In 2012, three year old Grace lost her Great Grandmother -- someone she will remember in the future from stories passed on. Her Grand MaMa loved her blouses, leaving behind a quilter's dream of florals and plaids. Two quilts were initially made for the two grandchildren by a family friend (Sandy). I had this idea to make a smaller version for Grace -- not wanting to leave her out. Amazingly, there was enough plaids and stripes from the left overs. To keep the top "girlish", I pulled the border from my stash of plaids.
Working with sentimental fabrics and blocks over the last few weeks has made me think about my own grandmother's Singer 306K. My sisters and I have all sewn on this machine when we visited Nana. I pulled her out, cleaned her up, oiled and greased and ordered a new bobbin case and hook system. She is running great, but needs a little work on the timing. I sure hope our local guy can take care of a 306K-- which as it turns out is a very DIFFERENT machine -- something I have learned from researching on the web. Special bobbins, special needles were just the beginning -- this model was one of the first "Zig-Zag" machines using the Cams.