Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Treadling on Tuesday

These are my latest scrappy coin blocks treadled on my Singer. I am using up a ton of random scraps in this project...sure hope I don't run out! LOL Do you see the cat, the teddy bear, the spider, the school house, the pencils, ....it's a "eye spy" quilt!
Maybe I should put the coin blocks horizontally in the quilt? 
Here I am working on more blocks. You can see that the back strip is covered with scraps, the block under the needle is about half filled, and I'm just starting a 3rd block. I usually strip piece two or three blocks at a time. Have I mentioned lately how much I love my Treadle sewing machine?!?

13 comments:

  1. I think it's so cool you love your treadle machine! You get a bit of exercise while you sew too! Awesome!! And I love your strip quilt!

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  2. Love to see how you progress on three strips at a time!

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  3. I have been working my string blocks. I am losing steam though. I have about 16 muslin blocks left and when they are gone I will put what is left of my strings away so they can reproduce again. LOL. these look great. what are you using for your foundations?

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  4. So jealous! I would love a treadle, so I could burn some calories while sewing AND still sew during the many power outages we experience. I could put it by a sunny window! : )

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  5. I've been trying to treadle, I'm thinking that I have 2 left feet! My husband sits down and has no problems!

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  6. Don't worry, if you run out of scraps I can give you a hand! :)
    It is amazing, looking at your work, I own so any of the same fabrics. You honestly could work from my scrab tubs and never see a difference.
    I have been making log cabins and pineapples out of these tubs. Working almost constantly for a week and I promise I haven't made a dent in the scraps. I told myself I would continue until I could see a reduction or a king size quilt which ever came first!

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  7. What a great quilt! Love this one.:)

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  8. Great quilt coming along here , I am really impressed that you are using the treadle for the piecing , I remember watching my grandmother using a treadle .

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  9. This quilt will be always have great memories when you remember how it was made. Sometimes it is all about the process.

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  10. I think it's so cool that you using your treadle-mine is just for 'decoration' :)

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  11. Love this quilt. Are you sewing your strips on paper or fabric??? Good idea. I was wondering how to keep the columns straight. Problem solved.

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  12. yep, i managed to find each of those things including that teensy spider~!
    also seen hearts, stars, flowers and part of a clock.

    you are making great progress on your coin blocks.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  13. Never fear! If you get close to running out of scraps, I will gladly supply you with some of mine. Have fun treadling.

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