Sunday, September 8, 2013

Friday...... day and night......

I worked at a polling station for our elections yesterday.... 15 hours of issuing and counting.... I saw alphabets and numbers in my sleep last night!! ... and woke up to a new government this morning

These are blocks I have neglected lately so I have tried to do lots of them this last week... and continued during our Friday Night with Friends... hosted by Cheryl... who happens to be somewhere interesting like China... but still, we can't help that and must keep on sewing....



Val encouraged me ... and a few others .... to start sewing this lovely Christmas quilt.....  


... and these are the latest blocks I have done.... (I have worked hard on them this week!!)

this is the toy factory, the candy factory and the mittens factory....


... and here we have 3 stars....
(I love the pretend aurora borealis fabric for them)


... and a juice bar ...
(thanks Susan for my lovely juice fabric)


.... of course if you have juice you need Snacks too....
(thanks again Susan for my lovely snack fabric!!)


My son and daughter in law went to an art exhibition where you chose a ribbon and made a wish... this is their wish for me on the roof ... and I thought if I included it in the quilt Santa might read it and make the relevant arrangements .....
(perhaps I could bribe him with the promise of a firemans pole in the beach house)


... and over here is the barn where the reindeers sleep....



(ok.. the N is wrong...  I kept thinking it looked odd... and it's because I forgot to reverse my tracings ... so the whole thing is unreversed... the N looks silly but the great grand children will have something to talk about... beside the whole pole dancing Santa's of course...)


... and here is how Santa gets his gifts to everyone....
(still need their antlers and a rope)

 there will be lots of embellishing after quilting)


the blocks are trimmed and here is how they will be placed....


Righto, Gotto Go.. these need to be joined together and a border made.... and I need some more coffee and have a pop around to see what everyone else sewed ....

32 comments:

Susan said...

You've done really well with this one. I think you're on track to finish for Christmas!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Wow Fiona, your blocks look fantastic. hugs

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow lovely blocks Fiona....I hope you get your Beach House one day!!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Big day.....love all those blocks...

Wendy B said...

I worked at our local polling booth too......was so happy when all the figures worked out and we didn't have to recount them...managed to finish by 8.30pm! A record for us! But yes, I did sleep well and numbers were going through my head in my sleep, that's for sure! Love your Christmas blocks.....must catch up...I'm waaaaay behind....working on my A4AQAL today...nearly caught up with those! I get soooo far behind!!! :/ Youre inspiring me to work harder at it Fiona! Great job! xox

Jane Galley said...

Looks like you had a productive night, and it will be interesting to see if the grandkids notice the n or not.

Susan said...

How I love that quilt and your version - glad I could help out with some bits.

Lyn said...

You've had a busy time..love the blocks...I think you deserve a rest after that amount of time at the polling booth..

Mistea said...

Santa will be happy to be greeted by this lovely quilt creation for many generations.
So why does Rudolph get skewered to the top of the barn?

Jeanette said...

Beautiful blocks Fiona. Had to have a laugh at the thought of Santa having a pole in you beach house. :) Hugs,xx

Lin said...

What fun - I love it!

marina said...

Well Done!!! it is going to be amazing all sewn up.
I think I forgot to comment on your runner too.
It's gorgeous and your stitching is so minute and perfect. I am sure your swap partner will love it

Daisy Jayne said...

some one has been busy .... looking great

Michelle Ridgway said...

It is such a lovely quilt. Well done Fiona. I have loved watching your progress on this one.

Oddbjørg said...

You have been busy! Great blocks; looking forward to see the finish quilt.

katherine said...

The blocks look fantastic!

Jindi's Cottage said...

This is going to be a fabulous fun Christmas quilt...hope the alphabets and numbers don't invade your quilty dreams tonight...I didn't apply to work this election as I had a 21st afternoon tea to go to, priorities!, which is probably a good thing as I had enough trouble remembering I had to fit voting into the day!!!...

Elyte said...

Sounds like you are having alot of fun with this quilt. Enjoy.

Elyte said...

Sounds like you are having alot of fun with this quilt. Enjoy.

Cheryl said...

Fiona - you have done an amazing job on your North Pole quilt - love how you have just made it your own version. I need to get moving on mine again

Jennifer said...

What a fun quilt!

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

That'll be a wonderful quilt! I'm still "working" on the bottom row, but I guess there will be more Christmas's after this one. Well done!

Emily C said...

Very cute. will look awesome.

Barb said...

What an adorable quilt!!

Anthea said...

What a lot of progress Fiona, wonderful sewing & stitching there... perhaps Santa has his 'pole' in the barn...LOL x

Allie said...

Oh my gosh Fiona I love it so much - one of these days I'm going to order that pattern! You did a fantastic job. [I'm with you on the house on the beach...]

Farm Gate Creations said...

Oh wow! you are going great guns on your North Pole. I'm still plodding along with mine.

Chrissie said...

Love the Christmas blocks, so much fun

Karen said...



it is wonderful to see all these blocks ready to go. It is looking great!

Wendy said...

such lovely blocks, and so close to finishing! I've just realised something. The North Pole always nagged at me when people talked about this project and that's because in England we say Santa lives in Lapland, not the North Pole. How many months has it taken me to figure that out??

Joy McD said...

Wow, it looks fantastic!!!! I want to start mine.... xxx

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