Category Archives: Hobbs Heirloom 80/20

Another “topper”…………

Yup, they just seem to be the dominant item in my kit stash! This one is from a Connecting Threads kit, “Wheat Stripe”, purchased……..well, a while back. I spotted this pattern ‘cuz I always wondered how what I refer to … Continue reading

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Still in “table topper” mode………..

As I hinted(?) in my last post, another star topper was pieced and at the ready. Ditch stitching commenced and ended up being every stinkin’ seam…….but, I just kept thinking about the fun that was right around the corner! Once … Continue reading

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Another linen……………

Yup, friend, Jean, really gave me some beauties!! Huge oversight: I forgot to take the obligatory ‘before’ photo! ……..sigh……… Well…moving to the process that transpired………. First, some registration markings (not many needed on this one!!), with leaves that quickly followed………… Many … Continue reading

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IT’S BEEN ALMOST A MONTH??!!!!!!!!

And so much has happened!! We had our gift giving/Thanksgiving dinner with family and the following Monday headed south to our little Winter Texan abode in north Harlingen. The drive was wonderful without the usual weather related issues. This was … Continue reading

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Wow! Another finish!!!!!…………

Yesterday, after lunch, I started the last needed Christmas gift. I knew it was to be a small holiday themed table runner……but exactly what pattern and fabric?—-no clue! “Quick and simple” was the goal……enter this pattern- It had been shared … Continue reading

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Finishing up the week……………..

Beautiful warm (record breaking?) sunny day, baking chocolate chip cookies and a ‘finish’! Perfect!! This little runner was a snap to cut and piece using Sew Kind of Wonderful’s awesome ruler . The video tutorial was a great help, also. … Continue reading

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Pin-basted and ready………

For some feathered dimension!! A Drunkard’s Path variation once again only in a smaller application (see this post for larger version). This table runner will be 14”x28” and is another quick project (“instant” gratification?). and a back view with some … Continue reading

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Autumn…………

This year has been a rollercoaster of temps…….lows in the upper 20s(F) to low 60s. We’ve gotten rid of the snow that fell a week or so ago…yay! Now we’re headed to the low 60s in the week ahead. Bed … Continue reading

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Friday’s progress……………

Brought me to the outmost/larger triangles in the center section and, because I work on a sit-down machine, I need to mark a few registration lines for the ruler work that will come next week. A peek at where I’m … Continue reading

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Execution…………….

Is where I’m at. I have a ‘plan’……. and I began with ditch stitching all seams so all basting pins have been removed in the center area. For a sit-down quilter, starting to quilt in the center is always advised … Continue reading

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Fall colors and a modification………

This past weekend was really gorgeous weather! So, hubbs and I just had to take a drive…again…..A glimpse of the Mississippi River… The roads are quite winding through all the bluffs surrounding this beautiful river Today’s winds will probably bring … Continue reading

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October!!! Really!!!????…………

And stash raiding continues. In my last post I share some placemats for a senior dining group in a nearby town and, after thinking a bit, thought it might be a day-brightener for our local folks who receive the “Meals … Continue reading

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Still in small project mode……..

And enjoying these moments. One of the groups I belong to is making placemats for each of the people who take part in a local “Senior Meals” group. The mats will be a real table brightener with one side being … Continue reading

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A Friday finish……….

A satisfying way to end the week! This little project began (in my head!) last Wednesday as the perfect gift for an upcoming special day. The idea was inspired by a cute little quilt in this magazine: Are you familiar … Continue reading

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Beautiful September weather……..

For so many activities………turkey hunting season will start shortly and the feathered critters are out for a casual stroll through my backyard……   Safe for the moment! Indoors, I’m blissfully stitching away………. Texture!!!!!!! Almost a “finish”…….details tomorrow for a “Friday … Continue reading

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A bit of a sneak peek…………..

‘Cuz it’s another upcoming gift. The “reveal” may be a while in coming but the layers are pin-basted and ready for Ms Sweetie. The pattern I used is “Nova Star” by Cindi McCracken Designs…  This was somewhat of a challenge … Continue reading

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Part 8: (Technically) A Friday Finish…………………….

This project is a finish! The label will be made when the next project reaches this point and requires its label. Again, for those who have come late to this journey, check out the right side bar for previous installment … Continue reading

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Part 6: The next 2 “rows”……………

Will be continuing the pattern of ruler-work/straight line stitching and feathers. This time, I increased the spacing of the straight stitched lines from the previous ‘row’……………………….. A bit of a better perspective…. I have found it’s so very easy to … Continue reading

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Part 5: I Love it when…….

A plan comes together….don’t you?? I’m at the point where getting a photo is becoming a bit of a challenge. This quilt is 84”x90” and being stitched “in the round” instead of the usual center-outwards (in quadrants) so I’m constantly … Continue reading

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Part 4: Coming along nicely………..

I’m not sure why the stitching design has been such a challenge but it has. Because of various non-quilting activities, this project really has not had the “normal” continuity feel in its process. Anyhow, here is where I’m at now……..an … Continue reading

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Part 1: Eek! “Vintage” purchased “new” by ME!!……………..

That thought kinda hit me a bit hard! I, along with most every other stitcher, have been delving into my stash for supplies during this ‘virus time’. I came across 2 Connecting Threads packs of 10” squares that had been … Continue reading

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Progress report…………

Going well. Only paused to make some more masks. Onward………yesterday’s sketchbook idea is gradually becoming reality………………………. This is being done free-hand (on my Juki 2010Q) with minimal registration markings…… Now, to further make these motifs “pop”, some background fill in … Continue reading

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Stars…..a reoccurring theme……………..

Doesn’t everyone like stars? Whether they’re wonky, lone, Ohio, or any other imaginable variety. As my “left-overs” get fewer, the projects seem to be getting smaller (to accommodate these lesser amounts). This latest (I think table topper) is 36” square………………….An … Continue reading

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Definitely time for catching up…………….

I’ve been busily working on more of my “kit stash” that I brought along for our winter stay in south Texas. My most recent (and not-quite-finished) project is another Connecting Threads kit purchased many, many years ago. As many of … Continue reading

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Just a simple Single Irish Chain……………….

Took on a very different look! I had in mind the mantra “keep it simple”, but…………something just happened when this sandwich was slid under Ms  Juki’s needle!!! It’s humble beginnings: began to morph………….the center portion (initially, in my head) was … Continue reading

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Next up……..

A simple single Irish chain. Another Connecting Threads kit (from eons ago) that has been languishing in a (very much out-of-control) stash! Simple piecing/small project……approximately 46” square…….. Stay tuned…..decisions to be made: What to stitch???? Thread: (top & bobbin) Isacord. … Continue reading

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,The last piecing of 2019………..

Was completed just before Christmas and after we arrived at our little winter/Texas abode. Being a bit(!?) ‘space challenged’, when packing for the transition, I try to bring a few of my accumulated kits which will benefit me in two … Continue reading

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Presenting to you………….

“Seussical Trees” (for me, it has a wee bit better ‘ring’ to it than “Wonky Trees!)……………. I did a very simple loopy star stitching using my fave Superior Variegated Metallic Gold thread, #025, to add the glisten that those trees … Continue reading

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Days, er weeks, have passed…………

And I’m progressing on this pretty piece………. If you need to toddle back to it’s beginnings, please, follow this link. It contains the details of this piece (thread used, batting, etc). The outer edge of the border area will be … Continue reading

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Starting the next project……….

On a weekend doesn’t usually happen around here but I had a few moments so………………….. Making the “sandwich” and ready for the stitching…………. It’s a military quilt that was pieced by a friend who isn’t able to finish it due … Continue reading

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A Friday Finish………

I sure love the sound of those words!!! At the end of my previous post, I made mention of my next little project and that went so quickly that it’s the subject of today’s post! This pillow top was a … Continue reading

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A “Two-fer”……………

For a special client. Two wall quilt tops (one for her and one for a sweet gift) were brought to me and the fun began. The pattern is “Stitch Happens” by Kelli Fannen.         I knew I … Continue reading

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A Monday’s time of play…………………

Was perfect! Hot and humid outdoors, A/C, music and the hum of Ms. Sweetie indoors. A bit of McTavishing fun………………….   Thread: (Top) Glide, 40 wt.; (Bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70 wt. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly (80/20). More storms … Continue reading

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Saturday report: A Friday finish…………

The binding is on and a small label is attached. Martha Washington Star quilt is officially a UFO no longer! It’s especially nice that my stash didn’t increase much with leftovers from this kit and I used all but 25” … Continue reading

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There’s just something so appealing about…………

Star themed quilts…..what do you think? They can be done with a more traditional look but adapt so well to a more modern setting. “Martha Washington Star” (see here) seems to have the comfy cozy more traditional “feel”. The fun … Continue reading

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A finish…………….

Binding is on and so is the label…ready to have info added ………. The border is a feather/vine variation. Here’s a sketchbook doodle of the idea I had…… Some more photos……… The backing seemed to catch the light a wee … Continue reading

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Stepping back a bit…………..

To this top (story began in this post)                    . The center portion is quilted. Thought maybe feathers but I didn’t want it so heavily stitched so went with a modified paisley. That’s … Continue reading

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Martha Washington Star……………..

Ready to “sandwich” and (the sometimes dreaded) quilt-as-desired!      I am really liking this one! The original pattern did not have the narrow red inner border……but that was a necessary “add”, don’tcha think? The binding will be the same as … Continue reading

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No more “starts”…..for now……..

but I must continue stitching something! This Christmas panel seems to be the answer. Begun a while back (see here), I’ve managed to get a bit more of the background fill done. Nothing really planned, just random stitching………..                    A peek … Continue reading

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One more……………….

Languishing kit is well on its way to a ‘finish’. The meager pattern, with accompanying fabric, was purchased so many years ago—-not even sure of the year! Without any type of photo, (and without access to an EQ program…must check … Continue reading

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