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Starting the next project……….

On a weekend doesn’t usually happen around here but I had a few moments so………………….. Making the “sandwich” and ready for the stitching…………. It’s a military quilt that was pieced by a friend who isn’t able to finish it due … Continue reading

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A Friday Finish………

I sure love the sound of those words!!! At the end of my previous post, I made mention of my next little project and that went so quickly that it’s the subject of today’s post! This pillow top was a … Continue reading

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A “Two-fer”……………

For a special client. Two wall quilt tops (one for her and one for a sweet gift) were brought to me and the fun began. The pattern is “Stitch Happens” by Kelli Fannen.         I knew I … Continue reading

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A finish…………….

Binding is on and so is the label…ready to have info added ………. The border is a feather/vine variation. Here’s a sketchbook doodle of the idea I had…… Some more photos……… The backing seemed to catch the light a wee … Continue reading

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Martha Washington Star……………..

Ready to “sandwich” and (the sometimes dreaded) quilt-as-desired!      I am really liking this one! The original pattern did not have the narrow red inner border……but that was a necessary “add”, don’tcha think? The binding will be the same as … Continue reading

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The next step…………

Securing the fusible. This post and this photo gave you an idea of the proposed final setting but the next step is securing all those flower edges with a small (machine) blanket stitch and is the reason that this project … Continue reading

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A new little quilt begun……….

A dear friend became a grandpa for the second time….a little “sis” for her older brother……..and he asked if there was the possibility of a quilty something that could fly her way. Of course! (His first grandbaby…a boy…received this quilt … Continue reading

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A new week and a new vintage stitchery…….

The vintage piece that’s next up is a 33” square piece I picked up in Harlingen (TX) at an event known as “Market Day on Jackson”. Several blocks of historic Jackson Street are dedicated to street vendors of various sorts … Continue reading

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Secret reveal…..part 2……………

It’s now safe to share these with you all……..    Each has gone to separate homes. These beautiful vintage pillowcases were just begging for “new life” and, now, they will be loved in a whole new way. Some close-ups were posted … Continue reading

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A “Friday Finish”…on Wednesday!…….

I so love the sound of that!!! Backtracking a bit to the post here,, will bring you up to speed on this one. When I purchased this, last September in Kingsport, Tennessee, I just knew it would be a great … Continue reading

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Almost a UFO no longer…………..

This vintage kitchen cloth is so-o-o-o close to a finish and I’m really liking it!!!! (Story continued from this post)    Just 2 more sides to finish the border….   The last 2 photos are what I decided on for the outer … 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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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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A little kitchen vintage….moving right along……..

On this lovely 50s tablecloth from this demo/blog post and having sew much relaxing fun with the fmq. There’s no marking/stencils, just do whatever I feel like playing with….pebbles, outlining, “feather galaxy”, paisleys, “banana bunches”/”headbands”, etc.      This piece is … Continue reading

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Stitching, stitching, stitching………………

,Returning from the East Coast just in time to prep for some demo time in Spring Grove (MN) for an event called “Festival of Quilts”. Seven years ago this event was a combo quilt show and sale. Now, it’s evolved … Continue reading

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The “rest of the story”……………….

Yesterday’s tease really wasn’t nice….was it. A strange looking foot and some very nice looking rulers. Let me delve into this a bit more. My search for a “ruler foot” for my Juki 2010 has taken me to many sites. … Continue reading

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Stitching leafy borders………………..

On my “Stacked 4-Patch” (see here). I decided that both designs (here)  would have a place in the yellow border that was made up of 4.25” tall half-square triangles and a 2.5” straight piece. The leafy motif would give me … Continue reading

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Merrily we stitch along…………………

On a beautiful Tuesday morning! My current quilty ‘nest’ is working out pretty well, with the addition of a small folding table we discovered in our shed (when we bought this Texas ‘cottage’/park model, it was with all the contents, … Continue reading

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What was shown on Monday……………

And begun here, now looks like these………….. In case you missed it, here’s a link to my previous post on these. Close-ups of the results.     The all-over feathers sure finish much quicker than the smaller, ruler-work finish!!! But … Continue reading

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Design (table) Monday……….

On a little table topper first shown here. A tad more “mod” approach is what I chose on this one. Variety is always welcome!!!       Thread: (top) Glide; (bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton (80/20). To … Continue reading

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