Sue's place in the sun

Thursday, October 18, 2012

other sewing that has been happening

the monster quilt for Kate and Graeme
The fabric is Stitch in Colour by Malka  Dubrawsky
 I made this quilt for Kate and Graeme (daughter and son in law) it is made from 2 layer cakes of  Stitch in colour and white 10" squares. It measures 104" x 123" (264cm x 312cm). There is enough squares left over to make pillow cases to match, the quilt will be for their king size bed with a big hangover the sides, the girls also like to sleep in mum and dads bed. The focus fabric, the one right at the front of the photo is part of the backing fabric, I bought it on Esty all 5 yards that the store had and the layercakes I bought from the lovely Anorina and little fabric store Fabric Buzz

cot quilt in Ten Little Things by Jenn Ski

cot quilt made in Curzo by Kate Spain

cot quilt made in Lollipop by Sandy Gervais
The 3 cot quilt are the start of a stash of quilts that I am making for Kate, and her store Sqishyboo. I have other charm square packs to make more, but first these need to be finished so she can sell them. Back to sewing and getting them done.

blocks to and from Susan

block for Susan
This is the October block for Susan in Maryland for the Block Swap Adventure, her request was for a pinwheel, string, snowball, square in square, 9 patch in any of these colours, aqua, red, pink, white. The only block left to do is McKenna's August feathered star that has most of the bee still shaking there head of how beautiful it is but also how complicated it is. That's why I like doing bee's, someone is always going to take you out of your comfort zone. This is the tutorial that she gave us to follow and it is not going to defeat me.

block from Susan
This lovely block is what Susan sent me for October BSA2

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

sscs 2012

SSCS 2012 logo.jpgI have watched this Secret Santa Christmas Swap over the last couple of years, tried to join once a few years ago but my email went into the ????. This year I signed up with Chookyblue and if I could work out how to put the link up I would. I am busy making my partners present, we make a gift for their tree that they can open straight away and a big present to under their tree to be opened Christmas day.
 I will take photos because it is a secret so my partner won't know that I am stitching them for her. I bought some Giggle button stitcheries, they are done and now I am going to make them into a table runner.

oh my goodness where has the time gone

October blocks for Kelly QCA bee#2

September blocks for Laura QCA bee#2

block  from Tara for BSA2

The block I sent Tara

Charlotte's first birthday with cousins
Lily and Violet
I have been busy, sewing, but not a lot to show, some blocks and a quilt for Kate and Graeme for their king size bed, some baby quilts for Kate to sell at squishyboo. I will take some photos over the next couple of days. Charlotte turned 1 on 2nd October and we had a teddy bears picnic in Camden.