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. 
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18 comments:

Rhonda said...

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

julieQ said...

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

Gari in AL said...

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. :-(

Deanna W said...

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

Judy D in WA said...

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

Chris said...

I think the layout is great.

Janet O. said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Mary said...

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?

Missy Shay said...

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

audrey said...

Beautiful! Love this layout.

Julianne said...

You GO GIRL...love that Scrappy Goodness!

Paula, the quilter said...

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?

Kate said...

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

Alycia said...

Mmm MMmmm Love it!!!

Michelle said...

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

Rhonda R. said...

Really cool quilt. I love the vertical setting.

Greenmare said...

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