|Old Sewing Machine fabric|
We had so much fun on the shop hop. We visited 7 different shops in the western suburbs of Chicago. There were 4 of us this time. We all piled into my hubby's new car (NO not the totaled Jetta from previous posts). He has a Nissan Murano SUV that is smaller and lower than my large SUV. It was much easier for the other ladies to get into and out of than mine.
|Chocolate fabrics for RRCB quilt|
|Civil War prints for the Disapearing 4 Patch block|
|Civil War prints for Civil War quilt|
These chocolates and the greens are for the 'Roll, Roll Cotton Boll' quilt on Bonnie Hunter's blog. http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2011/01/roll-roll-cotton-boll-part-8.html I had already collected a dozen chocolate prints before the shop hop. Visiting 7 shops, I guess I got carried away! Oh well, I may have to make 2 of these quilts.
These Civil War reproduction fabrics are for the Treadle On Block Exchange (TOBE). We are making Disappearing 4 Patch blocks. I signed up for 2 different sets. These blocks will be made on my 1896 Singer 15 treadle sewing machine. I could use the 1889 Singer 27 VSII, but, I haven't had time to mess with the tension on it. I'm not a repair type person. I just don't get the mechanics part of it. I'll sew on it one of these days.
The second set of Civil War reproduction fabrics are for the 150th Civil War quilt that Barbara Brackman is doing on her blog. http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/ She is adding a block each week all year. Now that I have some fabrics, I guess I'd better start making some blocks pretty soon. Sew many projects, sew little time!