Saturday, May 16, 2015

Quilting and stitching....

This Friday was FNSI hosted by our gracious host Wendy

I had a day and a night and a bit into the Northern Hemisphere Friday... it's such fun having international friends that need company whilst sewing....

So... I have been getting up to all sorts of mischief.....

Chookyblue has a friend looking out for quilts to give to people in her town that were affected by sudden floods this year....

I didn't feel I had time to do up a whole quilt but I offerred to quilt one

Look at the beauty Chooky sent me to play with...

I love the mix of rich colours and the layout for the disappearing nine patch blocks


... this is my quilting plan...


.. and here is a block with the quilting done


the ends have lots of squares so I 'orange peeled' them all


... and did wiggly lines in the border


...it's a man quilt so I resisted doing feathers!!! ...


got to trim and bind so will show you the whole thing when that is done....

... for my real time Friday night I handstitched the green on these....


today is Mr 6's birthday... he is widget who gets to come over here quite often.. the only of my 7 grandies who lives nearby so he has to put up with a lot from me

I love this mischievous look on his latest school photo ....


I left wrapping his parcels late... so he has to make do with some Christmas wrapping paper


I doubt he will notice....

Righto, Gotto Go... I have a birthday lunch to attend....

30 comments:

Jeanette said...

Beautiful quilting Fiona. Your stitcheries look lovely. Happy Birthday Mr 6. Hugs, xx

Yvonne W said...

The quilt is gorgeous. Happy birthday to your Mr 6 year old. Good idea to sometimes join in with the Northern hemisphere group-- gives us flexibility.

Raewyn said...

Neat to see the quilt you are working on Fiona . Happy Birthday to Mr 6 or is it Mr 7 now, he does look like a mischievious chap :-)

Käthe said...

Ein wunderschöner Quilt ! Traumhafte Stoffe.
Herzliche Glückwünsche zum Geburtstag an den jungen Mann 1
Liebe Grüße
Käthe

marina said...

great quilting and some progress on your stitcheries too.
what a cheeky grin.. he is looking quite a big school boy!

Karen S said...

Lovely idea to help out by doing the quilting. Love the plan you used for quilting it, too.
You definitely have to make the most of the grandies living nearby. I am sure he enjoys it! Hope he had a great birthday.

KERYN B said...

The quilting is just beautiful - lovely of you to contribute to the quilt. What a handsome young man and yep you can see the sparkle in those eyes..hope is day was wonderful.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Fiona,
the quilts look beautiful and will make someone really happy.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Allie said...

That quilt is just beautiful and I LOVE your quilting on it!! Someone will be very happy to receive that. Your stitching is looking good, and that widget of yours is too handsome for his own good - he's going to be a heartbreaker, lol!!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great job on the special quilt. What a handsome boy widget is and yes he does have a twinkle in his eye x

Jennifer said...

Love that quilting design......it suits the quilt so well! Birthday wishes to the widget, I hope he had a good day.

Barb said...

What a cutie....love the orange peel quilting...I will have to remember that...thanks!

Anthea said...

Great work on the quilting Fiona... & yes Widget does have a slightly cheeky look about him, must get it from his Grandmother!

Sheila said...

You are doing a marvellous job on the quilting Fiona ! Love the stitcheries too . Your grandson is a handsome young man and that is a really nice photo , hope he had a nice birthday .

Deb R said...

Such beautiful quilting Fiona...I love this pic of your grandson, as you say a cheeky smile!

Cheryll said...

That's so nice of you Fiona...to help out a family in need. Great quilting too.
Lovely pic of your GS as well...& I'm sure he LoVes to visit you! xox

kiwikid said...

Chooky made a wonderful quilt and your quilting will make it sensational!! Your stitcheries are lovely...love the photo of your grandson...wonder what he is thinking about???

Jane Galley said...

What a beautiful quilt to work your magic on :)

Ondrea said...

More lovely quilting. Lovely pic of the birthday boy.

Anita said...

Oh Fiona Mr 6 is too cute looking!!!! Mischief seems to be a thread that runs
through your family perhaps. lol.....just going on what you're like. lol Love the
quilt work, gorgeous.
Cheers and giggles, Anita.

Janice said...

Love the way you have quilted Chooky's quilt. It will be gratefully received.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous quilting Fiona. You do a beautiful job

Maria said...

great quilting for a blokes quilt....
Your GS does have a cheeky grin. I am sure he didnt notice the Christmas paper just wanted to see what was inside....

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely quilting Fiona on that gorgeous quilt! I too doubt that Widget would notice the paper too much!

Lin said...

Nice work on the quilt Fiona. xx

Wendy said...

Hi Fiona, I have just had a lovely time catching up on your blog, so many wonderful projects! Your stitching and quilting is just beautiful. Hope you had a great birthday lunch with Widget :) hugs Wendy

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona,wow this quilt is looking amazing,and how cute are your lovely stitchery's and happy birthday to your very handsome young man,yep he won't notice the wrapping paper,lol.xx

Chookyblue...... said...

Wow Fiona you have done such an awesome job on the quilt...............it looks amazing................thanks so much for contributing to the quilt...........such a good cause.........

Janet said...

How good of you to take on quilting that quilt and you are doing a marvellous job. Love your little stitchery and the cool green colour you chose. Happy birthday to the widget too. :)

Love Bears All Things said...

Hello Fiona, I love the quilting you did on this quilt...it is so pretty, the colors and all.
Mama Bear

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