The Hope Quilt for Rowan

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The quilting is finished.  I laid the quilt out on the studio floor and pinned it to the pieced minkee backing fabric.  It does not have batting in it, which means it won’t be really heavy or bulky, but will remain pliable, soft and cuddly.  In my opinion, using a walking foot and a ballpoint needle is the best way …

“THE FUZZ!”

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Time to call in the police… “The Fuzz!”   Today’s post is about a specific thread made by the thread company, YLI.  Let me say that I like, use and appreciate YLI’s products.  This particular thread is made specifically for machine quilting, as you can see from the label in the picture below.  It’s a 40 wt; 3 ply, which means …

Summer SHIMMER – completed!

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This is what I began with.  My first piece of shibori-styled, hand-dyed fabric, made in the glorious summer-hot days!  These are the threads I chose to create Summer Shimmer:  YLI threads in three styles: Candlelight, Pearl Crown Rayon, and Designer 6, all wonderful textures of thick threads from YLI.  I also used GLITTER and Rainbows tri-lobal polyester from Superior Threads. …

Psalm 91:11 for JAMIE

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Jamie’s Angel… flashy and funky, stylin’ and cheerful…bright and red-haired, creative and musical… that’s our JAMIE!  This quilt was inspired by, and is dedicated to my friend and Christian sister, Jamie B.  I had so much fun playing ‘dress-up’ with this doll of an ANGEL.  Love her red hair! Everything else I chose revolved around the red head!  I had …