Saturday, October 15, 2011


Lookie, lookie.... 

Isn't this such a clever use of a jeans pocket..... thanks to Toni who made me this simply gorgeous flower pot... and filled it with specialness.....

It is Toni's pattern I am using for my Doggie quilt and when she asked about my recycled/vintage wool felt I sent her a bit to try... and she made me a present with it!!! 

I'm thinking of soap or lavender in the pocket to keep a nice scent

Thanks Toni... I love it..... lots

I also received this lovely block from Beatrice in France... 

... it's an excellent addition to my other Wonky Square I Spy blocks

I have finished my Fourth block of Butterfly Garden.....

I am so loving doing all these blocks....

some of my favourites in this nine patch

some french knots, lazy daisy and backstitch

some buttonhole stitch applique and embroidery

backstitch and needleturn applique

Hoping you are having a wonderful weekend and spending some time in your happy place ....

I'm off to watch the rugby and sew binding....


  1. Your Butterfly Garden Blocks are just stunning. I too will be watching the rugby and doing a bit of stitching.
    Keep up the practice with your free motion quilting it does get easier.
    Hugs Tanya

  2. Butterfly Garden is looking beautiful. Great idea of Toni's. So cute. Hugs,

  3. A lovely Spring quilt your Butterfly Garden will be! I love the purple pot of lilacs!

  4. your pocket is gorgeous. So Funky!
    I really like your wonky square with the little birds in the middle.
    Your block four is beautiful. I love it! I love the lavender

  5. That is a great idea with the pocket. Great wall hanging.
    Loving the way your Butterfly Garden is coming along. Your needle turn is looking great!!!

  6. Cute flower pot! I'm massively in love with your Butterfly Garden, it's so beautiful and your stitching is so perfect. I'm wondering if the pattern needs adding to my wish list - is it a pattern or a book?

  7. What a cute pocket , very clever !Your butterfly blocks are gorgeous and your stitching equally as nice . Enjoy the game while you sew. hugs

  8. Your Butterfly Garden is just gorgeous!

  9. Love the pocket block. I have been saving jean material and try to get a pocket when I can.


  10. First of all, I love the little jean quilt and will be sure and make one...I have some denim where I cut off a pair to make my grandson shorts but I'll have to grab a pair at the thrift store for access to a pocket..
    Your butterfly quilt is so beautiful and I love all the embellishments (sort of like a crazy quilt)...did you have a pattern/book or is it all designed by you?
    Second: Could you tell me how you got your header photo to go all the way across the top and how you added all the topics underneath with the links?
    Mama Bear

  11. That little flowerpot is just darling! All your blocks are great, love that Butterfly Garden pattern, I can see why you're enjoying it!

  12. Muy lindo tu trabajo!
    Saludos desde Costa Rica,
    Zuly Castillo U.

  13. The pockets nice , the Butterfly Garden is nice, All nice and bright and full of great ideas, just lovely.

  14. I just love the flower pot idea...I may be stealing that... I have loads of lavender from the garden all dried and ready for use a little bag in the pocket ...perfect.
    hugs Laurie

  15. love your present from Toni,so cute and your blocks are fantastic Fiona ,well done

  16. The jeans pocket block is a great idea. What a lovely gift. Your "Butterfly Garden" block is beautiful Fiona. Your needleturn applique and embroidery are gorgeous. Have a wonderful week.

  17. What a clever idea using a pocket. I'll have to remember that. Your Butterfly Garden blocks are looking great. Nola

  18. what great idea (the jeans pocket that is)and what lovely work Fiona, you have been very busy indeed!

  19. The flower in the jeans pocket is so sweet and very clever!
    Butterfly Garden is looking gorgeous ... my kind of fabrics.

  20. What a gorgeous idea for a jeans pocket. And your Butterfly Garden is looking so beautiful, very pretty colours and fabrics together. It looks like you are becoming an expert at needle turn applique.

  21. Your butterfly garden is coming to be so beautiful... and oh my my I love the blue jean pocket flower.. great idea.... :D

  22. Love love that butterfly garden quilt... you are so generous, and Toni is so clever, what a combination...

  23. What a brilliant idea with the jeans pocket.. just love it. I am also loving your Butterfly Garden - this is such a gorgeous quilt and I love how yours is turning out. xx

  24. I have a lot of jeans pockets around. Maybe you've given me an idea...


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