Monday, January 25, 2016

Design Wall Monday



Progress is slow but sure with my Allietare blocks. I enjoyed an evening of sewing with some friends, and was able to make a lot of progress. Here they are on the design wall. There are only a few more blocks to finish and then I can start putting the quilt top together.








You can see in this photo that I was sewing these star blocks on Lucy - my long bed 301 Singer. She just sews like a dream with a perfect tension, and a lovely soft sound. It's such a thrill to sew on a 63 year old sewing machine that works beautifully.
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14 comments:

  1. Looking wonderful! Great machine too!

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  2. Wonderful to hear about a smooth running sewing/quilting machine; makes the process so much nicer. Great blocks and will make a great quilt.

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  3. Great quilt. It's beautiful! I too love sewing on those older machines.

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  4. We're at about the same place on Allietare, Kathy. It's looking good!

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  5. Your blocks look great! I sure love this quilt.
    A 301 is on my list but I have yet to find one. Around here old Singers are hard to find and when you do, the price is outrageous.

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  6. I just love my older machines but don't have a 301. Sometimes I like the older machines more that my newer machines.

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  7. Lovely Blocks! Nice machine, too. I have Vintage Machine envy for sure. Mine is waiting on me to put it all together. I need more room, it's a BIG one.

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  8. Pretty blocks...you are almost there!

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  9. Kathy - I have my Mother's Singer 301! It's not a long bed, but is a work horse for sure! I also have a Janome and MUCH prefer my Singer to it. . . . just love it!
    Barbara in TN

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  10. Oh wow, this mystery quilt is gorgeous! You've put it together really quickly too. I'm very envious of Lucy, it must be wonderful to have a few different ladies to work on - and this one's even older that me!

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  11. Beautiful blocks! I'm waiting to see the whole thing come together!
    I love sewing on my featherweight. I got it to take to retreats, but I should sew on it more often at home.

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  12. Your Allietare Star blocks are looking great. It's been such fun to see all the different versions of Bonnie's mystery quilt come together.

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