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Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Little Bit More of Phebe


Not a lot sewing wise has been going on here this week.  I finally got the iphone business sorted out and I am very very happy with the new phone (with the video camera).

I decided to do a little bit more on Phebe.  When I picked it up, I was up to sewing on the man's head - now I know why I put it down and had a rest from it for a while!


I thought he was bad enough, then I decided to do the girl - she was worse!


I think I unpicked and resewed her hands and her hair about 3 times and now looking at the photo, she has one foot bigger than the other and she is definately having a bad hair day - well, that will be my touch of whimsy????


I finished off the handles of the urn too.  One side was thicker than the other so I had to redo the thick one as well.  I think I have done more pulling out than actual sewing this week.

Tomorrow my friends and I are heading down to Melbourne to the Australasian Quilt Convention.  I am very excited and looking forward to having a fun day with my friends away from the normal routine of life. 

Normally I take my camera, but have very bravely decided to just take the new phone (less weight in the handbag) so I am hoping it will take good photos so show you all when I return.

Sue-Anne xxx

37 comments:

Sonnja said...

It is beautiful, Sue-Anne!
Bear regards,

Beertje Zonn
Bear from the Netherlands

Béa said...

Wonderful block, so tiny details, congrats !

Dot said...

I recently got an iPhone as well. I love it and I bet you do too.

Your applique is to die for. Absolutely gorgeous work.

Shirley said...

Well Sue-Anne, they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I see a beautiful sight. Every quilter I have ever known points out bits that they are not happy with in their work but believe you me it looks mighty fine indeed. Good luck with the phone and the quilt show. Can't wait to see what you come back with.
Shirley.

Lizzie said...

Phebe is looking fabulous Sue-Anne and both of the figures are amazing (doesn't everyone have one foot bigger that the other?).
Enjoy the show, I'll be there on Saturday, really looking forward to that...
Lizzie
xxx

Suedio said...

Your 'people' look fine - aren't we always our own worst critic? The whole panel is looking really great.

Hope you have a wonderful time at the show. You'll be snappy pictures of everything in sight with the iphone (glad you got it all sorted out).

Regards, Sue

Cubby House Crafts said...

I think that you are doing a fantastic job!

You should see my hair some days!lol!
Lisa

Mumin Mamma said...

Beautiful flowers!! 'people' looking good!
I have been in Melbourne twice, I love the city! Have a great day!

Kathie said...

oh your being too hard on yourself!
I love it and love looking at these Phebe quilts...ah yes I need to start mine :)
Kathie

Diane H said...

Oh Sue-Anne, your Phebe is beautiful. Your being too hard on yourself. It will be amazing when done - it is amazing now! Oh, I love that urn. Enjoy your day out with friends and quilts!

Barb said...

have fun - Looking forward to your pictures.
your block is lovely and I really like the urn fabric - that is a good one!

Adele said...

Love your work. I have mine stuck down but nothing being appliqued. I was in a car accident a few weeks ago and have had a hairline crack in my collar bone so that has put my work on hold. Never mind i have started appliquing a little yesterday.

Have fun tomorrow.

Adele xx

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

You're doing a fantastic job Sue-Anne!! Enjoy the AQC.
Jane.

Maree: said...

your Block is Lovely..I think you are being too hard on yourself...small pieces of Applique are always tricky...Hope you enjoy the show.
cheers

Robin Hill Quilts said...

How magnificent!!! Trust me n0~one is noticing her feet!!! What a block!!
♥E.

Karen said...

I probably would have left the urn handles different sizes. Yours looks very good. I like the fabrics you chose for the couples clothes. Very well done.

Janet said...

I think you did a marvelous job and the great thing about applique is that nobody knows what the pattern looks like. The gentleman is so good, I can't see anything to worry about and so the lady has big hair, that might have been the style. Good job!!

Annette said...

I think it is just beautiful! Fiddly tiny parts are sure a challenge...but the finished piece is awesome. Good job!

katrien said...

Very nice work.

Notjustnat said...

I like the look of this quilt. So quilt friendly I think is the word I wanted to say - Hugs Nat

Daniëlle said...

Your work on Phebe is absolutely great!! Love the fabrics you use!! Enjoy the AQC!! Happy sewing, Daniëlle

Brandie said...

Oh, phebe is looking wonderful. no one but you is going to see that one shoe is bigger, or that she is having a bad hair day. It looks beautiful!

Terry said...

Phebe is great. Don't be tooo hard on yourself these type of quilts are not for the quilter who needs everything perfectly balanced. I love it.
Enjoy the SHOW and friends. Sounds like a day to enjoy.

ivoryspring said...

Sue-Anne,

I just found your blog. Your Phebe is BEAUTIFUL! I didn't notice anything wrong with the man or his girl! :)

Lurline said...

Love your phebe and have fun at the ACQ - buy that extra fat quarter, you have my permission, lol!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Sandra Henderson said...

It's beautiful! Nobodyis going to notice the teeny, tiny things that you do (which I DO NOT, by the way!)... The overall effect is striking! I am so in love with this... EVERYTHING about is perfect. ISn't that why we do handwork? We don't want to go buy a "perfect" computer generated print of something... This is yours and yours alone. UNIQUE and exquisite! Your fabric choices are incredible! I want to see your stash! :)

quilting Jeannet said...

Ohhhh, what a nice project! I just bought the pattern in Australie.

greetings, Jeannet

Joan said...

Looks great to me...try not to beat yourself up...I think it comes together fine. Love your fabrics

wilmakuin said...

Beautiful!!! I love this quilt!!! The collors are so pretty.... I want this also... :o)

supergoof said...

Oké,... your story tells me to waite a little longer with my Phebe,...
;o))))))))
But, I must say yours looks gorgeous!

Enga said...

wou was für ein wunderschöner Block - traumhaft
lg Enga

Susan In Texas said...

Phebe looks terrific! I am sooo impressed by your applique. I don't know if you actually NEEDED to unstitch parts of it or not (probably not for my eyes), but it certainly looks wonderful now!

Susan

Annemieke said...

Beautiful applique block!I think there is nothing wrong with it. I must say I liked the 'story' you wrote, I thought the way you wrote it was funny.
Have a good weekend and enjoy your applique work, I hope to see more of it,
Groetjes
Annemieke

Karen said...

I love everything about it! Even the big hair!! And, I love the way you dressed the little people. I noticed with the Civil War Bride pattern, that things do not match up perfectly, like the feet being two different sizes in your block. But, that is the way the pattern was drafted and I think it makes it interesting.

*karendianne. said...

You have to know you crack me up with the way you make fun of your work. I don't see those things until you point them out - and then I giggle.

Minka's Studio said...
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Minka's Studio said...

I love this block! The changes in scale (giant vase, little people) adds a touch of humor. Your fabric choices are just wonderful! Love the skirt and vase and his suit. Wonderful work! Keep going!