Sue's place in the sun

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Stitch Along

In 2012 I joined Chookyblue's stitchalong  making the "My Favourite Things" quilt from the Anni Downs book Some Kind of Wonderful, but somewhere along the way I waylaid. I started the first five blocks with great intentions. Last weekend I bought a A4 light box from Spotlight on special for $49. I then spent the rest of the weekend tracing the rest of the blocks out, cutting fabric getting them ready to stitch. I have finished the first 5 and I have now started on the next row, stitching the chocolates and daisy yesterday at Mill Rose. I changed the cat to a dog as we had a dog a pet not a cat and most of the blocks the fabric used is by Kate Spain. 

my new lightbox
3 blocks ready to stitch

Millrosie day out

Red Swap

and the other half

Yesterday I spent the day here, with 20 other bloggers, for the Mill Rosie Friends get together. Our swap theme for this get together was something red, I made a Spice of Life bag out red scraps bought from Sarah Fielke through the great instagram destash. I borrowed the photo's from Barb, go look at the wonderful bag that Sharon made her for a one on one swap.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Riley Blake MQG challenge

Interlocking Seasons
This is the quilt I made for the MQG Riley Blake challenge as a member of  WMQG. The block is found here, when I made it I doubled the size of the strips from one and quarter inches to two and half inches. The quilt finishes at 24" square

my parcels arrived

from Marcia

from Tania
My parcels arrive Monday and Tuesday  while I was out. Marcia's on Monday while I was out at the doctors, I've had the same doctor for the last 10 years but with moving to Melbourne we have had to find a new doctor. Tania's on Tuesday which is the day I spend at Etihad Stadium volunteering at Sports Chaplaincy Australia (SCA) national office, this is where Steve works and the reason we moved here.