Thursday, September 27, 2007

Featherweight

I am the proud owner of a featherweight 221 born in year 1947! It's in used condition,but I think it is never been used after the 50s. It needed a tune up kit. ( to be ordered at http://www.221parts.com/) My DH loves old machines. So I thought he would be the right person to hand a tune up kit, my featherweight, and the rest would follow :-)



A few minutes and a cup of coffees later, a happy mom behind her machine :-)


My dear friend Dawn surprised me with solids she bought in Lancaster. Especially a brown color attracted my eye :-)

Inspired by the tripp to the mill I had to make an Amish quilt.

The start.....

a bit later...... it needs a bit more......

After searching the web I found this picture. Yes it needs blue! Just a little bit.



And here it is: My first top on my featherweight. Now it has to come alive with my quilting stitches!



Lucy

29 comments:

Kathie said...

Lucy the quilt is beautiful!!!!
Wow the picture you used for your inspiration of colors is awesome......great choice....
Now I want to make an amish quilt too!!!
can't wait to see how your quilting it.
Oh I wish I could have my featherweight tuned up by your DH!!!!!
I am looking forward to making a quilt on my featherweight too!
Kathie in NJ

Diane said...

Congratulations on your "new" featherweight. How nice it must be to have a handy husband. Your Amish style quilt is great--beautiful colors. I know you'll do some wonderful quilting too.

Marilyn R said...

I enjoyed seeing your Amish quilt in progress. It is beautiful! I too have a Featherweight. It comes in so handy when you want to sew at a friends house. I have also taken it to use while on vacation. Enjoy your Featherweight!

anne bebbington said...

That blue was a final touch of inspiration - a sweet little quilt and what a great baptism for your featherweight!

Beth said...

Hi Lucy, you will love your featherweight, I love mine. Mine is the same year as yours, a 1947, with the scroll face plate. I named mine Hazel, have you named yours? LOL

Tazzie said...

Hi there Lucy, and welcome to your featherweight. I adore my two, and wouldn't trade them for anything, they make such beautiful stitches. Such a darling little quilt to make, I'm sure your machine is feeling the love!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Karen said...

Hi, Lucy, the featherweight is beautiful and so is your Amish quilt; love the progression in your post, I figured you must be up to something wonderful :-). Will you be doing Amish style quilting on it? The brown is too wonderful.

Quilting Pirate said...

OOOooo how wonderful, a new machine...well a loved old one! :D It looks like hubby did the job!

I love your Amish quilt as well! What a great series of pictures!

Sandra said...

I love to see pics of your quilt coming to life and your thought processes. Great quilt (love all those purples!) and congratulations on your new 'baby'.

p.s. I notice you're wearing your lovely new apron while you are sewing!

Jenny said...

I really like that brown too.

CONNIE W said...

The quilt and the FW are both great!

ineke said...

Hoi lucy lees weer met veel plezier
je post. En die Amish is very very beautifull. Bedankt voor je inspiratie.

Hanne said...

Congratulations on your new machine.
The quilt top and the Amish inspiration is lovely.

atet said...

The quilt is beatuiful! And that machine!!!

Mary Anne said...

Congratulations on your "new" Featherweight !! (I have a 1941 model and LOVE it -- it's a great little machine!) -- AND you and your little Featherweight are doing a BEAUTIFUL job on that Amish quilt !!

Laura said...

Miss Lucy you have done it again! I love the little amish quilt top, now isn't that Dawn just wonderful!

Dawn said...

It is just wonderful Lucy! I can't wait to see how you quilt it! And look at the new featherweight! Lucky, lucky you! and it is old enough to have the pretty plate on the side! LUCKY!

Mary said...

How exciting. I think I would like one too but I don't have any room for it. The Amish quilt is looking wonderful.

andsewitis Holly said...

I love your amish quilt. You always make the nicest things :) Nice you have a husband who is mechanically inclined.

Libby said...

Another wonderful quilt . . . I know you will make many more beauties on your 'new' machine *s*

Donetta said...

I love your featherweight congratulations! The quilt top is perfect! It looks the country and it's people.

Helen said...

Lucky you with your featherweight. The touch of blue in the quilt top was just what it needed. Super!

YankeeQuilter said...

Aren't featherweights the best! I left mine at my Mom's house while we are overseas and really miss it!

Your Amish quilt top is very nice. Can't wait to see the quilting!

mjose.corapensa said...

!Que bonito a la vez que sencillo!, me gusta mucho el mundo delos amish

julieQ said...

Hi Lucy: I too have a featherweight. Mine is from my father, who sewed leather jackets and mocassins on it for years. It still sews perfectly. Hope you get many years of enjoyment from yours!

JulieK

Judy said...

Very amish and wonderful...I love my 221 also!

Vert Cerise said...

A soo wonderful work with colours !!!

Laurie said...

I also have a featherweight, circa 1954, but I don't use it much but it was my girls favorite machine to use for their projects.

Patty said...

perfect Lucy, just perfect