Sunday, 14 August 2011

spending time down in the garden....

Have today to myself pretty well so I thought it would be great to have a go at some of the piecing on the Down in the Garden block.
I made a good start on the stitching yesterday and I have been so eager to cut into the fabrics.
Here is my progress so far...
lots of little chain stitch, something I hadn't tried before..

traced some of the other stitcheries too.
Made a booboo on the churn dash blocks and had to redo the corners, who would  have thought 1/8th of an inch could be so disruptive! Here are the sewn pieces.

This is roughly how the block will go together..

In the lower green check block there is supposed to be a dresden plate but I am leaning towards a hexagon flower. There is time to decide. There are a couple of other stitched flowers that need tracing but they can wait for now.
Next week the rest of the patterns will arrive but I am going to keep it as a bom. 
I like to do other projects in between big ones like this.
There is a new project on it's way next week too. One I was lucky to win!
Once it arrives I will explain more..
Hope you have had a crafty weekend too! Off to put away my sewing machine and bits and pieces.
cheers
Marina

16 comments:

Melody said...

I love the fabrics in this project, so fresh and pretty. As always your stitching is perfect. I'm really looking forward to watching this one grow.

Narelle said...

Wow ... you didn't muck around did you.
Great start!

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Oh you were quick of the mark in starting this pretty quilt. Looks lovely so far and yes I love that you are changing it a bit to add your own personality.
Happy sewing.
Bev.xoxo

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love this one Marina...new project????

Maria said...

I love the fabrics you have chosen for your quilt top.

♥Giusy♥ said...

hi Marina,
beautiful colors,
beautiful embroidery,
I like chain stitch, is fast and fun!
good Sunday

Serenata said...

It is looking lovely so far Marina, your stitching is beautiful and the fabrics are gorgeous, as Melody said, very fresh looking.

Mistea said...

This is looking pretty already. Love the colours and your stitching is gorgeous.
Enjoy and congratulations on your win - that looks like a fun project.

Fiona said...

Oh! Oh! So pretty and your stitching is wonderful... what thread are you using? and I love the fabric with the little pattern and writing on... you are motivating me to get on with mine...
Hugz

Elyte said...

Are you secretly still on holidays? You seem to be getting a lot done. Perfect project to herald the approach of spring.

Nicky said...

Great start Marina - pink and green great combination.

What fabric do you use for your stitcheries?

Good to have a project which can become a friend as you work through the months...hexie flower good choice! You know how to do those!! hehehe

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh it's so pretty Marina. Certainly has a lovely 'garden' feel about it.
Michelle xx

rosie said...

What a great project Marina, looking forward to seeing more.. love the colors..

Carrie P. said...

Very pretty. I really like looking at each little piece seeing all the different blocks and embroidery stitches.

Janet said...

OHhh this is going to be very pretty.

Bec said...

OMG it looks stunning Marina! Love it! Such a fantastic idea to use this range to make up this quilt!