Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Flitting...

between projects.

A hand pieced block for a new 'round robin'....


helping my sister....


with her sampler blocks...


practising a bee block...


starting a charity quilt from my stash...


making tissue covers....


and shopping!

Thanks Carla for my new linen zippy pouch!

Happy sewing!

SUZ

Monday, June 22, 2015

Ta-da!

Welcome to Melbourne Town.....


I stalled somewhat completing this piece....


It was barely 4" by 7" after all!


I auditioned the four arcs and didn't really like how

this one looked...


It seemed to get lost and look a bit mushy!


I'm much happier with the pink one!


So that's it...


I declare Melbourne Town ready for quilting!

It deserves hand quilting, I suppose?

Happy sewing,

SUZ

Saturday, June 20, 2015

A Change of Pace...

Due to an enforced period at home I have found lots 

of different tasks to fill my time...

A "Lola" pouch...


This is Svetlana's wonderful pattern, found here...

I am planning on joining these hexies soon....


I have all but finished my "Melbourne Town"....


just working on these hexies,


the blue ones, not the pink.

 I've started a blouse...


 with the help of my new dressmaker's dummy.

Finally I am planning something...


with this pretty bundle of bought and gifted fabric.

No chance of me getting bored!

Happy days,

SUZ

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Update...

on the construction of "Melbourne Town".

My embroideries are complete...



and I have my Dresden ready!


I decided to limit the palette for this one...


Using foundation piecing for accuracy...


but it was still tricky!


But it sure is pretty!

Sunrise?

And the 'rainbow' reminded me 

more of a sunset...


I appliqued this one, rather than hand piecing 

the narrow strips.

It is much more stable like this!

I just have the hexies to go...

Can you guess what colour I'm making them?

Happy sewing!

SUZ

Monday, June 8, 2015

Quilts I've made...

This photo, posted on IG...


prompted a friend to ask...

how many quilts have I made?

The answer (over 50) is over on a separate page 

at the top of this blog!

This is one of the oldest...


Happy days,

SUZ


Friday, June 5, 2015

Farming...

I have decided this section of "Melbourne Town",

is in the farming region!



This panel measures 16.5" square!

I think if I had started at this panel,



I would have stopped right here....

It would make an awesome mini!

Time to tackle this section....


with plenty of hand stitching of hexagons and 

dresdens to contemplate!

Happy days!

SUZ


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Melbourne Town!

That is what I have decided to call 

the "My Small World" quilt.


I have had some fun this week personalising it...


with my own embroideries.

I find it easier with the little blocks 

when lots of seams meet,


to iron them open.

I make the small pinwheels by

cutting two 2" squares of each colour 


and drawing a diagonal line.

Stitch a scant 1/4" seam either side of the line, 

cut apart and press open.


Trim each to 1.5" each 


and construct the pinwheel!


To make the larger one I start with a 3" square...

I found this top triangular shape easier 


to foundation paper piece...

Draw a 2" square and mark the halfway point at the top


I followed Molly Flanders applique method for my 

clamshells...



To make this block, which uses the 'V' template,


I cut two 4" squares, cut them on the diagonal, 


sew opposite colours together and 

trim the final block to 4.5"

More pattern corrections can be found here

Happy sewing!

SUZ
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