Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday Treadling



The treadle time is really adding up!
A few scraps added here and there while cooking supper and doing household chores not only makes me feel more relaxed, but eventually all the effort becomes a finished quilt!

I now have 50 strips pieced... here's the pile.
If there are approximately 10 scraps per strip, that's already 500 little bits that are on their way to being part of a quilt!

9 comments:

  1. It always amazes me how little chunks of time can really add up to tons of progress on a project! Great job Kathy.

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  2. This is going to be beautiful - look at all that color!

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  3. I am so curious about the treadle machine you use. Do you use it for the "fun" of it, or do you find it really easy to sew on? I have my mother's treadle and it is very similar in appearance to yours. I would like to get it overhauled, but not sure where to take it. I wonder if I could do this myself with a little Internet search. The mechanism is probably fairly simple.

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  4. Very well organized - good for you!!! My sewing area is upstairs so it is not as easy for me to just sit down and sew for a few minutes. But I have started to keep my embroidery downstairs to I can pick that up when I have a spare 15 minutes or so while cooking, talking with hubby, etc.

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  5. Lots of scrappy goodness in your post! It's so great to have a project at the ready... that's how my leader/enders turn into straight sewing. I really need to get one of my UFOs that is still in piecing mode set up near my machines for quick sew time.

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  6. This looks like fun. I'm looking forward to seeing this quilt come together.
    Shattered is looking good too. Such a good way to use up those small pieces and bits of pretty fabric, scraps that I can't bear to throw away.

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  7. I have to break up my chores with little snatches of sewing, too. Keeps me sane. : )
    You have accomplished so much with your treadle moments!

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  8. You and I are treadling the same thing! I have 200 +/- of those 4.5x10" strips made. What are you planning to do with yours? I am thinking about cutting diamonds or triangles from mine.

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  9. You are making strips like Bonnie on Paper, it looks like. It would make a great border too.

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