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 …

Making Fabric Paper

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Thank you to Beth who left a comment yesterday asking for more details… I hope this post will help you out… but I welcome any questions you have!  First things FIRST.  Lay down a plastic covering on the work service; laying out your muslin and items you want to use in the collage.The muslin can be any shape; small, squarish…or …

FLOWERS from Mac

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Ah… the sweet memories of summer in the middle of January!!!  Awesome! God is good… really GOOD!It really doesn’t get any better than this when it comes to spending a little vacation time on a hot summer day with the girls by the lake… sitting… chatting… fusing and cutting!  A darling boy “Mac” helped me cut these flowers out… and …

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 …

YO YO’S, Pom Poms and No Bon Bons!

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I hate to admit… how late I am “coming to the table” of making  these charming little yo yo darlings!  For some reason over the years… they just didn’t appeal to me… but two weeks ago, I WON a grab bag of scraps from Art Gallery Fabrics… and what a BEAUTIFUL hand they have; so very satiny-like and quite luxurious!  …

“JOY” Art Quilt

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During the Christmas season we celebrate the grand night God came down to earth as baby. And perhaps to the rest of the universe the event looked merely like an astounding humiliation… God, the Creator of all, became man, taking the form of a human body; a somewhat ordinary and perhaps unimpressive thing to some of us. He endured life …