Thursday, October 3, 2013

It's all good.....

... I do feel so lucky to have such a lovely group of friends (cyber and physical) who so generously share ideas and encouragement.... including you

.... Just sayin'......

... this week this little bag was finished - it was the kit I was given at the Girls Day Out a couple of weeks ago... designed by Rosalie Quinlan

There is some cross hatch handquilting on the bag and then the dresden plate and a crochet doily cut in half .... 


I did each side with different colours 
(since I didn't cut the fabric right and didn't have enough of the one colour!!!! both sides coordinate fine with jeans)

 

perfect for a few sewing things .... not big enough for a wine bottle but I reckon a couple of tins would go in ok....

I pieced together the three Christmas stars for a runner... I think it has turned out quite fun....


... and I even got the binding ready....


... a friend had a couple of flat sheets which matched well with her bedroom so she asked me to make a 'quilt' with them... like a big whole quilt and such fun with mostly large free form feathers


I've run out of thread so had to order it in... only a little more to finish... isn't that always the case?...

So... you can see... all good in my space... 

Righto, Gotto Go..... I am going to play with my Boys Story pieces and make some blocks ....

... and that's what I will be doing at 


.... anyone can join... sign ups are HERE... thanks Cheryl for having us... I'll bring the beer .....


30 comments:

Jeanette said...

Love the bag & the runner. Hugs, xx.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely bag...maybe a couple of half bottles ???? Just wondering! More beautiful projects ghost friend... Lol.

Susan said...

Lovely new bag. Another funny post. Have fun tomorrow night.

Cheryll said...

You've been busy... well done.
Like the dresden bag... and the xmas runner. But the "cartoon" at the end was priceless! :)

Cardygirl said...

The bag looks great!

Anonymous said...

wow that bag is gorgeous fiona and i sure do love that table runner,well done my friend on your beautiful work.xx

Jeneta said...

You're amazing Fiona! I love the bag and the fussy cutting on the table runner is gorgeous! Your FMQ feathers almost make me swoon.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great looking bag Bubz, and very nice table runner and your quilting is awesome...

marina said...

gorgeous bag, and I love the colours.
Your runner has turned out beautifully. Look forward to seeing how you will quilt it.
the quilting on the whole cloth is fantastic.
good to hear the boys story coming together!

Terry said...

I love your bag! It's so pretty! :0)

Cheryl said...

Love your bag Fiona, and lots of other lovely sewing also

Jennifer said...

Your quilting is amazing! Love those smaller projects, too......runners are good for instant gratification.

Mistea said...

Perfect little bag for a couple of tinnies. Very sweet.
Cute table runner you've stitched from your pretty Christmas squares.
(so I tried to compose myself to write something sensible but I'm still giggling over today's cartoon)
Are Ghostly friends similar to cyber friends?

Linda said...

Great bag! and your runner is perfect. Love the fussy cut centres.

Anonymous said...

Lovely pieces all! The bag is just what perfectly balances those jeans we all love to wear.....so feminine but not overly so! Lovely post, dear Bloggy Friend. I, too, treasure, both my "real" and virtual friends.....maybe someday some of us can do a real "meet-up"!!! Fun to dream.....hugs......

Sheila said...

Adorable bag and runner Fiona , see you at Friday night sew in ;-) hugs Sheila

Heather said...

The bag is gorgeous and I love the colours. Great quilting.

Sharyn T said...

Lovely bag and runner Fiona. The cartoon cracked me up. Sharyn:)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Fiona your posts always bring a smile to my face!
Perhaps a small bottle of wine would would fit LOL!

Deb R said...

I love your bag Fiona, that sheet quilt is just gorgeous!!! Love the little flowers!

Alice said...

Your bag is super cute, and just tell people you did it on purpose. Your quilting is awesome, I am sure your friend will be thrilled.

Jane Galley said...

Your friend is going to have a lovely new quilt, it's beautifully quilted. Love your bag, with the dresden plate and doily, what a great combinations

Karen said...

Great to see the bag finished and the runner blocks together. All looking good! Lovely work with the quilting.

Wendy said...

such a lovely bag! Your quilting is amazing as usual!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your bag is gorgeous Fiona, very pretty colours. Everything else is lovely too as always :) hugs Wendy

Josie said...

Fabulous bag Fiona. Love that each side has a different look yet it all blends beautifully. All your projects are gorgeous. Love the quilted feathers..... Hugs

Lin said...

Pretty bag Fiona and that wholecloth quilt looks amazing!

katherine said...

Such a beautiful bag and I love the quilting too.

Noela said...

What a gorgeous bag Fiona. You are one clever lady. Hugs......

Anthea said...

Oh wait a moment Fiona, I have to wipe the coffee splatter off my screen from reading that pic at the bottom! Ha Ha, you naughty girl!
So back to the bag, it's gorgeous well done the colours are lovely, even the blue, LOL x

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