Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Blocks... sewn and stitched.....

These are my February blocks for Chookyblue's SAL this year.... (Nature's Journey by Anni Downs)


The blocks are fun to do... the borders are done in a blanket stitch and I have been doing the applique in needleturn.... which takes me quite a while...


The blocks have been trimmed to size now and are safely in their little plastic container waiting for the March ones............  I personally like having goals to meet and find this an excellent way to make a quilt...

Another alphabet bear (Michelle's design) is done.... I am going to do these differently now and work on all my bears.... then move to another part.... 


Pretty cute aren't they?

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I am lucky as I will be sewing with others on a retreat.... lots of stitching to be done

Righto, Gotto Go.... I'm on the machine today...

.. that's the sewing machine... not the treadmill.... (I broke that!)

35 comments:

Christine M said...

Your blocks are looking great, Fiona. How cute is that little bear in the bath!

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona your blocks look fantastic and boy I sure do love the cute bear stitchery,well done my friend and see you Friday night xx

WoolenSails said...

Those are beautiful blocks and I like the two colors like that.

Debbie

Allie said...

You broke the treadmill!! On purpose, lol? Cute cute blocks, and I'm loving Michelle's bears!

Sheila said...

Love your blocks and the bear is just too cute . Hugs Sheila

Bobbie B said...

Your blocks are gorgeous Fiona .... love love love the little bear in the bathtub ..... and how clever of you to have busted your treadmill .... well done!!!!! lol

Love Bears All Things said...

You are so funny....Your applique is so neat and your hearts are so perfect...I hope I get better as I go....I tried to do the flower the way the video that someone posted showed. I didn't have any fabric glue so I used basting spray on the center to hold it in place. That seemed to work better......love the bear.
Mama Bear

Cheryll said...

Sewing... Stitching... Breaking machines... is there no end to your talent...lol
LoVe that cutie and your colours are so pretty too. xox

Chantal said...

Oh I love your Nature's Journey blocks. Your blanket stitches are so evenly spaced. You are so talented ... well except on the treadmill. I am glad to hear you are human after all!! :) Love the bear stitchery too. +

Jennifer said...

The sewing machine is much more fun than a treadmill! Very cute little blocks.......they are coming along like a house on fire, aren't they.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lol! I hope it didn't throw you off when it gasped its last!!! My goodness you have been busy. I better get cracking or else I shall be overtaken xxx

Lyn said...

A very cute alphabet stitchery..and lovely blocks for your SAL

Karen S said...

The SAL blocks are looking good!! I do like the way these are turning out.
And B is a lovely bear, too!

kiwikid said...

Beautiful blocks...very productive you!!! Love the bear in the bath, that is so cute!!

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Fiona,
lovely SAL blocks and the bear in the bathtub is just too cute.
Have fun on your retreat.
Greetings,
Sylvia

marina said...

loving your blocks Fiona, looks like you are keeping up beautifully.
Your b block is gorgeous. so cute!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You are so cleaver xx

Chrissie said...

Lovely blocks, super cute bear too xcx

Susan said...

They are really beautiful blocks. Worth the time and effort to do needleturn on such a special project. Enjoy your retreat.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous blocks Fiona, as is your cute little bear

Narelle said...

Love your blocks ... I'm almost there.
Happy retreating :o)

Raewyn said...

Your SAL blocks are lovely, it's fun and motivating seeing everyone's popping up in blogland! Love your stitchery too. See you Friday night!!

KaHolly said...

Oh my goodness! Your blocks are just gorgeous! You've certainly put a lot of work into them. I've....well, i've.....simply put, I've accomplished very little in comparison!

Jeanette said...

Love you SAL. After doing mine i was beginning to regret doing them needleturn but i'll persevere. :) Love the cute bear. Hugs,xx

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

They are beautiful!

Jane Galley said...

Oh, Fiona, they're beautiful

Ondrea said...

Wow! You have done heaps and they look great. Yoj are so good keeping up with everything. Love the 'B' stitchery, very cute.

Lin said...

Nice work Fiona. Enjoy your retreat! xx

sunny said...

That's some beautiful stitching! Have fun on Retreat.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Loving your SAL blocks so far, great colour combo...the B for bear is gorgeous, smile making little design...

Dawn said...

I agree doing a SAL is great to push you along and get a quilt finished. Love your little bear, how cute.

Elyte said...

Great progress on the SAL. It is a beautiful quilt.

Dawnie said...

All these finished blocks, you are so organised. Great project, they look lovely Fiona

Anthea said...

Is the treadmill thing a joke, Fiona? I hope so!
Lovely stitching for your SAL - you'll be able to needleturn in your sleep by the time your quilt is finished

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh no, it seems the bear is a bathing bear, and while I guess you could bathe in that other 'b' stuff, the bubbles suggest it may be more like a 'c' liquid :) Oh good on you for breaking pointless machinery ;) Your SAL blocks look lovely :)

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