Nov.20th… Miss Pauline’s quilt blocks

I was so excited when I received the box of fabric to start working on the embroidered blocks. I had a big surprise coming my way though…. after washing the fabric ,I started cutting and measuring only to realize I had calculated the yardage wrong on the cream and green…. 🤔 I was to have more green then cream. The green was for sashing around the blocks.


I didn’t have time to reorder more fabric for the top needs to be done by Dec.1st. So beings I had more cream then green ,I decided to change the colors around.


I liked it ..  so I started to cut out enough to get a good feel of how it would look.


I was happy with it.. I hope Miss Pauline is too,as it isn’t as green as planned . I have about half of it put together.


I think I will use the green in a border ,If there’s enough , fingers crossed. 😄


Look at this old machine that was found among my Moms things. My Mom sewed clothes for us youngins,she also did doll clothes for our dolls. She would make the prettiest outfits, they were usually Christmas gifts. I remember falling to sleep to the sound of this machine sewing away. So you can imagine my delight ,when coming across this old treasure . It needs some cleaning up, a new belt and I’m sure I’ll have to work with tension problems ,even if I can’t get it to work right , it will be be a lovely display machine that will bring to mind many good memories. Besides that’s the machine I learned to sew on. 

It is a 1950’s New Home machine by Janome.. made in Japan.

We are having problems in North Ga, with wild fires, as we are really dry, needing rain.. news lines

“North Ga. fires engulf 40,000 acres as battle, evacuations continue” . While where we are ,we have had only some slightly smoky days.


This thanksgiving,firefighters should be at the top of the list of  the ” thankful for list”.

Have a great week,Deb

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11 thoughts on “Nov.20th… Miss Pauline’s quilt blocks

  1. Sheryl

    The quilt is beautiful – and if you hadn’t told us, I never would have guessed that it is not the originally planned design. Somehow this makes me think of the old saying, “When life gives you lemons make lemonade.”

    I also have my mother’s old sewing machine. It’s a Singer from the last 1940s or early 1950s. It still works. The old machines are amazing.

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    1. Deb Post author

      Thank you! Makes life more enjoyable if one makes lemonade.:)) old machine are great! Does your singer have a lot of lovely designing on it?

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  2. KerryCan

    I love the look of the quilt! It seems more delicate with the cream sashing–very pretty! And that old machine is wonderful–I hope you can get it to run. The nostalgia quotient alone makes it worth treasuring!

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    1. Deb Post author

      I, too ,like the cream better than the green. I did have enough green to add a thin strip around the blocks along with the black fabric. If would be fun to sew on the old machine again.:)

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  3. blosslyn

    I missed this post, never mind found it now. My mum used to have an old Singer sewing machine, that I used for years afterwards……not sure what happened to it in the end. Its lovely to have happy memories, my mum used to have toy and children’s clothes shop and make all the clothes herself, she made some lovely little baby dresses and it was on her singer sewing machine 🙂 I am sure Miss Pauline will love her quilt 🙂

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    1. Deb Post author

      I can imagine that the dresses your mum made were so charming. Doll clothes are fun to make but can be a little tricky with all the little pieces. Would of loved to visit her shop!!

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      1. blosslyn

        My mum also made dolls clothes and taught me to help her, you are so right when you say they are tricky. Yes she had a lovely shop, sold ribbons and lace, as well as the clothes and children’s toys. Oh and we use to repair old dolls, new eyes and hair and the really old china ones we would restring their arms and legs, it was called the dolls hospital. We had a lot of fun 🙂

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