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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

A quick “post script”…….

To the previous post. Follow this link to a fabulous tutorial on the faux flange/piping that I put on my friendship quilt. Lorna, at “SewFreshQuilts” shows the process that I followed, right down to the joining of the binding ends … Continue reading

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Taming the “poof” or Why did I choose this……….

Batting!!!!! Ok…..to backtrack a tad. The project in question is one that’s been around for a while ….ummmm….yeah…….like November of 2015 is the beginning of the “birthing”…ha! Please, go to this post if you want the “rest of the story”.That … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s “Part Two”………….

“Part One”, yesterday’s post, featured my longarm group’s “Challenge” results but there was a brief time of sharing other recent finishes…………..   “Bargello” quilts are reappearing after a few year’s absence and this one is a beaut!  A cute fleece child’s … Continue reading

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“Challenge”…….reveal…….

Last Saturday was the meeting where those (belonging to the long arm group called *S.E.A.M.S.), who had taken up the challenge to complete a wall quilt that will become part of a small grouping available to be shown at various … Continue reading

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Friday Finishes………..

First……a client quilt out the door.    I presented a quick glimpse of this one in this post. Because it was hand pieced, a paisley stitching motif worked best to ease in the areas of fullness that presented themselves. I … Continue reading

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Welcome the Spring ‘warm’ Wednesday…………….

Sorry, friends, that’s the best I can do with a title for today’s post! We’ve been back 2.5 weeks and the Texas warmth has, for the most part, followed us home…..yay!!!      Don’tcha just love all the early flowers??!!!! Last … Continue reading

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“Galactic Explosion” + FMQ……….

Equals the perfect combo for a stitching obsessed…….er….passionate textile artist like myself! “Negative space” just begging to be filled with pebbles, spirals, feathers, McTavishing, etc, etc, etc! **Warning**….photo heavy post before you! (To see the humble beginnings of this project….see … Continue reading

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MORPHED!!!!!!!!

I mean really!!! From an innocent, sweet “Lollipops and Lemon Drops” (dontcha just luv how that rolls off the tongue???!!!!!) to a bursting with energy presentation that exudes a spirit of life that was not anticipated! OK, that may be … Continue reading

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Design Wall meets Ms Sweetie………….

That is, what was on my design wall last week…….   now has the beginnings of some action of the feathered kind  ………..ummmmm….c’mon, you had to have known I would get some featherin’ in this one somehow, didn’t ya????????? Stay tuned….more … Continue reading

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Requests……..

For the Rhubarb Cream Pie recipe and the Hamburger Baked Beans have been received and here are the answers!!!! The pie recipe is in this post, from a few years back.  And the Baked Beans recipe follows:     1/2 pound … Continue reading

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“Lollipops and Lemon Drops”………….

Also referred to as the 2017 S.E.A.M.S. (SouthEast Area Machine Stitchers) Challenge…….the top is pieced,        the backing is prepped, binding is cut…..now, on to the “sandwiching”…… This story has 2 previous “installments”….here and here. More in a bit…………..

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“Some assembly required”………….

How many of you are familiar with that statement……er…..’warning’?? Well, the ‘challenge’ has begun……      The background is cut and labeled……….     The 9-patch blocks are made and squared….. To be continued…………….

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Catching up????……….or sidetracked????…….

I guess it depends on what the goal was, hmmmmm?? It’s already 10:30a.m. and here’s what’s happened so far……..working on a “touch” of Texas………. See that can of beans??? Somehow(?) a case came home with us. Why?, you ask. Well … Continue reading

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It’s a May Wednesday!!!!!!!………….

And we’re back in Minnesota!! Slowly getting back on a “northern track”….and I mean slowly!!!! We ventured north between major weather systems (snow to the west and massive rains to the east) and, after some brief days in the Northern … Continue reading

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“Last time”…………for this year……

To be with my dear quilting ‘buds’ at a Killer Bees gathering. No one likes to say ‘Farewell’ but it must come. Though numbers are dwindling, the sharing time is quite amazing and the workshops continue. These gals are firm … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday……….TEXTURE…..

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April is sliding by……………….

Or is it “racing”?? Hmmm…… Since I’m not at my Minnesota home (where this little wall quilt ‘lives’), I’m pulling from the project photo archives with this one.    Just sandwiched, this fusible top is loaded with wildly fun techniques. … Continue reading

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Feathers……feathers………

Now that I have your attention, I will do a quick recap of last Thursday’s Killer Bees quilt group’s sharing……….Another “sip and paint” finish (several of the “KB”s got together for a workshop of wine & brushing).   Another “Twist N … Continue reading

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He Is Risen………………..

   May the reality of this eternal life-changing event be known to you in a new way!!!! Blessings, with hugs, Doreen

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It’s Friday, BUT………………………

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Beginning to wrap things up………..

The resort/park is fast emptying out.My view to the West. And to the East. Only a couple more weeks………….but……there’s still a small swarm of Killer Bees meeting each Thursday—with workshops planned and ‘finishes’ being shared so, let’s move forward with … Continue reading

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Another “packed” Killer Bee meeting…….

One would think that, as the “Winter Texan” season is drawing to a close, the Killer Bees (whose numbers are seriously dwindling) would settle back a tad…………not so!!!!! Yesterday’s meeting was filled with a variety of business items, including next … Continue reading

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