Monday, 27 September 2010

maisie in the garden.

Isn't it amazing that as soon as you spread a new patchwork top on the bed a feline princess miraculously appears and when confronted has a look as if to say "What? what is YOUR problem!"
Last night I spent most of the night taking a break from the sewing machine and concentrated on adding hexies to my top. It is definitely growing. Here it is - minus Maisie.

  Now I need to concentrate on some cream hexies to  make the paths as I have run out. Should be a good job while watching telly tonight.
 Yesterday while in the garden I decided to check my poor neglected orchids and was rewarded with these four spikes. I love orchids.

 While the football was on Saturday I sewed some sashings on my Sweet nostalgia rows but have simplified it. Instead of the diamonds I have just done squares. I didn't have enough fabric to do the diamonds and the cream borders and I am pretty sure I didn't have enough patience and concentration either. It still looks quite pretty but boy, is it time consuming! I think it will take more than one holiday block to get them all done. Anything worthwhile is worth taking the time to do!
Will show some pics soon.
Hope you had a great weekend!
See you for tuesday treasures tomorrow!


Melody said...

I am so impressed, your flower garden is looking magnificent. You are so right about our pets running and jumping on our new quilts, my little Pip does it all the time.
Maisie has the most beautiful face - what a cutie.
You star - well done.

Serenata said...

Oh Wow Marina, your hexi quilt is coming on beautifully. Very inspiring. I'm hoping to start making some in a couple of weeks at the next Saturday Quilting group. One of the ladies is going to loan me her templates and show me how to do them.

Mistea said...

She sure is looking at home in the garden - enjoy watching your garden grow. It looks gorgeous already. Oh and I do recognise some of those flowers.

Love those Orchids.

Elyte said...

Oh Marina those hexies look so beautiful. I am totally convinced now I am going to take the plunge!

Yvette said...

A ADORE your flower garden. you are making me want to do one of these.

Your baby is the cutest thing!!! Yes, they always seem to know when a quilt is being laid out.

Narelle said...

WOW! You've really bloomed ahead with your flowers. Gorgeous!
The look on Maisie's face says it all doesn't it?

Carrie P. said...

Wowweee! Your flower garden quilt is fabulous. I really do like the off whites in between the flowers.