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!

Friday, 7 October 2011



That got your attention!!   I made this block COMPLETELY from my Civil War Scrap Box.  I found the already pieced HST's and some matching squares, so this block came together very quickly.  I decided to crop my photos to show how they will look once "in the quilt" so trust me, all the points ARE there!

Also caught up with Block #  32  CAROLINA LILY....

This block called for set in Y seams, but as I have never done that I used all HST's and rectangles - I used some already pieced HST's in this one too!  I might have a go at the Y seams version later on down the track:-)   I made this one last night and I see my "pressing" is a bit rough!  (top row)   Will have to fix that!

I added to my Civil War stash this week.....  picked up a few fat quarters when my friends and I were on the Quilt Shop Hop on Wednesday.  We had a lovely day, down by the Bay. 

I just need to make BLOCK # 31  EMPTY SPOOLS plus the most current block put up last Saturday, BLOCK # 40  ORDER NUMBER ELEVEN which is an Applique Block and I will be ALL CAUGHT UP!  Thank goodness!  I wonder how many more blocks there are to come?  

The little baby quilt is waiting to be layered and quilted, might get that done over the weekend!

Happy Sewing!!


  1. Doing great - Y seams why? HSTs do the job just as nicely!

  2. Great work! Don't be too stressed by Y seams! you can do it!

  3. I love the way you fussy cut those dark squares in the first one. I have an old quilt that is the Carolina Lily pattern. It is dear to my heart since I am a Carolina girl.

  4. Like all your blocks, but Love!! the first one....