Sunday, June 16, 2013

Hello.

How are you? And what have you been up to?

 I have badly neglected popping in to share my crafty goings-on lately...and it's not like me to be quiet for so long ;)  There is no simple explanation... just the general busy-ness of life and the lack of time to gather my thoughts and put them in cohesive sentences, much less with photos!

I thought about doing a super-long post to show you everything I've been working on, but have opted for a simple catchup over the next couple of days...sound good?

Let's start with fabric :)

I received the last of my 2013 Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Block of the Month recently, and had a catchup on the blocks before attacking the finishing kit...just a little bit daunting :)


I put the final borders on earlier in the week, and it is heading off to the quilter tomorrow...YIPPPEEEE! I'll show you some detailed pictures after I sew the binding down...it's a very pretty quilt. I have really enjoyed receiving my package from the U.S. each month, and can't wait to start the 2014 program, featuring Avalon fabric by Fig Tree and Co...bring it on!

In a weak moment (when my sewing space was looking a bit empty) I signed up for Camille Roskelley's Craftsy class on piecing pre-cuts, thinking I would use some of my much-loved Bonnie and Camille fabrics.  Funnily enough, I totally balked when it came to cutting up my precious Marmalade layer cake to make the first quilt LOL...I just couldn't go through with it!
The class is aimed at beginners and I felt the first project, Piece of Cake 3, was just a bit too simple for my gorgeous Marmalade...so I started a different quilt which I've wanted to make for a while. I'm just stitching a little bit each day, and will show you when I get a bit more done...slow and steady :) Hopefully I won't have the same problem with the next quilt in the course...I'm hoping to use Happy-Go-Lucky!

Speaking of slow and steady, I finally have some progress to share on Scandinavian Rose...

...Block 4 is finally complete! Phew! This one took me a couple more months than anticipated, but my enthusiasm is now renewed, and I'm stitching madly away on Block 5. I'm using lots of my leftover MBOM Vintage Modern fabrics for the pieced sections, with some Bliss, Ruby and other favourites thrown in, and I LOVE how it's looking. If only I had more stitching hours in my day!

So that's what's been happening in fabric. I'll be back tomorrow with a Project Life catchup!

TTFN xxx

10 comments:

dawn said...

Hi Susan,
So happy to see this today! Thanks for sharing with us, missed seeing a post from you but totally get how that happens.

These are all so gorgeous and fun, makes me want to live closer so you could do this with me.
I feel the same way about cutting up certain papers of mine and wouldn't want to cut up the beautiful fabric either.

You are doing a great job and working hard on these, keep it up and the end results will be WONDERFUL AND WORTH IT!!

YIPPEEE FOR PL POST!!
Have a great day!

Sandi said...

This is soooo pretty, I am now thinking of adding it to my list...darn you...lol
Looks Beautiful Suzi...well done

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG she is alive and well and she has been stitching...........lol.........nice to see what you have been working on........

shez said...

wow Suzi you have been making some amazing blocks there,well done.xx

Noela said...

You have been so busy Suzi. Lots of beautiful projects you are working on. Glad you are back. Hugs....

Hope said...

Busy busy! :)

Nicky said...

You might not have been blogging, but you have certainly been quilting!! Your MBOM is looking fantastic, I need to get my sashings cut up and joined - like you I'd like to get it done before the new lot arrives, which will be any day now! Your Rosalie Q block is gorgeous, so much Bonnie and Camille together, can't go wrong there... and beautiful stitching too....

Daisy Jayne said...

Thanks for sharing ... Lots of beautiful projects you are working on...your Rosalie Q blocks are just gorgeous .... I have been meaning to start mine but dint what to hurry things I might run out of things to do (chuckle)

Monica said...

I said the exact same thing as Sandi - darn you, Suzi, darn you!! And darn Sharon at Lilabelle Lane for sending me here too. I have been avoiding a commitment to Scandinavian Rose. But it sure does look nice in your Vintage Modern fabrics. :( They say it was curiosity that killed the cat.

Arrr.

Leanne said...

Wow, your project is absolutely beautiful, such alot of work.