Wednesday, October 31, 2012

NewFO's for October

Barbara over at Cat Patches is hosting the NewFO challenge for 2012.


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Here are my NewFO's for the month of October.

I was in the Wicked blog hop, over at !Sew We Quilt! My day was last Wednesday, Oct. 24th.  Here are the blocks I created for this blog hop.

Yo-yo spider mini quilt (completed)

paper pieced blocks

paper pieced blocks

paper pieced blocks

'batty' block

paper pieced block
If you want more info on these blocks, check out my post here.  All of these blocks were sewn on my 1959 Singer Spartan (192K) hand crank.

1959 Singer Spartan (192K) hand crank


I collect 'people powered' sewing machines (treadles and hand cranks).  I am in an online group called Treadle On.  Treadle on is having a block exchange, called a TOBE (Treadle On Block Exchange).  The current TOBE is 6" half square triangle blocks.  All of these blocks have to be made on a people powered sewing machine.  I made 5 sets of blocks, with 12 blocks being a set.  I used 4 different machines to make these blocks.

1896 Singer 15 treadle
TOBE blocks made on 1896 Singer 15 treadle
1948 Singer 15-88 hand crank
TOBE blocks made on 1948 Singer 15-88 hand crank

1921 Singer 66 'Redeye' hand crank
TOBE blocks made on 1921 Singer 66 'Redeye' hand crank
1959 Singer Spartan (192K) hand crank

TOBE block made on 1959 Singer Spartan (192K) hand crank
TOBE block made on 1959 Singer Spartan (192K) hand crank

Little to do and lots of time!  Oops! Reverse that!  Lots to do and little time!  See ya at the end of November with more NewFO's!



13 comments:

  1. Just love the passion you have with these old machines!

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  2. Wow! Look at you go. Your wicked blocks are darling.

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  3. I'm amazed that you can do all this on a hand crank. Kudos to you.

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  4. Your machines are superb! I drooled over every one. I recently converted my Singer 128 to hand crank and I have to wonder what took me so long. Now I have my dream machine- a Wheeler & Wilson #8 treadle. She's coming along and I hope to be quilting on her before spring. Your Halloween quilt blocks are absolutely cute! Thanks for sharing your work- and your machines!

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  5. Your blocks are so darn cute!!! Thanks for sharing them with us! And I am just amazed at your "people-powered" machines!!! I recently got a treadle but haven't tried to play with it yet.

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  6. I absolutely love the batty block! My Singer 15-30 treadle is almost up and running. And you have inspired me to get started by quilting on it! I am going to start small with some mug rugs but hope to make a throw blanket in the long run! Thank you so much for your wonderful blog! :)

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  7. Love your Halloween blocks and the machines are amazing.

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  8. I love those paper pieced blocks and the machines are great. I have one with the bent case but haven't spent the time to figure out how to use it. Great projects.

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  9. Your wicked blocks are wicked fun! And the TOBE blocks & the machines you used are terrific.

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  10. I voted for your Yo Yo Spider today! I usually don't go for yo yo quilts, but this one is very cute!

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  11. Haha!! Love your Willy Wonka reference in there at the end! You really had a lot accomplished in the month of October, didn't you?! I loved your yo-yo spider -- really darling! But the block that really catches my eye and that I'd like to see more of is the one 'under the needle' in that first picture with your Spartan!! What is that? It's really pretty! :)

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  12. So many cute and creative things! You certainly were busy for the month of October.

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  13. I have Gary's grandmother old treadle. I need to get it serviced. Oiled and cleaned up.
    LOVE THE SPIDER!

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