Saturday, July 18, 2015

Scrappy Saturday

These are the newest Alamo star blocks that have been sewn as a real leader-ender project, while I was sewing my tumblers as a fake leader-ender project! It's really hard to resist when a project takes over your sewing brain, which is what happened with my mini tumble.

To see more red scrap projects being sewn this month, hop over to SoScrappy.
Today I am in Michigan learning about the maintenance and restoration of human powered vintage sewing machines. It sounds very "geek like" when I say this out loud to someone who is "normal", but this stuff just "turns my crank"... LOL! That's a funny joke for quilters who love hand crank machines :)

I'm also doing a hand quilting demo with Cheryl, so I'm taking my Mini Tumble to quilt. Cheryl is a 'stabber' and I'm a 'rocker' (hmmm.... now that's a sentence you don't hear every day!) so we'll be a good combination to demo these techniques. 

20 comments:

  1. A stabber and a rocker--only a quilter would know these terms

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  2. Really smart to quilt those tumblers right in the middle. I was wondering how you would get around all those seams. Have fun rocking and stabbing! So many fun quilting related activities.

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  3. Such fun terms only quilters (and SO's) know! Hope you stab and rock with lots of laughter.

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  4. Very cute stars! Have fun--you're never too old to rock!

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  5. I'm all about small scale sewing, but those Tiny Tumblers simply take the cake!!

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  6. Cute Alamo Stars on those batiks...hugs, Julierose

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  7. I adore all the tiny! Rock on, indeed!

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  8. I haven't started the Tumblers. Your Minis are sew Cute! I like seeing your Alamo stars in Pink today! Have fun learning Hand Cranks, inside & out!

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  9. Enjoy your class and happy stitching!

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  10. I am a stabbed too, but have not met anyone else that uses this method. It's so much easier on my hands.

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  11. And you have a lot of seams to go through too. Tough fingers

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  12. Ha Ha - A real leader/ender and a fake leader/ender!!! I like your stars!

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  13. Are you rockin' and stabbin' in hoops or just lettin' it all hang out?

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  14. Hope your class was really good and that you got in a lot of stitching.

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  15. Hope you enjoyed your day of vintage machines - sounds to me like a great way to spend your time. Red isn't one of my favourite colours but I love the little stars - you have teamed them up with other colours really effectively.

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  16. It was so much fun to meet you in person. Loved your tumbler mini quilt.

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  17. Your mini tumbler piece is soooo cute! I'm still cutting out tumblers.

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  18. I think many of us have experienced the phenomenon of having one project take over when another was meant to be the center of attention. I know I have!

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  19. Cute Tumblers. I really want to try them but...

    I sometimes rock, sometimes stab. Trying to always just rock. Rock on!

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