Saturday, November 17, 2018

FNSI


Thank you Wendy for hosting FNSI for us last night

Yesterday I was quilting all day... I like this border that I did - I'm usually timid using contrast colours but in this case I think it worked well.....  the centre of the quilt had all over large swirls and fabrics with leaves and paisleys so I used those in the border design..... as you can see in a variegated thread....


Last night after some gorgeous Thai Green curry takeaway (we hardly ever do takeaway so it's a big treat for me!) I sewed the blue flower.... 


 …. well to be honest 2 blue flowers.... (the leaves and bases had already been done)


there are 2 more to do.  I'm sewing along with Michelle.

Hubz finished off this jigsaw


I found several of these lovely old fashioned scenes in an Op Shop ($2 each)  There was one piece in the border missing.  Hours of entertainment.

My little cushion I used virtually every night to rest my arms on while stitching has had it's last wash I think.... 


Years ago the blog world was alive with swaps, stitchalongs, round robins and challenges.  I met heaps of bloggy people that way.  

This is one where we were provided the pattern and did a bit and passed it on for the next round.  I'm afraid I have forgotten who hosted it but I think Marina, Maria and Carol all participated in making mine....


You can see it has been well used ….  


It's just the right size for a lap cushion... a new one will have to go on the "To Do" list for next year!

Righto, it's this time of day now.… so I'm having a cuppa off to read what the others over HERE sewed last night....




24 comments:

White Rose said...

Good morning Fiona,wow you had a great night stitching,love those flowers.
Yes your arm resting cushion made with lots of love is well worn ,i use one too,helps the shoulder,it will be nice to make yourself a new one.
Also the FMQ looks fantastic i love how it stands out,hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend.

White Rose said...

oops i meant to also say well done to Dave thats a big jigsaw to finsh.

Maria said...

Beautiful quilting Fiona, and two pretty flowers.
A much loved and used cushion, you'll need to make a new cover.
Yes swaps were a fabulous way of meeting many ladies through our blogs.loved participating.

Hubz's puzzle looks great and a good time spent for $2. Couldn't find the missing piece?

Jeanette said...

Love the quilting, it's beautiful. Nice puzzle. Hugs, xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love your border quilting! What a lot of stitching your special cushion has seen happen...nice job on your flowers x

Michelle Ridgway said...

PS well done Mr. R. on his jigsaw puzzle.

Helen said...

Love the jigsaw, well done.
A much used cushion is always hard to part with especially as it has such great memories. A good nights work.

Jane said...

What a lovely cushion, it tells the story of friends and lots of loving use. They're hard to part with

Karen S said...

Lovely quilting, Fiona, as always.
Sad to see the end of the cushion but so good to see it was loved and used.

Lin said...

What a beautiful cushion Fiona - and very well loved too. I hope it can be recycled somehow. Very nice quilting and applique. xx

Chrissie said...

Great quilting, sad about your cushion, but it still looks pretty. Good jigsaw too xcx

Raewyn said...

Aha - yes, that stitching round robin, I took part too - your cushion looks like it's had a great life and seen lots of stitches. Lovely quilting :-) And lovely applique too. I love that jogsaw - great achievement getting to the end!

kiwikid said...

Beautiful quilting Fiona, and you applique is beautiful too. Well done on the jigsaw finish, that looks like a tricky one. That cushion is extra special, how nice to be stitching away with something that has special meaning.

Cheryll said...

It shows that you loved the cushion ... and that's a great compliment.
Look forward to seeing it's replacement some day... xox

Louise said...

Oo, I love that border quilting! I can never get the hang of those sort of ribbon swirls where the lines cross each other in a graceful way. Mine sort of galumph along. The variegated thread is so lovely, too! Your little pillow has seen many hours of happy stitching, hasn't it? It's a testament to how dedicated you are to your craft :)

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

What a lovely memory with your cushion.

Chantal said...

Even though it isn't in its prime anymore, it is still a gorgeous cushion. I hope you will keep it once you've made a new one. Maybe it could become a wallhanging to reflect your shaded garden. Just a thought. Love your sunny mugrug. ;^)

Allie said...

Finally got all caught up with your blog posts - so little time lately!!! Oh Fiona I just love every single project you've been doing, such eye candy to inspire me. Your quilting is so gorgeous, your pillow is darling, and that cute little mug rug!!! Thank you for being such an inspiration to me, hon!!!

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

You certainly had a busy time sewing. I like to use a pillow for resting on but mine is plain white. Perhaps I should make it a cover.

retdairyqueen said...

It has been a well loved cushion and a pretty one Sad to see it go I bet
So many people have stopped Blogging but I still enjoy seeing what others get up to
Nice mug rug too

ellieshomemadehome.blogspot.com said...

You had a very busy evening. Love all your work. The pincushion is adorable and obviously much loved.:)

Janice said...

The quilted border is really effective. Your cushion has certainly done stirling service. I remember seeing that on blogs way back when. Aren’t jigsaws great fun. I just don’t seem to have a table I can set aside for them at the moment.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

I just love the quilted border! Do you do that freehand? I think I need lessons!! xx

marina said...

Love your border quilting! very pretty design.
I still have my cushion from the 'round the garden' sew along. It was hosted by Helen Stubbings.
Yours has definitely been well loved.

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