Tuesday, 14 April 2009

A UFO finished

This quilt has been a work in progress for many years! The blocks were originally a block exchange on the Treadleon sewing machine collector's list in 1999! Treadleon is a list dedicated to using treadles and handcranks. I finally finished this quilt in March for a presentation on antique sewing machines at the London Friendship Quilter's Guild. The idea behind this exchange was to make rail fence blocks with the center strip using muslin (to write particulars on) and the other two strips using a fabric that depicts where we live. I put the center of the top together and then took it to a local quilt shop to try various fabrics to see which colour would work. Finally found this red with houses on it which worked great. We had to write our name, where we lived and which 'people powered' antique sewing machine we used to make the blocks.

This is the finished quilt:


Closeup of few of the blocks:


Few more close up blocks:

You can see my Canadian blocks here:

I quilted the border with straight lines echoing the rail fence shapes of the blocks:

Feels good to finally get this UFO out of the closet and use it for a lap quilt!

1 comment:

Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

Wow...your siggy quilt is gorgeous! I like the idea that you were to use fabrics associated to where you live. Very nice! Elaine in SLO,Ca