Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Treasure Treadle

This is unfortunately not mine. I found it when I checked out the apartment next to my grandparents. It's being renovated after the previous tenant died of old age, and some of his stuff is still there, including this old Singer sewing machine. I've seen people rave about these treadles on quilting blogs but don't know anything about them myself. I like he idea of sewing without electricity, though...

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Border choices

These quilts definitely need peppy borders, they're too dull, not enough popping colour in them.

I've experimented with some colours, trying to pick up the red in one of the fabrics.

Nice match for the orange-red in the colourful square

Too dull

Too red

Too busy

First one it is then :)

And for the other (light version) quilt, something to pick up the green squares would be good. Let's see what the stash has to offer!