Sunday, October 2, 2011

A new month, a new project!

I can't believe so much time has gone by... I've been busy!
If you've been following my adventures, you'll know that we moved house in August. So much work! My arms still ache from lifting boxes...oh wait, maybe it's from my suitcase!

 In mid-Sept I went to NY with 3 friends and had a great 5 days, sightseeing.

My friend and I visited Victoria of Bumblebeans. She has the most amazing studio, and was kind enough to show us some of her beautiful quilts.  Here are Victoria and Mary:

 While there we went to the Garment District. I tried to be restrained, but  I bought at least 20 lbs weight of fabric which I heaved with me to my next destination, England.  Ten days in England, and I'm home at last, with arms that must be inches longer from the weight of my suitcase!

Now back to the quilting!

Fresh Sewing Day

I'm linking to Lily's Quilts Fresh Sewing Day. Why not look at what all those great creative people have been doing?

I have two finishes to report, Flower Fairyland and Fishy Tales. They've both gone to their new owners.

Since both were framed rectangles I couldn't wait to do something different. I'm working on an I Spy quilt.
I decided to use a 9 patch form, and then I thought to go with the alphabet to sort things a bit. There are some very difficult letters to find! I expected U, X, Y, and Z to be problems. I was surprised at N and O and J. I've collected everywhere I've been, and have nearly finished the alphabet squares. Then I'll make about 20 9 patches that aren't sorted by letter and start putting things together. Fun!

I'm also linking to Lily's Quilts Small Blog Meet. Sometimes it's hard to meet other bloggers, so this is a wonderful way to share my ideas, and read what others are thinking and doing. There's so much variety and creativity out there! Click on the link below to read what other bloggers, small in size but big in ambition, are doing!

Small Blog Meet

Till next time,



  1. Hey Sue, Nice to meet you, I've come over from Lily's. I love fabric and quilting so much as well. Can't wait to see your alphabet quilt when it is done. I made a alphabet quilt for our grandsons!

  2. Hi Sue, I'm here via Lynne's (Lily's Small Blog Meet) & I'm very happy to meet such a prolific quilter! Your quilts are fantastic! Hope you'll stop by my blog some day!

  3. Cute quilts! I really like what you've done with the flower fairy fabrics.

  4. I love the contrast of the flower fairyland quilt. I popped over from the small blog meet. Also like the way the alphabet quilt is looking!

  5. Found you through Lilys, it is hard meeting new bloggers sometimes, pleased to have met you :)

  6. Found your blog through Lily's Quilts. I'm in the Metro Mod Guild, where Victoria happens to be the President. What a small world!


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