Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lucky me....

lucky for me ... the cold has come and I am ready....


I was given a bundle of flannelette scraps, mostly they were 10" by 5" scraps and I bought some matching for the backing.... I was amazed how far they went... 2 adult size scarves and a little one... for little visitors...

 

lucky for me... the postie came by



with a surprise bundle from Melody.... lots of pretty fabrics with beads and sequins... and a big bag of buttons.... isnt it fun getting something to play with.... thanks Mel...xx

.. and lucky for me when it is cold it's lovely to quilt....


... this is how I like to plan and think about how I am going to quilt... I roughly draw it out... in this case I stitched in the ditch around all the triangles to secure it all and then went diagonally across the triangles sewing the mid lines first and then feathes to fill in the spaces


My evening handwork is some Christmas stitcheries..... hopefully by december this will be a swag of stars!


Righto, Gotto Go.... I love winter.... slow cooker meals, soups, flannel pj's and ugg boots.... what's your favourite thing about winter???

29 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely mail for you. Your quilt looks beautiful. Stay cosy xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous mail from our lovely Mel and what a great idea with the scarves,I so love your FMQ Fiona you designs are wonderful,I love sitting by the wood fire quilt on my knees and stitching,hope you have a lovely evening my friend.xx

Sue said...

It's certainly scarf weather here too. I love your quilting plans too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

love your scarves...how wonderdul of Mel to share....your FMQ is amazing...

Jeanette said...

Fabulous mail. Love the scarves. Hugs, xx

KaHolly said...

Your scarves are delightful. Glad you're ready for the cold. I appreciate that you showed how you plan your quilting. I'm new at FMQ and need all the tips I can get!! You sure got some fun mail! The only thing I like about winter is the opportunity to escape the cold and spend time with my daughter!

marina said...

love the scarves...
your quilting is wonderful. I think you have done a perfect job of your feathering. gorgeous!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Ooh fabulous triangle feathers!! What a lovely parcel from Mel. I bet those flannel scarves are perfectly warm and cosy. I love winter for its slow cooked meals, and I get to wear my pink ugg boots :)

KERYN B said...

Don't you just love a surprise in the mail I could look at your quilting all day it really is amazing.

Jennifer said...

Very cosy scarves......and aren't those pieces from Mel so pretty! Winter, well, let me see......bare trees and changing leaves and warm food will do me.

Susan said...

It's definitely scarf weather! I love winter, perfect for brisk walks and lots of quilting. Great to see your design process for your beautiful quilting.

Susan said...

My favourite thing about winter??? comfortable temperatures and that occasionally I can wear more than one layer..even a scarf maybe...
Making a good start on Christmas - half way there already . . .

Noela said...

I so love your feathers Fiona. hugs.....

Sheila said...

Nice cosy scarves and some wonderful mail from Melody . What lovely feathers , your quilting is great . What I love about winter right now is it is over ;-)

Mistea said...

Wearing winter woollies, is my favourite. Now if someone could just direct winter this way I could rug up!
Love those scarves.

Karen said...

You sure do have Winter well and truly sorted out! So many wonderful projects to keep you busy and warm.
Love seeing the way you work out your quilting.
I must agree with you about slow cooker meals and warm, hearty soups. And I am wearing my ugg boots now.
I really enjoy coming home to a warm house.

Sandi said...

Love your quilting...my favourite thing about winter would be - its lovely getting all those extra cuddles to keep warm....

Christine M said...

What a clever way to use up those flannelette scraps. Enjoy your goodies from Mel. Gorgeous quilting too.

Chantal said...

Love your FMQ design. It's gorgeous! Lovely scarfs too. I should try that once. What I love most about winter is the slower pace; I have time to cook, to sew, to quilt and to enjoy it all. Stay warm.

Sue B said...

your feather quilting is superb, love it.

Jane Galley said...

What fabulous scarves, and as always, beautiful quilting

Wendy said...

lovely scarves! Out of interested - what is cold for you? What kind of temperature?
and what do I like about Winter? Snow (which we rarely get) and christmas. That's it.

debbie said...

Lovely quilting as always. I spent my day rugged up (hoping nobody came to the door) LOL and doing lots of prep for my next quilt. I've only just put the crock pot away, but it will be out again tomorrow for some veggie soup using some of the fresh stuff I gathered from my garden today mmm...xx debbie

Lin said...

Your scarves are great and interesting to see how you plan your feathers. The best thing about winter? - more time to sew of course! xx

Anonymous said...

Love the feather triangles!!!!! With winter a distant memory and any type of dry summer day yet to happen, quilting is the past-time of choice here, too!!!! Your scarves are not only practical and stash busters they are most stylish!!! Cozily yours and with hugs..........................

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great scarf Fiona! Your quilting is just perfect! I have finished mine and it will become my OPAM for June...just ditched it as that is all I can do at the moment! Will have to learn FMQ one of these days!

Chookyblue...... said...

you might need that scarf the next few days........you are doing so well with he quilting........

Sue SA said...

Your quilting is fantastic, love the triangles. Definitely enjoy listening to the rain on the roof, sitting by the heater stitching and hot casseroles, winter puddings and flannel PJ's!

Susie said...

Gee so productive. The triangle quilt is gorgeous. Wish I could FMQ like that.

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