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!
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!
I also found several miniature irons, this was a great collection and I had to limit myself to only these special 5!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
I have my Harmony Mills version hanging up in the shop now and I thought I would share it.
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads.
Love and hugs,