Thursday, March 14, 2013

Next ......

 My new project is a stained glass effect based on this pattern from Just Patchwork


A friend is going to teach me this technique - here is the one she made..... 

you can see it is a bit different to the original pattern...  gorgeous isn't it?


First she had to make up the pattern with two full halves.... it is quite big... the butterfly alone measures about 75cm by 1m ..


I am going to use the bali prints I got for my birthday... and a few extra's from her scraps


First part is tracing all the pieces onto vliesofix .......


I think putting all the colours together will take a while..... but it will be fun


.... see what I found the other day......

..... just too sweet .....
about 3cm long


... this one is not as cute but fascinating ... this giant is from the Galapagos Islands and we saw it at Australia Zoo
about  1.5 metres in length ... grumpy old gramps....


Meanwhile I have stitched another piece for Boys Story.....


.... love it....

you have to say it with voices

Voice 1:  (computer generated) "I come from the planet Zark"

Voice 2:  (NASA nerd accent) "I come in peace"

Voice 1: (computer generated going fast) "Phoop"

silence 

I want a phoop machine....

Righto, Gotta Go.....a butterfly is emerging ....

30 comments:

  1. It looks fantastic, can't wait to see yours Fiona. Sharyn:)

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  2. Beautiful 'next' project! (I want a Phoop machine, too. And an Easy button).

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  3. wow Fiona that is one gorgeous pattern and it will look awesome in your birthday fabrics.That is one very cute lizard,just the small one,lol.xx

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  4. Like it! Will be watching with interest to see your progress. Hugs xx

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  5. That butterfly quilt is magnificent Fiona. I'm sure yours is going to be just as great. I like it better being the whole butterfly. I've seen that pattern before but it just doesn't seem right not seeing both wings. Enjoy your new project.

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  6. Love your new project with the stain glass butterfly and can I have a phoop machine too.....I can see me phooping a few people when they need it lol :) Barb.

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  7. your new project is going to be stunning, your friend's version is even more beautiful than the pattern one. the red is stunning.
    very cute visitor at your house, glad it wasn't that big ugly brute!
    I would love a phoop machine too!

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  8. That is going to be a beautiful project to work on Fiona. It is fun to do and very rewarding when finished.

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  9. I love those stained glass patterns from Just Patchwork - and where does my Strelitzia come from?? - yep - same place!

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  10. Your Bali prints will be perfect for the butterfly, it will be fun learning a new technique. I love your little gecko.....they were everywhere when we lived in Mackay.

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  11. What a beautiful butterfly! :0)

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  12. What a beautiful project to work on Fiona..
    Cute little guy. We get lots of Geokos here...
    Lovely stitchery too.

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  13. How gorgeous is that butterfly. I am looking forward to seeing yours take shape..cute gecko.

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  14. Can't wait to see your butterfly. Love the little lizard. I had one on my gate today. :)Hugs,xx

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  15. Gorgeous butterfly......and those fabrics will be beautiful!

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  16. That butterfly is something else. Can't wait to see your finish. Love the lizard ;)

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  17. What a beautiful project , gorgeous colors and I do love butterflies ! Can't wait to see your version , have fun . Hugs Sheila

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  18. I love butterflies :) the pattern is beautiful, can't wait to see it come together.

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  19. The butterfly pattern looks beautiful and such a cute little gecko. I love the BS cartoon, I wonder if you can phoop them back after a while? hugs Wendy

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  20. I would love to try a stained glass quilt and that design is perfect for the stained glass look.

    Debbie

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  21. Stunning butterfly - it's all in the fabrics which are lovely. Looking forward to seeing yours. xx

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  22. The butterfly looks like a good challenge. Love the boys story. Thanks for bringing it to life :D

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  23. Stained glass always looks effective. You'll do a great job on it too! :)

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  24. Oh! I do love the Butterfly, have fun with it all.

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  25. lol That grumpy old grumps looks like me if I don't get a cup of tea!! Your butterfly sure looks more delightful than the picture itself! It is gorgeous. Love all your other bits you've been busy with.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  26. Oh, Fiona, what a beautiful project to be working on. You'll enjoy every minute

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  27. The butterfly looks amazing - enjoy all those pretty colours.
    Love the cartoon, good to see it keeping you entertained.

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  28. that butterfly is stunning, I can't wait to watch you sew that baby up!

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  29. Ohhh your butterfly quilt will be gorgeous! And what a cute lizard...so tiny...you have reminded me I have a boys story quilt under my desk waiting patiently to be started lol

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