Thursday, 12 July 2012

happy dancing..

If you would like to imagine me happy dancing well it would be looking  a little like this!
Why may you ask....
Well this is why...

block 9

block 8
 Ta da!!! the whole top is done....

I would have been happy to have had one block done this break but was so excited to get the last block done. Thanks to our week away I got the stitching done for block 9. I was like a massive boulder rolling down the side of a hill. -That analogy is probably a little too close for comfort.
I am so excited.
I auditioned fabrics for the borders and as of last night I had the first round sewn on and the second pinned ready to go.
there is enough of the second border fabric to use as backing so there is no excuse for not getting it ready to quilt. Perhaps a trip to get some wadding is needed!
I am quite happy with the result and so glad it is done.

Before going away I also got two of these little cross stitcheries done. I think they were a freebie from The dandy hare blog,.
Last night I made them up into little pin cushion/scissor keeps to put in the gift box.

I finished a Christmas item for this month too but I am saving that for the 25th so I will actually have something to show this month.
Am loving the holidays and getting the time to spend crafty time.
Only two days of holidays left.....wonder what I can get done in that time?

cheers
marina



29 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Wow, so much work has gone into this one and you have been rewarded by a stunning top. Congratulations

shez said...

wow Marina that quilt is absolutly gorgeous well done and love your little stitcheries.xx

Elyte said...

Well done Marina, it's beautiful. You didn't waste a minute of your holidays.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Stunning, you are certainly entitled to happy dance for days.
Love the cross stitch.

Enjoy the rest of your holidays.
Bev.xoxo

Lynda said...

Marina your quilt top is beautiful! And so is your sweet cross stitch. I love all the fresh greens you've used.

Susan said...

Well done. There is so much work in that quilt. Cute bunnies.

Sisbabestitches said...

Wow Marina, the quilt looks incredible, so much gorgeous stitching and the colours are superb. You ought to be happy dancing for a week!

Christine M said...

Your quilt looks beautiful Marina. I love the rabbit with the scissors too.

Janet said...

Oh I love it! So beautiful. The stitching is wonderful.

Els koetsier said...

Marina what a lovely quilt you made, youre stitching are so perfect.

Grit said...

Liebe Marina,
it looks fantastic.
Das ist wunderschön geworden.
Liebe Grüße Grit

elliek said...

Love the quilt. I would be ( and am ) happy dancing too. Those butterflies just call to me.

♥GiuGiu♥ said...

hi Marina!
a beautiful quilt!
a great job,
compliments!!!

^_^ Giusy

Nicky said...

Ouch - just squeezing into that cheerleader gear! Get's tighter every time!

Yeah Marina! She's a star, stitching up a storm - she'll go far!

Yahoo!

Well done - love the hare too!

I wonder what next???

Mistea said...

My oh my - Happy! Your quilt is looking gorgeous.
You should be dancing.
Enjoy the last couple of holiday days.

Fiona said...

Oh wow.... my heart is melted up... it is so gorgeous Marina .... it's been such fun watching it grow and the finished top is just awesome.... I love love love it....
lots and lots of happy dancing
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Marina...happy dance is the way to go...just so gorgeous...

Karen said...

This is a huge amount of work. Great to see it all together. It looks wonderful!!

Maria said...

I would be Happy Dancing too. Sw many beautiful stitchery blocks completed. I do recognise the hexie fabric...LOL
Will go check out the link, thanks.

Lib said...

Wow really blown away with that quilt, what a lot of stitching.

Yvette said...

WOW!!!! I just love it!!!! You did a fabulous job. I am a little green with envy too knowing mine is still in a box not started.

Carrie P. said...

Yay! you have a very good reason to be doing a happy dance. Congrats on your awesome finish!!!

Jindi's Cottage said...

OMG happy dancing totally justified...your garden looks totally fabulous...so beautiful...

Narelle said...

Cheering you on for a crafty finale :)
Gorgeous top and well done!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Well done Marina, you definitely deserve a happy dance, your quilt top is very beautiful ... so pretty and such a lot of work. I love the little cross stitch too.

Dorothy said...

Well done Marina. The quilt looks wonderful. Love your fabric choices!

Anthea said...

Hi Marina, i have just popped in for a sticky-beak at your blog, and what a gorgeous place it is! Lots of wonderful creations, cross stitches, and this SPLENDID quilt top! What a work of art, and no doubt it will be just as splendid when it's all finished. That you love hexagons means i will definitely be returning, I'm a hexy fan too...

Manuela said...

Hello Marina,

it's a beautiful Quilt.
Congratulation.

Best Wishes Manuela

Bec said...

Thanks so much for letting me know you had finished, it is so beautiful! Soft and gentle, love those colours! Is it quilted and bound yet? Do you have a picture of that? I like how you did hexagon flowers instead of the dresdens, also the butterflies in the centre, very cool!