Enchanted

Some fabrics have the best selvage.

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Enchant by Cinderberry Stitches for Riley Blake designs is one of those fabrics.

Swoon.

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Im slowing cutting through this fabrics and the rest of wee wander for a chevron &on quilt.

Swoon some more.

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Antique Machines

I was able to pick up two new to me antique sewing machines this past weekend.

I was able to get them from my parents. They have become quiet the collectors of antiques.

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This is a Singer 99-23 or 99-24. She was made in 1941 and is a blackside model.

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The finish is a crinkle finish. A black crinkle finish. Also called Godzilla finish.

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I really like my Godzilla machine. She seems to run fine. Needs some oil and a nice cleaning and should be great to use for quilts. I find her really pretty. I don’t mind the crinkle Godzilla finish.

The second machine is more of a Frankenstein monster. I wasn’t able to find out too much about it. But the machine sure is pretty.

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This one is what I believe is a New Home machine. The model would be greyhound.

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The motor is Westinghouse. Maybe is was made in or before 1920?

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The belt is broken and I have two feet pedals and Im not sure which one would work.

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Sure is pretty though!  Makes for nice decoration.

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I also got lots and lots of attachments and other fun sewing stuff.

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If anyone has any advice for the machines or any history I would love to hear it!

 

Wee Wander

Last Wednesday I posted my WIP Wee Wander quilt.

Today I get to post the finished quilt!

I sewed all weekend to get this baby done!

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I decided to use Savanna Glow in mint by Leah Duncun.

Oh golly. It was a marriage that should be.

A marriage that would last.

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I added some hand embroidery on a few of the stars.  I really like this look.

I only did it on the quilt top not all of the layers.

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I machine stitched around a lot of the other stars.

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Some one on Instagram recommended that I use a pink binding.

I thought that idea was genius! Bright pink would pop with the green backing.

Swoon.

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The binding sewed up quickly and bam! I was done with the quilt.

I celebrated.

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Fabric Monday

Eeeeee!

Cotton &Steel Basics!

I love the story that goes with this company and I swoon over all the ladies and their designs. 

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This fabric is Auh- Mazing!

I love every single piece. I hope to get my little hands on some of the prints!

Mustangs for sure!

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I ordered these from FatQuarterShop.

The shipping was cheap and the delivery was fast!

A lot faster than I thought since everything was pre order.

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Swoon! :)

 

Riding Peplum

Ive loved April Rhodes Riding Peplum since it came out!

Ive also made the staple dress by April Rhodes. And I loved that one.

I probably sound like a broken record saying how much I loved everyone else’s and how great everyone looked in theirs! But it is true! This is probably why I continue to buy patterns I see. Everyone makes such great garments! And such pretty fabrics!

I feel only ok about the ones I make. But I plan on keep making shirts and dresses till I get it right. Till I feel it is right. I know it is just me that has this doubt. Only I can tell that one of the arms is a bit tighter or that I sewed a bit crooked.

This does not apply to quilts. I feel grand about those.

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I chose Avalon by Birch. I am such a huge fan of Birch fabrics. Everything that Ive gotten has been soft and durable and the colors have been exactly what I see on the computer screen.

How perfect is this fabric. Bike shirt with bike fabrics.

So everything was easy. The cut out. The sewing.

Easy. Peasy. No problems.

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Ive actually had this piece finished for a while. Ive worn it out and gotten lots of compliments.

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One of my arms is a bit tighter than the other and there is a bit of crooked sewing. But I will keep moving forward and make garments that I like.

Hopefully they all work as nicely as this one. :)

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