Friday, May 13, 2016

... more progress....


Hubz has been away for a few days so I take advantage of that time by making up a big bowl of soup, staying in my pyjamas and stitching the days away....

Firstly I added the next border onto In My Garden....  the stitcheries are not that clear in the picture but they are very sweet 


... then I started work to catch up on The Splendid Sampler blocks....

hmmmmm

 .. that's better .... 

Hand in Hand designed by Kari Carr


Inspector Sidekick designed by Michele Foster

Derby Day designed by Pat Sloan (bonus block)


Goose on the Loose designed by Amy 

I have two more prepped up which I will take to Friday night Sew and Stitch tonight .... 


... lots of HST in today's work - rather satisfactory seeing a pile of little trimmings...


Last evening I finished off the stitching for my eye mask.... you can see the shape in the stitchery...



.. the next border of In My Garden needed lots of 1.5" x 2.5" rectangles - I chose to make them by sewing strips together and cutting them back... 


... there is some regularity in the strips but they worked out okay ..


... and that's the top finished for that quilt - I love it....  I think I will get a bit more of brown for binding?

Hubz and I have been filling spaces with some new plants... this little hibiscus decided to flower - the flower is almost as big as the plant... so pretty...


Righto, Gotto Go - I can probably finish off that eye mask this afternoon...... Hope you have a wonderful weekend....

26 comments:

Sisbabestitches said...

My hasn't In My Garden become a wonderful top. Love the consistency of the brown borders :) The eye mask stitching is scrummy, lovely thread choices! Loving your Splendid blocks, that dotty green grass is gorgeous, and bunny is just adorable :)

kiwikid said...

Loving your In my Garden quilt, the borders look great! The SS blocks are coming along beautifully too...like the look of that bunny. That hibiscus is very brave having such a big flower!! Lol!! The eye mask is beautiful too...does that mean you have trouble sleeping on retreat?

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona such gorgeous work ,I am loving how your quilt has come together,beautiful colours and your blocks are looking fantastic,well done my friend xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

In my Garden is so pretty...love it. Beautiful blocks for Splendid Sampler too x

Cheryl said...

Wow lot of beautiful sewing Fiona. Don't we secretly love it when hubz is away

Jennifer said...

In My Garden is very pretty! As is that hibiscus, what a glorious colour.

Maria said...

Such a pretty finish Fiona...
Your SS blocks look lovely ...
Such a beautiful colour the hibiscus is.

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful quilt and isn't it fun to have the house to ourselves;)

Debbie

Barb said...

I have to say that I love everything you do...just wonderful!

Chrissie said...

Soup. pj´s and sewing, sounds like heaven. Had to look a couple of times at the blocks before I saw why you changed it! Have a wonderful weekend yourself xcx

gracie said...

Love the quilt blocks and quilt...

Helen said...

Perfect soup ,pj's and stitching lovely blocks and quilt, beautiful work !

Helen said...

Love the quilt top.....beautiful fabrics. Nice to get so many SS blocks done as well.

Helen said...

Love the quilt top.....beautiful fabrics. Nice to get so many SS blocks done as well.

Janice said...

Wow! You have been productive. I love them all. Hubz had better look out. You'll be sending him away again so you can get more stitching done.

Jeanette said...

Love your quilt top. Mine is still in pieces. Your SS blocks look fabulous. The hibiscus is a lovely colour. Hug,xx

Sue SA said...

Love your quilt and such pretty blocks. Hibiscus are such gorgeous shrubs, I love their flowers, but unfortunately the frost's we get here prevent me from growing them.

Christine said...

Lovely lovely work. It's always surprising how much can be done when hubby is away. :)

kathy r said...

The flower is beautiful. I love hibiscus. We have a few in our yard. I love the soft colors you are using. Normally I use reproductions but they are lovely.
Kathleen Mary
kathysnest32.wordpress.com

Jane Galley said...

I love it when the house is empty for a few days and you can get stuck into projects, love that bunny

Karen S said...

The stitcheries look wonderful in your quilt top. Lovely work.
Great effort with all the sampler blocks, too.

Lin said...

I love the way your In the Garden top has finished up - the colours are gorgeous and it all balances out beautifully. The ey mask is looking very pretty. xx

Cheryll said...

If stitching kept you out of trouble... you must be an angel with what you have accomplished...xox

Anthea said...

I'm gonna start at the end of your post re the Hibiscus - I LOVE IT, of course! Well done, little shrub.
In My Garden is looking great, wonderful progress & those fabrics are darling... x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Love the quilt Fiona as well As the blocks! The eye mask is perfect...I've started to wear one at night!

Wendy said...

The quilt top is beautiful, the stitcheries make it so special. Love the eye mask design too

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