Saturday, June 22, 2013

Scrappy Trips.....

The weekend started off a bit like this....


... but once the hard stuff was done .....

(note to self - do not move furniture and do not wear glasses when cleaning... it slows you down)

... and Hubz went off to battle with a tree stump... 

(note to self - it is so fun watching a man doing hard labour)

..... I went to play....


... and play ....


 ...thanks to Sharon and Susan's contributions I was able to make two tops ....


.. which is perfect for the two single beds in the spare room...


.... sometime soon I will need to schedule a quilting marathon....

Important Information:
Scrappy Trip Around the World by Bonnie K Hunter
tutorial found HERE
Size of each quilt 61" x 72" - I made 30 blocks for each
1080 2" squares in each quilt

I was so happy to have done that I had to celebrate


I just love this lime and coconut cake... it is so easy and so yummy - recipe thanks to Tracy ... found HERE

.... tonight we have rugby on the screen...  if I can tear my eyes away from those beefy muscular sweating piles of testosteronified muscle....


..... I'll do a bit of this.....


... Righto, Gotto Go... ha.. I love them..... 



39 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

You are so funny Fiona! Love it!

Mistea said...

Still trippin I see.
Gorgeous quilts in the making.
Enjoy the game.

Kaisievic said...

Great quilt tops and I hope that you get some stitching done.

Michelle Ridgway said...

You are simply amazing!!!!! Enjoy your stitchery...cute little birdie. Saw nothing but a sea of red in town this arvo + some furry lions in red shirts... so funny.

Christine M said...

Great post Fiona. That cake looks very yummy!

Marilyn said...

Those quilts are amazing. Love the effect with the light shining through. They will look great on your beds. Lovely stitchery too, and I think I will have to make the cake.

Terry said...

Your lime cake looks yummy! And your quilts are so pretty! :0)

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful quilts and beautiful fabrics. That cake looks delicious.

Debbie

Jennifer said...

We were out, and missed the game.....oh dear what a shame, she says......fun quilts, they would be a good way to use up some of my "whatever was I thinking when I bought this" fabrics.

Anonymous said...

those flimsy's are awesome Fiona,love the colours,well done and great post my friend.xx

Susan said...

Glad I could make a small contribution!
They look so fantastic - I really should strip some of this stash here and do the same..I have just come across one of those bundles of "what was I thinking??
I heard a bit of the footy - fortunately its a few rooms away - but how disappointing to miss that last goal!

Wonky Girl said...

Love your sense of humor.
My eyes glaze over when seeing any tv sports. So, guess lots of stitching would get done ;-)
Beautiful tops and the cake looks so yummy!

Josie said...

Great post... I'm never going to wear my specs when I'm cleaning again! Love your new quilts. Lots of quilting in your future very soon. As for that cake.... my mouth is watering. Sorry about the rugby...;o)

Raewyn said...

Wow your tops look great!! Neat photos too, blowing in the breeze :-)Hope you had a lovely time with the cake and stitching....!

Barb said...

Awesome quilt....and I want to play.....and play!!

Jeanette said...

So funny Fiona. Great blog post. Hugs,xx.

Sue SA said...

Yeah for you, you got two flimsys finished, baked AND cleaned the house! Phew I am exhausted watching your efforts, think I will stick to watching the beefy men on TV!
PS Scrappy trips look fab, such a great pattern, hope it made a dent in your stash.

Tarnyia said...

OMG how busy you have been... love those scrappy trips just gorgeous... a great post... funny and entertaining xxx

Val Spiers said...

Wow! The quilts look great.

marina said...

wow, those statistics were a bit daunting as were those rugby player adjectives lol.
Love the light behind the tops it looks so gorgeous.
Well done on finishing two of them, what a marathon.
Now were you watching hubz as intently as you were watching those rugby players?

Farm Gate Creations said...

Those quilt tops look fabulous, well done. Make sure you save a slice for me.

Susan said...

They look fantastic Fiona. Such great use of your scraps. Yummy cake, I might try it today.

Cheryll said...

And so you should... LoVe 'em I mean! They look fantastic now... just imagine how good they'll be AFTeR you quilt them! WooHoo...
And NOW... I'm off to make a coffee to enjoy THAT cake with you! YuM :)

maria said...

love the tops you made great idea of what to do with scraps

Sisbabestitches said...

Your tops look stunning, love that sunshine too! Excellent tips in your notes to self, lol. I may just have to be more open to watching sports :)

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love both your tops and being you are scheduling in a marathon to quilt them I think I will send mine your way because surely you wont notice that your quilting three and not two! :o) Hugs

Janet said...

The Scrappy Trips are ge-orgeous!! Wish I had a slice of that cake to eat right now...

Cath said...

Lots of interesting things going on at your house. Love the stitchery and that cake looks delicious!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous quilts....lovely stitchery and yum to that cake..

Jane Galley said...

And which team were you cheering on? I came in after an evening out to see the result.
You will have two wonderful quilts, they look wonderful on the line

Anita said...

Far out!! You're a busy girl, all this in one weekend!!!???? Did you discover if one of your personalities liked to clean? lol
Cheers, Anita.

katherine said...

They look fantastic!

Cheryl said...

I love them too Fiona - just amazing

Karen said...

Two quilts!! They are amazing!! So many little squares!! You deserve a celebratory cake!!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilts are fantastic Fiona, gorgeous happy colours! Yummy looking cake, I will have to try that one. xx

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

Your quilts look like stained glass windows. Hope Hubby got that tree out.
I bet the quilts are already quilted.

Have a Happy Day Fiona.
Bev.

Anthea said...

Beautiful quilts there Fiona, wow you are getting a LOT of things made at the moment, must be all those great cakes fueling you to keep going!!

Christine said...

Absolutely brilliant! In the sun they look like antique church windows full of jewel colours.

Maria said...

OH WOW!!!!! Love the Scrappy round the World.. I am working on my.

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