Friday, July 25, 2014

..... and where has the week gone?...

Is the time flying for everyone?????  I kinda feel shocked that it is already Friday....  

I have done all my stars for the swag......  


The mess in the middle is a bundle of gold ribbons and red bells to tie it all together to make a swag... I will need to be in the right mood for fiddly diddly.....

If there is ever any need to prove that I made these I have left some DNA on this one..... it will be a story for the great grandchildren....


I had space for two more circles on the linen I used (thanks Christine for the lovely linen) so I traced out birdies from Gail Pans free design a couple of years ago.... that can be found HERE


The birdie design would be perfect for trying out Shez's clever way of making decorations.... she has a tutorial HERE on how she does them....

there has been quite a few requests about the pattern ... it is by Nikki Tervo and the pattern can be found HERE .  The pattern is just for "Christmas"... a friend helped with adapting some of the letters to make "Merry".

In March I attended Girls Stitch In at The Quilters Angel and this was one of the patterns we got in our goodie bags... just gorgeous..... I am looking forward to Stitchers Dream Day Out in September - there is quite a few bloggers booked to go so I think more than one naughty table?????

I quilted a whole cloth quilt over the week....


.... just a small one.....


..recently I did a trade for some wool felt (old blankets) and received a wonderful selection of neutrals..... thank you ladies... I love them all (though there are a few of you who can't count one fat quarter!!) 


It did mean that I had no guilt chopping up some of the smaller pieces of neutrals from the scrap box, and I made up this bundle of HST's for my scrappy quilt.....

.. do you recognise that pumpkin fabric Marina... I think this is the last of it....


Righto, Gotto Go.. there are sitll more of those HST's that need the edges trimmed..... squares to crochet, some borders to sew on a quilt top and a stitchery to finish off..... 

I think I will start with some chocolate....

.... love these stars...



35 comments:

Cheryll said...

OOOh they are gorgeous Fiona. LoVe them to bits...
And your wholecloth quilting looks perfect you clever girl you! :)

Jennifer said...

Fiona, sometimes it feels as though my life is flashing by while I sit and watch - so I understand if you can't account for all of your week!

Some gorgeous quilting to see today.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona i love your star swag its awesome and boy i just love your FMQ you just keep getting better and better,have a fun weekend my friend and enjoy your chocolate.xx

Chrissie said...

Love the star swag, must follow your links and have a browse, thanks. Your whole cloth is amazing and here's me worrying about straight line quilting!! Enjoy the chocolate and your weekend xcx

Maria said...

Your stitchery Christmas is gorgeous..
Clever girl doing that beautiful whole cloth quilting...
Have fun with your HSTs..

Grammasheri said...

Your week flashed by because you were so busy! Look at all you accomplished...beautiful things!

Raewyn said...

Your bsnner is gorgeous!! And I do love your wholecloth - beautiful work :-)

Susan said...

I love your stars too, the banner will look great a t Christmas. Yes, time is flying for me too....and no brakes. Your wholecloth is amazing, great texture, and so small.

Lyn said...

I'm thinking the same as you..one weekend finishes and then the next one pops up and I wonder what has happened to the week..such gorgeous quilting .. and a lovely bundle of fabrics

Jeanette said...

The swag looks fabulous. Hugs,xx

Mistea said...

I'd say you've accomplished a few things this week, even if you feel like it went quickly.
Those stars are gorgeous and your mini is amazing.
Can't wait to see more of the hst's.

marina said...

Love those stars they are fantstic!!
your mini whole cloth is gorgeous you are too clever.
Oh no that pumpkin fabric is still floating around at your place?
a lovely pile of triangles.
Make sure you book your place on the naughty table that's where the fun is at! Not that I would know....

barb's creations said...

Love the Christmas stars, don't forget a pic when they're hung up for Chrissy. Your whole cloth square is just gorgeous! Now whatever can you mean by the naughty table LOL???? Enjoy the rest of your weekend :) Barb.

Sue SA said...

Your banner (and stitching) is divine, but the whole cloth is simply stunning, your FMQ is very very impressive!

retdairyqueen said...

Iam truly in awe of your beautiful quilting
The stars are great too
Well done Clever girl

Sheila said...

Wonderful stars and your whole cloth quilt is gorgeous
! Hugs Sheila

Chantal said...

Oh yes, you need some chocolate after all that work. Wow your quilting on the whole cloth is amazing. I love it. Great work!

WoolenSails said...

I love how those came out, would love to do something like that. I did the birdies from the freebie but just plain circles. Your quilting is gorgeous, I really need to sit down and start working on my tops and not worry if I make a mess;)

Debbie

Marilyn said...

Those stars are so beautiful, Fiona. Will be waiting to see it after the fiddly diddly part is done. Your whole cloth quilting is amazing - you do that so well. Sounds like you have your weekend planned.
Hugs xx

Janet said...

All kinds of beautiful work! The Christmas banner will be wonderful. Are you hanging it for Christmas in July?

Susan said...

All this loveliness - I'm speechless

Jane Galley said...

It's been a bit manic here this week too. You've managed to get quite a lot packed too. Love the quilted piece, stunning

Lin said...

Lovely stars and I love your wholecloth. Yes, I know, Saturday has come around again! Bit damp and mis here this morning, should warm up this afternoon tho. xx

KERYN B said...

Fiona your stars are just beautiful you have done a great job - that quilting is to beautiful for words..

KERYN B said...

Fiona your stars are just beautiful you have done a great job - that quilting is to beautiful for words..

Elyte said...

The swag will look fabulous and I like the addition of the Gail Pan birds. Beautiful work on that little whole cloth.

KaHolly said...

Wow, Fiona, your stars are going to look so fantastic when sewn together with that pretty ribbon! Gail Pan's birds came out pretty cute, too. Her patterns are always so much fun. Love your whole cloth quilt! Your stitching is so perfect!

Helen said...

Your stars are gorgeous!! And I do love your wholecloth,beautiful work !!!

Narelle said...

When you find out where the week went, can you let me know :o)
Loving your stars and your beautiful quilting.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Your stars are fabulous...what a beautiful swag you are going to have up for Christmas...your wholecloth is amazing, love it...

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your swag is going to be beautiful once you do some fiddly diddly! Love the mini quilt, amazing quilting. xx

Karen said...

Your swag has involved a lot of work. I am looking forward to seeing it together. And the extra little stars are lovely.
Great quilting. I don't care what size it is - it is stunning. And what was that you said about straight lines?
Lovely bundle of HSTs. Mmmm.
No wonder your week has flown by with all this stitching!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Your quilting is just so lovely Fiona as is your swag! I was never any good at maths anyway LOL! I ask where is he year going??!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

gorgeous swap.....you are just so talented...

Cheryl said...

Love those stars too Fiona and you are such a beautiful quilter. Have fun playing with those HST

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