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Monday, August 23, 2010

The Week That Was


I have, surprise surprise, been working on Swan Lake only this time I thought I would have a play with the centre of the quilt.


Of course, Maximus is always there to lend a hand, even when I am quite capable of working by myself.


Here is a glimpse of the centre to give you a bit of an idea of how the quilt will look.  There is still more to place in the centre and lots of star flowers down each diagonal border.



I have also been fabric shopping, just love the new blacks and blues.


I have finished appliqueing the 2 latest blocks for Browne Sisters Sampler - lucky because I have just received the pattern for the next block.


And this is my new/old chair.  I wish I had taken a photo of it before I started.  Imagine 30 years ago, a pine kitchen table and 6 chairs covered in lime green vinyl, very fashionable back then.  This is the only piece left and whilst still quite sturdy, it looked hideous.  It has turned out ok don't you think.

I have been reading everyone's posts, just not doing a lot of commenting this week.  I don't know what is going on with Blogger but  My Blog List doesn't update for a couple of days and then bang, there are heaps of new posts to read.



I am getting very excited!  Only 6 more sleeps till Jan and I get to spend the day with Sue Spargo!!!!  We are off to Amitie Textiles in Melbourne early on Sunday morning and I can't wait.  I'll be there, wearing my Sue Spargo threadcutter that was a special gift, my Sue Spargo necklace and my Sue Spargo earrings with my camera at the ready.  Do you think I may be going a little over the top???
 
Sue-Anne xxx

26 comments:

Notjustnat said...

How exciting Sue-Anne to take workshop with Sue Spargo. My DIL Bron did that a week ago in Canberra. She loved it and used the hand dyed felt her and I did together. Love your Swan Lake, I can see you are enjoying the hexies! Have a good week and enjoy Sue's workshop - Hugs Nat

Sue said...

Your not going over the top just you go for it GIRL. Only young once :-)

I saw a picture of Swan Lake at the FOQ In Birmingham- It is in that book The Fabric of Society. Oh how I love that book but had to walk away from it, I couldn't justify spending 125.00 English pounds on it. BIG SIGH.
Love the new fabrics .

Shirley said...

Go for it Sue-Anne. You have been a very busy girl. Love the recycled chair, it looks very stylish. Have you seen Stina's chair that she covered? Swan lake is going to be so wonderful and those pretty pinks in Browne Sisters are just up my street. There is always room for more fabric I say. I am sure maximus was very helpful.
Shirley.x

Cybele's patch said...

You made some beautiful applique blocks. What you planned with your hexies is such a wonderful idea. It will be a great quilt. Your cat is adorable and seems a big help.
Enjoy your day with Sue Spargo.

Daniëlle said...

You are doing such a wonderful job on this quilt!!! I admire you, you know!!! I really do! Of course, you won't be able to manage without Maximus, but well, everything comes with a prize hihi!! Over the top?? 'course not hihi!! Just go for it 200% and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!! Happy packing hihi, hugs, Daniëlle PS almost forgot to tell you, gorgeous fabrics!!! XXXD

Elyte said...

All your work is lovely and so well done. I love those two blocks that you finished for the Browne Sisters sampler. Have you shown the pattern before? Have a safe trip to Melbourne and enjoy your day with Sue Spargo, you do seem a little excited.

jean said...

OTT not at all, you go girl, did you mention you also have a Sue Spargo Bag to carry all of your fabric.
Love the greys and blacks fabric, is this for anything special or just stash.
Your Swan lake is looking great, you'll be able to carry on with the hexies into your basket quilt.:-)
Have a great time at Sue's class and say hi to Jan. Can't wait for the blog update on your return.

Maree: said...

I am Loving your Quilt with all those cute hexies...& I do Love your newly covered chair it looks Fab with that fabric...your workshop with Sue will be here before you know it...it will be Great...Enjoy!!
cheers

Karen said...

Swan Lake is such a big quilt, I can see why Maximus feels the need to help. You should be very pleased with your progress. Wonderful new fabric and beautiful applique blocks. The new/old chair is excellent! And, Sue Spargo!! That will be fun!

ranette said...

Oh my gosh....awesome quilt, amazing actually and the applique blocks are gorgeous! And I love, love, love the old/new chair. Have fun in the Sue Spargo class...I'm jealous!

Miriam said...

Have a ball with Sue Spargo!!
I love your new/old chair!!!
Love you new fabrics and your applique and all those hexies are gorgeous!
A lovely post!

Funoldhag said...

Sue, that quilt is glorious!! It is going to be a masterpiece when it's finished. You do such good work!! What a fun post and lovely things to look at - the kitty is adorable, too. Have a great time in your workshop with Sue Spargo. Enjoy! Carol

Barb said...

Wow what a busy and fun post!
I love your swan lake and what a sweet kittie!
Your applique is beautiful!
Sue is such a wonderful and generous woman - have fun!
oh, and great chair re-do!!

Diane H said...

Always a pleasure to stop by and see your beautiful Swan Lake progress. Love the chair - it's a match for Maximus!

katrien said...

Great your swan lake.
Lovely appliqué blocks and very nice fabrics.

Brandie said...

Oh your chair looks wonderful, has to be better that it was. Love those black and white fabrics! We our age should be excited about designers, not rock stars. Have great fun with Sue.

Marieke said...

Over the top? Neey, no way! Enjoy yourself. Your Swan Lake is going to be wonderful! Love the fabrics: always gotta love the blues! The chair looks great: great choice of fabric! And yes: it's a material obsession patern. Love those!

Ginny Worden said...

Sue-Anne, enjoy your time with Sue Spargo, she is a great teacher, and if you think of it say "Hi' to her for me. She will be visiting us in September.

Terry said...

Hi tonight blogger has downloaded the pictures of all your lovely work. Last night it was just interesting words. Pics are great. Coonie (cat?) is sitting on my lap at the moment overseeing this comment.
Have a great time in Melbourne is there an OTT as far as S.S. goes? I don't think so.

Awaiting report Enjoy Huggs

Janet said...

I'm cheering you on over here, can you hear me? It's going to be a large quilt by the looks of the photo. I adore your applique blocks, they are stunning.

Cardygirl said...

Your applique blocks are beautiful...love the chair revamp too. Have fun at the workshop!

yvonne said...

Allemachtig wat prachtig!!!!!!! groetjes yvonne

Siobhan said...

Your applique is fantastic! Love your Swan Lake so far--what a masterpiece that will be! Great job on the chair, too.

Wendy said...

Your applique is stunning and is looking gorgeous. Cats sure like to give us a hand. Love the cutter from Sue, have a great time.

Leanne said...

Have fun tomorrow I'm looking forward to see what you make.

*karendianne. said...

Oh my gosh I think I'm so happy to smile at Maximus. So cute. At I have to say that I love seeing all your work but please allow me to focus on that wunnerful stash of fabric. Ohhh la, la!