Monday, December 9, 2013

Celtice Solstice Mystery, Part Deux

These cute little chevrons are the second step in Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt.
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I have to admit, making these units was not as much fun as the first step.  This is not a method I use very often, and I'm not particularly good at it.  (Actually, that's wildly exaggerated.  If I was assigned to make these in a factory, Quality Control would have me escorted out of the building by Security with my belongings in a cardboard box.)

But my trusty treadle and I kept at it, and the last ten were better than the first ten.  I guess I should be perfect after making 100 units.  Not going to happen, I'm afraid.
By the way, the machine is a Domestic, made by the White Sewing Machine Company of Cleveland, Ohio, probably in the 1920s.  She's in a homemade base I bought from a lady on Ebay.  I can put either a White or a Singer in the base.

Here she is, with all the units made so far.  I can't believe how long the bobbins last on this machine.

I had to get a bigger basket to put the units in.

Ready for the next step!  I'm kind of hoping it uses 2.5 in. strips, since my scrap drawer is overflowing with them.
Have a pieceful day!

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  1. Perfect or not the chevrons look great and what a cool thing to use the treadle machine. I have seen so much lately of people putting these amazing machines into use that I have decided to try to get my own treadle up and working. As far as I know it does work but could probably use some cleaning and oiling. thanks for posting

    1. Good for you, Jeanne! If you're on Facebook, there's a group called Mad for Treadles that you could join. There are lots of helpful people there.

  2. Great work, and beautiful machine.

  3. Thanks for the heads up on the treadle group, I will hop over there right now (I have a 1910 Singer myself). Lovely little treadled chevron units, and I look forward to seeing more of your progress.

    1. Thanks! The treadle group is very friendly and supportive.

  4. I am hoping for some 2.5 strips too! Your clue looks great and I love the treadle!


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