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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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Quilters are…………….

Never at a loss for projects, or is it just me???? Now, I had every intention of buying zero fabric this morning when a couple quilt ‘buds’ and I took off for the Calico Hutch Quilt Shop in Hayward, Minnesota. … Continue reading

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Flag Day………..

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Monday’s Design Wall…………..

er……..table(?) was pretty much covered with ‘fuzz’. Yup, I said “fuzz”. Rotary cutting boards have a way of grabbing those pesky fibers when I trim a finished quilt (and I have done some recently!). So….first, to the “de-fuzzing”…………    Using one … Continue reading

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Back to “normal”………….

Welllllll…..I’m not sure about the “normal” part, let me just say I’m back to somewhat of a recognizable/familiar routine. Last week my church did their annual summertime Vacation Bible School. We do it in the evenings as many activities, such … Continue reading

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A Friday Finish!!!!……………….

I referenced further table toppers ‘in the works’ in my last post. I had quilted a couple of Christmas/winter themed toppers for my church and had heard that, maybe, some more summery themed little quilts would be nice. So, digging … Continue reading

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A little “feathering”………

Is always needed…er…..welcome, no??? One of the quilting projects that has crossed my path are table-toppers being done as a ladies’ group assembly at the little church we attend/belong. The stitching began late last year, with those wanting to gather … Continue reading

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Memorial Day…………..

In our little town (Houston, Minnesota) has always been observed with the Scouts serving an early breakfast then we transition to the central park for the service of remembrance. This year was no different. The school band was in awesome … Continue reading

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Remembering…………….

Freedom, always and only, comes at a cost……………….

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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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