Last February I had a very unique experience that I thought I have been wanting to share with you. For some reason I am fascinated by old sewing machines. They are beautiful to me. While attending a local quilt show I had the opportunity to try a pedal operated sewing machine. The experience was amazing. It made me feel connected to the generations that had gone before me.
Here I am sewing my first block on a sewing machine that came across the country in a wagon. I felt like I was on Little House on the Prairie.
They had several old sewing machines on display for this quilt show.
Someday I would love to have old sewing machines on display in my sewing room. It's my way of combining my love for the past with the modern quilting I have come do adore.
The little 4 patch in the center was the block I sewed on the manual foot pedal machine. Isn't that cool? I need to come up with something to do with it, but for now it is on my design wall as inspiration.