1/22/2011

Best laid plans etc. etc. etc.

These two blocks were supposed to be the cover for my vintage featherweight which is left uncovered as I use it all the time... But somehow I got emotionally involved with making these blocks and they have become my very favorite... Now they've been done almost a year and I still haven't made them into a cover because I'd rather have the sewing machine getting dusty than these blocks... I just love all the robins on felt... especially the one eating the berry (upper left)

So now I've decided to combine them into a hanging and take them to CT in April as my show and tell... I've tried putting them side by side but it doesn't work so I am making them into one long piece. I'm thinking I might like to enter them in the quilt show this fall.





Now what to do about covering my precious, faithful, incredible sewing machine? I made these two fans as end pieces for the original cover and discovered if I would overlap them at an angle and then add a embellished border it would work as a cover and I can live with them getting dusty... and they seem to fit the personality of my little machine.

11 comments:

Karla Hartzog said...

Stunning work, whatever you do with it!

Lisa said...

Gerry ~ somehow, I must have missed these being finished... Wonderful blocks! The robins are wonderful as is that clump of fluffy white flowers on the top block! Gorgeous! Can't wait to see them made into a hanging!

Bobbi Pohl said...

Ooo! Can't wait to see them. They are very nice. I'm glad they are going wall hanging.

Suztats said...

Such gorgeous work, Gerry! I love your robins, too!

Julie said...

I like how "My Singer" can also refer to that robin with his mouth open!

Great blocks.

MosaicMagpie said...

This is beautiful! I would be like you and hate to see it get dusty. The wallhanging will be seen every day and is sure to uplift your spirit. Thank you for sharing the Robins are beautiful!
Deb

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You definitely should enter those in a contest. They are wonderful and look great together. I also love the richness of the fan blocks. Beautiful work Gerry! Enjoy your Sunday. Connie

Allison Ann Aller said...

They are truly magnificent blocks!

Bellesanbeaus said...

Those are so beautiful! However you use them I am sure their beauty will shine! Thank you for sharing...Beth

susiew said...

Gorgeous Gerry ..... this seems to be your color palette. Doesn't it remind you of your suffragette quilt? I love it... so rich!
SusieW

Raphaela said...

Beautiful. Love the colours.

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