Quilting for pleasure

Quilting for pleasure
Find Joy in the Journey

Monday, June 29, 2015

Singer 457

This is my newest find.  A Singer Model 457 Stylist - built in 1970.  Co-worker found it online & sent me a message.  This sweet little gal was only $45.  She is in good shape and works like a charm.  These machines were one of the final made-to-last Singer machine productions.  Another great find to add to my little collection.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

For Elena

My niece asked me to make a name plaque for her littlest girl.  I had made one for her oldest daughter.  This time around I found these cute little wooden heart shapes that I could not resist.  Every other heart swings the opposite way.  A little paint, a little sparkle, and there you have it.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Faux Chennille Baby Quilt

Just finished a baby quilt.  I use 4 crib pre-printed panels (all face up) with flannel backing.  Sew rows about 1/2" apart.  Cut the top 3 panels with a slasher rotary cutter or electric scissors.  I added flannel borders with batting & there you have it - a faux chennille baby quilt.  Made for an associate who is going to have a baby girl in another couple of months.  This can be a very fun project.  Try to buy the panels on sale if you can.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Elk Ridge

Second quilt using the American Wildlife panel print.  Quilt turned out to be 79" x 87".  Combination of cotton & cuddle flannel.  Name of the quilt is "Elk Ridge".
Baby quilt to finish this month; wedding quilt to start & finish by the end of July.  I don't think I will have time to make a quilt for the Sevier County Fair this year.  I will try to make the quilt block for the contest.

Of course it turned cloudy outside today so very poor lighting for pictures.  Here they are anyway.