Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New shop items, a marvy photo session, and a HUGE yard sale

Peace Applique Quilt Pattern

This week I added the Peace Applique Quilt Pattern to the Curlicue Creations shop.  It is fourth in a series of five applique block patterns, Peace, Joy, Love, Faith, and Hope.  The pattern makes a 12" finished size block. Hopefully, I will get block pattern number five, Love, finished this week.  To see the shop, go to curlicuecreations.com.

Americana Bandanna Quilted Trivet

I also finished the Americana Bandanna quilted trivet and gave it a marvy photo session! 

Here's a photo of the Americana Bandanna quilted trivet posing with an old Farmall tractor.  If that doesn't say "America!", I don't know what does.

Here's the Americana Bandanna quilted trivet posing with a lovely bowl of fruit.  The trivet measures 10-1/2" x 14-1/2" to fit snugly under 9" x 13" size baking pans.  Mmmmm!  I can smell the brownies and lasagna already!

I also gave the Americana Bandanna quilted trivet a sexy close up to show off the primitive curlicue quilting.
Available now at curlicuecreations.com.

Porcelain type Iron shaped box

For Labor Day weekend, we visited the Hillsville, Virginia yard sale.  This is a HUGE event.  I've never seen anything like it.  The yard sales start outside of the city on Highway 58.  People park their cars and walk for miles to the yard sales lining the highway.  When you get into the city, it's $5.00 to park.  Yard sale tents and vendors of all kinds are set up in several large flea-market size groups and lining both sides of the road.  They also have a gun and knife show.  I've been told by a native Hillsvillian that the whole event originated as the "Gun and Knife Show".  You could likely get anything you've ever had a hankering for at this yard sale.  I didn't get much, though.  I purchased the above Iron shaped box for the ol' iron collection.  

Ducky little basket of thread

I also acquired this ducky little basket of thread.  Thread is always handy.

White Rotary Sewing Machine

Wes came home last week with two "new" sewing machines.  One is an Italian Necchi from the 1950's.  The other is this collector's item, a White Rotary Sewing Machine, made in the U.S.A.  It looks to be from the late 1920's or early 1930's.  It has a motor, but is also set up to use a treadle.  I'm not sure if the motor was added on, or original, as the White Sewing Machine Company did both with this model machine.  It has a serial number, but I couldn't find information on this machine's number.  Still, it's pretty to look at, and actually works.  

Thanks so much for reading all the way to the end of this blog post!  Don't forget to pick up the Fall 2011 issue of Quilts and More to get my Motley Crew pattern - so cute!  And please visit the shop at curlicuecreations.com.

Have a super day!



  1. You sure have been busy. Like your collection of irons...now sounds like you collect old sewing machines too. I've got a couple of old Singers, one my Mom's and the other one that she found at a yard sale. Both run well and look pretty good. Can't say as I use either one as they seem to be just too slow for me! Sandi

  2. Look like you got yourself some treasures. I have always wanted to go to a yard sale like you did, but my DH thinks it is crazy. LOL Your work is so nice.

  3. Enjoyed your post...that yard sale sounds amazing...such fun...