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Vintage stitching……..

But, what is the vision???? This, first, appeared here (and had some ‘company’)……     The center motifs were sketched with air-erase marker, immediately(!) stitched and left a bit so that the marker could fade a tad. One never knows how long … Continue reading

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Design Wall….er….Table Monday…………………

Wall…table….what’s in a word? Today was finish a quick “UFO” day (actually, get rid of a little stack of fabric left from 3 previously completed pillowcases). This time I needed to bring it into the quilty world by doing something … Continue reading

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Today is: ONE WORD (almost) WEDNESDAY!!!………………

TEXTURE……………..         “Tessellation” piecings are always a fun visual. (a pattern that contains 1 figure shape that fits together without gaps  between the shapes=tessellation) For a free pattern of this piecing, go to Jeni Baker’s blog “In … Continue reading

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Design Wall Monday……….

And this sweet little quilt (42”x54”) was made by an enthusiastic quilter-of-tomorrow…………….she chose the thread color….. so much fun, hmmmmm??     And the quilting pattern was decided…..(my fave!) “Funky Feather Swirl”(link includes the tutorial)……    (Click on the photo above … Continue reading

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Not quilting but…..my today……..

Well, let me show you the “outside crew” at DS/DILs gas station/convenience store……Day 1 of our town’s annual summer event known as “Houston Hoedown”. As I mentioned in a previous post, our little town boasts(?) a population of approximately 995 … Continue reading

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Play moments……….

Crayola colored pencils+1 muslin “tension testor” scrap sandwich=FUN!                                       plus……..     equals…..             to be continued…………

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Vintage UFOs-Part 2…………..

First up: the sweet little blue & white piece that required the HQ “Glide” foot (previous post). Such embroidery as this……… really can prevent/inhibit close “echo” stitching, I’ve found, and this piece had quite a bit of raised/loopy thread. It … Continue reading

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Finishing up UFOs……………

That have been lurking since….well, let’s just say a while! The first one is a little vintage piece I fmq on my Juki while in Texas (in March). You may check this post for details. I knew that the binding … Continue reading

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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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