Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Progress

Another 4 blocks for Sylvia's Bridal Sampler done this week - 

Sawtooth Star, Silver and Gold, Sister's Choice, Square and Star

... I've also been doing a bit of sashing - there is lots to do as I'm going around each side and then trimming back to sort out the fact that my blocks are not all the same size!  I've done these 20 so far (they are not joined yet)


Loving the look of it... exciting... 

The centre of In My Garden is completed now - those hexagons took me a while and then were appliqued on with the little oval stitcheries.... looking very sweet I think,,,,,


the next step is cutting more fabric to go around the edge with these other stitcheries...


... meanwhile I have another hand sewing project on the go - I want an eye mask to use at a sewing retreat I am going to in a couple of weeks ...  


Our little Australian native bees are very sweet and little, don't sting and I think it's a compliment that they come into my garden.  The garlic chives in my herb planter have gone to flower and the bees have been collecting pollen like mad.... I hope you can see them here - looks like they have big boots on -


Righto, Gotto Go ...... border fabrics to choose and cut.....

22 comments:

  1. Your blocks are beautiful and i love your In my garden quilt... such gorgeous projects Fiona.

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  2. Sylvia's Bridal Sampler is coming along beautifully......how many more blocks to go? The garden quilt is lovely too....most Aussie bees are more interested in pollination than in making honey, it seems.

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  3. Hi Fiona,boy i am loving watching these blocks multiply,they look fantastic and oh how cute is you garden quilt,well done my friend and i am also loving that the bees are at your place,we have planted alot of lavender to attact bees to our fruit trees,enjoy your day Fiona xx

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  4. It's looking wonderful! Love your garden quilt as well. Native bees are so special x

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  5. Love how your blocks look. Very good idea to start on the sashing now, otherwise it's very boring sewing at the end.

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  6. I love your garden quilt Fiona, whose pattern is it? I may need to look out for it :) xxx

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  7. I luv luv luv the little oval stitcheries!!! That is a totally quaint enticing piece!

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  8. Your Slyia's Bridal blocks are coming together beautifully sew is the "In My Garden " quilt...
    WOW that is a busy little bush bee..

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  9. boy of boy your sampler is coming along... makes me think I should be getting my book out and get a start on it too! in stitches

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  10. Lovely blocks and indeed your quilt too. You achieve so many projects xcx

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  11. Your blocks look beautiful together, really makes me want to get in the sewing room and start on something for my bed.

    Debbie

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  12. Sylvia is looking wonderful. Love your In My Garden. Hugs,xx

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  13. Love your sampler blocks, they are looking good...but how many more to do?

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  14. Your blocks are amazing...the sashing is a great idea to even them up.
    Beautiful progress on your Natalie bird top. Those bees are definitely working hard!

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  15. How special to have those native bees come and visit! Your Sylvia blocks look wonderful, you have inspired me to get back to mine...they look wonderful with the sashings you have done Fiona. Your Garden quilt is looking great too...lots happening in your sewing room.

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  16. The sampler blocks are looking wonderful together. You seem to be zooming along with them.
    Lovely progress on the garden blocks, too. After making all the components it is great to see it being sewn together.

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  17. You have been busy, the sampler quilt is coming together beautifully. I love watching bees, looks like they've had a good shopping day

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  18. Great picture of the bees - we love bees. More beautiful blocks and In My Garden is looking gorgeous. xx

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  19. Your progress is amazing. Sometimes I see so much pollen collected on the hind legs of a bee, I don't understand how it can still fly! XO

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  20. Love your blocks great idea with the sashing. Bees are so special,lovely garden.

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  21. It all looks so good Fiona.....loving How Sylvia's quilt is coming on! Couldn't see those boots lol

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  22. WOW you've been super busy, love how your quilt has turned out and yes brown binding will frame it beautifully. MMmm the splendid sampler I almost started this SAL and seeing your blocks makes me wish I'd done it as well love them! :) Barb.

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