I looked for the darkest fabric in my stash that I’m using for this project to get close to the ebony color of my own 1949 Singer Featherweight. And of course the heart would be pink. And since I wanted put the Singer logo, I wanted the circle to be cream so I could have high contrast to the machine. that left the last color – maroon, give or take – for the spool, base, and balance wheel (I think that’s what it’s called).
I used Heat ‘N Bond to temporarily attach it to the back of each piece. The key to using that is when they say heat for 2 seconds on medium heat, what they mean is … heat for 2 seconds on medium heat. This went so much better than the bunny rabbit, when I heated it too long!
I am going to machine stitch it down with a satin stitch and proclaim it finished!
In the world of Lucy Boston blocks, my friend had said that Sue Daley has a set of small mirrors for previewing fabric. I went online at Amazon and found a set of 5 mirrors really cheap. I cut a piece of duct tape and taped 2 together and voila! If you set them just right on the fabric, you can see what 4 pieces sewn together will look like for the center block.
Isn’t that cool?