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The “rest of the story”….a very happy ending…….

(Story beginnings found here and here) It’s County Fair time in Houston County! And the judging has been completed!!!!!!      I haven’t congratulated her..yet..’cuz I just know that she is very busy with her other fair showings. Along with the … Continue reading

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A quick “post script”…….

To the previous post. Follow this link to a fabulous tutorial on the faux flange/piping that I put on my friendship quilt. Lorna, at “SewFreshQuilts” shows the process that I followed, right down to the joining of the binding ends … Continue reading

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Taming the “poof” or Why did I choose this……….

Batting!!!!! Ok…..to backtrack a tad. The project in question is one that’s been around for a while ….ummmm….yeah…….like November of 2015 is the beginning of the “birthing”…ha! Please, go to this post if you want the “rest of the story”.That … Continue reading

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“Feathered Swirl”…………

A step by step. Step #1…….Make the swirl/spiral…….      Begin at the yellow arrow, swirl in then back out to green arrow. Step #2…….begin first plume…………..      Step #3   Continue with the rest of the plumes, ending at the yellow arrow … 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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Design wall Monday………..

Actually, it’s a finish. I guess I was in “high gear” today!!! Managed to do a quick house clean, 2 loads of laundry, a pillowcase for a military quilt and quilted this “Hunters Star” quilt (pieced by a guild member). … Continue reading

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A Tuesday finish…………

This little 15” square “Vera” napkin (thrifted a couple of weeks ago) is now a completed little topper! Yay!! I had purchased it for a demo this past weekend at an event called UffDa Fest/Festival of Quilts. (follow the link … Continue reading

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Wisteria, blue hydrangeas & other stuff……………

Ever since DH and I made a motorcycle trek to Mystic Seaport (in Mystic, Connecticut) and some lovely spots in the Southeast, I have been in love with Wisteria and blue Hydrangeas. Now, living in S.E. MN, does NOT allow … Continue reading

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Another “Friday Finish”…………….

I wasn’t sure it would happen but it did! The “Quilt of Honor” is now complete right down to the appropriate label….yay!!!! This quilt has a story. It’s beginnings was in a small Arkansas town and a gal who has … Continue reading

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What’s in a name????……..

Well, as the Bard said, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” and this latest fmq motif that has taken over my life I’ve fallen in love with has taken on the name “Feather Galaxy” (thank you … Continue reading

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What better day……..

To stitch up a wine tote than New Year’s Eve day??!! Ms Bernina was still in fmq mode and Ms Juki was at the ready for all other needed stitching so off I went……….  The 9/24 is the open toe … Continue reading

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“Design Wall” finish…………….

One week later, check post here, and my long overdue “friendship quilt”/UFO looks like this: And I just love it!!! I really hate to admit this but I’m kinda glad I didn’t finish it ‘way back when’ (even though some … Continue reading

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Quilting and popovers……..

The perfect combo for a perfect afternoon! After this morning’s trek to La Crosse, I got busy on my “friendship quilt”. Very good progress made…………………. And some views of the back……………………………………. Threads used: Sulky Viscose in “Ivory” on top and … 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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