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!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

There's a Bear in There..........

PLUS...  three little books and a quilt.....     yes folks!   the teddy quilt has left the sewing room!!!

Little Maisy is in Brisbane for her Nanny's birthday so I took the opportunity to meet up with my Niece and little Maisy thisafternoon to FINALLY deliver the Teddy quilt!   I put a little soft teddy bear and three bear books in the parcel.   

As per usual, I used the Wide Binding Method as found HERE.  I just love this method, as you probably have guessed by now!  I labeled this quilt "There's a bear in there......" and included the Play School Book of the same name.

Here is a photo of the whole quilt up on my design wall, but as you can see - the flash from the camera turned the quilt a weird colour....

I am so pleased to get this quilt DONE!   Fred said that it is the most beautiful quilt I have ever made!!   thank you dear!!

Now on to more finishing.......   you may remember THIS QUILT   Tumbling Monkeys!!   well, this will be the next one to get finished.  It is just waiting for the binding!

I might have a Saturday Night Sew In tonight, no video this time!  I'll leave that for another day....

Happy Sewing!!


  1. The quilt turned out beautiful. She should so enjoy the books and teddy wrapped up in her new quilt. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. It turned out beautifully and I am sure she will love it. Nice finish!!

  3. Teddy bear quit is sooooooooooo adorable!

  4. what a special gift to give Helen,this is so cute,well done.xx

  5. And what a fabulous job you've done.

  6. Beautiful finish - I'm sure Maisie will absolutely love her quilt!! Thoughtful gifts to include with it, too. Sounds like another finish in the near future too - well done!

  7. I really love the colours you used in maisy's quilt..
    what a fabulous gift you put together for her..

  8. Love it Helen, its adorable, great work!

  9. It would be difficult to pick the best quilt you have made, but this one certainly is a contender.

    Also, I was glad for the reminder about the binding - I was trying to remember where I had seen this method.

  10. The bears are so cute. Great finish.