Saturday, May 5, 2018

Quilt Projects in Progress & a Vintage and New Singer Sewing Box

My quilting has been on near total hiatus while my poor fingertips recovered from all the abuse of needle and fabric during the winter weather. But now I am up and back at finishing my applique projects.

The Peter Pan quilt, inspired by the Riley Blake fabric Neverland, is also nearing completion. I used some of Marie Cheever Whiteside Newton's vintage applique patterns. I have another outer border of pieced blocks to do--just adding them to the sides of what I have to make the quilt wider. The corner blocks in the border will have embroidery with quotes from Barrie's original book.

There are two blocks left to applique on my yellow rose sampler and then I have to add embroidery on the last six blocks.

I will set the blocks together, perhaps with sashing in the background fabric, and add borders made with the yellow fabric in the matching drapes. Still determining that part!

This week Karen Smiley Morrison visited the weekly quilt group to show her new vintage find--a Singer sewing box from the 1980s.

 The sides fold down...
 ...and it has a place for everything! The box came filled with thread and supplies.

It turned out that our quilt group member Alex has the brand new version of this sewing box!

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