Friday, 10 February 2012

end of the week...

thankyou to those that left suggestions on how to fix the issue with not being able to comment. I have followed your instructions and have not had as much trouble as before.
Seems that there hasn't been much crafting going on here, just been shuffling the Penski file as I have been too pooped to stitch!
Last night I did play with my swan lake fabrics to get going on some more hexie flowers- I only need to make about 90 more.
This is the flower garden that I adopted from Niki in the UK last year. 

Last year it was taken to Jemimas', my local quiltshop to be quilted. They have done a super job. I was just amazed at how different the quilt looks after it has been quilted. The photo doesn't do it justice.
It looks like it has had a fresh makeover. 

 now quilted....
now onto the binding.

Today I visited Ingrid's (Supergoof) blog and was so inspired by the progress she has made on her Swan Lake quilt. I have cut enough hexies to make 10 flowers and once I can get some more Vliesofix I will get cracking on cutting some more dollies. Still haven't plucked up the courage to cut the back ground pieces yet. I am such a coward.
I have been trying to find out what threads would give me the best effect with the blanket stitch applique for my dollies and have decided to give silk threads a go.
That is once all my dollies are cut out and ready to go.
For the centre I am going to give broderie perse a go. This morning I put the pieces on the background that I will use for the centre panel., just to get a little inspiration of my own. Looks a little sparse but the focus of the quilt is the borders not the centre-or so the pattern says.

Hope you find some time for crafting, I will desperately be seeking it!


Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

I had trouble leaving comments this morning, it took three goes on one blog so I gave up. I think blogger/google are is the midst of changing things again. Good luck with the quilts you are working on. I love your Broderie pusrse project.
Happy days.

els koetsier said...

Quilting of youre hexaflowerquilt georgeius. Did she do it with a longarm?

And now another applique quilt, I look forward to the rest of it. Where is the pattern from.

shez said...

Marina your hexie quilt is so pretty,well done.xx

Lib said...

Love the hexagon quilt - I have been making ome for about 15 years lol maybe I should concentrate on finishing. The quilting is superb.

Mistea said...

the adopted quilt is looking very nice now, hope it will be finished soon.
Look forward to seeing your Broderie perse project progress - love the little flower baskets.
Enjoy some sewing on your weekend.

Raewyn said...

The colours in your hexie quilt are so lovely -I still don't know how I will quilt mine, once it's altogether, that is! I've just visited Supergoof too and was also very impressed with her Swan Lake did make me want to buy the pattern! The motif you have cut out for Broderie perse is gorgeous.

Nicky said...

Never tried broderie perse! Did you like it? Love the hexie quilt but my old eyes can't get a good view of the quilting - is it an overall pattern of flowers Marina!?

Michelle Ridgway said...

It is beautiful Marina. Still haven't finished mine. I ma really looking forward to seeing your progress on the new one.

Aunty Bee said...

Gorgeous hexagon quilt. I haven't done any broderie perse, either, I think it gives such a old fashioned look, must go look at my fabrics and see if I have anything which is suitable to fussy cut. Any excuse to look lovingly at my stash.

Elyte said...

It is sad how our working time just kills the creativity, but we do have to eat and pay bills.
Swan Lake is a big commitment. Once the planning and decisions are finished with you can concentrate on the stitching and watch it grow.