Sue's place in the sun

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Block from Bobbie

Block from Bobbie
This block arrived yesterday from Bobbie for August. It is part of the block swap adventure, it goes soooooo well with my other blocks, my general request is for any block in autumn tones.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Blocks keep arriving

Bee in Oz blocks
Seven blocks have arrived from overseas and Australia, plus the block I made that makes eight. That leaves four more to come, including one from India where Shruti lives but no one has heard from here for a while and her blog has gone, disappeared in blogsphere.
These blocks will be set on point with the cream Kona as setting triangles, I'm liking how this is turning out, it will be one big quilt.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Bee in Oz - August Queen Bee

my bee in oz block

Christmas block swap block for Rosemary
I am Queen bee this month, I sent out 11 parcels and kept one lot for me - today I sewed my block together and received one in the mail from Kyishia.
I also got my christmas block swap block posted off to Rosemary, I was going to do this last weekend but life got in the way, this morning it got put in the post.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A few things

Dr Seuss Pillows 

story time, Lily wearing the scarf that goes with her cardigan

first two blocks for my Bee in Oz month

not one but two blocks from Rosemary

block from Ann in  Nova Scotia 

fabric from Cherie queen bee for September
we are making mod mosaic blocks
I remembered to take some photos of the cushions I made for Lily, Dr Seuss one side and yellow print the other. They are in front of her bookcase with the Dr Seuss collection clearly visible. Next we have granddad reading to Lil, she has the scarf made from the scraps left over from her stripy cardigan I made her.

The first two blocks arrived this week for my Bee in Oz month Linda's on the left and Cherie's on the right, when they all get here I will work out how to put them together, thinking of triangles and putting them on point which is the original design of the block. I have made the block bigger by using 2.5" instead of 1.25" wide fabric. This will eventually be a  new quilt for my bed.

Next are my August and July Christmas block swap blocks. Rosemary sent me not one but two star blocks for August, her block is almost finished and when it is I will post a picture. Ann's lovely star block for July arrived also this week all the way from Nova Scotia.

Cherie is Queen Bee for September and she sent her fabric with my block, sew I will get some more sewing done next week and get it back to her asap.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Dr Seuss pillows

I forgot to take pictures of them before they went home with Lily last Monday. The Dr Seuss fabric was made into 2 x  20" pillows, I used a yellow print fabric on the back so she had 2 very different pillows depending on which side was up.
Dr Seuss fabric

Mug rug from Michell

My lovely mug rug and little extras
This is the lovely mug rug that traveled across the ditch from Michell. It arrived last week but I have been a bit slow getting a blog post about it.