Wednesday, 25 March 2015

This week....







































...the sudden burst of sunshine and a blue sky over recent days has inspired me.... 
...to finally begin my new quilt which will hopefully be ready for the summer months...something to enjoy between yarny projects...I love the zingy fresh colours...192 pretty squares (overlapped here to fit on my work table!) ...a simple quilt with a deep border using a mix of charm packs and fabric oddments from the magic cupboard including a few more plains, some vintage scraps and a handful of extra white squaresThey've been organised and numbered and are now ready for the machine. Quilts are wonderfully easy to care for, aren't they? Ours are constantly in use and can be washed, dried and back on all the beds in no time at all...no ironing required...I love them...decorative but completely practical too...

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The beautiful orchid at the top was a gift from my girls on Mother's Day along with my pretty card ...they spoiled me completely by cooking 
a truly delicious meal of Beef Wellington followed by Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies with Ice Cream from one of Jamie's recipe books...sooo lovely!

...it really was a perfect day and I was counting my blessings...x



Hope you're having a wonderful week

with sunshine in your corner
(it's a lovely sunny morning here again ;) )



x Back soon x





53 comments:

  1. Beautiful fabrics for your patchwork! xx

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    1. Thank you Amy....I'm looking forward to sitting at my sewing machine today!..x

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  2. I so enjoyed your beautiful post this morning, dear Susan! Such a treat to see all your lovely pictures. Your orchid is such a pretty colour, and your Mother's Day sounded perfect! Your quilt will be beautiful, and how nice the colours look with the new CK china (guess what, I 'had' to buy some of that recently too !)
    Wishing you a happy sunny week.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen...yes, it was a happy coincidence that when I laid out all the squares I found the colours are so similar to my china ...the CK pattern is soooo pretty, isn't it? ..I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be just as happy with my quilt! ;) x

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  3. Wooow, beautiful projects and ideas!:)
    Good work!
    Ulica

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    1. Thank you Ulica...hope you're having a lovely week ;)..x

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  4. What a great pleasure to see all those beautiful things !! It gives me inspiration and brings me joy and kraft in my life, Thank you so much.

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  5. Soft happiness, bright silence and LOVE for all that is sweet, your studio is such a calming place! Susan, it is always a joy to open up your post! ENJOY YOURSELF! Much love, Anita

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    1. Thank you lovely Anita....you do have such a wonderful way with words ;) ...Hope you're having a happy, creative week! x

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  6. Sounds ike you had a lovely Mothers Day. Beautiful fabrics for your quilt.....looking forward to seeing the finished item!

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  7. I heart your page….it just brightens my morning!!! Beautiful orchid!!
    keep well

    Amanda xx

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    1. Oh, thank you Amanda...I'm coming to do some visiting later .. :)..xx

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  8. Oh my Susan your quilt is going to be amazing, I love your colour choices...looking forward to seeing it progress!
    So glad you had a wonderful Mothers Day with your girls!
    V x

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    1. Thank you lovely Vivienne and congratulations again on reaching 6 years of happy blogging!...Always a treat to visit you ♥..x

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  9. Dear Susan,

    I agree with Vivienne; your quilt is amazing with such a vibrant palette of colours. One of the many things which is keeping me going through hard times is the thought of making a patchwork quilt too. I've only made doll-sized ones so far and I have LOVED creating them. Thank you so much for the inspiration as always.

    Stephanie

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    1. Thank you lovely Stephanie....yes, you must make a 'people' sized quilt ;) ...This one is another large one but I've had a lovely afternoon sitting at the sewing machine joining my strips and I love the happy colours :)...Sending you a hug x

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  10. Your pictures are all so pretty, they make me smile :) Love the colours of your new quilt xx

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    1. Thank you Cheryl...hope you're having a lovely week ♥..x

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  11. Your pictures have put a smile on my fave on this grey afternoon. Sadly the sunshine left us yesterday here in Ireland. Your blocks look gorgeous too.
    Rosie

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    1. Our blue sky has stayed with us all day I'm happy to say...fingers crossed it crosses the water tomorrow :)...x (...and thank you!)..x

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  12. Sounds like you had a wonderful Mothers day, I'm looking forward to seeing your quilt x

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    1. Thank you Joanne...I'll update as I make any progress...I've sewn half the strips this afternoon while sitting in the sunshine! :-) ..xx

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  13. What a stunning project this quilt! Colorful and precious hand made work. I don't sew so I really admire those who can...

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    1. Thank you, Olympia...it's lovely to be sewing again...I'm really enjoying making the quilt...hope you're having a lovely week!...x

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  14. Hi Susan, what a really special treat your girls organised for you. It sounded delicious. Your quilt looks very exciting, can't wait to see the finished product. Enjoy this lovely spring sunshine xx

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    1. Thank you lovely Jane....hope you're having a good week (and hope you enjoyed Poldark too :) x) ...x

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  15. As always, your post is a feast for the senses... filled with so much loveliness. Looking forward to seeing your quilt, it looks just simply gorgeous :-)
    Happy day to you too,
    Xx

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    1. Thank you Gilly....Hope you're having a great week! :)..xx

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  16. Darling daughters to give you such a treat. Your fabrics certainly are vibrant and cheery in color and patterns. Your quilt should be wonderful.

    Hugs,
    Marianne

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    1. Thank you dear Marianne...I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a pretty summer quilt ;) ...xx

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  17. Your girls are very good to you to give you such a wonderful orchid! I got one last year and am amazed that it's blooming again! Your quilt is going to be gorgeous and a family heirloom. I am excited about the doll kit that is coming this way from your studio. I hope you have a fabulous week and weekend ahead. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. You have very green fingers though Teresa so I have something to live up to!....Your kit should be with you any day now Teresa ...look out for the pink polka dot bag...hope you have a lovely weekend too :) ...xx

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  18. Such gorgeous fabric! Your quilt will look fabulous!

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    1. Oh, thank you Pat...I'm really enjoying making it with all these gorgeous fabrics ♥..x

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  19. I am looking forward to the finished quilt.
    The fabric is so bright.
    Miss

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    1. Yes, I love the colours...they definitely lift the spirits and are lovely to work with ;) ...xx

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  20. I'm so glad your girls spoilt you for Mother's day, peanut butter and jelly brownies sound delicious :) I love the happy, colourful fabrics you've chosen for the quilt and I'm look forward to seeing your progress!! Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

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    1. Thank you so much lovely Vicky ♥ ...hope your having a happy, creative week ;) ..x

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  21. Such an inspiration! Such beautiful colours! I look forward eagerly to seeing your beautiful quilt!
    Wishing you lots of happy, sunny days,
    Lynda.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much Lynda...(it's been unbelievably blustery here today! ;) ) ..x

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  22. beautiful photos as always, and a real hint of the coming spring is in the air (I hope)

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    1. Hi Helen...and thank you! Hope you have a lovely weekend (I don't think it's going to be very springlike in our corner unfortunately listening to the forecast this morning but I'll hope for the best!) x

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  23. Wow, Susan, looks like a lovely project! Am sure your quilt will look amazing, as your choice of patterns and colors is very pretty already!
    Hope you have a fun and creative weekend!

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    1. ♥ Thank you Martina ♥....Hope you're having a lovely, creative weekend! ;) x

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  24. Will look forward to seeing it all finished, such bright clear colours while still keeping a sweet and charming feel.
    Glenis

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    1. Thank you Glenis...have a lovely Sunday ;) ...x (P.S all my strips are now complete..and hopefully in the right order!)

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  25. It's always a real pleasure to visit your blog...SO BEAUTIFUL, so sweet...
    Thank you very much for sharing
    bisous
    Nélinha

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    1. Thank you Nélinha...hope you're having a lovely week ♥..x

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  26. Hello dear Susan! Beautiful and colourful photos! I love the amazing fabrics you choose for your quilt! I haven't any doubt that it will be wonderful! Your orchid are so pretty.
    Hope you have a wonderful Easter!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, thank you Ana...wishing you a wonderful Easter too ♥...x

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  27. Lovely Susan! Good morning! I see you visited my post. Thank you! And I look forward to having all my posts together and to see what photos I can take myself to enhance it all. You are so kind to visit me; I hope that your Easter will be colorful and full of HOPE and LOVE! Anita

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