Saturday, March 7, 2015

FNWF....

It's been one of those weeks when I have been a bit reflective about my friends... both cyber and those I get to meet up with... some regularly ... some not so regularly....

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This week I used up the last of the scrappy strips to make a backing for my sampler...


 I have a couple of reds to choose from for the binding.... I am leaning towards the one on the top right to bring out the reds .... (though in the picture there doesnt seem a big difference)

I am in another Spring/Easter postcard swap and so I made up this one.... which will be going to Puerto Rico.... 

The background is an old damaged doily which I cut the end off and appliqued a wool rabbit (designed by Michelle from her book Briarside Lane)

I'm pleased with how this has come out... 


I did loads of little scribble quilting so it is like board.... hard to photograph but it took about an hour to do... this picture shows close up... you can't really see the fabric anymore... 


Cheryll hosted FNWF this week... well ... she didn't really as she wasn't there at home but she still let us all gather together cyberly.....

It was one of those weeks I was lucky enough to be with friends in body as well....

For FNWF I went to sewing group at The Quilters Angel ... on the way there the full moon was on it's way up.... pretty evening...



I have started making some of Rosalie Quinlans Easter Bunnies... so I sewed faces and tummies... (there are a few faces without bodies too!)


There is other stitching I did but that's secret stuff..... so no peeks at all....

This afternoon I had an unexpected message from a friend who was in town... I hadn't seen her for about 25 years so we caught up... always rather fun to gather up some of those hidden memories...

Righto, Gotto Go.... I'm off to meet a whole bunch of bloggers at Lets Get Stitched in Brisbane tomorrow.... so many that I have been online friends with for ages and very much looking forward so meeting them and making some new memories .... I wonder how much sewing I will do??????



33 comments:

Christine said...

That is such a lovely sampler. I love your bunnies too - postcard and three dimensional, very cute and clever. Have a great day tomorrow.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love all your projects ....how wonderful to spend time with your friend ...very special xx

Tarnyia said...

Love the postcard, looks fantastic xxx

Susan said...

It must have been a quiet FNWF - it certainly wasn't in Brisbane...so looking forward to seeing you...Sewing??? really - I thought it was all about the catch ups...maybe a few stitches...?

Chantal said...

I like the top red too although the second one makes your hexi flowers pop. Either way it will look fantastic as is your newest postcard. So cute. Enjoy the company (you can always sew at home on your own lol).

WoolenSails said...

Love how your sampler came out and that is a beautiful idea for the back.
I also love that bunny card, really fun piece and the bunnies you are making are adorable.
I was looking at simple ones last night so I can try some sock ones.

Debbie

Janet said...

The full moon was fantastic here as well, but I didn't manage to get such a good photo. You are a lucky bunch, all getting together for fun, frolicking and maybe a bit of quilting. :) Love your postcard. I am in a spring postcard swap as well - probably the same one - and I have to make for the boss lady. Pressure is on!!

Chookyblue...... said...

so pleased you got to sewing with the girl...........the moon has been stunning..............

Jeanette said...

The postcard looks fabulous. Love those bunnies.So cute. Hugs,xx

Susan said...

Seems to be lots of retreats and gatherings at this time of year, it is wonderful to be able to catch up with our blogging and sewing buddies. I made my first little bunny on Friday.........but I'm not as smart as you.....I waited until it was sewn together to do the face. I don't know why I didn't do it while it was flat!

Too many eggs said...

i just love that sampler, and your card.....and the bunnies look super cute

marina said...

wow sampler ready for quilting? you have done a fantastic job on the sampler, loving those bunnies too.
lovely to have met up with an old friend and I dare say today you will make a whole heap of new ones too.
amazing work on the postcard, were the pink flowers part of the doily?
Have a great time today!!

Maddy said...

Such a cute sampler, love the bunnies too. Friends are very important to us all, old ,new and everything in between.

Christine M said...

I think red binding will go well with your sampler, Fiona. Your postcard looks great. Have a wonderful day with the girls.

Brenda said...

Oh I love your sampler and the back is just as pretty! Just lovely!

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

Your scrappy backing is beautiful. 25 years, lots of catching up to do there, hope you had a great day. Enjoy your day with the other ladies. Looks like the rabbits are doing what they do best and breeding, great projects you are working on.

Happy days.
Bev.

barb's creations said...

Just popped over from Susan's blog (Thimblestitch) and she also has just finished a bunny, made me go looking for my pattern and have a go at making one or two of these for the gift box. Love your patchy backing you've done for your sampler, very pretty :) Barb.

Anthea said...

Great idea with the backing Fiona... amazing postcard... Have a fab time in Brisbane & no I don't think you'll get much actual stitching done!!

Jane Galley said...

Love that backing for the sampler, it's perfect. We've had some beautiful moons this week, lovely to just take a moment to appreciate them. Have a great time with your friends

Lin said...

Your postcard is going to be well loved as it is beautiful xx

Helen said...

Love your sampler and the backing looks great !

Leanne said...

Your sampler is amazing, I love it.

Allie said...

That sampler is really something special, Fiona, and I love the scrappy back. Your postcard is brilliant - I love the texture with the heavy quilting, awesome! Can't wait to see your pics from Brisbane, have a wonderful time!

kiwikid said...

Love the backing for the sampler...it will look really good.....your post card is just amazing, you have done a wonderful job with it!!
Have a fantastic time in Brisbane!!

Cheryl said...

Lovely backing for your sampler Fiona and those bunnies are very cute. Hope you had fun at Let's Get Stitched

Elyte said...

Beautiful sampler Fiona, and the pieced back was a terrific idea. So many cute little reminders that Easter is not far away.
Hope the week end was fun.

Sisbabestitches said...

Love the backing for the sampler :) I like the top red for binding too :) Gorgeous postcard! What a stunning quilting effort! It has certainly been a bright full moon in these parts ;) Sweet bunnies in progress :)

Anonymous said...

Hi my gorgeous friend,i love your bunnies and i am so rapt that we finally got to meet ,this was so special to me as i never thought it would ever happen. Your work is always amazing,i have just finished making my header all about Fiona,love you heaps buddy xx

Maria said...

Lovely sampler backing and your Bunny Postcard is sew cute...

Karen S said...

Great progress on the sampler backing. Any of the reds look like they will work well.
Love the work you have done on the postcard. Great way to use the flowers from the doiley.
Great start with the RQ bunnies. i have been working on this pattern too. Too cute not to!

Josie said...

Love the pieced backing for your sampler.... you already know how I feel about the front. :o) All your bunny projects are so cute too. Hope you had a fabulous time in Brisbane......xxx

Jeneta said...

Boy do I love your posts. You always have so many interesting things going on! I LOVE the backing for your sampler (and the red you are leaning towards for the binding) and the wool rabbit is just so cute! And those Easter bunnies make me want to make some exactly the same! That's the problem with your wonderful blog posts - I always want to run out and start making what you are making!!

Ondrea said...

That backing looks lovely and I look forward to your cute bunnies.

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