Tuesday, August 30, 2016

August - Susan Oh2Sew

This one is called Donna's Dreaming - designed by Donna Elkington who owned a patchwork shop in Brisbane.
I think I started it in 2003...finally got it quilted last month and binding on this month.
I do love the border on this one.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Made It !!!

I have spent even spare minute quilting my Aiming for Accuracy determined to have it finished for this month..... Started July 2013 , sandwiched and pinned October 2013..

And I made it........

Quilted June 2016........

It is sewwwwwww good to have this one marked off the UFO list...

Hugz  Maria :)


Monday, June 27, 2016

June Finish - Susan Oh2Sew

Back in 2011 I took a series of classes designed to make use of the decorative stitches on my sewing machine and to teach various applique methods.
I had a wonderful time playing with threads and fabrics.  I learnt Bobbin work, did some cording, used ric rac.  As is often the case I have changed the original design......

and here is the bobbin work.

Happy Sewing everyone...off to find a July project...which one . . .???

Thursday, June 23, 2016

June Finish

I am over the moon with this finish! 
I started this quilt years ago and to have it finished is such a wonderful feeling of satisfaction. 
All the hexies are sewn together by hand. Every piece of fabric is from past projects or been given to me over the years so it is full of memories. 
It is rather large as I wanted it to fit my queen size bed and hang over the four sides as well. 
So happy I can cross this off my list. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sew Pleased

to have two finishes for this month.

Completed my "Long John's Quilt"

and put the "Neighbourhood Blocks" together too!!



Now to see what I can work on for next month.......

Happy Stitching

Hugz  Maria  :)



Monday, May 30, 2016

May Finish - Susan Oh 2 Sew

Just a small finish for me this this month..and not a long term UFO - but a finish is a finish!!

My bestie gifted me a fat quarter of beautiful gold fabric with houses last year - she knows I have a thing for houses...I started to put it together in February on retreat but didn't get very far....

It's not specifically Christmas but the gold means I will probably use it at Christmas time.

Happy sewing everyone - lets see some more finishes!!!   

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Made it...

I am very happy to have finally finished Jenny's   The Welcome Home...

I can't remember when I started it but I know it has been awhile...

Sew it lovely to have it finished......

Hope to have a bigger finish next month...

Hugz  Maria :)


Thursday, April 28, 2016

April Finish - Susan Oh 2 Sew

I have finished my Quilty Fun Sew-a-Long Christmas Quilt.  This was a project from Lori Holt that she ran in 2014 on Instagram - some of the blocks were in her book "Quilty Fun" and some were only on IG.  I didn't do it at the time ...though I bought the book - so thought I'd better make the quilt at least.  I started it sometime in 2014...I think - I really am trying to be more diligent about recording that sort of thing.

Her pattern has a pieced border which I chose not to do and I used a strawberry block from her Farm Girl Vintage book instead of the log cabin block - more appropriate to an Australian Christmas I thought.

Monday, April 4, 2016

March Finish...

Oops, where have the days gone??? Had planned to post my finish at the end of March and now it's already the 4th of April...Grrrr!!!!

I started "Snow Buddies" by Natalie Bird a few years ago

sew nice to have it finished and popped into my gift box...

Happy Stitching,

Hugz Maria :)


Saturday, March 26, 2016

March Finish - Susan Oh 2 Sew

I made this quilt as part of the Stitch-A-Long blog - designed by Anni Downs. 

As I was at GDITC in Nundle recently with Anni teaching for the stitching day I had her sign the label.  It's a bit feint but I can read it.
One more off the list!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

My Third Finish

My third finish of the year.  

This "Heart of Christmas" stitchery is a Rosalie Quinlan design I started awhile back but have now finished.  I still have two other to finish and am hoping to this year.

This one is the "Angels" pattern

Sunday, March 20, 2016

March UFO ....

The 6 1/2" blocks for this quilt were made in a swap a few years ago

This is the quilt I made with my blocks - I took out the pinky ones as I specifically wanted this to be for my almost teenager eldest grandson....  

I custom quilted the blocks, with these twisted orange peels in the darker blocks

... and a curved ribbon in the lighter blocks
(hard to see but hopefully this second picture is better)

.. an a twisted ribbon look in the sashing - miles of sashing!!

It's a lovely warm masculine quilt ....

I was given some spare blocks which were added to my extra's and I have made up a second quilt using them.... the same but different!!

The squares have all been sashed and then recut on a very slight angle to give it a bit of a wonky look...

I'm pleased to say I have one of my UFO's finished this month - but I also managed to make another one too!! 

Righto, Gotto Go.... I'm going to have a dig in my drawer to find a SMALLER UFO to finish....


Monday, February 29, 2016

Yoo Whooo !!!!!

I am delighted to be able to post that I have FINISHED the  "Mystery Quilt."

Even though it was the newest UFO on my list it was one that annoyed me as I didn't like the way the quilt was supposed to come together ..

Sew after playing around with the blocks I make this......

and I really like it now....   Hmm!! what to make for March...

Hugz Maria :)


#2 February finish

This Christmas Bag has remained unfinished for a few years now.  I had completed the stitchery and even put the front together so there wasn't a huge lot left to do.

This is one of Michelle Ridgway's tote bag designs called "Amongst the Holly"

.. there is a sweet Robin and holly detail on the ric-rac.

... I quilted the back in a wiggly cross hatch... not too noticeable but it will hold it together.  The pattern called for iron on wadding which I didn't have so I sewed it on!

Righto, Gotto Go... I'm working on another UFO today!!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Two more off the list

My quilt for the camper trailer (we wont be cold ) and a project from a day with Natalie Bird last year. I decided not to make the ipad cover but instead to make a zippy pouch

Monday, February 22, 2016

A Finish!!!

I have finished my little mini quilt "The Vintage Kitchen" by Jenny of Elephantz...
That's one thing off my list and I also managed to sew the binding on one very large UFO....
So hopefully this will also be crossed off soon!

Monday, February 1, 2016

2 finishes for me!

!That list certainly got me motivated!

I have two finishes crossed off

My Christmas Story by Anni Downs and Vintage Sewing Collage by Gail Pan

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Number Two Finish For The Year

Yay, another finish and this one was a few years in the making. 

The stitchery was a BOM and called 'Love Is' 

Next week I am off to my parents, so on the way down I will stop off in the Hawkes Bay to find a hanger for it.

So glad it is finished.

My Oldest UFO

Back in 1988, I went to the first NSW Quilt Guild's Quilt Symposium held in Armidale NSW. It was the first of its kind and a group of us spent four days(??) doing various classes from a wide range of tutors.
One of the classes I did was machine quilting - using a walking foot - we had to pre-prepare a panel and in the class we quilted.  This was all before fabric markers that vanished, so it seems we marked in pencil.  I finished the panel at the time and it has been sitting / hiding ever since.(One interstate move and one house move)

In 2011 (I think) I joined up with Sew Its Finished and it was to be one of the projects that I completed that year.  When the time came I couldn't find that dratted piece anywhere...(must have had a "tidy up" binge!!)...So I found another project.

Finally, it's a cushion......Glad to have it off the list.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Happy Dance !!!

I am delighted to be able to mark "The Postage Stamp " off my UFO list for January......

The quilt measures 52" X 73" made in 1 1/2" squares.... I quilted it in the ditch across 4 squares and down 5... looks like lots of envelopes on the back.....

Now to work out what to do for next month's finish ???

Hugz  Maria


My UFO List

Thank you so much Wendy and Dawn for the encouragement and motivation I need (badly!)

My List has been a tad shortened so it appears achievable and doesn't scare me too much! I really hope this is the year I finally get these done and dusted.....

UFO List
Postcards from Paris quilt
Hexagon quilt
Trip Around the World mini
Vintage Kitchen mini
Peace on Earth quilt
Cutting Mat and Ruler bag
Here we go!
Teresa xx

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Finish

My first UFO finish this month This month I completed a table runner out of blocks I have made for block swaps but deemed not good enough to post. I really like how it turned out.

I even managed to practice some free-motion stitching on it too

So that is one item already marked of my list.  I have also got a couple more items to add to the list in my search for things, so will add in the next few days on my blog

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Here's a Start.....

I thought if I only list SOME of my UFO's and WIP it may be easier to work through........We'll see??

This is my Aiming for Accuracy Flimsy . It was sandwiched and pinned in 2013 and that's now it stayed..... Hope the pins haven't rusted...

Would be great to have "Natures Journey"done for our Triennial Hanging in October. Need to sandwich and quilt.

The Postage Stamp quilt was listed way back in 2011....

A Jelly Roll quilt started at a workshop last year run by our club...

"Long Johns"  was cut out ready to sew some time ago.....

"Mystery Quilt" another Patch one...

There are two SALs  I need to get done......


EPP with Helen Stubbings from Hugs and Kisses...

as well as these Stitcheries...

BOM by Lynette Anderson...

"Welcome Home" by Jenny....

These cute Snowmen by Natalie Bird..

Sew if I can get these done by October with the help and encouragement of  Dawn, Wendy and the ladies I will be a very happy girl.......

Hugz Maria      Life on the Block..