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!

Friday, 5 March 2010

ANOTHER FINISH!! and more siggies.... PLUS - IT'S RAINING!

MY SECOND FINISH FOR 2010 - MY SIGGY WALL-HANGING! Using just a few of the siggies I have received to date!

I really like this little quilt now that I have finished it off with little blue buttons. Putting the siggies together was a bit of a challenge - even though we all make them basically the same size, each one is slightly different to the other, therefore sewing them together was difficult shall we say! Anyway, now that it is done, I'm quite happy with it:-) I sorted through my collection and made little stacks of like sized siggy blocks, and I found that in one lot I had mostly blue siggies and that is how this wall-hanging was born! I then found I had four other blocks the same size as the blue ones and these became the four corner pieces. The border fabric was not even mine! I think I was given this piece when my friends and I were making quilts for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal last year. Well, it went with my siggies perfectly! The centre is ditch quilted on the diagonal and I ditch quilted around the border. Binding was machined from the front and hand sewn on the back. I just noticed I don't have a pic of the back! it is cream and blue Toile. I have a huge button collection, so I just sorted through all of the blue ones and added them where the blocks meet!

and speaking of siggies....... two more beautiful blocks arrived this week.....

Thank you Micky from Ireland and Pam from Virginia USA!

IT'S RAINING! Brisbane is receiving the best rain we have had in years!! Now my hill looks green and lush, just like the old days!! It's great weather for sewing too.. hence the siggy quilt plus I have put together the farm quilt for B.B. and tomorrow I will head off to my LQS and purchase the border and backing fabrics. Sooooo... another FINISHED FOR 2010 is on its way!

Happy Sewing!


  1. I like what you have done with the siggies

  2. You and your siggies. I never considered doing them until I saw what you did. I will add them to my list of "want to dos".

  3. It is a pleasure to see that my siggy travelled around the world to find its place in a cute and lovely quilt, surrounded by lovely sisters from neighbor countries.
    Happy Quilting

  4. Lovely quilt of the siggies you made!
    And I think it's raining because you already said in the blog before: it's raining (siggies)
    Have a nice day!

  5. What a busy bee you are. I don't see you for a week and you already made something else. I've looked at things & buttonholed the vine on my monkey scrap quilt but that's about all.
    Love what you've done with the siggies and as usual can't wait to see it in the flesh.

  6. Cute Siggie quilt. I really like the buttons you added. What a fun swap.

  7. You have made a beautiful wall hanging !