Tuesday, 30 August 2011

cruising along...

Boy my clothes line has been getting a workout- not so much with washing as a hanger for my quilts. I fixed up my mistakes in quilting my Sweet Nostalgia quilt and visited my local patchwork shop Jemima's to buy the binding for it.
I also found some lovely fabric to make some goodies for Peta in the Friends Swap. That will have to remain a secret but there will be sneak peaks for sure.
I got all the binding on and now there is just the handquilting around the embroideries to do. I have stitched five of the blocks- 7 to go.


I just love looking at the folded quilts. You get little snippets of colour and the designs, am so happy that this quilt is finished, well 98% finished...
I hope to visit mum's on the weekend to baste my Flower garden.
Another Christmas stitchery got finished yesterday....
This is from the lovely pattern Michelle sent me. It was very pleasant to stitch. For now it will join the first one and may make an appearance for next month's Christmas finish. Having finished this one means I can work on this for a little while.....

Block two of Down in the Garden. There is a heap of stitching in this one.  I had to get the butterflies on, I have just done them blanket stitch applique. Now to the stitching.. And there is also some stitching for the friends swap to get started on.
busy days!
Happy crafting
Cheers
Marina

18 comments:

♥Giusy♥ said...

Hi Marina,
many beautiful works!
the butterflies have come really well!
excellent result

^_^

Melody said...

Such beautiful work. Michelle's pattern looks delightful stitched up. I always love seeing your work.

Fiona said...

Sweet nostalgia is just lovely ... it is such a happy quilt... very cute redwork stitchery from Michelle and your next block looks like it will be fun....
I still like that background fabric....
Hugz

Nicky said...

Marina

just realised is Maisie sitting on you queen size blue and white quilt?

Great finish Marina - love the 30s fabric - perfect from for your stitching panels and cute cornerstones.

Your new project looks lovely and its got butterflies on it! Very sweet...

Mistea said...

That looks more like full speed, than just cruising.
The Christmas stitching is gorgeous and your Garden block is looking good already with those colourful butterfly wings.
Enjoy

Stray Stitches said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I really like the use of the flowers in the sashing intersections. Can't wait to see your newest project. The butterflies are so pretty.

Yvette said...

OMG! Sew much eye candy in here. I love your quilt, it is just going to be an heirloom when you are finished.

You already know how much I adore the Butterfly Garden. I am going to do my appliqué parts like you did. Love it!

Elyte said...

Are you sure that you are not on holidays at the moment. You seem to be getting so much done. That stitchery is very cute, so much detail, and beautifully executed by you.

els koetsier said...

Marina your Nostalgiequilt are geourgius, I used one of the pattern for a friendshapquilt for one of oure bee friends.
Christmas sitcery wouw, and you butterflies stitchery/applique seems also wunderful. You had such a tempo pffffffffffff

Cheers Els

Serenata said...

Lovely Marina. I'm on the homeward stretch with my quilt as well, just hand sewing the binding and then it will be ready for the Ta da moment.

Carrie P. said...

Your quilt is fabulous. Congrats on your finish.
Oh, I just love the butterfly. Can't wait to see the embroidery done around it.

Charlie and Wendy said...

All your work is beautiful, the quilt is so pretty and your stitchery and butterflies are lovely.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Another inspring post. Good luck with the hand quilting and stitching. Michelle's designs are so cute.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love your quilt Marina and those fabrics you have used are so gorgeous as are your butterflies..looking forward to seeing that progress. My gingies look right at home with you. LOL!
I too love a folded quilt all finished and you can see the little hills and valley of the quilting. YUM!

Val said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love the colourful binding. The butterflies look great and the Christmas stitchery looks really yummy :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You have been so busy, love your quilt...

lisa said...

wow just beautiful!! i love your stitching.
hugs
xo

Karen said...

Sweet Nostalgia turned out so nice! So you put your binding on before finishing your quilting? That is different, but I like hearing it, as I have a finished quilt that I now feel needs more quilting. You have made my day! Love the Christmas stitchery and oh the butterfly!!!