Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Chooseday.....


My ChooseDay girl friends are back in town.....  so we are back to our weekly sewing sessions..... yay

First up yesterday I worked on making my Dresden ring in pretty Tilda fabrics.... this will have the Flowerville circle - shown in this post -  in the middle that I finished embroidering last month.

The quilt has 9 blocks, all different houses.


I then started these fiddly diddly little foundation pieced blocks..... I had forgotten how long it takes me to do foundation piecing but I have made a good start on this scrappy style piece.



Over the weekend I prepared some more Angel Story blocks.  I find this part takes me ages.  I will need another weekend to do the rest....


We had a lovely little visitor over the weekend... a little echidna was spending the day hiding as he passed through.  I hope he found his way across the road and into the bush that night.

A fascinating little creature and quite my favourite Australian animal ....


Young Widget came to stay, and he loved the echidna too.  He will turn 10 later this month and stated that he loved the quilts I made him but he was getting a bit grown up now, could he look for another.  We went through some of my quilts and straight away he said this was his favourite....

So now it's gone to a new home.  I made this quilt from leftovers from a bigger quilt and used it to right a tutorial for quilt as you go years back....


It will be a great one for wrapping up in front of the TV this winter

I did sew three more rows of my diamonds quilt on my treadle machine....  I have not joined them to the bigger piece yet....  It's almost time to start squaring out to do the other side (which is the bottom in the picture)



A couple of evenings TV viewing saw another bunch of circles made.....  I have a nice little collection now but still want to do quite a lot more.... the blocks are 4 1/2" so I will need a few....


This young chap is tall and energetic ..... but he still gets tired and needs a lie down!


Righto, I want to prep up the circle and background fabric to applique my Flowerville block tonight....

Have a lovely rest of the week.....

20 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

So special that widget loves his new quilt.......

I am said...

Hi Fiona i love seeing your beautiful work and boy you sure have done a lot. How precious is Widget ,i love that he loves your quilts and the one he has chosen looks perfect for him ,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

Jennifer said...

Yes, a bloke needs a more grown up quilt form time to time.....love that treadle quilt!

Jane Galley said...

Grandma's quilts are the best! You've been busy, love the colours in the dresden ring

Lin said...

Your Dresden ring is so pretty. Widget looks very happy with his new quilt. xx

Ellie Merk said...

You have been busy. Your diamonds are looking fabulous. Happy Birthday to your young man, good choice on the quilt. We have an African Pigmy Hedgehog that my daughter rescued called Petal who is gorgeous.(DD works as part of a veterinary team so there is always something needing a home!)

Sue SA said...

Sweet that he still wants one of grandma's quilts! My boys are a bit quilt shy in public, but looking for them every morning now it is cooler!

Helen said...

Lovely to see widget enjoying his new quilt. Lots of beautiful projects in the pipeline.

kiwikid said...

Your Dresden is beautiful! Those foundation pieced blocks look tiny. How good is it that Widget needed a bigger size quilt....wonderful to see it being tested out too. Your diamonds are growing and looking fantastic, and the circles too, they are very pretty.

Maria said...

Widget picked a great young man's quilt now he's nearly 10.......
OMG you amaze me how many beautiful projects you are working on. The diamond one looks fabulous. How big will it be...
Happy Circle and Angel Story stitching...
It's sew special to have an Echidna visit.

Louise said...

Oh, that's the quilt that led me to your blog! I recognized it immediately. Widget has *excellent* taste :)

Jeanette said...

Love all your beautiful projects. Great choice in quilts Widget, it's a lovely quilt. Hugs,xx

Allie-oops Designs said...

Wow you're busy! I love it all - never made a dresden but I do love them. How nice that Widget can "shop" your quilts and find the perfect one for him!!! Such a handsome young man!

newsurfiegirl said...

Can't wait to see the Dresden all put together! Looks like someone loves their new quilt!

Karen S said...

How good to be back sewing with your friends. And lovely progress on all your projects, too.
I love that your grandson is keen to ask for another quilt to suit him as he grows up.
That has to be the ultimate compliment.

Raewyn said...

Lots happening in your creative world Fiona! Your Flowerville will be lovely with those Tilda fabrics. How nice that Widget decided he needed a big boys quilt, great to see him appreciating your handwork :-) I thought you were going to have to start a new quilt but cool that you had a supply for him to choose from! Neat to see the Echidna - how common is it for you to see them?

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Isn't Widget growing up quickly!! Love all your projects, I do particularly like all the fabrics in the dresden :) xx

Sheila said...

Love all your projects and so nice to see widget chose such a great quilt, just perfect for a young lad to curl up in . ❤

Deb R said...

ohh my such a busy bee and a gorgeous garden of quilts your working on, really love the triangle quilt, watching that one with envy. Lovely that Mr 10 chose his own quilt and made it his own...aww such a good Nanna x

Janice said...

Isn’t it great that Widget has requested another quilt and made a great choice. Lovely work on your projects as always.

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