Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Oh Dear ......

Quilt club was yesterday.... we had show and tell ...

I just love this Dear Jane quilt that was shown....


Lyn, the maker of this amazing quilt, hand and machine pieced blocks and then hand quilted the entire quilt.... it is a very big quilt... easily over the sides of a king size bed....

Lyn has been working on this beauty for 2 years

there is so much to look at... could spend hours and hours

... I am able to say with confidence that I was there when the last stitches were added.....

I worked on my Scandinavian Rose block... I got the twirl and the circle at the bottom done ....


it's hard to get much done when people are discussing edible underwear (????????????) 

... and I got to stroke and pat the quilt... that is Lyn ... I was trying to see if I could tuck it in my bag....


When I got home my new pattern by Michelle had arrived... I have so enjoyed her alphabet and couldn't resist the Christmas alphabet she has just done ... now to plan things to make...


... I am still working on my little secret project... adding a bit of bling now...


... and this little parcel needs to go in the post ....


Righto, Gotto Go.... it's a new day to play.... 

29 comments:

  1. Nice try Fiona...you would of needed a very big bag then.LOL All of your projects are coming along so nicely, you certainly have been a very busy bee.

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  2. lots of lovely things there Fiona and you are so funny,love your sense of humor ,that quilt is amazing and your parcel looks very exciting,have a lovely day my friend.xx

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  3. Nice quilt you tried to snaffle. Love the dramatic colours.
    Pretty bling on your secret project.
    Enjoy playing with your fabric and stitches.

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  4. Lots of lovely things in this post and such a striking quilt..mmm a big bag would come in handy at that show and tell..what sort of fabrics did Lyn use?? are there a lot of solids or just small prints??

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  5. You would need a huge bag for that quilt! It's a very interesting colour scheme too. Love the bling on your secret project!

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  6. OMG that Dear Jane is stunning. I too would just stand there and go over it, seeing something different every time. Looking forward to seeing what your secret project is. hugs

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  7. You would probably need two bags for that wonderful quilt! Good try though! Love Michelle's NOEL pattern too... wonder what you'll make??? :)

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  8. Your secret project is going to be fabulous. I can' t wait to see what people think of it when it is finished. You certainly have had a wonderful quilts time. Lovely to see you last Saturday.

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  9. Love that gift card, and I can't wait to see the reveal on that quilting, looks better every time we see it

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  10. It's a beautiful quilt, I can see why you wanted to take it home with you. Lovely stitchery.

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  11. Seeing all of these dear janes, makes me feel inspired to get my farmers wife out again, I have not touched it for 6 months.

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  12. Stunning quilt, surely you could just borrow it- like for a lifetime maybe, lol.

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  13. Just walking out with it would have worked better Fiona - wouldn't look like you were trying to be sneaky!! your secret project looks very interesting...

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  14. Your stitching is beautiful, as always. xx debbie

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  15. That is stunning - I do so admire people who get a Dear Jane finished. Your secret sewing look s wonderful...I think I could pass on the conversation about edible undies though!!

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  16. I fancy that Dear Jane quilt too. I can see why you tried to snaffle it away. Love your sneaky peek.
    Hugs xx

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  17. The Dear Jane quilt is wonderful! I admire all who take on that task!
    Lovely to see all your stitching, too.

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  18. The DJ is stunning.....lovely secret project....

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  19. Gorgeous stuff...the DJ is fabulous!

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  20. That Dear Jane quilt is stunning!..I'd like to snaffle it too!...your work is also stunning!

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  21. You should have brought a bigger bag ,lol, that quilt is amazing :-) Love the sneak peak of your secret project and the pincushion ? you are sending is sweet. Hugs Sheila

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  22. I think I would've tried to see if that quilt would fit in my bag too!

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  23. Congratulations Lyn on completeing your gorgeous Dear Jane Quilt.
    My is still in the book....
    Nice redwork Fiona and lucky recipient of your beautifully wrapped parcel.

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  24. Amazing quilt. I just ordered this from Michelle too.

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  25. Fiona....is your little secret project like a Cindy Needham piece? I'm about to take her classes at our state show this weekend! I'm so excited! Yours is gorgeous...can't wait for you to post about it! :o)

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  26. I love the Dear Jane and it's border works really well. Also love your 'secret project'. Am intrigued and the stitching is beautiful.

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  27. The quilt is stunning, I can see why you wanted to take it home! Your stitchery is beautiful, hugs Wendy

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  28. Gorgeous quilt Fiona. I can't blame you trying to hide it in your bag. Yes, what to make with the Xmas Alphabet. Hugs.....

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