Friday, 30 March 2012

Making a start

Last night I thought I would make a start on the gift quilt I want to make. I will keep it simple with the charm squares but wanted to add just a little something.
I happened to have some magazines for recycling and picked up an old Country threads and flicked through it. There was a lovely hanging that had a little house appliqued on it. I thought it would look lovely done as an oval medallion to put in the centre of the quilt. I used the template from one of Anni Down's designs and adapted it to suit this applique pattern.
The wording that will be stitched reads 'Let love surround you'. Very apt I think.


I will include this somewhere in it and applique some hearts on a cream square.

Thankyou for your suggestions, I think the majority feeling was that less is good, the gesture will say a lot in itself.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Craft group tomorrow and I am playing hostess. Better get some cakes ready! We all love to eat while we chat and stitch.
cheers
marina



17 comments:

Nicky said...

Sounds like you will be having fun! Great little blocks Marina!

Maria said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt...

Mistea said...

Very nice - simple and elegant. Lovely colours.

shez said...

it will be lovely marina.xx

Fiona said...

That's going to be lovely Marina.... I hope you will keep showing us what you get done... enjoy craft group.. and the chat and cake that goes with it!
Hugz

Melody said...

This is going to be gorgeous.

Karen said...

A very nice start Marina, two lovely blocks!

Carrie P. said...

sweet blocks.
enjoy your group.

Sheila said...

This will be gorgeous , can't wait to see the finished project. hugs Sheila

Melody said...

This is going to be a delightful quilt.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I think you have chosen brilliantly Marina and I am sure it will be beautiful.

Raewyn said...

It is going to be lovely.Hope you had fun at your craft group.

Elyte said...

Lovely ideas for your little quilt. A very personal gift.

Narelle said...

Lovely designs.
Enjoy craft group ... time for a coffee here too me thinks :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looking good...

Charlie and Wendy said...

The blocks are beautiful, it is going to be gorgeous, I love the design and the words.

Els koetsier said...

The blocks are lovely and I can't wait to see finish the Quilt.

How big is the Quilt when it is finished?