Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hello Hello....


This last week I have actually been quite busy with some quilting for others and as such I have not done much of my own sewing... however I wasn't going to pass on Tuesday block sewing with the girls - we got through a record number of sampler blocks in one day ...

(These are all 6" blocks based on Sylvia's Bridal Sampler by Jennifer Chiaverini)

 Homework had been the handwork for the handles  for these tiny little baskets...

Stamp Baskets (32 pieces)

Here we are sewing at my place.... Christine is hard at work on the sewing machine and Lyn is hard at work at the ironing board....


I did this one Foundation Paper Pieced but the others worked it out normal piecing...

Album 1 (23 pieces)

Foundation Paper piecing for that crown part and then stitching with curves...

New York Beauty (18 pieces)

 We changed the name for this one... in the book it is called Contrary Wife but I don't believe there is such a thing in our world....

Domestic Goddess (13 pieces)

This one seems to have so many different secondary patterns...

Friendship Quilt (21 pieces)

I got myself quite confused cutting these pieces, some have to be one way and then the other.....  and a little bit of homework handsewing for the stalk done beforehand....

Autumn Leaf (19 pieces)

So a record breaking 6 blocks and 126 pieces added to the count - here they are all together


Handwork homework is the applique for Lancaster Rose... I am doing mine blanket stitch with a single thread.... 



 As I mentioned I have had quite a few 'customer' quilts this week which is wonderful.... I love being asked to play with other people's quilts (though I will always be nervous doing it I think)

 I am ridiculously pleased with my cards I designed and had printed.. the background is some of my miniature quilting ... it feels so 'official'.....



This week is FNSI with Wendy.... sign up's are HERE.  I will be with other stitchers and keep going with some stitcheries....

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Oh ... and we got a contract on our house (still conditional) ... which means we better find somewhere to live.... so this next week will be crazy busy....  not much sewing but I'm not leaving out Tuesdays and Friday nights... 

Righto, Gotto Go... realestate.com needs to be searched .....

33 comments:

  1. oh thats wonderful news my friend about your house,i hope it all goes smoothly for you both. I so love watching your blocks grow these ones are amazing. Wow i can see why you are so happy with your business cards they are amazing,i hope you have a wonderful day my friend xx

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  2. Ohh congrats with being official! !!! Yes find a new house with a big sewing roomx

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  3. Hello Fiona,

    Love the blocks you did this week, especially that you count each piece. Congratulations on the sale of your home, fingers crossed it all goes through. Happy house hunting.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  4. Fiona,

    Forgot to mention, the business cards are amazing.

    Happy days.
    Bev C

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  5. Wow......you will be busy house hunting now! Lots of tiny pieces in your blocks, I could add them all up but that would hurt my brain so I will let you do it. Love the business card, you are doing really well with your own business!

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  6. Beautiful blocks. Love the business cards. Wonderful news about your house.Hugs, xx

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  7. Great business cards...and good luck with home hunting. Xxx

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  8. Your blocks are coming along nicely, Fiona. Love the new business cards. Happy house hunting! xx

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  9. Your blocks are amazing! Your new business cards....very clever! I think you are so brave to FMQ customer quilts on a domestic! Mine are still labeled as 'learning quilts'. Even if I was good enough to to quilt for others, I don't think I would. It takes so long to do one quilt! I'd miss the time sewing for myself! Good luck and have fun with it! XO

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  10. So,much is happening...love your cards....happy house hunting.....your blocks are awesome 💖💖

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  11. Fantastic blocks! Good luck on finding a place to live. We have so much 'stuff' in our house, I couldn't bear the thought of moving it all.

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  12. Beautiful blocks.......... What fabulous cards......good luck house hunting.....

    Sew sad I won't be with you for FNSI......

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  13. Gorgeous blocks...love your cards...and congrats on the sale of the house...now the fun begins....

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  14. Your little blocks are lovely. Cute little card makes it quite official, congratulations.

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  15. Yay sold your house...lot's of houses around here for sale..you might need to buy some thermals but. Your blocks are stunning and at the rate you are going you will be quilting your own very soon. Your business cards are very fancy...xx

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  16. Happy news on the house! Yes, "Domestic Goddess" is much better! Such wonderful progress and, of course, you would foundation piece! It is who you are!!!!! Seriously though, with such small blocks, accuracy is difficult and distortion is always lurking so foundation piecing really is the answer!!!! Happy FNSI and all your other "life" tasks!!!! Hugs.................

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  17. well done on your blocks they look amazing!
    congratulations on taking the official plunge, your cards looks great.
    happy house news! not looking in the melbourne area are you?

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  18. Am loving these blocks Fiona. The basket one is especially a favourite. Love your labels

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  19. Busy little beaver you girls were... like your new name ''domestic goddess"...How exciting and scary selling and buying xxx

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  20. Forgot to say "love your cards" xxx

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  21. Love your little basket blocks, so cute! Good luck with the house hunting, not sure which is harder...buying or selling! Oh then there is the packing! Sorry thats not very encouraging is it.....hmm may the real estate gods be on your side and the moving fairies living at the bottom of your garden!

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  22. I love her books and have all of the ones about the quilting group...I think the first one is what got me started quilting when I went out and bought material to make my own sampler....
    I didn't know you were moving. Are you going to a smaller place?
    Mama Bear

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  23. Dear Fiona,
    still in love with your Sylvia's Bridal Sampler blocks, wonderful sewing, and all these beautiful fabrics.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  24. Gosh busy on so many fronts - great news about your house - I'll keep my fingers crossed for you with that, and finding a new place...also great to hear you are getting plenty of quilting in, I'm sure you will have many happy clients :-) Your Sylvia's Sampler blocks are looking good too, so many pieces and variety of techniques.,,, hehe about the contrary wife block - love its new name!!

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  25. AWESOME! I love all those blocks and the fabrics are gorgeous. You gave been very busy. Good luck with the house hunting

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  26. Yipes I did 6 blocks in 6 weeks! Yours look fantastic Fiona! Congratulations on your sale...how exciting!

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  27. Wow Fiona, the latest blocks are looking gorgeous, you & the girls are making great progress with them!
    Well done on getting some fab customer work, no doubt they'll be so pleased with your standards, & the business cards are perfect!
    Good luck with the move - better you than me, Ha Ha

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  28. You are doing so well with the blocks!! Love to see the finished ones!! Congrats on the house! Love how you have renamed that one block!! Good luck with the house hunting!

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  29. Congratulations Fiona, hope you find somewhere that suits very soon. Love your renamed block!

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  30. Lovely blocks, I do like those small baskets.

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  31. More lovely blocks Fiona and I definitely agree that Domestic Goddess is a much better name! Love the business cards and congrats on getting the contract - hope all goes through. xx

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  32. My friends would have to hold my feet to the fire to do some of those blocks, girl - they are spectacular, but I would go mad from the teensyness! I love love love your new cards, look at you go, congratulations - you do AMAZING quilting and I'm so glad to see you going great guns with it.

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  33. Beautiful sampler blocks, that's a lot of little pieces!! All the best with the house hunting :)

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