Tag Archives: McTavishing

Little “teasers” continue……….

It is that time of year, after all!      I think (blog) posting is hard at this time of year!!!! Never know who’s lookin’ this way!!! LOL!  What do you think?? Advertisements

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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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Continuing the teapot theme….

Next up……………from this……        to this….adding a little “McTavishing” fun……      This is an interesting little project I’ve come up with. Stay tuned………… Thread: (top & bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70wt. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly, 80/20.

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Another Friday finish……….

I know it’s Saturday, but the day was too spent to share this one when I finished it…….and even got it blocked! As I shared in this post, there were some condition issues that required some ‘surgery’ resulting in a … Continue reading

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Vintage + Tea………………

Is the current theme these days. The last piece, finished with this post, featured this sweet handwork…..    and the direction of the this next cloth is equally obvious………………….      This piece began life as a “card table” size cloth but, … 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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A challenge presented; a challenge met…………….

A few weeks ago, a quilty friend and I traveled down the highway to Prairie du Chien (WI) to The Picket Fence quilt shop for a Sunday afternoon event they call a “Peek over the Picket Fence”. 47 ladies enjoyed … 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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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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The Big (Little?) Arrival……………

A few weeks ago I was made aware of a new book soon to be released. Yup, Facebook was the messenger and the site was Karen McTavish……..who???? For my non-quilter friends, she is a gal, Duluth,MN, resident, whose quilting/FMQ (free … Continue reading

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The big “Challenge” reveal…………….

For sometime now I’ve alluded to a project that’s been “under wraps” due to a future judging of the item. Yes, that day has finally arrived! The judging is taking place at this moment and all submissions will be available … 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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McTavishing Mug-Rug Monday………..

Once again…..I just canNOT resist alliteration (words beginning with the same letter in sequence)! And to answer the question that is possibly being whispered: NO, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth!!! These past days have been busy … Continue reading

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“15 Minutes of Play”………

Is the title of a book written by Victoria Findlay Wolfe/”Bumblebeans”. I do not own this publication, but the premise is that even spending a brief 15 minutes at the machine doing FMQ (free motion quilting) will have great results. … Continue reading

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Questions asked……..hopefully, answered…………..

Yesterday’s post, found here, resulted in quite a few inquiries as to how I learned the stitching motif used (and will be used in the mystery project) in the test piece.  There are many ways to learn various quilting techniques … 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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