Tag Archives: Aurifil

It’s (another) Monday!!!!!!………

Although, I’m aware that every day is a Friday…….in the life of a retiree!!!! Last Saturday kicked off the local (upcoming) Holiday Season with the annual Holiday Craft Event held at the high school. A dreary November morning greeted all … Continue reading

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Little “teasers” continue……….

It is that time of year, after all!      I think (blog) posting is hard at this time of year!!!! Never know who’s lookin’ this way!!! LOL!  What do you think??

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A “Wordless Wednesday” Vintage finish…………

(Begun here) Thread: (top)Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (white), 70wt; Aurifil cotton (orange), 50wt. (Bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro Poly (white & Turkey Red). Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly (80/20). The doily is 7”in diameter and the total finish is 12” … Continue reading

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Next up………….

Just vintage play……. . I fell in love with this flaming orange batik and decided to combine it with this small doily. Perhaps “Flaming Flower”??? We’ll see as it progresses……….  I went back and added some defining stitches to the … Continue reading

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Is it a “saga” yet?????…………

I mean the “Forest and Loons” quilt. I hope not ‘cuz this is one enjoyable quilting (for me!). I finished the leaf motifs on the cream (checked), tone-on-tone blocks and did half of the remaining center blocks (that had fairly … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Client Finish………………..

  Thread: (top) Aurifil & Isacord (bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly (80/20) Note: Click on photo to enlarge

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When “Traditional meets Modern” or Loose ends #2…….

Begun in this post, is now complete and gifted. The hexies were from a package of premade Moda hexies using fabrics from Aneela Hooey’s lines. I’m sure they work great as English paper piecing handwork but really weren’t as exact/identical … Continue reading

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A little tease……

   Using Aurifil Mako 50. Ms Sweetie and I are having a glorious time on this little (soon to be) gifty.

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“I Love Lucy”, continued………………

A client’s quilt destined as a retirement gift (I believe). The motif could only be ‘hearts’ (see here). Stitching on a HQ Sweet Sixteen has some similarities to other, smaller,DSM machines and that is ending up with even stitching density … Continue reading

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Weekend Recap……….

And it was GORGEOUS!!!! The weather we have all been holding our collective breath to experience!!! So, off to the river and the camper we went. We spent time with friends on their pontoon on the Mississippi—glorious! And just sitting………………… … Continue reading

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Friday Finish…..on Saturday……………

Yeah, I know……..well….ummm…Friday kinda slipped on by, so here we are………..(warning: photo heavy document!!!!) I give you the front views: And the obligatory (and often more enjoyed!) back views: As always, I used Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly 70 wt … Continue reading

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Am likin’ it……on a “Wordless Wednesday”………

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Wordless Wednesday…….Not!…………

Hi! I’m back to show you client’s quilt #2………………..  Such an interesting pattern, don’t you think????? The color/pattern combos certainly “play” well together and ya just gotta love all the secondary patterns that emerge. Here’s a peak at the back……………..  … Continue reading

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Good Monday morning!!!…….

My design wall is empty but I did finish off a small client’s lap top quilt to show. It’s made using the pattern “Twist and Shout” found here. You’ll notice that there aren’t any triangle pieces cut to set in. … Continue reading

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Paper piecing + Aurifil =

Texture!!!!!!!   Surprisingly, the colors are pretty accurate! This little story began here and continued here and, now, is a ‘finish’. A quick view of the back (with triangle corners for the little wood piece w/ saw-tooth picture hanger piece … Continue reading

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I present: “Coneflower”……………

A couple of close-ups……… And the “big picture”……………………… The colors are fairly true…….the yellow/upper background may be lighter, more ‘wheat’ colored, though. The top is all Dupioni Silk.                                       Batting: Hobbs Wool over Silk. (The dimension/texture is amazing!                                                                       Thread: Isacord poly, … Continue reading

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“Coneflower”Progress……………..

Was made today. Yesterday’s post gave a view all pin basted but now, well….. a couple of photos………….. The colors in the 2nd/above photo are a tad more accurate. All the fabrics used are dupioni silk (have I mentioned how … Continue reading

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Red & White Quilt……a Finish…………

As I have shared in previous posts (here and here), I prepped a quilt to demo fmq at our annual quilt event held last Friday/Saturday. Doing the stitching on my DSM (domestic sewing machine) attracted more interest than I imagined … Continue reading

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“Jelly Roll Race 2”……………….

Is the name of the lovely lap quilt I just finished quilting for a friend/client. It’s done in batiks with a flannel backing and is 60”x 76”. The pattern may be found in the new Missouri Star Quilts magazine “Block”. … Continue reading

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Testing….testing….1,2,3………

That’s what I’ve been doing…..so much fun!! As I have mentioned, I have a quilt challenge coming up, due in May. The idea is pretty firmed up (in my head!!!!) but the execution is………well, more firmed up than it was … Continue reading

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2 of 3 Completed!

Quilting projects, that is! These are being done for a friend of mine who is a teacher during 9 months of the year and a “mega piecer” during her summer months off!! It’s not that there isn’t any sewing/piecing done … Continue reading

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There are 2 types of bunnies……..

     There are those that seem to know exactly when something in the garden is at the perfect tenderness/sweetness and the buffet is open!!!! Then, there are the bunnies who epitomize sweetness, cuteness and all the lovely cozy things we … Continue reading

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