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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quick Finish & Inspirational Blogs

I was needing  a bit of a "Finish Quick Fix" and when I saw Jan's new little quilt, I knew this would be perfect.

After a couple of "black" purchases, and a little dive into the stash ....

This is the finished little quilt.  It took very little time to make, once the fabric choices were made and I have a piece of Blackbird Designs sampler print in black somewhere in the stash that I will use for the backing.

The internet is a very dangerous place for me.  There is so much to see and be inspired by.  I have been mesmerized by all the beautiful work that is being done by my Dutch blogging friends (which are listed on my blog list), and in particular, a quilt called Pockets of Posies by Anni Downs of Hatched & Patched.


With a click of the mouse and a couple of pushes on the buttons of the phone, I finally weakened and ordered the pattern. 

10 little packets of goodness arrived today.

Sue-Anne xxx

33 comments:

katrien said...

Lovely little quilt.
And the pocket of possies is a lovely one,i sit also on my fingers to not order it for th moment.Good luck with your new project.

retdairyqueen said...

Retail therapy no matter how you do it is always good
Nice to have a quick finish sometimes Very nice

Marjan said...

That's a beautiful little quilt! I understand perfectly what you mean: the internet can be a very dangerous place indeed... The Pockets of Posies are just irresistable! (I have been strong so far...) Enjoy making it!

Sue said...

Love the fabric thats running through the middle. Lovely little quilts.

Elyte said...

I like your little quilt Sue-Anne. I find the sewing quite easy but colour choice, that gives me nightmares. It is so hard to resist all the lovely things available to us on the internet and so easy to buy. The Australian dollar has fallen so I won't be shopping. But when it goes up the temptation is strong especially when they offer free shipping! Thanks for you comment and "see" you after Bendigo.

PatchworkRose said...

Now we know you will never have time to be bored ;-) Have fun
Cheers
Lynne

Notjustnat said...

Mini quilt is great. Are you going to hand quilt it too? 10 packs of patterns! Are they all part of The Pockets of Posies? Hugs Nat

Lizzie said...

I'm not looking, don't show me, I don't want to know! Oh gosh, I really love Annie's work, she is such a talented lady isn't she? I love that little mini Sue-Anne, you just have to have a finish every now and then, does the heart good..
Lizzie
xxx

Shirley said...

Just think of it as doing your bit for the economy. Haha! Lovely little mini and a good coice of colours. I shall enjoy watching how both projects come along.
Love Shirley.x

Lori said...

What an adorable little quilt.
I've admired the posie quilt for some time but have held off ordering it. I'll enjoy seeing your progress.

Yvette said...

I understand why you ordered that pattern set. I adore it too! There is a blogger that is doing it and I drool every time she posts pictures. I look forward to your version.

Ivory Spring said...

Sue Anne,

I love those black fabrics - and what a cute project!

Wow - I can't wait to see the Pockets of Posies quilt unfold.

Linda said...

Such a cute easy little quilt. I am new to blogging and quilting, but have been sewing all of my life. I loved your blog! Thanks!

Just Ramblin' said...

I have seen this (Pocket of Posies) made up at our local quilt shop and it is absolutely beautiful. Tons of work, I'm sure. Will be anxious to see yours when it is completed. Loved the mini quilt. Nice to do something that is so charming and quick. Nola

quilting Jeannet said...

Ohhh, I made him also, I finished just the quilt, did you see it on mij blog ?
It is such a fabulous quilt to work on it.

greetings, Jeannet

Daniëlle said...

They arrived!!!!!!!!!Oh boy, when will you be posting your first little basket? Are you using the full size pattern or the 50% smaller one as I do? Sooo much fun to make the mini baskets!! Have lots of happy sewing, Daniëlle

Siobhan said...

That is such a sweet little quilt, Sue Anne! I like your new patterns, too. Another one that I've been sitting on my hands to not order! ;) I'll enjoy watching your progress.

Terry said...

Annie's work is such fun. Enjoy.
The quick finish is always good for the soul. Like baking the cake and sitting down to a slice while still warm.
Happy Stitching.

Jo in TAS said...

Lovely little quilt! I love to make quick, small projects.

Karen said...

Pockets of Posies is a very good set of patterns! When are you going to start on them?

Deb said...

That's a wonderful set of patterns! I'll look forward to seeing you work on them. And love your Finish Quick Fix quilt too.

Suedio said...

Nice work with the blacks - it has such an elegance to it. Sometimes the quick finishes are so revitalising (creatively).

I've oohed and aahed over the Pockets of Posies - I hope you have fun with it.

Regards, Sue

gerda said...

oh..my...the pockets of posies..so beautiful...shall I..;0))
I have al lot of scraps....0;))
pffft..there is so much that I would make....
but first I'll go to my work in the patschworkstore (Petra Prins in Zutphen)...and than i'll will make some hexies..may be it wil help to get the pop(pockets of posies) out of my mind...
have a nise day

Ivory Spring said...

Sue-Anne,

Thanks for visiting me back and leaving the kind comment. I am sorry about the "still" no-reply. I have changed all the necessary settings... I don't know what more to do. :(

wilmakuin said...

The mini is beautiful!! The pockets of posies is very nice. Enjoy!!

Sandra Henderson said...

Can't wait to watch this quilt evolve! GOOD FOR YOU! Stimulate the economy!!!! :) XO

Karen said...

Wonderful little quilt. Love the fabric. Danielle's little baskets are so sweet, I can't wait to see yours!

Marieke said...

Fantastic little quilt! And the pockets of Posies: I just love that quilt. I wonder how yours will look like. Internet is indeed a very dangerous place. I didn't quit realize it, but with you it is autumn. Fantastic, isn't it, that in blogland you can enjoy our spring and summer and once we have autumn or winter, we can just visit you for some sunshine!

Valentina said...

LOL dangerous indeed, and yet so wonderful as it has brought all of us together... hee-hee
Oh I am so in need of a quick finish these days... Thanks for sharing my friend!
:)

Annette said...

Your little quilt is sweet. I am so envious that you are doing the basket quilt. I think it is just awesome. I will be glued to your blog watching the progress.

julieQ said...

What a wonderful finish!! I love the red/white/blue combination. Great choice on your patterns...lovely project, I will watch for progress on this one!

*karendianne. said...

I love your little quilt! How cuteamous it is. And friend, how fun your pattern(s). The fact that they make you so happy is all that needs to be said, ha?

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your little quilt. It is awesome. I love all little quilts. There so much fun and quick to do.
Your new patterns...........LOVE THEM! I love all her stuff. I need to get those too.