|Pat's White Rotary sewing machine that I'm holding|
|wall hanging made by Pat|
|Cat Patches 2012 NewFO Challenge|
I didn't get much sewing done in June or July, due to graduations, weddings, getting the last son ready for college, and my legs acting up. Well, I finally got some sewing done in August. Everything I sewed was done on a hand crank. My poor Janome is going to feel slighted.
I am in the group, Treadle On. We are having a TOBE (Treadle On Block Exchange) this fall. So far, I've gotten 3 sets of blocks sewn.
|1959 Singer Spartan (192K) hand crank|
|TOBE blocks sewn on 1959 Singer Spartan (192K) Hand crank|
Each set of blocks is supposed to have 12 HST's in it. I sewed 16 HST's so that I'd have extra blocks for me. I still have to sign the blocks before mailing them.
|1921 Singer 66 (Redeye) hand crank|
|'Red' blocks sewn on 1921 Singer 66 'Redeye' hand crank|
Yes, I chose red fabric to match the red and gold decals on this machine.
|1948 Singer 15-88 hand crank|
|sewn on 1948 Singer 15-88 hand crank|
I also started the 'How far will you go? QAL (see button on side). I made 4 of the first block. I haven't had time to try any of the other blocks.
|Yep, sewn on my trusty Spartan hand crank|
|QAL block 1, 4 blocks made|
I took a paper piecing class back in May, but, I didn't have time to practice. Well, there is a Thursday sew-in at a LQS, and, several of the ladies are very good at paper piecing. I found a pattern early Thursday morning, and, with lots of help from Jo, Jan and Linda, look what I got done so far...
|2 paper piecing blocks, one shown from the back|
Jo suggested that I make a second block (since I already had another copy printed) so that I could reinforce what I'd learned. Lots of 'unstitching' as I learned how to do this. This will eventually turn into part of a Singer sewing machine, like this one on KT Quilt's blog. Yes, I have a link to the pattern, thanks to KT. Hopefully I'll show the finished block for Septembers NewFO party.
Now for a NewFO, but, it isn't my NewFO, it is my youngest son's project.
|Connor's Renaissance Fair shirt|
|hand embroidered sleeve hem|
|all hand stitched by my youngest son|
No, I didn't teach my son how to make clothes. I DID teach him the basics of hand sewing, many years ago, and, I taught him how to sew on a machine when he was 12 (he made a quilt that year). Connor has worked on this, off and on, while working at a summer camp this summer. I think he's done a great job!