Sunday, March 27, 2011

Well I finally finished putting together Autumn's wedding quilt.  It measures 90x107 and there are over 640
1 1/2 inch squares in this baby.  I noticed that when I layed it on the floor it is not laying to flat but I think
after it is quilted it will turn out fine.  The fabrics are all old Thimbleberries.  Had to do some speical engineering on the borders as I was running out of fabric and could not find it anywhere on the internet.  Sorry the colors are mutted they looked fine in the camera.  Whoops

This was an awesome find on Friday by Natalie (my cousin ).  She hardly paid anything for it and it is in GREAT condition.  The machine is made by Wilcox of New York.  When Natalie got home she called me to say she went on line and found that it was born in 1901.  She has the top drawer and the cover with her.
We brought it to our house for storage reasons for now.  In the top drawer there was a manuel and some things that go with the machine.  I think this is the coolest find ever.  We do not know if it is worth anything but who cares it is a really neat machine.

Close up of the machine.  All it needs is a belt and it will work fine.

Well I am hoping to get my purple machine this week.  I can not wait.  Well off to work I go tomorrow.  Hope everyone has a wonderful week.



  1. The quilt looks fantastic! I really look forward to seeing how you quilt it.

  2. Your quilt looks great and you know what they say, it'll quilt out! What an unusual looking sewing machine! I love the treadle! It's a piece of art!


  3. Beautiful quilt Donna. All those tiny squares. Your friends machine is great. I love old treadles.

  4. The quilt is fabulous - cant wait to see it finished! The treadle is amazing! good luck with your purple machine. Oh and I have been meaing to ask - what is your favourite colour? Just kidding!

  5. the quilt is so beautiful.. what a lot of squares.... will be lovely when quilted with the batting.... such a cute machine.... they don't make them like that anymore...

  6. As one of my older hand quilting friends would say "it will quilt out." One and half inch squares, that must have taken some time--it is beautiful. What a great find, I don't think I have ever seen one like that.

  7. Hi Donna, really impressed with the quilt it is beautiful!! And what a fab find, I love antique childs sewing lucky thing!!!!
    Happy stitching, Michelle.

  8. The quilt is beautiful and you did a great job!
    That sewing machine is adorable! I can't wait to see your purple one!

  9. I just love the shape of your old mahine. It has a lovely neck, luck a goose :) And the foot pedal is just as sweet. How nice for you to be able to store it at your house for awhile.

  10. Your quilt is absolutely stunning Donna! Wow, so many little squares. :o) They are just beautiful! And what a fabulous find! Can you just imagine the stories that little machine could tell. :o)

  11. you must be proud of such a beautiful quilt! Love the treadle! I think yours would be worth more than the usual ones out there because it is unique. I have 2 treadles. I can't imagine how they sewed on them!