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A Pop of Pink ~ Hand Dyed Tablerunner

Hi there! This sweet table runner… It’s really quite the combo of yummy, and  summery bold color.  Yay!  I even dyed the velvet fabric for the flower centers myself.  The rest of the hand dyed fabrics came from one of my favorite artists, Miss Vicki Welsh, as I have spoken of so often in my works.  Although I have been …

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it’s a big love bouquet collage ~

hello ~ introducing  “big love bouquet” i had only a couple  guidelines in mind when creating this  brand new design: ~ use graphic fabrics from my stash ~ incorporate multiple large fused flower shapes ~ add words  and… have fun… don’t forget to smile working it all out… keep it simple… remember… how sweet it is ~ life is good! and …

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true spirit of Christmas ~ wallhanging

merry morning to you all ~i thank you for your sweet comments, your gift of time spent here on the blog with me.  and so, it lifts my heart up, as i lift it up to the Lord, in thanks and blessing for the gift of Christmas.  a gift that transcends fear, grief, and the untold, and told ~ tragedies of …

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red sunset gradient ~ finished

happy thursday everyone!as promised from my earlier post {see here} here’s the finished piece from vicki’s red sunset gradient, and i decided to use three different thread colors, from the “twist” line of 40 wt polyesters from superior threads, leading out of the gate is the “light/medium blue” twist. and the green twist: and the fun feather practice in sweet …

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a sweet finish to my poppy art quilt ~

hi there ~if you read yesterday’s post…  you’ll also know this is a class i’m looking forward to teaching in november 8m 10-4 pm at timeless quilts and friends sewing center in missoula, montana.  so here we go with the rest of the “poppy” story, and how i finished it with a bit of thread play, free motion wordplay, and a …

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baby boy blanket ~ free motion couching

hey folks, it’s pretty simple.  {if you have a bernina and a foot like this one}, that is.it’s just a flannel blanket, which was one piece of flannel, and another piece of minkee fabric, sewn right sides together, then turned right side out.  it wasn’t made by me, but a special request from a friend of mine, asking me to add …

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autumn daydreams ~ version one…

hello and good morning ~ autumn ~ truly a golden time isn’t it?   a season chock-full of delights, highlights ~ and perhaps even ~ insights.  it changes every day.  and it’s definitely full of inspiration and blessings for me.  it also heightens my tactile sense, as i love to touch leaves, study the colors, the decay, the lines, shape and forms. …

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autumn in suede ~

autumn.  autumn. autumn! imitated in sueded fabric and free motion couching.   a symphony of color, texture, and pattern.  much like fall herself… {but not quite as good}  a little bit country ~ {and not much rock n roll!} have a wonderful autumn day!soli deo gloria ~blessingsleslie Leslie says:

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summertime bliss with vicki welsh ~ giveaway!

hi there everyone ~ have you ever had the pleasure of touching, creating, and quilting with hand-dyed fabrics?  i have ~ and it’s pure bliss! it was an easy “yes!” when vicki welsh asked if was interested in playing with her fabrics!  they are simply one of the must-haves in my fabric stash ~ no matter whether you want to do piecing, …

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“…Miiinnnkeeee!!!”

Hello! Today I’m showing the results of a quick couching treatment I did for a friend on some cute baby blankets.  This is free motion quilting with the Bernina #43 free motion couching foot. {click on the link for more information and another post/tutorial on that foot} My friend Lisa sewed up a couple of crib-sized, cuddly blankets, for two little brothers, the …

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Flowers Reunited ~

Here we go!  I’m on a roll… here is leftover finish #1!  These four blocks have been orphaned for many, many years!  The result of a “I messed this up” and “now what” kind of project!  {ever had that happen?} Well… I still… LOVE these blocks!  But because I used the wrong fusible web… and there were so many layers …

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A Posy in Spring

It was a stormy spring, that spring of 2010.  And that rainy season became my personal inspiration for many things that year.   To begin, I wanted to make a  drawing that would be suitable to turn into a pattern and become ‘the big picture’ so to speak! To see if it would ‘bloom’ … into a quilt. That spring I …

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St. Valentine n’ Velvet !

Do you know the history of St. Valentine’s Day?  Have you ever listened to “Adventures in Odyssey?”  My husband and I listen to these stories on many of our road trips!  Although the target audience is young children, we have not only been genuinely entertained, but have learned so much from these charming, well-produced, and very creative audio CD’s.  The …

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Design Layers with Text

My good friend Elle asked this question about yesterday’s post regarding some paper fabric I had made into bookmarks.  Elle commented:  “But I don’t know how you get your lettering on. The 4th and 5th photos in particular show writing on top of the background. Do you scan/print, screen print or stamp? This inquiring mind needs to know!” Here’s my …