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!

Sunday, 5 June 2011



and here's another one!   I'm not overly pleased with my piecing on this one - they were tricky little pieces to handle... might have another go later.   One thing I have noticed as I'm sewing tonight... the Bright Light makes such a difference to how I see the walking foot and edge of fabric!  I think my 1/4" seams will be so much better now that I can actually see what I'm doing:-)

It's amazing just how much of my Civi War fabric collection I have used in making these blocks.  I'm mainly working with 10" squares and a small amount of yardage - hence my weird and wonderful selection of fabrics in some of the blocks... but in the end I think it will all go together nicely.

I bought myself an absolutely wonderful present today but I won't tell you what it is tonight...... I will set it up tomorrow and take some photos and then I'll post about it.  I can tell you that it's really old and I love it already!!!

Happy Sewing!!


  1. Some of those blocks were a little tricky!! It looks wonderful.

    Oooooh!!! A surprise? I can't wait.

  2. You have make some great blocks. I must get a start on them too.
    Will check out your blog again tomorrow.

  3. I think your block looks wonderful Helen. Im eagerly awaiting seeing all the blocks together !

  4. Some wonderful fabric and I'll be anxiously waiting to see the surprise.