Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Before and After .....

A couple of great ideas of non-sewing stuff for the sewing room (via comments on my last post) .......
  • Kris keeps some Dental floss... great for closures on softies, buttons and beads.... and I hear the little blade is an acceptable cutting tool if you go on planes and want to stitch!  Of course you can floss your teeth as you stitch if you like????
  • Several people use they Hyflex or gardening gloves similar to mine... seems they are quite popular and cheaper than 'quilting gloves'... 
Oh and Marienne, if you are reading this thank you for your comment and question but you came through as a no-reply and I have no way of getting back to you.... sorry!

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I have done some more of my quilting .... the other side of the curves has lines which has given it balance and I've put the circles in the curved spaces...  I think it gives that finishing touch on the border ...

Before

After

 Before

After

I still want to do a fair bit of quilting around the sashing and filling in some of the blocks


Before

After

Hubz and I got stuck into this bed at the weekend... need to keep going next weekend....

Feeling sorry for myself for my aching limbs after the gardening when this perfect panel arrived from Cheryll


thank you so much... my soul in nurtured!
(I wonder how she knows I dance like that in the flowerbeds?)

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I've been sewing some elephants... baby ones...


... just in case you have forgotten there is a new grandie arriving later this year!

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Righto, Gotto Go...... new project.....



20 comments:

Christine said...

Lovely projects especially the gardening one. You have the perfect amount of quilting for those fabrics I think.

Anonymous said...

I love seeing your FMQ projects and how sweet is Chez,can't wait to see what you do with the panel,gee it looks like a big gardening job for you and Hubby,good luck with it all.xx

Narelle said...

Those baby elephants are just so sweet!
Amazing garden transformation.

Melody said...

You are such a talented quilter. Super cute little elephants too.

Terry said...

Those little elephants are so cute! :0)

Cheryl said...

Lovely panel from Cheryll. Nice to be spoilt and your quilting is amazing as always

Jennifer said...

A new baby elephant is arriving? Well, well - fancy that! Hubz has been busy too, that's good to see.

Maria said...

Great work in your garden and your little elephants are sew cute.

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful quilt and the quilting is beautifully done, love all the designs.

Debbie

Sheila said...

Your quilting is coming along well . Love the panel and gardening is fun but can be hard on the joints . Cute little elephants :-)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilting looks beautiful and the little elephants are very cute!

Anonymous said...

I love the stitching addition! Your final(?) pebble/circles remind me of the quilt I finished last winter. Your border is very similar.....I love it!!!!! You do beautiful "work"!! Hugs.........

Christine M said...

Your quilting is looking great Fiona. Love those little elephants. Have fun in the garden!

Jane Galley said...

Love looking at the quilting from the back, it's looking fabulous. Looks like you have plenty of variety to keep you occupied

Lin said...

Hello Fiona - just been catching with your blogs - what beautiful quilting you have been doing! Love it all and your hand stitch too. xx

marina said...

your quilting is amazing!
Big clean up in the garden too.
love your little elephants, so cute.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

how cute are those elephants....your FMQ is awesome....

DAWNIE said...

Wow, your quilting looks fabulous. You have to be proud of that

Michelle Ridgway said...

Fantastic quilting! Boy I know how that gardening makes for sore bits....very sweet Ellie xxx

Karen said...

It is lovely to see how your quilting is progressing.
And all that gardening - huge amount of work! Well worth it but tiring.
Love those little elephants.

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