Antiquing and Sewing

Antiquing and sewing, I think that is the perfect combination!

I got to go to Warrenton antiquing a few weeks ago with Mary. Oh my, we had a great time, but it was crazy hot! I thought I would show you this item that got the award for being the “Best Repurpose Award”.

If you ever have a shopping cart and need an “easy chair” – this is the answer! Ha!

shopping cart re-purposed!

I found a few treasures and yes, I did find a few more doily dresses! I spotted this cute little sewing machine and it was a bargain, but I cleaned her up and she looks “sew” much better!

my new doilies and door knob

my little sewing machine for the Red room

I also found several miniature irons, this was a great collection and I had to limit myself to only these special 5!

I also got a “nail rake” for a coat hanger

my little irons, one is a Victorian collar iron and the 3 that are stair-step have Roman numbers I, II and III on them. very unique!

I also found the cutest dump truck and I could not wait to get home and get him all packed up with pumpkins for the porch of the shop!

I love, love my new/old dump truck!

At the end of September, it was Florida retreat time! I got to go and sew and they have the best sunsets on Kingsley Lake at Camp Blanding!

sunset in Florida over the lake

I took more projects than I could possibly make, but I’d rather have more than not enough!

First on the list was this mini quilt pattern from the Jo Morton group, called Basket Medallion.

Basket Medallion pattern

I got busy on the little baskets and put the inner sashing on, but I left behind the next fabric at home, I was trying hard to only bring what I really needed. This little quilt had several components, so I had other stuff to do like the half-square border and to make all the hourglass blocks. I worked on it all as far as I could and then packed it away!

I did change up this pattern. First change was I reversed the baskets, this was an accident and I didn’t notice it until it was all sashed and decided to leave it.

The next change was the half-square border, I have trouble with patterns were the borders aren’t balanced, so since I’m the creator, I did. Ha!

I finished it at home and I really like how it came out.

my finished Basket Medallion

I had pre-cut and prepared a Laundry Basket Quilt pattern, Homestead. Thanks to Marcia H, she had it worked out to be a paper pieced project through EQ and she offered it to me and I took her up on her offer. She did a great job!

my Homestead pattern

I did a test block at home and then made 26 at the retreat. That is one piece of work in that house block! I think it took me 2 full days to make them all and I was a busy bee!

my test block

Here they are! I used a part of a fat quarter tower by French General, Rue Indienne line. I have waited to find just the right project to use with this great fabric and I think it was a success! Now to get the sashing on and try to get this one finished!

my Homestead houses

I have my Harmony Mills version hanging up in the shop now and I thought I would share it.

I wanted to share a closer view of my Harmony Mills

I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads.
Love and hugs,

About ronda926

I enjoy piecing quilts and getting to know people, as well as sharing the information I have on sewing. I love the sense of accomplishment once I'm finished.
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2 Responses to Antiquing and Sewing

  1. Joyce Miller says:

    Looks fabulous!!! What brand is your pull down design wall? Thanks!! I’m going to look at festival.

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