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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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Let’s talk gift cards……….

Do you give them?? Birthdays, Christmas?? We (DH) never gave them years ago. We felt that shopping for that special gift was part of the giving experience. I have to say, that has definitely changed with the reality that all … Continue reading

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The “Past” revisited…………….

Last week at the “Killer Bees” meeting, there were some awesome/clever quilting hints & short-cuts shared. One that I had shown was a quilt done when I was taking my first FMQ (Free Motion Quilting) steps (see here for that … Continue reading

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Progress = Texture!!!!………………

Moving along nicely on this one. A project such as this takes a bit of time but the reward/outcome is definitely worth it!!!!! A couple of “back shots”….love these!!!!! Onward to the finish!!!!………………….. (Note: you may ‘click’ on any photo … Continue reading

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“UFFO”……………………..

That would be “Unfinished Fused Object”!!!! This little, 12”x24”, wallhanging came from my dear friend Alice’s stash (posted here). She had it all ready to quilt (I think she was going the “machine route” as she had used fusible batting, … Continue reading

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It’s February!!!!……………..

And everyone knows what that means!!!! “Valentine’s Day” is fast approaching. I made a couple of little quilted hangings to gift to a friend who resides in our local long term care facility. I had taken her this to hang … Continue reading

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Unexpected progress……

Today was an unplanned day at home, so I headed to the sewing room for the morning, resulting in this……… I am a happy camper! This afternoon, to celebrate the temps actually resembling something like summer (80F+), we hopped on … Continue reading

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On this beautiful Monday…….

The snow is almost gone, the daffodils are blooming, the tulips…getting ready to show off their Spring(?) colors and I’m on to the next project! The quilt we normally have on our bed during the winter was a purchased one … Continue reading

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Embellishments……..

  Can take the ordinary and push it to extraordinary. Yesterday’s post showed some totes I had made as gifts. The 3 in the upper picture were taken up a notch using a technique I had used years ago in … Continue reading

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A “self-challenge”………

When I began to really believe that even I could FMQ on the quilts I complete I wanted to jump pretty much right to doing those beautiful feathers I saw at the quilt shows I attended or observed on the … Continue reading

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