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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Lucky 13..... and a toy, too.

Finally, I am caught up with block #13 of the Cherry Trees BOM with three days to spare, too.  Of course, that is my own schedule.  I am trying to get each block done each month.  I did fall behind there for just a minute, but now I have time to breathe....even if it is only for three days. 


I am reconsidering using that really light green stripe leaf, but hey...it will get lost in the whole scheme of things eventually.  Right?


As much as I complained about all the little fingerlings in the last block, I really like this flower. 

...and here is block # 13 complete.


Now, to complete my week, my husband won this for me on Ebay.





Isn't it adorable?  It is a toy from the 20s or 30s.  I haven't really done any checking on it yet, but after seeing a fellow quilter/sewing machine collector's blog and seeing some of the beautiful machines out there, whether they be full-sized or toys, I just had to have this one. 

My husband has it all cleaned up already.  I just need to figure out how to thread it and give it a try. 

If you would like to see some other beautiful machines and some beautiful quilts that Lynne is working on, please go to her blog and check it out
http://treadlestreasures.blogspot.com/

Now I figure I can breathe a little easier  until block #14 is posted.

Happy quilting everyone!

5 comments:

  1. Your blocks are great and I love the fabrics you are using, it's going to be stunning. I have that very same little sewing machine and mine works perfectly.

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  2. I think you are right about getting rid of the light green stripe. It looks white from a little distance, almost like you dropped a piece of paper on it. I would change it.

    And you said this, " Of course, that is my own schedule. I am trying to get each block done each month." LOL Isn't that the whole idea of a BOM?

    Love the quilt, and LOVE you!!!

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  3. I am trying this again with the firewall off, maybe I can comment. Love your cherry blocks, makes me wish I would have done this one with you! The little sewing machine is very cute!!

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  4. WOW...block 13 turned out amazing! I LOVE it!
    Congrats on the vintage toy sewing machine.
    What a great find your husband made for you!
    ENJOY!

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  5. I love your block, and that is the cutiest toy, such a nice DH to do that.

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