A new sewing machine is joining my herd soon and I can’t wait! Her name is ‘Nita after her owner, my friend’s mom, Juanita and it’s a privilege to continue her sewing legacy. ‘Nita is a Singer 201-2 in an Art Deco cabinet. Bonnie Hunter has a cabinet like this that she found on Craig’s List so I’m in great company, right? 😉 The 201’s are awesome machines and I can’t wait to receive this wonderful gift!
I know Juanita sewed a great deal, mostly clothing, and while the cabinet looks plenty used, the machine, especially the decals, look to be in great shape!
Using the 24 blocks from the Quilted Fox First Saturday program (Aug 2013-July 2014), I made two quilt tops and I’ve quilted, bound, labeled and gifted the first one.
The ribbon is the fabric I used for the binding…..the recipient loves purple and I didn’t have any suitable purple batiks in my stash……but my magnificent thrifted shirt collection had a perfect alternative 😉
Orange you glad I found some orange shirts at my latest GW shopping trip? I sure am because I was thought I had enough broken dishes blocks, buuuut then I thought I could make my BD’s quilt bigger 😉 This month I made only one combo in orange for the RSC as I didn’t have any other orange shirtings. I do love this combo though 🙂
Linking up with So Scrappy, for the 2018 Rainbow Challenge.
One of our daughters got married last fall. She chose fall colors for her wedding and her favorite color is purple. A wedding quilt was in order but what to make, what to make. How about a quilt with more than 2,600 pieces? Yes, that sounds about right 😉 I picked Bonnie Hunter’s Scrap Crystals.
I keep sewing those half square triangles and squares and soon I had blocks and then sashing! My helper kept me on track (yeah, that’s what we’ll call it) and soon I was assembling the top.
The colors above aren’t true, well not for the center sashing strip. It’s a nice eggplant purple like the picture below of the border. I quilted it with variegated thread and I was quite pleased with the results.
I had another helper when it came to sewing down the binding……oh, and I found the perfect backing fabric. I know this because EVERYBODY comments on the wonderful backing fabric. Hey, all the work is on the front, pay attention, people!!
I was thrilled with the completed top and I think the bride and groom were as well.