Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Star Top is Finished

And I rather like it.  I had thought about putting another border on it but decided no.  I have backing ready, too, but I'm really not sure who this one will go to yet, so I'll wait to quilt it until I know.

Mr. Muddling completed the refurbishing of this little Singer 99.  This little cutie was born in 1927.  I think she is beautiful.  As you can see I was sewing the final borders on with it the other night.  And she did a marvelous job!

This is the machine that has the knee controller.  It works really well.
 
I am so glad that we are able to save some of these old machines and put them to use.  I bought this one from Goodwill.  That means that someone just gave it away. 
 
I am also glad that my Sweetie enjoys working on these old jewels.  He encourages me to buy more!  How neat is that!!!  No wonder I love him.

I've had these half yard cuts of young Mr. Paddington Bear for a while now.  He's been telling me it's time for him to make someone a nice quilt.
 
What?  Your fabrics don't talk to you?
 
It's good to have fun, and I truly hope you're having some - whatever you're doing!
 
Hugs and kisses,

14 comments:

Karen said...

Lovely to see all the stars put together. Your quilt looks great especially with the red.
I agree. It is wonderful to see these old machines kept and loved. They were certainly made extremely well.

*karendianne. said...

Wow! Your quilt top is spectacular. I lovvvve it!

Melanie said...

Darling little machine... Love the solid borders in this piece....

Thimbleanna said...

It looks great Elaine -- I really like that you decided to do the red sashing. My fabrics talk to me all the time -- I just wish they'd tell me exactly what I should make from them instead of just whispering Make Me Make Me!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such a gorgeous quilt!! I love it!

Nanette Merrill said...

The quilt has me gobsmacked. It has layers of beauty. I love the red intersecting with the stars and I love the star fabric. You've done a smashing job. My fav of yours so far.

Annie said...

Wow, I'm sure I'd love mine more if he encouraged me to buy more sewing machines!

Susie Swanson said...

Such a beautiful top.. I love stars and it seems I can never get mine exactly right.. Yours are perfect..

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

The Paddington Bear fabric is so pretty. I also love the star quilt top. You are so talented and do wonderful work. The quilts are so colorful and beautiful. I just love to look at them.

Amanda said...

Oh, Paddington. He's just a peaceful kind of guy isn't he?
The stars look great, just right contrasts to show off those stars.

Kat said...

I love your stars, so pretty! I have an old Singer, which I bought for $40 on Craig's list about 3 years ago. I had it serviced and bought a power cord (didn't come with the machine) and I've not used it once... the knee pedal intimidates me. It's so beautiful, though, I spend a lot of time admiring her anyway :-)

Those Paddington fabrics are adorable! What a cute quilt they'll make, no matter what pattern you choose!

Sarah Craig said...

Your star quilt is gorgeous!! I love the colors you chose. And I have an old Singer very similar to yours - it may be the same, but I'm too lazy to go downstairs and check. My daughter found it at a yard sale for $2 - wood bonnet and all - and bought it for me! Runs like a top...

Whoop whoop!!

Ellie Q said...

Fantastic star quilt! I love how it looks scrappy but also a bit modern. The red sashing makes it, too!

Kelli said...

Just popped in from the linky at Sarah's to give you some whoops! Great top that you finished, and that is sooo cool that your Mr. encourages you to buy more machines.. Those little Singers are so cute, love the knee lever. I learned to sew on my mom's Singer(1960's model) and it had a knee lever so my first machine with a foot pedal was a novelty to me. lol I'm having fun right now with some Union Jack blocks--hope you're having a great weekend!
xo