Tuesday, March 4, 2014


There's nothing better than a 1940's Singer Featherweight while your regular machine is in the shop.

I'm probably the last one to make this "trip around the world" quilt. It was a total compulsive start, but it's gone by fast. 

 I'm using scraps I NEVER thought I'd use.  Just think, a queen size quilt made with unwanted scraps!  I'll definitely need to make one of these every few years.

 I even have these pieced scraps from a previous quilt for the back.

 My Heather Ross top is ready and waiting for the mail man to bring some fabric for the back.

I'm excited to be posting this finish for Friday:

And on a closing note, I was cleaning out my mother-in-law's kitchen last week and found this pot holder.  I finally realized why I was so drawn to it . . .   Could it possibly be the hot pad that the kids made for their grandma 25 years ago?   I love these, they're the best.

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  1. Love your quilts!!!! I could really use one of those trips around the world...quilt and trip..haha
    Great way to use the scraps and it is gorgeous!!

  2. Love you Trip!! And your finish is lovely!! Congrats!

  3. Lots of people in my sewing groups use those old featherweights....they are too cool really and it's so amazing that they still work after so many years. That has to say something about the quality.

  4. I love those old machines but have never used one. The scrapped trip looks great and how sweet she kept the hot pad all that time!

  5. A great trip and a great name! Reminds me I have one to finish! ;)

  6. Don't feel bad. I haven't started mine yet. Love the Featherweight too :)

  7. No, I haven't done a trip around the world quilt - you are the last but one. The colours are great, you must be really pleased seeing it come together so quickly.
    I'm glad you have posted the pot holder. I have some tatty old tea towels - now I know what to do with them!


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