Friday, 8 July 2011

showcasing another's talent...

I have been wanting to snap photos of mum's newest creation for ages and got organised today to do it. Her Monster's quilt is being picked up from the quilters today so there will also be a pic of that soon too! I may just kidnap it when she brings it over to show me!
Her latest venture is for a great niece,  ( sister to Monster quilt recipient) and it is just gorgeous.
Mum has amazing talent when it comes to stitching and craft and she is a mean china painter too.
The centre piece of the quilt is done and it will be surrounded by pinwheels and a border of appliqued butterflies.

I just love this embroidery on Jill's apron.

the writing is all in satin stitch embroidery.
do you see where I get it from now?
The centre panel is from a craft magazine, I am not sure which one (I have been advised that it is a pattern by Corrie Blunt from Chitter Chatter Designs). She enlarged the panel to make a quilt size, the original was a wall hanging I think.

I received some loveliness in the mail this week too...
this gorgeous pom pom scarf from Narelle (at pins and whiskers), it is so warm and snuggly!

Fiona from bubzrugz sent me this cute as key holder! I am constantly losing my keys and there have been some mornings when I have been close to walking to work because I have been unable to find them, thank goodness for the boys who usually pitch in and find them in the most obvious places for me!

so big thanks to Fiona and Narelle, you are wonderful bloggy friends!

Last night I added the last of the green filler hexagons to my hexie garden! Extreme Happy Dance!!!
While 'dad sitting' this morning I started the not so glamorous job of pulling out basting threads and removing the iron on backings. I got about half of them done. It needs a good press and then I will show the top. I am hoping to get the borders on next week. I am so excited I could explode, but then I would just have to clean the mess up.
Hope you all have a wonderful crafty weekend


Fiona@BubzRugz said...

Love the Jack and Jill.... so pretty and beautifully done.... I think I need to borrow that warm and snuggly scarf....and I'm lloking forward to seeing the hexi garden top..... big job...

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well there is no mystery now where you get your cleverness from. What a beautiful quilt...your Mum is very talented and the detail is gorgeous. Very lucky girl.

Nicky said...

Your mum's quilt is so sweet for a little girl. Great news on thr hexie quilt front -looking forward to seeing it all finished! Well done for getting so far - just the final push...

Mistea said...

Beautiful Jack and Jill - how amazing will that look all together.
Lovely pressies you have received, that scarf sure is well timed.
Enjoy the weekend.

Stray Stitches said...

What a darling quilt top center! Obviously the crafting talent runs in the genes!!
I look forward to seeing your completed hexie garden :)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your mum's quilt is really amazing, she is very talented!! I'm lookig forward to seeing your hexie quilt once ironed!!

els koetsier said...

What make your mum a wunderfull,from the pattern of Jack en Jill. its a pattern you can also use for make a good charity quilt.

Maybe you can show moren from you mum.

Cheers Els

rosie said...

Marina, thankyou for showing us... your mum is awesome, as you are too!