July 22, 2011

Postage-Stamp Lap Quilt Finished!

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This quilt, which I began in January as part of a Quilt-A-Long over at p.s.i quilt {scroll down to the Postage Stamp Quilt Along}, has finally rolled off the quilting machine!  Mrs. Singer had a problem with thread breaking, but after a trip to the repairman and some handy work by Mr. Hearts on one of her brackets, she has been sewing again!  Yeah! 


This quilt is now quilted and bound and given as a gift.  I forgot to take a picture of her before I gave her away!  OOPS!  Hopefully I'll be able to get a picture of the quilt from the recipients.


Quilt stats:
  • Size:  Twin size at approx. 60"x80".
  • Quilt top fabrics:  Sip of Summer Collection from Connecting Threads and white tone-on-tone from Northcott Studio.
  • Backing fabric:  Lemonade Daffodil from Sip of Summer Collection by Connecting Threads.
  • Batting: Hobb's Thermore 100% polyester, ultra low loft {pure white to keep the white fabric in the quilt top looking white}
  • Binding: Lemonade Daffodil from Sip of Summer Collection by Connecting Threads, double fold binding attached by machine for durability
  • Pattern:  From p.s. i quilt Postage Stamp quilt-a-long
  • Quilting:  All-over meandering stitch with white Cotton Essentials thread on my 1896 Singer long-arm quilting machine
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8 comments :

Connie said...

Wow! This is the first time I ever saw a old Singer set-up like this! I have a 15-91, did you design the frame?

Mrs.Hearts said...

@ Connie - I purchased the Singer machine together with the table and didn't design it myself. You can read more in this post - http://busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com/2010/10/vintage-long-arm-quilting-machine.html. The whole kit and kaboodle was purchased off Craigslist for ... dare I tell you? $300!!!

Mrs. Hearts

Lee Ann said...

Wow! I'm loving this! And I just read your comment on you got the whole thing for $300? Holy Moly! You did GREAT!

Mrs.Hearts said...

@ Lee Ann,
Yes, 300 bucks. It was still a lot of money because my husband had been out of work for months, and we didn't know he would be out of work for 49 weeks total. I smile a HUGE grin and laugh when I see the cost of a new one without a table. However, new ones are a lot more sophisticated than Mrs. Singer - she cannot do near the delicate stitching those machines do, but I do love her dearly, and all I want her to do is a meandering stipple, and she does that just fine.
Mrs. Hearts

Debuko said...

Wow! It's absolutely fantastic! Great work Mrs.Hearts :)

Jasmine said...

What a darling patchwork quilt. Love the bright colors.

Cathy said...

I love it! So bright and cheery yet so simple. My favorite!

tubakk said...

Just beautiful.