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, 2 June 2013

NEWFO # 5 MAY 2013

NewFo # 5 May 2013 -  yes! it's ANOTHER Farm Quilt
Pattern by:-  Ella & Skysie Designs

I'm working on another Farm Quilt.  This time I will do it in "boy" colours as I have already made four girlie versions of this quilt!   This pattern is an easy hand sewing project and is always useful when a quick quilt is needed.  So I have cut out my background squares, traced the designs (I use freezer paper behind the fabric when I do the tracing - makes it much easier!) and ironed on some light pellon (#630)  which gives the blocks a nice soft, puffy look.  I use a Pigma Micron 005 pen in a sepia colour to do the tracing.  It gives a lovely fine line to embroider and I like that it doesn't disappear after a while.  Yes, it is permanent but I find that two strands of thread covers it nicely.

So this is my NewFo project # 5 for May 2013.  Check out Cat Patches HERE to see all of the other NewFo's!!

We have a rainy afternoon so it's quilting time.......

Happy Sewing!!


  1. I think you can now make the Gorgeous Farm Quilt I your sleep Helen.. A boy one will be fun to make for a change.

  2. Looks like another sweet quilt in the making. You made me remember I have one too, I need to finish!

  3. Yes, and it's very cute too. Thanks for linking up.

  4. Can't wait to see the boy version of this quilt.

  5. You are having a lot of fun with those farm quilts! Too cute!