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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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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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Thinking “warm”………….

With this next client quilt. In fact, it’s all things “beachy” with star fish, gentle waves, sand and kelp(!)………..   and a sneaky peek at the inspiration/front…….  For all those in the same/similar wintry climate as I am…………Spring IS coming……………(of course, … Continue reading

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Next up…………….

Another “row quilt” with a beachy theme…….gotta luv it, hmmmmm??? This one is more lap sized. The dimensional creativity is (again) amazing!!!! (see previous quilt project here)       A bit of “ditch stitchin’” will be needed before the real fun … Continue reading

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Unity with diversity…………..

And, no, this post is not going the “political route” (although, at this juncture, “Unity with diversity” is exactly what is needed in this country/world!). The challenge of the current quilting project has been to stitch each section individually but … Continue reading

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Reeeeeeeeeeely close……………..

To finishing this beauty. Photo “proof”………… Thread: (top)Invisifil, monofilament,Isacord, (bobbin)Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70 wt). Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly, 80/20 “Click” on any photo to enlarge. Til next we meet……………………………….

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Thread is flying……………….

In my quilty world. I will be posting about this current project for a while yet! Oh…..by the way, have I mentioned that this beauty is approximately 90”x 103”???? Yup. And so many different “ingredients!!! It’s not boring, that’s for … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday and 2 more rows………..

(Previous rows found in link). New rows below………. Thread: (top)Invisifil, monofilament, (bobbin)Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70 wt). Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly, 80/20

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Just a quick answer……………..

To a question about the dimensional pinwheels.    They add so much to the textural interest of a design AND they’re so easy to do!!! Really!!!! So, rather than “reinvent the wheel” (so to speak), I will direct you to the … Continue reading

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Continuing the texture explosion…………

Yup. I’ll let these photos tell the story (begun here)………………      The back………………  Thread: (top)Invisifil, monofilament, (bobbin)Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70 wt). Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly, 80/20

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Texture!!!!!!

I love it!!!!! Thread: (top)Invisifil, monofilament, (bobbin)Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70 wt). Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly, 80/20

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The “rest of the story”………

Is this beautiful ‘finish’ (which was gifted last Saturday)…….          The photos, above/below, do not do it justice. The ‘eggplant’ color is so rich I can’t seem to capture it correctly. The very beginnings of this one may be found here … Continue reading

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“Two-fer” now …..DONE!…………..

Wow! Were these fun!!! Totally hand-guided, fmq (free motion quilting) feathers!!!! How could they not???? First posted here, they will be on their way to the binding process shortly. And a close-up front/back of one…….. Thread: (top) Sulky rayon, 40wt; … Continue reading

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Sometimes simpler is better…………..

Machine quilting……a subject that didn’t even exist years ago has been taken to levels that almost defy what could ever have been imagined! The artistry, complexity and creative skill level seen at today’s quilt events, at times, evokes such amazement … Continue reading

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I’ve said it before…..

“Finishes” are definitely a ‘good thing’!!! To refresh your memory, this client’s quilt, is a healthy ‘queen’ size and is a perfect example of a scrap quilt (each square, finshed, is 3.5”). The fabrics range from 100% cotton to 100% … Continue reading

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Design Wall…..er, Table……Monday……..

A client’s quilt that is true “patchwork”. It came to me with the very specific request that it remain soft and drape-able after the quilting.The denser the quilt stitching the stiffer the finish (especially with certain battings). For anyone who … Continue reading

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Progress is always a good thing……..

At least when it comes to stitching….hmmm??? Quilt beginnings found here.   Am loving the texture!!!! Not sure what’s next……..the quilt will speak I’m sure!!!!

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Some days are spent in the ditch……..

Stitching, that is!!!!     My thread of choice is this beautiful Isacord………….. It was so nice to be working with the newly installed LED light strip (see here) from Inspired LED. I placed the on/off switch in a convenient spot … Continue reading

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Next up…..a wedding quilt……..

For the client’s adult grandson. “Rail Fence”. I was asked by the client’s daughter (a gal I worked with) to complete this quilt for her mom as that task was not possible for her. The darkest ‘bars’ are an eggplant … Continue reading

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Let’s see…..snowflakes or……………

Butterflies……..Definitely the latter!!!! Agreed???? This is what’s “playtime” these days……………

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