I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 62, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. I've recently started collecting Miniature Sewing Machines, two Essex and one Singer 20. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Friday, 20 November 2009

ARE YOU SURE IT'S FRIDAY?














This week has just flown by....... so much for having the Xmas Quilt all done and dusted! As you can see, it is sitting quite close to the sewing machine and I have done the ditch quilting (I used one of my new threads purchased at the recent Craft Show- WonderFil Invisafil- I am very pleased with it - I used it in the bobbin and used my usual cotton thread in the needle). This weekend should see the rest of the quilting finished..... I think I'll just freemotion around the outside border with a vine and then sew ornament buttons onto it. As I promised, for the back of the quilt I have used up just about every Christmas fabric I had in the drawer! Some of these fabrics aren't even in the applique front, but I just wanted it all gone........ so I can buy some of the gorgeous new Christmas fabric that's around---- naturally!

Another cute Siggy Block in the mail this week..... this one is from The Netherlands, thank you Puck Booij, your little cat block is very pretty!

Next posting will have pictures of a FINISHED, READY TO HANG CHRISTMAS WALLHANGING!! WATCH THIS SPACE:-)

Happy Sewing!

3 comments :

  1. What a happy colorful quilt. Can't wait to see it finished. I have a hard time machine quilting small projects. I can't imagine trying a quilt.

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  2. Helen, I just looked through your gallery of quilts at the top of your blog. What a lot of wonderful quilts. Your redwork is amazing and I love the vibrant colors you used on all the bags.

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