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Okay…….A Friday Finish!!………..

After a trek to LaCrosse Hobby Lobby, I was able to cover the buttons needed to complete this ‘swag’ border/binding treatment. I cut 4 bias fabric pieces (one for each side) that were 10” wide and the length of the … Continue reading

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Closing in on the (Dream Big) finish line…………

To back up on this process, check out this link. This project is at this point right now…….the “frame” is attached…..The shadow-box/swag effect was done to pull the panel’s colors to better coordinate with our livingroom decor (where it will … Continue reading

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“Dream Big”…revisited……….

The stitching is completed. This panel was incredibly wonky from the start (off the bolt) and there’s a huge challenge to keep the stitching density reasonably even so the piece will lay flat. The next step is to “square” it … Continue reading

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Feathers!……I see feathers!………

And pebbles. Such a great combo but let me add another ingredient: micro-stippling=perfection! First, without that awesome texture-defining addition: and with that addition: This was a tad tricky, as metallic thread does not take well to such tiny, tight stitching. … Continue reading

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Progress……….

And I now know why these panels are (slightly?) addicting! Here’s this afternoon’s bit of fun…….   That’s it for today. Quite toasty outdoors today and am very thankful for central A/C!!! Have an awesome rest-of-the-weekend!…………

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Beginning…..

Yup… I’ve succumbed to the “what’s out there” fad. Using Superior’s Variegated Gold metallic thread. Hobb’s cotton/poly batting. Back to it….

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Progress…………

On this little vintage piece is going well. I’ve reached the point where I need to trim the batting and backing. I cut away the batting so that the edge is just behind the crochet edging…………………………………….. The backing is trimmed … Continue reading

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Finish line in sight……kinda………

This story continues and is winding down……..well, sorta. Begun here, the border is stitched………………  and provides a “comfortable” finish for all of that center busy-ness, hmmmm?? My handy little Kelly Cline palm ruler makes these types of borders so quick … Continue reading

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Vintage Update #2…………..

But first……my day began in the kitchen with a batch of sourdough craisin pecan bread. Follow the link to the long-ago post that has the recipe.  Then, I was able to get back to my little vintage project and all … Continue reading

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Update…….

It was a very good afternoon. The center portion is done…..   Micro-stippling heaven!!!! A couple of close-ups……………….. I did play around with a couple of templates from a French curve packet……. The second photo shows the one I used the … Continue reading

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A little stitching makes all the difference……..

This little piece first said “Hello!” last Friday (see here). Owing to its small size and limited open space, the finish may not be as dramatic as some of my larger pieces. To compare: before any outline/stabilizing stitching…….    and after … Continue reading

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It’s Friday, and………

I’ve not finished anything I’m at liberty to share (), but I have gotten 2 things ready to stitch….sandwiched and pinned……first, the smaller one is 10”x 15” and will (hopefully) finish in short order—it’s really speaking loudly!!!    Adding texture, … 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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Moving to the border……….decisions……..

Last time I finished with the beginning of the end of the center portion/the vintage cloth itself. See here. The micro-stippling is complete. Photos…………….from this: to this:.  .  .   The dime helps to see the scale of the stitching…….contrast. … Continue reading

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The next step……………….

In this vintage process is to emphasize the quilting motifs even more than they are at present. The quilt stitching, especially of a “whole cloth” type (mostly “negative” space) is most effective when the stitched motifs/designs are dramatically different in … Continue reading

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Monday’s meanderings…………..

Further into “feather land”…………..  I’m thinking I’m really going to love these corner designs—-with the added plumes!!! . For those of you who may have missed my initial information:The machine I’m using is a Juki 2010Q, straight stitch (only) industrial … Continue reading

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(Far from a) Friday Finish!!…………..

But having such a great time!!!! To catch up, see here. The center portion is reeeeeeelly close to a ‘finish’. I did the 4 sections that complete the center circle. Photo before stitching……   and after some ‘playtime’……   The obligatory back … Continue reading

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Feathering………………

Yesterday’s start has taken the expected direction……..   Feathers, petals, and…….well, lots more fun ahead…. And the flip side……..   To see the unstitched beginning, see here. Thanks so much for tagging along on my (exciting to me) journeys. These results amaze … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday—-“Beginning”……..

 

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Friday Finish…..……..

My latest endeavor draws to a close. Begun here, it rapidly moved forward. First, quilting the back piece………. . On to the front……………Of course, it just must have some feathers……….    Using a Frixion marker, I lightly gave myself some guidelines. … Continue reading

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Continuing the “Vintage Hanger” theme……..

With a bit of clarification. When the current blue & white project was begun, I had 1 pillowcase that had the blue flower embroidery and 1 pillowcase that had the beautiful blue crochet edging (and no embroidery). These items were … Continue reading

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Stitching blue & white vintage…………

A piece that was last shown here will be my focus for the next days. The quilting on the back piece is completed. The backing for this part is a pretty blue/white pastel calico (stash) fabric. The bottom edge was finished … Continue reading

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Testing……testing………

And a little ‘warm-up’ before stitching on the front panel of this hanger cover (that means I usually stitch the back panel first to get a bit of a “feel” for what is needed. See here for my previous hanger … Continue reading

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Secret reveal…..part 2……………

It’s now safe to share these with you all……..    Each has gone to separate homes. These beautiful vintage pillowcases were just begging for “new life” and, now, they will be loved in a whole new way. Some close-ups were posted … Continue reading

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Gifts given….now, time for a “reveal”………

The first “hints” are here and here. A huge vintage playtime for me and was gifted last Sunday afternoon at my smaller, local quilt group. Our annual Christmas gathering was totally joyous and without weather complications! In fact, fun enough … Continue reading

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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??

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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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Vintage continuation……………

From last week’s post here, I am continuing on this small linen piece. The size is more “card table” cloth size, 45”x45”, with a small lace edging and sweet embroidery in the 4 corners. As you can see, the center … 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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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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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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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 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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