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Hello sewing friends.  Its Saturday morning . . . my third day to work on "Sleep Til Noon" quilt.  I quit at 9:30 last night, finished piecing row 5 of 6.  Before I left the studio I grabbed my phone to photograph the quilt top, and wouldn't ya know--my phone battery was dead.   I promise to post photos later today.

I made the quilt more "scrappy" than the magazine inspiration photo.  Had lots of leftover sub assemblies from other quilt projects, so I incorporated them into the design because the colors worked well together.

Didn't have the medium value of gray fabric for sashing on hand, so I had to go with something darker.  Asking Jon's opinion--he said "it's ok".  I've come to understand over the years that "it's ok" means it's good.  He likes anything that isn't pink cabbage roses.

Other news: a person coming over at 1p today to look at (buy) my 1950s Universal Deluxe Streamliner turquoise and ivory sewing machine.  Hmmmmmm, I'm gonna cry when that one goes . . . Downsizing machines is painful.  

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Anxious to see photos!  Good luck on the sale of your machine, and I'm sure you'll have that feeling of loss pass (there are more machines to be rescued!)
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Sleep Til Noon queen size quilt in progress. 

Started Thursday morning--finished top Saturday. 
2 STN.jpg  6 STN.jpg  8 STN.jpg  9 STN.jpg 

Today is Sunday and I am going to sew the backing from grayish light green print accented with art panels "leftover blocks".  Adding the art panels result in a 100" width needed to do the long arm quilting.  

A man stopped by the studio on Saturday and purchased my straight stitch Universal Turquoise and Ivory Deluxe Streamliner. 

Gone is my sadness of letting this machine go.  The man is a Native American artisan who sews leather gloves and apparel; he showed me photos of his leather and exquisite bead work.  He explained he and his 15 year old daughter sew together.  They make/sell ribbon skirts and vests for events.  He plans to give the sewing machine to his daughter.  Oh my gosh, what a splendid journey this machine has ahead of it.  

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Seep till Noon is another winner.  Such lovely colors.  I better not oversleep too much for the next month or so....as I came home from church yesterday with my hands full.  Got two quilt tops to quilt for a friend (one is a baby quilt and the other a lap/napping size).  Another gal is planning on redecorating our dining/fellowship hall and asked if I would be her partner in the project and make 15 placemats for her centerpieces.  Sure, I said I would be happy to volunteer my time and materials.  Gulp!  She doesn't know I'm doing the two quilts first, but somehow I'll try to find the appropriate fabrics and get them whipped up!  Wish me luck!  I'm going to need the "Mrs. D. discipline and work ethic!"

And how wonderful that the Universal story had a happy ending!  Sounds like it's going to the perfect home.[smile]

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Oh that pattern would go so well with fabric pieces of the size that I have.
Saved that photo even though my colors are no where the same.
Thx for sharing with us. I could use some of your energy.

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Seep till Noon is another winner.  Such lovely colors.  I better not oversleep too much for the next month or so....as I came home from church yesterday with my hands full.  Got two quilt tops to quilt for a friend (one is a baby quilt and the other a lap/napping size).  Another gal is planning on redecorating our dining/fellowship hall and asked if I would be her partner in the project and make 15 placemats for her centerpieces.  Sure, I said I would be happy to volunteer my time and materials.  Gulp!  She doesn't know I'm doing the two quilts first, but somehow I'll try to find the appropriate fabrics and get them whipped up!  Wish me luck!  I'm going to need the "Mrs. D. discipline and work ethic!"

And how wonderful that the Universal story had a happy ending!  Sounds like it's going to the perfect home.[smile]


Oh my gosh Mavis.  You will do great on the two quilts.  

More good news to share about the Universal Straight Stitch I sold to the Native American artisan.  He called me this morning and wants to buy its sister machine I'm selling, A Universal Deluxe Zig-Zag, left needle position machine. 

1 Universal MIN, JA3 HAPPY stamp.jpg 
SOLD this morning for $100.  Universal Deluxe MIN

I will be adding a VSF post later about "offset" presser feet for left needle position vintage machines.  (Both #5557 high shank and #55605 low shank presser feet with machine photos). 

You can find those straight stitch presser feet at Sewing Parts Online.  $7 and $9 respectively.  Sew Classic used to sell the #5557 but discontinued them.  I've been looking for a source for some time now.  

Best wishes Mavis on your projects.  We'll want to see pictures, right? [wave]




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Oh that pattern would go so well with fabric pieces of the size that I have.
Saved that photo even though my colors are no where the same.
Thx for sharing with us. I could use some of your energy.


Hi morningstar.  I'm so glad you plan to apply your colors to make one.   Hope you will show us some photo of your fabrics selection.

Sleep Til Noon queen went fast, because I had a lot of sub assemblies sitting in my stash.  Sub-assemblies are better than food-in-the frig leftovers because they don't grow mold.

I cut the plain squares 10" to reduce fabric waste.  Framing the squares are 2.5" wide strips.  5 blocks across, 6 blocks = length.  Sashing cut at 3.5" wide. 

Have fun on your quilt project.   Happy holidays. [smile]

 

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