Saturday, 30 April 2011

new fabric and new project

Here are some fabric goodies that came home with me from New Zealand.
This lovely fabric has gorgeous fat bumblebees.
This fabric has lovely wood carvings on it. The cream on cream fabric has 'tribal swirls' and the buttons are cut from Paua shell. As I understand it, it is a type of abalone and has the most beautiful greens and blues.
They will make a lovely souvenir project.
Now I did say that there were some books waiting for me when we got home. This book has been appearing quite frequently in blogland and when I saw all the different versions of it on the net I was very inspired to want to make it as well.

I have made up three blocks and stitched three more.... they just need their borders. I am going to try to finish three blocks at a time so that I don't just stitch and don't finish them off. For the borders I am using Glace by three sisters. It will make a nice christmas wall hanging.



I am hoping to get some more stitching done this weekend!
This morning I had to forfeit craft group to go to our Curly club fun day. Two very tired curlies are recovering from a fun day of swimming, running and socialising.  Their owner is a little fatigued too!
Hope you have an enjoyable weekend!
cheers
Marina

14 comments:

BubzRugz said...

What fun fabrics you found.. the bumble bees look 3 dimensional.... and I think the tribal fabric is lovely.... I bought some paua earings when I was there... so pretty.... your Christmas blocks look fantastic.... time to start my May ones!!
Hugz

Serenata said...

The material and buttons are lovely. Your quilt blocks are just gorgeous, I can't wait to see the finished item!

Melody said...

Beautiful work, Marina

Quiltjane said...

I love your stitcheries but live the bumble bee print even more.

Chookyblue...... said...

your Tis the Season blocks look great..........

Nicky said...

Great buys from NZ! And the wall hangings look great too - missed out seeing that book - will have to check it out!

Yvette said...

I really like the fabrics you chose for your stitcheries. I am still unsure of what I am going to use.

Atelier Caseiro said...

Your quilt blocks are cute! =)
I lovely fabrics. Good shop!
Have a nice weekend, Ana.

Mistea said...

Loving that bumble bee fabric - look forward to seeing how you use that one.

TTS blocks looking fabulous, looks like this project has got you back to stitching and well done on making the blocks as you go.

Lisa said...

You achieve so much, I'm in awe of you.

I saw "Tis the Season" in person for the first time in Queenstown and I love it. I should have bought it but I was in a kind of "merchant mall spin" at the time. I think I can remember the shop which was selling it though. OMG, I'm just quilt mad at the moment.

Elyte said...

I like your "Tis the Season" blocks. I met Natalie at the quilt show and a few of us bought some of her patterns. I like her work and will keep an eye on her blog for future projects Your stitching is lovely as always.

Narelle said...

Wow you've been busy since your return home. Love the fabrics for your 'Tis the Season' blocks.
Lovely purchases too ... the bumble bees are cute!

carine said...

hello Marina, your blocks are looking fabulous! They are very nice . And the fabric from New-Zealand is smaching!I 'v being ill so thats why you 've got no comments these last days. Sr. Greeting from Bruges Carine

carine said...

Hello Marina, it did something wrong, because my comment did not appear. So, I love the fabric from New-Zealand, your blocks are smashing and I didnt post comments the last days because I've been ill. Sorry. Hope you're doing well , hear from you soon ,love and hugs Carine