Friday, June 26, 2015

Pinky's New Project

What's black and white and read (pronounced "red" -- get it?) all over? A newspaper. Sorry, I couldn't resist this old joke! Today, however, it's my blog about Pinky's new project: a scrappy black and white strip quilt. Although there isn't any "red" in my quilt, my frame fabric is more purple or fuchsia.
Pinky is my pink featherweight that I bought myself for my special birthday last year on eBay. She is a very nice girl and she sews like a super star! I also bought her a lovely matching pink table from Pottery Barn. Pinky is stylin'!
Pinky lives in my home office in my house. I don't know about you, but I like to keep one quilting project on the same machine whenever possible. So, my Strip Therapy WIP, which I showed you the other day is Bernie's project (Bernie, a Bernina 1260, now 20 years old, lives in The Studio) and Pinky and I are making Radio Way by Jaybird Quilts. The black and white strips came from a strip swap I did with my Brown Bagger buddies and I found the purple/fuchsia fabric at Sewphisticated several years ago at $2.99 a yard.
Here's the pattern cover next to my blocks in progress.
There are lots of fun fabrics in my quilt: all kinds of geometric shapes,  polka dots, zebra print, Dalmatians, dice, and musical instruments, just to name a few. Marion is also making this quilt, only she is using Kate Spain's Horizon line so our two quilts will look very different from each other.

I am making the king size version of the quilt so I need to make 121 blocks. I ironed a bunch last night and thought I had all of them made. Unfortunately I can't count. I have almost all of the framed blocks made (see white framed blocks on pattern cover), but I still need to make 60 more unframed blocks.

Linking up on Friday to Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Crazy Mom Quilts, Richard and Tanya Quilts, WIPs Be Gone, and Fabric Frenzy Friday. Linking up on Saturday to Pink Doxies' Pet Project Show. Linking up on Sunday to Oh Scrap! Thanks for visiting!

You can read my other blog here. Check it out!

Pugs and kisses,
Nancy

22 comments:

  1. I love the pink machine too. Great sewing project.

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  2. So pinky likes her new pedal? Love your black and white fabrics. This will be fun to see how different your quilt will look versus Marion's.

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  3. Love the pink machine! You are making some very big quilts! Good luck!

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  4. Love the machine I have been looking for one on ebay.

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  5. Love the machine I have been looking for one on ebay.

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  6. Love the quilt. It looks like a good candidate for next year's birthday quilt.

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  7. I love that pattern! I have so many 2 1/2 strips... might just use that pattern in the future!

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  8. I didn't know you had a pink sewing machine!! Seriously so C U T E!!!!!!

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    1. Just had to take a second peek...that's how cute I think she is!! LOL!

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    2. SO glad you linked pinky under our vinatge machines theme!!

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    3. How's the sewing good with her??

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  9. That is a great pattern for a scrappy quilt! The fuschia fabric will be pretty with the black and white.

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  10. I too love that pink fabric with the black and whites. What a great way to use up a lot of B/W scraps. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  11. Very cute pink machine. Who needs all the bells and whistles of the new machines? I usually only use the straight stitch, back stitch and zig zag.

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  12. What there is a quilt in the pictures? All I can do is drool over that pink Singer! Where do I get one??? And how soon can I start begging hubby for a christmas gift!!!

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  13. Pinky is so stylin! I love you have names for all your machines. Ha! I'm glad miss counting is just not something I do. Usually it's over producing, for me, which causes other problems.

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  14. I've never seen a pink one - Pinky is so cool. And that quilt pattern is a great one for stash busting. Thanks for sharing on WIPs Be Gone.

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  15. How fun! Both the project and the pink machine.

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  16. I have a Featherweight that exact same color! Love it!

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  17. PInk FW is so pretty! I agree about keeping to one machine for a project. At least that way the seam allowances are more consistent. Visiting from Tuesday Archives. https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com/

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  18. Your "pinkie" is a darling! She reminds me of that Legally Blonde character. If she was a quilter, that's exactly the machine she'd be using!

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