Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cranking Out the Roses

While most of the vacation in St. Louis was for sightseeing and shopping, I also had some time to piece together 5 more roses for my Little Bouquet. I must get myself caught up for the quilt along! You can find more information at Cherri's blog. Her blog is called Cherry House Quilts. I find it to be very informative. She wrote up excellent directions that you may follow if you'd like to make a Little Bouquet quilt too.

The interesting thing about my vacation quilting is that I constructed the roses using the Singer handcrank toy. It is a blast that this little gem sews as well as it does. The only modification I had to make was to start sewing at the edge of the foundation rather than on the edge of the fabric. That way the chain of thread could countinue to be unbroken. The hotel iron had plenty of steam. It was nearly as good as my Rowenta at home.

1 comment:

chq said...

What fun! I need to find one of these little gem sewing machines!