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The completion of………………

Any project always brings mixed emotions. Satisfaction in the finishing/rescue of another vintage piece, the anticipation of “what’s waiting on the horizon” and bidding farewell to a “friendship” that grew as I spent all those delightful hours listening/getting to know … 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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Where have I been??????………..

In one sentence (without elaboration!!!): DH and I…yes, both!…. were hit with the influenza AND strep throat infections—-enough already!!!! Ugh! Hubbs still is plagued with the ever-lingering cough but yours truly is back in the land of the living! On … 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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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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Now that the gifts are gifted…………..

I am free to share the delightful finishes…….. First, granddaughter’s table topper. Total fun and becomes an “I Spy” quilt for the 2 sweet great grands….      This is a great topper to use all those 5” charm packs we all … Continue reading

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Friday Finish……………….

Military quilt #2. (see here for #1)    A simple swirl stitching seemed to be the best approach to this one. Thread: (top) Rheingold by Madeira, 40wt; (bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70wt. Batting: cotton/poly.

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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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A Summery Fun Friday Finish………..

Of a client’s quilt, first posted here. So, grab a “cuppa” and sit back…….. The photo below, is a quick shot of the quilt as shared at my guild meeting last Monday. Sue, on the right, is the maker of … 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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QOV (Quilt of Valor)……#2……

Is, also, a finish. Since this one was a pinwheel, I took the “no brainer” route and stitched swirls……large swirls….everywhere…..edge to edge. And the backing………………………….. And, most importantly, the front(!)………………………. The same threads were used on this quilt as on … Continue reading

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A swirly finish……………..

For a young man who thoroughly loves basketball.  This quilt is for a client/friend of mine. The stitching pattern is one that she suggested and it works so perfectly!! Always fun to work on a nicely constructed project!!! It’s a … Continue reading

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I give you…..TEXTURE!!!!!!!!……..

What a difference some time with my Sweet Sixteen (a.k.a. Ms Sweetie) and some of that Sulky “Holoshimmer” metallic ‘thread’. Quilty fun to the max. Now, on to the frosty pink/red versions. Stay tuned…………..

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More QOV……..

This has been in a “holding” pattern for a couple of months. The larger quilt group I attend will be giving several more of these QOV (Quilt of Valor) at a gathering in September and this one will be among … Continue reading

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For the Grad…….part 2

A while back, I posted about a quilt I had in the works for grandson #1 who will graduate from high school this Spring. You can read more about the beginnings of this idea here. I love how the “Shadow … Continue reading

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