Friday, 6 January 2017

Singer Featherweight 221 liefhebber gezocht (Gereserveerd)

 Deze Singer Featherweight mag weg. Niet dat ik zelf geen featherweight meer wil, maar ik heb er al jaren twee. Nu denk ik dat ik aan één ook genoeg heb. Ik hoop dat hij bij een liefhebber komt vandaar dat ik hem hier plaats.

 Hij komt uit Nederland, is gemaakt in december 1955 (serienummer EK 988240) en ziet er héél goed uit.

 Alle tekeningen in goud kleur vertonen geen slijtage, zoals je hierboven kan zien.

 Pedaal met snoer is helemaal goed.

 Ook de rubber voetjes zijn in orde.

 De motor loopt als een zonnetje.

 De koffer ziet er netjes uit. Hij is niet beschadigd, droog en heeft geen vreemde geuren.
 De koffer heeft beide sleutels nog en de sloten werken goed.

 Zo gaat de machine in de koffer.

Bij de machine zit het originele Nederlandse gebruiksaanwijzingsboekje. Daarnaast diverse voeten, schroevedraaier, originele Singernaalden, spoeltjes en accesoires.

Hij is helemaal schoongemaakt, doorgesmeerd, afgesteld, pedaal en elektra nagekeken, koffer schoongemaakt en er is goed op genaaid de afgelopen paar jaar. Mocht je interesse hebben kan je mij een e-mail sturen. Ik vraag voor de machine met alle toebehoren € 350,-

De machine is gereserveerd


ps for the English speaking readers: this post is about a Singer Featherweight I want to sell (I have two of them at the moment). I thought I write this it in Dutch only because it would probably easiest to sell this in my own country (the Netherlands), although it is not impossible to sell abroad of course.

Monday, 2 January 2017

More 'Foep'

Over the last days I made some progress on my 'Foep' quilt .

Some of the fabric choices, guarded by one of my early home made Teddies. Some fabrics are quite new, others were in my drawers for decades like the brown one with the orange, yellow and white flowers. Some are quilt fabrics, while some were old cloths like the brown eyelet fabric. There are also men shirts, old sheets and the middle  quilt part background fabric in light blue, is from a doll bed curtain.

To make the 'Foep quilt' I need lots of lace. I already had some for years and years in baskets and boxes.

 If you would like to buy some lace as I did last week, you can look for old and new lace herehere and here.

This is band (cord?) for upholstery I presume. It is French and old. 

 It was the right colour for me.

The quilting I do is simple. I use Valdani thread and make rather big stitches. I make the quilt in a 'quilt as you go' way.

I make all the appliqué birds and eggs by machine and  they need fusible web (already cut out here, on my big Teddy bear's legs) before I iron them on. After that, they are stitched down with a blanket stitch.

Some of the birds and eggs have batting in them to make them more alive.

This is what  I've done so far. I'm enjoying the whole process of making, machine sewing, hand sewing the lace, embroidering and choosing colours.
I hope to be back with more soon.

Have a nice week,


'Foep' pattern by Supergoof, you can order the pattern here (available in English too)

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Foep quilt

Today I started a new quilt called: 'Foep en 't vogelhoedje'. It is a quilt with a story about cats and birds. The pattern is by: Supergoof and easy to order, look at her blog on the top-right corner.

In November I joined a workshop given by Ingrid van der Harst (Supergoof. The location that day was Quiltshop Vlijtig Liesje at Tienhoven (the Netherlands). I visited this shop for the first time and will certainly go again. It is a really fun shop in her beautiful garden, run by a nice lady called Hanneke Kwakkenbos.

 It is fun to make!

 It took some time until I found the right fabrics, but eventually I did....and what a mess I made....

Lizzy (our dachshund) doesn't mind, as long as we are together.

Wish you a good last week of the year!


Friday, 4 November 2016

Back with a new quilt top in green

 Sometimes a new quilt just starts with inspiration from a walk in the woods....

we walked on this estate called 'Elswout' and looked through a window in an old shed...
I post regularly on 'Instagram' under the name of 'annemiekebears', as I did with this picture. So if I'm not here on Blogger I 'll probably be on Instagram:)

A nice view from my bike taken early in the morning...

And some fabrics I had for a while now. The two left ones are older quilt fabrics and therefore in a sale, rather cheap. The right one is a very soft and worn bed sheet, I bought in England in a car booth sale.

After I cut up a lot of fabrics in squares of 10 by 10 cm I put them on point and arranged them ( on my design wall) over and over again until they formed dark and light parts.
I used this concept before when I made this quilt in blue.

 Sewing together is easiest done in diagonal rows and iron the seams one way (tricky photo because the iron was quite hot ;)

I used two liberty fabrics and two double gauze fabrics for the first time ever. The liberties are a bit thin but in between the other cottons they are all right. The double gauze fabrics are really soft, I'm happy with them.

Then I took the top outside today, the sun being very weak, but typical for the November month.

The beans are dried here in the abandoned allotments...all the gardeners had to leave because the land is sold to a developer.

I find it no problem if there is not enough fabric for one row. I just search for one that is close enough and has the same value from a distance. See the red cardinal on the last different square in the right hand corner?

A friend of mine described the quilt as 'a stress reducer because of the soothing colours'. I think she said it just right, don't you think?

My little doggy friend, Lizzy was waiting for me until the photos were taken. She is sweet isn't she?

Have a very nice weekend,


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Feather quilting on my Amish quilt

Yesterday I practiced free motion quilting again on my Amish inspired top and it was fun!!! I showed this top  already in April here.

This picture is taken in the sun to show the stitching. The fabric is actually black, but looks a bit grey here because the sun is shining so bright.

The red and blue fabrics are dyed by a friend of mine and they almost glow in the sun.

 The strange quilted leaves are inspired by an old Welsh quilt.

I started to practice feather quilting on another quilt and I really like doing this!!!
I used my Pfaff expression 4.0. Quilting in the black cotton was no problem but in the more sturdier blue and red fabric the quilting was difficult.  My thread broke several times.  So this gives me something to think about.... My friend who taught me how to free motion quilt feathers gave advice to search for a Yuki (or Juki). I can't get the same machines like in the US but this is  good one too: juki-tl-98p
So on  my wish list it is:) May be I can find this machine second hand, probably difficult....

 The back of the quilt.

Here it is drying after washing in the washing machine.

And final picture of the quilt on the wall.

Size: 88 cm x 111 cm (inches: 34.5 "x 44")
Quilting thread: Invisafil by Wonderfil in dark grey and red.
Batting: 80% cotton- 20 % polyester
Sewing machine: Pfaff Expression 4.0

Happy sewing!!!