I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 63, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 25. 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 , one Singer 20. one Singer 40 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, 29 July 2012


Yes, I could have called this post "TWISTING THE WEEKEND AWAY"  and had Chubby Checker singing in the background but I figured someone else has probably already done that!!!

Here is the catch up on my Christmas Twister quilt....

 Cut the whole thing up using the twister ruler-
love this part, lots of fun!

HINT!!! - I stand on the corner of my cutting table,
making it easy to cut around each square - just keep
moving the quilt top to the corner of the table (no reaching
over to the far side of the quilt!)

This photo shows all of the new squares ready to be sewn in their

I am totally enjoying making this little quilt.  I love the 'lil Twister ruler and have heaps of future projects planned.

SIGGY UPDATE.. I have received two beautiful siggy blocks this past week - click on my Siggy Album to the right to take a look!  Thank You Jos from The Netherlands and Liliana from Italy.

It is Chemo week for Fred so I'll be a little quiet on the blog front but I will be sewing!

Happy Sewing!!
Cheers from Helen


  1. It looks great Helen, well done

  2. What a great idea for using the Twister! Your wreath will look very pretty with button baubles!

  3. Love your twister wreath... so effective...
    All the best with Fred's treatment this week....

  4. The twister wreath looks fabulous. I hope you are feeling better too. Praying for a good chemo week for Fred.

  5. Great job. I bought some fabric yesurday that I want to use for a twister quilt. I really love it. The twister tool is so neat!

  6. Your blocks are works of art Helen.

  7. Oh wow this wreath looks stunning Helen! Love your little twist on it...lol!
    Good luck to hubby too! :)

  8. The twister wreath is great. Hope everything goes well for you and your husband this week.

  9. That's very cute! I have a couple of Twister rulers, I just may have to make one like this.

  10. Love your Christmas with a Twist quilt/block. Amazing how something so simple looks so fantastic with that technique.