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It’s A Beachy Friday Wrap……………

Ahhhhhh…..the gentle sound of waves washing onto a sandy beach, sun-drenched children building sandcastles, starfish, lighthouses, sparkling blue waters and…..well, you get the picture, hmmmmm????? (continuing the story from here) this ‘finish’ will be traveling to Texas with us when … Continue reading

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Thinking warm thoughts………

As the snow is moving in from the West. 6” to 8” possible BUT it’s supposed to be a very fluffy snow!!!! Hmmmmm……….well, lots goin’ on this weekend and the driving will be very interesting!!! Meanwhile, in my little quilty … Continue reading

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Busy, busy…….

Closing in on another finish. Very cold, overcast snowy day here. The perfect time to bake….but not seasonal goodies. Nope……how ‘bout my usual, good ‘ole standby Craisin Pecan Sourdough bread???? Yup…..    I think I could make this in my … Continue reading

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Never a trick….

And always a treat to visit Ann’s home for my local/smaller quilt group. She can always be depended on to transform her place to whatever theme/season is current. Last eve was no exception. For those who have found themselves on … Continue reading

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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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Some ruler work and……………

Leafy feathers complete the second border on the quilt in progress. Previous progress found here.   This is a backing photo (on the left side of the photo) folded to the right side of the quilt (on the right). Yes, … Continue reading

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Finally, seeing stars!!!………….

The good kind, that is! Some “me” time fun for a bit this afternoon. I’m starting on the piecing I first showed you, ummmm…….a whole month ago!!!! (See here) So many things going on and, well, you know cuz I’m … Continue reading

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Design Wall Monday………………….

I’m moving along nicely on this one from last Monday. When I got to the  “finished flimsy” stage, I decided that, although I had purchased enough 10” squares and a piece of purple batik for the outside border, a second … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday……………….

Continuing “Design Wall Monday”.

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Design Wall Monday………………….

“Disappearing Hour Glass”, as shown by Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company (video tutorial). I used half of a pack of 10” squares, “Quilters’ Candy”, from Connecting Threads to make 20 blocks. That does allow enough squares left over … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday…………………….

   The last 2 are the very interesting batik backing. The rest of the cream blocks today.

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End of the day wrap up………………

It’s had its ups and downs…..a bit of “frogging” to break the monotony of “smooth sailing”!!! All’s well, though and it will be waiting in the morning.    And a couple of back photos………………      The “leafy feather” motif is … Continue reading

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Next up………….

Another client quilt…..in fact, very similar to the one posted here. Yup, the last one was a special gift but this one is for her DH. I think I’ll call this one “Forest and Loon Quilt #2”. Enough fabric had … Continue reading

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What’s better than…………..

A “Friday Finish”????? Why, a Tuesday finish!!!!!! I give you “Super Hero(ine) #3”……………………             A quick outdoors photo before washing. The following pictures are of the crinkly awesomeness post-laundering!   Isn’t this binding just the perfect match-up???? And, of course, … Continue reading

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Some small gifts finished……….

Sorry I can’t reveal them at this time……..but, on to a friend/client’s project (which will be soon gifted, I believe). First I had to listen………..this bright happy piecing, seen in photo below…….   although made up with intense, “in your face” … 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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McTavishing Mug-Rug Monday………..

Once again…..I just canNOT resist alliteration (words beginning with the same letter in sequence)! And to answer the question that is possibly being whispered: NO, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth!!! These past days have been busy … Continue reading

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