Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Finished Finally/Nowhere Near It

I have finally finished Me & my Shadow!  The last lot of applique took me longer than I expected but now I am looking forward to finding a suitable backing and sending it off to Rose for quilting.

Sue Ross came down from Sydney last year and taught a class with our local quilt group (Murray River Quilters).  I thoroughly enjoyed the class and learnt so much about colour and balance, but the biggest thing I learnt was that I could machine piece Lemoyne Stars if I really concentrated!!!

I have grand plans for the border of this quilt but I had put it in a sewing bag and forgot about it till I found it the other day while looking for something else.

Sue-Anne xxx


Cubby House Crafts said...

You definately have a knack with colour! All your quilts are gorgeous!

Janice said...

Hi Sue-Anne, Love your applique quilt...gorgeous. Janice

Notjustnat said...

Haha that sound just like me, putting things away in bags and forget all about them! What a nice looking quilt. I love red and you have used it in a very interesting way with pinstripes - Hugs Nat

Shirley said...

Hi Sue-Anne,
I am so excited to have a new follower, I hope I won't disappoint. Love the applique but it sounds like you have more common sense than me, sending it off to be quilted seems like a very good plan. Some of those hidden quilts would get finished if I did that.
Love Shirley. Stitcherydo

Barb said...

What a wonderful blog!
I love your applique project.
I'll be back often to check out what you're up to.

Sew Unique Creations said...

Wow! I love your blog - so glad you commented on mine so that I could find you! What quilt pattern is this applique quilt? I love it!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Both these projects are wonderful! Love your applique!

Nanci said...

Hi there! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and letting me know that you exist. From another of the "colonies" in Canada, I'll be back for sure. A lovely blog and your work is wonderful to look at.

Anonymous said...

Sue-Anne, Me and My Shadow looks fantastic! Such a lovely quilt.

What a lovely find . . . the other quilt hiding away in your sewing bag (that's the problem when you have a thing for making sewing bags!!!). I can't wait to see it with the border. Your Lemoyne stars look great - the red & white strip really makes them shine.

Regards, Sue

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Hi Sue Ann, Thanks for stopping by. To answer your question, I painted the red above the doorway and added molding on each edge of it to make a separation at one time. It has never looked right to me so now it is time to undo it. Hope that answers your question! :-)