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Sunday, February 5, 2012

First Finish for 2012



I have a finish for 2012!   My Clamshells is finished, complete with label on the back. 

Soot & Ashes

This is another almost finished.  Cheri Payne had a quiltalong last year and I participated quietly in the background.  I have always loved her work and found this project to be lots of fun.

This week has also seen me working on  the next border that goes on this...

Irish Circles

And whilst I was fossicking into the depths of the fabric cupboard, I came across this project half completed.  I still have a lot of applique to do before this quilt is finished but maybe I might get back into it soon.

More pavlovas!  This time, I made mini pavs.  Here they are cooking in the oven

Here is one all ready to eat and ...

A collage of my pavs - was nearly going to make this my blog header but I thought it might be taking it a bit far!

Sue-Anne xxx




38 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Sue-Anne, seeing your work on display like this is pure delight. I'm in awe studying over each piece and reflecting on your creativity. I enjoy how you express yourself in your quilts. I really admire the way you combine your skills and your creativity. You rock me like a hurricane! :) *karendianne.

Susan said...

Your clamshell quilt is gorgeous - beautiful colours and workmanship. Same goes for the Irish Circles. Very inspiring, thanks for sharing.

Cardygirl said...

Love the clamshells...really lovely. The Irish circles are great too. And pav...yum!

Julia said...

Great post, full of lovely things to inspire...love the Clam shell quilt, great finish.
Julia ♥

Elyte said...

OK Pavlova queen, as much as they look absolutely positively delicious it is the clamshell finish that I am drooling over . I really enjoy your colour selections. I have just discovered Cheri Payne. I like the way she looks at the world. Are you doing desserts for the Gathering in the Barn?

yvonne said...

Wauwwww!!!
Dat is geweldig!!!!
gr Yvonne

Lurline said...

Clever Chick! Everything is so gorgeous!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Sandy said...

Your quilts are absolutely fabolous! Your workmanship is awesome!! Surely a very talented lady....love from South Africa xxx

Supergoof said...

Jeetje!!!! Ik wil gewoon ALLES maken. Everything is GORGEOUS.
En de laatste smikkel ik natuurlijk lekker op,....
;o)
Groetjes from a verry cold Netherlands.

Nadine said...

My, Oh My, Sue-Anne, you did such a GREAT job ! Congratulations, my friend, your quilts are absolutely gorgeous. ;>)
That last applique quilt particularly caught my eyes, can you tell me the name of the pattern and designer ? THANKS, dear
ENJOY your weekend!
XOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Michelle said...

Oh, the Irish Circles quilt is so beautiful.
Love the Clamshells too.
And a lovely UFO hiding in the cupboard as well.

Chookyblue...... said...

the clam shells are beautiful.........love the other quilts your working on........

jean said...

Hi Sue-Anne, fantabulous work all round. Love the Clamshell quilt. Is that basket quilt the Di Ford pattern. ? Keep going with it, it is looking lovely.
The pavs look very yummy, almost a little gooey just how I love them.

katrien said...

Whaawww,what is the clamshell beautifull.
And all the other projects are also very nice.

Béa said...

Sue-Anne, I'm in love with ALL your amazing works, your soft colours, you are very talented . XXX

Helene Juul said...

Wow Sue-Ann, that are some beautiful quilts you are showing there. The colours are so soft and nice. How big are the clamshells? The Irish Circle is just beautiful. This is a copy of an antique quilt, is it not?

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Congrats on a fantastic finish. The colours and fabrics you have choosen really work its magic in this quilt...it is very calming.

LOVE LOVE LOVE your Irish circle quilt..again it is the magic of those fabrics and colours that draw me in!

Shirley said...

Right, I am on the next flight out of here. Those pavlova's are way too tempting and of course your quilts are so beautiful. You may have many extra visits this week so that I can just ogle shamelessly. Love everything but congratulations on the clamshell finish.

Kathie said...

oh my love your first finish and what a finish it is
BEAUTIFUL quilt and fabrics, you should be so proud of yourself. Wish I could run over and see it in person and have a cup of tea and a pavlova looks sooo yummy.
love your wip quilts too especially the 4 basket one that is on my list of quilts to make soon
Kathie

Kate said...

Really really nice work Sue-Anne must be a good feeling to have a finish...my finishes are so few and far between!!! Clamshells = gorgeous...Irish Circles= wow!...the Basket - look forward to seeing more!
Love pavlova ...yummo

Mayleen said...

Your clamshell quilt is wonderful! I wish mine were already quilted but yours has inspired me not to just put it away until "later". Of course, your other projects, including the pavlovas, are wonderful too!

Heather said...

Oh my, I'm drooling. I'm not sure if it is from those beautiful quilts especially your clamshells and Irish Circles, or the delicious looking pavlova!!

Karen said...

The clam shell quilt is pretty, pretty. But, oh that basket applique piece makes my heart sing. Hurry and finish the applique.

hensrule said...

Hi Sue-Anne and Buddy,
I enjoyed my visit, your clamshell pattern quilt is adorable!
~~Dorothy~~

Barb said...

congrats on all your recent finishes! the clamshells look great. The applique' project is wonderful and I hope you finish it so I can see what else happens.
Those sweets look so delicious and beautiful!

wendy said...

Oh I love your clamshells, and of course everything else.
Love the pavlovas.
Really wanted to do Irish Circles, but have got over that!!
Am all for simple and small these days

Annemieke said...

So many beautiful things in one post! I don't know where to start. I think I would have had enough to see and admire if there were only pictures of one of those projects;) Did you do a lot of quilting in the clamshells? The circles are also beautiful, I like your colour choises. And the big applique blocks could almost be a quilt with just the four of them and may be a sawtooth border in between them?
And your bakeries look yummy.
Groetjes
Annemieke

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Jindi's Cottage said...

Clamshells is gorgeous! Well done. Your Irish Circles is looking fabulous.

Caron Mosey - Michigan Quilts! said...

I just found your blog and fell in love with it! Love your colors... I prefer muted colors, and yours are spectacular! Especially adore the four blocks with the big basket in each corner. Is that your own pattern?

Stina said...

That is some impressive finish!! Beautiful!!
Love your soot quilt--- love cheris work too..:O)

Marjan said...

Wow, Sue-Anne, this is a really impressive post... Gorgeous clamshells! Congratulations with this great finish! And the Irish circles are really beautiful...

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Gorgeous quilts Sue-Anne....and I think with those beautiful pavlovas you should be on 'My Kitchen Rules'.
Cheers....Jane.

Robyn G. said...

LOVE ALL that you're doing Sue-Anne!!! All so beautiful :)
Huge congrats on finishing your clamshells... that's awesome!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Yours, Ulla (from Finland)

Belinda said...

Your clamshell is lovely!!! I just this week sewed on my last clamshell!! I'm trying to decide if I want to add a border or just finish it with binding like you have.
I especially like the tiny print you used for your binding and the light colored clamshells. You must be sooo proud for this finish!!!

maria rosaria said...

meravigliosi!!!!!!bellissimi!!!Complimenti!

Cybele's patch said...

How could I miss this post! The clamshell quilt is beautiful. Congratulations on this finish.
You are also a real pavlova queen! Mouthwatering.