Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back from Seattle, back to UFO's

Walking through the streets of Seattle, I turn the corner and see walls and walls of these old sewing machines. The store is AllSaints Spitalfields, a rather high end clothing store.  They have a lot of stores in the UK and now in the US. What I loved, of course, were the sewing machines.  Even the inside of the store used the machines as art. I think each one of their stores uses these machines as decor.  I can't imagine how many they must have acquired in total. If they ever decide to change their decor, I hope I'm in town and get first dibs on the machines.
We stayed in Kingston and within walking distance was a fun quilt store, The Kingston Quilt store.  I picked up a pattern by Barbara Brandeburg.  The quilt was hanging in the store and it was made with beautiful fabric.  I'm going to have to search for that exact fabric.
In the UFO department, I've got my flickr group quilt blocks up on my design wall.  I need to look at them for a while to decide how to put them together, whether to add a sashing between them and if a sashing, what material.  Right now I'm leaning toward adding a sashing that is black dots on a white background. Black and white checkers may be cute too.
I've also finished the backing for this quilt top below.
My girls like the backing almost better than the top, so that will be nice to have a twin size quilt that I can use both sides of. Obviously there's plenty of quilting projects to be started, added to and finished.  I love having quilts in every stage of the process for that very reason.

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