Thursday, December 30, 2021

My Top Five of 2021

 I'm joining in with the linky party 

hosted by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs by sharing 

my favourite five finishes of 2021!


I think my favourite quilt finish for the year was 

my last one.....



There was hand and machine piecing, appliquĂ©, and lots 

of hand quilting in this one!

And at 78" square it's a great size on my bed.

My favourite clothing make was my Whittaker pinafore, 

the third one of this pattern I have made.


It is a lovely soft denim which I really enjoy wearing.

Another garment that I made was this hand knitted 

jumper!


It is also very soft and snuggly!

My sister gifted me this purse kit for my birthday back 

in February.....
 

and I really enjoyed making it!

Finally I chose this cushion as my favourite fifth make...


The octagons were unusual and a unique shape to work 

with!

But because this is primarily a quilting blog, 

I thought I would share a collage of the twelve quilts 

I made this year!



Six of these I have given away, the other six I still have!

Can anyone have too many quilts?

Thanks for all your support this year. Your views and comments mean a lot to me....
See you in 2022!

SUZ




Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas....

 from our house to yours....






We celebrated as a family on Christmas Eve....





Blessings to all!

SUZ

Monday, December 20, 2021

A Flurry of Finishes.....

Despite some sluggishness on my behalf, I do have my 

last two quilt finishes for the year! 



While the weather has been sunny, it is also windy, so 

photo opportunities are few and far between.



I chose to quilt in gently wavy lines, like a rain in a 

rainforest.

I think Tommy Toucan is my favourite!


And the backing with its simple leaf shape was perfect!



I am confident that this will be well received by 

Finnley's mum, come Christmas Day.

Quilt # 11 for 2021

"Finnley's Rainforest Friends"

Lifetime Quilts #140 


Peppermint Parade looked so nice on the chair as I left
  
it to be finished the other night....



And here it is on my bed.

It finishes at 78" square, so not even having one 

agreeable quilt holder would be enough to show it off 

any other way.



I started this back in January, and only finished 

yesterday....


It was a wonderful distraction from the trials of 2021!



I found this striped fabric in my local quilt shop on sale, 

and decided it would be perfect for bias binding.



I really enjoyed the process, and followed this tutorial 

on YouTube as a reminder of how it's done.

I love that 60 cm (24") of fabric makes over 820 cm 

(320") of binding



Quilt # 12 for 2021

"Peppermint Parade"

Lifetime Quilts #141


I probably won't be posting again before Santa comes down the chimney, so may your Christmas be filled with joy and peace.


Happy sewing!

SUZ


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Of Needle and Thread....

If you're here for some quilting inspiration or sewing eye candy, you may wish to save yourself the time and leave now!


My mojo has temporarily left me...


although I have finished Finnley's quilt top.


The orange gingham I chose from GJ Fabrics is called 

Midnight Magic by April Rosenthal

and suits it perfectly, I think.



While purchasing batting for this quilt, I snagged four 

new clothes patterns for $20!

I'm thinking I might have a go at a patchwork coat for 

next winter.


This little tree is decorated with mostly handmade, felt 

Christmas decorations, some made my be, others by 

friends.



Finally I have been stitching together an Advent 

Calendar- 



a cute Christmas Panel from Red Tractor designs.....




Look at all those wonderful Australian references...

a real Aussie Christmas!

Happy sewing,

SUZ




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