Saturday, November 19, 2016

can you have too many Sewing machines??

I think there are just enough!
These are my Rainbow Scrap challenge blocks for this year. I still think I may quilt them individually and hang them in a banner style. This is the last one, a red one, maybe my favorite one.
close ups...
Mary Englebreit cherries, flowers, dogs, sewing notions










music, 20's flappers dancing to it, hearts and a leg lamp.
Words on the background fabric are sweet too




Enjoy some of my fave fabrics on past machines too






and not to overwhelm you with pictures, I like something on each one. This was fun to do, and on previous posts I described the technique. (you can click on pics for details)
I expect to finish them as blocks, with binding. Maybe a black and white binding for all. Then join them.
Pattern source is: aquiltingsheep

43 comments:

Libby in TN said...

If I didn't know better, I'd swear you've been dipping into my scraps! I recognize quite a few of those fabrics. I like your idea of a banner.

Jayne said...

You can never have too many! I've enjoyed following along with this project!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Such a fun year of sewing :)

Kathy E. said...

LeeAnna, I've really enjoyed watching this project along the way and these lovelies will make a beautiful banner, any final project whichever way you choose to display them. The purple is my favorite!

Michele McLaughlin said...

We can never have too many machines, LOL! I love this project, they are so happy and cheerful, the banner idea is wonderful!!!
Hugs, Mickie

Cathy said...

Oh what a fun trip down memory lane seeing your “old” pieced machines! I adore these blocks and can’t wait to see them finished up. How big is each block?

Chantal said...

Those are real cool and hip sewing machine. Mine looks so dull now, lol. Do you have the intention of adding needles and thread bobbins? Black and white binding would be awesome. Great job! ;^)

Julie in GA said...

You can never have too many sewing machines!
Yours look beautiful together--such a great collection of fabrics!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You have the most fun bits of fabric in those sewing machines! I love looking at them! Can't decide which is my favorite - maybe the green one?!

LA Paylor said...

I think the white backgrounds are cut at 14" square
The final size may be smaller, what do you think?
L.A.

tubakk said...

So fun to see close-up pictures. I have several of those fabrics, too. That red with notes I adore. I've just a little bit left of it. I've had a busy autumn, and didn't sew much.

PaulaB quilts said...

The red one reminds me of "Mama Mia" with all the gals dancing and singing. But each one of them has its own personality. Isn't it funny how they seem determined to end up a certain way?

The Joyful Quilter said...

Must not be TOO many... matches the number I have in real life!! :P

Quilter Kathy said...

You can never have too many machines! The more, the merrier :)

gayle said...

Now I wish my real sewing machine looked like one of these! Though I'd never be able to decide which one...

Quilty Chaos said...

I actually have 9 sewing machines right now, so that seems like a perfect number.

claudia said...

I think one can never have too many machines! I love all of yours, especially the purple one.
I can't wait to see what you do next with them. I do like the banner idea too!

Joanne said...

Hi leeAnna,
One can never have too many sewing machines!
I love the banner idea! Black and white ! Great to show off as decor when you teach!

Maria said...

I will have one of each ! So whimsical!!!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Seeing these all together is SO MUCH FUN!!! A banner - great idea!

Kate said...

Definitely designer machines. They are all such fun, I can't pick a favorite.

Tails Around the Ranch said...

I totally am in love with the red one! Beyond adorable.

Vicki in MN said...

Nope we can never have too many machines, LOL. They are all looking great.

Run 'n Stitch said...

What a great pattern for the color challenge. I love it!

AlidaP said...

Such a cheerful and colorful happy bunch!! :) Thanks for sharing!!

Cathy Perlmutter said...

I looooooooove this, Lee Anna!!! You did an amazing job! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

NO! You can never have too many sewing machines - especially ones as adorable as these! Love all the fussy cutting you did on them. They are fantastic! Thanks for sharing them on MCM. :)

Heather Pregger said...

There is no such thing as too many sewing machines. At least that's what I keep telling my husband.

These are wonderful, Lee Anna!

Miaismine said...

So pretty! They will look so pretty as a banner - and make quite a statement as well! Congratulations!

Vic in NH said...

Wonderful whimsy of a collection!

Ann said...

Adorable. I see why you like the red machine best. Not only is it red (perfection itself) but it has dogs on it. Dalmatians (not poodles) but still a great remembrance. A banner announcing creative work going on!
Thanks for linking this with AHIQ.

Bonnie said...

Your machines are darling. Evidently we are channeling some of the same stash. I have at least one piece of fabric in each of your sewing machines. I love the surprises in each block. Alligators, cherries, little girls. Fun things to look at!

MaƂgorzata Kreft said...

Great!

Debora Exum said...

What a fun project! All the colors. All the sewing machines. It doesn't get much better than that. Thanks for sharing.

Dove1615 said...

love it!! I agree. One can never have too many sewing machines. I just bought two yesterday!

verpa said...

So cute usage of craps! Thanks for sharing

Janice Holton said...

Visiting from Let's Bee Social! These blocks are adorable! I love them! That would be so fun to hang in a sewing room.

Sheila said...

I LOVE your sewing machine and ALL your fun prints!!!!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

It's lovely to see them all, a fun year of machine sewing!

Kaja said...

Someone should start making these machines. A banner is a fantastic idea.

Rebecca Grace said...

Your sewing machine blocks are fabulous! Wouldn't it be great if our actual sewing machines were this beautiful?

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Your sewing machines are lovely!! It will be great quilt.
My best,
Gosia

Susan said...

These are just too darn cute! Thanks for sharing them on Midweek Makers