Monday, June 30, 2008

This and That!

Sunbonnet Sue is so old she certainly looks like a vintage quilt, if not antique. The dear little thing has been with me since my early days of quilting and I can't believe I was lucky enough to get Thirties fabrics here in Australia then. I drag her out every now and then to lay out crockery and cutlery for visitors. I did my first machine quilting workshop on her with Lee Cleeland (Quilting Makes the Quilt). Lee is a great teacher and I learned quilting with the walking foot very easily, but have never mastered free-motion.
Here is my attempt at vegie growing - poor little beetroot - hardly worth bottling!
Southern Cross Quilters - Squilters are having an 1800 reproduction fat-quarter swap run by dear friend, Prue. We can swap up to 42 fat-eighths with no more than 7 of one fabric. I have prepared 20 so I am looking forward to seeing the 20 I will receive. All good fun!

Believe it or not - I'm off to another sewing day/luncheon tomorrow, so must do a little cooking and a few other chores.

'Bye for now!

4 Lovely People said ...:

Bernadette said...

I can't wait to see what we get Lurline such fun! Your sunbonnet sue looks lovely and I love the grid quilting you have done on it.

Candace said...

Your sunbonnet sue is really nice. I like the way she is bent over with her little bloomers hanging down. In the South (USA) they could also be "drawers". Are they called bloomers in Australia?

Kristie said...

You always seem to stay so busy! I don't know how you have time to do it all!! I love the Sunbonnet Sue! Your quilting looks wonderful on it.

loulee said...

Sue looks great, I love to see her.