"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Friday, July 13, 2018

Feathered Stars

At my quilt guild last night, we saw some beautiful blocks!  Marla made these Feathered Stars using the templates from Marti Mitchel.

Janet brought her feathered star that she paper pieced.
I love these blocks!  Marla is going to teach a class at our guild on how to make them, I won't be able to make it though.  I got a job teaching kindergarten and first grade next year so I am busy with getting my classroom ready.  I also have two quilts I want to finish before our small local quilt show in August.

Have you ever made a feathered star before?


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sewing Mojo

Last year I got really sick and lost my sewing mojo and had not done any sewing since then.  We had our Treadle-On and Gathering Academy a couple of weeks ago and I got my sewing mojo back! 
My friend Cheryl Parker from http://cherylsteapots2quilting.blogspot.com/ stayed with me.  I love the friends I have made through blogging!

Cheryl taught a mini class each morning, one for the pin cushion with a thread catcher and the other (at my request) on a sewing machine mat.  She was so sweet and made me one of each with penguin material!  I am so happy because I did not have time to do any sewing since I was the host of the TOGA.  Right now this is my set up in the living room.
I am trying to get my 3-D bowtie blocks done.  They are 4 inch blocks and I started them years ago at a TOGA, Sue had given a demo on how to make them.  I have to give a demo at my quilt guild next month and want my quilt done!
 I am sewing on my Redeye Singer 66 hand crank sewing machine, it goes through the bulk great!

Of course I have a helper!
All of the blocks are blue and bowties with a yellow background.  I think I will do a yellow inner border and a light or medium blue outer border and maybe a dark blue binding.  I haven't fully decided yet, it depends on how much material of each I have in my stash.

What are you working on right now?

Treadling away in Missouri,

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Cats on Quilts!

These are the lazy days of summer and my cats sure have been lazy!
Oreo, Tiger, Cupcake

Oreo, Tater, and Tiger




Happy Caturday!


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Fringey Banners

I have been making banners!
I hurt my foot a couple of weeks ago and I needed something to do while sitting on the couch.  I am happy it did not happen until after my TOGA!  I am sorry I have not been replying to comments, but for some reason they are not showing up in my emails.  I appreciate all of your comments though and will try to figure it out.
I'm having fun making these!  I am going to sell them at a festival in October.  Let me know if you have any suggestions.  I am also going to make some pendant ones too!
I have another one that I want to add some strips of denim to and then I will share that picture also.
You know I would have help with making them of course!
Tater loves playing with my lace and so does Oreo!

For now I have just been using what is in my stash. 
Have you ever made a banner?  They are a lot of fun!


Monday, July 2, 2018

TOGA quilts

I have been blogging about the Missouri TOGA.  Today I wanted to share pictures of all of the amazing quilts everyone brought to share.  Next year we will be more organized with the hanging of the quilts.

These last two pictures were the raffle quilt.  I forgot to take a straight picture of it, so you have to see us in the background.  I am open to suggestions about whether hanging the quilts worked better or igf we want to schedule a show n tell time on Friday for the quilts.
What do you think?


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

TOGA machines

I want to share some of the vintage machines that were at the TOGA!

A TOGA originated with Treadleon.net when fellow hand crank and treadle sewing machine users wanted to get together and share their machines and learn more about them.  It is called a Treadle On Gathering Academy because we gather together and learn a lot of stuff.  It is a lot of fun!  We will be having another Missouri TOGA next year.  I will try to schedule it for the weekend after Father's Day again in 2019.  This seems to work out pretty good for me since I am a teacher and am off work for the summer. 

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8