Saturday, April 5, 2014

Window Quilting

I spent most of my day making a dozen crayon rolls, waiting on customers, and helping two of the guys I recruited to Washington and Lee University sew nylon drawstring backpacks to take to the gym.
They brought these kits with them and I helped them assemble.
But every chance I got, I went to the window to work on my first treadle quilt.  I am using the Fading Charms quilt as inspiration, but of course, true to form, I am modifying it a bit.  Here's what's hanging in the window for the weekend.  It was hard to walk away at closing time today; I could have stayed there sewing until dark!  I am loving treadle sewing!!!
It is hard taking a photo of something in a window.  What's the trick?

7 comments:

Janet said...

Looks like fun!

Julie Fukuda said...

I don't know which I like better ... the window view or those two guys with the bags. Maybe they will return to make a quilt.

Shay said...

I'm really impressed with those gym bags. Way to go boys!

PS. Cant help you with the window shot but the quilt looks darling.

Livin' Blue Quilter said...

The backpacks are nice. I made the fading charms quilt. It was a fun quilt to make. Made it with African fabrics. Love the treadle machine.

Becki White said...

Sometimes you can get better photos when the sun isn't shining. Several photographers I know prefer to take photos on cloudy days. (As long as it isn't raining, of course!) Otherwise, maybe a different angle will give you less of a reflection?

Kudos to the boys for making their own bags!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Love that treadle in the window. Keep on having fun with your new business.

Char said...

Wow, that's so neat! I've never used a treadle. Bet it was a wonderful day!