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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Continuing On .....

From where I left off

 I think one of the most exciting things I have done this year is attend a Margaret Sampson George (MSG) class.  I came away with my head spinning of wonderful "elements" like rabbits and Margagons.  Above is my "wheel" which will one day turn into a quilt, when I can settle on what I want to do - so many options!!!
If you ever get the opportunity to attend a MSG class, I 100% recommend it.

  I have also made another bag.  This is a pattern by Shelley at Skellywag Sewing School.  

I finally finished "Soot & Ashes", I love handquilting straight lines with sulky thread.

I have added another couple of borders onto Hertfordshire but have now come to a standstill until I cut out all the fabrics for the next pieced borders.

I'm still working on St Neot's and getting closer to finishing it.  The photo doesn't do it justice, it is so pretty with lots of the French General Pom Pom de Paris range.

Most of my sewing time has been taken up with Stonefields BOM.  I have been trying to keep up to date and so far so good.  Fingers crossed I continue........

I've been to Sydney a couple of times this year and in April I went to see Strictly Ballroom.  We stayed at Coogee and whilst there saw the filming of "Wonderland".  It was quite interesting and a LOT of mucking around just to get one small scene filmed.  I don't know what the locals think of them taking over half their beach on a regular basis.

We celebrated Buddy's 8th birthday in June.  He was sick for two weeks with a cold and boy was he miserable!  I'm pleased to say he is back to his old adorable little self again.

This little cherub has been taking up a lot of our time too.  She is just the sweetest little girl and is now six months old - where does the time go???

Here she is with her daddy (our son) last weekend on a trip away.

I went to the Melbourne Quilt Show on Thursday.  What a day that was!  We caught the train down and because of "signalling" issues it took six hours from the time we got on at Wodonga till the time we walked out of Southern Cross Station.  We also had to be back earlier than normal at the station so it didn't leave us a lot of time for shopping.  I did have a quick wander through a couple of arcades in the city before heading to the quilt show and just had to stop and take a photo of  Hopetoun Tea Rooms window.  If I went in, I may never have come out!

I did make a couple of purchases at the quilt show but really didn't have too much time to ponder, probably a good thing  money wise (will leave me with more to spend in Sydney!)

I took some photos of quilts but not all of them, and will share a couple that caught my eye with you.

Boston Rhapsody by Janet Holland

I love the centre of this quilt

Alexander Henry by Margaret Ryan

Whimsical Whistler by Shelley Kelly

Baltimore by Sylvia Grant

The Gift by Helen Hayes 
(in memory of her mum)

I didn't get the name of the lady that made this quilt but I loved it.  It is an Ann Daggs reproduction and I really love the colours that the maker has used.

This is the Melbourne Wheel and it looked really pretty lit up with a changing colours light display.  I worked out that the travel time was as long as if I drove to Sydney and back in one day, all for 4 hours at the quilt show and shopping.  It was good fun in the train though as lots of us knew each other through our love of quilting.

Sue-Anne xxx

23 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Great post...lots of delicious eye candy! I would have to agree, a workshop with MSG is amazing! Are you coming to the Sydney quilt show?

Shirley said...

Lots of lovely eye candy Sue-Anne. Little Evie is so gorgeous. That 6 months has flown by so quick. I definitely need a BIG holiday.

Béa said...

Thanks for sharing so beautiful things. XXX

Chookyblue...... said...

love all the things your working on......a challenge but glad you got to the quilt show..........

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Love all of your projects! Stonefields is very tempting, are you using your ownn fabrics? Thanks for the glimpse of the Quilt and Craft Fair as I didn't go this year. Hope you enjoyed Melbourne even though it was a brief visit.

Susan said...

Love what you've been working on. Shame about the long train trip but at least you got to spend some time at the show. That red and white quit is amazing.

Karen said...

I have never done well making one of those wheels. Did you do it by machine or by hand?

Joyeq said...

Sue-Anne, you are doing and have some great plans in your head to do.
Do love your work, and your Blog, hugs Joy EQ

Every Stitch said...

Lots of inspiration in this post - your work is beautiful! Love the bag - great fabric and lovely quilting there. Thanks for all the show pics - looks like it was well worth the visit :)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a great post Sue-Anne...lots of lovely quilts!

Dorothy said...

I caught up with Jan on the stall on Thursday and like you loved the colours of the Ann Daggs quilt.

Lesley said...

Great blog Sue-anne felt I was at the show. Karen from Quilts on Bastings, who just happens to live in the next street from me, won first prize for her machine quilted quilt which you can see on her blog - just stunning. I love your colours in your quilts displayed just makes me want to start a new project - oh yes.
x

Julia said...

Great post Sue-Anne.
Love all the quilts especially the Ann Daggs quilt.
I'll be in Sydney next week, coming on tour with 34 other ladies...can't wait!

audrey said...

Ahh.. so fun to click over to your post today! Love all the delicious eye candy.:)

Cubby House Crafts said...

Love all your work Sue Anne! Thank you for sharing the quilts on display...beautiful!

Irene Blanck said...

Some great pics there - sorry i missed you. love all the projects you're working on!

Thimbleanna said...

I LOVE LOVE your little block that's showing from your Stonefields BOM. You do such beautiful work. And thanks for sharing the quilts -- Australian quilts are ALWAYS so gorgeous!!!

Mary said...

Love all your projects Sue Anne - and that baby is too adorable! Hugs, Mary

Annemieke said...

So many lovely things to see in just one post! Love your tops you are working on and the fabric you bought, especially the 'map' fabric and the little cars. Do you know where they come from? And your granddaughter, such a happy healthy girl so to see.
Thanks for all the pictures.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Susan In Texas said...

Your granddaughter is absolutely gorgeous! What a little doll!

Looks like a terrific show. It's too bad you had so little time to enjoy it. Six hours on the train seems excessive; how long does it usually take?

Take care,
Susan in Texas

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Mary said...

OMG I love that bag and Baby!! Hugs, Mary

Chookyblue...... said...

hey girlfriend where have your gone to????