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 […]

A Quiet Week.

A quiet week here on the sewing front, but extra busy with grandchildren staying over for several days. I have been working on these blocks. Lots of pieces. I had to cut nearly 600 blues and 600 whites. That’s not bad for me as I am not always that patient. I admire those of you […]

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 […]

August In Felt.

A few little bits and pieces have been finished. And all have been worked in felt. I made a box/cube using four Sue Spargo designs. Each of the designs was stitched onto a felt square. At first I was a bit stumped as to how to use the pieces. I think they were originally in […]

One Sock, Two Sock.

The title makes it easy to work out what I have been busy making. Socks of course. But not the average, run of the mill sort. These are Norwegian Rainbow socks. These are knitted in a mix of 8 ply yarns. A friend travelled through many countries a few years back, especially Norway and Finland. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pandas And Zebras.

The blocks using the Tula Pink panda fabric grew very quickly. I liked how they looked together, but they were not going to get very far on their own. Too small. I was able to find some of the zebra fabric as well, to make alternate blocks. I also managed to find a solid to […]

Lots Of New Starts.

Time to work out what to make next, so I have been trying out a few patterns to see if they are what I want. So, lots of new starts. I started with a test block using the Tula Pink pandas. It was a bit fiddly finding the right size to cut the centre block […]

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