Category Archives: Texas

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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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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Next up……a departure………….

Doing  a couple of small client wall-quilts. They are cute little landscape/picture quilts that are quite heavily fused so I’m trying these new-to-me needles to combat the possibility of a gummy needle and thread breakage. So far, they are awesome!!!! … Continue reading

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Stars before Birds……………..

Before the “Bird Watching” quilt (previous post), another kit was gotten out of my stash. “Seeing Stars” was a surprise to me, in that I rather enjoyed all the smaller HST (half square triangle) piecing that made up the star-in-star … 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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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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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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A simple finish…………….

On this (now turned ‘drippy’) Thursday, there is a sweet little quilt ready to be boxed and mailed to Indiana. (more on its previous steps here) The border stitching combined gentle loops with flowers that took their cue from the … Continue reading

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A simple finish…………….

On this (now turned ‘drippy’) Thursday, there is a sweet little quilt ready to be boxed and mailed to Indiana. (more on its previous steps here) The border stitching combined gentle loops with flowers that took their cue from the … Continue reading

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Amazing…………..

How just a few loops, wavy lines and flowers stitched so simply can give such ‘life’ to a piecing!!! (Note: my camera really wants to make the colors in this quilt look more blue rather than the aqua blue green … Continue reading

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Binding is on, soon to be gifted……..

Although, I really haven’t been working on this quilt all that long it seems like forever (in my world!)..only 3 weeks! Some photos to finish this one…………    I was able to share this at the last “Killer Bees” group … Continue reading

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Closing in on a finish……………..

But first, I’ve been asked about the pattern for this piecing. It’s “Grandma’s Stars” pattern. I purchased this as a kit a few years back but the pattern is still available for purchase from Connecting Threads at this link.   … Continue reading

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2 out of 3……………….

Borders completed. (To see the center completion, see this post.) The first/narrow border was ditch stitched and will remain unquilted. The 2nd/green border is now “feathered”. Quilting on a print such as this one will not show off the actual … Continue reading

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Sometimes, you don’t get…………….

What you think or expected. In my last post I shared my current project…… a kit that was purchased several years ago and shelved for way too long. I brought it along to Texas in the hope that it will … Continue reading

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