Friday, November 8, 2013

Allsorts of things......

This is the postcard I sent over to Lin ( I showed what Lin sent me a couple of posts ago) 

.... a little happy dresden plate flower....

I did a bit of 'pebble' quilting in the centre as seeds and small stippling in the background to give it some dimension


I have been doing some work on the little Christmas stitcheries by Michelle.....

... and the blocks are all together now....



I still need to add the borders ... I think I'll add some red and green - like this .....



The blue squares are a bit in my face so I think I will find some buttons....

I have a whole bottle of red ones but they aren't the size I fancy for this.... isn't that always the case?.....

might even try a few yoyo's.....


... and this is the little Christmas themed postcard I have sent off.....
(also one of Michelle's designs)


Righto, Gotto Go.....  I am making some Christmas decorations....


.... haven't used the metallic thread in quilting before.....



37 comments:

marina said...

love all your projects in this post. The postcards are gorgeous! Love the blue stitching, the coloured border will break up the blue perfectly and the buttons/yo yo idea is great.
Your quilted stocking looks very interesting. The metallic thread is a great idea.
Looks like you are keeping very busy!

Terry said...

Your Dresden plate flower is so pretty! :0)

Raewyn said...

Wow lots of creativity!! Love how you are using your fmq skills in everything - isn't it so liberating?! The Christmas stitcheries are very cute (I feel a purchase coming on..!) the touch of red with them is a great idea. Love your postcards too :-)

Kate said...

Beautiful projects but your postcards are my favourite!

Cheryll said...

Love the postcard.. such a little cutie! Of course Xmas stocking would be up there too! Well done! :)

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I do like the idea of adding the red to the blue :) also loving your gold thread. Hugs

Anonymous said...

wow Fiona i love your work you have been so busy,how did you go with the metallic thread every time i use that thread it splits and breaks on me,well done Fiona.xx

WoolenSails said...

Those are such fun designs, you are going to have a lot of wonderful things to display for Christmas.

Debbie

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You are amazing Bubz..

Susan said...

You have been a busy little elf. Love the Christmas postcard, and of course the selvedges.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a cute postcard...love all the photos.

Michelle Ridgway said...

It is great seeing them in blue. The red buttons will be cute... Love your quilting...clever girl.

Leanne said...

Such beautiful projects, I love your post card, its so cute.

Narelle said...

Lovely postcards Fiona.
My thought was 'yoyos' just before I read on :o) Perhaps with the button on top? That blue is divine though.

Nicky said...

You have been busy with some lovely projects Fiona, I really love that happy looking Dresden flower.

Jane Galley said...

I love that postcard! Have fun with your metallic thread

Heather said...

WOW! lots of lovely work and I can't wait to see the stocking finished, it looks beautiful already.

Anita said...

Looks like you're having a blast with all your projects!! Love the Christmas work.
Cheers, Anita.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely post Fiona...I especially am admiring your last pic!

Chrissie said...

Lovely postcard, like the Christmas stitcheries too, such great projects, you have been busy

Chrissie said...

Lovely postcard, like the Christmas stitcheries too, such great projects, you have been busy

Mistea said...

Lots of lovelies here. Your blue Christmas is pretty. Need more button obviously, the right ones always go missing when you want to use some.
Cute postcards you've stitched up. Your flower pops right off the card, like those fancy postcards with the 3D effects.
Enjoy your sparkling decorations.

helbel19 said...

Lots of interesting projects there Fiona.....I had the same problem with buttons last week, we never have the right one even though we have heaps.

Helen

KaHolly said...

Oh, Fiona, your postcards and your quilt are divine!! So clever and inspiring. I'm saving my pennies so I can purchase some of Michelle's patterns. I just love them...all!!

Wendy said...

so many lovely things. The postcard really stood out for me, the way you've done the embroidery and quilting is so clever

Val Spiers said...

The flower is so pretty. I love the way the close quilting makes the flower stand out. All you other projects look great.

Sue SA said...

Love the stitcheries, I think the postcard with Dresden flower is my favourite though. It reminds me I need to start writing Christmas cards though!! I just brought some felt to make Christmas decorations, but feel like I am fast running out of time. Cannot wait to see what you make with the selvedge's, I am still collect them, but no idea what for!

Anthea said...

Wow Fiona, what a feast for my eyes! Love the postcards, using the letter from Michelle's designs is so clever... & the stitcheries are very sweet....

Karen said...

You look very busy. the postcards are great. The little flower is lovely and the letter is a great idea.
I really like the way the blue stitcheries are looking. Have fun with the buttons.
Good luck with the Christmas sewing and the metallic thread. You are looking very organised!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Love the dresden plate flower. Liking the bluework Christmas sticheries especially with the addition of the red buttons/yo-yos idea...you've been such a busy bee, have fun playing with the metallic thread...

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous postcard Fiona, and you've done a gorgeous job on Michelle's stitcheries - lovely for a change in the blue

Sheila said...

Wonderful creative work Fiona , love the postcards and your stitcheries are adorable ! Hugs Sheila

Allie said...

Fiona your flower postcard is too darling, you have mad quilting skills girl!!! Love all your projects so much!

Lin said...

Am so pleased with my postcard Fiona - thank you. Love your Christmas postcard. The red buttons are a great addition to your Christmas stitcheries!

Raelene said...

I LOVE this flower. I have it as my desktop background, in different colours, but I love yours.
Almost made it for the 12" mini flower swap
Hugs

Teresa said...

Love your postcard Fiona it's gorgeous. The stippling makes your Dresden flower really pop!!! I also love what you've done with Michelle's stitcheries. They look great on point like that. Very clever! Xx

Chris H said...

All your projects are just gorgeous.
I love the blue stitchery!

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