Thursday, 29 December 2011

visiting the Garden...

Well Christmas is over and the New Year around the corner. We had a lovely Christmas and more importantly, a low stress one.

Over the past few weeks I have been plodding along with the stitcheries for block 3 and 4 of Down in the Garden, putting off the actual piecing of the blocks. Last night I decided it was time to put them together so that I could tick them off my 'catch up' list.

block 3

block 4 (this block is just missing the hexie flower on the yellow check square)
I am quite happy with how this is coming along. Block 5 will be a marathon of Stitching which doesn't put me off at all and the bonus is there is no Piecing!
progress so far....
Another item on my catch up list was to do a few rows of my Park Avenue Hexies.
I am happy to say there are three new rows to this project. I have another two to add on and then the task of making fill in hexies will be on the cards.


Narelle (of pins and whiskers) is co ordinating '1 christmas item' again for next year. I have chosen my first Christmas item to make and have put my magazines with Christmas patterns to one side for easy access to lots of inspiration.
That's me up to date for now.......
Hope that you all have a great and safe New Year!
See you next year!

Marina




18 comments:

Fiona said...

Oh I love the Down in the Garden.. you have chosen such pretty colours... that is a lot of hexies happening there.... they look great
This year I must concentrate on Christmas gifts with Narelle's... so great having things done..
Hugz

Sheila said...

I love the Down in the Garden quilt blocks , such a happy quilt. The hexies are really lovely too, I have to get back at mine , it has been a while. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Yvette said...

I adore both projects! I look forward to their finishes in 2012. Happy New Year!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your garden blocks are beautiful, I love how the yellow and pink looks together. And of course your hexie quilt looks beautiful!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Two stunning works of art...beautiful Marina...

Narelle said...

Both gardens are progressing beautifully :)
Wow, you are organised for your first 1 Xmas Item...looking forward to seeing what it is.

elliek said...

I really like your"Down in the Garden" Blocks. Have a great New Year

Melody said...

Both of your quilts are looking magnificent. Wishing you every happiness in 2012.

shez said...

whow Marina they are both fantastic,well done.xx

els koetsier said...

Waauw Marina, your 'Down in the garden" look yust wunderfull.
Your hexie quilt also.

For everone ouside The Netherlands an Happy 2012.

Elyte said...

Your project suits the season, looking good.
Glad your Christmas was low stress. Now you can gently ease into holiday mode.
You are becoming an expert on hexes, I suspect that you can make them in your sleep!
All the best for the New Year.

Nicky said...

Both projects are looking great and how you have progressed with both these! Well done! I foresee two finishes soon!

Lib said...

Happy and productive (sewing) 2012, Marina. The quilts are looking good, I am so tempted but am determined to finish every thing before I start another thing. Maybe that should be my New Year resolution...lol

Mistea said...

Your gardens are growing nicely.
The stitching is beautiful in those colours.
Enjoy your break.

rosie said...

Marina, your blocks for the garden quilt are stunning... such lovely colors..
Wishing you a safe and happy Christmas, and a fantastic 2012..xx

Eli said...

Beautiful works, as usual!
Thank you so much for your wishes, may your year too be full of health, joy and inspiration!!!!
Hugs
Eli

Raewyn said...

Your work is gorgeous, Marina. Love how your hexies are looking. I went and checked the Supergoof blog and you are right - her work is beautiful. A good idea to commit to one Christmas item a month - sounds manageable doesn't it :-)

Bec said...

DitG is so so pretty! The thread changes you have made suit the fabrics you are using, just divine!
Oh my goodness all those hexys!