My 'Suzie's Sweet Shoppe'

11 June 2009

How amazing is this design..... I just LOVE it....and it was so easy to make too.

Admittedly there were a couple of moments where I needed reminding... that these blocks would eventually all be done....and my affair with the ironing board would eventually be over..
But it was all so totally worth it....and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the end result....

A HUGE Thankyou to my dear friend Janelle ....who invited me to join her as she designed and created this stunning quilt.....Janelle also mentored me via phone and emails.....encouraging me all the way.....
I loved her tip at the very beginning....encouraging me that if I just made a quota of 4 blocks each day.....Id be done in under a week..... that was the incentive I needed....and I made it my mission to create my 4 blocks each day..... and it seemed in no time at was finished.....and draped over the back of my couch.

So...... its called 'Suzie's Sweet Shoppe' and its just gorgeous. Please check out Janelle's blog post and her beautiful quilt here.....Janelle has also made two of the sweetest little cushions to match....and her entire quilt and cushions are made from a layer cake.

So what do you reckon? ...looks pretty darn snuggly draped over the lounge doesnt it.....oh....and my quilt was made entirely from scraps and fat quarters that I already had in the cupboard (well except for the backing....which fitted from a single width of fabric)... so it was very economical to make too....
Thankyou so much Janelle for allowing me to ride along on the Suzie's Sweet Shoppe journey with you.....I had a ball.


  1. Anonymous11:00 pm

    It's gorgeous Mardi. Goes really well in your house. Woz it really easy. Looks alot of work to me. Great job. Janelle's a great Teacher and you her star pupil!!! xx Sue

  2. That is a beautiful quilt Mardi - it is really tempting me to have a go again.

  3. Hi Mardi.. This is beautiful! I'm doing the candy girl quilt and I too am wondering when my affair with the applique will be over. I cant believe how quickly you have done these.

    How have you quilted it? wow... ok I am gushing now lol...

  4. So THAT'S what you were working on huh? Well it's turned out so beautifully Mardi... LOVE it!!! I love that you've been able to make this mainly from scraps and fabric that you already had...I'd love to have a go at this one too... although I think the 'Candy Girl' quilt will keep me occupied for a while! LOL

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Sheree xx

  5. Mardi I can't beLIEVE you've done another quilt already! You are so clever and must have worked so hard! It looks beautiful!

  6. Mardi, I just don't have the right words to describe HOW MUCH I love your quilt and how grateful I am to you for making it. I LOVE that I can show people both versions and I love that you have this gorgeous quilt to hang over your couch too. It is PERFECT. Thank you so much for making it
    xxxx Janelle

  7. Its just GORGEOUS MARDI...just beautiful...

    Cherie xx

  8. Hi Mardi,
    Your quilt is beautiful and you should be so will be a lovely family have given me inspiration to give it a go one day...Love ya Donna :-)

  9. WOW!! I loved your candy girl but this is amazing. you are one clever lady. Love coming here & checking out your stuff!!
    Mel xx