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Sunday, February 6, 2011

What A Week!

Well what a week it has been in our beautiful Australia.  We have had bushfires in Western Australia, the worst cyclone ever in Queensland, Sydney is having a massive hot spell and here in my little part of Victoria we have experienced humid tropical weather, followed by two days of non stop rain caused by the cyclone in Queensland! At least, after all that rain, it is much more pleasant today.


I still have a couple more little bits to do on Swan Lake but I have also done a bit of work on Irish Circles.





These are the two latest blocks completed.  The second one is my favourite block.



These are the final hexagons for Swan Lake.  They are all sewn onto the quilt now.



I was also a very lucky girl to receive these beautiful charms from a friend.



This is on the back of the "Silly" charm - don't you just love it!!!



And here is a "Hello" from Milo.

Sue-Anne xxx

40 comments:

julieQ said...

Hello Milo!! I just love your colors...those soft lovely colors you use are so pretty.

Terry said...

Well Good morning just logged on and you are here.
I like your Irish Circles. It's a beautiful qiult when finished. Your block 2 is so you.!!
Glad to hear you are safe after all the rain.
Milo is looking about to jumpor shrug and curl back up. Nice
have a good week.

Lisa said...

I just stumbled onto your blog. Love it!! Your projects are wonderful. I've never heard of Swan Lake before, but it's very beautiful.

Notjustnat said...

You ends the post with a very cute Milo! Yeah can't agree more. What a week indeed. Glad to hear you are not flooded. The rain did cleared up the humidity that was a relieved. I hope we will have a break for a bit now. You must be pleased with yourself at the end of Swan Lake. It's beautiful - Hugs Nat

Yelena said...

Another wonderful quilt to keep you busy, love the soft palette.
Milo looks like he needs a cuddle !!

Melody said...

I love everything in this post. Swan Lake looks beautiful and little Milo is so cute.

Julia said...

Swan Lake is going to be so beautiful Sue-Anne..
What a few weeks we have had..we sure could use some of your rain, a dear friend just rang to say they had to evacuate as deliberate lit bush fires threaten their home..

broderie said...

oh sew beautiful again! love all the sewing and the charms! aren't they a great way to capture sayings and words, i have quite a collection myself. is 'irish circles' a pattern from 'stonleigh'? i would like to get a copy!

Susan In Texas said...

I can't believe you got all those hexies onto Swan Lake. That's amazing! You really have burned through that complicated quilt at light speed. The Irish Circles blocks are amazing. I'm not sure what they're going on; you probably blogged about it but my memory is awful.

Happy stitching,
Susan in Texas

PS Hello Milo, you big beautiful kitty!

Cubby House Crafts said...

Just beautiful Sue-Anne! I bet those little birds were fiddley to do!
Lisa

quilting Jeannet said...

Wow! your Irish circels are wonderfull! even the fabrics what you used.

warm greetings, Jeannet

jean said...

Sue-Anne, your circle blocks are stunning. I love your favourite one to. Love your charms and I would think you are very deserving of them

Béa said...

Wonderful work, I love everything. XOXO

katrien said...

What a lovely project you do.

Maree: said...

Hi Sue-Anne I do Love your Irish Circles the Bigger one with the Bird is Gorgeous...
cheers

supergoof said...

You are a quiltmagician,...
Pssst,... guess what,... I'm working at the dancing dollies,... and I love it!
Bye from The Netherlands! (with wind and rain as always,...)

Suedio said...

Sue-Anne, your Irish Circles are beautiful!! And I can't wait to see Swan Lake in all her glory.

Regards, Sue

Marieke said...

Wow: what a beautiful things. And very well said on the charms!

Elyte said...

I had to google Irish Circles to see the quilt . Very impressive.
You will have a very spectacular collection of quilts.

Annemieke said...

I love the Irish circles you made already. I searched for the pattern to buy on the internet but I didn't find it. I did see some photo's of the old original one. Can you give me a address please?
Groetjes
Annemieke

ranette said...

Milo looks like he could be the brother of my Kitty. Is he a mess? Our Kitty is a mess, but so full of personality!

I love the Irish Circle blocks and I want to know where the pattern is from too. Your work is wonderful Sue-Anne. You have such talent!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Milo, Your mom does wonderful piecing...love it. :0)

Deb said...

Those blocks are just wonderful. I just love those Irish Circle blocks. I've never heard of that pattern. Is there somewhere that I can look for it?

yvonne said...

Prachtige quilts die u maakt.
Ben erg jaloers op u die zo mooi kan werken .
Ik wil dolgraag de Swanlake maken maar ik kan niet vinden waar ik het kan kopen .
Zou graag de link krijgen van U..
Yvonne-madeliefje.blogspot.com

Liefs yvonne

Lori said...

Milo's photo is adorable!

I love your Irish Circle blocks! Wow! They look so good together and is going to be smashing!!!

Sue said...

I love the Irish Circle Quilt. You know it is a take on the Jane Pizar Quilt that is in our local museum. I have a architect friend who has blown the original postcard up for me so I can start drafting it. The original has far more detail in the centre than yours. Is your the Karen Cunningham one?
Yours look fab!

Barb said...

what a fun post full of great things. I love your irish circles and swan lake is looking great.
What cute charms!

Brandie said...

There is temptation all over, and you blog has another, Irish circles. They are lovely! And I may have to find that pattern also. Oh so little time!

Michele said...

Your work is all looking gorgeous! Love the circles especially. We in blogland are horrified at all the nasty weather you've been struck with this year. I hope that you've seen the last of the bad, and have lovely skies from now on. Michele

Karen said...

Very nice Sue-Anne! Beautiful colours and how nice to be finishing up Swan Lake, such a beauty! And, hello sweet little Milo!

Daniëlle said...

Your favourite is definitely my favourite as well!! Love the "silly" charm hihi!!! Great hexagonflowers! Have a happy sewing day, hugs, Daniëlle

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I love the gorgeous colours you are putting together...

Wendy said...

The silly charm is a good way to live. Your applique is intriguing, it's going to be stunning when finished.
Give Milo a chin scratch.

Karen said...

As always, beautiful stitching. Love your fabric choices.

Miranda said...

Can't sleep,Sue-Ann...after seeing you're amazing Irish circles...had to stop by and tell you that...the're so nice and beautifull...love you're fabric choice...is there a place where we can find the patterns.. on line perhaps... quilting greetings from the south of the Netherlands

Brooke said...

The points on that Irish Circles block are so completely perfect! It looks amazing. I'm in awe of your wonderful applique work as well. So fun to look at such well done work!

Sandra Henderson said...

Bless your heart.... Y'all just can't carcinoid breath over in Australia! Vie been keeping up with your weather and fires, I'm so sorry for you. Praying you will get some relief soon and folks will have a new start in life.
I adore your work! Your fabric choices are amazing!
Your charms are the cutest things! And the photo of Milo is priceless. Xo

Sandra Henderson said...

Sorry for typos, this machine has a mind of its own and changes my misspelled words to other words it thinks they should be... Lol
Meant to say you can't seem to catch your breath... Xo

Joan said...

Hello to Milo - I love your quilt - georgeous colours

Taryn said...

Your Australian weather has been insane this year. I pray for some relief for all of you--particularly Queensland. Milo is so cute.