Sunday Stitching

I am working on multiple projects at once.    I guess my attention span is getting shorter 🙂

here is one that will be a wall hanging

Here is one for a tote bag

I did a video of how this machines is working for Free Motion Quilting.


I couldn’t help but take a few more pictures of my favorite lilies.

I can’t remember if I posted about the American Quilters Society fall Paducah show.   Two of my quilts were accepted

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I have been working on a few new things.   This green leather wall hanging is nearly done, I just need to add the binding.

Here is a preview of the next one.

I am planning to start a new quilt.   It will be similar to the peacock quilt.

I have 3 more fabric panels that were hand dyed by my friend Debra Linker.

Remember being a kid and looking up at the clouds and trying to decide what the shapes looked like?   These fabric panels are much the same…..I stare at them and see different shapes……I have to decide what shape I want to use as the quilting design.   I will be basting one of them this weekend and marking it for quilting so I will post some pictures of what I decided.

I did a video of how I quilted this bag.

It is about an hour long so watch when you have some extra time.

and here is Teddy saying “time to water”

and some more garden photos

Another machine!

I got another machine.   I really didn’t need the machine itself.   I already have 3 Singer 66 machines.     But the cabinet is a different story!

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The drawing-room cabinet is a model 22 from 1921.

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The machine is a back clamping machine (the feet screw on from the back rather than the side)  and needs an adapter in order to fit a quilting foot to do free motion quilting.   I ordered one but decided to put one of my other machines in it to try it out.

The one I put in is basically the same machine but can use normal feet.


The treadle works great!

Teddy is supervising.


I am on the final stretch finishing up bag orders.   I should have them all assembled on Thursday.


Happy Quilting!


Merry Christmas

It is that time of year where I never seem to be able to find enough time to do all the things I want to do.

I bought a great new sewing machine,   Pfaff 230 and put it in the treadle to try it out.

I made a bag with it.

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I have 4 more to make and I will be caught up on orders…..then I can get back to some of the many projects I have started.

Remember this one?


I finished the basic hand quilting on it and got it in the wash to take out all the marking lines and it is hanging to dry now……next I can go back and do the filling in quilting like I did in this small section.


then I’ll add trapunto and then binding.

I have an old Singer 31-15 that I plan to get working.


I got a treadle base for it today…..I need to do some modifications to that to fit the extra-large machine…..and then do a lot of work on the machine itself.   I’ll use it for larger free motion projects because it has so much space , over 10 inches between the needle and the column.


Teddy got dressed for Christmas.

And it has warmed up again…….it is 35 degrees now.   It wont melt all the snow but it should make for safer holiday travel.

Merry Christmas and Happy Quilting


More quilting and gardening

We actually had a little rain the last few days and the garden appreciated it  (click pictures to enlarge)

Hand Quilting continues

I finished the Double Irish Chain Quilt

Another video of how I finished it shows how to do the knife edge binding

(some people have been having trouble with the sound and I am sorry about that, I am doing the best I can with the cameras that I have……all I can suggest is to turn up the volume as high as it goes, YouTube adds closed captioning but I have noticed that what they have is very strange and often very different from what I am actually saying)

Here is the previous part

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Book covers

I had an idea to make some book covers today


Those of you who think I work fast will get a kick out of this video

Teddy says HI


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Batik quilt finished

I made a quilt top last summer (here is the post about how ) and I finished quilting it this week.
Here are some pictures (click pictures to enlarge)

Here is a video of how I did the Free Motion Quilting on my Singer 66 Treadle

Now back to hand quilting…..and new video of that coming soon

Happy Quilting