Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Quiltober

I am dedicating October to Quilting in the hope of making a dent in a few flimsies.
So far so good.  I started quiltober a little early (last month) by getting going on hand quilting my Sweet nostalgia stitchery blocks. There were 5 to go at the start of October and they are now done! I popped the quilt in the wash last night in the hope of getting out a nasty stain on one of the stitchery blocks. It didn't work so some extra embroidered leaves have solved that problem. 
The christening quilt is done and I am so happy with the result. I just love looking at it and I know it will be well loved. Bliss fabrics are just so beautiful!
Two Christmas mats got quilted this week and they just can't wait for the 25th to be shown off. Hopefully the binding will be on by then though. They were the patterns I received from Michelle as a giveaway on her blog.
The next big quilting project will be to get some more rows done on my Hexie flower garden quilt. I have quilted two rows so far. I don't even want to count how many to go....... slowly, slowly!
So roll on the photos...





I found the gorgeous backing fabric at Spotlight, it was the last metre on the bolt. I so wish there had been more.... It is so sweet.
Here are my mats. 


(this one needs to be sewn and quilted but just wanted to show it as well)

While at spotlight I also spotted this lovely christmas print.... Guess what I have in store for this, a hint: there will be some fussy cutting...


sorry for the pic heavy post just love to look at all that bliss!
cheers
Marina
Anyone else up for Quiltober?

23 comments:

Fiona said...

wow... are you stopping to eat???? I love the baby quilt and the backing is just perfect.... and the Christmas mats are lovely too.. don't let your boys spill gravy on those!! are you fussy cutting hexies with that fabric??
I've got 2 quilts pinned... I'll join for Quiltober... great idea...
Hugz

Jeanette said...

I've been trying hard to get a lot of things out of the way. Decided at the end of September that October would be the month for it. :) Seems we both had the same idea.

Quiltjane said...

Love the hexagon quilt.

Lib said...

Would love to go Quiltober but think I have too many other things on the go at the moment. Need to get some Christmas stitching done. Love your placemats and the blue Christmas material!

Nicky said...

You were right the baby quilt is gorgeous - lucky baby! Your stitcheries are lovely and I look forward to updates on the quilting!

Melody said...

So much gorgeous sewing in this post. Thanks for sharing.

Yvette said...

I can't believe you finished that so quick! You must have gave up on some sleep. The quilt looks wonderful and I love that backing too.

♥Giusy♥ said...

beautiful delicate colors, I love
^_^

Eli said...

The Christening quilt is beautifully sweet and delicate; the two mats are gorgeous. I love most of all the first one in the post!
Hugs
Eli

Maria said...

Alyssa's quilt is beautiful. Great backing fabric indeed.
Oh I do like the Mug Rugs with the cute stitchery's. Where did you get the pattern for them please.

Charlie and Wendy said...

You are amazing Marina, all your work is gorgeous and you have got so much done! I love the baby quilt and the Christmas mats are really lovely. Wendy

Marina Brito de Campos said...

I just love the little butterfly. And the little flower quilt. So bright and happy! If I need some Christmas spirit I will absolutely come look at your stitcheries and the lovely tree and star fabric. I never saw anything like it.
Happy Quiltober!

rosie said...

Marina, so much loveliness there.. I love how you fussy cut the butterfly on the beautiful baby quilt.. Those colors are gorgeous.. I also love the Christmas stitchery placemats... very inspiring..
Would love to join Quiltober, but I think jobs would get in the way.. will just have to steal some time..

Narelle said...

Such a sweet baby quilt and your mats will be lovely to use at Christmas.
I have 2 quilts listed for quilting in my goals for October so I'm up for some Quiltober :)

shez said...

Marina that butterfly is so beautiful as are the quilt and mats,you have been very busy,well done

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love love love your projects...I have so many tops...so many.....

Michelle Ridgway said...

Good luck with Quiltober Marina. Love all your projects and Love!! what you've done with the little gingie blocks.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Thank you so much for your photo heavy post. All that deliciousness.Happy quilting.
Bev.xoxo

Elyte said...

You have done some magic with those clever hands of yours. Lovely work. Looks like you have been really enjoying your crafting. Such wonderful results and it is only the 7th of the month.

Mistea said...

Gorgeous finishes - Lucky Alyssa that is one beautiful quilt.
Love the Christmas mats too and the pretty tree fabric.
Enjoy Quiltober.

Carrie P. said...

YOu go girl! Great stuff being done by you. I like Bliss too.

Sheila said...

Ok since I did the last stitch in one quilt tonight I am also in , I have two others that are part way there so will make an effort this month to get them done , thanks for the push . Great projects and gorgeous quilts !!

Marg H said...

Inspirational. Love the stitcheries - and how you've finished them. Spotlight does have some lovely Xmas prints - but you do need to get in early!! Looking forward to seeing some more of your projects. And I'm inspired to join in for these last two weeks - no one really needs sleep at this time of year, do they?