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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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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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A “Friday Finish”…on Wednesday!…….

I so love the sound of that!!! Backtracking a bit to the post here,, will bring you up to speed on this one. When I purchased this, last September in Kingsport, Tennessee, I just knew it would be a great … Continue reading

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Almost a UFO no longer…………..

This vintage kitchen cloth is so-o-o-o close to a finish and I’m really liking it!!!! (Story continued from this post)    Just 2 more sides to finish the border….   The last 2 photos are what I decided on for the outer … 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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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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Texture!!!!!!

I love it!!!!! 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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A little kitchen vintage….moving right along……..

On this lovely 50s tablecloth from this demo/blog post and having sew much relaxing fun with the fmq. There’s no marking/stencils, just do whatever I feel like playing with….pebbles, outlining, “feather galaxy”, paisleys, “banana bunches”/”headbands”, etc.      This piece is … Continue reading

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Stitching, stitching, stitching………………

,Returning from the East Coast just in time to prep for some demo time in Spring Grove (MN) for an event called “Festival of Quilts”. Seven years ago this event was a combo quilt show and sale. Now, it’s evolved … 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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“Two-fer” now …..DONE!…………..

Wow! Were these fun!!! Totally hand-guided, fmq (free motion quilting) feathers!!!! How could they not???? First posted here, they will be on their way to the binding process shortly. And a close-up front/back of one…….. Thread: (top) Sulky rayon, 40wt; … Continue reading

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Sometimes simpler is better…………..

Machine quilting……a subject that didn’t even exist years ago has been taken to levels that almost defy what could ever have been imagined! The artistry, complexity and creative skill level seen at today’s quilt events, at times, evokes such amazement … 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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