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, 13 June 2011

Chickens & Critters

This is the little bundle that is going to a little one very soon!
A cloth book and the Chubby Chicks quilt is for
the birthday girl and the chalkboard roll
is for her big sister.

Chalkboard roll
for the big sister!

The chalkboard roll is super easy to make.  I found the pattern in SIMPLE QUILTS AND SEWING #119    2011     It was designed by Susan Huberty, tazetta.com.   I think these are a great idea!

There has been a slight delay in delivering this parcel, so I won't show you the label and back of quilt just yet:-)

It's a long weekend here, thanks to the Queens Birthday holiday, so I've been enjoying some lovely sewing time.  I now have all the sashing on the Royal Critters quilt.....
Royal Critters - with sashing (not very well ironed!)

They do look cute!

so now I have to cut the final borders and binding and backing - won't be too long and this one will be added to the Finished list!!

Another item I have made this weekend.... a Market Bag for my friend's Mother...
My friend's Mum likes flowers - I hope
she likes these.
I love making these bags!!
Pattern by artsy-crafty babe

I plan to sew the latest Civil War block on my Singer 201K - I'm just threading it up now and reading the book!

Happy Sewing!!


  1. You have been very busy, Love this quilt too!! Great work.

  2. Love the little critters quilt! Visited a store yesterday which had 100's of vintage sewing machines!! Hope yours treats you nice!

  3. There's all sorts of quilt-i-ness happening at Chez Aunty Hennys! Go girlfriend!

  4. You are cracking on like a woman possessed!!

  5. Darling quilt and how sweet to include a gift for big sister too!

  6. What beautiful gifts I am sure they will loved.

  7. Helen i love the fabric in your friends mother's bag