Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friday Night Sew In

Thanks again to the wonderful Wendy ... did you have one of her lovely apple cream pastry goodies?  We had a bit of lamb done in the slow cooker with a glass of beer of course....

Yesterday was cold and windy... perfect for indoors and I had "The Good Wife" and "Chicago Fire" to catch up on..... I tell you... it is tough when it's cold in Queensland!!!!

... so a few more stars are done..... it's beginning to look like "MERRY CHRISTMAS"


... thought I would show you the size of these stars.....  (I thought they were littler!)
(61/2" ruler)


I had finished off the quilting from last week and wanted to play with my mini feathers... a 6" square quilted
this is a shiny stretchy fabric I have placed on double sided pellon ...

Now I can hear "Why?" and "What"  - I have no idea but I like doing them....


I cut and started to sew my Hello World fat quarter bundle.... 10" squares... 


... and that was Friday.... woke up to a goodly frost this morning and ice on the birdbath... queensland birds don't understand about ice skating poor things.... but it does mean it's going to be an outstanding day....

Righto, Gotto Go... whatever you do I hope it's a load of fun....

44 comments:

kiwikid said...

Your stars are beautiful Fiona
and your quilting is amazing - I love you do it just because!! I am sitting here grinning at skating birds!!! Our birds are quite used to that in the winter! :-) Hello World looks lovely too.
xx

Cheryll said...

Looks like a successful Friday...
Yes an a cold wind blowing here today... I DON'T like it! But it's great for indoor activities like sewing... so I guess I AM happy! :)

sunny said...

I love your stars! You're doing a beautiful job with them Sorry to hear it's so cold there. It's just now Friday night here, so I must go start stitching.

Christine said...

I think 6 inch quilts make perfect sense! Your swag is coming along beautifully and I look forward to seeing how Hello World comes out.
Did you pour some hot water in the birdbath so the birdies could have a lovely warm bath?

Terry said...

I love your stars...they look fabulous! :0)

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona such lovely work you have done i love the stars and now i am picturing your birds ice skating on the bird bath,lol,enjoy your weekend my lovely friend.xx

Show and Tell said...

That cold is coming off our snow.....Lol! I love your Christmas starts they are adorable....Look forward to seeing what you do with them x

Chantal said...

That is a fabulous little 6" quilt. The design in the middle is so cute surrounded by the big feathers. It looks like it was stamped on copper. Love it and love the stitchery stars too. Stay warm.

Jeanette said...

Love the stars Fiona. Got my pattern out to trace them out but babysitting has gotten in the way. :).
Hugs, xx

Jennifer said...

Frost and skating birds here again this morning too.......yesterday was perishing cold. Your stars are definitely much larger than they seem at first glance, aren't they!

Cath said...

I am loving those stars more and more everytime I see them. It must have been really cold up on the range considering how cold and windy it was down here in Brisbane yesterday.

Heather S said...

Sounds like yummy food, good movies and wonderful projects at your place last night!

WoolenSails said...

That is definitely going to be a piece your christmas visitors will notice and admire.

Debbie

Melanie said...

Love the stars they look beautiful. x

Melody said...

Love those little stars. Should look brilliant at Christmas time.

marina said...

those stars sure are multiplying! they look amazing.
so much detail in your quilting sample. Great start on your hello world quilt.
hope the frost eases up for you

Jane Galley said...

A lovely quilt in the making, and as always, a great quilting sample, love it

Susan said...

You poor Queenslanders will be freezing! Your stars are lovely, I thought they were smaller too. And your quilting is outstanding, you're getting very good.

Karen said...

Yes, the one thing about your cold nights is you can usually guarantee a beautiful day will follow.
You may have to make little booties for the birds!
Your stars are looking wonderful. You can play word games with them, now.
Love seeing you playing with your quilting!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You had a good night.....the stars are so cute...

Susan said...

I hope you put some hot water in the bird bath!! the stars look wonderful.

Mistea said...

Lots of fun at your place. Skating birds.. haha.
Lovely stars you're making and that is serious quilting magic.
Enjoy your sunshine.

helbel19 said...

Terrific Friday sewing..... love the Christmas stars.

Helen

Christine M said...

Your stars look wonderful, Fiona.

Farm Gate Creations said...

Love love love your quilting...and those stars look fabulous.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful stars and your quilting is of course... Fabulous! Poor wee birdies!

Lyn said...

Love the stars and the feathers are beautiful..those frosts can mean a chilly start to the day

KERYN B said...

Love your stars Fiona. Cold in Queensland your poor love...come down to Victoria today was only a 5 layer day and that was inside!!

Helen said...

Beautiful stars that will make a fantastic banner :)

retdairyqueen said...

Those stars are beautiful and your quilting is stunning
If you have ice on the bird bath imagine what it is like here xx

KaHolly said...

I just love, love, love those stars. And your feather quilting, stunning. If I keep practicing, maybe I can do it, too!! Keep warm!

Marilyn said...

You are progressing beautifully with the gorgeous stars. (they are much bigger than I had imagined). Love your "just because" feathers. Poor birds having to learn to ice skate.

Elyte said...

Your star swag is looking very festive. Those stars are larger than I imagined and they will look look lovely decorating your house at Christmas. Well done with the feathers, they look very professional.

Maria said...

Your swag is looking great...
such lovely little feathers.. AND Why because you can Fiona??
Yes my BIL lives in Rockhampton and he isn't used the cold there either..

Mara said...

Looks like a very productive Friday.

barbara woods said...

love your stars reminds me of Christmas

Janice said...

A very productive day. It all looks terrific.

Allie said...

Pretty pretty pretty....love the awesome feathers....stay warm my friend!

Sandra said...

I love your star swag. It is cold and miserable here, perfect weekend for crafting

Anita said...

Hi Fiona,
You've been having fun, lots of lovely works going on. I especially love those Christmas hearts, they're sweet.
Cheers, Anita.

Cheryl said...

Lovely busy Friday night sewing Fiona. Those cute stars will be worth it

Noela said...

Lovely stars Fiona. hugs.....

Josie said...

Love the star bunting. A lot of work but so worth it come Christmas. Your quilted feathers are beautiful... there is nothing wrong with doing them just because you like them :o) Can't wait to see what Hello World turns into.....xxx

Barb said...

I just love your stars, is there a pattern?

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