Tag Archives: Feathers

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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A moment of doodling…………

And thread tension testing sometimes results in some pretty neat ideas. I’m always in need of a ‘fill’ for narrow borders/sashings that are asking for just a “little something”. Do you find that to be so?? My last couple of … 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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Now that the gifts are gifted…………..

I am free to share the delightful finishes…….. First, granddaughter’s table topper. Total fun and becomes an “I Spy” quilt for the 2 sweet great grands….      This is a great topper to use all those 5” charm packs we all … 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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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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Hush hush projects in progress here………

How ‘bout where you are????? A tad difficult to share just in case there lurks……a recipient!!! hehehe………….. But, here’s a sneaky peek at a couple of my secrets……………      And……..     That’s it for today! Onward to the machine……….

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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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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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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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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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To answer a question………

“How does a quilter duplicate/stitch a ‘mirror image’ if a computer guided machine is not used or stencil is not available?” My latest “Angel” quilt (client’s) involved my wanting a balanced/duplicated feather design in the two wings so that the … 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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“Angelic” progress……….

Was made on this client’s quilt. It’s approx. 48” in diameter and has many bias edges in those stitchings!!!! The beginnings of this may be found here.       The wings are the current areas being “feathered”…………..    The pinkish … Continue reading

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