07 July, 2014

Sewing Machine Quilt


Well this was a fun finish!

It took 50 different fabrics. Some hours... One day I should actually track how long things take me. And a whole lot of fun. It has been a long time since I had this much fun sewing.

Making this quilt really just started with an idea. I wanted to simply see if it would work. One block led to another and another and then there were 25. I played around with different sizes of the final block. I started with 12.5'' squares but the sewing machine got lost in it. Now each block finishes at 10.5'' square. It is a great size now and makes a much easier cutting job.

Now I want to play with this concept a bit more. This includes working on some different sizes and a precision pieced option. And, I think a new pattern may emerge from this. What do you think?

It's amazing to be so excited again.


13 comments:

house on hill road said...

I love it! And I can imagine how great it felt to be so excited about something you were working on. That is the best!

antique quilter said...

this is just so fun! can't wait to see what you add to it
Kathie

Tami D said...

Sew much fun!!!!

Dominique said...

What a great quilt! Wall hanging for your studio, perhaps?

Allison said...

oh, that is fantastic patchwork! I love that each machine is different :)

Suzanne said...

Hurray! It's a lovely backdrop for your studio. I'm glad it inspired you and imaking it gave you so much joy.

Amy said...

Love is all I can say.

River Gril Quilts said...

Just love it. Yes, a pattern is a great idea. This is so fun.

Mossie said...

I really like this one. My favorite blocks are the ones where the base of the machine extends to the right a bit, making it look less like a curly q and more like a sewing machine.

Patti said...

It is fun! I love looking at it! I am thinking it would make a wonderful border as well. Cool!

Quilter Kathy said...

This is awesome Cheryl! Your idea has grown into a wonderful quilt... so fun! I love how each one is a little bit different, just like our sewing machines are all unique!

Leanne said...

This is such a fun concept, I think a pattern is a great idea.

Gail Quilts said...

It is a fun quilt and you are right to be excited. If you wanted to make it the first of a series (sort of), did you notice how it resembles the basics of a Greek key design? Is there a way you could riff on that, especially improvisationally?