Today, I have two things to share. Let's start with the new stuff. As you know, I am a proud member of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild. Such a great group of gals (no guys... yet) and lots of fun. A few months ago, we had our logo designed by Eric of Dartmouth Clothing Company (who may have a connection with one of our members).
Now, we are working on our guild banner. One of our members, Karen, has done a superb job on the main panel and everyone else was provided fabric to create a 6" block for the front, as well as a signature block for the back. Of course, I can't remember any of these names, so I went to I went to Jenn's blog for a little help: Kona White, Pacific, Prussian, Aqua, Oasis, and Breakers.
Here is my contribution for the front:
Gees it's hard to take pictures of solid fabrics and get the colours right...
And here's the back:
I free-motioned my name in variegated thread using a light fusible interfacing for stability. Here's a better look at the colours.
Love that colour scheme!
Now, about something old. If you toured my studio, you may remember this antique sewing table which was a flea market find.
It was a fine piece of furniture, but last week, I said goodbye and send it off to live in another home (with another member of my guild) so that I could have room for this one:
But, wait a minute. Isn't this table smaller? Weren't the legs nicer in the other ones?... What gives?
Well, this one is the real thing. It is not just a table. There is an actual machine in it. My grandmother's treadle sewing machine.
Isn't it a beauty?
And it works, too...
I find it fascinating to think that I could potentially sew in a power outage, with the power of my feet...
It came with the manual, a few bobbins and a box full of parts. And check out those old fashioned wooden spools of thread. And that "newer" plastic one there, with the 85c sign on the wrapper...
I don't think it is a collector's piece or anything like that, but it is worth a lot to me. I am honoured to have been given this little piece of my family's past. It makes me smile every time I see it.
Have you ever sewn on a treadle machine?