Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Little Bit of Quilting

I have a quilt top loaded on the quilting frame that lends itself well to being a good canvas for working on my repertoire of "fillers."

Deciding "what" to quilt is always the toughest part.

I'm going with a clam shell variation in this space. I did a little practice on my plexiglass panel. It is cloudy and gloomy outside so I just might get some time to quilt today.

Tomorrow is May's Breakfast Club. The theme is patriotic mini quilts. Last month I decided to start my own project separate from the group and lucky fits into May's theme. 

I bought a set of Moda's Fire and Ice fat quarter batiks last year but didn't use them for the project I intended after I actually got them. Then I saw a log cabin chain pattern done in those fabrics. 

So last Breakfast Club I did all the preliminary cutting. I am ready to start sewing tomorrow. I feel like I am ahead of the game for once!

Have to share the wonderful progress I made on my treadle machine refurbishing. The cabinet looks so wonderful.

My family actually seems to like my little vignette display. The pilots in my life surprise me sometimes. 

My next step is to get the machine working. 


Cheryl said...

Your treadle cabinet looks wonderful! I have a treadle from my husband's grandmother and it is in good shape except for the top which is quite damaged. It still works though and has such an array of feet :)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the machine looks wonderful

CecileD said...

Your work on your vintage machine is wonderful !
I can't wait to admire the result of the quilting !

Suz J said...

The treadle is very special... and of course the men folk like it... they wouldn't dare say they didn't! I really like the fabric you have cut for your next project. Roll on new blocks!