Monday, August 22, 2011

August Progress

It's been hot and dry.... not much yard work to be done, so I've been spending a lot of time with my sewing machines.  In fact, I"ve been obsessed with sewing machines all month.  I started out shopping for a Singer Featherweight and found a plethora of them on eBay in all types of conditions with, and without. cases and other accessories.  I found one that had my name on it with all kinds of attachments and a pretty good case (at least the latches still work) and won it at a reasonable price!  While shopping for that, I kept finding toy sewing machines and ended up purchasing a couple of those.  Then I started counting how many sewing machines I actually own:  my original Universal sewing machine from the 70's; my grandmother's International; a Peerless (1959 era), a small Singer I bought to carry to classes, a Janome MemoryCraft 6600, a Handi-Quilter Avante 18 Longarm, aka French; and a new Janome 2030 that I recently won at the Grand Opening of Kelly's Quilting the Featherweight and 2 toy machines:  total 10!  That should be enough to keep me satisfied for awhile. 

I finally got the quiling completed on the Quilter's Puzzle.  This was a pattern that Sister Tricia shared with me.  We each started working on hand-piecing during a Caribbean cruise in 2008.  Due to the many quilt tops I had accumulated when it was completed, it went on the back burner until now.  The back is pieced with 2 different purple fabrics.  Hand-pieced, machine-quilted and hand-binding:

This is a Block of the Month from 2009.  Hand-pieced, machine-quilted and hand-binding:

And finally, a quilt I made for my grandson.  His mother's grandmother gave me the panels from her fabric stash and I found the border/backing fabric on sale a few weeks later.  This will be in his Christmas package this year.

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More quilts to come.......................stay tuned!