I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 62, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 24. 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, three Essex and one Singer 20 and a Vulcan Countess. 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!

Thursday, 5 November 2009


There's something fishy going on here.....

Yes, another little quilt for my darling little B.B. (beautiful Bridget). I figured the girl just had to have a quilt to take to the beach!

Really, I decided to make this one so I still have some hand sewing to take when MH (my husband) and I go out for coffee which you will by now have noticed we do a lot!!

I probably will only do 4 x 4 blocks and I'm thinking about putting beach towel fringing around it instead of binding. Just hope I can still buy cotton fringing, it's probably gone off the market by now. {note: the picture with blocks and borders is the pattern, NOT my quilt! The pattern is from QUILT magazine June/July 2009} Sorry for any confusion! :)

The blocks still need some features, but they're supposed to be a whale, fish and starfish!

I know my Niece is probably going to say "not another quilt Aunty Henny!!" but I just can't help myself!!

I've just been out to see if I could pick up a fabric for the backing on the Poppy Quilt, but no luck today. Tomorrow I'll head off to Spotlight as I know they have a mottled black wide backing fabric.

The skies are heavy with an impending storm....... please let it rain for more than a few minutes! We so desperately need it!

Happy Sewing!


  1. Wow! You are amazing me these days. I love it.

  2. I love it! Can't wait to see it finished!
    And I do pray you get the rain you need!

  3. Honestly Helen, I go to the other side of the country for a few days & you just go mad. As usual everything is looking great. Sorry I won't get to see the completed poppy quilt before it's presented but the part I did see was great (not unexpected from you of course). Looking forward to seeing the Christmas & beach works on Friday.