Thursday, 11 February 2016

sewing machine cover, mini quilt and some blocks

On monday I make a cover for Pearl my singer featherweight machine,   it came in a case but it smells horrible so have left the machine out of it but found it was getting covered in dust so a dust jacket was needed.   It has worked quite well and keeps pearl dust free.



   Tuesday Michele released the latest mini quilt a square vortex measuring 24" square.  100 HSTs and 20 flying geese,   lots of trimming needed. It should have a white background but I like dark ones so used purple,  not sure it works so well with the red but was using scraps.



I follow desertskyquilts blog and Susan has been sharing blocks with us stars and pinwheels,  I finally got to make some of them  so here is a photo,   the one at the bottom on the left hand side is not in the series but she had made one and I thought I would have a go too.Not sure what I will do with these maybe just keep them for reference and then if I want to make a sampler quilt I can use them.



I have also signed up to do Blossomhearts HST quilt which is 24 blocks over 12 months,   the link is on my blog.  Have not started yet as not decided on fabric but think I will use lots of fabrics and tie them together with the sashing.

26 comments:

Cattinka said...

You have joined lots of activities, that will keep you busy this year! I like the little quilt topp you made, and am a little bit envious that you have a featherweight. They are really hard to get here.
KATRIN W.

Raewyn said...

Good on you Margaret! I always find it fun to follow projects like these as I learn so much - new techniques, designs and so on. I love your mini - I think the colours work so well. And your machine cover is so pretty :-)

Nana said...

How great your cover ist... maybe I should make one myself?

Nana

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Pearl's cover is great - and the perfect fabric! I really like the red with the purple in the HSTs

tubakk said...

So many interesting projects, and pretty blocks. I love the fabric you've used for the sewing machine cover, just perfect.

Anneliese said...

Margaret, I am so glad that I found you now on my list. The cover is perfect - you were fast to make it.(I use a piece of old linen to cover mine when I leave my 60 years old "baby". I just love your red and purple in your miniquilt. It looks very special. I admire your many projects.

Chyfey said...

You gonna be busy this year.....And I thought I was the only one who named their sewing machines, love Pearl's jacket.
Love the red and purple quilt top,colours work great to me.Keep having fun

shirley said...

gee you have been busy Margaret. Your machine cover is so nice. I always promised to make one but never got round to it. Hope all is well with you

Pippas quilts said...

Wonderful colours on your mini quilt. Machine cover is great have just got my machine out again so maybe I should make one so that I can keep it out. You do keep yourself busy. Hope all is well with you.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Lovely...you are so quick! ;) xxx

Séverine said...

You've been busy. I love your miniquilt , the colors are beautiful. I should do a sewing machine cover like you ...

Mary Ellen said...

Great idea to make a sewing machine cover. One of my Featherweights did not come with a carrying case. I use a smallish rolling tote to take it to classes and I made a dust cover for it. Made a second one for my machine that sits in a cabinet but I don't always remember to use it.

Wonderful projects you have going on there. Busy year for you.

Monica said...

I think the red gives some nice "pop" to your purple mini quilt! Always great to use scraps, and it looks like you will have plenty to keep you busy this year!

Margo Brooks said...

Too cute! I love the sewing machine fabric!

Suztats said...

That fabric is perfect for pearl's cover! Love it. Sure sounds like you'll be very busy this year with your projects, and having lots of fun! Hugs

PaulaB quilts said...

The fabric for Pearl's cover is perfect and the little handle is very " handy". You have a very good sense of color,cease the red and purple are great together. I think white would dull. Some good projects this week, and I got the email notification! Have a good weekend.

Jillian said...

I like the red and purple too. It works in the pinwheel as well as the mini quilt. There is s much to learn from your blocks - well worth using them for reference. You are so productive!

Anita said...

love the fabric that you've chosen for the sewing machine cover. I like scrap quilts and your mini HST looks fantastic.

Marika said...

Hello Margaret,
I am glad to found your Blog, i like your Machine Cover, one time i made one, but this time i have to lutsch Projekt. :)
Wonderful Projekt you have on work.
I Ike Yorkshire, i spend some time of my live in Yorkshire, on April i am in Sussex
I wish you a nice Valentine Day with love Marika

Quilter Kathy said...

Great idea to sew a machine cover... I must try that.
Love your mini mystery!

Susan Hook said...

The sewing machine cover is a brilliant idea, I love the name that you have christened the machine, it made me laugh thinking of the song!

Annet said...

So many triangles in one block! It looks very nice.

Jill said...

Your sewing machine cover is so darling! I love the fabric you used :)

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The Inside Stori said...

Ahhh……you’ve really inspired me. My new machine is larger than the previous inexpensive vinyl cover I’d previously utilized. Protecting these costly machines is so sensible……tx’s for posting this idea!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I'm so glad mine doesn't spell horrible as I like it's ol time oil smell. Your alternative cover is cleaver...and cute! Thanks for rejuvenanting this post at Tuesday Archives this week!!