Good morning my quilty friends.  Friday was Bonnie Hunters 2nd installment of the Easy Street Mystery.  I will have to say that flying geese units are not my forte, no matter what method I am never totally thrilled with them.  My first panic when I read the instructions was to use an easy angle ruler, and a companion angle ruler.  I was positive I did not own those tools, and I do own a lot.  Surprise in my bag of rulers, I had 3 easy angles, small, medium, and large, and the companion angle.  I think that I purchased them years ago and they are what I used to start my first quilt a gazillion years ago when I lived near Sisters, Oregon, and my go to shop was The Stichin' Post.  I think I mentioned that my first foray into quilting was recently discovered in a box and is sitting in my UFO stack with a huge question mark on how do you fix that? 

Sorry tangent back to Easy Street.

Bonnie's tutorial on how to use the easy angle and companion angle was great and my geese flew together.  Which makes me want to take out that UFO and maybe tear it down and redo!  Here is the link to part 2.

My honey has been working lots of overtime so my Saturday was wide open, and I banged out all of my flying geese with ease! 

Go check out the other links at Quiltville Quips & Snips from quilters all over the world. 

Oh and I just had to share my craigslist find from this weekend.  From what I can tell this is the original cabinet designed to go with the 301!  The cabinet is in wonderful condition and the machine sews fantastic.  I think it is going to sit in my sunroom and I just may work on a new quilt there for the day!  thanks to my honey for replacing all the cords so it was electrically sound!

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Comment by carla j walton on December 4, 2012 at 9:56am

this looks like it would be a fun mystery to do, i went and checked it out.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on December 3, 2012 at 9:19pm
ok, that sound like something i read recently while researching necchi machines. thank you. like i said, i don't collect vintage sewing machines, but since i am now vintage, i guess it is only natural that i become more interested in looking up my favorite things .... of the vintage variety. :))
Comment by Colette LeFever on December 3, 2012 at 7:35pm

Japanese Machines were made to look like the singer 99 but they were mass produced in Japan.  Many companies bought them and put their logos on them.  Sears, Hudson's, Modern Home, New Home, Kensington, just to name a very few.  They are many different colors, but they are all the same exact machine when it comes to how they are made.  I have one which is black that has a beautiful face plate which is silver and looks like shamrocks!  I think that I saw that Hudson's Bay company had their name, and logo on a Japanese made machine too!

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on December 3, 2012 at 7:28pm
i have heard of machines made in japan, my recently demised, hoping to have revived, nexchi was made in japan. so, my question is...what is a "japanese" machine? and what a delightful sounding collection you have. the only vintage machine i have is my grmothers fw...oh, and an italian made necchi, which is beautiful. i used to sew on it, love it, but it needs to be re-wired. when i pulled it out of storage anfter finally finding a house and moving in here. dug my 'ol darlin' out and time and non-climate control storage unit had taken it's toll. jave been teying to find out about it on-line. but since necchi didn't consistently record serial number info the way singer did, it is difficult. it looks like th BU Nova. from a flea mkt or auction or something on one of dh temp jobs years ago.
Comment by Colette LeFever on December 3, 2012 at 7:17pm

I am the proud owner of 3 featherweights, 2-301 and 2 japanese machines as well as my Singer 1425 and a Viking 855.  I love all of them they all have something about them that I like. 

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on December 3, 2012 at 7:14pm
i am not a collector of vintage machines. that said...on another site recently i was introduced to the singer 301. oh my!! what an elegantly designed macine! decided i need a larger home so that i can start hunting for & collecting vintage sewing macines. :)) they are so beautiful to look at!
Comment by Colette LeFever on December 3, 2012 at 5:32pm

I had a hard time finding black on whites until I went to a quilt shop about 50 miles away.  One of the local quilt shops that I was recently made aware of had a few bolts of black on white when I was there the other day.  I actually found some which were more on an off white that I used also.  i love looking at everyone's links as they work and the different colors people are using.

Comment by Lana Laqua on December 3, 2012 at 5:27pm

Nice to hear of others doing the Easy Street Mystery from Quiltville.  I ran out of blacks on whites and they are hard to find in my area so I am waiting for more to come in, before I can move on to step 2.

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