1/15/14

Blocks Are Finished

Today I finished doing the free motion quilting for all of the blocks in the Vintage Miniature Sewing Machines quilt. I don't believe I've shown all the blocks in one post before, and so I'll do that now. I'm hoping I can find the original post I wrote when I embroidered them. I'll link to the name of the machine. If you click on the link, you'll be able to see a photograph of the actual machine, along with a little bit of history about it.

Here are the two blocks I quilted on Monday. The first one is the Singer 20:


Followed by the Little Princess:


That was as far as I got on Monday. Tuesday, I was able to get quite a few finished. First was the Magician:


followed by The Little Belle






Little Dorrit (sorry, couldn't find the link for this one):






and Muller 15.


This morning I had breakfast with Erik, did some grocery shopping, and then came home and quilted the last two blocks. The first was the Casige No. 3


followed by the Casige 2.


So now I'm ready to outline the blocks. I might try doing something fancy in the spaces where the sashings intersect, but I'm not sure. The space is only about an inch and a half square, so I might not have room to do what I want to do. You'll have to wait and see...as will I. As I said, I never know what's going to come out of my needle until I put my foot to the pedal.

Moving right along.........

19 comments:

  1. I don't think I'd ever noticed that they are all chain stitch machines. Cute quilting.

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  2. I love the way you chose to quilt these -- it's perfectly darling! :)

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  3. Your vintage machines are just lovely! Wouldn't it be great to have a collection of the actual machines represented?

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  4. Love how the thread moves around each block. You've made a lot of progress this week.

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  5. Love the quilting and did you do the machine borders by machine or is that part of the original design?

    Debbie

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  6. They all turned out just beautiful!

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  7. That was fast! Great job Barbara!!

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  8. I love the way the blocks look now they are quilted. great work.

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  9. Your FMQ is just great on these blocks! I wouldn't have known what direction to take, once the blocks were all sewn together. The spools and thread tie them all together very well. Great job!

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  10. Just stunning.Love them all!

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  11. What a treasure! I loved seeing all the blocks - thanks for the photos.

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  12. What a beauty. Love your decorative stitching detail within the blocks.

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  13. Oh and regarding chain machines, I had the priviledge of working in the "chain gang" department at a now closed but local uniform company while waiting for my MT license from the state boards. Interesting job and I so wished I was into wool way back then. They offered some great prices and grab bags.

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  14. Fun to see your project come together. Great FMQ. What's next?

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  15. I know how tiring FMQ can be. You did a lot today!

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  16. Beautiful job on both the stitching and quiting. I wish I had one of those chain stitch machines in real life. A friend of mine uses one to load her quilts on the longarm.

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  17. I love your sewing machine quilt. It's a work of art. Well done.

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