Hubs and I stopped in Kent on Thursday for breakfast following a doctor’s appointment. We spotted an antiques store we hadn’t seen before and went in after we ate. The place was wall to wall antique clocks! My husband was in heaven and I nearly had to drag him away when it was time to go.
I did find a few machines but felt they were a bit pricey for what they were and the condition they are in.
This Wheeler and Wilson needs some love and oil! I’m always amazed at how tiny these are!
There were a couple of toy machines as well.
The owner also had a Singer Sewhandy in a torn up box. I’d already seen the prices of the other machines so I didn’t ask what they be wanting for this one. If it had a hard case, I might have been curious.
They recommend you wash the fabric before use so I put it in the kitchen sink with some gentle soap and rinsed until clear.
Once the panel was dry, I pressed the panel and carefully cut the pictures apart.
I constructed all of the clothing into individual squares and then place them on the design wall. This part took the longest as I laid the pictures in amongst the squares of clothing. When I finally felt happy with the placements, the joining of sections began until I had a full quilt top.
Today was my uncle’s birthday so it seemed fitting to be working on this gift for him!
The quilting part went pretty quickly and I managed to finish all 3 today. They will begin their journey to my uncle’s house tomorrow.
I’m sure he and his children will love these quilts. Hopefully they’ll bring some comfort as they learn to live life without my aunt.
My sewing space is a mess now and I have a long work week ahead of me. I may spend next weekend cleaning and organizing unless inspiration strikes! Maybe a new podcast episode as well?