Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2nd border attached to CW Tribute

All I have left now is the gazillion hst for the last border and this is on hold, as I'm bringing this to the retreat in April

Friday, January 22, 2010

Memory Lane loaded

Memory Lane is now loaded on the frame just got the backing fabric from Connecting Threads good deal on fabric about $3.00 a yd. So it's pieced and attached also the batting is spread out fluffing so when I'm ready to start quilting it's all ready to go.

All blocks completed for CWTribute

Got the last two 18" blocks completed and attached to the top and bottom row and added one of the three borders, cut the next border and then the last border are all hst's 200 of them, plan on doing them at the retreat in April.
Yesterday I got the featherweight it is soo cute and looks brand new, doesn't have a needle so I ordered some along with a 1/4" foot, then I just found out that I can use the needles I use for my current sewing machine. New to get more bobbins as I have just the one.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Part of the centre strip of the Civil War Tribute quilt

Here is a part of the centre blocks--takes up quite a bit of the design wall, there is a strip across the top and bottom with blocks to add on both sides of this centre strip.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Singer Featherweight sewing machine

Just bought a featherweight should be here next week I'm excited about it as I've always wanted one. Will be my machine to take to the retreat nice and compact. Going to take some pics of CWTribute in progress, was going to wait to assemble the top when I went to the retreat but I couldn't resist putting it together as this is my favorite part seeing it come alive. I'm short 1 pattern block they are suppost to send it when they had it. The block pattern is for 4 blocks 2-12" and 2-18". I did what I could to assemble, now have to wait.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


It's been awhile had a great Christmas both boys were home and for NYears nothing big. On the sewing front I've been working on a quilt top called Civil War Tribute. It's coming along. I signed up and paid for a quilt retreat in April 8th to 11th at Gardom Lake outside of Salmon Arm about 1 1/2 hrs from here. Will be my first ever retreat. Will post pic of project tomorrow.