Friday, February 14, 2014

Slow down......

This week is going by too quick for me....

On Sunday Hubz started a new brew.....  I have high hopes for this drop - should be well settled by winter!


The background blocks are sewn and the applique prepared for this new girlie quilt  ....


...there is quite a lot of applique... colours upon colours....


I hope the stitching will help show up the design.. it looks rather busy....


Mr Postie dropped by ...

Cheryll is hosting a mini quilt swap and sent us some labels and coasters to send along with our mini's to make it all a bit more fun.... you can't see the other coasters because it's a secret who I'm making for.... I can give you a clue.....


I am making three mini's....

Last year I did the Aiming for Accuracy quilt along and there were prizes on the way along.... these cutest little metal quilt block oranaments arrived from Mark....


I love them..... 

Mr postie also brought some bills... but I haven't done pictures of those... I expect you know what they look like... totally unpleasant.....

Next some quilting ... this is from my Doodle Quilting book and I joined up blocks Maria gave me a couple of years ago in a swap (do you remember Maria?) and some variegated thread.....


I like the look.....


... easier to see from the back....


I also quilted my Dresden plate... you can see the circle in the middle is quite pronounced in this picture...


.... we have also been planning a road trip....


busy busy busy

Righto, Gotto Go ... coffee time .....

29 comments:

Charlie and Wendy said...

Beautiful projects, the girlie quilt is gorgeous and bright! hugs Wendy

Helen said...

The girlie quilt looks wonderful, great fabric choices :-)

Sheila said...

Lovely projects and great quilting ! Your trip sounds fun . Hugs Sheila

Anonymous said...

boy Fiona i got tired reading your post where do you get all your energy from,hope you have a wonderful day ,you are right the weeks are flying by.xx

Tarnyia said...

Love the girly quilt... do you machine applique or hand? Tasmania a place I would love to visit one day too xxx

Christine M said...

Chloe's quilt is looking fantastic Fiona. I just love the bright colours (and I'm not a brights person). Great quilting too.

Noela said...

Love all your projects Fiona. Tasmania has so many places to see, you will have a wonderful holiday. Hugs.....

Cardygirl said...

Beautiful projects...I so loved Tassie...have fun!

Elyte said...

Busy as always with great results. A trip to Tassie means a stop over in Melbourne?????

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a great post...from a drop to stitching then chocolate in Tassie!!!

Farm Gate Creations said...

If you drink enough home brew I'm sure that the day will slow down just brilliantly...and the bills wouldn't look so bad either.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lots happening Bubz....love that quilt how lovely is that Chez..

Maria said...

Sew many lovely projects there Fiona.....wish I could just get into the sewing mode again...
yep I remember the burple cobblestone blocks.......they look great now.....
Looks like a fun road trip you are planning there and maybe you could take along some of your homemade brew.

Jennifer said...

Wow, Tassie! If you are driving through here we should get together. Love those little ornaments, aren't they sweet?

Sue SA said...

You have been very busy, bad news about the bills, they arrived at my house as well :(
Your applique is looking great, yes its busy, but also bright and beautiful! Love the new quilting pattern, looks like something I could manage, might give it a try! Tassie should be fun, especially the chocolate factory tour AND the patchwork shops...got to get priorities right!

marina said...

your girlie quilt is busy but it also looks amazing, looks like a lot of appliqueing in your immediate future.
lovely mail.... and your quilting looks perfect. can't wait to see your dresden reveal.
Tassie will be great. We can wave to you as you leave on the ferry!

Jane Galley said...

And breathe! Wow, you are busy. Can't wait to see the end results

Wendy said...

that applique is going to be amazing!

Susan said...

Which part of that post is the slowing down? Always busy doing something interesting.

Narelle said...

Not just the weeks flying ... you're flying along with lots of gorgeous projects :o)

Too many eggs said...

Wow the quilt is amazing, very bright and colourful.....your quilting is amazing....have fun planning your trip to Tassie it s a beautiful place

Susan said...

Lots of lovely stuff (sorry about the bills)...Tassie - wish I could stow away with you.

barb's creations said...

Gorgeous projects you've been working on, I'm also heading off to Tassie in April with my sister as part of my birthday celebration we are planning on visiting lots of quilty spots while there so will keep a record of them if you'd like the details just let me know :) Barb.

Anita said...

Gosh! Another action packed post...busy girl!! lol. Love the girlie quilt, very cute.
Cheers, Anita.

Mistea said...

Those are all special projects. Love the bright fun girly quilt and that stitching doodle is amazing.
I think you're going faster than the weeks?
Enjoy you're fun stitches.

Marilyn said...

Looks like a very busy week, but you have also achieved lots. Bills .... no, we dont need to see any more of those. I am going to Tassie in May, helping the family get settled (cough cough !!!!! - they will be well and truly at home by then, but dont tell anyone.)
Hugs xx

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous girlie quilt Fiona and beautiful quilting on your blocks, Road trip sounds like fun - have you got a list of patchwork shops to visit

Nicky said...

Loving the new girlie quilt, she will adore the bright colours!! I am sure your bills look just as nasty as mine...

Anonymous said...

I really love the "girlie" quilt and don't think it busy at all. The all-over 'feel' of it is exactly that: girlie!!!! To me, that is very appealing and very comfortable to look at. Your vine/swirl motif is done beautifully!!!!!! That is one of my faves and works well in your stitchery, too.....totally lovely. Your quilting is so very nice!!!!! Hugs...............

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