Tag Archives: Fil-Tec Essence

April is sliding by……………….

Or is it “racing”?? Hmmm…… Since I’m not at my Minnesota home (where this little wall quilt ‘lives’), I’m pulling from the project photo archives with this one.    Just sandwiched, this fusible top is loaded with wildly fun techniques. … Continue reading

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It’s A Beachy Friday Wrap……………

Ahhhhhh…..the gentle sound of waves washing onto a sandy beach, sun-drenched children building sandcastles, starfish, lighthouses, sparkling blue waters and…..well, you get the picture, hmmmmm????? (continuing the story from here) this ‘finish’ will be traveling to Texas with us when … Continue reading

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Thinking warm thoughts………

As the snow is moving in from the West. 6” to 8” possible BUT it’s supposed to be a very fluffy snow!!!! Hmmmmm……….well, lots goin’ on this weekend and the driving will be very interesting!!! Meanwhile, in my little quilty … Continue reading

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Busy, busy…….

Closing in on another finish. Very cold, overcast snowy day here. The perfect time to bake….but not seasonal goodies. Nope……how ‘bout my usual, good ‘ole standby Craisin Pecan Sourdough bread???? Yup…..    I think I could make this in my … Continue reading

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Thinking “warm”………….

With this next client quilt. In fact, it’s all things “beachy” with star fish, gentle waves, sand and kelp(!)………..   and a sneaky peek at the inspiration/front…….  For all those in the same/similar wintry climate as I am…………Spring IS coming……………(of course, … 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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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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“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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First steps……………….

In this next project (first shown at the end of this post), stabilizing the sandwich so that I can manipulate it under the needle of my Sweet 16 without the sandwich shifting or creating pleats/puckers somewhere in the initial process. … Continue reading

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Is it “Picnic Time” yet???????

The seasons continue to be in a bit of a battle with last Saturday’s temps in the glorious upper 70s which, then, gave way to rain overnight and into Sunday. Today begins with rain (it really is needed here as … Continue reading

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Coming to life………

That’s what happens when a pieced/fused project gets put together in a “sandwich” and some thread is added. Right now, “April Showers” (first shown yesterday, here) is looking quite respectable………… I’m using both my Bernina 440 QE (for the blanket … Continue reading

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It’s a “wrap”…………….

The Asian quilt, that is. Finished and delivered to its owner. Finally, a complete view/the whole picture……..        I know that photo is not the best…..that was one large quilt….a generous ‘double’! If you go back to here, here, here, here … Continue reading

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East meets West/Mod continues………….

A bit more accomplished on the Asian inspired quilt. I’ve had stitching ideas for some of the areas but others have come about/gelled as this has progressed. The 4 areas containing this motif are filled in (no, I didn’t do … Continue reading

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Continuing yesterday’s project………..

Some more SID (stitch in the ditch) with Fil-Tec’s “Essence” nylon thread in ‘Smoke’. It’s really quite nice. A little less shine and I had no problem with any breakage even though it is super fine/thin!! Finished up the center … Continue reading

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