Tag Archives: vintage

“Ingredients” (of the quilty kind) or The Postman Cometh…….

Ideas are always swirling but “making do” doesn’t always result in the desired outcome. 2 examples: I’ve been wondering how it would work to fill a “sandwich” with my fave fmq (free motion quilting) then add some type of colorant … Continue reading

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Two-fer Tuesday plus one………..

These last few days have been about 2 quilt gatherings and continuing to finish projects. The first meeting was last Saturday….”SEAMS” (SouthEast Area Minnesota Stitchers). There was much discussion of the upcoming October 2 day workshop with Angela Huffman. Getting … Continue reading

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“Thrifting”………..

Yesterday, a group of the township ladies met for lunch in the neighboring town of Rushford (MN) and, as is our custom, headed down the block to “Grace Place”, the local thrift shop. We meet the 3rd Thursday of the … Continue reading

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Vintage………

There are so many up-cycling ideas for all those vintage pieces ‘out there’ and most are for the larger table toppers and cloths……but, don’t overlook those sweet little beverage coaster sized pieces! They are the perfect size for gift tags!!!! … Continue reading

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Continuing the teapot theme….

Next up……………from this……        to this….adding a little “McTavishing” fun……      This is an interesting little project I’ve come up with. Stay tuned………… Thread: (top & bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70wt. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly, 80/20.

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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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Quilters are…………….

Never at a loss for projects, or is it just me???? Now, I had every intention of buying zero fabric this morning when a couple quilt ‘buds’ and I took off for the Calico Hutch Quilt Shop in Hayward, Minnesota. … 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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Once again, it’s (fun) Stitchin’ Saturday!!!!………..

The morning was time enough to take care of the ‘must-do’ tasks which left the afternoon  fa-reee!!!!!!   Ms Texas Juki and I and a lovely little vintage linen piece. Let the micro-stippling and feathers(!!!!) begin……………..      I’m not exactly sure how … Continue reading

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Days are flying and………

The weeks are filled with…..lots of quilt activity!!!! Last Wednesday was prep day for some hours of doing a demo for the Killer Bees quilt show on February 24th. I found a fab vintage ‘50s tablecloth a while back and … Continue reading

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They were calling to me……..really!!!!!…….

Last Saturday was the first Saturday of the month, the day that historic Jackson St. in downtown Harlingen is closed to auto traffic and is filled with all sorts of interesting vendors, musicians and other goodies. The rains subsided just … Continue reading

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A “Friday Finish”…on Wednesday!…….

I so love the sound of that!!! Backtracking a bit to the post here,, will bring you up to speed on this one. When I purchased this, last September in Kingsport, Tennessee, I just knew it would be a great … Continue reading

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Almost a UFO no longer…………..

This vintage kitchen cloth is so-o-o-o close to a finish and I’m really liking it!!!! (Story continued from this post)    Just 2 more sides to finish the border….   The last 2 photos are what I decided on for the outer … 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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Hush hush projects in progress here………

How ‘bout where you are????? A tad difficult to share just in case there lurks……a recipient!!! hehehe………….. But, here’s a sneaky peek at a couple of my secrets……………      And……..     That’s it for today! Onward to the machine……….

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A little kitchen vintage….moving right along……..

On this lovely 50s tablecloth from this demo/blog post and having sew much relaxing fun with the fmq. There’s no marking/stencils, just do whatever I feel like playing with….pebbles, outlining, “feather galaxy”, paisleys, “banana bunches”/”headbands”, etc.      This piece is … Continue reading

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Stitching, stitching, stitching………………

,Returning from the East Coast just in time to prep for some demo time in Spring Grove (MN) for an event called “Festival of Quilts”. Seven years ago this event was a combo quilt show and sale. Now, it’s evolved … 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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