Monday, 14 March 2011

Labour day holiday...

Today is a public holiday in Melbourne and it has been a wonderful day!
This week I reached a milestone target in that I have completed 40 large hexie flowers and I have used 99 percent of the jelly roll! I am so chuffed. I still haven't decided how large this quilt will be so I have just cut up some more of my Park Avenue stash of fabric to make some more. They make a wonderful pile of flowers.

This week I received a parcel in the mail from Heleen and Corry (Dutch Sisters) in the Netherlands. I won their give away last month of one of their gorgeous little birds. It came beautifully wrapped with some lovely extra fabric.

I have hit a bit of a stale mate as far as Creativity is concerned at the moment and I want to start something new but can't focus on anything I might like to do. My lovely stash of Bliss has been calling for some time and after managing to get some more of the white spotted fabric from GJ's I thought it might be time to commit.  I was almost going to make it into hexagon flowers but I wanted to make something a little different. So, I thought I would have a go at this..... Ok so it is still a hexagon shape......
It looks quite pretty I think and using the same technique that I use for hexagons it has worked quite well.
I just am a little unsure of what to do with the folded over pieces at the and of the diamonds that tend to bulk up the centre. What do others do to minimise the bulk?. This is only my first one so it may get easier. I think I will make some more and see how it goes.

Watching the news tonight has just been devastating seeing more and more tragedy in the aftermath of the Japanese disaster. Some stories of amazing rescues and others of deep sadness.
Hopefully the tremours will subside and the recovery will proceed.
Hugs,
Marina



ps.. I am taking part in Fiona's felted wool pincushion round robin and Sue, who I sent my base to, has just added her touch to my base. Pop over and have a peek it is fantastic.

6 comments:

BubzRugz said...

Great win.. that little bird is just darling....
Love the hexi-star.... beautiful fabric choice.... did you get all the 40 hexi's from the one jelly roll?...
I love your pincushion .... Sue has done a great job...
Hugz

Melody said...

Sue did a wonderful job on your base, it looks delightful

Mistea said...

Pretty star hexagon. Those colours look very fresh.

Elyte said...

I popped over to have a look at the pincushion. It is gorgeous, a pony in a strawberry field, love it.
I like the star. This is a very versatile shape and you can have many variations.
Your hexie garden is growing beautifully, you will have an amazing quilt to enjoy, maybe for this winter?
With my stars I try to press my finger into the centre seam and twist to flatten the fabrics.

Carrie P. said...

Boy! I have missed a lot on your blog.
I just love the boy quilt. Such cute little embroidery patterns.
Your Koala is so sweet. Good job. so tiny.
Oh,your trip looks like a great time and there is nothing wrong with taking the pictures of the landscape. It is totally awesome.

shez said...

what a beautiful win Marina the bird is so cute