Monday, June 11, 2018

Winter woolies......


I miss Autumn!!! haha... but in order to have magnificent Autumn we have to go through summer and winter!

But I love wood fires, hot soups, casseroles, early sunsets,  flannel PJs ....



..... and cuddly flannel quilts....


These 3 lap size quilts stay in hiding most of the year here... this weekend they came out as Widget was here and we needed some warmth to watch movies!  (that was after he spent all day outside helping Pops dig holes for our new fernery!)


This one is lovely quality flannel - I had actually made a couple of scarves but found them a bit too thick and bulky for me so I unpicked, added some bits and made a quilt....  I love the addition of stars...



This one was a free design from Michelle May some years ago... I used a vintage tablecloth for the background and the applique is wool with some stitching detail. 


When I first started doing applique I found this freebie from Toni of Red Boots Quilt Company.  I used a vintage chenille cover for the backgrounds and all the applique is using wool from blankets which had been heat washed to felt them ..... this has been washed so many times and held up well...

Strangely enough this was Widgets choice of quilt to use..... 


I started a new washcloth... going with moss stitch this time ....  my car trip project


... but I have also taken out some of my crochet to do.... when my hand are cold I find it easier to crochet or knit instead of stitcheries....

This ripple blanket is being made from the left overs of my single bed size one which has been rehomed....  it will be a nice baby size....


... and this one is my easy peasy no thinking one that I like to pick up and do... a variegated yarn and it will be whatever size it turns out.....  I am just going round and round now....



I finished off another set of circle blocks last week.... trying to remember to do at least a few a month so the project grows....


... I have been working on this Angel Story block for a while but it finally got done at the end of last week..... this is Harriet the Homebody....


... the project by my chair at the moment is finishing off this block for Flowerville....  


... and something new!!! ....

A couple of years ago I took part in a Free programme The Splendid Sampler.... well  #2 is starting this week!  100 blocks from various designers.

20 blocks will be given out free to get us going and then the latest book will be out and we go from there.....  6" blocks which I love and even though I have several (unquilted) sampler quilts I am joining in again.... well I have been coerced by the ChooseDay girls...

A couple of years ago I found this bundle of Downton Abbey fabrics at the Quilt Show in Brisbane going for a bargain price.... I love the colours so this will be what I will be using....



Anybody else doing this... starts this Thursday

this is the one I made last time... soft colours



Righto, Gotto Go.....fabric to stroke.......



18 comments:

Fiona said...

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I am said...

Hi Fiona lovely post my friend ,i can see why widget chooses this quilt its very cute with the puppies on it.
You have been very busy,lots of beautiful work and those downtown abby fabrics are gorgeous,love that range,hope you have a happy Monday Fiona xx

Jeanette said...

Beautiful projects you are working on. Love Widget's choice. Such a cute blanket. :) Love those Downton Abbey fabrics. I though about doing SS2 but as i only ever made the first 2 blocks of SS1 i figured i wouldn't bother. :) Hugs,xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love those snuggly quilts! Perhaps widget had his little furry friend in mind that I am sure he still misses xxYour circles are looking wonderful! Just wanted to advise you I have gone deaf with regards to any Splendid Sampler Quilt 2 information.....crazy lady lol! Thank you also for your lovely comments on my blog post.

WoolenSails said...

You have made a lot of beautiful and fun quilts. I do love flannel in the winter and plan on making one this year. Love your star quilt, I have fabrics I won and want to do an americana quilt, that would be a simple way to make one and add stars.

Debbie

Susan said...

So much in this post - I am at work today - lunchtime - and it is so cold in the office - I could do with one of your flannel lap quilts!!
I'll pass on SS II - (I'll be deaf alongside Michelle) - I couldn't even get thru SS I - but I love the fabrics - much brighter than the ones I have seen before.

Have fun with everything.

Jan said...

What a busy bee you are, Fiona. Such lovely work. Xx

Lin said...

Lovely quilts Fiona - the Michelle May one is my favourite. I am drawn to applique at the moment and am looking around for some nice designs. I love the Angel stitchery. I had not heard about the new SS - tempting! Have a good week and keep warm lol. xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Omg ...fantastic

Karen S said...

It is fun to see the Winter quilts come out and be used.
The ripple is looking lovely and is a great way to use up the leftovers.
Great progress on all your projects, too.
Enjoy those Winter soups!!!

Anthea said...

Love the selection of flannel quilts Fiona... and Widget's choice is spot-on!
Love the Homebody block... & the crochet is looking great too.
x

Raewyn said...

No No No!!! Please don't tempt me with something new!! I've just started Blockheads 2 which I thought would satisfy me........ but might just peek tat teh SS blocks and see what they're like...!!! Nice to see your flannel quilts -hmmm there's one thre that I made too- just needs quilting....!!! Beautiful crochet and stitchery work Fiona :-)

Shasta Matova said...

You've got a lot of beautiful projects going on. I especially like the homebody. We're heading into summer here -it went from cold to hot, but we have finally gotten some moderate springtime temperatures this week.

Chantal said...

I love your "unpicked scarf" star quilt. It turned out so sweet. You have quite a line up of project to keep you company during autumn's evening. Enjoy! ;^)

Allie-oops Designs said...

Love the winter quilts - never thought of using vintage chenille for a background, that's brilliant, I have a lot of it! You sure are keeping busy, your projects are all great! Sometimes when I need a break from stitching I pick up crochet, although it hurts my wrist - I make dishcloths for my best friend, lol. She loves them.

Louise said...

Good thing the weather is getting cooler there, because you have so many irons in the fire! Always lots of interesting eye candy in your posts. I love the doggie quilt, and the stars on the lovely flannels. It's too hot here to think about "cozy" anything. The Downton Abbey fabrics are gorgeous, you'll love working with them :)
louise dot hornor at gmail

Janice said...

It’s certainly getting to be the weather for snuggly Quilts. Ours are out. I’m thinking of having a go at SS2 and Blockheads. I’ve got to look out some fabrics. Your chosen fabrics will be perfect.

Maria said...

Remember you making some of these snugly quilts..
NO ! Not starting another Splendid Sampler but you enjoy and I'll have fun watching your progress....

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