A new project is born!

Oh go ahead, start a new project, they are only tiny little 4" blocks...it will be fun!
 Sew much fun I thought I would make one in scrappy colours and another in red/pink.
But then the second Marvelous mini Monday pattern from Temecula Quilt Co came out.  And it was way more difficult then a four patch!  We will see if I manage to keep up or not ;)
While I am confessing my "sins" this is another new project.  A table runner designed by Jacquelynne Steves for Spring from the Top your Table series running in Quilts and More magazine.  I normally avoid iron on applique, but for a table runner I figure I will get sick of after a few years, why not? 
It has gone into the pile of things to be pinned and quilted.. 
I started another mini from Jo Morton's book Jo's Little Favorites, this one is called Bordered Toile.  I really have to credit my friend Lisa with pointing out the beauty of this pattern to me. And then I found the perfect toile fabric at Quilters Harvest, so it was meant to be! There are quite a few more borders to go before I can call this a finish.  The bonus is that the left over 1" strips from the borders are going into my Marvelous Mini Monday blocks!
I have had a final THREE shopping trips to Quilters Harvest in Warracknabeal plus a phone order...or two!  They are closing at the end of this month and I will really really miss this shop.  But I don't have a picture of my last lot of purchases, because they were not really fabric orientated, mainly notions and a new ruler.  This fabric came from Somerset Patchwork in suburban Melbourne, purchased over the Queens birthday weekend.  Unfortunately this reproduction specialist shop is also closing - but will maintain an online presence.  I dont shop online...I do enough spending in the flesh, to venture online would send me broke!
This is the yardage I purchased in 15 minutes with the family waiting in the car.  This is the evidence your honor, the reason I do not dare shop online...guilty of buying reproduction fabric in yardage, not fat 1/8's!
Happy quilting Sue.  


  1. Look at you! What fun you're having! The toile for your mini quilt is wonderful. It's going to be lovely . I'm guilty of shopping on line since none my local shops carry many repro. It's easy to push that button :0)

  2. I can do damage online and in the flesh, and just imagine what I will be able to do next year!!

  3. Those mini blocks are very cute.

    There seem to be a lot of shops closing recently.

  4. Great projects and love the shopping....

  5. Love it Sue......a smile and a giggle to start my day - thankyou!

  6. I love your mini blocks! Really like the way you are doing the bordering.
    That is a very happy runner.
    Nice Toile piece.
    I laughed as I read your description of ordering online. I agree--it is way too easy to rack up the tab. I am safer avoiding it whenever possible!
    Too bad the shops you use are closing their doors.

  7. I love those little mini blocks with the pretty fabrics. And your toile piece is gorgeous. You are quite the busy quilter with lots of wonderful projects to show for your efforts!

  8. I think I fixed my no reply blogger issue tonight Sue! I've deleted my Google+ account as i think that was the issue?? Hugs x

  9. I love that toile and its borders! Also love the tiny blocks. Aren't we supposed to help a closing shop? I thought so; I did the same thing last week! *grin* ---"Love"


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