the red, white n’ blue and a log cabin ~

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happy fourth of july!   more than just red, white and blue, pink, yellow, and green also make themselves known in this vintage-style quilt.  made from reproduction prints, designed and pieced into this log cabin quilt by my friend annette.  she gave it to me to quilt, at least a year ago.  {maybe two?!}  lol it was fun to quilt, even …

Blog Love and “Trust In Him” Mug Rug

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If you read my post yesterday, about using my favorite chalk pens – Sewline – today shows the result. I should have also posted the product description, so here it is:   “Specially formulated leads give a clear, fine line on fabrics. Lines are easily removed from most fabrics with the special Sewline Eraser or removed by dabbing with a damp …

A Wild Zenspiration Tulip

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 My first “Zenspirations-styled” free motion quilted piece is done.  “A Wild Tulip” was a bit of a wild ride! “A Wild Tulip” — 8″x17″ approximately. Challenging? Yes!  Fun?  Mostly!  Learning?  Most Definitely! I started out with 50 weight Masterpiece ELS cotton in my top and bobbin.  I would do that differently next time, and did change my threads, mid-way through …