Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Featherweight 221 - Patchwork Baby Quilt


Happy New Year, hope you all had a good time.  We had a quiet festive break at our cottage but luckily our village pub opened a week before Xmas after being shut for months and months.  The new owners did really well to get it fit to open in just a few days, they worked really hard.  So a warm welcome to all the village from them.  It was great to catch up with fellow residents, the pub is really the heart of the village.

I had another baby quilt to make for my neice Zoe who`s baby is due next month.  As she didn`t want to know if its a boy or girl, I had to do a neutral colour scheme, found this range of fabric on Ebay with sweet rabbits and hares.  They came in handy fat quarter packs which made it much simpler to get the contrasting and matching fabrics.

The quilt was a joy to make up on the Featherweight 221.  Haven`t used the 221 for quite a while, been using the Singer 201 as it's faster and more powerful so ideal for making the tote bags with all those layers to sew through.  I had forgotten how steady the 221 is which make it much more accurate when you want to do just one more stitch, the 201 doesn't like sewing slow.  They both stitch beautifully.  As usual I did hand quilt, just love the finish it gives.

Here is the 221 next to the 201 so that you can compare the sizes, the 221 is so cute.  The 201 is made of cast iron so it weighs a ton.

Anyway, got side tracked, back to the finished quilt.  Ta daaa


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