Friday, 16 March 2012

I don’t know what’s got into me

After months of being in the biggest sewing slump of my life, now I’m all go.go.go.

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Angus needs his big boy quilt and super soon! It’s his 3rd birthday in May and I’d started this McKenna Ryan “Once Upon a Star” BoM a while ago and I thought it would be perfect for him if I could just finish it off. The block on the left was done over several years. The one on the right was done yesterday but I still need to machine applique stitch the mistletoe.

There’s plenty more blocks to do but at this rate it’ll be finished in no time.

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A friend made this pretty little quilt as a gift and last night at The Patch she asked me if I could quilt it for her.

Today I sat down and scattered it with hearts and swirls in the yummiest soft variegated pink thread. A few straight lines around the border and now its ready to go back to her for binding.

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Meanwhile I’ve been working on  Sue Spargo’s  “Earth and Twig” Block of the Month too.

A little more applique is needed on block 2 and some more embellishment on both of these but I’m keeping up. Woohoo!

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I finished this Log Cabin quilt 10 days ago for my blog pal Lizzie from “A House in the Country”. There’s a story to this, the last of our Bee Balm quilts for last year and I’m thrilled that it is safely in Lizzie’s hands and that she loves it. The blocks were made by the Bee members especially for Lizzie in the colours she chose. It was easy to pop them all together as a surprise.

I’m so glad my enthusiasm for quilting is back. My pile of UFOs is enormous but it’s my ambition to whittle it away this year.

Wish me luck!

8 comments:

Maria said...

I knew you would get that little quilt done for your friend today Sue. Looks great.
You are really on a roll.

Lizzie said...

definitely on a roll my friend !! love the 'Once up a Star' and of course my log cabin is amazingly gorgeous!! I haven't started block 2 of SS yet and I know block 3 is on the way...sigh, hopefully life will return to what pertains for normal at a house in the country after todays wedding and I can get into my sewing..
Lizzie
xxx

shez said...

go girl,well done.xx

webbsway said...

Congrats. on getting your "mojo" working once again. Your efforts are well worth the wait.Those colors are beautiful.

Fiona said...

Yayay... sue is on a roll.... and such lovely projects too....
Hugz

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Good on you Sue...I've barely touched any sewing lately!!!

Bev C said...

Hello Sue the quilter.
Love those little penguins on the block. You have got your sewing mojo back well done.

happy Monday.
Bev.xoxo

Lurline said...

Love the quilt for Lizzie. So glad you are into things too - I had and awful time getting started after such a frustrating break!
Hugs - Lurline♥