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!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

SOMETHING PRETTY

I am enjoying myself in the sewing room today so once I finished off Block # 14  Fox and Geese, I moved onto making some pinwheel blocks to go into my Chubby Chicks quilt.

It is so refreshing to work on something bright and pretty.  The Civil War fabrics are so much more subdued!  I have had the little Chicks applique finished for ages and just needed to make the pinwheels, so at long last I have started.  I am using my wonder-cut ruler to make the HST's (love that ruler) and so far they are coming along nicely.

Chubby Chicks - making the pinwheels!
These are up on the design wall, the rows are not sewn
together as yet.

CIVIL WAR BLOCK # 14    FOX AND GEESE
(yes, it is square - I took the photo at an odd angle!)
and under bad lighting too! The colours are much
better off camera!
So, there you have it - a day of sewing!!  and about time too!

Oh and in case you were wondering...... there is one week left of school holidays:-(  so don't expect to see too much here for another week:-O

Happy Sewing!!

16 comments :

  1. Great little chicks! I have something that I use for hsts too. It is not the wonder ruler. It is a June Taylor ruler. It is great. My cousin was doing a bunch of hsts. I told her to get one of these, it makes it so much easier.

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  2. Sweet chicks!! Your civil war quilt is going to be a stunner!

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  3. I love the Chubby Chicks Helen! So happy and bright, you are right, much more cheerful than the Civil War prints.

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  4. I love bright so your Chicky Quilt is so pretty.

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  5. I love your bright and cherry quilt....can't wait to see the whole thing.

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  6. Can't wait to see that Chubby Chicks in full! Looks lovely.

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  7. Wow...that's a pretty chicky quilt! We don't start school holidays til Friday...a long 10 week term here in Victoria! Then I'll get some machine quilting done!

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  8. Like you Helen, I ave to break out and make something completely in your face after I've been working with more subdued fabrics. Glad you got a day in the sewing room!

    Repeat after me "Only one more week".

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  9. I just love the chubby chicks.

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  10. The chubby chick quilt is so cute and I like the way you did the Fox and Geese block. I'm using my Wonder Cut Ruler for every HST and also had better luck this week using the fork pins you mentioned. Thanks for the recommendations.
    Lillian

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  11. Nice to have you back! Kids and money... kinda go together don't they? Or at least THEY think so!

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  12. The chicks are so cute and colorful! Enjoyed looking at all your Civil War blocks, it's going to look great. I've only made one so far.

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  13. Lovely blocks, Helen. Your chubby chicks and pinwheels look great together and are going to make a gorgeous quilt. I also like your Fox and Geese (bird themed this post!!) but still haven't got to starting on these blocks yet - your pictures always inspire me though!

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  14. i love chubby chiks they are beautiful work Helen

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  15. Those chubby chicks are so adorable. I love the colors you are using...makes me wish spring would hurry up! The snow was just about gone her and now the forecast says MORE SNOW for tomorrow!

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