Here is the little featherweight baby I sometimes sew with. My other featherweight is always on display, and to be honest, I'm not sure if I've ever sewed with her. I feel sure when she first came home we must have checked her out, but apart from that, she's been in retirement here.
I had to think carefully about what I wanted to sew with my little feather-honey, as it had cream coloured cotton in the bobbin, and I have to get out the instruction manual every time I need to thread the needle or change a bobbin, so I wanted it to stay the same.
The first item I set to putting together was four placemats which will go towards my Mum's Christmas present. The braid was something I'd already pieced a long strip of, and these placemats were something I'd had a practice go at a couple of months ago. I can set them aside now for quilting. Bernie will be home tomorrow so I can get them machine quilted. We use the practice placemats every day on the kitchen table. I really like them!
Next I decided to make some more of the blue and cream 'diet' blocks. I was making these a little while back while counting WW. I'm counting points again, and I'll hopefully have a good result at the end of the week. Things are going okay so far. I made around 10 blocks, and also many half square triangles and four patches to make maybe 6 more. I've laid the blocks out on the cutting mat, but I don't necessarily know if this is the way I'll lay them out. I really like the way Bonnie laid hers out in more of a 'barn raising' style.
This block is for Nancy, I thought she'd like to see the kitty on there :-)
The cream fabric in the bottom half square triangle is from the first quilt I ever made, and so is the blue square in the top four patch. Who would ever have thought I'd have some of those fabrics still laying around! I love Bonnie's scrap patterns, I've said it so many times ... I just love her inspiration to get the old stuff out of the stash!