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About treadlemusic

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

I’m not a gardener but……….

Somehow, I’ve managed to keep this gift from my daughter-in-law alive for 4 years! It was beautiful in the pot, I received it in, but I’m amazed at it now!       I haven’t done the “miracid” thing and, yet, it … Continue reading

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On a rainy Friday, with…………..

Little to no mojo, we “play”. Bring out the clothesline….  and the Bernina….    and the results are some cute little beverage coasters……….    Not too mind-taxing but oodles of fun with instant gratification—the perfect ingredients for a relaxing afternoon! What are … Continue reading

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“Thrifting”………..

Yesterday, a group of the township ladies met for lunch in the neighboring town of Rushford (MN) and, as is our custom, headed down the block to “Grace Place”, the local thrift shop. We meet the 3rd Thursday of the … Continue reading

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A FMQ “heads up”………..

There are many questions I am asked when I do a FMQ workshop. “Where do I go next?” and “What do I quilt where?” are among them. A couple days ago, Angela Walters began a 6 post series on the … Continue reading

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Vintage………

There are so many up-cycling ideas for all those vintage pieces ‘out there’ and most are for the larger table toppers and cloths……but, don’t overlook those sweet little beverage coaster sized pieces! They are the perfect size for gift tags!!!! … Continue reading

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(Anything but) Wordless Wednesday……..

My week began with a “road trip” with the Spring Grove quilters to, first, Seed Savers Exchange outside Decorah, Iowa. A beautiful sunny day to be out and about.   Above is the visitor center where gardening items and, of course, … Continue reading

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Gifts gifted……………

What began my week (Design Wall Monday), with these 2 cuties…..     has finished my week with a sweet birthday gathering……. and little princesses adorned………….       and, yes, the skirts “twirled”…..a most definite prerequisite!!!!! They are growing way too quickly……..sigh…….

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Continuing the teapot theme….

Next up……………from this……        to this….adding a little “McTavishing” fun……      This is an interesting little project I’ve come up with. Stay tuned………… Thread: (top & bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70wt. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly, 80/20.

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Design wall Monday…..and a diversion…..

That comes in two sizes. Nope…no quilts but they are quilting fabric, or fabric that was (at one time) destined for quilty-ness……….     Actually, that cute print was thought to be going towards a great grand’s quilt but summer birthdays are … Continue reading

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Another Friday finish……….

I know it’s Saturday, but the day was too spent to share this one when I finished it…….and even got it blocked! As I shared in this post, there were some condition issues that required some ‘surgery’ resulting in a … Continue reading

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Vintage + Tea………………

Is the current theme these days. The last piece, finished with this post, featured this sweet handwork…..    and the direction of the this next cloth is equally obvious………………….      This piece began life as a “card table” size cloth but, … Continue reading

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It’s picnic time!………..

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Celebrate America……………

The land of the free because of the brave…………….     Photo from original post here.

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Freedom……..

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A ‘Finish’ on Saturday is…………

Definitely a “good thing”! To pick up the vintage story see here. This piece has certainly come a long ways. Many of these linen pieces have lace edging that is in very good condition, as this piece has, and I … Continue reading

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“Teapot Tuesday”……….

To borrow a line from friend, Beth Ann, who has the very sweet blog entitled “It’s Just Life” and has a teapot love/collection that is almost beyond description!!!! Anyhow, take a few and hop over to her place for a … Continue reading

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Vintage continuation……………

From last week’s post here, I am continuing on this small linen piece. The size is more “card table” cloth size, 45”x45”, with a small lace edging and sweet embroidery in the 4 corners. As you can see, the center … Continue reading

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Busy days………………

Are you finding that time is whizzing by way too fast?? Me, too! Last Friday & Saturday, my Spring Grove (MN) quilt group held a quilt show in conjunction with that town’s celebration, dubbed “Homecoming 2017”. The event comes along … Continue reading

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Friendship block…..a little finish……

I really like little projects that can be finished with lots of details in a small amount of time…..how ‘bout you?? This one began here and, with some bits and pieces of fabric and vintage linen,     that was … Continue reading

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A “Friendship Block” request………

At last Monday’s guild meeting, one of the items on the ‘agenda’ was the next “Friendship Block” quilt person….and that was Julie. You may (probably not!) remember that I put mine together at the end of last month…….mainly cuz it’s … Continue reading

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Where quilters gather………..

There is the sound of machines whirring, scissors snipping, needle & thread creating all sorts of wonderfully colorful pieces, ripples of laughter and voices sharing various moments of recent life happenings……..   Yup, there was a time when this group came … Continue reading

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Friday Finishes……….

Are a continuation of yesterday’s post/purchase and a completed goal. Fabric picked out has become pillowcases…….2 for our bed……   and 1 for a special gift……. The pattern is a free pillowcase pattern from “All People Quilt”, with a video on … Continue reading

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