Saturday, April 14, 2018

Middle of the month.....


Time is spinning out crazily...... mid April already.  

This week I got the last two blocks for Gardeners Journal together....

Here are some garden tools


and here the friends are off to a garden show


I experimented a little with the tea - you can see on the scrap where I stained half of the piece... just tones it down  


Please meet Tilly the Tea Lady - this is the next set of blocks I am working on for Angel Story
(well one of the next set of blocks!)


Friday night with the girls was cancelled this week so finding a bit of extra 'machine' time I put the GJ blocks together and added the borders... and stained the blues....

Ta-da.... Gardeners Journal top is completed 


I do love it.... I love stitcheries and piecing 

So now it is joining the quilting queue..... 

This picture shows the difference between the blues before and after staining


perhaps a tad more muted than I had meant it to be - but I prefer it to the brightness

Righto, Gotto Go....  I'm going to do something very practical and make a bunch of towelling cloths.  A bit boring but in my opinion they work well and are tough.

Have a lovely weekend ...xx

16 comments:

  1. Wow Fiona, you got that quilt together quickly! Great how the tea stain mutes down the colour really well. Quilting pile is growing!!

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  2. Lovely quilt, really like all the stitcheries, amazing how the tea tones those blues down. xcx

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  3. Your GJ quilt looks fantastic Fiona! Well done! Yours will probably be quilted before mine. :0) I liked the pretty blue, but the muted version does suit your other colours better. Missed our sewing last night. Have a great week. Bear Hugs! KRIS xx

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  4. Well done on getting your top done!

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  5. Beautiful work my friend ,well done xx

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  6. Looks great all put together - the tea has done it's job, what a difference that makes. xx

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  7. Gardener's Journal looks beautiful. Hugs,xx

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  8. The tea staining made all the difference, love the quilt as a matter of fact it is one of my favourites....well done.

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  9. Looks fantastic! We are done my friend...woohoo! I'm working on Miss Tillie too....yours is sweet xx

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  10. I love bright colors, but agree with you that the blue needed just a bit of discipline in this one. I'm so glad the tea staining worked! Tilly the Tea Lady would be so pleased :)

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  11. You really have put your skates on with this quilt. What a great finish with this flimsy.
    Lovely embroidery and piecing!!

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  12. Wow, this is gorgeous. Stitcheries in a quilt are so beautiful. Congratulations x

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  13. Oh congrats Fiona, GJ looks wonderful & you've done a great job toning down those blues.
    Yay for you that it's progressed to the flimsy stage & now awaiting the magic of your quilting.
    I confess I've been leafing through my GJ book, wondering if it will be my next 'take to patchwork group' project... like you, I enjoy projects that combine stitchery & piecing.

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  14. The quilt top looks so good. I love Tilly's floral dress.

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  15. Oh wow, it is just gorgeous!!! I love it! xx

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