Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What is on the Wall?

I have a lot of different projects going and the wall is getting crowded.
In process, scraps sewn on heaving interfacing by sandwiching water soluble interfacing over the scraps before free motion quilting, then dissolving the interfacing after sewing. I have some spots to touch up where there are gaps. I am undecided whether to finish this with a facing or mount it in a shadow box. It is about 12" x 12"

These colors did not turn out well photographed- please come back sun! This is Aurora Aura that I started in a workshop with Karla Alexander in September 2011. I have to sew all the columns together and choose border colors. This uses the stack the deck method.

This is Acadia, making this as a baby quilt for a friend. I don't know whether I like the color arrangement yet so I am pausing to think about it. Again, the colors are not great on such gray days and a flash wipes them out. Will show progress.

These are two samples of Liberated Stars from Gwen Marston's book. I don't know why these are so hard for me to make. I am undecided if I will make a quilt of these as I find the stars very confusing to make.

New treasure- parlor cabinet treadle!

    After many years of looking to find a treadle like Grandma's, I found one on Craiglist even though it was almost a 2 hour ride. The cabinet is spectacular, and the machine sews like a dream. I have to clean it yet, so these are the before pictures. I ordered some parts to improve it also- some feet, a marked throat plate, new belt and more Tri-flow oil! It is so awesome to sew on this machine.
The lighting is not great as it has been very gray for days and I don't want to wait any longer to post this.

Doors open to access treadle, but I am 5'8" and it is a little tight

Side door opens to view treadle wheel

A Singer 15

I know the whole bobbin winder needs cleaning

I can't believe the gorgeous metal work. If it wasn't so big, it could be jewelry.

Back of machine