Vintage Tuesday: A.G. Quilt

House Block quilt
House Block quilt

This is the first quilt I made on my Janome 9000 in about 1995.

I moved up to the 9k from a Singer 201 that I bought at a White Elephant sale for about $30 including the table. The Singer 201 got me started in quiltmaking, but I outgrew it after about 3 years. The one thing I really wanted to do was machine applique’. The Singer 201 did not have a zigzag stitch.

I was so excited to do machine applique’. I drew out a picture that became the center and stitched it out. I didn’t know anything about stitch density. I used Mettler quilting thread for the stitches. and the satin stitch was really thick.

I was really pleased with the center block when I made it. I can do much better now, but it really showed that a much better machine helped me take a huge leap forward in my quiltmaking. The new machine allowed me to spread my creative wings.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

4 thoughts on “Vintage Tuesday: A.G. Quilt”

  1. You did a great job. I really like the center. How creative. I know what you mean about having the right machine. I am a spoiled sewist and love my Bernina. You are very creative and that is something a machine can’t give….help, yes. Jayne I always get inspiration from you. 😉

    1. The right tools can make such a difference. It makes me wonder what will happen when I get another new machine. 😉 Thank you SOOO much for your kind words. I really appreciate them and the time you took to say what was on your mind.

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