Hi friends!  Today’s featured quilter is Helen from Patchy Work of Mini Grey.  I got to know Helen a bit while participating in Doll Quilt Swaps, I love her style and was so happy to feature her here!  I hope you enjoy getting to know Helen!


1. When did you begin quilting?
About 7 years ago. I was looking for something to do with my hands in the evenings watching tv and started doing some applique and then it sort of grew into sewing quilts.

2. Why do you quilt?
Ohhhh, what a question!  Because I like colour! I like slicing up fabric and then sewing it back together. Because it is satisfying to lie in bed and pull a quilt up to your chin that YOU have sewn and quilted and its the only one like it in the whole world!

3. What is your favorite quilting tip?
For free motion quilting, a new needle and a freshly wound bobbin does wonders. And don’t let your husband know exactly how much you have spent online on fabric!

4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt?
Rainbows and flying geese! In a previous swap I had done flying geese in sort of a wonky line, it was greatly admired, so I put a spin on it and did them in a circle.

5. Do you sew other things?
Not any more. I used to sew clothes for the girls but they are now bigger and not so appreciative anymore!

6. Anything else you would like us to know about you?
I live in a small town in northern Australia called Kununurra, google it on goggle earth, you’ll see its miles from anywhere! There is a small quilting community here, no sewing shops though! All shopping is done online. My blogging buddies have become great friends around the world. You can read about my sewing adventures here.


Wow Helen!  I googled it – Kununurra is way out there!  I love how small the world seems when we share online.  Thanks so much for sharing with us!