‘wild flowers’ ~ hand painted ~ quilted ~ done!

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hey there, and happy shining day to you ~and a shining day it always is to finish a project… this one is not really a ‘ufo’ but definitely one i had hoped to have finished earlier this summer.  {didn’t happen!}  sometimes that’s how it goes, and i’m glad to call it finished.  looking at it now, i think it could have benefited from some …

taupe n feathered ~ and lots more on threadplay

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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. …

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 …

Pick-Up Stix Silk Glitz!

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Can you say that title three times in a row?  Reminds me of the game “Pick-Up-Sticks” we played as children.  LOL.  Well, I’ve been cleaning out my studio a bit… found these leftover silk patches from a quilt I free motioned a year or so ago called:  “Silk Road” for The Bernina Silver Thimble showcasing their silk fabrics.  That quilt …

LACE Flowers

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I call them “Lace Flowers” but perhaps someone has a better…more creative or original name?  I’d LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!!  (pretty please!?)  Hey… anyone out there???  Hmmm… well as I wait with  baited breath, let me tell you a bit about these little jewels of threadplay…. Quite simple to do… and make them as fun as you’d like with …