Tag Archives: Glide thread

A simple E2E……………

What is that??? In quilter’s terminology, it’s a quilting pattern that stitches the 3 layers (backing, batting and pieced top) together from “Edge to Edge” using an all-over motif. Ms. Sweetie and I have spent some quality time together over … Continue reading

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So much to tell………………….

And, with this post, I will begin to bring you up to date with what’s been going on. I will share my yesterday to start. I’ve been stitching on a very nice client/friend’s quilt (on Ms. Sweetie/Sweet 16) and it … 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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A Friday Finish!!!!……………….

I referenced further table toppers ‘in the works’ in my last post. I had quilted a couple of Christmas/winter themed toppers for my church and had heard that, maybe, some more summery themed little quilts would be nice. So, digging … 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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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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“Twist & Shout”….a finish…………..

Yup…..a tale that was last seen here, with this added “feathered swirl” stitching motif tutorial detail here, is now this ‘finish’ that I’m completely in love with!!!!!!!     With its mix of flannel and cotton charm squares, setting triangles and borders, … Continue reading

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“Twist & Shout” a bit longer…………..

My Thursday workshop resulted in this demo top……..    and if I didn’t get right to the quilting (a “next project” is lurking!!!!!!!), it would get shelved…………oh no!!!!!! So, last Friday I managed to pin baste it (crawling on the floor to … 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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The “rest of the story”………

Is this beautiful ‘finish’ (which was gifted last Saturday)…….          The photos, above/below, do not do it justice. The ‘eggplant’ color is so rich I can’t seem to capture it correctly. The very beginnings of this one may be found here … Continue reading

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Sometimes………………….

Playing with high contrast thread is just the “ticket” to take a person’s mind off a dreary overcast (but lovely ‘cool’!!!) Saturday morning………   Don’tcha agree????? Maybe you could try the same???? 15 minutes of play!!! For those who might somehow … Continue reading

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A Monday vintage finish…………

Of this piece (one of two….the other will not be stitched but will be the “comparison” before/after). I continued filling in all that beautiful “negative space”/border with feathers and dense straight line stitching……..    Close tight work……nose to fabric, almost!!!! LOL! … Continue reading

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Progress is always a good thing……..

At least when it comes to stitching….hmmm??? Quilt beginnings found here.   Am loving the texture!!!! Not sure what’s next……..the quilt will speak I’m sure!!!!

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Some days are spent in the ditch……..

Stitching, that is!!!!     My thread of choice is this beautiful Isacord………….. It was so nice to be working with the newly installed LED light strip (see here) from Inspired LED. I placed the on/off switch in a convenient spot … Continue reading

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Next up…..a wedding quilt……..

For the client’s adult grandson. “Rail Fence”. I was asked by the client’s daughter (a gal I worked with) to complete this quilt for her mom as that task was not possible for her. The darkest ‘bars’ are an eggplant … Continue reading

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A Summery Fun Friday Finish………..

Of a client’s quilt, first posted here. So, grab a “cuppa” and sit back…….. The photo below, is a quick shot of the quilt as shared at my guild meeting last Monday. Sue, on the right, is the maker of … Continue reading

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Design (table) Monday……….

On a little table topper first shown here. A tad more “mod” approach is what I chose on this one. Variety is always welcome!!!       Thread: (top) Glide; (bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton (80/20). To … Continue reading

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A Friday (start and) Finish………………..

Rummaging in my stash/UFOs (Unfinished Objects), I came across a stitchery that I had done (gulp!) decades ago and decided now was the time to do something with it. Of course…..amidst all the other projects on my table (like the … Continue reading

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Monday Design Wall……Finish!!!………….

Yes, it’s finished (are you as glad as I am????)! All washed, dried and folded ready to head South with us. As you may (or may not) be aware, I reside in the “camp” of not pre-washing my fabric in … Continue reading

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Some ruler work and……………

Leafy feathers complete the second border on the quilt in progress. Previous progress found here.   This is a backing photo (on the left side of the photo) folded to the right side of the quilt (on the right). Yes, … Continue reading

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1 completed; 1 remaining…………

Border, that is. Got the borders SID (Stitch in the Ditch)/stabilized and decided on a design for the narrower white border. In order to stitch it, I needed to grab another handy gadget….my Handi Quilter “Versa Tool”. With a few … Continue reading

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The next step………………..

Involves a bit more doodling to come up with a stitching design for the batik fabrics in my “Seeing Starz” quilt. The leafy feathers were so much fun, and very much “in my comfort zone” (love all kinds of feathers!!!!) … Continue reading

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Finally, seeing stars!!!………….

The good kind, that is! Some “me” time fun for a bit this afternoon. I’m starting on the piecing I first showed you, ummmm…….a whole month ago!!!! (See here) So many things going on and, well, you know cuz I’m … Continue reading

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Let’s see…..snowflakes or……………

Butterflies……..Definitely the latter!!!! Agreed???? This is what’s “playtime” these days……………

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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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It’s a Friday…..um…..finish………

Actually, this is a finish from last month but was a secret birthday project that was delivered yesterday…so it’s “safe” to share today. It’s a table topper with the name “Nordic Stars” and I’m totally in love with this one!!!!! … Continue reading

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Activity….outside and in…………….

Several months ago we altered the “landscape” in our front yard. See here. Trying to move forward on a small(?) project presents its own set of problems. The most major one is: our area has been experiencing a building/construction boom … Continue reading

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Design now transferred…………….

Using the method shown here, and getting the Juki set up for the fun……..    A water-erasable marker was used. Batting will be Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly (80/20). Glide thread (40 wt) on top with Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70 … Continue reading

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Next up, it’s vintage…………..

Another of my grandmom’s little pieces………….. The gold/yellow fabric is a piece of Kona but I might change it out for a similar color “Radiance”, by Kaufman. Once again, I’ll be using Glide thread as the top thread and Connecting … Continue reading

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(It’s still) Wordless Wednesday………………….

Glide thread (top thread-on left); Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (bobbin thread-on right).

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Fabulously Fun Feathered Friday Finish……………..

Too much??? Maybe a titch overboard with the alliteration?? Well, it is a finish and here is the photo heavy post ……………………..   The finished size is 45”x 54”….a bit smaller than the 6 block by 6 block pattern (I … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday……………

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The “real” thing…………..

            And with a little color……………… Now…………it’s “wine time”………..

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Practice or……ahem,…………..

or Play?? Moving on to the “real thing”!!!!!!!!

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(Quilt) Top together Tuesday…………

From this to this………………………….. And the perfect piece of Moda fabric for the binding & backing with the matching “Peach” Glide thread……….. I do believe that there’s a (quilt) sandwich with some stitching fun in the near future!!!!!!!

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Can I have a drum roll, please…………..

And give you a Friday Finish on Thursday…..and the end of the “Super Hero Saga”!!!!!………………. These are #5, #6, & #7 of the series that began wa-a-a-a-y back in May with an idea for a cute little gift quilt for … Continue reading

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Wonderfully “Webbed” Wednesday…………

Continuing the “Hero” series, quilt #5…………. And, lastly, the “big picture”………………………… For those of you who are recently joining me on this fabulous quilting journey, unless stated otherwise, the quilting was done on “Ms Sweetie”/HQ Sweet 16. It is hand … Continue reading

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