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bobcat prowl ~ my new collage pattern!

good morning folks ~here he is.  several students and customers have asked about “when i was going to do a bobcat?” well, here it is:   my montana bobcat collage, titled “bobcat prowl.”  he’s right at home, and on the hunt in  “the bob” ~ that’s the montana nickname for the Bob Marshall Wilderness area in the rocky mountains.  as …

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vicki welsh’s prismastic spring gradient ~

good monday morning friends ~as i’m looking outside, i’m thinking, “we interrupt the regular scheduled broadcast for this breaking news story.”that would be, let’s interrupt winter {in montana} for a breath of spring air!  now, lest i appear ungrateful, we’ve had nothing of the weather in the midwest, to the east coast {thank goodness}.  and we’ve had pretty balmy february …

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glacier park forest shadows ~

happy friday!i’m humbled, and honored {and totally thrilled} to be featured on the superior blog today!  … perhaps you will take a few minutes to stop by and read my thoughts and inspiration behind “northern night lights,” a thread painted art quilt which was created just for superior. {posted here on the blog} back in the studio ~ once again, {and always!} …

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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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my log cabin roses ~ finished

hi everyone ~hope you had a great weekend.  we had lots of stormy skies, lots of rain, but beautiful sunshine in between!and in a sunshine moment, it was fun to take this log cabin rose quilt out onto the patio for a photo shoot!this is a smaller, modified version from the original pattern, and makes a lovely tablescape all on …

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cabin roses ~ bobbin play

hi! you know that first glimpse of thread on a quilt?  it’s rather full of suspense, and what-ifs, isn’t it?  in this case, it’s especially fun, because the quilting is done from the back side of the quilt, so i have to wait until i ‘m done before I can turn it over to see if it looks as good …

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a fun little coiled basket ~ {or two!}

hi there!so… i’ve been wanting to do this little project for quite a while now… and of course, there’s a plethora of tutorials on the web, too.  i checked out a couple.  the most recent is from a favorite blogger of mine, alisa burke, and you can find it by clicking here.  bernina also has their own take on a …

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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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christmas feathers ~

merry christmas ~ we’re so thankful for tidings of comfort and joy.  thank you for yours, too. God bless your Christmas and all your days to come. in His Amazing Love and Peace, xo leslie Leslie says:

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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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carmen ~ {and winners} ~

hello ~ thank you everyone, for answering the question i posed to you about your favorite threads, colors, and styles, in the last superior threads giveaway post!  i enjoyed reading your responses and it’s fun to look at those eye-popping colors isn’t it? and i’m with ya … i want them all… but more than that, i really just love …

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let’s do the twist ~

helloooo  to everyone out there…here’s a bit more fall inspiration from a photo i took: and… i’m trying a new thread for me ~ this is “twist” by superior threads.  here’s some great info they’ve put out about this thread:“It’s a high tenacity (strength), high sheen trilobal filament polyester.  The strength allows for ease of stitching and the high-sheen reflects true, gorgeous …

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decorative thread applique ~ and a giveaway

hello!since recently becoming enamored to magnifico thread, i’ve been itchin’ to stitch! that is, to see how it looks with decorative stitching techniques ~ and it’s also a good reason for me to play with some of the thousand+ decorative stitches on my bernina 830 machine!  i love this thread so much, but sadly, i cannot purchase it locally.  but there’s no reason for a sad face!  tada!  thread …

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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. …