Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter weekend


 This is the other backing I have been making.  It is with all the leftovers from my Anthology quilt - there was much more than I thought.  I still need to add some of the light background to the borders to make it big enough ......  


I have finally decided on the size for my Dutch Treat blocks.... I cut at 6" for sewing and now I am trimming back to 5 1/2" .....  this block needed mending as I trimmed too small!!! grrrrr... 


Been making a nice pile of trimmings!  still lots more to go but there is no hurry as I still have heaps of blocks to do.....


I have put together another block for Gardeners Journal... Taking time to smell the roses and a mower.... haven't used one of those style for ages but they used to work a treat and give a good workout....


My frangipani's are flowering in the garden... this is my favourite and is a bolder pink than is showing in the picture....


I also love this cream one with the yellow centre


Righto, Gotta Go - I'm learning to quilt roses this weekend!! a little bit of a challenge

I hope you all have a wonderful, safe and happy Easter weekend 




18 comments:

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Fiona you have been busy.

I am said...

Lovely work Fiona ,what a shame about your dutch treat block,glad you can fix it though. Oh your flowers are beautiful ,such gorgeous colours,wishing you a happy and safe Easter my friend xx

marina said...

Does all that’s trimming mean they will be sewn together soon?
Great backing and new Gardner’s block.
Love your frangipani they are so exotic. Wish we could smell them through the photo.

Christine Poole said...

Happy easter to you, hope you enjoy a long crafting weekendxcx

sunny said...

If that is your idea of a backing, I am a serious underachiever! Great job on using up your leftovers. Your flowers are gorgeous! I'm hoping Spring gets here soon and we can see some flowers.

Allie-oops Designs said...

That's for a BACK???? Wow girl it's gorgeous!! Been there done that on trimming too short, lol - it'll never show. Your GJ is darling. Love the flowers too, wish I could smell them!!

Chantal said...

Love the backing. Wow! It will be a reversible quilt for sure. Sorry about the DT block. The frangipani flower is awesome. That wild pink against the dark green is just fantastic. Love how the petals of the cream/yellow ones twist together in the middle. Gorgeous! Enjoy! ;^)

Sheila said...

Your backing is far too nice to hide on the back of a quilt but I suppose you will have two quilts in one 😁 Love your gardeners blocks . Hugs

Chookyblue...... said...

love love love the quilt..........the frangipanis are amazing at your house and yes that colour does not do it justice.........

Helen said...

Happy Easter, love your backing will make a beautiful double sided quilt. Gorgeous frangipanis.

kiwikid said...

The quilt backing is amazing Fiona...the gardners journal blocks are beautiful..I wish we could grow frangipani here, the flowers are just gorgeous. Happy Easter to you and your family.

Jeanette said...

Love your quilt backing. Sadly I've done that with blocks before, cut it back to far & then have to add a small piece on. Though one time it was the designers fault not mine that i did that. :( The Gardner's Journal blocks look fabulous. Oh that Frangipani, the colour is stunning. Love it. Hugs,xx

Louise said...

Oo, those frangipanis are gorgeous! Do they have a sweet smell, too? Just lovely. I didn't realize all those geese are for a backing! That's very fancy schmancy and a great way to use the scraps in an interesting way :)

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful backing and a nice idea to have something just as beautiful on the back.
Your flowers are gorgeous, I am not great with plants, I grow them and some live, lol.

Debbie

Jane Galley said...

I love what you've done with your leftovers. That quilt is going to be a joy whichever side you see

Karen S said...

Love what you have done with this backing!! Another double sider on the way!
And those flowers look so pretty!!

Raewyn said...

Beautiful backing Fiona..it will be a truely reversible quilt. And another gorgeus Gardener's Journal block. Your fragipani is gorgeous - do these ones smell as good as they look? Hope your roses are going well :-)

Lin said...

Gorgeous pink frangipani and I love the way the geese backing has turned out. xx

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