Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My Romantic "treasure"

I try to be practical and not acquire things that I don't need.....but I couldn't help myself this time!

I have been enchanted with the aqua color ever since I first saw one of these Singer 337 machines made in Clydebank, Scotland in 1964. Now, I own this one which was brought into the shop by a 90 year old sewist who is down-sizing.

As you can see, it is perfect for patchwork. As soon as I locate a walking foot, I can do quilting with it too. To me, it is a type of "eye candy". Sigh!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lavendar tea bag sachets

Still have scraps after making all those quilts????
Use fresh lavendar and string to create these charming sachets. The originals are by Laurraine Yuyama, of Patchwork Pottery. Her blog is also fresh and charming!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Daffodil block of the month for March

Machine appliqued block which I designed for the class I am teaching. Each month a new appliqued block. We did traditional pieced blocks last year.