As of this evening, I’m the proud new owner of this lovely old gal.
Can you read her badge? She says, “Red Cross” on her. I’ve been informed that she’s a Davis treadle sewing machine, one of the machines the company made and donated to the Red Cross during World War I. She’s got quite a history, this gal! I’m itching to get her home to my house (my in-loves picked her up) and make her sew a pretty stitch. That may be easier said than done. Who knows how long she hung out in the barn?
On another note, I dug out my 1930’s reproduction fabrics tonight to start something new. The only problem? I don’t have a pattern yet, or even a general direction. I was considering a 30’s sampler, but am not familiar enough with pattern history to know which blocks to make. I have a few vintage tops awaiting my attention, too. Those are a wedding ring quilt, Dresden plates to applique down, and string blocks. I could use my repro fabrics for one of those patterns, but I was hoping for a small challenge.
Do you have an suggestions? What would you stitch up if you had a good solid collection of 30’s prints?