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Another week, Killer Bees and a challenge completed……

I hear it everywhere…..”Where do the days (hours) go???” The Killer Bees (my fab Texas quilt group) met last Thursday for our weekly(!) meeting and annual Spring luncheon. We had “Sharing Time”……   And, yes, the same gal made those last … Continue reading

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Quilts on parade……..

A little while back, the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild held their yearly quilt event on South Padre Island(TX). I scooted in for a quick look/see the first morning and here are just a few of my faves…………         The last … Continue reading

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(Busy) Killer Bees………………..

My South Texas quilt group is amazing!!!! I really do NOT think they sleep!!!!! I mean….really!!! The weekly meetings result in a “sharing” time that proves this thought. Today’s time began with many of the “flimsys”/quilt tops that were put … 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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Thread is flying……………….

In my quilty world. I will be posting about this current project for a while yet! Oh…..by the way, have I mentioned that this beauty is approximately 90”x 103”???? Yup. And so many different “ingredients!!! It’s not boring, that’s for … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday and 2 more rows………..

(Previous rows found in link). New rows below………. Thread: (top)Invisifil, monofilament, (bobbin)Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70 wt). Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly, 80/20

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Continuing the texture explosion…………

Yup. I’ll let these photos tell the story (begun here)………………      The back………………  Thread: (top)Invisifil, monofilament, (bobbin)Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70 wt). Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly, 80/20

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Texture!!!!!!

I love it!!!!! Thread: (top)Invisifil, monofilament, (bobbin)Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70 wt). Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly, 80/20

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Busy, busy …………

Postman, er person……..whatever! Sometimes it’s like birthday & Christmas time and I love it! First off…….I had purchased 2 sets of rulers for my Juki…….that’s Ms Texas Juki!……and loved them so much that I just had to duplicate these pretties … Continue reading

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A sweet Texas reminder………..

Last Saturday, DH and I took in a couple of artist studios on the annual S.E. Minnesota/Bluff Country Studio Art Tour. Our last stop was at the Copper Crane Pottery, the studio of friends Joel Sampson and wife, Maria. It … Continue reading

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Quilt shop “personalities”………

Are as different as each of us and our approach to ‘life’. Coming from a garment construction background, I’m always looking at quilt shop fabrics with a dual mindset………what would work well for a current/future quilt or how would the … Continue reading

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A walk on the beach & Saturday playtime………

Have been the activities of choice. After my wonderful delivery yesterday (see here), DH and I took off on a drive to South Padre Island. Sun and blue sky is what we left and we were greeted by this……..    … Continue reading

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Eek!!!! Killer Bees!!!!!……….

Where??!!!!??? Well, right here in southern Texas, but not to fear ‘cuz these are of the quilting kind. They’re easy to locate….just follow the “buzzing” every Thursday morning in a community hall in the community next door to our Encore … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Wrap………………

Story begun here.

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A cute Texas quilt shop………..

Was found on our Texas trek of a few weeks ago. Named the Picket Fence, it wasn’t the largest but, oh,did it have a bit to offer! Observe how nice and warm the exterior photos are (a note to my … Continue reading

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Where’s “Waldo”??? Not! How about………..

Where’s “Treadlemusic”?? Well, at the moment, this is the spot of choice………. Yup, a little corner of Texas where the only ‘white stuff’ is the sand on the beach!!!! Temps are a tad on the “cool” (relatively speaking!) side-around 70F—I’ll … Continue reading

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