Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Hello April......


There were a few clever April fools things on line.... this was the sweetest that I saw....

An article which mentioned that few people knew that some baby koala's are born with a leopard spot to their fur..... …  I have to admit I did find that very interesting until I realised the date!



Yesterday I sewed with friends (as is my weekly habit).  I started off with making the lining and outer for a wheatbag for my local daughter.  I will finish it off this week as I have some wheat mixed with lavender....


Then I worked on this weeks blocks for the Quirky Quilts mini.... 5 little 9 patch blocks (3 1/2")


Les Courtiers continues..... these are 3 1/2" also and the pattern asked for foundation piecing but I have chosen to just cut and piece.  However it did take me a few goes to work out the exact sizes for the pieces (I am so no good at that sort of mathematical design type of thing)

I still struggle with bulky seam joins even with starch, and pins, and fine thread and sewing carefully....


.. next week I will work on the flying geese (also suggested in foundation piecing by I will do it the easy no waste way (if you don't know it just google and there are heaps of tutorials and size charts))

… and another set of blocks for One Block Wednesday - also 3 1/2" blocks


So lots of little blocks this week.…. 39 to be exact.....  a busy day and not much fabric used for it all! Patchworking is cheap entertainment if you consider the hours spent....

I have managed to finish off the 4 postcards I had planned for March....


… and I have April's one's ready and waiting next to my chair....

In my garden the  pot plants really enjoyed the bit of rain … nothing like a proper soak even though we do manage to keep the water up in the shade house...


.. the fuschia's are having a lovely burst of fresh flowers...



.. and my pretty 'revolution' hydrangea is shading from pink to green now as the flowers begin to dry...


Righto, quilting jobs to do today ….   I hope you all have a lovely rest of the week....


21 comments:

Cheryll said...

Your spray of colour in your garden looks beautiful.
And you are busy on lots of interesting projects Fiona... xox

kiwikid said...

Lots of beautiful blocks coming together in your sewing room.the fushias are very pretty, so good to see the grass coming back. Love the postcards.

WoolenSails said...

Lol, you had me for a minute, then I saw the next statement.
Wonderful projects and your flowers are beautiful. I need to move and redo my little garden.

Debbie

Karen's Korner said...

Gosh you are working on such a lot of lovely things. Pretty fuschias. I am always reminded of ballerinas when I see them.

Chantal said...

I've never looked at it that way but it's true; Patchworking is very cheap. Thanks for the thought. I love your little 9-Patch blocks. The pink one is just adorable. Also love the fabric for the wheatbag. Wow! Great job all around. Have a wonderful week! ;^)

Jennifer said...

A lot of work in little blocks with "only" to show for it! Such pretty fuschias, they remind me of ballet dancers with their flaring skirts.

White Rose said...

Hi Fiona lol i would've been sucked in with the koala too,lol.Your outer will make a lovely cover for your daughter's wheat bag and i love your blocks and postcards,well done my friend on all your beautiful work xx

Lin said...

Lots of fiddly blocks there Fiona. I do LOVE the fabric you have used for the wheat bag. My fuchsias are just coming out of hibernation and following our mild winter are already showing the odd flower. I am looking forward to finding a new one for my collection. Your postcards are coming along nicely too. xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lol!A nice critter to fool you with. All your projects are progressing very nicely. I am still thinking about April's postcards. Yours are lovely. Lovely blooms after the rain xx

Allie said...

Hahaha - spotted koala's - love it! Your blocks look amazing to me, all of them look so accurate. I really adore those postcards!! Especially the flowers. And speaking of flowers, wow your garden is stunning!!!!

Helen said...

Those flowers are just stunning, fuschias are one of my favourite flowers....Lots of great projects on the go, well done.

Jeanette said...

Lovely projects. The Fuschia's are beautiful. Such wonderful colours & love the Hydrangea. Hugs,xx

Karen P said...

Your flowers are absolutely stunning! They are beautiful! May I ask you the name of the postcard patterns? I love them!

Maria said...

Such a beautiful fuchsias and hydrangea in your garden.
WOW sew many 3 1/2 blocks you have made.
DD new wheat bag will be appreciated over winter.
Great March finish with the postcards..

Louise said...

Don't you wish there really were spotted koalas? So cute! I love seeing your fuchsias, so pretty and fresh. I used to have a few hanging pots of them when I lived in California. They don't seem to grow much in Florida. Have a wonderful week!

Susan said...

so many projects...so much progres
I am very envious of the fuschias - I just love them.

Karen S said...

Very productive with all the blocks you have completed.
Good to see your garden enjoying the rain.

Elyte said...

Gosh, you must already have a nice sized quilt with all those OBW blocks.
Always loved fuchsias but I could never grow them.
I'll just admire yours.

Chrissie said...

Beautiful fushias, very vibrant, some lovely projects, I´m sure your daughter will love the wheat bag, they can be comforting for those hard to reach places. xcx

Joy McD said...

Such prettiness going on in your garden! And your sewing room! You’re working on such lovely projects xx

Janice said...

That's too funny about the baby koala. It must be so nice seeing your plants thriving. I love fuschias. I agree, that patchwork can certainly keep you amused for hours.

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