no cost to me.
 First up is the Far Far Away II fabric bundle by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics.

 When I opened this package, the first thing I saw was Rapunzel!  How adorable is that?  

 And then Sleeping Beauty, my favorite fairy tale.

 The Owl and the Pussycat, I believe?  I don't know this story very well, but it has a kitty in it so it must be good.  Oh kitty!

 These fabrics are enchanting.  Here they are all fanned out.  Do you see the paper hats?  

 Inside this month's Bundles of Inspiration magazine you can read an interview with Heather Ross, and make four different quilt patterns.  How to choose???

 Every month, they have a Subscriber Spotlight feature.  Look, it's me!  Thanks, Quilty Box.  That was fun.

 This month you also get a new pair of snips by Tim Holtz.  I can always use more scissors.

 A package of beautiful Clover Golden Eye embroidery needles.

And a spool of Aurifil thread in a hot pink color.  Maybe this thread will keep me warm on a chilly day?  



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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 12-03-19

Turned on to Country Decorative Painting Booklet. Folk Art Light Switch Covers. Fair condition. Name handwritten in ink on top left corner of cover (see photo 10) 23 pages. Soft cover. Copyright 1988.

This beautiful decorative painting booklet includes a variety of light switch painting projects, a Basic Supplies section, and a General Instructions section. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include There's No Place Like Home, Kittie Kat, Country at Heart, Hunny Bunny, Addie The Folk Doll, Lammie Pie, Anna and Abe - Country Kids, Country Bumpkins, Friends Forever, and Ms. Lucy Goose.

Security Decorative Painting Booklet. Excellent condition. 36 pages. Soft cover. Copyright 1993.

This beautiful decorative painting booklet includes a variety of painting projects, and a General Instructions section. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include Alfalfa (the calf), Alfalfa's Accessories, Alfalfa Bookends, Alfalfa on a Creamer, Alfalfa Switch plate, Alfalfa's Sliding Door Security Guard, Miss Butterfly's Melon, Miss Butterfly's Accessories, Napkin Holder and Cookie Jar Lid, Window Security, Paper Towel Holder and Utensil Rack, Miss Butterfly's Watermelon Sliding Door Security Guard, My Favorite Eyes, The Duck Crossing, Duck Crossing Accessories, Napkin Holder, Utility Hanger, and Towel Holder, Cookie Jar Lid, Duck Crossing Sliding Door Security Guard, Funny Faces Bookends, Patches Window Security, and more.

Antiqued Country Volume 1 Decorative Painting Booklet. Very good condition. 30 pages. Soft cover. Copyright 1994.

This beautiful decorative painting booklet includes a variety of painting projects, and a General Instructions section. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include Ms. Chick and Her Chickadees, Feed and Seed Farmer, Hearts Tied Together Tin, Barn and Silo Clock, Country Makins' Doll Garland, Down Home Pig, Jack, Homestead Welcome, Garden Watering Can, Lamb, Memory Clock, Potted Sunflower, Quilt Clock, Love Grows with Kindness, and Watermelon Cow.

Harvest Home Decorative Painting Booklet. Very good condition. 40 pages. Soft cover. Copyright 1995.

This beautiful decorative painting booklet includes a variety of painting projects, a Technique Section, and a General Instructions section. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include Spool Pumpkins, Dimensional Pumpkins, Tall Paper Mache Pumpkins, Harvest Moon, Treats Bag, Apple Bag, Hiding Witch, Garden Sara Crow, Three Apples a Day, Harvest Home, Old Crow, Lacey Witch and Friends, M.T. Tomb, Apple-Pumpkin-Cat-Ghost Wire-Ups, Crow on Twigs, Paper Mache Ornaments and Boxes, Oh Spare Me, John and Lydia, Stacked Welcome, Pumpkin Birdhouse and Cat, and Dimensional Turkey.

Do-Dads Plaques and Dolls Volume Two Decorative Painting Booklet. Good condition. 14 pages. Soft cover. Copyright 1995.

This beautiful decorative painting booklet includes a variety of painting projects, and a General Instructions section. Designs are all shown in full color and include detailed painting instructions. Designs include Humpty Dumpty Welcome, Heart I Love You, First Class Teacher, Sunflower Plaque, Primitive Heart Quilt Welcome, Fresh Strawberries, Best Friends, Quilter's Welcome, This Kitchen is Seasoned with Love, and I Love Bears.

The Knit Mittens knitting pattern book - "15 Cool Patterns to Keep You Warm", by Robin Hansen. This book is filled with wonderful knitting designs, plus lots of helpful info about getting started, yarn, needles, tension, and more.

This cute mitten shaped book is hardcover, used, in very good condition. 128 pages. Copyright 2002.

This book is packed with all the valuable information you'll ever need to make each knitted mitten, adding that special touch here and there. Patterns, diagrams, and detailed instructions are included to help you make 15 different designs.

Lingerie Sewing Book, Easy Elegance from the Ann Person Collection is an outstanding sewing resource book. This book is filled with techniques and tips regarding all aspects of lingerie sewing.

This book is softcover, spiral bound, in used, but good condition. Black and white diagrams. 119 pages. Copyright 1982. Small handwritten notes on two pages (see photos)

This book includes chapters such as, About the Author, Introduction, Techniques and Shortcuts, Slips and Camisoles, Panties, Girdles, and Bras, Sleepwear, Robes, Boutique, Fabric Facts, Index, Stretch and Sew Patterns, and Other Books from the Ann Person Collection.

Crafts Magazine, February 1995 issue. This magazine has 102 full color pages and is in very good condition. Includes pull out pattern section.

This issue includes Beary Special Angels, Love Bug Candy Pouches, 36 Valentine How-to's, Heart to Heart Ideas, Beaded Necklace, Stenciled Heart, Cross Stitch Sachet, Stitched Photo Cube, Replique Easy Paper Cutting, Scent Sational Cinnamon Basket, and more.

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