Tag Archives: Feathers

A Miscellaneous Monday post……..

These past few days have seen record breaking heat in these parts….94F+ is a tad(?) unusual and, may I say, a tad unwelcome by many who find themselves with outdoor tasks. Among those, DH and DS#2 are adding the last … Continue reading

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“Ingredients” (of the quilty kind) or The Postman Cometh…….

Ideas are always swirling but “making do” doesn’t always result in the desired outcome. 2 examples: I’ve been wondering how it would work to fill a “sandwich” with my fave fmq (free motion quilting) then add some type of colorant … Continue reading

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Two-fer Tuesday plus one………..

These last few days have been about 2 quilt gatherings and continuing to finish projects. The first meeting was last Saturday….”SEAMS” (SouthEast Area Minnesota Stitchers). There was much discussion of the upcoming October 2 day workshop with Angela Huffman. Getting … Continue reading

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Design Wall (kinda) Monday………

Continuing the project from this post, I have finished 2 of the 3 linen pieces that have a ??? finish (coming soon)……….    To do a bit of a “recap”…..                       … Continue reading

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Vintage stitching……..

But, what is the vision???? This, first, appeared here (and had some ‘company’)……     The center motifs were sketched with air-erase marker, immediately(!) stitched and left a bit so that the marker could fade a tad. One never knows how long … Continue reading

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Design Wall….er….Table Monday…………………

Wall…table….what’s in a word? Today was finish a quick “UFO” day (actually, get rid of a little stack of fabric left from 3 previously completed pillowcases). This time I needed to bring it into the quilty world by doing something … Continue reading

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Play moments……….

Crayola colored pencils+1 muslin “tension testor” scrap sandwich=FUN!                                       plus……..     equals…..             to be continued…………

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Vintage UFOs-Part 2…………..

First up: the sweet little blue & white piece that required the HQ “Glide” foot (previous post). Such embroidery as this……… really can prevent/inhibit close “echo” stitching, I’ve found, and this piece had quite a bit of raised/loopy thread. It … Continue reading

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Finishing up UFOs……………

That have been lurking since….well, let’s just say a while! The first one is a little vintage piece I fmq on my Juki while in Texas (in March). You may check this post for details. I knew that the binding … Continue reading

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Vintage………

There are so many up-cycling ideas for all those vintage pieces ‘out there’ and most are for the larger table toppers and cloths……but, don’t overlook those sweet little beverage coaster sized pieces! They are the perfect size for gift tags!!!! … Continue reading

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(Anything but) Wordless Wednesday……..

My week began with a “road trip” with the Spring Grove quilters to, first, Seed Savers Exchange outside Decorah, Iowa. A beautiful sunny day to be out and about.   Above is the visitor center where gardening items and, of course, … Continue reading

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Vintage continuation……………

From last week’s post here, I am continuing on this small linen piece. The size is more “card table” cloth size, 45”x45”, with a small lace edging and sweet embroidery in the 4 corners. As you can see, the center … Continue reading

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Friendship block…..a little finish……

I really like little projects that can be finished with lots of details in a small amount of time…..how ‘bout you?? This one began here and, with some bits and pieces of fabric and vintage linen,     that was … Continue reading

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Quilters are…………….

Never at a loss for projects, or is it just me???? Now, I had every intention of buying zero fabric this morning when a couple quilt ‘buds’ and I took off for the Calico Hutch Quilt Shop in Hayward, Minnesota. … Continue reading

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A little “feathering”………

Is always needed…er…..welcome, no??? One of the quilting projects that has crossed my path are table-toppers being done as a ladies’ group assembly at the little church we attend/belong. The stitching began late last year, with those wanting to gather … Continue reading

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Friday Finishes………..

First……a client quilt out the door.    I presented a quick glimpse of this one in this post. Because it was hand pieced, a paisley stitching motif worked best to ease in the areas of fullness that presented themselves. I … Continue reading

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“Galactic Explosion” + FMQ……….

Equals the perfect combo for a stitching obsessed…….er….passionate textile artist like myself! “Negative space” just begging to be filled with pebbles, spirals, feathers, McTavishing, etc, etc, etc! **Warning**….photo heavy post before you! (To see the humble beginnings of this project….see … Continue reading

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MORPHED!!!!!!!!

I mean really!!! From an innocent, sweet “Lollipops and Lemon Drops” (dontcha just luv how that rolls off the tongue???!!!!!) to a bursting with energy presentation that exudes a spirit of life that was not anticipated! OK, that may be … Continue reading

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Design Wall meets Ms Sweetie………….

That is, what was on my design wall last week…….   now has the beginnings of some action of the feathered kind  ………..ummmmm….c’mon, you had to have known I would get some featherin’ in this one somehow, didn’t ya????????? Stay tuned….more … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday……….TEXTURE…..

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Feathers……feathers………

Now that I have your attention, I will do a quick recap of last Thursday’s Killer Bees quilt group’s sharing……….Another “sip and paint” finish (several of the “KB”s got together for a workshop of wine & brushing).   Another “Twist N … 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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