Wednesday, November 2, 2016

It's scary....

How fast time is going.....  I am not ready for November but here it is!!!

I am participating in Chookyblue's Secret Santa Swap so having to do some behind the scenes sewing for a gift to go overseas..... 

I'm also in a Friends Having Fun Swap so that also needs organising but it can be posted a little later as it is within Australia.

I do love swaps but this year I have limited myself to these two

This weekend past I made more mess as I prepared another quilt for blanket stitching....


This one is called Wild Things... and is for the brother of the Superhero.....


It is another quilt from Happy Quilts by Toni .....  I love it.... I am going to use glo-in-the-dark thread around the eyes and teeth.... hope it doesn't scare our little Wild thing too much...

This pomegranate bush is flowering at the moment... such lovely bright flowers.  It doesn't get any fruit though (well it didn't last year) but I bought another kind which I hope will fruit for us....  I looooovvvvee pomegranates....



Another spot in the garden I am enjoying is the yellow/lime leaves of this Acer (Maple) with the bold blue/purple of maybe salvia????  Anyway they look splendid together....


I started sewing some Ausi Christmas stitcheries this week - these are from a new set of designs by  Michelle  and don't take too long to stitch up.  I am doing stem stitch with a single thread ....


... and of course the Dutch Treat blocks are going along ... those little flowers in the square nearly broke my resolve but then the big flower cheered me up!


Righto, Gotto Go - I've got a sewing morning planned at The Quilters Angel - and I need to prepare a new block to take with me.

I must say this is a very portable project - 

26 comments:

  1. Good morning my lovely friend,wow this quilt is going to be amazing and so much fun,i love Michelle's kookaburra and your dutch treat blocks look awesome,well done Fiona,hope your day is a good one my friend xx

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  2. Wild Thing looks pretty friendly, if you ask me. Funny Faces could be another name for it. I love it. With a glow in the dark thread it will be simply irresistible! I can't believe that flower in the DT blocks. My goodness! The vine running between the flowers is so small! Amazing work. Amazing is the fact that your straight lines are all so straight. I'm sure some of mine would be wobbly, lol. Excellent work, Fiona. Just GORGEOUS! ;^)

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  3. Wonderful quilts, and love that kids quilt, that is just so fun. I haven't swapped in ages, too much stress right now, I tend to get nuts on making the perfect things and getting them done in time;)

    Debbie

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  4. Another great quilt being organised. After all the fiddly cutting out , the rest seems like a breeze.
    Yes, I have those stitcheries ready to go, too!

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  5. I can't believe it's November either! I love your wild things! :0)

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  6. Your Dutch Treat blocks are gorgeous.....but just the same I bet you will be glad to see them all done! Have fun with the Secret Santa swapping, I am on a swap on a music list and that will do for me.

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  7. he'll love the glow in the dark thread, it's going to be such a fun quilt

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  8. Love the monsters, the glow in the dark thread will look amazing!!I am enjoying Michelle's patterns too. Your Dutch Treat blocks are wonderful, I can see that little flower would be challenging!! The pomegranate has a beautiful flower as do the salvias.

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  9. A lovely fun quilt the stitching will look great. Hope you enjoyed your sewing morning. Time has flown this year, can't believe its six weeks since Rebecca's wedding xcx

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  10. Yes, time is passing way too quickly. Love your version of Michelle's Christmas Kookaburra.
    Those Dutch Treat blocks are looking lovely, don't let the odd one dampen your spirit.

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  11. Busy, busy busy! Everything you are creating looks lovely.

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  12. that Wild Things quilt is fabulous! Love the idea of using glow in the dark thread.

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  13. The Wild Things are looking great! Never heard of glow in the dark thread but what a fun one to use on the monsters....
    It fun doing secret sewing...
    Love Michelle's new Aussie stitcheries... I've just sewn the kanga....
    More gorgeous DT blocks....

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  14. I really want to make a monster quilt, and yours is very inspiring!! Popping over to the Red Boot Quilt site to check out the pattern...

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  15. Gorgeous colour in your garden Fiona. I too love my pomegranate trees - the flowers are so vibrant and this year the fruits are a really dark colour too, probably because we have had such a long summer and autumn. Lovely projects too. xx

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  16. I just adore Toni's designs. She is so creative.

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  17. Love your Wild Things quilt...so cute. Kooka looks good and DT just amazing xx

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  18. So much going on Fiona...just wonderful! I seem to be doing thnking than doing lately! I love pomegranat too!

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  19. Love your Wild things quilt, will have to add it to my list for my grandsons...your dutch blocks are coming along well! Enjoy your day x

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  20. Wild things is awesome and love all the other projects too ! Hugs

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  21. Love it all... but especially the Kookaburra...xox

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  22. I love the wild things, they're awesome!
    Fingers crossed for the fruits to come on a
    new plant xx. Have a great Sunday.

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  23. This year has gone by way too quickly... love the wild things and especially love the kookaburra! xx

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  24. good to hear the SSCS is on the go........love the monsters.........

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  25. Love your new quilt - it is the cutest Fiona

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