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fiesta tablerunner #2 with kaffe fasset and alison glass ~

well… here she is.  another version of the kaffe fasset stripes and shot cottons, paired with a new panel out in the market now, from alison glass.  it’s called “ex libris” and although i don’t have a photo of the panel, it’s contains four circles, all a type of collage, in a color wheel setting, and it can be purchased …

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a rosey black t-shirt with free motion embroidery ~

hi there, happy monday!well, as i noted in my last post, as i was lamenting the troubles with the bleeding paints… note there is an upside! and that is simply that silks acrylic glazes work beautifully on the black t-shirt.  why?  i don’t know!  i wish i did.  but ~ i washed it and it didn’t run, bleed, nor did it …

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taupe n feathered ~ and lots more on threadplay

good morning sweet peas ~ i hope you enjoy my shot of a new sweet pea shoot … they are so pretty!  first, a question asked of me in yesterday’s post was why i use polyester and cotton together, in top and bobbin thread. my simple answer:  because it makes sense; aesthetically, practically, and economically for the type of quilting i do. …

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Curvalicious Buttons ~

Yes! {And Amen!}  Finish #4:This quilted table runner may be my most favorite, {so far!} And all because of the buttons!  Well, maybe not  all… but certainly this button fringe charmed me. … or perhaps it would be the elegant ribbon trim… {it’s been hangin’ out in my stash for awhile now!} or the fresh, soft-white cotton thread {King Tut} …

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Christmas Rose ~

Here’s another finished project ~ a simple table runner ~ (for sale in my Etsy shop) from my leftover scraps of Christmas fabrics.  For the quilting, I kept it simple.  There’s basically an echoing, soft, rosey-type pattern, as it circles around the center of the rose-log cabin center. And of course, you’re probably tired of hearing me say it, but …

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Fishing In The Pile ~

When I was “cleaning” my studio a few weekends ago, I found this small, unfinished, wall hanging top.  It got tossed onto “The Pile” two Christmas seasons ago.  At that time, I was not crazy about it ~ that’s why it ended up in “The Pile” in the first place!I had painstakingly traced the letters onto a large square piece of freezer …

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She Laughs ~

Hope your Valentine was sweet on you this week… today… and forever more! Slowly… surely and (sometimes not!), I’ve been playing with quilting and embellishment ideas for this paper fabric piece, originally previewed here. So time to begin… with the beginning! Proverbs 31:25 was the inspirational verse, as I had tucked bits and pieces of it in the paper fabric …

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“LIVE with INTENTION” Paper Fabric Quilt

NOTE:  This is a repost from earlier this year, February.  I just thought I would share this… noting that I also recycle the paper towels I clean up with.   I bet you can pick it out in the picture below: Here’s number 3 in the ‘pastel series’ I’ve been playing with. I’m calling it “Live With Intention” as it is …

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A Paintstik and a Pin

Paintstik Rubbings with a rubber stamp.  I like to blend with three different colors, usually.  I quilted with King Tut 40 wt Egyptian, Extra-Long Staple Cotton (It even says so on the label) and a black polyester Isacord on the bottom.  Because I had just a little bit of white Bottom (Line 60 weight) left in my bobbin, (ok, I …

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The “BACKSIDE” of stitching!

This of the back-side of “GRACE” This is the back side of “SHIMMER.” When you KNOW the BASICS… you can achieve great results, which shows not just for the front of your quilt top, but the back as well.   Considering the resources we have available at our very fingertips these days, it’s much easier to figure out tension, thread weights …

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HOLD on to your DREAMS

“Hold on to your dreams, never let go, there’s a flame inside you burning with hope…”  I dearly love music and again, and of course the actual song lyrics inspire me, too!  This is some of my first ‘batch’ of hand-dyed fabric from last summer.   And…  I also used a piece of paper fabric that I wasn’t crazy about in …

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“A Healing Heart for Sara”

My friend Sara lost her dear Mom, Josephine quite recently.  I did not personally know her Mom, but I know she made many beautiful quilts and other items for her children and grandchildren, and was a talented lady all the way around… very much like Sara.  I had been planning on making a collage quilt for Ms. Sara as part …

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Let Your Little Light Shine

Perhaps you’ve heard this song by a group named Addison Road.   The song is “Let Your Little Light Shine.” It’s my newest, current favorite.   It’s also a song I love to sing, so I am enjoying it very much as I sew.    This is the “little” inspirational quilt I made because of that song. I went shopping at Michaels …

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Cosmo Wonder

— “Cosmo Wonder” Fabric Paper Collaged Quilt —   Latest in my attraction to fabric paper quilts, andinspired by one of my most favorite flowers to grow in the garden:   COSMOS! EnJOY! I really enjoy using a very thick thread; it’s like maybe 26 weight, made by YLI thread company, and designed by Laura Heine of Fiberworks Quilt Shop in Billings MT.  …

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LEAVES at DUSK

“LEAVES At DUSK” Oh gosh, I had hours and hours of delight designing this quilt, painting the leaves, fusing and adding trapunto to the leaves… and quilting metallic, swirly whirly lines of wind sweeping among the fall leaves floating through the air in my front window from my Antique Crab Apple Tree!  I designed this pattern, after using a stamp …