Monday, December 2, 2019

A lovely weekend....

Last week I wanted to work on getting a few things that need finishing....

Over the year I have joined Jane with a sampler.... I did my blocks half size so mine is a mini quilt.  We started with a block that had one piece and ended with a block made of 12 pieces....  

So last week I added the sashing... and I have pinned it ready for quilting....


Whilst clearing a drawer I found a couple of flat (cheap) artist canvases so I used up some scrap wadding and a bit of bias binding and made a couple of block boards....

It is clear my gluing skills are limited.... but the boards will still work fine...


I have a mounting pile of 'stitcheries' which I have done over the years... every now and then I try and find something to do with one.... 

This is last weeks effort... the quote makes me smile and this is mounted also on an artist's canvas
(stitchery design by Michelle May of Raspberry Rabbits)


Then I pinned this mini quilt …. (pattern from Quirky Little Quilts by Sheryl Johnson)


.. and this mini quilt ….. (gifted to me by my friend Michelle)

  
and also this small quilt (40 x 46")


I fell in love with the delightful stitcheries all over again.....


it was so much fun making this one with different parts to it....


In my Garden Quilt by Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse...


There is embroidery, applique, piecing, hexagons …. so much to love in it....


Then a pile of bindings needed to be prepared too..... 



This weekend went so fast...

On Saturday we had Hubz work Christmas party, they don't do a 'party' always so it was fun to go off to a country pub and have a lovely meal.... not too late and a fun evening...

It was The Quilters Angel retreat time and of course I missed the Saturday but spent the whole day Sunday sewing.... (well maybe a bit of chatting too)….


I worked on my Bloom blocks doing the blanket stitch by machine.  I got all the beige, green and half the pink done.....

Righto, Gotto Go...  you can see I have created a few things to do... so I better go and get some done!  I'm having to resist the urge to make another In My Garden quilt... !!!



14 comments:

White Rose said...

Hi Fiona great post you sure have been busy working and partying,lol,hope you had a couple of relaxing drinks.
Love the quilts and the mini that Michelle gifted you is so cute,well done my friend on all your beautiful work xx

Janice said...

Wow! You achieved loads. Did you have time to sleep or eat? You’ll have some lovely finishes soon.

Sue SA said...

Wow you have been busy achieving lots, with three quilts pinned your ready to roll with the quilting now. Love the bloom blocks, they look lovely.

Karen's Korner said...

You are on a roll there. With all this finishing off you can certainly give yourself permission to start another quilt. Love the fabrics in your gorgeous Bloom blocks.

Jennifer said...

You have had a very productive time, Fiona......well done!

kiwikid said...

You had a wonderfully productive weekend Fiona, lots sorted ready to get finished. Your minis are lovely and your Bloom blocks look great, you did well on the retreat day.

Chantal said...

You have planned a very busy week for yourself. Lots of quilting to do. Love to see all your beautiful stitchery. So lovely. Enjoy! ;^)

Jane said...

A very productive weekend! You've got lots of quilting ahead of you

Michelle Ridgway said...

So many pretties Fiona....you have been head down! Love them all xx

KaHolly said...

Look at you go, Fiona! I’m loving everything you are working on. I’m traveling so am reduced to handwork. I prepped a bunch of scraps and am hand stitching 3.5” drunkard path blocks, as well as sewing buttons on my BILs shirts while I’m visiting. When I’m through, it will be like he’s been shopping, without spending any money, bless his heart.

Lin said...

Lots of lovely projects Fiona - I especially love the quote. xx

Karen S said...

You have managed to get a lot of projects ready for quilting. Great plans. I have a few to do but this won't happen for me until after Christmas. Good luck!

Louise said...

So many pretties! And I do love that quote. Better to have laugh lines than frown lines :)

Raewyn said...

Wow Fiona, I'm exhausted just reading it all. Very productive time - so many projects so close to being done. I love the Birdhouse quilt - very cute sayings, etc.

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