Monday, 31 May 2010

Since I can't show you .......

........ what I am working on at the moment, I thought I'd show you a couple of small quilts I made in 2006 or thereabouts.
Tulips from Harrogate.
This was adapted from a pattern in a Fons and Porter magazine.  I foundation pieced it, and it was made as a shop sample to show a small project that could be made from a few charm squares.  It would make a lovely table runner, but I don't use it as one in case I spill something on it and spoil it!

Sunset over Yorkshire.
I was given the pattern for this by Mrs PennyPot.  It is by Jenny Rayment- she of the fabric twiddling fame.  Mrs PP went on a course being run by her, and brought this back for me.  I love it, but so did my father, so guess where it lives now?  I think I'm going to have to start calling him Mr QuiltFan.

I'll be back soon, with some more quilts and other ramblings - well, you know me, I can't keep quiet for too long.  Oh yes, and keep checking up on me, soon I'll be able to show you what I've been up to.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Excuses, excuses ...........

Dear Blogland Police

Please excuse QuiltSue for her absence from blogland recently.

This has been due to a combination of unavoidable domestic events.  Firstly, Mr Fixit has been in hospital for his gallbladder op, and secondly her laptop died, totally at the same time.

Mr Fixit is now home, minus his gallbladder, and really, you would not know he has ever had an operation and she has bought a new laptop, so hopefully life can now return to what passes for normal around her.

Thank you from

QuiltSue's Conscience

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

Amy's at it again - she's found a way for me to not do the housework today!  She's now hosting her third Bloggers' Quilt Festival.  To take part, you have to show one of your quilts and then share it's story, then post a link here.  That's also the link to go to to see over 420 (so far) quilts.

So, without further ado, here's my entry for this year.  I started this quilt a few years ago as a mystery quilt.  When I had finished the top, I decided I hated it, so it went in a cupboard and was ignored for some years.  When I got my long-arm machine
(aka Big Bertha), I needed "stuff" to practice on.   That's when this top saw the light of day again.  I spread it out on a bed to work out how I was going to quilt it, and guess what?  I loved it!  It's only trouble was that it wasn't big enough for a bed quilt.  Luckily, I managed to find some marble fabrics that were an almost exact match and I still had some of the original fabrics too, so 3 borders later, I had a quilt top that fitted our queen size bed, and I am really happy with it. The only thing is, it's just dawned on me that this is one of the few quilts I've made that doesn't have a name.  Any suggestions anyone?
Now I am off to look at some more quilts - perhaps I'll meet some of you there?

Friday, 14 May 2010

Wishing and hoping and hoping and praying ............

...... remember that song?  Yes, I know I'm showing my age here but hey you've only got to look at my photo to see I'm not 21 anymore.

What am I wishing for?  Well I probably shouldn't tell you this, but there are a few people who are giving me (yes, OK, and you) the chance to win a copy of EQ7.  How wonderful would that be? So I've entered the draws on these blogs: Quilt Whangarei, Mequilter, Highway Cottage  Cherry House Quilts,and Handcrafting with Love. (There were other blogs too, but they have finished their competitions.)

Just remember though, you musn't enter these giveaways as that will reduce my chances of winning!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

It's coming ...............

.......... "What is", you're all wondering.

Electric Quilt 7

that's what.   Now I currently use another software package for wasting time designing quilts, but I've just been looking at the website and reading about EQ7, and I have to say
I want this programme.
The list of features it contains is just completely amazing, and would keep me playing on the computer even more than I do at the moment.  Apparently it's due out in mid-June, but my birthday isn't till January.  Hmm I'm going to have to think about this one............................. 

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