I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 61, 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. 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!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

LOOKOUT TEDDY - I'VE GOT YOU CORNERED!!



One teddy flimsy! Thanks for all the great comments! Yes, I had thought about running the stripes the other way, and then I could have mitred the corners! In the end, I had the exact width for the top and bottom borders, but had to join the sides. So hence the cornerstones! This method got me out of having the stripes meet each other in the corners!

I've had a few enquiries about the Teddy quilt pattern. At first I thought I hadn't given credit to the designer but thankfully, way back here I did! Anyway, the pattern I have is from the magazine PATCHWORK & STITCHING, VOL 10 # 12. The pattern designer is one of my favourites.....TONI ALEXANDER Toni also designed the cute dolly's I have been making. Thank you Toni - I just love your designs!!!!

You might be wondering where the Dolly is!? Well, she's sitting very patiently beside my Lounge chair, waiting for the rest of her filling! Almost done. Little Chloe is having her birthday party on Saturday (the day I'm going out to a Quilt Show with my best friend) so I won't be travelling up to Toowoomba for the party (it's at an indoor kids playzone thingy). I will send her present as I know she loves to get parcels in the mail - who doesn't?! I still have to make her Ballerina bag - will get that done soon :-) - sorry, did you say "when does she sleep????" Actually, I'm off to bed very soon, as I have to be up extremely early tomorrow to get our son to tennis training - such fun!

I'll be back with pics of a plump dolly and perhaps a ballerina bag!

Happy Sewing!


WWI - It's Wednesday Weigh In time again - I went to the gym today and worked really hard!!!!! Still no sign of any movement on those scales! (maybe they don't work!!?)
I'm adding more exercise to my plan and also trying very hard to watch what I eat! MH and I have a wedding to attend on Saturday week and I would really like to fit into something I have in the wardrobe - went shopping yesterday and all I can say is "who do they think wears this stuff - and good grief, what size are they?????" I'm telling you, Size 14 is NOT what it used to be!!


10 comments :

  1. I love the spots and stripes - there will be a very happy recipient!!

    I'm with you - I think 'they' have re-labeled all size 10 with size 14 in the shops (and popped round to my house and shrunk my clothes in a hot wash overnight to add insult to injury!!)

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  2. I like the stripes with the cornerstones!

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  3. Love all the stripes!!!! They really make the quilt pop.

    Good luck with the weigh in.

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  4. I also Love the stripes and cobblestone corners.
    Oh will be nice to see the plump Dolly.

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  5. The teddy quilt is SO cute - I love the striped border! Good luck with the exercise and weight loss- it will start to happen soon. I find that the older I get the longer it takes to 'kick in' but your hard work WILL pay off! And I am with you on the fashion front! No wonder no one is spending money - who wants all that rubbish!

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  6. It turned out great. I love the stripes and cornerstones.

    Good luck with the weigh in.

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  7. Lovely quilt Helen.
    Did you by any chance get my email with my address?

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  8. Wow! I LOVE the colours you have used in your teddy bear quilt, they are FANTASTIC!!!! I love how you've made your dolls too. I'm with you on the fashion front *blech*. I'm a size 12 but had to buy a size 20 bra the other day... just how big do they think my boobs are? I'm sure that they didn't just grow one night when I wasn't looking! My clothes are anything from size 8 through to, well, size 20 :o) toni xxx

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  9. I just finished my diet, but now is the hard part...maintenance. I am down to 9 and a half stone, so I am happy about that. Tell me how the shopping goes for the wedding.
    Micki

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  10. Helen, the quilt turned out so cute. I love the striped borders and the corner blocks are the way to go. Looking forward to seeing the completed dolly and ballerina bag too.

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