Monday, April 15, 2013

Design Wall Monday - Treadle Piecing

My latest treadled scrap blocks are on the design wall today. Have I mentioned lately how much I love my treadle sewing machine! It defies logic to explain how this is a different feeling from sewing on a regular machine (with "a tail" as the treadlers like to say!). I thought my interest in treadling might wane after the novelty wore off, but NOPE!
What do you think of this layout? 
I think I am liking the vertical orientation (you can see the horizontal layout here), and I like the look of a plain light sashing where the batting on the design wall shows through the strips. 
Hop over to Patchwork Times to gather inspiration from the design wall posting.

18 comments:

  1. I like the layout. Vertical is a neat concept. Great job!!

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  2. I just love this one Kathy!! Gorgeous fabrics and fun quirks added..just yummy! I am glad you are enjoying your treadle.

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  3. I really like how your long strips look and think this would make a great kids or lap quilt. If I could find a place to set my tredle up where I could use it, your comments would have me treddling. But alas, I have run out of room in every room in my house. :-(

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  4. Love the vertical layout more than the horizontal one.So many options with this style of scrap quilt. Hubby is gone till Thursday so me thinks I will gets lots of sewing done...hmm if I stay home!!! wink wink

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  5. I really like the vertical layout. I am wanting to get my treadle out and use it.

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  6. I think the layout is great.

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  7. Great job, Kathy. Looks "almost" like a COIN quilt. Just has some added flair from the placement of the crumbs. Very fun!

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  8. I like both. I think the vertical layout might look nice on a gray background.

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  9. Tempting me again with your Treadling...The strips are looking great. Nice to see all of the scraps on the wall being used for a quilt. What color sashing are you pondering?

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  10. I finally figured out how to use my treadle and I love it too!

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  11. Beautiful! Love this layout.

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  12. You GO GIRL...love that Scrappy Goodness!

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  13. You make me want to remove the pile of basted quilts from the top of my treadle and start using it for piecing. But I have no place else to stack my quilts that are awaiting quilting. Maybe I should quilt them?

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  14. Very cool fabric strips. They remind me of stained glass.

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  15. I have *got* to figure out my own treadle! Your project looks great -- can't wait to see it done.

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  16. Really cool quilt. I love the vertical setting.

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  17. i have two treadle machines, and I have always always wanted to try sewing on one, I need lessons!!

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