Wednesday, April 10, 2019

progress ...



Hi Karen P, hope you are reading this..... thank you for your comment regarding the postcards (you are no-reply so I couldn't answer the email).  The pattern is from a book "Living the Dream" by Leanne Beasley.   This one is called Romancing the Road Trip....  there is a blog with more pictures of the quilt and joining the stitch-a-long HERE if you are interested.....

This week I finished stitching Block 7 - Gypsy Caravan of Flowerville



… so on ChooseDay I made the Dresden circle to go behind it....




I also made this months block for Garden Sunshine.... hosted by Quilt Doodle Doodles ….  a lovely basket.... this block is 12" and made a lovely change from all my little ones I have been making



For the Quirky Little Quilts stitchalong 4 little birds in the air blocks....



this is where I am at for the blocks in this quilt....  4 more next week then time to join them together....




I finished sewing up my One Block Wonders too.... I had done quite a lot extra over the weeks and finally got to finish up the fabric that I had put aside for it...


I have 220 blocks..... the sewalong has quite a lot more but I think I will leave mine at this and make as big a one I can from them....



I have packed all the blocks in a bag with a lavender bird.... waiting for another day....




My board has been quite empty of late so I was happy to display the latest work before packing bits away....







I have taken the last block of my sewing mice to hand stitch at night... it is a bigger block than the others with more detail (a quilting bee)….. all in back stitch with the odd French knot....



In August last year I took some African Violet leaves to root in water.....


My first of 8 new plants has it's first flowers.  Hubz is the gardener in this house so I am a bit proud of myself for growing these.....




There aren't any buds on the other plants but they look healthy enough

Righto, Gotto Go ……  my teacup is empty and I better get back to work.....










20 comments:

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Love that gypsy caravan - gorgeous!

Susan said...

Good job on the violet....and of course all your lovely sewing.

kiwikid said...

Lots of beautiful things happening once again at your place. Well done with the violet. You did well with the OBW blocks, they look great.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Definitely love the Gypsy caravan! You have lots of lovelies on your board. Well done on your African Violet success xx

Raewyn said...

Your Flowerville block is gorgeous - and i'm excited to see your mice stitcheries happening along and what the large one will look like. Good on you with the African violet, they're gorgeous plants. Well done with all the wee blocks - a nice little challenge to keep you out of mischief (hehe) and the Wednesday ones will look awesome all sewn together.

Karen S said...

220 is a lot of blocks. How big was the original supposed to be?
Lovely to see you keeping up with all your projects.
And well done with the violets.

Janice said...

You’re making great progress. I’m looking forward to seeing the last mouse block. Your African violet is looking very healthy.

Sue SA said...

Love your Temecula blocks, I think I am game to join in and make the mini sampler at this late stage, after seeing your pretty blocks. I grow African violets too and very pleased there are more flowering at the moment. I have a very sweet pottery pot to grew new ones in, that you can water from the base, which makes it easy for those of use who are not green thumbs!

Jeanette said...

Love the caravan. All your projects look lovely. The mouse block is so cute. The African Violet is very pretty, i'm glad it has grown for you. Hugs,xx

Louise said...

Those Birds in the Air are so tiny! More like Fledglings in the Air. So cute :)

Karen P said...

Thanks for getting back with me about the postcards. I can't find the book for sale here in the USA, but I'll keep looking!

WoolenSails said...

Love seeing all the projects you are working on and the variegated threads are gorgeous.

Debbie

Jane said...

What a great idea to store blocks with lavendar. I've never thought of that! Keeps them smelling nice and keeps the little creatures at bay

Anorina Morris said...

Gyspy Caravan is beautiful. Well done on your flowering African Violet from leaf.

Elyte said...

Good progress made on many fronts.
Must go back and have a look at your lavender bird post.
Great idea.

Anthea said...

The Gypsy Caravan is just beautiful Fiona... & goodness, so many pieces in the dresden plate behind it!
Well done on your green-thumb efforts... African Violet are such a cheery little plant

marina said...

Love all your works in progress!
Such beautiful stitching on your flowerville block.
Can’t wait to see your latest sewing mice block.
Well done with your baby violets!

Maria said...

Love that gypsy caravan and it will look sew pretty behind the dresden plate...
Lots of work on your other projects too..
WOW 220 blocks for OBW , I wonder how long they will live in the bag..
Such a pretty African Violet. I never have any luck trying to grow plants..Must have a black thumb..

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Oh wow, 220 blocks!!! That is amazing! Love your dresden plate and basket! xx

Chookyblue...... said...

Nice blocks.... Congrats on your African violets I've never had much luck with them. .. .

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