This pattern is a baby blanket I made, I used old squares that I had originaly cut out using scissors about 1 1/2 years ago, when I first started quilting. I probably should of thrown them out but instead I re-organized them and made them into a baby blanket. I even quilted it by machine, a first for me.
I'm also working on a throw size quilt using Bonnie Hunters Scrappy Magestic Mountain pattern, so am cutting out 8 1/2 in cquares and cutting them in 1/2 on the diagonal. Haven't figured out what makes it an up or down mountain, but I'll figure that out.
I wanted to do some pincushions, and saw somemwhere on the net where someone use mason jars, so I did pin cushions on the tops of 7 mason jars. And now they are at my sewing machine, holding straight pins, safety pins thread and anything else small that I want to keep near at hand.
Anyone that has read any of my blogs or even knows me a little, knows that I am currently on a sewing machine craze. I love antique sewing machines, the way they look they feel and how they sew. I love looking through Kijiji at the different ones and sometime will see a nargain I just can't refuse. Well this Friday looking through Kijij there was an add for an estate sale that was happeing on Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 3:00. I was able all day Friday to convince myself that I didn't need another machine, and besides that I could hardly walk. Well I held tough till Saturday at 2:30, then we needed to get a few groceries, so hubby and I head out well the estate sale was only a 5 minute drive from our house I convinced hubby to just swing by and see what they had. I sent him in to see, he knows the type of machine I like. He comes out and tells me they have 2 sewing machines, but they want over $150.00 for both. Well he goes back in, carrting the portable one and says that he got both for $75.00. Here is the first one, its missing the 2 plates over the bobbin cover, but they can be purchased at the local Singer store.
The second one is a real beauty, will take a better picture later of it. This picture doesn't have the drawers in it, which I have, they were full of zippers, bindings, and different feet and the button hole maker for the machine.
The only problem with this machine is she weights a ton, the desk must be pure mahogany, and poor hubby had to carry it up from the basement, and put it in the trunk by himself. I haven't tried it yet, but will use it this weekend I have a baby blanket I started using jean material, but I found it too heavy for my regular sewing machine to sew through 4 layers of denim. This one should sew through 4 layers af it was nothing.