Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Back to our regularly scheduled programme...

Hi there!
If you’re here from the Grow Your Blog party, welcome!

I’m Suzie, and I’ve been showing off some of the quilts I like to make.  You may like to click on this post:

where I formally introduced myself, and showed off a few of my thirties print quilts. 

If you would like to enter my giveaway (prize yet unknown!) please comment on that post, and on February 15th I will pick a winner!


So I hope you enjoyed the last few days of my show and tell.  I am in the process (very, very slowly!) of photographing and labeling all of my quilts, so there will be many more to show you in the future.  I'm trying to get into a routine in everything, my blogging, my quilting, my cleaning (that's the boring bit).  I hope to have more to show you over the next few weeks.

You may recall over the last few posts I have been showing you my Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt designed by Bonnie Hunter.  To be honest, I wasn't a fan and I still remain not a fan.  It's just not my cup of tea, but I've finangled it a little and it's more to my taste now.  When I can fight my way to my design board, I will show you how it's going.  It's far from finished but it's on its way.

Although this particular Bonnie quilt is not to my liking, I've long remained a very avid fan of her work.  I was so over the brights of Grand Illusion the other day I just wanted to stitch something mellow, so I chose her My Blue Heaven quilt.  I was going to make it from the Scrap fabric boxes rather than anything else, but I didn't have enough blues that would do, and I couldn't very well make a My Green Heaven quilt, could I? (I know I could really but I liked the blue...)

So I decided to use my small stash of Civil War fabrics.  I'm telling a fib here.  The stash is immense.  I've pulled all the blues that I have and slowly but surely, I have made a couple of blocks to start.

I have a very strong feeling it's going to be AMAZING.  I totally don't want to finish Grand Illusion anymore, I want to work on this one.  But I won't, I'll be good.

Hope your day is going well, and your thoughts are quilty ones!


  1. Oh I like your block! I say do your own thing because what you've done is great. It would be very attractive alternated with a variety of light blocks so there would be lots of negative space for quilting!

    1. Thanks so much, Karen. It just so happens that my long arm quilter is a very nice lady who does all mine for free (my mum) so I might just do that!

  2. Don't be looking at one section/block. Wait till your finished and you will get the whole effect. D.G. L