Friday, October 31, 2014

Progress on the Bluebirds.....

All the blue bird blocks have been quilted and the marks sprayed off


I do like looking at what it looks like from the back.... 


In the evenings I have been plodding along with this pretty table runner (pattern kindly donated by Susan)  ... I think it's going to be a lovely runner...


... so today is hot again .... still.... I don't like to complain about the weather, I choose to live in Queensland.... so to be positive.. it is very nice to sit near the aircon and sew....

I have got out my curved perspex rulers and working lines in the triangles... (and making new marks of course!!)


... and then playing with feathers in the spaces....


My latest handstitching is some needleturn applique (pattern donated by Marina


Haven't done needleturn for a while and I was a bit ham fisted to start with... going along nice and smoothly now... but they are little pieces....

Righto, Gotto Go... back to the bluebirds....  hope you all have a wonderful weekend




31 comments:

Terry said...

Your quilting is beautiful! :0)

CathyC said...

as always, your work is beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you tackle the quilting - I am yet to try this style of quilting, I usually just stick to straight lines LOL

WoolenSails said...

That looks stunning with the blue, you have really been busy with your projects.

Debbie

Dawn said...

The bluebird quilt is a lovely pattern and the colors are just beautiful. Do you quilt on a longarm machine or your normal sewing maching. Its beautiful whatever you are using. Love the table runner too, just in time for Christmas.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love the bluebirds quilt....the blue borders really sets it off. Your quilting just lifts it to another level altogether!!! Looks like you are back in the needle turn groove x

marina said...

great job with your quilting Fiona!
I like your table runner stitching too.
I think you are going to do a great job of that pattern I sent you. It is going to look wonderful in needleturn applique.
We had 31 degrees today. Had to go into the city for an appointment. hot stuff.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona,gee i really love this quilt it is looking awesome,you are so clever my friend.xx

Jane Galley said...

Oh Fiona, that quilting is a delight. and love the appique

Karen S said...

Lovely quilting with the bluebirds. The patterns are looking lovely around the birds. I agree -- looking at the back really gives you a good idea of the pattern.
Good luck with your stitching.

KERYN B said...

The back is just as beautiful as the front - amazing quilting.. Love the stitchery I bet one of your buddies in FHFS would love that.....

Susan said...

Wi love looking at the back of quilting too, and yours is amazing. I can't believe you have done the christmas stitchery already, very speedy. I would stay by the aircon if I were you, it is hot here as well. Let's just skip over summer!

Elyte said...

Your quilting looks fabulous and very professional. Your blogging friends have been keeping you very busy with lovely projects.

Christine said...

Beautiful quilting, it really makes the embroidered squares special.

Noela said...

Your quilting is outstanding Fiona. Love your bluebird blocks. Hugs.....

Cheryl said...

Your little bluebirds are so gorgeous Fiona. And your xmas runner is going to be lovely when finished. Do love redwork. I havn't done much needleturn but it is quite addictive one you start

Sheila said...

Your bluebird quilt is stunning and I also love the redwork runner to be . I learned a new word here today "ham fisted" I will have to remember that one ;-) Great work as always Fiona . Hugs Sheila

Chrissie said...

Beautiful work, love the bluebirds, have a great weekend xcx

Sue SA said...

Your machine quilting looks amazing as always. I am thinking that your needle turn project (and the lack of paper) is a method I might like to try - did you do a class or use a book for instructions on this method?

Heather S said...

Gorgeous work. Love the blue birds.

Tarnyia said...

Loving your quilting... it is making your bluebirds pop xxx

Jindi's Cottage said...

Bluebirds is absolutely gorgeous, love those blue frames around the blocks...have fun with the stitchery and needleturn...

Cheryll said...

I can hear those blue birds down here...singing in praise of the job you are doing. Beautiful quilt Fiona!

Narelle said...

Wow Fiona ... your quilting is amazing!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Awesome Bubz

Chantal said...

Thanks for sharing an update on the Bluebirds quilt. I love looking at that quilt and it is coming along so beautifully. Lovey little table runner too. Enjoy!

Anthea said...

beautiful quilting there Fiona - love the blue block outlines, shows them off so well!

Lin said...

Beautiful bluebird quilting and your table runner looks great. xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Beautiful quilting there Fiona....just lovely!

Allie said...

Those bluebirds are just amazing, girl, you're doing beautifully!!! I'm afraid I couldn't be anything BUT hamfisted when it comes to needleturn...thank goodness for fusible web...

Charlie and Wendy said...

Oh wow, your bluebird quilt is looking gorgeous! Hugs Wendy

Maria said...

Oh if only I lived closer I would get you to quilt for me....
Love that nice long Christmas stitchery. Wonder where Susan got the pattern ??

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