Monday, April 9, 2012

Design Wall Monday and Saturday Sewing

 Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend!   

 My design wall is slowly gathering more Four Patch Posie blocks.  
I finally made a decision to use the creamy beige as the inner sashing and got to work on that.  I still like the idea of green for one of the other sashings but I only have a fat quarter of this green.  So I have added more green fabric to my fabric shopping list.  

We spent some time this weekend at our place in Pennsylvania. I have a new to me vintage Singer 301a there and on Saturday I worked on a QOV (Quilts of Valor) project.  I cut it out and started sewing it in January but  haven't touched it since. I did a lot of chain piecing and made some progress.  I am making Bonnie Hunter's Star Struck with fabric I won through a QOV raffle last year at MQX (Machine Quilters Expo).  I was entered because I donated a quilt at the show.  Lucky me.

 I love this machine because it reminds me of the machine I learned to sew with and used when I was very young.  Ours was a beige and cream two toned .  Too bad that machine is long gone.  I found this black one on Craigslist with the cabinet for a good price and it works great. The 301's are similar to a Featherweight without the big price.

This is the beautiful view I had while sewing.  The sun was so nice but don't be fooled, it was chilly outside.  I was cosy warm sitting next to our new pellet stove.  Looking forward to spending more time here as the weather warms up.

Speaking of MQX.  It's this week in Providence, Rhode Island.  The last few years I spent a couple of days there enjoying the show, vendors, and taking classes.  This year it falls on Emily's spring break so I didn't register for classes or make reservations.  She and I plan to go for one day and probably spend the night somewhere around there.  I am always so inspired by the wonderful machine quilting at MQX and wouldn't want to miss it.

Linking with Patchwork Times Design Wall Monday.  Looking forward to seeing all the design wall posts.

Thanks for visiting. 



JoAnne said...

I'm loving the posey quilt. Is it a "one block wonder?"

quiltmania said...

The green sashing is perfect, and a perfect excuse to do a little shopping!

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

I made that posy quilt years ago. LOVE IT!

Sue Daurio said...

those are great blocks! Love the green sashing.

Mrs. DillyDally said...

You have been very go girl! What a lovely place to sew. Enjoy your time in Rhode Island!

Connie said...

Beautiful blocks and love your view! Is that a lake or river? Love your new sewing machine and I have a 401 Slant-o-matic that is probably like what you had when you learned to sew. It is my 2nd favorite machine.

JCnNC said...

A really lovely and peaceful place to create and be inspired. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can go to my site to copy the button. You have a great blog and it's well worthy of the nomination. Thanks from Judy C