Sunday, February 23, 2014

What Do You Do When It's Too Hot To Do Anything?

I pulled out my box of Klosjes (It's amazing what you find when you clean out the cupboard) and joined them all together.  I will put a couple of borders around it and call it finished.

I pieced some blocks together for Hertfordshire.  This will be the next border on from the little hexagons.

Start a new quilt, this one is called Stonefields by Susan Smith.  A very large quilt with lots and lots of beautiful handpieced and appliqued  blocks and hexagon flowers.

Of course, why start one new quilt when you can start two!  The Chapman Coverlet, based on the original at the V & A Exhibition in Brisbane, also by Susan Smith.  

This is the centre for the Chapman Coverlet, an antique piece of fabric I bought at Quilts in the Barn last year.

I haven't actually started a third quilt yet, but I am amassing quite a large pile of fabric for a particular quilt which I am going to try and NOT START until I finish something else! 

Of course, when you are amassing fabric, there are always other pieces of fabric that have to come home with you - these are from Threadbear yesterday.  We had our first CAG meeting for the year.  Unfortunately there are no photos today as most of Show & Tell will be on display here:

If you can get to this exhibition, I'm sure you will not be disappointed.  There will be lots and lots of beautiful appliqued quilts for you to feast your eyes upon.

Beautiful little Evie coped just fine throughout our worst summer that I can remember.  Nothing like a full belly to relax our little cherub.

Thankfully it has been a little cooler this week and hopefully we have seen the last of the extreme heat.  Now all we need is some rain please.

Sue-Anne xxx

(Lesley - took me all afternoon to try and remember how to change my header photo, hope you like it xxx)


Julia said...

Oh Sue-Anne, what gorgeous fabrics. some I have but most I don't and would love to have. Must go shopping again.
Love all your projects, very much my taste too!
It's been hot here too...bring on the rain!
Julia ♥

Béa said...

I too love all your projects and wonderful fabrics !

Elyte said...

Totally in love with the Stonefields quilt.
Evie is definitely a cherub and very content.
Hoping to get to Castlemaine.

Susan said...

You definitely have a flair with fabric! Love all your projects.......every time I read your blog I find a new project I want to start! I am happy to see the end of summer too. Evie looks very happy.

Wilma Kuin said...

Oh Sue-Anne, what gorgeous fabrics!!
Love your work,..
Evie looks very happy, grandma,..

Supergoof said...

Wave back to beautiful Evie!


In answer to your question at the top of your post .... I don't know; I can't remember when it was hot here. It is very cold in England now! But seriously, I loved looking at your work and your little hexagons are just gorgeous. xCathy

Mayleen said...

Being too hot is just a distant memory for me but I'm sure I'll experience it again soon! During those times, I try to do small projects or at least little pieces of things. Your projects and fabric look wonderful and Evie is so very sweet!

Donna~~ said...

Lovely post! All wonderful projects! And, nice to know that someone else starts new (big) projects without necessarily finishing. Love the center piece of fabric with the sheep on it--perfect!

Lesley said...

Thank you Sue-Anne. I must admit did laugh when I saw the header and thought "she does listen" and then a devine blog showing lots of eye candy including the perfect grandchild. Well done. xx

Every Stitch said...

What a great use for that beautiful piece of antique fabric - do love the Chapman quilt! And all your other fabrics are gorgeous too. All such lovely projects. Looking forward to that show!

Chookyblue...... said...

always love to see what your working on...........

Barb said...

wow, all your projects look great. Love your fabrics too. Too hot? can't quite imagine that right now in the worst winter I can remember.
I have that lamb fabric in black, one of my favorites.
what a sweet angel baby!

Brandie said...

You always have such beautiful posts! The fabrics and the projects are gogreous! Ooo Evie is too sweet!

Shirley said...

Hope there will be lots of photo's of the exhibition for those of us who are very jealous at not being able to go and visit for real. Always great eye candy to see on your blog Sue-Anne and little Evie is simply gorgeous. Yummy.

Ruth said...

I can relate to your dilemma about starting projects! In fact, I didn't even post about one of the projects that I started as I was too embarrassed to admit that I joined in a QAL when I had just been complaining about having so many projects to get done as well as UFOs, etc! I do love the projects you have going. I'm even tempted to start making Klosjes! But, I'll try not to do so.

Cherry Pie Designs said...

Wow you certainly have some lovely fabric choices happening there.
And Evie is just perfect.

Terry said...

All of your fabrics are to swoon for. Your work is lovely and has a vintage warmth.
Goodonya for getting the kloshes out. Mine are languishing in a box somewhere
Hope it's cooler. Georgeous little one.

leanne said...

love the chapman coverlet - where did you get the pattern from ? thanks

Evelyne42 said...

I just discovered your beautiful blog the articles et photos are really interesting for me I am in love with Di Ford and the meeting in Castlemaine where they are wonderful patchworks thank you to share with us, I am french I dont´t speak english very well but I'm in progress when I m reading the blogs of Quilter's especially Australian Di Ford, Michelle Yeo, Carolyn Koening and so
Thank you and have , good day