Thursday, 29 January 2009

Emily's Coined Phrases

Here's one last competition quilt. Emily made this quilt also to fit the Money theme. Emily used a traditional pattern called Chinese Coins; it went well with the theme. Chinese Coins is a well named pattern as the tall strip pieced columns in the quilt look like stacks of coins. Emily used an old Singer hand-crank sewing machine to piece these strips. We have a friend who collects and renovates old sewing machines and as you can see in the photo, Emily enjoyed getting to use the antique version.

During the project, Emily brain-stormed a list of phrases that had to do with money... a penny saved is a penny earned, a fool and his money are soon parted, money can't buy me love, some people have more dollars than mention a few. Then she free-motion machine quilted these sayings across the quilt top. She used an old 807 Bernina on a SuperQuilter frame. It was a clever idea and it was fun to go from an antique hand-crank to, what was at that time, a brand new table top frame. Emily called the quilt Coined Phrases and completed it in the summer of 2004.

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