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A little diversion………

But one that has to be shown in “sneaky peeks” for now! Why?, you may ask. Well, the cute little projects will be wending their way to distant homes soon (via USPS, hence the word “wending”!!!!!!).   Hmmmmm….yes, they’re paper … Continue reading

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How ‘bout a “Fresh Start Friday”………..

After lunch with friends yesterday, a thrift shop visit was in order. The third Thursday is 1/2 price on everything for seniors……yay! I definitely qualify!! This little dresser scarf ($1) came home with me and found its way to Ms … 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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It’s (another) Monday!!!!!!………

Although, I’m aware that every day is a Friday…….in the life of a retiree!!!! Last Saturday kicked off the local (upcoming) Holiday Season with the annual Holiday Craft Event held at the high school. A dreary November morning greeted all … Continue reading

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Today is: ONE WORD (almost) WEDNESDAY!!!………………

TEXTURE……………..         “Tessellation” piecings are always a fun visual. (a pattern that contains 1 figure shape that fits together without gaps  between the shapes=tessellation) For a free pattern of this piecing, go to Jeni Baker’s blog “In … 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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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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“Teapot Tuesday”……….

To borrow a line from friend, Beth Ann, who has the very sweet blog entitled “It’s Just Life” and has a teapot love/collection that is almost beyond description!!!! Anyhow, take a few and hop over to her place for a … 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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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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Taming the “poof” or Why did I choose this……….

Batting!!!!! Ok…..to backtrack a tad. The project in question is one that’s been around for a while ….ummmm….yeah…….like November of 2015 is the beginning of the “birthing”…ha! Please, go to this post if you want the “rest of the story”.That … 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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Next up…………….

Another “row quilt” with a beachy theme…….gotta luv it, hmmmmm??? This one is more lap sized. The dimensional creativity is (again) amazing!!!! (see previous quilt project here)       A bit of “ditch stitchin’” will be needed before the real fun … Continue reading

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Unity with diversity…………..

And, no, this post is not going the “political route” (although, at this juncture, “Unity with diversity” is exactly what is needed in this country/world!). The challenge of the current quilting project has been to stitch each section individually but … Continue reading

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Reeeeeeeeeeely close……………..

To finishing this beauty. Photo “proof”………… Thread: (top)Invisifil, monofilament,Isacord, (bobbin)Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70 wt). Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly, 80/20 “Click” on any photo to enlarge. Til next we meet……………………………….

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Out-the-door……and a tutorial………

That’s where this little beauty went……..  Now, a couple of last pieces of info to finish up. Thread……The blue sky background was my fave Glide, in the color of the wings……..  I wasn’t exactly sure how this would work, but … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday……TEXTURE!!!!!………

I know I’ve said it so many times already but, quilts/quilted pieces just come alive with the final stitching “ingredient” ………..from this………         ……..to this………      I never cease to be amazed!!!!! LOL!!! Threads: (top) {dress}Invisifil,100wt,poly & {wings} Sulky ‘Sliver-Holoshimmer’; (bobbin) Connecting … Continue reading

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“Angelic” progress……….

Was made on this client’s quilt. It’s approx. 48” in diameter and has many bias edges in those stitchings!!!! The beginnings of this may be found here.       The wings are the current areas being “feathered”…………..    The pinkish … Continue reading

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The “rest of the story”………

Is this beautiful ‘finish’ (which was gifted last Saturday)…….          The photos, above/below, do not do it justice. The ‘eggplant’ color is so rich I can’t seem to capture it correctly. The very beginnings of this one may be found here … Continue reading

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Sometimes………………….

Playing with high contrast thread is just the “ticket” to take a person’s mind off a dreary overcast (but lovely ‘cool’!!!) Saturday morning………   Don’tcha agree????? Maybe you could try the same???? 15 minutes of play!!! For those who might somehow … Continue reading

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First steps……………….

In this next project (first shown at the end of this post), stabilizing the sandwich so that I can manipulate it under the needle of my Sweet 16 without the sandwich shifting or creating pleats/puckers somewhere in the initial process. … Continue reading

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A “finish” and a “start”…………..

The ‘start’ of this “finish” may be found here. This lap (57”x 74”) sized quilt was another relaxing one to stitch. On to the photos…………..      And, since the above snapshot really doesn’t show the stitching………….       I just love the movement … Continue reading

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I’ve said it before…..

“Finishes” are definitely a ‘good thing’!!! To refresh your memory, this client’s quilt, is a healthy ‘queen’ size and is a perfect example of a scrap quilt (each square, finshed, is 3.5”). The fabrics range from 100% cotton to 100% … Continue reading

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There’s progress………………

On the non-vintage ‘50s cloth that I previously introduced to you. Why do I say “non” when describing a cloth that is probably of the same era as the pastel “Tulips” cloth that was just finished???? Well……this one graced the … Continue reading

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“Twin” finishes…………..

Yup……all completed! Right down to the labels, washing and drying. Yay! Each one started out measuring (approximately) 36”x 42” and now measure 2” less both dimensions. No..I do not prewash! BUT, there was no color bleed (the “Shout” sheets were … Continue reading

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Back to “Vintage”……………

With a piece I picked up recently in an Indiana antique shop. A lovely little piece…….about the diameter of a dinner plate/11” in dia……….that seemed to be in need of a “make-over” and calling out to me!   I marked … Continue reading

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Another use!!!!!!!!………………

For an accessory for Ms Sweetie!!!!! Yup, friend, Laura (in the Fb group “Sit-down FMQ)” alerted me to a video that was posted in that group  about using the ‘new’ couching foot for the SS (Sweet 16) and, knowing that … Continue reading

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A very cool/awesome Sweet 16 accessory………

Before going further, I will have to say there isn’t much that I’ve needed to add to Ms Sweetie’s wardrobe BUT this one is a “doozy”!!!! Instant LOVE!!!! I’ve had a (client’s) project pending that I had this fab idea … Continue reading

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Feather stitchin’ Tuesday………………

A client quilt (block-of-the-month)… Be forewarned……this is a photo-heavy post…………….. And some real texture back shots…… Yes, that’s still the back……complete view to come when complete………….   The pieced back contained some leftover/orphan blocks plus the label which got quilted … 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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A Friday (almost) Finish……

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  These two projects have been ‘on hold’ since I knew I was going to buy the HQ Sweet Sixteen sit-down quilting machine. I knew, from past experience, that I could put together practice “sandwiches” forever and not really transition … Continue reading

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