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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Swan Lake, Klosjes & Happy Mothers Day


This week has seen me working on Swan Lake.  After seeing Dancing Dollies at the AQC last week, I was inspired to really get into it.  This is one section out of nine.



I have finished appliqueing the stars and most of the hexagons.  There is more to add but at least I have made a start.


Whilst looking through my little pile of hexagons, I discovered that I needed more blue so, off I went to Patchwork on Stonleigh and came home with some more beautiful fat eighths.


This is another pattern I purchased at AQC from the girls at The Quilted Crow.  Have I mentioned this is one of my favourite stalls to visit each year.  They have the most wonderful wool and they are the nicest girls.  It arrived on Friday in the mail and I made a start on it yesterday.


This is another project near completion.  This quilt is a gift and Rose from Pandora Quilting had it ready for me to pick up yesterday.  I now have to attach the binding and will show you a photo of it all laid out when it is finished.  It is a Disappearing 9 Patch.  Can you see the dragonfly quilted in the lower left hand corner?


And last but not least, my Klosjes report for the week or should I say for the fortnight).  I have made 6 more little darlings, bringing my total to 56!

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day.  I hope your family spoils you all with chocolates and no cooking dinner tonight!!

Sue-Anne xxx

29 comments:

Rose Marie said...

Gosh ... all of your projects are wonderful! I sure do love your Swan Lake.

Terry said...

You have been industrious. Swan Lake is looking very nice. Like your hexies.
The felt project makes my fingers itch to get back to my woollen crazy quilt.
6 klosjes is aperfectly acceptable number. Who said we need to do more the spool police?
Have a good day

katrien said...

I love the Swan Lake so much.Can you tell me where i can buy the pattern.You use such a lovely fabrics for it.
And lovely klosjes.
Wish you also a Happy Mothersday.

Stina said...

Love to catch p a little on your posts... and beautiful work in progress ... as always.. :o) Loved every one of them!!! Have a wonderful week.. HUGS!

Marieke said...

Beautiful klosjes you've made! And I love your Swan Lake. Have a nice day.

Notjustnat said...

Happy Mother's Day dear friend. Love your Swan Lake quilt and all those hexies are so gorgeous. Enjoy the rest of your day - Hugs Nat

Cubby House Crafts said...

Your fabric purchases are lovely! Every time I see your beautiful hexagons, it makes me want to have a go...something I haven't done yet!
Lisa

Janet said...

Your swan lake is looking gorgeous and I love the wool kit. I hope the Quilted Crow will be at our show this year. Your Klosjes are lovely too.

Maree: said...

Love the Swan Lake so far...I'm a Fan of Quilted Crow too..Lovely Wool..Hope you had a Good Day.
cheers

Leanne said...

I had not heard of the Dancing dolly quilt until yesterday when I met Irene Carrig. She was in the shop with her patterns. That is an impressive project looking forward to seeing yours finished. Hope you had a nice mothers day.

Shirley said...

Hi Sue-Anne,
I love what I see so far. Those hexagons are divine and the blues are very pretty. I wish our shops would sell more fat 1/8ths. It is such a practical amount. I am glad that there is no such thing as the klosjes police as I have none to show again this week. You will soon overtake me.
Enjoy Mother's Day.
Shirley.

Julia said...

Love your Dancing Dollies hexies... and your klosjes look great...
I hope the Quilted Crow are at our craft show in a couple of weeks time..
Julia ♥

retdairyqueen said...

Happy Mothers Day to you

Siobhan said...

Sue-Anne, your Swan Lake looks SO nice! I love the fabrics you're using. I can't wait to see your Disappearing Nine-Patch quilt, too; the quilting on it looks fantastic! Great job on the klojses, too. I'm resisting the urge to start them!

Have a fantastic Mother's Day!

Karen said...

You have been one busy gal! Such good projects to work on.
How convenient that you had to go to a quilt shop for some blues. A good excuse to get to go play in a favorite spot.
I get confused about people shopping at The Quilted Crow. There is one in the USA and one in your country. At first I wondered why they had a booth that you could go to and then I remembered there is one in Australia by that name.

Elyte said...

You have been busy and everything is coming along beautifully. I stopped in at the Quilted Crow to say hello and ran out of time to go back and have a good look at their display. Maybe next year or a trip to Tasmania! I notice you bought the Floral Beauty pattern. I saw one at the Essendon Quilters' exhibition and it is the last picture on my blog on the post for 16/4. It is a beautiful quilt and something I hope to do in the future.

Karen said...

You are off to a great start with your Swan Lake. Cute wool project and pretty Klosjes! I didn't make any this week. :( But, I did get some prepped on Saturday. I'm loving the dragonfly quilting and can't wait to see more of that one.

Sandra Henderson said...

You have introduced me to the Swan Lake, I'm so enjoying watching your progess. Beautiful colors! I have not worked with the wool yet or been exposed to this type of thing, it's very lovely. Such pretty fabrics. You are so fortunate to have a nice quilt shop... :)

*karendianne. said...

Oh friend, my goodness but this start to Swan Lake is divine. Pretty and soft and lovely fabrics. Wow but you've got my attention with this! Happy to see more Klosjes (so cute) and boy it's going to be happy days to see your Disappearing Nine Patch. That fabric looks right.up.my.alley.

Annemieke said...

Beautiful soft colours you used for the klosjes. I also like your other projects. There is a lot of them! The blue fabrics are great for the hexagons. It is a very good idea to applique the hexagons maybe for my hexagons to. I don't know what this other flowery pattern is you used. Is it from a book maybe?
Groetjes
Annemieke

Daniëlle said...

Oh Sue-Anne!! Love your Swan Lake, such gorgeous fabrics you use, the new ones are adorable!! How big will it get? So this is your other wool project, also yummy hihi! Happy sewing, Daniëlle

Valentina said...

Sue-Anne, what can i say that has not already been said... Beautiful work, love the soft blues, swooning over your appliqued flowers, your hexies and sweet Klosjes...
And I hope you were duely spoiled by those handsome boys of yours!
xox

julieQ said...

Wow, your Swan Lake quilt is to die for! Just so pretty. Your Klosjes are wonderful too.

wilmakuin said...

Gosh ... all of your projects are wonderful!! Your Swan Lake is so very beatyful. I realy love your work!!

56 klosjes!! Go girl!!
:o)

clare's craftroom said...

My goodness , your work is soooo beautiful !

Suedio said...

Oh my, Swan Lake is looking lovely. And your new blues are just gorgeous. It's looking so soft and pretty. Well done.

Regards, Sue

Marieke said...

Beautiful! Do you want to come and visit me?

Marjan said...

All of your projects are just gorgeous! I love your Swan Lake...

quilting Jeannet said...

Sue Ann, you are so busy, and it is so nice, I love your little wool project also. I bought wool, but it is still laying in the cabbord, waiting for an idea....

greetings, Jeannet