Thursday, July 21, 2016

A finish to share

Hello from sunny Nova Scotia , simply a beautiful summers day here . I finally have a quilt top to share , it has been a long time coming and hours and hours of stitching to get this to this point but I couldn't be happier .

I don't have a large enough space to spread this out properly and on the bed you can't see it all so the floor it is 😊 This quilt is the Craftsy bom for 2016 designed by Lynette Jensen.  I enjoyed making this quilt even if there was a ton of work . 
 I have also added to my vintage sewing machine collection recently,  did I tell you I love vintage machines , well if I didn't i am now lol . This machine is in near pristine condition and the young lady selling it said it was her grandmother's and I couldn't help but think the day will come when she will regret selling this beautiful machine but she is moving out west and can't take everything with her . This Singer 401 does multiple decorative stitches and a perfect straight stitch.  I have tried it out and just the sound makes me smile . So tell me what do you think of it ? 

This machine has a slant needle which makes it easier to see what you are stitching,  nice feature and I learned it was the top of the line machine at that time around 1957 -1958 . Now my dear hubby also brought home another machine but it will never sew anything again , it is simply  decorative as it is rough shape and missing parts . 
Meet Raymond,  the older brother to Ruby I showed you a while back , they will keep each to her company on the old church bench . 
I want to thank everyone who signed up for the postcard exchange , there was a great response and I hope by now most postcards are in the mail or in the making . Please be sure to share your postcards when they arrive and also on the flicker page at the top right side of this blog page . 
 Oh before I go I will share the last three blocks I made for the splendid sampler. 


All caught up until Sunday , what a nice feeling . 
 Enjoy your day and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by .
 Hugs Sheila 

21 comments:

  1. Wow, Sheila! Look at you go! What an awesome finish for you. It is beautiful! You must be so happy to have it off your list. You have been sewing up blocks like crazy. You will have lots for next years quilt show at this pace. Love your new machines. Raymond makes a lovely addition to your collection. My postcard will be in the mail tomorrow.

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  2. The top is beautiful. Love the machines especially Raymond. The SS blocks look lovely. Hugs,xx

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  3. Hi Sheila wow your quilt is amazing what a wonderful achievement my friend and I love your SS blocks ,well done and I hope your day is a happy one xx

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  4. Love your finish!! You can keep to the large quilts. Wonderful new machine - can't go wrong with those old Singers. Ruby will be happy to share a space with Raymond.

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  5. Beautiful BOM quilt Sheila and a lovely vintage machine to add to your collection. How nice you can use it.. Ruby will be happy to have Raymond to keep her company.
    Pretty SS blocks. Sew nice to be caught up...I am working on the stitchery one, nearly finished the squirrel and then Thursday to go.. Phew!

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  6. You are simply amazing! Your BOM is such a beauty. Love your blocks. They are all little works of art. As for your sewing machines, wow! You may need a new sewing room soon!

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  7. Sheila, your quilt is beautiful! I love your 'new' machine too, isn't she a beauty?

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  8. Beautiful quilt, and what a lot of work! And don't you just love that 401! Great, classic machine! I've got a 404, which is the straight-stitch only version, a real workhorse!

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    1. Okay, don't know why it said I was "unknown"!! I definitely know you, LOL!

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  9. Sheila, your quilt is lovely! You have been busy making up for lost time!! You're getting quite a collection of older machines, you might have to start a "Collections" room... :)

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  10. The quilt is beautiful. I also LOVE the blocks. The flip flops and spool flowers are so cute.

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  11. Your quilt top is absolutely gorgeous!
    I'm certain that same Singer was what my seamstress grandmother sewed all here beautifully stitched clothing articles on and taught me many stitching secrets on. Ah...memories!

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  12. Love your new sewing machne(s). I can't imagine my DH coming home with something like that. And your quilt is gorgeous. I signed up for that one, but never went back to do it! My postcard was posted almost a week ago. I always enjoy those exchanges so much.

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  13. I can't understand anyone selling their grandmother's machine whether it worked or not and that one wouldn't have taken up much space...Mother left hers to my Brother's family....I was a little hurt but I suppose that was better than deciding between 3 girls although I am the only one actually using a machine....I bought an old treadle machine at an auction for Lottie Moon...I bid $100 because that was what I planned to give...no one outbid me and I brought it home....I would like to find some of the toy machines to buy....
    Mama Bear

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  14. Your Craftsy BOM is beautiful Sheila - it does look a lot of work but well worth it. I agree with you, the lass will one day regret having sold her machine but it has a good home with you! I haven't heard of a slanted needle before! Lovely SS blocks, too.

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  15. Well done on your finish Sheila and so lovely to hear from you. What lovely machines you have acquired! Super SS blocks and well done for keeping up. xx

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  16. I'm so impressed at how you've kept up with the Splendid Sampler! I'm not even caught up on downloading the patterns! Hahaha!! Funny you showed your Craftsy BOM. I was at retreat last weekend and a fellow quilter was working on hers and another brought her completed one. It's a beautiful pattern and yours is gorgeous too!

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  17. Oh, Sheila, it came out beautifully! Job well done! Loving your new machine! It looks pristine! My old Kenmore is a slant shaft and I love that feature! You are doing such a good job keeping up with your Splendid Sampler. I'm doing one BOM, but haven't gotten to July's block yet, and I'm running out of July! We waited so long for summer to get here and now it's going by at warp speed! I hate that! Have a lovely day! XO

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  18. Love your splendid sampler blocks...

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  19. Beautiful finish, that is a great BOM! Your SS blocks are beautiful too. Great new machine you have...my postcard is sent and today I received!! Happy smiles here.

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