Sunday, May 22, 2016

More random bits....



 Chuck Nohara blocks for May!


My knitting is progressing well...


In fact I have cast off and am now on the back!

A block from a baby quilt I'm making....


Aren't those foxes cute?

 I'm May's Queen Bee in the Spelling Bee I'm in...

Thanks Mary!

These will be part of word quilt.

Stay tuned for more as they arrive,

to see the full saying I am making.


And a sweet piece of gauze that just needed

hemming, perfect for a baby wrap.

Yes, a typical week in the life of a crafter with ADHD!

Happy days!

SUZ


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Glitter Again...

These blocks have been on the back burner for a 

while....


So I decided they needed some loving!

I enlarged the original pattern to make it a

13" X 5.5" block.

I do enjoy the construction of them...


a nine patch first, as seen here across the 

diagonal.

Then the corner pieces, which involves a little 

pivoting....



Is that a 'y' seam or a partial one?

I'm never sure ...

And here they are, all together.


I'll leave you with this 'sneak peek' of a quilt I've 

just picked up from Karen,

my wonderful long armer.



More will be revealed in July!

Happy sewing! 

SUZ

Sunday, May 8, 2016

May-Belle

Boy, this was a fun and fast finish...

from scraps to quilt in five days!



   My friend Deb gave me some "Belle" Amy Butler 

scraps and I couldn't wait to get sewing!


 HSTs first, then strips on two sides.

Subconsciously I must have remembered admiring a 




Yesterday I had a 'flimsy',



and today I stipple quilted it. 


I had a piece of flannelette in my stash, 

"Playful Penguins" from Wilmington Fabrics

for the backing...


which is no longer available,

so I wish I had some more!



I used more of that lovely orange binding from my 

stash too!


It is not a large quilt,

just 32" by 40"....


but it sure is pretty!

As if that wasn't enough prettiness in my day....


I received not one, but two bunches of flowers

for Mother's Day, from my sons!

I hope all Mums out there had a lovely day too!

Happy days indeed!

SUZ

linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday

Monday, May 2, 2016

Introducing Mr. B. Wren

I loved making this cushion!


I participated in a workshop with Jess, one of the 

designers....

Jess, with her cushion.  It will give you some idea of its size.

at the Australian Quilt Convention recently.



That's my friend Deb, stitching away!
I couldn't wait to get the background stitched up....


and get Mr B Wren pieced, appliqued


and the top quilted.


And here you can just see the orange binding I 

edged the cushion with!

If you are looking for something different to sew, 

and love EPP,


I can highly recommend this pattern!

Happy sewing!

SUZ

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Musical inspiration...


 I tried to use these for inspiration for this round of 

the Four-in-Art challenge!


 but no matter how much I thought about them,

I remained uninspired!


So while sorting out my photos recently,



I stumbled across this one...


taken at a beautiful concert hall in Melbourne,

where we saw Mary Chapin Carpenter last year.


I started to think about all the musical notes that 

had floated up there 

and were caught in the cupola.


This is what I began playing with...


and ended up with quite an abstract interpretation...


to arrive at this!

I chose a piece of vintage fabric for the backing, 

as a homage to the past.


A hombre-type binding for the fading sounds, 

and a variety of stitches for all types of music.


Abstract, right?!

I'm calling this "Musings"....


Make sure you check out the other wonderful 

interpretations of 

May's Music theme here:


Happy Sewing!

SUZ

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The blog post with no name....

Autumn is in full swing in Melbourne....



I am planning a whole cloth quilt with this Nani Iro

double gauze,


for a baby due in August.

I had a mini charm pack of these pretty fabrics....


that quickly turned into this drawstring bag.


And my English paper pieced blue wren....


is ready to be appliqued, 


as soon as I get the papers removed!

I've also been playing with this combination...


as the Four-In-Art, May 1st deadline looms.

Happy sewing!

SUZ

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Not much crafting...

happening here, in between family and work 

commitments.

But that's ok!


I did knit up a tension square in this pretty blue wool,


finish my Chuck Nohara blocks for April, 

and spent a wonderful day at the

Australasian Quilt Convention,


meeting up with Deborah, 

admiring Rachaeldaisy's gorgeous red and white 

quilt!


And taking an English Paper Piecing class with Jess 

Frost of Elven Garden blog.


Today I made the backing,

tonight I will get back to the sweet little bird!

 
More details of the Blue Wren cushion on Jess' blog!

Happy sewing...

SUZ



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