Tag Archives: Robert Kaufman

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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Meet “Suzy Snowflake”………..

Introduced in yesterday’s post. As I was doing some bead work, all I could think of was the (very) old winter song from 1951, and sung by Rosemaryy Clooney, “Suzy Snowflake”. Check out these 2 links….one, more Currier & Ives/Rosemaryy … Continue reading

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“Oak Ridge” happenings……………

Just for clarification, that’s the name of the ridge (mini mountain??) that we live on, nestled among oak, hickory, black walnut, elm, pine and miscellaneous other tree varieties in an area known as the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest … Continue reading

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Can I have a drum roll, please…………..

And give you a Friday Finish on Thursday…..and the end of the “Super Hero Saga”!!!!!………………. These are #5, #6, & #7 of the series that began wa-a-a-a-y back in May with an idea for a cute little gift quilt for … Continue reading

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Wonderfully “Webbed” Wednesday…………

Continuing the “Hero” series, quilt #5…………. And, lastly, the “big picture”………………………… For those of you who are recently joining me on this fabulous quilting journey, unless stated otherwise, the quilting was done on “Ms Sweetie”/HQ Sweet 16. It is hand … Continue reading

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It’s “Two-sday”……………….

Yup, yesterday the machines were “smokin’” and “Super Hero” #6 and #7 are pieced, ‘sandwiched’ and ready for some stitching fun……………..       And the back…………….             And the ‘flip’ side…………………    My order of Glide thread arrived, so let the stitching … Continue reading

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A “Hero (#5) sandwich”……………

But the ‘webbing’ will have to wait ‘til my Glide thread order, from Bobbin Central, arrives next week. Ugh!!!   Well, on to “Super Hero #6”………………………

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Friday Finish……..yay!!!!!

Love those words!!! Yup, “Super Hero #4” is a finish. I quilted swirls, loops and stars…………what can I say!!! It didn’t “speak” to me….it screamed! And the backing was left from the “Super Heroine” quilt…… I am totally in love … Continue reading

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Ready……set………

GO!!! “Super Hero” #4 sandwiched and ………………..    well, I guess, it will have to wait til morning!!! Stay tuned!!! A big shout-out and thanks to Betty at River Road Quilt Shop in La Crosse,WI, for her generous donation of … Continue reading

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What’s better than…………..

A “Friday Finish”????? Why, a Tuesday finish!!!!!! I give you “Super Hero(ine) #3”……………………             A quick outdoors photo before washing. The following pictures are of the crinkly awesomeness post-laundering!   Isn’t this binding just the perfect match-up???? And, of course, … Continue reading

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Super Hero(ine) Saturday……………….

It’s what is next up……………….. When I purchased this last, 3rd, “Super Hero” panel, I really thought it would be just a donation to my guild for someone else to have the fun of making one for our Ronald McDonald … Continue reading

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The deed is done; the gift is given……………….

The “Super Hero” quilt, begun here, has reached its destination and I will let the pictures tell the tale…. I think it struck just the right chord, don’t you???? Thread: (top & bobbin) Glide—-awesome! Batting: Hobbs Heirloom, 80/20 (cotton/poly) “Super … Continue reading

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Wordless(?) Wednesday…..(It’s a) Wrap!

“Super Hero 2”, begun yesterday, looks like this today……… The same thread combo was used on this quilt as on the Super Hero 1. Batting: thin layer of 100% poly. This quilt will be destined for the Ronald McDonald House, … Continue reading

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“Two”sday……..

That is to say, “Super Hero 2” Tuesday! Yup! The suggestion was made by Audrey (of Minnesota Prairie Roots blog), in reference to my “Super Hero 1” quilt (links here), that this panel would make a good quilt for a … Continue reading

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“Super Hero” returns (TBT?)………….

The story began wa-a-a-a-ay back here. The birth of a Super Hero began quietly enough in a peaceful rural setting on a ridge top outside a small Minnesota town. He progressed quickly, from inspiration………..  to sketch book……………. to thread and … Continue reading

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“Faster than a speeding bullet…..” is Super Hero…….

The perfect little blanket quilt for a young man who has his whole life ahead of him with so much potential and who just loves a chance to ride on the tractor with his grandpa!!!! (To see the beginning of … Continue reading

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A quick quilt shop visit……….

Was what I decided to do last Saturday while I was at the camper and so close to LaCrosse (WI). The destination was a small but well appointed little place called River Road Quilt Shop, which is located in the … Continue reading

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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 Saturday “Sneak Peek” and next up………

Ah yes………my studio has been a’hummin’!!! In my post last Monday (here), I hinted at one of my latest projects. It is, now, complete but I can only give you a tid bit of the finish……..actually, only a snippet of … 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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2 more shops……………….

Visited yesterday. This time they were located up the (Mississippi) river in Lake City (MN). The day was gloriously warm and sunny and the company was fun and chatty. Carol, Kathy and I have made many such treks together searching … Continue reading

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