Thursday, January 4, 2018

Electrified First

Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ Ace of Swords

An electrifying idea. (Banzhaf/Theler)
The first practical and efficient sewing machine was patented by Isaac Merritt Singer  on August 12th, 1851.
Patchwork and quilting by machine came shortly thereafter.
The first electric machines were developed by Singer Sewing Co. and introduced in 1889.

Janome is still making treadles, $7.83 per month if you prefer a payment plan. A lifeline to income and industry in areas of the world without electricity, or communities that forbid electric items.

All that said to say, today, for the first time, I'm going to sew the binding to a quilt completely by machine. Normally I like to sew down the second side by hand. This one is 110"X96" and would probably take the entire day. Daylight's burnin' I got things to do places to be. Hooray for electricity.

Finished, yehaw! Not my most beautiful, but one of the fastest quilts I've made in the last few years. An exercise in actually using brown. I never think of it as a color, but mixed browns provide a richness not found in many other groups of color.