I was browsing through my stash this morning while sipping coffee, thinking about the granny square quilt I made last year and sold. I want to make another (to keep). However, I came across this lovely collection of fat quarters from Moda I must have purchased back when we were living in the RV full-time, and decided I was going to do another granny square quilt out of them.
I think it will be beautiful in these floral pastels. I am going to use the darker pink for the centers… or the binding, I’ll have to choose because there’s only enough for one or the other. I don’t know what size it will be yet, the amount of fabric I have will dictate that. At least a twin, maybe a queen.
I’m also going to put this one up for sale when it’s finished. I loved these fabrics, but they certainly don’t go with anything in our home.
Yesterday I worked some more on the ugly scrappy quilt. I got out one of my featherweights, lubed, oiled and waxed it, then spent the afternoon sewing on it.
Isn’t that shine lovely? I usually take this one to my sewing groups when I go. I’m a little afraid I’ll chip the gorgeous custom paint on the 222k, so I only sew on that one here at home.
I have about decided to purchase another 222k, with original paint. I’m looking for a mint condition one. I purchased the 221 pictured above from Graham Forsdyke. It was rated a 9 plus… however I personally would only rate it an 8 plus. I think he was a bit overly optimistic about its condition. I also had to rebuild the tension unit after it arrived.
Now that he’s retired, I don’t know if there will suddenly be more 222k’s available, or less!