{lakeside} ~ patchwork bobbin play with decorative stitches ~

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hi friends ~here’s a little project i took to the lake and just a little ‘happy time’ sewing up decorative stitches.  i love these kind of projects.  for one thing, they aren’t so bulky, and so they’re easy to pack up.  i {only} brought eight spools of shiny, strong and gorgeous100% magnifico polyester thread to choose from… and then my …

kaffe fasset + feathers + bobbin play = #summerlove #gobold

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happy august days!and what a better color story to tell in the lovely summer days of bright colors, via kaffe fassett styled stripes and solids, with beautiful accents of bobbin play and quilted textures!i’m making the most of all of my pre-cut 2.5″ strips, and doing my best to get them finished up into something beautiful, practical, and absolutely useable …

a retro confetti parade ~ courtesy of ex libris fabric panel by alison glass

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well… hello! i’m back from a sweet~sweet time at flathead lake with girlfriends, and it was a wonderful week {and a few days too!} i have more about all of that coolness… later!  time for a little blog catchin’ up ~ here is a bit of fusible and experimenting with my accuquilt die cut, combined with  lots of thread, yarn, …

shalom ~ a peaceful girl collage

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hi there ~ this collage was inspired by a watercolor i had painted of my daughter-in-law, and then created into a collage.  i quilted the words, “piecing princess” into it as a special touch, as it will be also be a sample that will hang in the quilt shop, the sewing palace bernina, in helena, montana.i do really enjoy quilting …

a rosey black t-shirt with free motion embroidery ~

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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 …

True Blue Velvet & Snowflakes

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Ahhhhh… yes, hello my lovely, true blue winter friend.   Snowflakes… bobbin play… silver threads. Love this color combo.  What about you?  And velvet.  Isn’t there a song about velvet?  Ah… yes, I think there is.  Isn’t it called “Blue Velvet?” Sparkly goodness.  Shine on!  It’s fun to do embossing on silk velvet; it works the vest.  I’m thinking I’d like …

“LIVE with INTENTION” Paper Fabric Quilt

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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 …

Ghost Town Blooms

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Finished.   Left: Bryce Canyon and Right:  Ghost Town Blooms  Ghost Town Blooms.  What do you think of the title?  Desert Ghost Blooms?  I’m ready to hear what you’re thinking! And I hope you will tell me, and post your suggestions!  Because I will draw a name from all commenters throughout this series, since the posting of the Bryce Canyon piece, …

Desert Blooms

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Happy Saturday everyone!  Thank you for your get well/good wishes for my tooth issues; I really appreciate the kind thoughts.  Similar to the Bryce Canyon piece I created earlier; this piece is using the same batik fabric for the background.   I am thinking to continue with one more; like a triptych with the remaining fabric.  I’ve seen some really cool …

Back in The Saddle!

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Anyone remember Hee Haw?  How about that song those men would sing on the show: “Pain, despair, and agony on me…. deep dark depression… excessive misery.”  Well, I don’t know how you could forget those lyrics if you watched the show.  And that’s exactly how I felt this past week. Tooth pain.  Abscess, infection… jaw bone pain.   Ugh!  Thank goodness …

Grow

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Grow. In every single moment… there is significance. I started with a hand-stamped “g” and stitched around it, free motion with white thread.  Then turned it to the back, and did the bobbin play around the same path. The bobbin quilted flowers were placed randomly. And I then switched to a polyester tri-lobal, and went around them again, adding details, …

A Play In Progress…

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Play a little.   Laugh a little.   Do this every day.  Feathers.  Sparkle and Shine.   A hand dyed and painted piece of fabric. Lime Green.  Periwinkle.   Aqua. Inch by inch. Thread by thread. Stitch by Stitch.  Free motion couching.  You knew that was coming!  Solid polys for now.  I’m using from the Art Studio 40 wt polyester by Ricky Tims, from …