Tag Archives: Connecting Threads

Binding is on, soon to be gifted……..

Although, I really haven’t been working on this quilt all that long it seems like forever (in my world!)..only 3 weeks! Some photos to finish this one…………    I was able to share this at the last “Killer Bees” group … Continue reading

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Closing in on a finish……………..

But first, I’ve been asked about the pattern for this piecing. It’s “Grandma’s Stars” pattern. I purchased this as a kit a few years back but the pattern is still available for purchase from Connecting Threads at this link.   … Continue reading

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2 out of 3……………….

Borders completed. (To see the center completion, see this post.) The first/narrow border was ditch stitched and will remain unquilted. The 2nd/green border is now “feathered”. Quilting on a print such as this one will not show off the actual … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday: Progress………….

From this………….               To this…….. What’s next?? Stayed tuned…….

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Sometimes, you don’t get…………….

What you think or expected. In my last post I shared my current project…… a kit that was purchased several years ago and shelved for way too long. I brought it along to Texas in the hope that it will … Continue reading

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A different view…………………..

From my little “sewing nest”……..Cactus and palm trees in South Texas! A bit difficult to stay indoors and stitch but……we’re toughing it out! (sorry) I didn’t bring much along this time but I’m determined to finish some of the UFO … Continue reading

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Design….ummmmm…..table Monday……..

For the beginnings of this ‘story’ see here.

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And the choice has been made……………….

From yesterday’s possibilities, the option chosen is…………… For more info on this pattern, see this post.

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Kaleidoscope 4-patch…decisions….a bit of “frogging”……

Yup, “frogging”….you know, ‘rip-it; rip-it’! The fun part of this technique is seeing all the possible block arrangements one can come up with! From this……………  To this……..   Yup, lookin’ pretty good. Add a bit more……………      And more…………… … Continue reading

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Design Wall Monday…………………….

Please note the state of the art design wall!!!!! Take one fuzzy blanket and add conveniently located cabinet doors and….wha-la! = design wall!!! LOL! My Thursday quilt group had a workshop on this technique last week (when #2 son & … 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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Friday Finish……..yay!!!!!

Love those words!!! Yup, “Super Hero #4” is a finish. I quilted swirls, loops and stars…………what can I say!!! It didn’t “speak” to me….it screamed! And the backing was left from the “Super Heroine” quilt…… I am totally in love … Continue reading

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A “Finish”!…………………

Don’tcha just love that word???? Yup, I finished Leah’s quilt (peeked at here). It’s washed, dried and all crinkly cozy! Warning….warning…..tons of photos to follow……..     The backing needed to be pieced. I had ordered the large floral, bright … Continue reading

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The next project………..

In the stack that’s facing me, is the 3 piece table topper I posted about here. I thought I would tackle the smaller projects before launching into the multiple quilts all sandwiched and ready to go. An hour of play … Continue reading

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A Photo Recap………..

Of last eve’s quilt group gathering………..First, Lynda with a quilt made some time ago using a black fabric that has degraded/shredded over time. This is one of several she made using the black yardage that, we wonder, if the dye … Continue reading

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When the ‘postie’ knocks…….

I definitely answer that door!!!! And this is the most recent delivery………… Yup……I believe in doing my part for the economy…on-line and in my LQS (local quilt shop)!!!!!! For an upcoming “challenge” project (FYI…..the guidelines will be a future post) … Continue reading

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Gifts in process……………

In our family, we are beginning a fairly intense season of birthdays……which peeks in July and tapers off in September. With 2 gifts needed this month, I am making 2 table toppers/runners using the the pattern idea for the block … Continue reading

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“Gypsy in my Soul”……….

A finish………………………. Note: my “quilt holder” is off having breakfast with friends, so I’m left with ‘making do’!!!!! It was a super fun quilt to do. The pattern is a ‘Take 5’ entitled “Teacher’s Pet” (#200). It finished 64”x76” and … Continue reading

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After a time of play…………

We have this………………………… Next the 2 borders. I wonder what I shall do???……….

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Let the fun begin…………..

From this: To this: With this backing (from my stash!!!! Yay!!!!): To the machine: Ready……set……..STITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Design wall Monday………..

When outside my window looks like this…………..   And this……………………………………    Then my design wall must have this………………….. Brilliant, sunny and happy!! I decided I needed to piece something that is the total opposite of the days we’ve been experiencing so … Continue reading

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The BIG QUESTION is answered!!

For all those who have requested the pattern for this table runner (first posted here) ……    The source is This & That Pattern Company and the creator is Sherri K. Falls. When on their site, go to “Patterns” and the … Continue reading

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Another quick small table quilt……..

I love to do the larger lap and bed quilts. The “canvas” for creativity is open to so many possibilities……..and then there are those items that we are able to bring together in such a short period of time that, … Continue reading

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