Monday, April 27, 2015

Photos of the Reverse Around the World Quilt

I went over to Teresa's house last evening and she allowed me to take photos of the RATW quilt that I gave her for her birthday. She has the most adorable place, and it was refreshing to photograph a quilt in a different setting than my quilt room that has a bunch of junk stacked in it. 

Sid Mooney did the quilting on this quilt. The back shows the pattern better
than the bright fabrics on the front of the quilt.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Reverse Around the World is Finished!

I completed the Reverse Around the World quilt on April 12.  I took some poor quality photos before giving it to a friend. So, I am not posting a photo yet.  I will see if I can get a better photo.  It is 80 degrees outside and I just want to be outside, but it is my budget and bills night, so I will be doing those shortly.  I need to get back to my Liberated Houses, now that this RATW quilt is done, but I started a mini-quilt with my version of the Saturn V rocket on it and I think I can finish it up pretty quick, if given the chance.  But so many things are tugging at me for my attention. And gee, I have to work. Blah!
   Just remember the Saturn V rocket was holey-cow tall and looked tall and slender.  Since this is a mini quilt, my version is rather on the stubby side. It is not to scale, except maybe the thrusters.  Maybe another time.  I am using fabrics that I already have on hand, which makes it even more fun!  It is still in the layout and design process, but not far away from a couple cuts and few seams and then presto!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Exclusive Apparatus

Well, sometimes it pays to visit your mother. I was over visiting tonight and she said she had been going through the drawers in her old sewing machine and she had found an apparatus, and perhaps I would like to have it.  It was strange that she did not call it a thing-a-ma-bob or something similar.  It is indeed an apparatus.  We agreed that it is an exclusive apparatus, since we doubt that we know anyone else who has one.  I am sure there may be a few out there, but these things are old and not flaunted.  Of course there are new versions of this same thing available, even locally at The Cotton Club, but it is rare to see such an old specimen; and yes that is true of my mother, also.  I kind of want to put a smiley face here. :)  There.  If anyone knows the true nomenclature of this item, please leave me a comment.
It is old and the plug looks a tad on the unsafe side.
It is to add light to your sewing machine, but the machine must have a thin neck like those old Singers and Whites.  I don't think it will help my Husqvarna!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Reverse Around The World Update

Here is a lovely photo of the quilt top. I don't know what an Around the World quilt looks like, but this is a Reverse Around the World quilt.  I actually got the top done in February. I have retrieved it from Sid the Wonder Quilter and now I have to get the binding on there.  I hope to have it done in approximately one week from now.  Don't time me, please!
Ebony gives this one her stamp of approval!