Saturday, July 5, 2014

FNWF ... July

Thank you so much Cheryll for hosting FNWF last night.....

A cold damp day over this way yesterday ... perfect for stitching with friends and I was lucky enough to be spending the morning over at The Quilters Angel with a couple of friends... including Kris ... a great time to catch up .. and maybe a touch of retail therapy????

I handed over this lovely quilt top I made for them...


It's called Mystical Mountains and is the exact fabrics in the pattern.... they are just gorgeous in quality and design... I thought it was like jewels .... you can see it laying on my queen size bed that it is a great size too.....  kits are soon to be available at The Quilters Angel...


... are you a kit person or a make up your own person?  I'm a bit of both....

I continued working on my Christmas Stitcheries for my star swag and carried on with them in the evening.... there's a lot of stitching in these little pretties....


I found just the right fabric to make the background stars.. the backing will be the green which will just show on the edges of the stars....


... this collection called "Hello World" just grabbed my heart and squeezed it.... and then jumped into my bag.... just like that.... 


I simply adore the quirkiness of the designs and the mix of colours... just large squares for this quilt... 

(so much for only buying fabric to finish off projects)

On the machine this week I have been doing some applique... I rather like this bright pink and chocolate brown mix..


Righto, Gotto Go.... there is left over cake from yesterday.... time for a cuppa.... the sun has come out and it's a stunning day ....

42 comments:

Narelle said...

Gotta love fabric that can jump :o)
Happy weekend sewing xx

Marilyn said...

Stunning quilt top. I love your star swag stitcheries, and such a good background fabric.

Jeanette said...

Got to watch that jumping fabric. Have had a bit of that going on here. :). Love the quilt & your stitchery. Hugs, xx

Melody said...

I bet they were thrilled with the quilt. It looks wonderful. Your Christmas swag is going to be divine.

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful quilt and wonderful projects that you are working on.

Debbie

kiwikid said...

Oh jumping fabric is a danger isn't it??? Love the quilt top you made - beautiful fabric. Stitchery is beautiful!

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

So many great projects you're working on. Enjoy your cake x

Maria said...

Fabulous huge quilt top.. I usually use my own fabrics but like to use kits as well.
Your Christmas stitchery is coming along beautifully.

Michelle Ridgway said...

That fabric is tricky stuff! The quilt you made is beautiful. Lovely stitcheries too.

Jennifer said...

Sometimes I find fabric in my bag when I get home and have no idea whatsoever how it came to be there! Mystical Mountains is rather gorgeous, what is the fabric range?

barb's creations said...

MMmmmm I have fabric like that too that just jumps right into my bag while I'm not looking. Love the quilts and Christmas stitcheries you got quite a bit done :) Barb.

rozhearts said...

Fiona, that quilt top is just amazing and really looks like jewels sparkling. The stitcheries are lovely and I like the fabric you have chosen to frame them.
HUGS. Roz.

Leanne said...

That quilt is stunning, well done.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Love that quilt Fiona....especially the border fabric! Love jumping fabric too!

Simone Harding said...

A beautiful quilt. I love making quilts in the original fabrics. Sometimes choosing the fabric is fun too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

A bit of both I think...I love your quilt and stitching...

Noela said...

Lovely projects Fiona and a girl has to do retail therapy when she can.
Hugs.....

Susan said...

Your swag is going to look gorgeous.
Not much of a kit person at all - only done one I think - and I changed the border fabric! Picking the colours / fabric is the fun part!

Anonymous said...

That is one gorgeous quilt!!!! Your next projects are moving along nicely!!! Funny how those beauties just hop up at you, hmmmmmmm??? LOL!

Helen said...

Beautiful quilt,!!!! The sway is going to look great :)

KERYN B said...

Oh my Fiona that quilt top is just stunning boy you are clever. Get a move on with those stitcheries will you I am excited to see them finished.

Rachaeldaisy said...

That quilt top is so beautiful. You're right when you say it looks like jewels.

marina said...

fantastic top! I thought it looks like and argyle pattern?
lovely stitching progress on your swag and the fabrics for the backgrounds look perfect.
very pretty new stash, can't wait to see what they will become.

Farm Gate Creations said...

Jumping fabric seems to be like a virus to quilters as colds are to people....As a quilter I must admit that is one I don't mind catching.
As for that quilt top....just stunning!

Cheryll said...

Fabric jumped into my bag this weekend too...must be something going around...lol
Lovely enjoyable post Fiona!

Cath said...

Lots of lovliness coming out of your place Fiona. I am intrigued by the Christmas Swag....can't wait to see that finished.

Karen said...

Lovely work on the quilt you made. The fabrics do look gorgeous.
And it looks like you have the Christmas swag well organised.
I can definitely see why that new fabric tempted you - Hello World. It is wonderful. Will have to watch for that one.

Lin said...

Love that mountain quilt - the black on the edge really makes it sing. xx

Christine M said...

Your quilt is amazing, Fiona!

Christine said...

Such a beautiful quilt. The Quilters Angel are so lucky to have you. :)

Terry said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the little stitcheries! :0)

Chantal said...

Stunning quilt Fiona. WOW! Love your stitchery too. I am not a kit person; I much prefer to get inspired by other people's work and then add/remove something to make it personal.

Mistea said...

Love the gorgeous colours in the quilt.
Cheeky birds... can't wait to see what they become.

Anonymous said...

wow and double wow Fiona this quilt top is gorgeous i love the fabrics and also your stitching is beautiful,h those fabrics you bought are lovely hmm so funny that they wanted to come home with you,lol,enjoy them my friend.xx

Anthea said...

Fiona you've done a stunning job of the quilt top, such a lot of sewing in it...
Glad I'm not the only one that gets assailed by jumping fabric... funny how that only happens after a 'no buy' commitment is made, ha!!

Josie said...

Wow! That quilt top is fabulous. Love triangle in triangle blocks and they are so perfect. Fabric is gorgeous too. Your Christmas stitching is perfect too... great complimentary fabrics. Your new fabric is giving my heart a little hug too.... I must resist :o) Hugs...xxx

Barb said...

Your quilt top is just awesome!!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

LOOOOOOOOOVE that quilt top!

Jane Galley said...

That quilt top is amazing!

Janet said...

The stitcheries are so pretty. And wow! Beautiful quilt. Isn't it amazing how that inanimate fabric manages to overcome our will power!

Charlie and Wendy said...

The quilt is amazing Fiona, beautiful fabrics. Lovely Christmas stitcheries too. xx

KaHolly said...

When I saw the first picture, I thought that it was lovely, but too busy for me. Then I scrolled down to the second picture of it spread out on your bed, and fell in love!! Cute little embroideries! I just finished the piece I was working on. Time to set up a new stitchery project!

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