Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New patterns

Some new all-over patterns available to use on your quilts:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

a few recent finishes

This boy's sports quilt was done using the square spiral pattern.  Then I quilted in his name on a solid block.  

Here is a bright cheery quilt that was quilted with a new pattern called "Honeycomb".   I thought continuing on with the hexagon theme/feel of the quilt would be good, so I used this hexagon shaped quilting pattern.  Alot of the patterns I have are swirly or flowers, and these didn't seem to fit, so when I came across the Honeycomb pattern, I knew I'd found the right one.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Craigslist find...

Here's the newest machine to add to my collection.  Not that I really have a collection... maybe this is the start of one.  Yesterday I went to look at a treadle machine that was posted on Craigslist, and it came home with me.  I am looking forward to learning how to use it.  I've been getting it cleaned up & oiled.  The leather belt that goes from the foot treadle to the wheel on the machine is old & brittle, so it will have to be replaced before I can sew with it.  The hand wheel turns freely, and it looks like everything is in order & will hopefuly work after some more cleaning & lubing.
It's a Singer model 15-30 manufactured in 1916, judging by the serial number stamped on the machine.  This style decal is called "Tiffany" decals.  There is a bit of wear on the decals, but not bad.  I think with some TLC, it will really be a nice looking machine.  
It didn't come with a manual or accessories, so I'll be doing some Google searches & see what I can come up with .  
The funny part of this story is yesterday, the same day I bought this machine, we had a power outage.  I was really thinking this was an interesting coincidence, since that is why I wanted to get one- the novelty of being able to sew even when the power was out.  We are having an ice- storm yesterday & today, but thankfully the power is back on for now.