Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sue Daley Was Here!!

I've been having the best time the last few days.  Back Door Quilts in Greenwood invited Sue Daley of Patchwork with Busy Fingers from Australia to lecture and teach this weekend.   Her quilts are loaded with interesting English Paper Piecing shapes and beautiful applique', two things that I love.

Of course, along with the lecture there were quilts.  This is the quilt that I chose to make in class on Saturday.  It's called It Takes Two.

Some of the girls made Under the Southern Stars.

This is Duke Road.  A couple of the girls were working on this one in class.  It was really hard to choose just one.

Here is Sue at the lecture on Thursday evening.  

Antique Sampler.  I love this quilt and remembered during the lecture that I have the pattern for it.  It was nice to see it "in person".

Pies and Tarts.  I have the pattern and paper pieces for it, too.  

This one is called One Day at a Time.  I really like the colors, hexagons and red work in this one.

Sue showed several small projects using English Paper Piecing including this hexagon purse.

These two small bags have apple cores and clam shells. 

I love this little thread catcher and will probably make one of these because it is just so cute.  Those are 1/2" hexagons on the sides with pockets to hold your glue stick, rulers, pens and other gadgets.

Here are Teri and Linda, owners of the Back Door, looking at Sue's revolving cutting mat and a bolt of fabric with great possibilities for fussy cutting.

And, I know you are wondering what I did in class.  Well, I imagine most of you that are reading this post have taken a class or attended a retreat you know how it goes.  I took a tote bag of fabric that would have lasted me for a month to a one day class, so I had a wide variety of fabrics plus a few that I bought at Back Door yesterday.  I made one ring from two different Fig Tree jelly rolls and part of a ring from some Moda red and teal fabrics along with some golds and tans.  I think one will probably be a quilt and the other a table runner.  Anyway, you all know the point was to spend time with Sue after she came all the way from Australia and to learn from her, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

I hope you are finding some time to stitch or to glue some fabric for English Paper Piecing.  

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  


  1. She is pleased you had such a fantastic time....

  2. Beautiful quilts! I really like the one you chose. I suppose you'll have it finished by next week?

  3. Again, thanks so much for sharing. Your rings are perfection in craftmanship and color!

  4. Oh, my, what wonderful quilts. I went to Sue's site and saw many besides the ones you have photos of that I like. Wow! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Looks like so much fun! Can't wait to catch up on everything in a few weeks.

  6. Lucky, lucky you! I can only imagine how much fun you had. I'm quite green with envy!
    I did buy the kit for the little clam shell bag. Can't wait to get started on that one.

  7. Looks like great fun, LuAnn! All of the quilts look beautiful--and ambitious! : )
    I'm really drawn to that little apple core bag, and the thread catcher is very cute!!

  8. You lucky girl! What fun you must have had, and thanks for the great show & tell. Like you I have a couple of those patterns and one half made. Still, like they say its the journey not the destination. LOL!

  9. I have that kit....!
    Great minds and all that.....her stuff is very nice......mum is getting me the blue and red one with the embroidery for Christmas and I have just ordered some papers and a pattern last week from Sue.
    I should get out 'It Takes Two' and start it......
    I'm so glad you had a great class.

  10. with all the EPP you have been doing lately it is great you got to Sue's workshop......thanks for sharing some pics....

  11. How fun! You have been inspired with lots of beautiful quilts, and you already have the patterns! Pretty start on your class project.

  12. How fun! You have been inspired with lots of beautiful quilts, and you already have the patterns! Pretty start on your class project.

  13. That is often what I have to show from a class, too, but again, it's the learning experience, being with others and taking nuggets home with you to work on later. Great photos of quilts!

  14. beautiful quilts and Love the little projects, especially the hexie purse and thread catcher!

  15. I met Sue in the spring time at a quilt show and I was very impressed by her and her work then, also. She is such a nice lady.

  16. Thank you for the eye candy! I don't know if I would have been able to pick just one quilt either.

    The thread catcher is adorable. That looks like a wonderful gift idea. I'll have to see if I can get the pattern ordered at my LQS.

    Glad to hear that you had such a great time.

  17. You are such a lucky girl. What a thrill, I love her work. Can't wait to see your project.

  18. Oh, I am sooooooooooo envious, but happy for you. Looks like so much fun. I will be watching to see what you do with those rings!

  19. Lucky you - what a treat to have attended her lecture. Thanks for sharing all those fabulous pictures with us! I love how your new project is looking already!

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  21. Where can I find the pattern for the cute tote with pockets on the side for holding your supplies. Thanks so much for sharing your pictures with Sue.

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