Saturday, March 10, 2018

Project Quilting Challenge 9.5 - A Stitch In Time

Old Friend” is what I have named this challenge quilt.  It is approximately 13” square and was paper pieced with an intricate pattern from an online source.  I enjoyed the challenge of sewing extremely small pieces - less than 1/8” in some cases - and then putting those components together into a finished piece.  This Featherweight is the perfect choice for “A Stitch In Time” because it was one of the first machines made for the domestic market.  Notice the turn crank on the right side - there wasn’t electricity available for all  when this machine was invented so manual labor was necessary.  I love the crazy patch being sewn, although the crazy quilts that were so popular at the turn of the last century were usually handmade.  I used reproduction fabrics for the little quilt under the needle.  This quilt was made in Tucson, Arizona
There is a book called “The Sewing Machine” by Natalie Fergie in which the author writes about a sewing machine that was used by the women in a family for several generations.  It also talks about the strike at the Singer Factory in the UK around1911

Sunday, February 25, 2018

A Doll Like Me Quilt

The Mellow Yellow Challenge was put out there by Project Quilting this week and I thought I would make another 24” square doll quilt for A Doll Like Me.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

A Doll Like Me Quilt

I just recently found out about this worthy endeavor.  Amy in WI makes dolls for children with physical limitations or ongoing health issues.  With her dolls, she likes to give a quilt and the word is out in the quilt community to help get these little quilts made and sent to her.  Here’re mine.
This quilt is a simple top made from 2” squares.  The back has cowboys roping steers and could nearly be a two sided piece.  It is 24” square.

This quilt is from Ricky Tim’s Convergence pattern and was made several years ago but never finished.  I decided this would be a good time to finish it.  It is approx 24” square.
This quilt used superhero fabric scraps and was a lot of fun to make.  It measures 24” square.  
A Doll Like Me - See Facebook for more information about this effort.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Project Quilting Season 9 Challenge 1

Season 9 in Project Quilting started this past week - Hometown Proud - is the theme.  Since we live in Tucson, AZ where the majestic saguar cactus thrive and are unique to the area, I thought I would honor this stately giant.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Here's a cute little mini I made awhile back.  SMALL pieces!  The 4-patch bow ties are made with 1-1/2" squares and 1" snowball square in the one corner.  It's made from civil war fabrics and cream.  It is a mini kit from TEMECULA QUILT SHOP.  Fun to make!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Fruit of The Spirit  Swap-Kindness

I found flowers to use in this swap.  Often the language of flowers was used by the Victorians to convey meaning when words wouldn't do.  The non-flamboyant flax flower stood for kindness.

Faithfulness in the flesh is how I have always described our dachshund, Pretzel.  She left us two years ago and this quiltie was in remembrance of her.  Faithfulness is one of the fruits of the Spirit, and this is how I interpreted mine.