Sue's place in the sun

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Block for Bobbie

block for Bobbie
This the block I have made for Bobbie my partner for August in the block swap adventure group. Bobbie asked for any fabric 9 patch, I've gone for the I Spy look kids block.
I hope she likes it.

July blocks for QBSA2

block from Leena

My partner for July was Leena from group 1, my original partner went MIA, so the lovely Leena graciously made a beautiful block for me and I have made a spool block for her.

block going to Leena
It will be in the mail tomorrow, I hope she likes it. 

Tis the Season July and more

A partridge in a pear tree

Christmas joy

July block from  Leena QBSA2

Lily's jacket 

Lily in her jacket
I have finished stitching my Tis' the Season blocks for July. I have made Lily's little uptown girl jacket, fabric and pattern bought at the Sydney Quilt show last month.
A lovely squishy arrived from Leena from quilting block swap Australia 2.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bee in Oz - August Queen Bee

All the parcels ready to be posted
Kaffe Fasset jellyroll plus a few extras

the coordinating fabric
(photo is a bit fuzzy)

the block
August I am Queen bee in the Bee in Oz quilting bee. The block I am having made is being enlarged from the original. The bottom photo shows a quarter of the block in original and enlarged design. I have had the Kaffe Fasset jellyroll sitting in a draw for a while and decided to use it as the base for the block, originally I had picked a brown grey as one of the coordinating fabrics but it was just too dark, I replaced it with a Kona cream. I had to add a couple of strips from my stash as part of my Hancocks parcel is still missing, well not missing just not arrived yet, it is another jellyroll of Kaffe fabric and was posted 30th June so should be here already.

Bee in Oz - July

bee in oz block for Kate
This is the block I made today for Kate, July is her month in the Bee in Oz quilting bee. It was a tutorial over on Samelia's Mum blog. Anorina is part of our bee so I think it is extra special for her to have this done as a bee block.

block from Marina

block from Marina
This arrived in the mail today all the way from the Netherlands. Marina was my partner in the block swap adventure for July. It is hand foundation pieced and is wonderful.
Thanks so much fro my lovely block.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

love wonky stars

Christmas block swap

Block swap adventure

Tis the Season June blocks
Sewing has been happening, slowly, winter has hit me with a cold or flu. It has been nice to snuggle up on the lounge with a quilt and stitch. Today I did both the Christmas quilting block swap Australia and block swap adventure blocks for July. Both Ann in Nova Scotia and Marina in the Netherlands gave me the choice of what block to make, so I did wonky stars from here, I really like the way they turned out. I think they are my stable if you don't have a block you want made then I am going to make wonky stars.
I also managed to finish last months Tis the season blocks and have already done half of this months as well

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Christmas quilting block swaps Australia - mug rug swap

the mug rug

the front close up

the back
This is the mug rug I made for Michell, it was posted today, so it should be in New Zealand soon. I used this tutorial
This was was fun to make and hope Michell likes it. Now I need to make two blocks for this months partners and get it in the mail by Friday.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Mug rug adventure 2

The whole package from Pat in Maine
for mug rug swap adventure 2

the mug rug

cute fabric in the crayon roll
This arrived yesterday, from Pat in Maine USA. I just love it that someone on the other side of the world can make and send such a sweet parcel. There is chocolate, notepad with magnet, postcards of where Pat lives, crayon roll and the mug rug.
I am so lucky to receive all these from my swap partner thanks Pat

Monday, July 4, 2011

A post that should of happened back in April

March QBSA2 from Alex

Alex sent me this wonderful block for March and a little something else as her husband had promised to post it but didn't - excuse the toes, we have timber floorboards which are great to take photos on. Thanks Alex for this and a great swap.

QBSA2 for June

Blocks from Sally
The block I sent to Sally

Look what arrived in the mail today, not one but two beautiful blocks from Sally in Victoria. While I posted a sneak peek of my block for Sally I forgot to post a picture of the whole block.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Cardigan for Lily

Lily's cardigan
Lily's favourite colour is yellow, mine is red according to her, mummies is purple and daddies is blue. Grandma was asked to knit her a yellow cardigan - the wool in Patons Bluebell and most of it is over 30 years old. Only the darker yellow was bought new as I was unsure I had enough to get a whole cardigan out of what was left from other projects. The actual knitting of cardigan was finished and given to her on Thursday, we just had to pick the buttons which we did yesterday and I sewed them on last night. Lily is off to her first movie in a cinema today Cars 2 and uncle Chris is going too so when they come and pick him up I can hand her back her cardigan.
The next project is to make her the Make it Perfect, Little Uptown Girl jacket that we bought the pattern and fabric for at the quilt show.
spotty buttons that Lily picked
Postscript; I used the leftover wool and made her a scarf to go with this