Okay, yeah, here I go again with the Lego. I had to make another little sewing machine though. Somebody nice needed one of her own. A quilting/blogging friend, Cindy, who blogs over at Live a Colorful Life, has been very generous in supporting my book and helping spread the word, plus she is always very enthusiastic and encouraging about my quilting projects -- and did I mention she was a kindred selvage-obsessed quilter like me?
Anyway, I know she was crazy about my original Lego sewing machine so I thought I would make another. She emailed last night to ask me about posting a pic of my previous Lego machine, and then, well, really it was all the excuse I needed ...
I "information gathered" (also known as lurked on Cindy's blog) to see what type of machine she has. She has an Elna as near as I can tell. So, although I couldn't find an exact picture of her model online to work from, I found this to replicate, which is an Elna Pro Quilting Queen.
I'm really happy with how it turned out. I do get a real kick out of seeing these little machines. You can be creative and try to be accurate, but it really comes down to the scale and variety of the Lego pieces you have to work with. This machine is slightly larger than the first one I made, as that was the only way to get the details on the computer screen section.
And of course both my kids are crazy about it. The plan is to send it to Cindy eventually, but the novelty of it will have to wear off here first ... a few weeks or a month or so ... I'm sure she can be patient ...
And for anyone wondering, this is what our Lego looks like. It is mostly yard-sale-mix-and-match pieces. I don't know what series or sets the pieces I have been using are from. And I think as far as I go, the novelty of it has now worn off for me, so it will be back to regularly scheduled fabric-related content here soon.
Happy Quilting! Posted by Riel Nason on The Q and the U