A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Jacob's ladder progress!
I have finished 48 blocks toward finishing this quilt! This is not the final layout, but I wanted to take a picture before Rosie the poodle got on the blocks, because I know that is what will happen as soon as she sees them all laid out! She wants to help and be in the middle of whatever I am doing.
I still have the next border to make, which will finish up the pinwheel shapes. Those pieces are all cut and ready to sew.
I had a great walk yesterday, and found a yard sale in the neighborhood. A lady was selling these bears...for two dollars. TWO DOLLARS!! I bought this one. I normally don't like to see vintage quilts cut up to make other items, but it was obvious that this quilt was just worn out. The bear is quite large; about two feet tall. The original quilt looks like it is a crazy quilt, and hand quilted in a Baptist fan pattern.
She also has this little Singer sewing machine. It is a 185J. It was manufactured in Canada, and weighs a ton. I bought her too. She is most definitely a female sewing machine, and she sews just like a dream. It is about the size of a featherweight, but oh, so much heavier. I loved her on sight! $50.00 for her.
Turns out that this lady goes to estate sales, and buys things that are quilting and sewing related. I am so glad to know her...she has two Janome sewing machines, and is a quilter! So it is great fun to know that she is close and in the neighborhood!! She is downsizing and moving to a condo soon.