Thursday, 1 December 2011

Jack and Jill

Last week saw little stitching happening and thank goodness that Septimana Horribilis is over. I did make some doilies though and I enjoyed the change of craft a lot. On the weekend I got to pick up needle and thread again and how soothing that was!
This week has been much quieter on many fronts. We are childless this week as No 1 son is away with friends and no 3 son is away on camp. We had to call back no 2 son (who is not living at home at the moment) so that we didn't miss the others too much. I think he enjoyed a little only child attention. This week is a little insight into what it will be like when it is just me and the fella. Very quiet and peaceful I must say (and Tidy!), I could get used to this...... I do miss the boys but they are having a ball at their respective destinations.
Again my projects have to play second fiddle as the child this quilt is intended for has arrived a few weeks early.... I thought I better get a wriggle on. Mum graciously appliqued the faces and drew the lines for me to stitch the faces.
I have finished the applique and just a little more embroidery and then I will have to decide on how to put this together. The quilt is for a friend at work for her new grandson. I am hoping it won't be too girly, she was happy to still have the Jack and Jill.
I just love Jill's face and hair.
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Gj's in Brunswick have a sale starting-their 25% off sale! I will be off to get some batting for two flimsies waiting to be quilted. That will make them one step closer to being finished!
My backing fabric arrived for my Swan Lake so that will be ready to go for next year..... It is a lovely 3 sisters fabric- Etchings, just beautiful. Can't wait.....
Hope you are having a great week...
Cheers
Marina


16 comments:

shez said...

this quilt is so nice,well done they will love it,

Sheila said...

Just adorable , I love Jill , really cute details.

Michelle Ridgway said...

You're right Jill has such a sweet face....it will be a lovely quilt.

Nicky said...

Jack and Jill look like they are having a great time! Get that wriggle on!

Narelle said...

Jack and Jill don't even look puffed after climbing the hill :o)

Fiona said...

Between you and your mum this is another lovely piece.... so who are you kidding about it being fun when it is quiet at home??? hope the boys all have lots of fun....
Hugz

Yvette said...

They are the cutest things!

Els Koetsier said...

What a lovely Quilt you are making Marina.

Youre work is so perfect. I'm jealous about it.

Cheers Els

Lib said...

How cute - just love them both.

Maria said...

What a great fun quilt. Love it.

Mistea said...

Perfect piece for the makings of a baby quilt - he looks like one handsome young man and she sure is pretty.
Enjoy shopping at GJ's.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina.

Lovely Jack and Jill applique.The baby is one lucky baby having that quilt.
Don't worry about the children, they keep coming back home!!!
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Charlie and Wendy said...

This quilt is lovely, their faces are beautiful and I love the happy, bright fabrics you have chosen.

Dorothy said...

Marina, your Jack & Jill quilt looks wonderful! I love the colors you have chosen. Hope life has settled down now for you, and everyone is okay.

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

oh I have done this one, only a few months ago, I love it!!!

Josie said...

I'm sure Jack and Jill are going to be loved for years to come... they're gorgeous.
Now... wanted to let you know I awarded you a Leibster Award... to show my appreciation of you and your blog. Pop on over to my place to find out more.
Hugs