Sunday, 15 December 2013

Christmas QAL

Well, abject failure to finish the challenge, I have a long way to go.  Next time machine sewing, not hand sewing.
Oops, sorry.
That should have been the photo I rotated.

I did manage to get the binding sewn onto the boys quilts, now to hand sew it to the back.
I hope to sit and hand sew in the evenings, I have to admit the corners leave a lot to be desired.

My distraction this weekend has been two ladies, who have come to live at my house.
This is Alice, a 1951 221K centennial girl, she has some wear and tear but she is in better shape than me for her age. It did not take long to clean out the thread caught underneath.

This is Ivy a 1957, 221k  lady, she is in much better condition but oh the mess of threads underneath. 
They are both sewing beautifully now.
Hopefully after tea I can check out the other Christmas QAL blogs.
Happy sewing


  1. Your challenge is going to be a stunner when it's finished. Thanks for joining in, I hope you've enjoyed it.

  2. Oh my, love what you have going with the challenge - keep at it as it is just going to be stunning. Love your new 'girls' too.

  3. I can tell that the star tree is going to be gorgeous when you finish, so take you time. It's lovely already. Aren't those old sewing machines attractive? And all metal, too.

  4. Your challenge piece is outstanding! I love the stars forming the Christmas tree.

    Congratulations on your two lovely ladies. I am sure you three will have great stitching times ahead.

  5. Your stars are going to be beautiful! I'm sure I would have been distracted, too, if those grand ladies had come to live with me. I have a 1935 Featherweight, but I've not used it much. I need to do that in the coming year!! Good luck with your finish.

  6. Sweet stars. If I was hand piecing, can you say part of a star? Oh I love the girls! I have a whole bevy of old beauties throughout my home.