Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bits

Found these very cool enamel handled glasses over the weekend.

Still experimenting with printing on salvaged linens.

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My fussy new "used" sewing machine that I wrote about recently broke the feed gears. I was feeling pretty good about finding replacement parts, but I'll be darned if my father and I can fine tune it correctly. Yup, believe it or not- I may be on the hunt for another used machine. Yet again. Or I just might bite the bullet and pay the $70 to have it serviced.

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My progress of the what a bunch of squares quilt isn't bad though. It is all stitched together and just needs a back and some hand stitching to finish her off.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes ya'll!

12 comments:

Project Ecoart said...

Love the pics!

Karyn said...

Those glasses are great, but I especially love the way you photographed them.

Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Hope you figure out your sewing machine problems!

Oiyi said...

Those are great glasses!

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Amber said...

Oh - that quilt is just so gorgeous. Can't wait to see it when it's all done!

stacy said...

These are great textile photos.

Rebekah C said...

those glasses are so unique and cool looking! Your pile of linen looks lovely and summery. That's a bummer about your sewing machine...not sure what I would do in that situation

Blabby said...

Hey, what did you do on that quilt? Some of the quilting looks done already - did you quilt the squares? I've been considering doing that because I HATE the quilting part. Well, I don't hate it, but I do not look forward to it at all. BTW, I love your fabric prints - especially the trees. You're getting awesome at that!

Rachel said...

My sewing machine is broken, too! : ( So sad.

Chickpea said...

Looks like your using the quilting theory method on that quilt...are you going to use bias binding in the back? or some kind of tape?

Chickpea said...

By the way , it looks fabulous!

Blabby said...

Thanks for the reply, Betty. I was at a workshop with Katie Pasquini Manopaust and she does something similar. She makes the sandwich for each block, quilts them as blocks with batting and backing, and then sews the block together. Then she cuts strips of fabric and tucks 1/4 inch under on each (long) side, and covers the seams on the back by hand applique-ing the strips. She does really really detailed machine quilting - stuff that I would never have the patience to do on a big quilt, but it seems totally manageable in blocks. I was thinking for a quilt like yours, I would probably piece together a big nine patch with the blocks, and make a sandwich out of that, quilt the sandwich, and then do another. This would make less seams on the back, but still a manageable sandwich to quilt. Sorry, now I'm just thinking out loud. I'll leave you to it...looks great!

Bec said...

That quilt is looking amazing - can't wait to see it finished! And where do you find all those great linens. They look so lovely all piled up like that!