Sunday, November 21, 2021

The week that was.....

Tuesday sewing group I continued putting half hexagons together (EPP)  - it's a big folded up mess in the big bag at the moment....  I think I am about half way through now...

A fair bit of my own sewing and quilting was done...

I finished off the quilting on Dutch Treat.... straight lines between the blocks and a few ruler work curves on the border...


I have added a peeper on the binding edge and the binding is sewn down... just the hand work to do now...

I love the backing... it is a 100% cotton sheet (or doona cover) from the big swedish store.... (I love their sheets for backings)


This quilt top has been in the making for a while - I started it at retreat in August and then have continued on my sew days with the girls.... this weekend I put the final two borders on... (I thought I had finished it before but forgot about the borders... which do make a difference ....


and made the binding .... so now it has gone to the quilting queue....


I pieced the left over bits from the jelly roll together..... I will incorporate these into the backing....
 
Gotta love no left overs....


This quilt went on the frame for some quilting.... repeat feather pods over each block....

I will make and add the binding later today....


... and I pieced the sashing on these blocks.....  a fat quarter quilt but I changed it a bit to add the grey peepers and the sashing - 


Hubz has done this jigsaw..... so many similar pieces but he persevered....


Van Gogh Alive is on in the city so we took a day trip to see the exhibition...

I didn't take a heap of pictures as it is one of those experience things


The outside all changed... I think it was an old warehouse they used ...


He was a prolific letter writer, as well as artist and I enjoyed many of his quotes shown...



In the starry night room.... very cleverly done with painting, mirrors and strings of lights...


In the sunflower field at the end.....


I stood by the picture like Hubz jigsaw.. they made a life size one at the show.... 


Had a beer in the cafe made up like one of his paintings.... was a fun day out......

Righto, Gotto Go..... supposed to be a wet week coming up



13 comments:

marina said...

Stunning quilting on your dutch tiles. Love the peeper in the purple. Very effective in framing the blocks. Well done.
Love all your quilts they are beautiful and your little tweaks looks great!
You looks lovely amongst the sunflowers.

Jeanette said...

Love the quilting on Dutch Treat. The quilts are all lovely. The exhibition looks very interesting. Hugs, xx

collettakay said...

You've been busy! Lovely work :)

Colletta

Jeanna said...

Your quilts are so pretty. I absolutely love Dutch Treat and the quilting you did on the border. Looks like a fun day out.

Julie said...

I love everything you have been working on Fiona. Gosh your hubby has some patience to complete that jigsaw! The exhibition looked amazing - I did not know he was a letter writer & also wrote quotes - quite wonderful. That pic of the sunflowers is lovely. xx

Jennifer said...

What a fun outing! Duth Treat is gorgeous indeed.....love the quilting. Well done on the other quilts too!

Karen S said...

You have made a lot of progress with those quilts and tops. Lovely to see.
Looks like the VVG exhibit was really good. I am pleased you had the chance to see it.

Karen's Korner said...

Another very productive week in the sewing room for you. It is so nice to be able to get out to exhibitions again.

Ondrea said...

Such a fun outing and I love all the pics especially the one of that gorgeous woman! So many beautiful quilts. You really are super productive. Want to finish mine?

Lin said...

Lots of progress on your quilts this week Fiona. Wow! The Van Gogh experience must have been amazing! xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love everything and Dutch Treat is fabulous...the backing is perfect too. Van Gogh looked so fun xx

Susan said...

What a busy week - I'm looking forward to Van Gogh
you've done a lovely job on Dutch Treat!

WoolenSails said...

You amaze me with all of the quilts you are working on, I cannot even get one finished lately. The museum looks like a fun place to go, with wonderful ways to display his art.

Debbie

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