Saturday, March 1, 2014

Flying ... flying.....

I worked hard on doing all the applique this week....


then got out fabric for the edges.....


... just strips in different sizes so quite quick to put together....


since finishing that my personal consultant (aka Hubz) suggested the stripes down the sides to give it a more finished look.. I agreed... so that is done and I am pinning the quilt together this arvo....

The little parts were a bit fiddly on the machine... I used embroidery thread which is a little thicker and I quite like the glossy look.... and I did the wing struts with the triple stitch ....


meanwhile I am tracing out applique for a new quilt.... I had some background for the aeroplanes left over and some white damask so that is taken care of.... I will use wool scraps for the hats and scarves..... I think it will be lovely....


some stitching to take with me on our Tassie holiday

Baby It's Cold Outside was a lovely freebie from Toni during the Winter Olympics.... if you missed out it is available from her store.... with loads of other lovelies... I'm going to do the Flower Fairies next I think ....

Righto, Gotto Go... off to make some ham and mushroom wine sauce for the pasta ....



23 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I just love how you did the quilt and it looks wonderful with the stitching. I have some fun fish material, so I plan on making a summer quilt for my grandson, I like the idea of doing fusible applique for that one.

Debbie

Hilachas said...

Love that cartoon. Love the quilt you're working on too. Lovely!

debbie said...

I've only just gotten a bit more comfy with machine blanket stitch, but now when I do it, I find it so addictive that it's hard to stop HAHA. The quilt looks great! xx debbie

Jeanette said...

The quilt looks wonderful. Hugs, xx.

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Jennifer said...

That's a fun quilt........how long until you go?

Jane Galley said...

What a lovely quilt. The puffs may have been fiddly, but well worth the time they took. Looks fabulous

marina said...

wow love the aeoplane top. the border fabrics look fantastic.
WEll done and in record time!

Val Spiers said...

That has come together well. It looks great.
valspierssews

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

Looking good x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Love the first pic Fiona!

Re the saying...of course it's what they mean LOL!

Chrissie said...

Brilliant quilt, mustn't let hubby see it though or he will want one to go with all his scale ones lol,

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I do love this quilt. hugs

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I do love this quilt. hugs

Anonymous said...

Wow Fiona this quilt is awesome and i love how you have done the struts and love your new pattern,have a wonderful time in Tassie and safe travels my friend.xx

Heather said...

Love the quilt, it's beautiful and colourful.

Anita said...

Great job on the quilt, it's nice to see there are some super cool boy quilts out there. They are sometimes hard to find. Glad hubz had some input into it too.
Cheers, Anita.

Mistea said...

How timely, I'm reading about your planes and there are some flying around here as the RAAF are celebrating an anniversary in my neighbourhood!
Great planes.

Karen said...

Lovely work. The quilt top s looking wonderful. Good luck with the new project, too. (I have that one tucked aside for later.)

KatieQ said...

The planes look wonderful. I think your consultant gave you very good advice.
I must be doing something wrong with my recipes. That's certainly my method of reducing wine.

Janet said...

The planes are super cute! I love the flowery fabric that you used in the larger strips.

Raewyn said...

You and hubby make a great team!! Well done on a quilt top finish! The polar bears pattern looks very cute - more fun sewing by the looks of it!

Wendy said...

it looks amazing! I really do love those aeroplanes.

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