Quilting for pleasure

Quilting for pleasure
Find Joy in the Journey

Thursday, February 26, 2015

One Of Twenty

Stayed up last night to finish the trial block for new quilt order.  One day I will learn how to adjust my camera so it takes brighter pictures.  In the meantime, here is a sneak peak at what I am working on.  I really love the pink, green, black, and bone colors together.  Only 19 more blocks to go!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sewing & Trimming

Started on a quilt order.  Making half square triangles for the blocks.  Each block has 12 of these puppies in it.  So, I thought I had better make one of the blocks to see if this is really the pattern I need to use.  I believe it is as I just can't seem to get away from it.  We all know how I love making points (NOT)!  But I feel this is the right way to go with this order.
The pink is a little brighter than what the photo shows.  Will post the sample block when I get it done.  There will be 20 blocks in the quilt when it's finished.
Sewing, trimming, sewing, trimming.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Aldens Deluxe 146B Sewing Machine!

Every once in a while Tom & I go to see what's new at the thrift store.  Well, today there was an Aldens Deluxe 146B sewing machine.  No case, no table, but did have the wiring harness & foot pedal, instruction book, bobbin case, and the straight stitch foot.  The manager of Deseret Industries marked it down to $25 so I bought it.  Took it home - cleaned it up - oiled it up - adjusted tensions - it works like a dream.  I had one sewing machine case left in my stock & it had a new wiring harness & pedal in it.  In went the machine & TA DA!  I will search for a zig zag foot.  I can imagine sewing many quilt blocks on this puppy.  Oh, and it is one of those HEAVY machines.  We used to lovingly call them "boat anchors" in our store.

Here she sits in her new case.

Not often do I find the instruction manuals with the used machines.

The new case that I had in stock.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Love Having a Paid Holiday!!

I love having a day off during the week to do whatever I want to do.  Took our paperwork to the accountant; had lunch with hubby; went to the thrift store; picked up stuff at the store; made cupcakes; stuffed shells for dinner; and a little quilt finished for a little guy who will be a year old soon.

Weather was lovely with just a bit of wind.  Enjoying these lovely days.  Back to work tomorrow.

Added borders to a panel.

Backed with bright soft flannel.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lookout Peak

Last night I finished the special order quilt.  I call the quilt "Lookout Peak" as that was the fabric line that the pillow panels came from.  The 9 square blocks were made with fabric from the "Ashford" line of fabric from RJR Fabrics which were designed by Jinny Beyer.  Also used charm pack from the "Rustling Leaves" line.
The quilt is approximately 76" x 76" and backed with soft plaid print flannel.  Machine quilted with an echo loop design.

Pillow panels were of wildlife deer/elk.  Machine quilting is an echo loop design of my own.

Love the look of this quilt.

Lookout Peak was the name of the pillow panel fabric so it became the name of the quilt.

Matching pillow case always make a nice gift bag (I do not like to wrap!)