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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Where has the Time Gone?

It has been a month since I have blogged and I am amazed at how fast the time seems to be disappearing at the moment. 

Phebe has been consuming most of my stitching time and even though the progress is slow, I am loving every bit of it.

 I hand pieced all the dogtooth border and am now starting work on the next applique border.

See my fussy cutting?  I did a class with Di Ford at Threadbear last Sunday.  We had a fantastic day and I came home all inspired with renewed vision when looking at fabric.  I redid this flower through the week and have a couple more I want to change.  I was in "Phebe Heaven" as it was one of the quilts we got to study and she was hanging on the wall right behind my seat all day!!!!

I have been playing with a Sue Daley template.  A very cute little basket and I think I will stick to the red baskets.


This year, Jan and I decided we would join the Castlemaine Applique group.  We have a great time and get to see the most amazing quilts.  Meghan does a fantastic job of hosting and makes us feel very welcome.  

The above two photos are of the same quilt made by different quilters, Dorothy and Merri - absolutely stunning.

This beautiful quilt was made by Kerry.  The quilt is called "Queen Daisy" and is a design by Susan Smith, it is also another one I want to make one day.

I also finally got to meet Deb from "Needles Sticks & Hooks" .  We have been blogging friends for a while now and it was really good to finally catch up with each other.


We have also had a birthday this  month.  My beautiful big boy, Chris, turned 28 and here he is with his "Freddo Frog Ice Cream Cake", no pavlova for  him!

The weather has definately changed here and it is freezing.  These are the last of my roses till next Spring.  I love that striped one but I don't know the name, it always looks great in a vase with the other pink ones.

Sue-Anne xxx

33 comments:

broderie said...

Everything looks so beautiful including the ice cream cake ! Phoebe is such a lovely quilt, you are doing a great job with yours, lovely colours !

Doniene said...

Phoebe is amazing!!! I just love your quilts - colors and hand work are an inspiration!! Looks like the applique group is a very talented group of ladies! So glad you joined up and show us pictures!!! Have a great weekend!!

Happy birthday to Chris!!

The roses are stunning - I've never seen one like the striped one!!

Blessings

Dorothy said...

Your Phebe is looking soo good.

Miriam said...

Looove your applique border on Phebe. Lucky you taking a class with Di! She is the queen of fussy cutting!!
Great red fabrics you are using for your baskets.
Thank you for sharing your photos from the Castlemaine Applique Group. Stunning quilts!
Happy Birthday to Chris!!
Your roses are beautiful, especially the striped one.

Béa said...

Your Phebe is looking so good again, but I love these little red baskets too ! Kiss

KijkDaarIs said...

You'r Phebe looks great...and you show us realley beautiful quilts...
have anice day!!..;0)

Michelle Ridgway said...

Happy birthday to Chris. His cake looked yummo! Your quilt is really lovely and I loved the little show and tell of the applique quilts....one of my favourite things. Lovely post and the roses are gorgeous too.

Shirley said...

Blogger wouldn't let me join in just so here goes a second time. Happy birthday to Chris. I definitely need to come and sample your puddings. I shall expect great things now that you have had a lesson with the fussy cutting Queen. Wish I could join the Castlemaine Applique group. Lovely show and tell Sue-Anne.

angeles said...

Muy bonito todos los quilts,
Un abrazo Angeles

Kathie said...

Oh Phebe is looking soooo good! love those fussy cut pieces, my goodness that red and white stripped rose is beautiful. wow...
thanks for sharing
wish I had an appliqué group like this close to me
Kathie

Mayleen said...

Your Phebe quilt is wonderful! You're inspiring me to make one of my own. Love the red baskets too - another quilt I'd like to make someday.

Lovely applique at your group and I second another blogger, wish I had an applique group like that close to me!

Mimi said...

I was drooling over the quilts and then got to the CAKE.... where does one get a "Freddo Frog Ice Cream Cake" ? Google was NO help.

Elyte said...

Great pictures Sue-Anne. Your work is beautiful.
Glad to see that you have been busy spending time with friends and family and learning new things.

Deb said...

Your Phebe quilt is just amazing. I can't look at it enough. So beautiful.

yvonne said...

Wauuuuuuuwwwww wat mooi!!!!!

Brandie said...

Phebe is coming along nicely. It's those attention to details that set your applique apart from everyone else's.
Take care

Cardygirl said...

Phoebe is looking fabulous...and the other quilts are stunning...so inspiring!

mariarosaria said...

Che spettacolo quei quilt!!!!!!Bellissimi!!!

Nardy said...

Hello Sue-Anne, I love your Phebe, it is a beauty! I'm working on Phebe also. Have a nice day, Nardy

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing all these beauties. Your Phebe is wonderful, how exciting to get to work with Di! I must start my own Phebe now.

Barb said...

what a beautiful post! so many things to enjoy. Your quilt looks great. I love those little lambies!
The dog tooth border is so beautiful! your corner is perfect. Wow that applique group is amazing!!
Happy birthday Chris - what a great looking cake.
The roses are so beautiful, love the stripey one.

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katrien said...

Lovely works you are working on.

Annemieke said...

I've been enjoying your post very much. Your Phebe and her 'new' flowers are looking very good already. So is your big boy and I love the striped rose.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Janet said...

The Phebe quilt is looking gorgeous and how great that you belong to the applique group, I wish I lived there now. Your boy looks happy with his cake.

Julia said...

Phoebe is looking amazing!
Love all the quilts, wish we had an applique group here, enjoy your time there.
One is never to big for a Freddo Frog ice cram cake...me included!

Susan In Texas said...

I'm excited that you're making so much progress on Phebe. It's going to be so fantastic. You can always tell when someone is really enjoying something because then they don't even mind redoing bits and pieces to make them "better" 8).

Take care,
Susan in Texas

Nanci said...

Okay, I thought you's forgotten the blog world Sue-Anne...forgiven for working on the wonderful project. Very very lovely.
The roses don't even look real.
We are having the same weather as you at the moment, but it is spring, not fall.

Kerry said...

Love what you have done with your Phoebe quilt. Your applique amazing! Great blog...very inspiring!
Kerry

Lurline said...

Beautiful, so very beautiful, I could so easily swing back to a repro - that's how yours make me feel. Please keep postin, we all seem to lead such busy lives!
Hugs - Lurline.

Diane H said...

Wonderful to see Phoebe again. What amazing inspirational quilts you have shared.

Robin said...

I just found your blog and am smitten by your work. Who doesn't love the "Phoebe" quilt? I wanted to do that one forever but the time isn't right yet. Your fussy cutting is wonderful. AND, the Irish Circles quilt is breathtakingy lovely. I appreciate your color sense. I tend to make things too dark and the soft colors just sing.

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