Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Flimsy done.....


Yippee, I have put my embroidered teacups and pots into a top... it will be a table topper once it is all together.  

I have some more of the green that I put borders around the blocks which will be used for the binding...


Personally I feel the bold blocks take away from the dainty embroideries.... but I can live with that...

Anyway... I am now back to 13 unquilted flimsies in my cupboard as this one goes to join them ....

To celebrate I have started a new project.... circles.  I loved watching Sue do hers and then Michelle started one and I really didn't want to be left out! (I've picked out posts where they have shown theirs - just click on their names)  I have 3 batik charm packs collected over the years and I bought some prints that I like which contrast nicely


On our walky this week I noticed what looked like an unusual flower or leaves coming from the side of the bark.... 


... lots of little wiggly bugs with clever camouflage....

I didn't want to pick them up for a closer look ...


I am still struggling to do much quilting at a time in the heat.  I like using gloves as they give a good grip and therefore puts less pressure on my shoulders.  On projects that aren't too big a drop of Glycerine works well... just a drop rubbed in and allowed to dry and you can feel that bit of sticky....


Righto, Gotto Go.... I'm going to needing to use the gloves today

19 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Love how the embroidery blocks look in the quilt, that is a nice idea. I have some odd number blocks I have done, so I need to decide on settings for them.

Debbie

I am said...

Hi Fiona ,oh i love your quilt those stitcheries are beautiful. You got to see some interesting things on your walk and i do love those circles,i am a bit tempted but i need to finish the other quilts that i have on the go,lol,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

Susan said...

I think it looks lovely and as a table topper you will see it up close so you will see ti differently than on the design wall.
Don't much like the look of the insects though.

Jennifer said...

What interesting bugs......I wouldn't have been poking them either! Your stitcheries will make a very useful topper. Thanks for the glycerine hint, that could be useful when I get back to the machine!

Jane Galley said...

those bugs are really interesting, do they have a nasty bite? Love the circle project

marina said...

Beautiful topper Fiona! It has come together so well!
Love the little circle blocks.
Those bugs are amazing! Never seen them before

Helen said...

Love the quilt flimsy.... well done.
I have also been tempted by the circle blocks, still thinking about it though.

Lin said...

Your flimsy looks great. What are those amazing little bugs?? I have never seen anything like them. xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love your teacup flimsy! Oh glad to have some circle company....Lorel caved too lol! Love yours. Aren't those bugs interesting! I am with you....hate this heat and humidity.

kiwikid said...

Well done on finishing another flimsy, it looks wonderful. Very special to have another circle maker, yours look great. The heat does not make it easy to do your quilting does it, we have had a cool change, hope it comes to you too. How amazing are those bugs, they look just like leaves, great camo for them!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

That flimsy will make a lovely table topper I think Fiona! Good on you for doing another project!

Narelle said...

Can I have a cuppa tea please 😁 Lovely top.

Anthea said...

Wow those bugs look like autumn leaves.. great pics

Maria said...

I like the fresh green and orange 🍊 you used for the teapot table topper ...
Interesting bugs.....

Kathleen said...

Those bugs are interesting, but I'd keep my distance. What are they?

Jeanette said...

Love your flimsy. Those bugs are interesting, they sure do look like leaves. Hugs,xx

KaHolly said...

Those are some pretty interesting bugs! Loving your teacup flimsy! Hope you put it on the top of the pile so it gets finished first!

Louise said...

Lovely flimsy! And fascinating bugs! They look transparent. I wouldn't have touched them either. That seems respectful, let them get on with their buggy lives without giant hands messing around.

Karen S said...

Great work finishing the flimsy. And it is looking lovely.
Love the fabrics in the circles.
Yes, it is not fun quilting in the heat!!

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