Thursday, February 9, 2017

Embroidery and rows of tumblers.............

I hadn't used my embroidery machine since December and I want to make a child's quilt with the red 30s reproduction fabrics.  I embroidered 12 blocks yesterday and trimmed them to 5.5".  Now I have to design the quilt.

 









Yesterday I also finished making the first 2 rows of 3" tumblers and while watching TV last night I sewed 2 more rows and got all 4 rows sewn together. 

I haven't pressed them yet.  I hope I can cut some of the larger tumbler shapes today and sew a couple rows of them too.



I have the next 2 rows of 27 tumblers laid out so maybe I'll get them sewn too.  It is supposed to be bitterly cold today so it should be a good cutting and sewing day.

11 comments:

Linda Swanekamp said...

Warm fabric on a cold day- you have the right idea!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Gorgeous flannels - happy stitching!

patty a. said...

You have gotten a lot done in the last couple of days! love those tumbler pieces!

Needled Mom said...

The embroidery blocks will be so sweet with the repro fabrics.

JJM said...

What a delightful post today Wanda... LOVE the embroidered blocks, brings back memories of the
"Good Old Days" ! And the tumblers... A fun piece to stitch and look at as well.

JJM

p.s. We got 6" of new snow yesterday and it is melting like crazy today with temps reaching into the low 50's this afternoon ! Craziest winter on record for sure, in our area. I do not mind the sloppy mess out there cause it is melting and not snowing again. (*._.*)

Nicole Hannah said...

All the time I am in awe of how much you do in a day. It is inspiring!

Lesley Gilbert said...

Love your embroidered blocks - I didn't know home machines did that sort of work and at that size. I have a Memory Craft 6000 which sews animals/objects and the alphabet etc but they are only small. I look forward to seeing what your finished blocks look like :)
It's a lot colder here now and it tried to snow today - couldn't make it's mind up, but I'm not going anywhere this weekend so it doesn't matter, for now.

Kristin said...

Your redwork embroidered blocks are beautiful!

Lisa C said...

Wow - when you get started on something, you go to town! Those tumbler blocks are really growing on me.

Evie Bernier said...

I love your redwork embroideries. They are just charming! Where did you get the machine designs?

Maree Smith said...

I love how you have used your embroidery machine to make such a feature for your red block quilt - the colors all work so well together, and I really love the style you have used.