Thursday, 5 April 2012

A day in town...

Yesterday I spent a super day in town with the girls from work. We went to have lunch with a friend who left our work at the end of last year. We had such a good time chatting over lunch then seeing that we were in the city I asked if they wouldn't mind if I popped into a craft shop. I just had to visit L'Uccello especially as it was on our way to the train station. The shop was quite full of people. I wanted to buy some more shell buttons and I was very good as that is all I bought.
Tuesday night I sewed away till the gift top was pieced and before leaving for the train yesterday I got it sandwiched and pinned for quilting. I made some covered buttons to put in the solid coloured border in each corner. I love covered buttons.
(quilt details- fabric California Girl, House and vase design from a wall hanging published in Australian Country threads Vol 5 No 2 designed by Barri Sue Gaudet from Bareroots. Put together by me...)


the back

I am happy with how it has come together..

Here is a link to the most amazing Down in the Garden quilt http://greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/marlenes-quilt.html
The quilting is just beyond words and the quilt, well words escape me!
Thanks for the link Fiona- let me know when you are ready to quilt my DITG this way too.
I think I will check back to that photo whenever I feel in a slump with my own quilt.

Happy days!
Marina

18 comments:

Fiona said...

wow... it seems my stitching friend is a designer too? this is really lovely... are you hand quilting? I love pieced backings... I keep going back to that link for inspiration too and now another blog to read on a regular basis!!!
Hugz

Narelle said...

You did very well only buying what you went in for ... A good reason to treat yourself nextime ;)
The quilt is going to be a beautiful gift.

shez said...

oh Marina its beautiful,well done on such a lovely finish.xx

Melody said...

So glad you had a fabulous time. I am so much in love with this little quilt, it is delightful. Off to check out that link now.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Catching up with friends is a lovely way to spend time. Your quilt is looking lovely.

Els koetsier said...

Marina what a georgius top you made.
Nice with the applique and stitchery in the middle (centre).

It was quick to made

Sunshine & Fabric said...

Just gorgeous....looks lovely. Well done.

Nicky said...

Your little quilt is coming along - will it get a lot of quilting like that DITG quilt?

Lib said...

Sounds like a perfect day!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

Beeeutiful quilt!!

Maria said...

Oh what a beautiful quilt Marina...

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Your friend will certainly appreciate the quilt. Happy Easter to you and your family.
Bev.xoxo

Sheila said...

Oh it is so beautiful , I especially love the center applique ,you are very creative :-) Thanks for the link I am going to check it out , I could use some inspiration about now . hugs Sheila

Mistea said...

The quilt is gorgeous - Love the simplicity and the centre piece is perfect.
Sounds like a fun outing. So happy you got to visit your favourite little shop in the city.
Hope the bunny is generous.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So pleased you had a good day.....love your quilt...

Elyte said...

Well done Marina. I think the quilt captures your sentiments beautifully. The colours and design look great. Well done.
Have a wonderful Easter.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Wow Marina, this quilt is just beautiful, I'm sure your friend will love it. The fabrics are colours are so soft and pretty. I had a look at the link, it is amazing quilting!

Kay said...

Such beautiful work.