Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wallhanging...........

Some time ago a friend gave me a flimsy that she had made and, for some strange reason, didn't want anymore....

I added the blue border and then used it to practice some quilting... tighter than I usually do so the wallhanging is quite firm


It's one of the UFO's that has been lingering in the cupboard... 

I quilted a few different shapes.... little orange peel type on the vase...


... and swirls in the background....


... and kind of paisley shape in the flowers ....


This week at Quilt group I put the final stitches on the binding.....

... for my hand sewing I have done another of Rosalie Quinlans Scandanavian Rose blocks.... as you can see all in backstitch and this one is using a Cottage Garden thread Canna.... 



Righto, Gotto Go..... this is a little fish I saw when in Tasmania..... he makes me laugh ....


26 comments:

Hilachas said...

Oh my gosh, that quilting must have taken you forever. It is so intricate and gorgeous. Great friend to give you that beautiful flimsy too.

Cheryll said...

You little guy looks like a relative of mine...signed Dory!
You did a marvellous job on the quilting you clever little sewer you! :)

Christine said...

It's such a gorgeous flimsy and the quilting sets it off so perfectly! I always feel inspired when I see your work. ❤️

KERYN B said...

Beautiful quilting it must have taken you ages.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Really lovely Bubz..

Jane Galley said...

I really must get a new foot for my machine. Every time I see your FMQ I get the urge to go and do some, lol. Well done on getting another UFO out of the way

Helen said...

All that quilting looks fabulous !!

Marilyn said...

That was an awesome flimsy to come your way. Lovely quilting on it.

shez said...

how good that you have finished the flimsy and boy your FMQ is awesome,well done my friend and that fish makes me laugh too it reminds me of a brussel sprout,lol.xx

Sue SA said...

Great quilting, thanks that has given me some ideas for what I was about to start!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful quilting Fiona

Elyte said...

The quilting breathes life into the block. I will look lovely hanging on the wall.

Sheila said...

Your friend will be amazed at what you have done with her project , your quilting looks amazing !! Cute stitchery too Fiona . hugs Sheila

Chrissie said...

You are so clever with your quilting, lovely little stitchery too.

Jeanette said...

lovely quilting on your hanging. It looks great. Love you stitchery. Hugs,xx

Too many eggs said...

Looks great I love your quilting, wish you could teach me

Farm Gate Creations said...

Great quilting, I'm sure that our friend is sorry that she parted with that wall hanging now.Such a cute little fishy!

Chantal said...

Wow! Thank goodness it's a little quilt otherwise it would have taken forever to do all that work in a big quilt! Great job. Just LOOOOVE it. Love the fish too hee! hee! :D

Deb R said...

Gorgeous quilting, and a cute fishy!!!

Janet said...

Your quilting is looking good! Cute fish.

Lin said...

What a lovely hanging Fiona - your quilting is amazing. xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Fantastic quilting Fiona...what a great job you have done!

Susan said...

I wonder if your friend is now wondering why she gave it away...it looks so gorgeous.

Ondrea said...

Great quilting. I can't seem to do machine quilting. Well done.

Karen said...

This is a great way to work on your FMQ. I love the shapes you are creating. And the bonus is you have a lovely wall hanging at the finish.
Gorgeous work on Scandinavian rose. I have just worked on a booth next to Rosalie and I had a lovely time looking at all her work.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Lucky you that your friend didn't want her quilt top...your quilting is so good...

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