SUNSHINE n’ SATIN

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I love to quilt with unusual fabrics – make that more ‘unexpected’ than anything.  In the last few years, these beautifully smooth and satiny cotton sateens have come into the quilt shops, and I LOVE Them!  This beautiful fabric really just showcases quilting, as well as looking like silk ~ dreamy beautiful! I wish you could feel the hand of …

Dancing With Bright Eyes

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The latest.  A paintstik background, rubbed with numerous rubbing plates, and lots of different colors overlapping each other on some hand dyed fabric you’re not sure what do with! Let the paint dry, and heat set it with an iron. Add a curved border. Add a little bit of couching.  Use several yarns!  Why not? Use a pretty batik backing …

BOOKMARKS and Bernina Foot 2A

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These are pieces of leftover embellished fabric from a quilted scarf.  After trimming the edges of the scarf, these pieces were made into bookmarks.   There are many possibilities of finishing the edges… metallic paint, yarns twisted to make a rope or a satin stitch zig zag. A very useful skill is to employ the zig zag satin stitch with the …

Bernina Foot #39; a couching technique

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This is a (Bernina) must-have foot for lots of reasons! Most machines will have something similar… Tomorrow, I plan to showcase a project that shows this technique on an entire easy table runner project, utilizing some left-over scraps of silk I was given.  (There’s a teaser photo at the end)… YOU too, can creatively apply this easy-to-use and very simple …

REJOICE for RACHEL

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“REJOICE for RACHEL!” This is the first quilt in a series I am planning… dedicating an art quilt to each of several Sisters and Friends. REJOICE!  That’s what I feel everytime I see this lovely young lady, RACHEL. I rejoice! So this art quilt is dedicated to her!  (And it is her birthday gift too!)  This young lady was part …

Wool Flower Beaded JEAN Jacket

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Flower detail of the back of the jacket My most favorite Jean Jacket! I LOVE to embellish clothing!  And I’ve found some products I really enJOY using.  Art Glitter, namely.  What a great product.  Durable, pretty and easy to use.  This jacket has been washed LOTS as I’ve enjoyed wearing it LOTS! This is the front of the jacket, where …

Embellishment – “THE FLATHEAD” Art Quilt

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I was born and raised in Montana; my father’s family homesteaded on the northern border of Montana, near the Canadian border, in the Sweet Grass Hills. My mother’s family homesteaded in western Montana, on the Flathead River. For many summers, I would pack up my boys and we’d travel 240 miles to go to the Flathead Valley, and spend a week …