Sunburnt Quilts

Quilts, Patchwork & Embroidery

Some Houses, And Some Inspiration!

I have shown my Sue Spargo houses before, when I had only appliqued the background. I am now steadily working through them to get each one embroidered. Slow and steady. I am working through the book in numerical order, so these are 1 to 8. You can see the different wool backgrounds, but a lot […]

Keeping Hands Busy.

September has flown by. But Spring is here and we are enjoying some lovely sunny days. This is what is happening to our orange tree. We have only recently finished picking the last of the oranges but that wasn’t going to stop the blossom opening. The whole tree is buzzing with bees. I have been […]

What! No Machine?

I am having withdrawal symptoms. Both of my sewing machines are in for repairs. My large machine had error messages that I could not rectify, so I turned to my smaller machine (plan B). I had only been stitching for a few minutes before I noticed a smell and then saw wisps of smoke coming […]

Jumping Into July.

It has turned very cold and wet. Not surprising for the middle month of Winter. But it still feels Brrrrrr….. . The trees have taken a while to change colour but the last two weeks have changed all of that. Perfect weather to be inside stitching. And that has led to a finish. My Tinsel […]

Christmas, Easter And Winter.

That’s a few of the holidays and a season covered! Christmas refers to the Sue Spargo embroideries for Tinsel. I have two more finishes and only one more block to go. Of course that is not the end as there is also a lot of work on the border. I am leaving some of the […]

Getting Ready For Christmas.

Christmas never really feels like it is far away and maybe I will get a few projects done early. These are projects that have been on the go since last year, so maybe they will be in time for Christmas 2023. Last year I started the Sue Spargo BOM, Tinsel. Because of delays with mail […]

Little Things Grow.

I am still working on lots of little things and achieving some finishes. My Party Penguin is complete and now in its hoop ready to hang. This is a design from Bustle And Sew. Next in line were a few felt decorations from The Wooly Thread Co. I think I purchased one of the patterns […]

Hello, October.

Like everyone, I am a little shocked at how quickly the months are disappearing. Here it is October and I still feel like I am playing catch up. However, I do feel like I am getting back on track with some of my stitching. I have completed the embroidery from a design by Kasia Jocquot […]

Catching Up On Spring.

With house guests for nearly two months I have not had a lot of opportunity to sew or blog. I looked back and realised posts were at least a month apart. Just shows how busy it gets. No complaints, just an observation. Little has been done as far as quilts go, but hopefully I can […]

Yarning Away.

Lots of little yarn projects have been worked on and some have even been completed. This little doll is a pattern from Mary Jane’s Tearoom and is called simply a Little Yarn Doll. A lovely pattern to follow and lots of variations included. I have kept to the basics for the first one, giving her […]

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