Sunday, November 16, 2014

"Martha's Medallion"- a finish!

I am pretty chuffed to have this one finished....

it was over two years in the making!


It is Judy Newman's "Museum Medallion" pattern,

with the main fabrics- the pink and yellow borders,

purchased from Amitie!


The rest of the fabrics came from my stash/scraps,

with some special additions from blogging friends,

around the world!


Apart from the long straight seams, 

it was entirely hand pieced....


And hand quilted with some Finca 

and some Aurifil thread!


The backing is one of those extra wide fabrics, 

because this quilt is a monster at 90" square!


The backing is rather plain but that meant there 

were 

no joined seams to cope with!

So a pretty label was a fun way 

to add a bit of interest...


Why "Martha's Medallion", I hear you ask?

My sister lives at Mt Martha, 

and many happy hours were spent stitching this 

while visiting her!


I would have liked some better outside photos,

but there was a distinct lack of quilt holders 

available!


Looks like it's time to start planning my next hand 

piecing project!

Any suggestions?

Happy sewing!

SUZ

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gardening....

of the fabric kind!

While I enjoyed making these Swedish Blooms,

 they did not prove


the scrapbuster block I was looking for!

I then came across this  

Amsterdam quilt with tulips!

So I turned my hand to these....

  
And they have been great for cutting down the 

scraps!


I've enjoyed going through my fabrics,

finding fabrics I had forgotten about 

or remembering who gave them to me!

(Thanks Carla, there are some from you in here!)


All blocks have been made from my scraps!

I'm hoping to have this top together pretty soon!

Linking up with Leanne and Nicky


for Scraptastic Tuesday!

Happy Sewing...

SUZ

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Running out of steam...

for my Polaroid Calendar Series!


Ideas for November were scarce, especially as

 Halloween or Thanksgiving are not really celebrated 

in the Southern Hemisphere.


So for the last in the series, 

this is the best I could do!

More Spring flowers....


I have written some simple instructions, 

should anyone want to make their own 

Polaroid Calendar;

its now on a separate page at the top of my blog.



To make it up to you

 I couldn't resist a mini quilt show 

of the whole series....


This makes me smile!

Summer & Autumn

Winter & Spring


and the backs....



and them all stacked up!



Happy sewing!

SUZ

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Twinkle Twinkle...

Little star,


How I wonder what you are....


Up above the world so high,


Like a diamond in the sky,


Twinkle, twinkle


Little star,


How I wonder what you are!


12.5 "Star in a Star" blocks- in the making!

SUZ

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Growing the Garden....


a leaf...


a petal...


a bloom!

I'm loving watching my garden grow!


I might be busy for the next couple of days....



my youngest son is getting married tomorrow!

Happy days!

SUZ

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hey True Blue....


Firstly, I really enjoyed reading all your 'horror' mail 

stories as part of my giveaway!

I don't expect all my readers to know this song.....




but the stars have aligned...


to chose the winner of my "True Blue" giveaway!


Deborah is a true blue Aussie living overseas!


And a very deserving winner of my giveaway!

The fabric will be in the mail early next week, 

when I get your snail mail address Deb.

Happy sewing!

SUZ

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Scraptastic Tuesday!

I had recovered from my recent illness 

and wanted to sew....

But I could not face basting my 

Shelburne Falls flimsy,

So, as all good quilters do, I started something new!


In an effort to cull my fabric stash I joined in 

Scraptastic Tuesday, 

hosted by Leanne and Nicky!


And made one of these....



And now I have two!



This is what I have chosen for Flower #3



These really are 'scraptastic' blocks!


Foundation piecing always leaves totally 

unusable scraps,

so I don't feel guilty about throwing them away!

PS- It's not too late to enter my giveaway,

for this….

details here...

Happy sewing!

SUZ
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