Tag Archives: micro-stippling

Vintage UFOs-Part 2…………..

First up: the sweet little blue & white piece that required the HQ “Glide” foot (previous post). Such embroidery as this……… really can prevent/inhibit close “echo” stitching, I’ve found, and this piece had quite a bit of raised/loopy thread. It … Continue reading

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Finishing up UFOs……………

That have been lurking since….well, let’s just say a while! The first one is a little vintage piece I fmq on my Juki while in Texas (in March). You may check this post for details. I knew that the binding … Continue reading

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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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A ‘Finish’ on Saturday is…………

Definitely a “good thing”! To pick up the vintage story see here. This piece has certainly come a long ways. Many of these linen pieces have lace edging that is in very good condition, as this piece has, and I … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday………….

Progress   FYI Note: This piece is a combination of 2 vintage pieces: a smaller scalloped edged eyelet piece (with coral fabric beneath) atop a plain centered Battenberg lace edged piece. 

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Continued vintage progress on 2 ………..

Pretty little pieces. The first is now ready for a border and maybe a little bling…………………. (link to post showing previous status….)….       and little piece number 2 which has a ways to go before I will call it ‘done’……..     This … Continue reading

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

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

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Progress = Texture!!!!………………

Moving along nicely on this one. A project such as this takes a bit of time but the reward/outcome is definitely worth it!!!!! A couple of “back shots”….love these!!!!! Onward to the finish!!!!………………….. (Note: you may ‘click’ on any photo … Continue reading

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Almost finished……..

The demo I did last Saturday in Spring Grove resulted in another Hearts & Feathers micro-stipple piece. Well, not entirely done that day…actually, I could have made more progress on it than I did but the on-lookers who stopped by … Continue reading

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Question……

“Micro-stippling”—What is it??? Where is it used???? A question asked; a new post to answer. Rather than adding links to answer this I will share what I have learned since first embarking on this facet of machine quilting. First off, … Continue reading

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Almost done……..

This latest project, although small in size, has taken more time than any other I have done……but has given me the most pleasure! I am still intrigued by the whole “micro-stippling” technique and how the resulting texture is so well … Continue reading

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It’s Saturday and……

It’s become overcast and rainy. A great opportunity to spend time at the sewing machine getting back to using the FMQ technique begun when Leah Day initiated several of us into the skill of “micro-stippling”. Her project took us through … Continue reading

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Finally finished…..

I have had such fun with this project…a huge “Thank you, Leah”!! I am so impressed by the successes being posted/linked on her site by each one who participated. This little quilt will be a table topper for me, a … Continue reading

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I am pleased……….

Many things were learned in this whole cloth “experiment”. I have much better control of my machine when FMQ…..much! I really can’t believe the improvement in my fabric movement/machine speed coordination…Yay! My machine behaved quite nicely, also, which was a … Continue reading

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