Thursday, January 16, 2020

Scrappy Star Quilt Update

 I did a little sewing on the Scrappy Star quilt.  I'm finally getting some blocks together.  Here's the first one.

 Blocks in various stages on the design wall.

 I'm lovin' the fabric combination of this center star!

 Sew pretty!

 That black one with the pink and white polka dot star is cute, too!

 Sewing, sewing, sewing, sewing!

And Wow!  These blocks are really coming together.  I should be able to piece the top soon.  Stars are always fun to sew.

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas


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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Flea Market Quilt ~ Scrappy Part Two

Here's my Flea Market quilt top all sewn together and ready to quilt!  Don't the Island Batik fabrics look gorgeous sparkling across the top?

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 I'm going to quilt this with Hobbs Tuscany Wool Cotton Blend batting.

I'm also going to try these Schmetz super non-stick needles.

 I'm quilting equidistant lines in the kite shapes with matching light gray and medium gray Aurifil thread.

 I'm quilting the round space between the gray shapes with large swirls and circles, trying to accent the curvy secondary pattern, also with matching Aurifil thread.  I'm changing thread color often.

 Quilting helper number one showed up to help "secure" the quilt while I was stitching.

 I'm using the presser foot to measure the width between the straight stitched lines.  You can see the swirls and circles on the left.

Quilting helper #2 chooses to use a "paws on" approach.  I'm hoping to finish this up sometime this week, take a pretty photo session and show you the final quilt soon.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 01-11-20

Country Cross Stitch Favorites of Rita Weiss book, American School of Needlework.

This book is softcover, used, in fair condition. 17 pages, copyright 1987. Color photos of all designs. Black and White charts.

This book is filled with all the information you'll ever need to make each cross stitch project you craft unique, adding that special touch here and there. This book features an Introduction, a General Directions Section, and all the cross stitch designs. Designs are charted for DMC and Bates floss.

Blue Merle Sheltie Cross-Stitch pattern, White Willow Stitching, Jamie Larson, Kathleen Sepulveda.

This book is spiral bound softcover, used, in fair condition. *Note: Light spots on front and back cover - pattern pages are unblemished. 10 pages, copyright 2006. Color photos of designs on front cover. Black and White chart.

This book is filled with all the information you'll ever need to make this cross stitch project unique. This book features Instructions and Symbol Key Thread Lengths, and the cross stitch design. Design is charted for DMC floss.

Sunflowers Sunflowers Sunflowers Cross-Stitch book, Linda Gillum, American School of Needlework.

This book is softcover, used, in good condition. 17 pages, copyright 1993. Color photos of all designs. Black and White charts.

This book is filled with all the information you'll ever need to make each cross stitch project you craft unique, adding that special touch here and there. This book features an Introduction, a General Directions Section, and all the cross stitch designs. Designs are charted for DMC, Anchor, and Coats floss.

Teddy Bears in Cross Stitch book. Over 30 adorable designs.

This book is softcover, used, in fair condition. *Note: Cover has slightly dog eared corners. 105 pages, Copyright 2008. Color photos throughout. Charts are written for DMC floss.

This book is full of all the information you'll ever need to make each cross stitch project you craft unique, adding that special touch here and there. This book features sections such as Teddy Bear Seasons, Meet the Bugbears, Circus Bears, Why I Love My Teddy, Bears in the Kitchen, Best Friends, Teddy and Me, Calendar Teddies, Sweetheart Bears, Materials, Techniques, and Stitches, Making Up, The Designers, Suppliers, Acknowledgments, and a handy Index.

Cross Stitch and Country Crafts Magazine, Vintage May June 1989. Used, but fair condition. *Note: A name is handwritten on the front cover - (see photo 10). 30 pages.

This beautiful issue includes 25 Great Projects Inside, Palette Stitching, Picnic Delicacies, A Ride in the Country, and more.

501 Cross Stitch Designs is an outstanding cross stitch pattern book, produced for the American School of Needlework. This book is filled with techniques, tips, and patterns for literally 501 cross stitch designs.

This book is hardcover with a dust jacket, in excellent condition. Small tear in dust jacket. Color photos throughout, black and white cross stitch graphs. 224 pages. Vintage 1993.

This book includes a basic how-to cross stitch chapter, 50 Floral Designs, 50 Kitchen Designs, 50 Baby Designs, 50 Sports Designs, 50 Pet Designs, 50 House Designs, 50 Profession Designs, 50 House Plant Designs, 50 Patriotic Designs, and 50 Santa Designs. There is a lot of in depth information accompanied by helpful, full color, step by step photos.

101 Weekend Cross Stitch Gifts book.

This book is hardcover, used, in excellent, like new condition. 105 pages, copyright 2005. Color photos throughout. Charts are written for DMC floss. Over 350 motifs.

This book is full of all the information you'll ever need to make each cross stitch project you craft unique, adding that special touch here and there. This book features sections such as Introduction, Babies and Children, Days to Remember, Gifts for Christmas, Weddings and Anniversaries, Celebrate the Year, Stitching Techniques, Making Up the Projects, Suppliers, DMC/Anchor Conversion Chart, and a handy Index.

Donna Kooler's 555 Country Cross-Stitch Patterns book.

This book is softcover, used, in excellent, like new condition. 128 pages, copyright 2000. Color photos throughout. Charts are written for DMC floss.

This book is full of all the information you'll ever need to make each cross stitch project you craft unique, adding that special touch here and there. This book features sections such as Celebrations, Favorite Things, Home Sweet Home, Kindred Spirits, Love and Friendship, Mother Nature, General Instructions, a Metric Equivalency Chart, and a handy Index.

Cross Stitch and Country Crafts Magazine, Vintage January February 1989. Used, but good condition. *Note: A name is handwritten on the front cover - (see photo 10). 30 pages.

This beautiful issue includes 22 Great Projects Inside, Wheat Weaving, Victorian Flowers, Proud Quail, and more.

This pattern produces a lovely pair of shorts, dress in two lengths, tunic, and knit bolero.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Misses sizes 8,10, 12, 14, and 16. Copyright 2009.

Bust 31-1/2, 32-1/2, 34, 36, 38
Waist 24, 25, 26-1/2, 28, 30
Hip 33-1/2, 34-1/2, 36, 38, 40
Back-neck to waist 15-3/4, 16, 16-1/4, 16-1/2, 16-3/4

Primitive Cotton Warp Thread Set suitable for weaving, tapestry, jewelry making, primitive stitching, and more.

This listing is for one set of 10 primitive cotton threads. Thread has a matte finish. Weights may vary. 10 yards of each color, for a total of 100 yards.

Primitive Cotton Warp Thread Set suitable for weaving, tapestry, jewelry making, primitive stitching, and more.

This listing is for one set of 10 primitive cotton threads. Thread has a matte finish. Weights may vary. 10 yards of each color, for a total of 100 yards.

Primitive Cotton Warp Thread Set suitable for weaving, tapestry, jewelry making, primitive stitching, and more.

This listing is for one set of 10 primitive cotton threads. Thread has a matte finish. Weights may vary. 10 yards of each color, for a total of 100 yards.

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Jennifer Thomas

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Friday, January 10, 2020

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Vintage Quilt Rescue ~ Tied Feed Sack Quilt

 Here's a Craigslist quilt rescue.  My husband picked this up for free from a Craigslist ad.  It's a vintage quilt, obviously made with a variety of necessity fabrics, sewn together and tied to finish.  It's in pretty good condition ~ no holes or tears.

 The back of this quilt is made from old feed sacks sewn together.  

 They are all sewn with the fronts facing the inside, but I can still read them (backwards).  This one is from the Sanford Milling Company, a local business here in Henderson, North Carolina.  They are still in operation.  I sent them a message this morning to see if I can find out how old this is.

 This one is from Statesville, North Carolina.

This one is from Washington D.C.  How fun to rescue an old quilt like this!  I wonder what clothing the original fabrics were from, who used it, when was is made, what the history of this quilt is? I wonder who the original maker was and their story.  It will most likely remain a mystery.  I hope you enjoyed seeing it, too. 

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Jennifer Thomas

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