Saturday, February 20, 2010

Crazy Quilt Block


The Block - seemed to have missed loading the photo correctly the first time.
Having now learnt how to post photos I am adding one of a crazy quilt block I am making. Not on a treadle, but with my more modern machines, a Janome. The doyley is from the fifties and images from old paintings, laces, braids and fancy stitches. I will add more of these blocks as I create the quilt.

Tropical Treadles


I always said I would have a blog to publish my experiences with treadle sewing machines and quilting. Today was suddenly the day, out of nowhere I decided to set up a blog. Before I knew it I was searching for a blog name to enter on the page and into my head came "Tropical Treadles". I collect treadles and live in a tropical area, so the name somehow slipped onto the page and there it was.


I shall attempt to post a photo of my very prize Bebarfald Bluebird, as she came to me last year, on day one, She is prettier now and I find her a very accurate piecer. I shall give her history later because if I succeed at posting this photo I will need a coffee to recover.