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The completion of………………

Any project always brings mixed emotions. Satisfaction in the finishing/rescue of another vintage piece, the anticipation of “what’s waiting on the horizon” and bidding farewell to a “friendship” that grew as I spent all those delightful hours listening/getting to know … Continue reading

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“Quilt as desired………..”

What happens to you when you read those words? A “blank canvas” staring at you can be an intimidating thing! At the end of a set of piecing directions, some magazines have provided wonderful diagrams/suggestions for this next step in … Continue reading

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To (almost) finish the snowflake tale………

I left off with the task of stitching something beyond the surrounding feather motifs….. Taking some of the fullness away, along with toning down some of the ‘shine’ would help to highlight those feathers. Since, I’m stitching this on my … Continue reading

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What to stitch/quilt???…..

Isn’t that a loaded question?? Practicing the “how”, 15 minutes each day, is comparatively easy but the “what” can baffle a body (and, possibly, bring about the dreaded ‘quilter’s block’!). At this point, stepping back a bit, putting ‘fresh eyes’ … Continue reading

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The “rest of the story”….a very happy ending…….

(Story beginnings found here and here) It’s County Fair time in Houston County! And the judging has been completed!!!!!!      I haven’t congratulated her..yet..’cuz I just know that she is very busy with her other fair showings. Along with the … Continue reading

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Today is: ONE WORD (almost) WEDNESDAY!!!………………

TEXTURE……………..         “Tessellation” piecings are always a fun visual. (a pattern that contains 1 figure shape that fits together without gaps  between the shapes=tessellation) For a free pattern of this piecing, go to Jeni Baker’s blog “In … Continue reading

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Design Wall Monday……….

And this sweet little quilt (42”x54”) was made by an enthusiastic quilter-of-tomorrow…………….she chose the thread color….. so much fun, hmmmmm??     And the quilting pattern was decided…..(my fave!) “Funky Feather Swirl”(link includes the tutorial)……    (Click on the photo above … 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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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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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 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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One Word Wednesday……………….

Progress!………… Unfortunately, the color is a bit “whacko” in those photos, but you get the idea. See this post for more info.

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Design wall Monday………..

Actually, it’s a finish. I guess I was in “high gear” today!!! Managed to do a quick house clean, 2 loads of laundry, a pillowcase for a military quilt and quilted this “Hunters Star” quilt (pieced by a guild member). … Continue reading

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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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Is it a “saga” yet?????…………

I mean the “Forest and Loons” quilt. I hope not ‘cuz this is one enjoyable quilting (for me!). I finished the leaf motifs on the cream (checked), tone-on-tone blocks and did half of the remaining center blocks (that had fairly … Continue reading

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Next up………….

Another client quilt…..in fact, very similar to the one posted here. Yup, the last one was a special gift but this one is for her DH. I think I’ll call this one “Forest and Loon Quilt #2”. Enough fabric had … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Client Finish………………..

  Thread: (top) Aurifil & Isacord (bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly (80/20) Note: Click on photo to enlarge

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Loose ends……………….

That’s what happens when many projects are started, little blog peeks are posted and weekends intervene! So, here’s my version of attempting to finish what was begun a bit ago. First up……..The linen piece that started as a dupioni tension … Continue reading

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Bouncing………

Between what I should be doing and what I want to do. Hmmmmmmm……..Photos of the “want”………….. A “texture” pic……………….. Now, a little lunch and off to do some garage sorting……ugh!!!!!!

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Friday Finish…..on Saturday……………

Yeah, I know……..well….ummm…Friday kinda slipped on by, so here we are………..(warning: photo heavy document!!!!) I give you the front views: And the obligatory (and often more enjoyed!) back views: As always, I used Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly 70 wt … Continue reading

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Am likin’ it……on a “Wordless Wednesday”………

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Sometimes……….

After a time of “texturizing”, I find that I like the view from the back the best…………………………… We’ll see what tomorrow brings………………………

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THE REVEAL & A GIVE-AWAY……………………

The wait is over!!!!!! Yay!!!!! All the “players” are in place…………………………. Take 1 fantastic quilt book, written by friend, Wendy Sheppard of “Ivory Spring”….                                       (Photo compliments of Landauer Publishing and for a signed copy, please, see Wendy’s blog here) … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two………wall quilts……………..

Yes, these two are finished (as far as I am involved). The tale began here as a refreshing respite from the view of the “white stuff” that is covering the countryside. And, yes, these are “Jack in the Pulpits”.  Now, … Continue reading

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I present: “Coneflower”……………

A couple of close-ups……… And the “big picture”……………………… The colors are fairly true…….the yellow/upper background may be lighter, more ‘wheat’ colored, though. The top is all Dupioni Silk.                                       Batting: Hobbs Wool over Silk. (The dimension/texture is amazing!                                                                       Thread: Isacord poly, … Continue reading

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“Coneflower”Progress……………..

Was made today. Yesterday’s post gave a view all pin basted but now, well….. a couple of photos………….. The colors in the 2nd/above photo are a tad more accurate. All the fabrics used are dupioni silk (have I mentioned how … Continue reading

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“Light Table Monday”…………

Ok, I know, it’s supposed to be “Design Wall Monday” but………there’s nothing on mine!!! So, currently, when you take 1 of these…………….and add 1 of these…………. you get this…………….  and add these……………… and, most definitely, these……………………………… and, of course, some … Continue reading

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The Return of the Cardinals…………….

Or, let’s have some fun with thread!!!! Having finished up all the clients’ quilts I have at the moment, it’s time to have a little “me” quilty time and that means the Cardinal Quilt is back. (see here & here)  … Continue reading

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A Bit of Frogging, but…………….

A finish! On Thanksgiving I had a chance to do some piecing of triangles left from another project (see here) and, I’m happy to report, it’s completed. It’s a tablerunner (no pattern really) so I decided I had better give … Continue reading

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Pins removed, finished……….

And bagged ready for pick-up. This quilt, partially shown here, is stitched, trimmed and I love it!!!!   The pattern is nothing complex but does contain a ‘ton’ of happy fabrics…..yes???  I think the “Fun Flower” motif is so fitting … Continue reading

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Some small gifts finished……….

Sorry I can’t reveal them at this time……..but, on to a friend/client’s project (which will be soon gifted, I believe). First I had to listen………..this bright happy piecing, seen in photo below…….   although made up with intense, “in your face” … Continue reading

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“Circuit Board”……………

Is what I call this stitching motif.          It’s a fun little baby/youth quilt that measures 41”x50”. The fabric prints are such a mix of fun geometric patterns (with some elephants thrown in for good measure!) that this quilt design seemed … Continue reading

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A sweet little flannel………….

Baby quilt that will be gifted soon to a yet-to-be-born little boy. I just love doing these little stitchings! Cloud soft flannel, both pieced top and backing, will be a cherished addition to the future layette. The client’s request was … Continue reading

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UFO #1…….a Finish!!!!!!

This is one of two tops that have been pushed to the “back burner” over the past couple of months…….and now, I’m happy to share, there’s one less! I first posted about the fabric here. The photo ‘evidence’ of completion………..  … Continue reading

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“UFFO”……………………..

That would be “Unfinished Fused Object”!!!! This little, 12”x24”, wallhanging came from my dear friend Alice’s stash (posted here). She had it all ready to quilt (I think she was going the “machine route” as she had used fusible batting, … Continue reading

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“Pinwheels and Double Bubbles”…………….

That’s what I’m calling this next finish. It’s a little quilt for great granddaughter’s birthday this summer, first posted about here. I did a quick demo on this dimensional pinwheel block for one of the quilt groups I belong to … Continue reading

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Gifts completed………

Don’t’cha just love it when you can say that???!!!! I first posted about these table runners here. Not only are they finished, but each has a set of 2 potholders/hotpads to go along with them. Some photos of the quilting … Continue reading

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I see chicken tracks……………

Such fun!!! This little (46”x 58”) client’s baby quilt has a farm theme and just begged for some appropriate silliness. The above photo is of the flannel backing from Connecting Threads. It has a beautiful fuzzy loveliness that’s quite heavy. … Continue reading

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