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!

Sunday, 2 December 2012

CHRISTMAS, WITH A TWIST

FINALLY HAVE THE TWISTER CHRISTMAS WREATH READY TO PIN AND QUILT - SORRY FOR THE AWFUL PHOTO!  I ENHANCED IT IN iPhoto (won't be doing that again!!) 
WADDING JOINED WITH HEAT PRESS BATTING TOGETHER IRON ON TAPE - IT WORKS REALLY WELL AND IT'S GOOD TO USE UP THESE ODD PIECES OF WADDING

THE BACKING IS A VERY OLD PIECE OF CHRISTMAS FABRIC - I THINK IT'S FROM MY DAYS IN SAMOA OR PAPUA NEW GUINEA!    

We are experiencing terribly hot weather here at the moment..... not really perfect sewing weather!

Today I managed to get all the blocks and sashing sewn together on the Teddy Quilt I am making for Maisy (photos soon), now I need to get the borders on.  Might have to buy some backing fabric for this one.  My Niece is making a flying visit to Brisbane in mid December so I will be able to give this quilt to little Maisy in person instead of mailing it.


Fred is back on chemo tomorrow thru Wednesday, so a quiet week for us.


I'll be back with a photo of Maisy's teddy quilt plus some other secret sewing which I can't show you until after Tuesday!

Happy Sewing,
Cheers from Helen

7 comments :

  1. lovely helen and take care Fred.xx

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  2. I do like the Twister designs.

    Wishing Fred a good week with the chemo.

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  3. Great idea- a Christmas wreath from the Twister! Look forward to seeing it finished- in it's true colours!

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  4. Wish Fred "all the best". Hugs to both of you! :)

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  5. Grrr to you and your hot weather - the frost didn't melt here today!

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  6. love the wreath... all the best to you and Fred...
    Hugz

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  7. Thinking of you, your husband and your son. Anxious to see the finished twister.
    Lillian
    lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

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