Monday 7 January 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!

After a  break of a couple of weeks, it's good to be back in front of the computer and with my crafting stash.  Walshie and I spent Christmas south east of Melbourne, which was lovely. We caught up with friends on the drive down and when we stopped in Sydney on the way home.

Hope like me you enjoyed the festive season and are now looking forward to some new crafting fun for 2013.

I'll be back on Friday with a card for the NEW challenge from AnnaBelle Stamps.

I hope to add a few of my sewing projects this year and thought I'd start today:)

This is my queen size quilt that finally had some machine quilting added towards the end of the year . Not the best picture....sorry!

It was a very simple patchwork really, made up of two blocks, one made up  of 6 x 2" strips the second a solid block.  If you click on this photo you can see I had an edge to edge quilting pattern machine stitched over most of the Quilt.  Not quite all though, as this quilt has a border of Prairie Points on all four sides.  For those non quilters.......that's a series of squares, folded to make triangles.

Now this is a work in progress.......
The picture shows some of the Nine-Patch and Snowball blocks I've pieced from left over fabric strips and a plain cream on cream patterned fabric.  I'm hoping I'll have enough 6 inch squares to make a small  or  lap quilt.  As you can tell, I lean towards soft colours in fabrics. Both of these are a bit Shabby Chic!  Maybe this year I'll be bold and try something more striking:)

Quilts take a bit more time than cards to complete so you won't be seeing too many.........don't worry!

Thanks for dropping by, I'm off for a cup of tea..............



craftieodmae said...

Sue this is way over gorgeous, you never fail to amaze me, all that talent !!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I knew you had to be up to some kind of quilting, as I see what you have been pinning on Pinterest. These are just lovely. I wish you were closer, as I have a H-V electronic sewing/embroidery machine brand new with all the hoops and attachments. I will never learn to use it. Ha! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Great quilts. Love seeing sewing projects too. Had intended to do some sewing too, but been caught with other things not crafting.

Shirley-Anne said...

you are definately multi talented .
Hi Sue , Happy New year to you and yours .
The Quilt is so bright and cheery .
cheers Shirley-Anne

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

Oh wow! Love this quilt, you never cease to amaze. Stunning. Happy New Year Sue, hope you and Walshie have a fab 2013. xx M