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!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


A huge THANK YOU to everyone who voted for my Teddy Quilt!!!! Second Prize - a lovely fat quarter bundle of Christmas fabric. The Teddy Quilt contest was sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop ...... you can see all the great new christmas fabric here.

This contest was such fun!! Thanks for all of your lovely comments on my Teddy Quilt!

Once the fabric has arrived, I'll make another bag for a Christmas give-a-way ... so stay tuned! I suppose the fabric should arrive here in Australia in a few weeks, just in time for Christmas!!

If you want to know what the next contest is, just click on the Quilters Gallery button in my sidebar. Anyone can enter!

Happy Sewing!


  1. Congratulations Helen. That's terrific news. It's a beautiful quilt.

  2. Congratulations Helen. It is such a cute quilt.

  3. Oh you were robbed! Congratulations, it's a great achievement though, well done x

  4. That's wonderful ... Good for you!!!!!
    Joy :o)

  5. Congratulations! I love that little quilt...it is so cute! Good job!

  6. Great Work Helen! Your quilt was the best! Its because of your quilt that they are now changing the rules I expect! One awarded to a vower's choice and one to the sponsor's choice! Looking forward to seeing what you make! Susan

  7. Congrats on your win! How nice is that!

  8. Congrats!! Your quilt was cute & it invited a cuddle. That's why I voted for it.

  9. How fun! Congrats on your win!

  10. Congratulations with your price, I see that we won, lovely material.
    I love your quilt, and this week I will write about us on my site
    I love the bag.
    My siggy to you is on his way.
    Greetings Johanna