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April is sliding by……………….

Or is it “racing”?? Hmmm…… Since I’m not at my Minnesota home (where this little wall quilt ‘lives’), I’m pulling from the project photo archives with this one.    Just sandwiched, this fusible top is loaded with wildly fun techniques. … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday………….

Progress   FYI Note: This piece is a combination of 2 vintage pieces: a smaller scalloped edged eyelet piece (with coral fabric beneath) atop a plain centered Battenberg lace edged piece. 

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Continued vintage progress on 2 ………..

Pretty little pieces. The first is now ready for a border and maybe a little bling…………………. (link to post showing previous status….)….       and little piece number 2 which has a ways to go before I will call it ‘done’……..     This … Continue reading

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A wee bit of Saturday stitchin’………..

Hmmmm……I think that “wee” part was a leftover from yesterday’s St. Paddy’s Day!!!! A breezy sunny 84F day here in the Rio Grande Valley and I’m INdoors enjoying some vintage stitching…………….       This is the 2nd “in-process” vintage linen I’ll be … Continue reading

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Once again, it’s (fun) Stitchin’ Saturday!!!!………..

The morning was time enough to take care of the ‘must-do’ tasks which left the afternoon  fa-reee!!!!!!   Ms Texas Juki and I and a lovely little vintage linen piece. Let the micro-stippling and feathers(!!!!) begin……………..      I’m not exactly sure how … Continue reading

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50s Vintage Cloth continued………..

You may remember this from here. Since this is being used in a talk I’m giving on Vintage FMQ, I’ll be leaving part of the cloth unstitched to show how fmq changes, and gives ‘life’, to these pieces.    This … Continue reading

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50s Cloth….continued……..

This piece was sandwiched a while back in anticipation of stitching on it for my demo last Friday at the Killer Bees’ quilt show. Well, as often happens, my thoughts changed and this cloth has now found its way to … Continue reading

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“Twist & Shout”….a finish…………..

Yup…..a tale that was last seen here, with this added “feathered swirl” stitching motif tutorial detail here, is now this ‘finish’ that I’m completely in love with!!!!!!!     With its mix of flannel and cotton charm squares, setting triangles and borders, … Continue reading

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“Twist & Shout” a bit longer…………..

My Thursday workshop resulted in this demo top……..    and if I didn’t get right to the quilting (a “next project” is lurking!!!!!!!), it would get shelved…………oh no!!!!!! So, last Friday I managed to pin baste it (crawling on the floor to … 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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Reveal……………….(First of several…..)

Way back in July I posted a bit about a “paint chip challenge” (you need to scroll down a bit on that post link to get to the explanation) that was presented to my local quilt group. I posted a … 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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How can you go wrong with…………

Red and white?????? I mean….really!!!!!     This was an orphan block (from this quilt) that cried out for attention!! Stitched from a Missouri Star Pattern (Disappearing Pinwheel pattern, versions 3&4)…..quick, easy!! The pillow “envelope is simply done by cutting & … Continue reading

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“Elf” projects continue………

With these components…….    and “making” the fabric for the bags these will go into………………    In the second photo, you can just kinda catch the glisten of the beautiful variegated gold metallic (#025) thread by Superior……it’s really amazing!!! The first … Continue reading

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Me, too!!!!!……….

A while back, I posted about a book cover gift I made (here). Last Saturday I got to looking at the Bible cover I have had for decades and decided that I needed to get busy and make one for … Continue reading

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Book Cover “Pattern”………..kinda……….

To refresh your memory….a photo (For the complete info, see my previous post, here. . There’s a few variables….like the size of the book you will need to cover! Mine was a medium, hard cover book measuring: 5.75”x 8.75”x 1.5”(page … Continue reading

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Your thoughts on ‘shopping’?????

And, while I’m waiting for your lovely comments, I will tell you that I very much dislike that activity….unless…..there’s some type of fabric involved! Grocery shopping used to be more fun than these days. I’m not sure if it’s strictly … Continue reading

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Out-the-door……and a tutorial………

That’s where this little beauty went……..  Now, a couple of last pieces of info to finish up. Thread……The blue sky background was my fave Glide, in the color of the wings……..  I wasn’t exactly sure how this would work, but … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday……TEXTURE!!!!!………

I know I’ve said it so many times already but, quilts/quilted pieces just come alive with the final stitching “ingredient” ………..from this………         ……..to this………      I never cease to be amazed!!!!! LOL!!! Threads: (top) {dress}Invisifil,100wt,poly & {wings} Sulky ‘Sliver-Holoshimmer’; (bobbin) Connecting … Continue reading

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The gift is gifted…….the complete picture……

Last week I gave you little “peeks” at a gift that would find its way to a new home. That happened last Saturday and, now, a better picture………………Front.      Back     And a better close-up………….   The groom & bride’s initials … Continue reading

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