Friday, April 7, 2017

manly quilting....

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Amongst my UFO's was a bunch of Snail Trail blocks (I was donated them in a scrap bag years ago!)  The little blocks were 3 1/2" and scrappy and I wanted to use them up.

This is my masculine mug rug which now lives in Hubz's office

... and my masculine table topper which lives next to his lounge chair.  I had a bit of fun with the quilting in this one...

This months Rainbow Scrap challenge colour is Multicoloured - all those fabrics which don't fall predominantly in one particular colour....

I found I had quite a few of those fabrics... can you see my fussy cut wording?

This the fullest of all my scrap baskets..

I have stitched up another block for Gardeners Journal... this one is Watering as you can see

Amongst my UFO's I had a whole bunch of 2" x 5" pieces so I have been putting rail fence blocks together for a while when I had a few minutes spare.....

they are now in strips and getting sewn together - when I have a few minutes spare... 

Had a lovely road trip and met up with Michelle and Susan yesterday.... we sat in a corner at a cafe and stitched... and had coffee and lunch and there was a little bit of chatting

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Of course the time went far too fast.  Both special friends I met via blogging and it never feels like I see them often enough!

Righto, Gotto Go - woke up at ridiculous o'clock, so I find I have a few minutes spare so I'll go and sew those strips together....


  1. Nice use of the snail blocks...... So nice to see the girls......

  2. Love the mug rugs you made hubby, very sweet and a good idea....I have orphan blocks too from the snail trail quilt I made my now husband! I am hoping to make a scrap basket out of my multicoloured scraps also, I have been admiring yours for so long, very impressed you got quilting phases as well!

  3. Love the snail trails. Great use for them. The scrap basket looks lovely. Hugs,xx

  4. Those snail blocks were so tiny! I've made them bigger and struggled with that, hard to imagine all the little triangles behaving well for me. Your rail fence has such a nice, rich red as a unifying color. It's going to be a lovely one!

  5. Hi Fiona wonderful use of scraps,love hubz's new mug rug and mat ,how lucky is he.
    Your stitchery is cute.
    How awesome that you had fun with Susan and Michelle,such lovely friends,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

  6. love the manly quilting, perfectly matched

  7. Love where your snail blocks ended up. I haven't looked for this months RSC yet. Throughly enjoyed our catchup xx

  8. You have made great use of the snail trail blocks. And the multi coloured basket works very well. There are a lot of fabrics that fall into that category.
    The stitched block is very sweet.
    Great work with all the scrap strips. Hope you got lots done.

  9. Wonderful creative use of scraps!

  10. Great blokey projects for Hubz...Yes can see your fussy cut word in your rainbow scrap basket.. nice!
    Love your scrappy fence and rail blocks and they will make a fabulous quilt..
    Sew nice to have spent time with Michelle and Susan...

  11. Great use of the snail trail blocks, hubby is well looked after!! Loved the fussy cutting in your scrap project. The stitchery is beautiful....what a treat to catch up with Michelle and Susan and tomget time stitching time together. Your post and rail quilt top looks wonderful, you are going really well sorting UFU's.

  12. Very manly indeed. And great use of already made blocks. The table topper is very inspirational to me. Love the plaid in there. Your scrap basket is so cute and it talks too! What a hoot! ;^)

  13. Five AWESOME projects and a visit with friends (sounds like a recipe for a perfect week!!)

  14. Cool manly projects! Love the little fabric basket. And the colorful squares.

  15. You always accomplish so much! Making manly mats for your husband is a clever way to use up those orphan blocks! XO

  16. Love your manly finishes - I need to do more "manly" projects.. poor hubby has to put up with a lot of pink! xx

  17. Your manly finishes are spot on - bet hubby feels very spoilt having his own gear and not having to use the pretties any more! Your colourful scrap basket is gorgeous - and great fussy cutting! The rail fence is very effective, isn't it great how much we can achieve with a stitch here and a stitch there.... Lovely that you got to spend some time with Susan and Michelle, I still marvel at the friends I've made through blogging :-)


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