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, 3 July 2011


photo is a bit wonky, but the block
IS a square:-)

I've been waiting for a block suitable to use the last little bit of the pretty blue fabric - the pinwheel in this block was just perfect!

This one is ALL HST's so a bit heavy on the bulky seams but it came out right on 8-1/2" square, so I'm happy!

See you soon!   need to give the old back a little rest and a hot soak in the tub!!


  1. Love these blocks Helen. I have found some very old fabric that I think would suit the Civil War blocks just perfect - perhaps I should keep them, instead of selling them off :-)
    Take care with the back, hope the physio helps lots!

  2. Such a pretty block! I love that blue fabric.

  3. Rest up and look after yourself. There's probably nothing worse than a sore back. If you are unable to sew then blog...keeps you busy.. and enthusiastic! :)
    take care.

  4. Great block! So agree with you about all those bulky seams...definitely a pressing challenge. Yours look terrific

    Take care.

  5. That is a gorgeous block. Love the colours you have used.