Sunday, July 2, 2017

Vintage Quilt Top

I was in Colorado the first part of June and found this great utility quilt top at a thrift store.  I like shirtings and I love utility quilts. So I purchased it and this weekend I basted it and machine quilted it with a simple cross hatch then bound it in a reproduction fabric.  I am very pleased with how it turned it.




Thursday, June 29, 2017

String Quilt

Here are some quick pics of a string quilt I recently finished from group blocks for HeartStrings, it measures roughly 48 x 62 inches.  Was quite fun and was quilted in a fun square type meander.




Monday, June 26, 2017

New Treadle Sewing Machine

I just recently purchased this treadle sewing machine at an auction for a little bit of nothing. I am hoping to be able to find a correct shuttle bobbin and slide plate as well as a bobbin for this machine. I am posting pictures here so my friends on a vintage sewing machine sight can help me out.




Friday, June 23, 2017

It has been quite a while....

But since I have moved, and my health has improved greatly, I have been working on some charity quilts for a couple groups that I belong too. Sunshine Quilts and Heartstrings Quilt Project.  It certainly feels good to start getting back to doing the things that I love to do.

Here are a few photographs of the quilts. Sorry about the lighting, my lawn is very shady which is wonderful in the summer, but not so much for photographs.





Friday, August 14, 2015

Fair Time

I made this quilt from my grandmother's dresses, blouses, and aprons as a memorial quilt.  I only used fabrics that I remembered her wearing, thus when sad or feeling depressed, I can wrap myself in this quilt and get a hug from my gradmother.  I then hand quilted it, and shed many tears.  It took me almost 10 years to complete. This year I finished it, and decided to  enter it in the county fair where it won a ribbon.





Saturday, May 30, 2015

Orange Selvage Strings

I assembled these groups blocks this evening, and added the borders.  I think its cheerful!


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Easy Pinwheels

Since I make a lot of charity quilts, and tend to use fabric that has been donated.  I really like this method of making pinwheels, especially when you have a single square of fabric.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Not to much has happened this week.  Just wild weather here in the plains, lots of rain, tornadoes around us.  Been slowly working on cutting out quilts, knitting socks, and trying to keep laundry caught up.

I am not much of a applique quilt maker, but I have been getting a itch to make a simple applique quilt.  I will see if I still feel like it once I get fabric picked out for it.

Its from the book Scrap Quilts from the Depression.  And I think Lori is working on the cover quilt.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Design Wall Monday

I am working on making four patches from shirting prints.  Just fun mindless sewing, I can just push it through the needle and think about other things, but still being productive.



Saturday, May 2, 2015

A Break from Yarn

I got a little bored with all the afghans I had crocheted this past month.  So I decided to make a couple smaller things.  I made this Lily of the Valley Doily from one of my vintage pattern books.  Both of the ones shown below have a date of 1938.