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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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autumn paisley ~ a stenciled, quilted runner ~ giveaway

hello everyone ~ i’ve been happily ensconced, practicing a basic feather, warming up for more!  the piece below is a large, runner-sized piece of hand dyed gradient from vicki welsh.  it’s called “navajo” and i love this color way .. perfect for our autumn holiday, and i thin this piece is a great beginning to setting a dining table for thanksgiving, and beyond! …

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autumn splendor ~ a hand painted quilt

good day ~ leaves… leaves… leaves!  always a fun, artistic motif to play with, especially this time of year.  and i have a gorgeous view in my imagination!this is how it plays out: first, i hand-painted the leaves with silks acrylic glaze paints. and i added free motion quilting in two motifs, tiny stippling and miniature feathers.  a bit of bobbin …

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blue bayou beginnings ~ choosing colors {and a winner}

hi there everyone ~speaking of blues… {!} for most of the past week i’ve been coping with the flu + cold bug! wowzers, what a rough week. despite our montana wintery weather {to be expected} and chilly 15-20 degrees with a fresh couple inches of new snow… our spring will get here on it’s own time, and in it’s very. own. …

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the stenciled, feathered, {brown eyed queen?} finished ~

hi there ~ i don’t know why, but i just couldn’t make a decision on binding for this piece.  i guess because it was difficult to choose a color, and fabric style for this binding, but i finally said, “just do it!  and so i chose a multi-colored binding, one of the first fabrics i grabbed. this little quilt sample has risen up …

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ponderosa pine ~ quilted

hi there ~  it’s more feathers! this time a new hand-dyed fabric in my studio, dyed by vicki welsh ~ she calls it the “woodlands” gradient.  and i called it ‘mine!’ {at least for the time being!} lol  i used this quilting opportunity try a different type of meandering feather, quilting continuous ‘branches’ and hopefully… achieving a kind of ‘flowing out’ …

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Midnight Autumn ~ Winner

hello and a super snowy autumn day it is here in montana ~ so i’m calling this runner “autumn’s midnight” which reminds me of those shorter days and nights of autumn into winter…   i chose the following threads, as seen below, to begin the quilting on this piece of hand dyed fabric by vicki. and i began with my newest thread-fave, …

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dye dye miss american pie ~

greetings on a monday ~ well.  there’s nothing new under the sun ~ including those catchy tunes that play in my head! ya know ~ i love to play with color, for sure. and since i was cleaning and tidying the studio {well not a serious clean, just a ‘what have we here?’ kind of clean… and found we had saved …

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new thread ~ magnifico!

hi ~  and magnifico friday to you all! i just ordered this new thread from superior thread company.  it is just gorgeous! and i love quilting with it!!!this is what superiorthreads.com says about it:“After many years in development, we now have a polyester thread that has the high sheen of trilobal and the strength of filament polyester. It is a high …

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montana sunset ~

hi there  ~thank you for your sweet comments, and encouragement … i so appreciate it!!   so here’s another beauty… from vicki welsh.  you all know {by now?} how i feel about hand-dyed fabrics and the people who make them!  they are incredible talents.  what they do… the labor they provide, all to produce these incredibly colored fabrics, with care.  i know …

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harvest feathers ~

good morning!!happy friday, and wonderful holiday weekend to you all! my sewing machine is revving up and we’re good and warm!  vacation time… equals sewing time!   i put some petal to the metal on this gorgeous hand-dyed, finished this piece, diving head-first into my handy-dandy ‘hand-dyed’ stash!  isn’t this fabric ‘to dye for?’ {apologize for the overused cliche}  but it …

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feathering my nest ~

hi there oh luscious happy summer days!!! it’s been a little cool weather-wise so far ~ but i’m warmin’ up!  and i’m also warming up with a little quilting on my free motion feathers, too.  a little out of practice, and it’s time to get tuned up again… {oh how i have missed you ~ feathers} i do adore the look of …

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super summer sunday with vicki welsh giveaway winners ~

hello all and happy summer sunday ~ winners!  we’ve got winners!  well, it’s about time, huh!!!  long wait, i know.   i so appreciate all the comments, and your coming alongside in seeing my projects made with vicki welsh’s hand-dyed fabrics!  she’s such a talent!  don’t you agree?  and… guess what i found in my stash?  a yard of some fabric …