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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Time To Move On



The time has come to redistribute this basket of fabrics into the larger overall stash.  I feel a little sad saying goodbye to this collection as I have been working with them for the last twelve months and know each piece of fabric intimately.  You see, this is my Swan Lake basket and she is finally finished.




The backing fabric has been joined, she is now at the quilters and I feel a little lost without her. 



Whilst I feel that not a lot has been happening in my little part of the world, I have been busy with Irish Circles and have managed to complete another 7 blocks over the last couple of weeks.



They have been fun and quite challenging at the same time.



There is also something else that is starting to consume my daily thoughts.  Chris and Amy are getting married in April.  I am starting to get really excited and have already bought a new pair of purple shoes...



now all I need is an outfit to go with them!

Sue-Anne xxx





41 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Let me the first to say Congratulations!!! I just love the Irish Circle blocks!! Darned cute! OH...gosh I should mention purple shoes shouldn't I? LOL So girly...love it!

Melody said...

How fabulous to have a wedding in the family.
Your quilt is spectacular, you should feel very proud. What wonderful work.

Lizzie said...

Nice shoes Sue-Anne, can't wait to see Swan lake when it's quilted...exciting.
Lizzie
xxx

Sue said...

You quilt is gorgeous and so are the Irish circles! Wow!

Congratulations to the sweet couple!

Susan In Texas said...

Congratulations on finishing Swan Lake! What an amazing accomplishment. It already looks so wonderful, and quilting makes everything look even better. Are you planning to enter it in any shows? You really should consider doing so; I'm sure it would do really well. 8)

Your Irish circles are lovely too. You have really had the pedal to the metal lately and gotten lots accomplished. Good for you!

Weddings are always exciting. 8) At least your feet are ready. 8)

All the best,
Susan in Texas

Nicky said...

Wow! Your swan lake looks lovely, it must be nice to have the project finished after 12 months. Regarding your Irish Circles project, are you able to tell me who wrote the pattern or where I might be able to get it? They are just beautiful!
Thanks,
Nicky

Taryn said...

I love this post! I know exactly what you mean about regreting sending those fabrics back to your stash. It's like you are worried you will forget about them. The quilt looks great and the fabrics look great together. Same with your other blocks. I enjoyed admiring your color combinations. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. My boys are both dating wonderful girls and I find myself looking forward to wedding announcments. So far, I am the only one.

Elyte said...

Congratulations, congratulations and congratulations. A wedding in the family, finishing Swan Lake and those Irish circles are gorgeous.
Fabulous shoes.

Jo in TAS said...

Love that you shop from the ground up, gorgeous shoes! Can't wait to see the Swan Lake quilt all quilted.
Cheers
Jo

Karen said...

Your Irish Circles blocks look very interesting!

Joan said...

Beautiful quilt, lovely shoes for tha special occasion. Those Irish circles are looking great too.

Chookyblue...... said...

your quilt is beautiful and I love the Irish one your working on...........

Tineke said...

GORGEOUS quilt!!!!!
Very nice shoes too...I bet you will be dancing on them in April :)

Valentina said...

Dear Sue-Ann, oh my goodness... Congratulations on so many levels...
Swan Lake is breathtaking: you did it!!! It has been amazing to go on this journey with you, thank you for that! I am still in awe how the fabrics in that basket came together in THAT quilt: you are awesome, friend!
Congrats on the upcoming wedding, and those shoes: wow: so totally you! I am sure the outfit will come together as well... sending you my love and admiration as always!

katrien said...

He's a beauty your swan lake.
And what a lovely circles.
Have a nice time with organize the wedding.

Lilian Pilar said...

Ya te habia escrito antes, es un trabajo precioso el que has realizado y los círculos irlandeses otra maravilla...FELICITACIONES!!!! a los novios....y te veras preciosa con esos zapatos....un gran abrazo de una Chilena en España...

Sue said...

You must feel bereft without swan lake. Hope Irish circles fills the void soon.
Love the shoes hope you find the perfect outfit to go with them .

Shirley said...

Congratulations all round. Swan lake is just so beautiful and a tremendous achievement. I have enjoyed seeing it at every step of the way so no wonder you are feeling bereft at it going to the quilter. Irish Circles is going to be another such beauty. How exciting for you too that there is a wedding in the family. I shall look froward to seeing what outfit you get and hearing all about it.
Love Shirley.xx

Maree: said...

How wonderful that your quilt is now at the quilters...looking forward to seeing it quilted...Your Irish blocks are Great..challenging Yes I can see they would be..this will also be a Lovely Quilt...
How Exciting a Wedding..Enjoy the lead up to it...
cheers

Janet said...

I like your stylish shoes, how wonderful to have the wedding coming up. Three cheers for the quilt, it's gorgeous and well worth the effort you put in. I love your Irish circles!

Suedio said...

Sue-Anne, Swan Lake looks wonderful. Well done.

And the Irish Circles, too, are beautiful. Your fabric choices are always so lovely.

Good luck with the search for the right outfit for the wedding. Great shoes!!!

Regards, Sue

broderie said...

sue-anne, what a wonderful way to spend a year, delving into your basket of fabrics and producing such a lovely swan lake quilt, though after doing all that hand work i can't imagine how you could send if off to be quilted! it will look beautiful though, i know! and the circles are gorgeous and so are the shoes!

Roos said...

I know what you feel, they becomes like a child and then you feel lost when going away.
I like youe Irish circles too, I never saw it befor.
Roos

Cheryl said...

Swan Lake is stunning and congratulations on the upcoming nuptials. Love those shoes.

Deb said...

A huge congratulations on your quilt finish. It's wonderful, but I can imagine how you feel now that it's done. But the good part is that you can look at it every day when it comes home from the quilters.

You inspired me so much I ordered the pattern and it came this week. Now I need to hone my applique skills. Your quilt is just gorgeous!

And love those shoes too. Would love to see what you're going to wear with them!

Brandie said...

Oh the title of this post had me so worried! I thought something bad had happened. Thank goodness it was something good. Swan Lake is amazing and I can't wait to see it quilted. What an accomplishment!

Barb said...

congrats to the cute couple!!
Love the shoes.
Your SL looks fabulous. I know what you mean about filing away the fabrics. I did that with my "mother garden" the other day and it was sad.
Love your Irish circles - they look challenging!

retdairyqueen said...

Swan Lake is just gorgeous
Well done
Love those shoes
Nothing like starting from the bottom up
Weddings are such fun

gloria said...

Hola, felicidades por tus trabajos son una maravilla. Saludos desde Tenerife (España).

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

A truly beautiful quilt Sue-Anne....gorgeous!!
Luv your shoes.
Cheers...Jane.

supergoof said...

I love your shoes,... and the Swan Lake!!!
It must be really strange not having her at home,... You just have to be a little patient,...
;o)))

yvonne said...

Heeeeeeel moooooi!!!!!!
Prachtig gaat de quilt worden,ik heb het patroon besteld bij Dorry.
Nu laat je weer zo,n prachtige quilt zien met circels ....
geweldig!!!!!!
Liefs yvonne

ranette said...

Oh Sue-Anne....Swan Lake is Stunning! You've done such a wonderful job and I cannot wait to see her back from the quilter's. I do know what you mean by missing fabric...but hopefully you'll soon find another basketful to take it's place. Almost forgot about the circles....gorgeous!!!

Jane in Wales said...

Swan Lake is beautiful, and will be even more so when she is quilted!
And I love your Irish circles.
Exciting, a wedding!!!

Marieke said...

Wow: your Swan Lake is be-au-ti-ful! And I love your Irish circles: they look wonderful. Great shoes: enjoy looking foor the right outfit!

jolanda said...

Your Swan Lake is soooo beautiful!! I can imagine you feel a bit lost now you can't work with it anymore.
I also love your Irish Circles!!
have a nice evening, jolanda

Nanci said...

Swan Lake is wonderful. Looks like you like the colours as your blog colours are similar in your winter header!
Swan Lake will become a heritage quilt in your family! It is truly a work of love.

Terry said...

I'm not sure which are best the purple shoes or Swan Lake. Really both are great.

Siobhan said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! congratulations!! I am so excited for you. Beautiful finish!

Congratulations on the upcoming wedding--love the shoes!

*karendianne. said...

Sue-Anne! Congratulations on the finish of Swan Lake. I swoon!!! And you know I'm so very in awe of your Irish Circles. Classic and delightful. Such talent. Impressive.

Pass along further congrats on the upcoming wedding and OMG I LOVE THE SHOES!

julieQ said...

Very cute shoes!! Congratulations on your family growing and growing!!!