Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Quilter's Journal

I've been so inspired by these two posts (go here and here) that I thought I might do some similar posts occasionally.

Outside my window my favorite flowering plum tree is blossoming beautifully; spring is here, and it must be savored because summer comes too quickly.

I am thinking about what I'm going to make with these 50 wonderful feedsack squares I got from Glenna...the possibilities are endless!
I am thankful for the feel and the texture of cloth, the hum of my sewing machine, and the serenity of hand stitching.
One of my favorite things is my great grandmother's treadle sewing machine. (I know, I know, it needs a little quilt on top...I just have to make the perfect one)!

This week I'm looking forward to applique', binding, cutting, and piecing.
I thought I'd share some of my favorite new fabrics...from the line Patisserie. I was lucky to find a sale the other day...3 yards for $23...I thought that was a great price for a brand new Moda line! I've already started a couple of projects...more on those later!

I'm dreaming about the wonderful new book by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts? It's called Fresh Vintage Sewing, and I can tell it's going to be a "must have!" For a peek inside this wonderful book, check out Joanna's blog!
Have a wonderful day!


alda said...

your old sewing nachine is great!!
and the new book from fig Tree looks very tempting " just must have book" lol.

Darlene said...

The new Fig Tree book looks so inviting; a must have.

I'll be waiting to see what you make with the new fabrics.

My grandmother left her treadle to me (she taught me to sew on it - oh so many years ago). My mom has it and sadly will not give it to me. Someday!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oww, I love your Glenna fabrics too and also your new fabric, great colors. I have the same machine, it was my husband's grandmothers. Putting a quilt on it is a good idea, I never thought of that!!

jacquie said...

nice post...it's good to sit back and reflect sometimes. love that tree...i can't wait!

Kaaren said...

A very thoughtful and inspirational post Sherri. Thanks.

Your gramma's treadle machine is truly a treasure. Wouldn't a little table topper quilt made from the 1930"s fabric look super on top?

I "collect" Joanna's fabric as well. To date, there's Dandelion Girl, Gypsy Rose and my next purchase will certainly be Patisserie. (sigh) I want it all.

Carrie P. said...

Thanks for sharing your journal with us. I am sure those feed sacks were fun to go through.

Dawn said...

That was a nice post...i was thinking about some of the things you wrote in my own life...hummm...out my sewing room window...weeds!! lol! I should plant a tree!

Candace said...

Sherri - like Darlene, I learned to sew on my grandmothers treadle, too - yours is almost identical to hers! It's so nice that you still have it and can display it so nicely!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Ohhh I love the fabrics. I shouldn't look. And your feedsacks- I know I do the same thing. I love them and pet them. The machine is so lovely.

ivoryspring said...

Hi Sherri,

Lovely post! We had a plum tree, but it never blossomed like yours do.

Love those feedsack squares!

Eileen said...

Sherri, what kind of sewing machine is that? Is it a White? It looks a lot like mine.. so I was just wondering. :-) I never lift mine up. But the top of it is covered with stuff! Do you have more pictures up close?

Julie Isa said...

LOVE it!!! It makes my heart happy to know that i've inspired someone! ?Thanks for sharing!!!

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