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!

Monday, 5 April 2010


Here is today's effort! (yes, I know - what HAVE I been doing???... well, for starters I went out "driving" with my 16 y.o. son with his shiny new L's - one hour later and I really should not have been using the rotary cutter after that!!!) notice I have no show and tell from last night? glass of red, lovely curry dinner and quite a good movie with Colin Firth - The Last Legion therefore no sewing!!

and here is the quilt so far.....

not the final layout obviously, but you get the idea. I am just cutting out two more sets, then I'll see how it all looks tomorrow. I might leave it at 20 blocks with borders, at least then it will be done! plus, I have used up all of the choices I had for the bright fabrics.

As I have been using the Wonder-Cut ruler method, I have lots of HST's left over, so I will make another quilt similar to this one... our good friends became 1st time Grandparents a few months back and their son and his little family are just about to move into their new home and as I recall, we never even sent them a congratulations card! So a quilt is definitely in order!!

Happy Sewing!


  1. Very nice as usual. I think after an hour of L plate driving I would be hitting the bottle and definitely not going anywhere near anything sharp!

  2. The blocks are really looking wonderful. I agree that an hour with a learning driver would not be a good time to try the rotary cutter. Hower, the red might make for an interesting star. Hmmm.

  3. Helen,

    That is lovely! I have got to get back on track with my stitching. Still no word of the little quilt I sent you. But, I bet you will be getting something else soon!



  4. This look fabulous, love the colours.

  5. Very nice blocks and I love the colors. Steph

  6. I love the bright colors against the black and white background. This is going to be a fabulous quilt.

  7. The blocks are so colourful! I love them all!

  8. Good to see the progress. It's going to be a fun quilt.