I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 62, 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. I've recently started collecting Miniature Sewing Machines, two Essex and one Singer 20. 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, 30 June 2013

MY JUNE NEWFO PROJECT

Hello there!

I had a couple of projects that would qualify for my June NewFo but I have chosen the quilt I am going to make sewing along with Quilting Gallery in their "Aiming for Accuracy" quilt-a-long.....

My selection of fabrics

Closer view of the fabrics

I will be using my Singer 201K knee shift to make this quilt

So there it is.... my NewFo # 6 ...    check out Cat Patches HERE to see all of the other NewFo's !

The first block has been posted by Quilting Gallery so I hope to start sewing tomorrow.   I need to oil and grease the machine first - this is so important when using these old machines, they lap up the oil and every now and then they need grease too.  My machine sews like a dream so she is worth looking after properly.

I promised to be back with photos of some recent sewing.  I made a fantastic bag --well, I think it looks fantastic but the pattern is really fantastic!.........

THE BIG EASY BAG - PATTERN FROM WHISTLEPIG CREEK PRODUCTIONS
THIS PHOTO SHOWS THE BAG ALL BUTTONED UP TO USE AS A BIG HANDBAG

BIG ZIP CLOSURE

THE BAG WITH THE MAGNETIC SNAPS AND SIDE BUTTONS UNDONE
YES... IT IS A BIG BAG! 

THE SIDES ARE UNDONE AND THIS PHOTO SHOWS THE ZIP STILL CLOSED, SO
AS A BIG TOTE OR OVERNIGHT BAG, EVERYTHING IS STILL SAFE AND SOUND!

YOU CAN FIT A WHOLE LOT OF STUFF IN HERE....
TRUST ME!
I HAVE USED MY NEW BAG AS A WEEKENDER AND ALSO AS A
"SHOP HOP" TOTE 

I just LOVE this bag!  The pattern is very well written and easy to follow.  There is a lot of prep work, cutting, interfacing etc but well worth it to produce a well finished and sturdy bag.  My bag has really been put to the test lately.  I took it on a "shop hop" and filled it to capacity with fabric.  I then used it as a weekender and then last week I used it as a suitcase for my week up in the country with my Niece (looking after school children on their school holidays).  Although stuffed to overflowing, the bag took it all!

I've also been sewing Infinity Scarves but still no photo!  I am making them in cotton voile and they are so soft and warm.

So that covers my NewFo # 6 and my latest sewing adventures....   time to put another log on the fire ...

Happy Sewing!!
Helen


15 comments :

  1. What a fantastic bag, Helen! One can never have too many bags, can one!!!???

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  2. Lovely fabrics for the new project!
    And the bag is so great!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  3. Great fabrics for your new project! And a wonderful bag! I'm off to find the pattern! ~Jeanne

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  4. Beautiful bag, nice and roomy too. Enjoy your new project.

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  5. Great fabrics for the QAL! And what a super looking bag.

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  6. What a beautiful Bag! I can't wait to see the scarves. :)

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  7. the bag looks fantastic.... will be fun sewin gthe AfA with you...
    Hugz

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  8. The bag looks like just what every woman needs. Anxious to see how the new project turns out.
    Lillian

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  9. Great bag - all that prepping is such a pain, but really looks worth it xxx

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  10. What a neat bag! And love the fabrics for your sew-along. As you can tell, I finally figured out how to go to your blog. Google doesn't make it easy, but I'm here now - phew!

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  11. What a neat bag! And love the fabrics for your sew-along. As you can tell, I finally figured out how to go to your blog. Google doesn't make it easy, but I'm here now - phew!

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  12. What a neat bag! And love the fabrics for your sew-along. As you can tell, I finally figured out how to go to your blog. Google doesn't make it easy, but I'm here now - phew!

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  13. Love the fabrics you chose! And you're right, that is a great bag!

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