Quilting for pleasure

Quilting for pleasure
Find Joy in the Journey

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Great Day!

Busy day today.  Started off cleaning house, then headed to town to pick up some things.  We passed by a yard sale on the way to visit my son & hubby said "I think there's a sewing machine back there".  Well, drove around the block & sure enough there sat an old Singer in bad shape.  Now, I have a rule on buying used sewing machines - 1.  It must be in good enough shape that I can get it sewing in a short period of time, and 2. It must have most of the parts intact.  That keeps me from buying anything that may sit around in useless condition for any period of time.  However, in a cardboard box sitting on the lawn by one of the tables there sat a New Home model 110.  No instruction manual, only a couple of presser feet, but when I took the race & hook out to check the wear it seemed as if the machine had not been used very much or very hard.  The price was only $20.  You bet I grabbed that little puppy up!  I brought it home in it's poor little cardboard box, took it apart, made some adjustments, put it back together, cleaned it up & it sews like a dream!  This particular model of New Home was made by the Janome Co. in the mid 1970's (I believe).  Decided I needed to sew a couple of pillow cases, but didn't use the New Home, as I wanted the WD40 to be completly gone before sewing a project.  Made one of the pillowcases for a friends granddaughter (with a peace sign) and the other pillowcase is to go with the Peace Sign quilt for Bailee.  It's been a really good day.  I hope you all have a great evening.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Bailee's Choice

The order came in the form of an email - 10 year old girl wants a new quilt for Christmas.  Must be hot pink & black with peace signs, and some white would be OK too.  Well, you know me, I had to see what I could come up with.  I found a free pattern from WalMart, purchased my fabric from Connecting Threads online, rolled up my sleeves & went to work.  I had to add the floral fabric because you can't have peace signs without flower power!  Took about 3 1/2 weeks from start to finish (in between work, yard, etc.).  Finished machine quilting it yesterday & the label went on last night.  The name of the quilt is "Bailee's Choice".  I hope I came close to what she wants.  It was too dark this morning to photograph the quilt, so I asked Lee Bennet of Sevier Office Supply in Richfield if I could photograph the quilt in their store.  I loved the backdrop of books & stuff.  A BIG THANK YOU TO SEVIER OFFICE SUPPLY!

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Just put the Peace quilt on the machine quilting frame.  Can't wait to get going.  Pictures will be posted when it is finished.