Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Finishes! Starts! and Treasures! (& Teapot)

I finished this quilt top for Quilts of Valor this past weekend.  It is sewn on my Singer Spartan hand crank.  Sorry for the bad colors in the picture.  It is much prettier than it looks.  I started another one like it in reds, whites and blacks today at the QoV sew-in.
Quilts of Valor quit top

I also finished the Valentine blocks that I showed last week.  Again, sorry about the bad colors in the picture.
Valentine block
I also started a few things last week.  The first is a sewing machine base for my Singer 66 that I will turn into a hand crank, now that it has a base.  I painted the base black, to match the machine.  I will add a Singer decal to the base soon.  I also purchased an extension for this base. 
base for sewing machine, also, extension for base

base with extension attached
I am making this little quilt for a lady I work with.  Her birthday is later this month.
Kari's quilt top
I received this bentwood sewing machine cover from another lady.  Isn't she pretty!
bentwood sewing machine cover
I ordered more spool pin doilies from Linda when I ordered the sewing machine base.  Here are the lovey spool pin doilies I received.
Spool pin doilies
I decided to visit a few thrift shops on Friday as a birthday present to myself.  I was almost through the last shop when I turned a corner and saw this lovely beauty.
hand pieced and hand quilted Grandmothers flower garden quilt

close up of Grandmothers flower garden quilt
I of course 'raced' down the aisle and grabbed this!  SCORE!  The border fabric is frayed, and some of the flowers are disintegrating, but, she's still in pretty good shape, and, she's lovely!  She was also half price!  Woohoo!  Less than $5 for this quilt!  Then, I started to see if there was anything else on the aisle, when I came upon this quilt.
Carpenters Wheel vintage quilt

close up of Carpenters Wheel block
Another vintage quilt.  This quilt is in really good shape.  I wish there was a label on one of the quilts, but, there isn't.  This quilt was less than $10.  Talk about some great birthday finds.  I also found a cute (and tiny) teapot.  I haven't seen many teapots at the thrift stores lately.  This one was marked half off.
tiny teapot

tiny teapot
I put the phone in the last photo so that you could see just how tiny this teapot really is.  I couldn't even put this in the basket for fear that the lid would fall thru the holes.  The decals aren't fuzzy, just in the picture, sorry.
This was my weekend, how was yours?  Also, don't forget about my Triple Whammy Giveaway!  You still have time to enter.

PS:  The sewing machine base and extension table, and the spool pin doilies can be found at Linda's store, Lindalu's Treadles and Treasures.   If you don't see the doilies, just ask her.


  1. Oh what finds you come across! Those vintage quilts are a real treasure - I know, such a pity those ladies (gents) never labeled their work.

  2. Cool quilt for Quilts of Valor. I like that pattern! Happy Birthday! You really got some great vintage quilts for your birthday treat yourself. That's cool!

  3. The vintage quilts are wonderful! What a great find!!

    I want to know more about the spool doilies. Where you got them, etc...They are darling!

  4. Wow! Lots of pretties and lots of deals!!! Now where did you get your sewing machine base?

  5. Happy Birthday! I love the spool doilies, vintage quilts, and your new box to hold your machine.
    The quilts that you made are all pretty!

  6. Holy Smokes, lady!!! You really did score! Those two quilts are amazing.

  7. Wowza! You got some goodies! It's fun keeping up with what you get into, so I'm presenting you with the Versatile Blogger Award: http://scrapsofhappiness.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger-award-what.html

  8. Your soldier quilt is great! I like the pattern, and to think it's done on a hand crank. You must be a vintage machine collector. You were so lucky in your finds at the thrift store. I never ever see a quilt in the ones around here. And the prices were great!

  9. Wow, you hit the jackpot ay the thrift shop! I love vintage quilts, you can never have too many of them! Lot that "quilts of valor" quilt too--great job.

  10. Love the spool doilies! I have always wanted to try my hand at making some, but I never seem to get around to it - thanks for sharing yours!

  11. How wonderful to find not one; but two lovely quilts. That must be the best birthday present ever. So happy for you!

  12. very cool! isn't that always the way at thrift stores? I either find NOTHING or it is JACKPOT day! Looks like you had a jackpot day for your birthday! Happy Belated!

  13. Wow! Vintage Carpenter's Star! I love it! Shows you most of these blocks have been around for a while!


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