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!

Monday, 2 November 2015


Another Boat Quilt that is:-)

Feeling out of sorts today so decided to do some mindless chain piecing. 

This time I am building the centre panel first and adding the borders before I do the hand blanket stitching around the boats. The pattern instructs you to do this but last time I did the borders first and then made the quilt top.  I wasn't that happy with how that worked out so this time I'm following the instructions!!

Cheers from Helen

(As I keep posting to my Facebook more than posting to my Blog, I will try to do a quick Post like this one more often! I'm Posting from my phone as that always seems to be right beside me!)


  1. I hope you feel better soon. Love those little boats. It will be interesting to see if it works out better with this approach.