Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Treadling on Tuesday

I had a great time treadling with Bonnie Hunter last week while watching QuiltCam. The photo of my 113 year old machine working beside my relatively new computer just makes me smile! Both of these machines have been fantastic investments and have made my life a happier place!

I am still sewing scraps onto adding machine tape and am delighted to share that I sewed up a whole box of scraps! Just look at this empty scrap box! Inside are some of the strips I've sewn that need to be trimmed up.
Now that's a major accomplishment in my scrappy world!

16 comments:

Design Originals by KC said...

I watched Bonnie's latest quilt cam as I watch most... when I quilt after it is over... I learn so much from her quilt cams!!! .. and I go to bed about the time she starts! ha :)

I learn lots from you too! Thanks for sharing your adding machine strings.. very great job at making that box empty! Kathi

scraphappy said...

Emptying a box us always so satisfying. Now to turn your fabric into something beautiful. What fun!

Jo said...

Wow. Well done. I can only wish to empty any scrap box. I'll just keep,sewing

katie z. said...

Good work emptying a box!

Dasha said...

What are you planning to do with those pieced strips Kathy? Good feeling seeing the bottom of that box, I bet.

Missy Shay said...

Treadling makes me happy too!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Just been catching up on all your blog posts (I'm way behind in my reader) Love seeing at the pictures from Quilt Canada and am now curious about the 3 pin method of sewing curves...sounds like it was a blast :o)

Barb said...

I have one but it doesn't work...but what you are doing there looks like fun!

Teresa in Music City said...

My goodness yes!!! A major accomplishment - doesn't that feel so good to "sew" out a box? I always feel so proud when I empty one... of course, it's been a while since I did that LOL!!!

Gina said...

A huge achievement to have emptied a scrap box. Well done. THe strips look great xx

Quilting Nonnie said...

You've given me an idea. I have scraps that aren't very wide and wouldn't work in a string quilt very well. Your adding machine tape is going to be perfect for using those scraps. Maybe I can empty a box also!

Karen said...

Modern technology being used with antique. You need something antique to view while you sew. LOL!

Rebecca in AK said...

Love your blocks! So good to use up your scraps in such a creative way! I think your adding machine tape is an excellent idea. I need to put it use on some of my small scraps.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Love seeing your antique machine next to your computer, awesome pic! I love watching Bonnie too, although I very rarely catch her live, but it is great to watch on You Tube when I am ready.

Nell's Quilts said...

Great Job! Such a gratifying feeling seeing progress. Now those little adding machine marvels are just crying out to be used in a creative project. What to do? What to do?

Janet O. said...

WooHoo! That calls for celebrating! How about some fabric shopping? : )