More Garden Pictures

I have had a summer cold for the last few days and haven’t got a lot of quilting done.     I took some garden pictures this evening. (click pictures to enlarge)

Something quilty next time 🙂

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I got the binding done


It it 75″ x 90″.   I think I’ll add a hanging sleeve and hang it in the living room for a while.

I am back to work on the peppered cotton quilt.


It is fighting me every step of the way.    All that quilting on the stripes is a lot harder than I thought it would be!

My entire garden smells like roses!

Here are a few more that are opening  (click pictures to enlarge)

Teddy says HI


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Sunday Updates

I am almost done with this quilt.


Borders on 3 more sides yet to finish and then binding.

I switched to the Singer 127 because it so large and easier to fit a full-sized quilt under.

I worked on a Singer 15 today  and it is running great.    I had to adjust the height of the needle bar to make it work.


It is a very pretty machine and it makes a great stitch but the harp space (distance between the needle and the pillar)  is smaller so I wont be doing a lot of free motion quilting on it.

It rained this morning but cleared up this evening so I took some more pictures of the garden. ( I added captions but not I think it is too slow)

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Hand quilting and more garden pictures

More hand quilting progress.    It is harder to do hand quilting when it is hot and humid but I did make some progress (click pictures to enlarge)

The garden changes daily at this time of year.    Here is an update video.    At some point I will figure out how to add captions to identify the flowers 🙂

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Another Singer 127

A few days ago I posted pictures of the new White treadle machine I bought


When I went to pick it up the seller told me he had another machine if I was interested.    He wanted 20 dollars and I said yes…even before I saw it.

It is a Singer 127.  The serial number is G0542560 so that dates it to Dec 18 1923.


There were 35,000 of them in that batch.    So it is NOT a rare machine.

It had been stored in the basement of an old house and it was pretty frozen up but I knew it would be an easy fix.    Here it is before any work.


The motor and foot pedal in the case didn’t belong to that machine so I am unsure how they got there.

First I took it out of the old case and looked at the underside.


It really isn’t bad, no rust so it just needs a good cleaning to get the solidified oil off and get it moving .

I use WD-40 for that.    I spray it all over all the moving parts and let it sit.   That dissolves all the old gunk and then I can scrub it off.

I took off all the easily removable parts.


Those I put in a pan and spray with WD-40 and let them sit while I work on the machine


I also spray WD-40 into the holes where the cover plates were


After it has a few hours to sit I start to scrub.  I use an old toothbrush


That got the gunk off ….I don’t try to make it perfect and shiny new….just cleaner and freely moving.

I also spray the body of the machine to wipe it down


this takes off a lot of old dried oil and crud.    I don’t want to scrub to hard or the decals will wear off.    After a good wipe-down with WD-40 I used sewing machine oil and use my fingers and rub it into the machine to loosen any dirt without damaging the decals.


This machine was missing the needle clamp and one of the bobbin covert plates so I had to replace those (eBay to the rescue)   Then I make sure to wipe it down well to get out any residual WD-40 in the moving parts  and oil it well.

I got it all put back together and tested it out.  I did the quilting on the pink hexagon with it.


It sure runs great.   And it looks pretty 🙂

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It was a beautiful day today so I did a bit of garden work… much more to do!

Rain is in the forecast so I plan to do hand quilting the next few days….pictures soon
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Quilt finished, Video, garden

I finished the treadle quilting on my feather quilt.

Here are some pictures (click picture to enlarge)


I did a video of how I did the quilting (bad audio but you can see me working on it)

And the weather was great today so I got some more garden pictures

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