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December 17, 2018
An Interview with: Tracy Lee of Sew Thankful from Terificreations's Weblog

At Fall Market while looking for another quilter I met Tracy Lee, owner of Sew Thankful. We had a bit of a mutual admiration society with each other. We’ve both been following each other for a long time. And quilters she’s someone I’d always wanted to meet. How I came to know Tracy’s business, Sew… Continue reading An Interview with: Tracy Lee of Sew Thankful

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December 10, 2018
Infatuated with Mosaic Quilts from Mulberry Patch Quilts

Over and over again, I’m drawn to quilts that incorporate tiny bits of fabric into mosaic patterns. They create such interesting designs, I can’t get enough.

Recently I was thrilled with an episode of Quilting Arts TV that featured a mosaic quilt technique used by Heidi Proffetty. I was so blown away by her talent, that I wanted to share some of her amazing work with you.

Her quilt “Daddy Hold My Hand” (below) is a great example of her mosaic fabric technique.

“Daddy Hold My Hand” by Heidi Proffetty

I found this wonderful article from Superior Threads ...

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October 24, 2018
Diamond Mini from Quilting & Learning

I love trying out new patterns, especially when they come from a fellow blogger. I often don't have the time to try them out, but this weekend I wanted to make a special little something for my sister-in-law who was visiting from Vancouver.

Diamond Mini 

When she was here last Thanksgiving, she mentioned that she loved the colour combination of bright green and pink. I had promptly picked up some Kona fat quarters but never did get around to making anything. So finally, a year later, here it is.

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October 10, 2018
Throwback Thursday for October from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to Throwback Thursday. I'm hosting this month's link-up for Sandra of mmm! Quilts.

I hope that you've got some great projects to share this month. It's so fun to see older projects that were created before you started your blog.

Beatles Wall Hanging

I made this wall hanging for my daughter many moons ago - I'm afraid that I really don't know when. I know that it was before I started free motion quilting, so before I got my jag (that's my sewing machine - the only jag I'm likely to own!).

Beatles ...

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September 19, 2018
Not all Sewing is Glamorous from Becca's Crazy Projects

I know many a maker that will deny they mend or hem pants. I won't say that. What I will say is that I only mend for two people. The two people who live in my house. If you don't live here, don't even ask.

I'm sharing this project more to give you a quick review of the Juki TL-2010Q which I used for this project. Anyone that has tried to hem jeans on a cheap, plastic, domestic machine can tell you it is no simple task.

I only needed to shorten my jeans by about ...

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August 17, 2018
A Most Memorable Date from Terificreations's Weblog

Beauty Beyond Bones is one of my fave non-quilt related blogs. Caralyn speaks honestly about anorexia, recovery from anorexia, and more. In the linked blog post she’s speaking of a trip to Spain to travel the Camino de Santiago. Her description of the whole-head, clear eyed fish served for lunch in their hotel. This reminded… Continue reading A Most Memorable Date

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August 2, 2018
Quilting This Week from Terificreations's Weblog

A Name and a Purpose is taking shape and form.  Meet “Lenny” in process. The overall look will change over time as the overall idea takes shape. Thread spools sit next to the machine excitedly waving for attention at each thread change. Sometimes they get picked, sometimes I head to the drawer for another color. They’ll… Continue reading Quilting This Week

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July 25, 2018
The Random Update from Becca's Crazy Projects

It seems I haven't managed to finish much in the last few weeks, so this post is just a mash up of a bunch of stuff I have been working on.

I received my order of goodies from Strapworks.com. I made a small error when placing my order, so now I have 1/2" strapping and 3/4" hardware. It won't slow me down one bit, but it did teach me something about checking the cart twice before checking out.
My Rise of Tribes (Amazon affiliate link) game from Breaking Games came in. It is a fun ...

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July 18, 2018
All the Thread from Becca's Crazy Projects

A couple weeks ago I told you about my thread problem. I've been working on getting my upgraded thread rack built and installed in my thread closet (yes, I need a closet to hold it all, I'm not even sure all of it is in there).

Here is a look at what my thread storage looked like before I started.
This woodworking project took two people and more hours than I cared to count. We cut a bucket-full of pegs. Mostly because my planning was more than a little off. Not that that work will be wasted.
We ...

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June 29, 2018
Thread Problem from Becca's Crazy Projects

If you follow me on Instagram or read my blog regularly you know I have a subscription to Superior Threads thread of the month club. I belong to the So Fine #50 club and I love getting thread every month. This also means I have a thread problem. Or, maybe just a thread storage problem.

I have several June Tailor Cone Thread Racks that I have picked up over the years. I even used one to have a local carpenter make me a rack to fit this space. Sadly, he thought he was doing me a favor by placing the ...

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June 16, 2018
Modern Quilt Challenge - Taffy CandyThis was a super fun project... from Living Water Quilter



Modern Quilt Challenge - Taffy Candy

This was a super fun project from beginning to end. I designed Taffy Candy for the June Island Batik Ambassador challenge. The fun pink, red and black fabrics were generously provided by Island Batik.

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The bold reds against the black fabric is striking. The black fabric is called Snowflake and the color name is called Gun Metal. It’s part of the Winter collection Alpine Ice.

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Using Hobbs Heirloom Black batting makes a difference. I also used black thread for piecing.

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Straight line quilting is perfect for a clean modern look. First, the quilt  sandwich ...

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April 13, 2018
Something shifted from Terificreations's Weblog

In such an amazing way: It all started with getting a Herculean task done. And then: A New Moon Rises It’s really difficult when Creativity ebbs, especially when it ebbs because of every day life. It’s glorious when it returns. Rejoice with me quilters. I have ideas swirling in my head for the Quilted Block… Continue reading Something shifted

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January 26, 2018
Can you believe this nonsense? from Terificreations's Weblog

On a bright, lovely afternoon the stitching started badly. BADLY For some reason a birds nest built up on the back of a quilt as I stitched. Wow. Evicted that bit of nonsense forthwith, started stitching again. Not five minutes later I stitched a big pleat right into the front. Well. That little quilt is… Continue reading Can you believe this nonsense?

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January 15, 2018
Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition from Terificreations's Weblog

This Saturday January 20th is Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY. This will be a fun class, and not at all scary as we’ll be making an Impractical Color Wheel using our own thread, and you’ll be able to purchase new thread from the shop,… Continue reading Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition

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January 3, 2018
And then I said, My Brain is a Strange and Unusual Place from Terificreations's Weblog

Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain is all about well, stitching the scary stuff in your brain. Okay, this isn’t so much scary for me as it is fun, and challenging. Sometimes it’s the challenge of figuring out what goes wheres. Sometimes it’s the challenge of staying focused while stitching a lot… Continue reading And then I said, My Brain is a Strange and Unusual Place

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January 2, 2018
Happy New Year! from Terificreations's Weblog

Why yes! It is the New Year. My Franklin Planner has some ink including the Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling. I’m currently working on color wheel number two: red/orange orange/yellow green next up blue, and that will have some green because I found a spool… Continue reading Happy New Year!

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December 22, 2017
Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain from Terificreations's Weblog

So here’s a bit o’progress on one sample for the aforementioned class (title). Opening the drawers of the thread chest and grabbing as many different reds as I could find to begin stitching. The cool this is after collecting thread for a few years I have a multitude of reds to choose from. Then again … Continue reading Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain

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December 2, 2017
Spice up your binding from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

  There are so many great fabrics and techniques out there that can be used to make interesting bindings. I wanted to reflect the splashes of colour in my almost monochrome quilt so I cut an assortment of fabrics and made a piece of binding fabric approximately, 20″ x 42″. To decorate the fabric, I...

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November 23, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving! from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

Just a quick note to wish everyone a Happy Holiday! I did a little painting and more quilting on the Hawaiian piece. It’s almost done.

And the other day, this tree closer to home caught my eye!

I used my heavy hand dyed cotton ArtFabrik thread to create the tall grasses. And of course, my signature is hiding in there somewhere…

Be well and eat a lot of whatever is yummy!

 

Don’t be shy! Come and join my:

My New Facebook ...

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November 15, 2017
What is Thread Sketching? from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

What is thread sketching? I think it is intense free motion quilting for a desired effect. Thread painting on the other hand completely covers the underlying fabric. I generally don’t like to do that, since my fabrics are part of the design.

While I was in Kauai, I feel in love with these trees, and knew I had to make a piece about them. And what better background than the brilliant blue Pacific ocean?

When I got home and studied the picture ...

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