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:

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

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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 :-)

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

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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

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  9. 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!!!

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

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

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

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

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  14. 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 .

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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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???

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  18. What a beautiful quilt to work your magic on :)

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  19. More lovely quilting. Lovely pic of the birthday boy.

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  20. 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.

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

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  22. Gorgeous quilting Fiona. You do a beautiful job

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  23. 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....

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

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  25. Nice work on the quilt Fiona. xx

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  26. 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

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  27. 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

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  28. 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.........

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  29. 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. :)

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  30. 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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