2Rs and I made enough blocks for two quilts. She had a box of 1.5" strips and the black centers were cut from a chunk of scrap fabric. All the blocks came home with me to play with. Its my kind of pattern--no diagonals, no background, and ANYTHING goes for fabric! We only made a small dent in the 1.5" strips. Not what we planned to work on this weekend but it was more fun! Simple mindless sewing, just what we needed. Please see everyone's design wall posts at Patchwork Times.
It was also city wide rummage sale where 2Rs lives. We didn't think we'd go but then a couple Sweat Shop ladies had stopped at one and said the magic words--OLD SEWING MACHINE. Away we went and Lorri2Rs is the proud new owner of this machine--
Oh its a wonderful find! All the parts, the manual, and it sews like a dream! She dusted it, new needle and sewed all weekend with it. The needle moves from side to side and it zigzags too! It has a free arm, the bed collapses down out of the way, and the extension fits right on the end. The case reminds us of a bowling ball bag, but the parts all fit in there. Not as light as a Singer Featherweight, but much lighter than most machines. A wonderful machine to travel with.
And speaking of travel, 2Rs and I are retreating in Sioux City IA this weekend, Bonnie Hunter classes. We're ready to have fun, our projects are ready, I just need to cut a few pieces of brown fabric and oil/pack a couple of sewing machines. I'm driving so can pack extra machines for "just in case".
Barn Dance blocks
Sash album blocks
Finish sewing Bricks and Stepping Stones blocks together
Cozy Cabin Blocks
I'm leaving on Friday so not sure how much sewing I'll get done. Whatever I do will be progress. Its raining and everything is greening up. Lots of outside work to do now.