Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Loveliness has arrived..

Here we go...
 This week my fabric pack arrived from the lovely Bec. It is very dangerous visiting her blog as she clears out her stash every now and then and 'rehomes' it. 
This is a lovely kit of Sunkissed fabric. It is just beautiful and I love it. They are not colours I would normally use so I am looking forward to making something outside my usual colours.  I am going to add a few lighter tones of homespun to use for the extra stitcheries.
I traced the first stitchery on the white on cream fabric that came with the kit. It has the names of flowers written on the fabric. Just so perfectly fits the theme.
I will need to carefully select the cottons for the stitching so that they suit the fabrics. It's so exciting starting a new project.
     
I haven't been neglecting my UFO's. I have sewn 1 1/2 rows of my Park avenue hexagon top together and have attempted some machine quilting on my Sweet Nostalgia quilt that mum helped me baste. Just some stitching around the block frames and the sashings.  It will need a lot of hand quilting too around various parts of the stitcheries but that will be done slowly but surely. About half of the machine quilting to go.

Happy days!
cheers
Marina

15 comments:

Nicky said...

Sounds like you are really busy Marina! Ah the joys of a new project...sigh! Have fun!

Marina Brito de Campos said...

I love these colors. Specially the pinks and lilacs.
Happy quilting, Marina

Fiona said...

Love the fabric... your Down in the Garden quilt is going to be lovely..... and nice to have some hand stitching to do these cold evenings.. the quilting looks great too
Hugz

Mistea said...

Very pretty colours for your new project I bet they brightened your week. Looks like a lot of fun.
Well done on the Sweet Nostalgia quilting - the combination of hand and machine will be perfect on this quilt.
Enjoy

♥Giusy♥ said...

wow wow wow Marina!!!
the kit of Sunkissed fabric is beautiful...
all is beautiful!!!
happy days to you!
kiss

Stray Stitches said...

It looks as though you are getting ready to start a wonderful new project! You are so lucky to have such a wonderful designer in your country!

Yvette said...

Hey now!!! I have that same pattern set and just ordered more fabric for it. I wish I had the time to work on it with you. Hmmmm, maybe if I stop sleeping. LOL!

Elyte said...

Nothing like some lovely new fabric to inspire. Enjoy the new project and don't forget to share your progress.

Melody said...

Love your new fabrics. A new project is always so exciting.

Serenata said...

The fabrics look lovely Marina and I look forward to seeing what you do with them.

els koetsier said...

Waauw Youre new project seem to like beautifull. And the fabrics for the quilt be wunderfull.

Cheers els

Oddbjørg said...

Down in the Garden quilt will be lovely. Some wonderful fabrics too!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your new fabrics are beautiful. I love the little glimpse of the quilt in the bottom photo, it looks gorgeous.

Narelle said...

Very sweet fabrics ... enjoy them!
You're making fantastic progress on 'Sweet Nostalgia' ... you'll be done in no time.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely fabrics....great project...