Saturday, August 7, 2010

Baby Quilt

Well, I'm finally posting about the baby quilt I made in May.
Yeah, I know. I'm a bit behind. Better late than never, right?

I do not pretend to be an expert sewer (um, eww, how about sewing hobbiest?), and I certainly don't pretend to be an expert quilter,
but I'm really happy with how the quilt turned out. This quilt is not perfect, but is was made with a lot of love. I thought of that sweet baby with every stitch
and every seam ripped and re-sewed ;-)

I just love the carrot fabric. I don't even know why- orange is not one of my favorite colors. But I was smitten with that fabric as soon as I saw it. I came across eleven yards of this fabric at my favorite thrift store. No, that is not a typo.
I bought eleven yards. The quilt is backed with carrots, too.
The green swirly fabric came from a dress I bought that didn't fit.
Thrifting and repurposing are two of my favorite things.

Vintage sewing machines are another one of my favorite things.
This was sewn on two of my vintage machines. It was pieced on my Atlas Deluxe.

Yes, I did have it threaded properly to sew, just not to photograph.

I quilted it on my 1973 model Kenmore that was given to me by my mother-in-law.

The pattern is a very simple diagonal which is great for
my short periods of time when I can sew.
Anything more complicated and it might take years for me to finish!

My favorite machines were made in the 1950's in beautiful colors.
I also have a nice old treadle that I enjoy using.

Anyone else out there have an obsession, I mean um, fondness, for vintage sewing machines?

Hope you all are having a nice weekend!



  1. Very cute! Great job, Susan. I have a vintage machine but she no longer works. However, I am keeping her. For some reason, I can't bear to part with her. I do have an obsession for vintage cameras, though. Go figure.

  2. Those sewing machines are amazing! Love them!

  3. Thanks! Courtney and Momm2Four! I have made two more quilts, but they are a secret until the baby shower this weekend! Shhh!
    Courtney, you know the person the other quilts are for! She played flute! Hint, hint!

  4. Wow, that's really nice, Susan! I'm sorely inept when it comes to sewing... I can make a pillowcase!


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