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!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

HOW GORGEOUS IS THIS? !!

QUILTED BASKET FROM KRISTI
QUILTING GALLERY QUILTED BASKET SWAP

BASKET WITH THE LOVELY GOODIES KRISTI INCLUDED
BEAUTIFUL FABRICS AND A FANTASTIC NEW TOOL
CALLED THE SNEAK PEEK PREVIEW

Look what I received yesterday....  my quilted basket from Kristi Van Os who lives in Tuscon Arizona...

THANK YOU Kristi - I love it!!!   My quilting friends tell me that I own every tool known to man when it comes to sewing and quilting, but I DID NOT own the Sneak Peek Preview gizmo!

It is always so exciting to receive a squishy parcel in the mail!  I can't wait to take my beautiful new bag for its first outing - for coffee..... of course!!

Back of quilt, with label
Today we finally delivered the Chubby Chicks quilt, so I can now show you the back of the quilt and label.  I made this label using THIS method.  I find hand stitching through the treated label fabric to be hard going, but by adding a border around the label, hand stitching is easy!

The weather has turned very cold here today, so I have just dug out my stash of flannel fabrics and might run up a quick throw.  I have had these fabrics for years, always intending to do "something" with them, so now I will do a very quick friendship star pattern using very big squares - I think I have enough fabric to do another quilt top so might cut out that one at the same time.  It is for a churn dash pattern.

School holidays started for my son yesterday, so it's three weeks of fun, fun, fun!  I know, it seems like only last week that we just finished the last lot of holidays!!!!  Fortunately he is a tennis player, so for much of the time he will be out on the courts!

Time to sew!!



6 comments :

  1. What a beautiful bag - gorgeous colours too! And, the Sneak Peak tool looks to be handy addition to the handbag.

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  2. That Fabric just Pops Right Out it's Beautiful...No wonder you are Happy...
    Well Done.
    cheers

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  3. Helen, your new bag is delightful.

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  4. What a beautiful bag and lovely gifts.
    I an sure the baby quilt will be much loved.

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  5. Love the bag. Congratulations.

    I still cant really work out how the Sneak Peek works despite reading all about it. Maybe my brain isnt engaged yet (it's early)

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  6. Helen what a beautiful swap makes me wish i had joined it ,but i didnt receive any thing back from the 2nd mug rug swap so it sort of turned me off joining this one,its a gorgeous bag,enjoy

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