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!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011


RICHMOND, second version
this time with the correct value in
the triangles.
The photo is a little dark, but the flash made everything look way too pink!

I think I like the layout of the first block better than this one!

Spent the afternoon on this and really enjoyed the process.  I wouldn't mind having a go at a whole quilt with this block, but perhaps at the 12" finished size!

Tomorrow I plan to get back onto something a little brighter - might get the Keep Movin' blocks out and get them finished.  Seems like ages since I touched them!

Happy Sewing!!


  1. I agree - I like the layout on the first block better, too. Beautiful work on both of them.

  2. I like these colours...not sure which I prefer!

  3. I actually don't mind either of them, great work Helen.