Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Great mail and one christmas item

I am a few days late with my post of my Christmas Item but I did post a sneak peak earlier this month, alas I can still only show another sneak peak, different spot though....

Here is another tease sneak peak of a swap gift... Will be just a little bit longer till I can show in full..
Today I received a parcel of loveliness from the fat quarter shop.
I have bought some fabric from the Papillon range by three sisters to finish off my Park Avenue hexies' quilt top. I am debating whether to add one more row or not and then it will be time to make the fill in half flowers and half hexies. I have drawn them up so that I can work it out. I find it hard to just visualise what to do and have to write it all down and see it in black and white. 

I will have nine flowers left after finishing the top and I want to sew them onto large blocks and make a lap quilt for one of my nieces as a gift. I have some more of the butterfly fabric and a cream jacobean tonal as well from this range. It is so hard to find the tonal fabrics in shops here and when I have done they sell out so quickly!
 The last goodies that were in the parcel were these lovelies. A work friend lost her son in a car accident last week and I thought it would be nice to make her a small 'comfort' quilt. Such a pretty range of fabrics, now to play around with it to make a nice top. I might applique something on a small cream centre. I have about two weeks to get it done so simpler the better I think. The tan will be for the binding and the patterned fabric will be an outer border. That is my tentative plan.



Would appreciate any ideas from someone that has gifted a comfort quilt as to how you worded the gifting of the quilt, if that makes sense. I don't want it to seem corny and I want it to be a nice gesture.
Well back to swap crafting...
Roll on weekend!.
cheers
marina



14 comments:

shez said...

what a lovely thing to do Marina and so sorry for your friend.xx

Nicky said...

Hexies are coming along nicely ! And yes you are a tease!

Not gifted a quilt in those circumstances but maybe:

I am giving you this quilt with my love because I cannot express my feelings in words.

Elyte said...

You are teasing us with those little peeks at your projects but I do understand the need for secrecy.
I have never given a comfort quilt. I think that it would be a very thoughtful gesture.

Maria said...

Oh you are sooo sneaky....

Lovely hexie project you are making.

I don't label charity quilts...

carine said...

hello Marina,very nice . How are you, you doing swell I reed. I'm looking foward to see other work of you. I wish you a very nice and sunny day , Love and Hugs Carine

Janet said...

I'm not an expert on this but I think if you just say that you are sorry for her loss and hope this (the quilt) brings her some comfort, she will be overwhelmed with your kindness. No corn at all.

Mistea said...

Sneaking a peek - they look like fun projects. Hope your partners are happy.
Gorgeous fabrics to play with in those quilts.
Enjoy

Sheila said...

You are a real tease , the sneak peaks look wonderful and your hexie flower is gorgeous , wow! Sorry to hear of your friends loss , how tragic . I am sure how ever you word it will be fine , it is from the heart and that is always a good thing . hugs Sheila

Fiona said...

Love the sneaky peaks... how sad for your friend and what a lovely thing to make... I'm sure you will find the right words...
Hugz

Narelle said...

Hexies are looking adorable :)
The border and binding fabrics for your comfort quilt are so soft and delicate and will be a perfect finish with 'California Girl'.

Sue said...

You're such a tease with all those little snippets.
I like Nicky's comment about what to write on the comfort quilt. My thoughts go out to her and her family too.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Sympathy to your dear friend. I would put something like "this quilt is made with love like you had for xxx ,

Whatever you write the fact that you made the quilt will bring so much comfort.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Bev.xoxo

Michelle Ridgway said...

Marina what a sweet girl you are and how sad for your friend. I am sure your expression of kindness and love will touch her heart. Beautiful fabrics you have chosen.

Charlie and Wendy said...

All your projects are so beautiful Marina, lovely sneak peeks and your hexies are very pretty. I think that is such a lovely idea to make a comfort quilt, I'm sure you will find the right words.