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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!………… Advertisements

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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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Absent but not quiet……………

Projects of the secret kind continue to come together in my little “elf” studio. Although time seems to be in less than sufficient supply (or, maybe, it’s energy….mine!), I am finishing a large-ish wall hanging for a friend. Begun years … Continue reading

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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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A little “feathering”………

Is always needed…er…..welcome, no??? One of the quilting projects that has crossed my path are table-toppers being done as a ladies’ group assembly at the little church we attend/belong. The stitching began late last year, with those wanting to gather … 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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“Galactic Explosion” + FMQ……….

Equals the perfect combo for a stitching obsessed…….er….passionate textile artist like myself! “Negative space” just begging to be filled with pebbles, spirals, feathers, McTavishing, etc, etc, etc! **Warning**….photo heavy post before you! (To see the humble beginnings of this project….see … Continue reading

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MORPHED!!!!!!!!

I mean really!!! From an innocent, sweet “Lollipops and Lemon Drops” (dontcha just luv how that rolls off the tongue???!!!!!) to a bursting with energy presentation that exudes a spirit of life that was not anticipated! OK, that may be … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday……….TEXTURE…..

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Feathers……feathers………

Now that I have your attention, I will do a quick recap of last Thursday’s Killer Bees quilt group’s sharing……….Another “sip and paint” finish (several of the “KB”s got together for a workshop of wine & brushing).   Another “Twist N … Continue reading

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More “Reveals”…………….

And I do hope I don’t forget any!!!! The beginnings of these gifts actually go back to last May and the purchase of 2 bottles (“fifths”) of vodka and many vanilla beans. Madagascar beans, grade B, are the best for … Continue reading

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“Elf” projects continue………

With these components…….    and “making” the fabric for the bags these will go into………………    In the second photo, you can just kinda catch the glisten of the beautiful variegated gold metallic (#025) thread by Superior……it’s really amazing!!! The first … Continue reading

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The gift is gifted…….the complete picture……

Last week I gave you little “peeks” at a gift that would find its way to a new home. That happened last Saturday and, now, a better picture………………Front.      Back     And a better close-up………….   The groom & bride’s initials … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday…………….

“Peek”………………… (More info after gifting!!!)

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A Christmas Stocking tutorial (repeat…there’s still time)..…….

A repeat of a little project I enjoyed making a while back. Maybe it’s something that will fill a little “need” in your preps???  I hope this makes some kind of sense for those who have asked how I did … Continue reading

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A Friday (start and) Finish………………..

Rummaging in my stash/UFOs (Unfinished Objects), I came across a stitchery that I had done (gulp!) decades ago and decided now was the time to do something with it. Of course…..amidst all the other projects on my table (like the … Continue reading

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An awesome busy day……

It began with the craft “fair” (see previous post), a quick stop at the hardware store to pick up some paint (project to be shared at a future time!), on to visit a friend in the local long term care … Continue reading

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A QOV finish in paisleys…………………

Is my fave kind!!!! I took my cues from the fabrics used and the preferences of the client and the veteran who will be the recipient (he loves paisleys!!!! Smart man!!!!). A scrappy feel is always fun. The “back shot” … Continue reading

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Another “Friday Finish”…………….

I wasn’t sure it would happen but it did! The “Quilt of Honor” is now complete right down to the appropriate label….yay!!!! This quilt has a story. It’s beginnings was in a small Arkansas town and a gal who has … Continue reading

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It’s alive!!!!!!………

The Quilt of Honor, started yesterday, is lookin’ awesome (if I do say so myself!!!)! The quilting stitches give so much dimension and interest that it’s like a gift that’s slowly being opened to reveal the hidden treasure secreted inside. … Continue reading

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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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From tension testing to thread playtime……………….

Superior Metallic thread (variegated) on muslin.

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A finish…………….

For the “Asian Lanterns” quilt. It was a big one, at 96”x 98”. See here for more photos. Unfortunately, I had no spot large enough to get a full shot, so here are some more block views……………       Note: … Continue reading

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“Asian Lanterns”…..progress…….

  And the obligatory “backing shot”……………… Supper time. To be continued………………………..

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This morning was spent……….

Pin basting a client’s quilt. It’s one that I’ve had in my possession since late last Fall as she decides what the stitching approach should be.    The pattern is “Oriental Lanterns” from Fons & Porter’s “Love of Quilting” magazine, … Continue reading

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A Farewell………………

To the (somewhat) long-term UFO “Cardinal Quilt”. I’m still not sure why this one felt like it took so much time to complete but I know that this quilt didn’t seem in any hurry to speak to me (that’s my … Continue reading

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Finally (almost) finished Friday………….

Just the binding left on the “Cardinal Quilt”. The final border was finished this morning. After the feather flourishes in the previous borders, I wanted something a bit less fussy but still keeping with the “nature”/”organic” feel of the quilt. … Continue reading

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Staying INside and playing……..

With Ms Sweetie (HQ Sweet 16) is the perfect thing to be doing these days of frigid outdoor temps. Continuing to work toward a finish on my “Cardinal Quilt”. Some of the border work completed………….. The photos may look a … Continue reading

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What better day……..

To stitch up a wine tote than New Year’s Eve day??!! Ms Bernina was still in fmq mode and Ms Juki was at the ready for all other needed stitching so off I went……….  The 9/24 is the open toe … Continue reading

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I give you the whole picture………

From the “Snippets and Hints” of the other day, I give you the whole picture of this super table runner……… This is a pattern that friend, Brooke, and fellow blogger, asked me to test for her. Simple but stunning. Easy, … Continue reading

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It’s creeping up………………….

You know……that time of year…..the one with snowflakes, decorated trees and presents………..and I’m really enjoying(eek!!!!!) stitching on those fabrics!!!!! Oh my!!! Did I really admit to that????? A client of mine is getting a wee bit of a jump on … Continue reading

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Snippets and hints…………….

Of a small project that is the “flavor” of the season soon upon us……………………… Have you started on those special gifty projects????? Time for such is dwindling all to quickly me thinks!!!!!!

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It’s a “wrap”…………….

The Asian quilt, that is. Finished and delivered to its owner. Finally, a complete view/the whole picture……..        I know that photo is not the best…..that was one large quilt….a generous ‘double’! If you go back to here, here, here, here … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday……TEXTURE…………

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Wordless Wednesday….in the studio……..

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4 more corners…………….

Completed and I can give you a snippet/idea of what’s goin’ on………………  This was a hard one to photograph. The tone-on-tone just wouldn’t cooperate!!!!! So……how ‘bout a couple of ‘shots’ of the back???     Still not the best…………..   Well, … Continue reading

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East meets West/Mod continues………….

A bit more accomplished on the Asian inspired quilt. I’ve had stitching ideas for some of the areas but others have come about/gelled as this has progressed. The 4 areas containing this motif are filled in (no, I didn’t do … Continue reading

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Continuing yesterday’s project………..

Some more SID (stitch in the ditch) with Fil-Tec’s “Essence” nylon thread in ‘Smoke’. It’s really quite nice. A little less shine and I had no problem with any breakage even though it is super fine/thin!! Finished up the center … Continue reading

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