Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Bad Case of Spargosis!

I think this is the correct term for this addiction. I tell you, once you get going you just can't stop.  Here is Block 4 all done.

And a close up of the centre detail. Such fun.

I have also made some progress on Block 2 of Funky Feathers.  I'm not quite sure why the pansy is bigger than the bird. But hey, this isn't reality right?

Now today I made a BIG mistake.  I thought maybe, perhaps I could clean up my sewing room a bit - WRONG - too much stuff to do anything with really so I just made much more mess. Oh Dear.  But I did find this old quilt.

Pretty isn't it?  I made this top in 2000, can you believe it, when I spent the year in Sydney.  I took a class with Brigitte Giblin, and used only little bits and pieces that I had with me (most of my stash had been left in Melbourne) and a few more pieces that I bought there.  Needless to say it has been languishing in the cupboard since then, so time to get it quilted.

Some close ups of all the lovely blocks.

All the little blocks are hand pieced or appliqued. I put it together by machine.   I thought it was so hard back then but it looks very simple to me now.

I was looking for some other old projects but couldn't find them - they must be here somewhere! Perhaps they have disintegrated!  Might need to do some serious digging.

In the meantime, happy sewing or whatever else you might be doing.




antique quilter said...

seeing your blocks makes me want to start working with wool, I just LOVE her color sense and all those threads, just great texture and beautiful.
Oh what a fun quilt , love the design of it. How fun that must have been taking a class with her.

Liz said...

Lovely blocks Deb, I can't wait for the 2012 to start AND I've got my name down for her workshops in Tassie next year...very exciting!

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness!! I love your two blocks! Beautiful! And that quilt!!! Sigh..... I'd love to have it if you don't want it. lol! Gorgeous!!

Cardygirl said...

Love the Sue rich & textual! But I adore that BG quilt top....that is so sweet but lovely with all those blocks...that is very tempting!

Janet said...

The wool blocks are so fun, I can imagine all the threads you'd have around you whilst embellishing.
The quilt deserves to be finished, it's wonderful. It's amazing what I can find on an archaeological dig in the sewing room.

Siobhán said...

I LOOOOOVE Sue Spargo's designs! Beautiful blocks. That quilt is a masterpiece!

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