Sunday, 15 July 2012

some finishing off..

Now that my DITG is finished it is time to focus my attentions to some other projects that have been waiting in the wings. I was tempted to start quilting DITG straight away but my Boys story quilt has been bundled up in the wadding since I finished it so out it came and I have started hand quilting it. I forgot how big it is!
I am just making up patterns and stuff as I go along. Each block will have a random design dictated by it's pattern or by the applique and stitchery it surrounds. Should keep it fun and interesting.
I managed to finish off some half done projects...
I am gathering quite a collection of these and they look lovely in the gift box. Don't think I can part with them all though. They are a Marg Low pattern. When I see the buttons I grab them and put them away to add to my collection.

 Here are my hare pincushions. I can't decide which one to keep and which one to put in the gift basket. I probably don't need to keep either of them but it isn't about Need is it?
 the lace at the back makes a good scissor keeper.
My purse for the Flickr purse swap is done and waiting for it's posting deadline.
I can't wait to send it off and to receive mine. The photos posted of finished purses are amazing and I wish I was getting sent most of them.

My mini for my quilt hanger also saw sunlight this week. But there seemed to be more unpicking than sewing so it has to wait for it's borders and binding. It is one step closer..... They will be lovely for summer.

Last night while waiting to have to go and pick up no 3 son from a party I prepared some more hexies for my Swan Lake quilt. They should keep me going for a little while. I managed to sew over half the dollies on the second border while we were away so I need to get going on the hexie flowers as I don't want to sew any onto the next border till they are all finished. Talk about a long term project.
well that is it for this photo heavy post.
Back to work tomorrow! We will resume less productive blogging and return to our regular posting schedule.  I so wish I had another week...
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The sun is out and there is a slight breeze so I am off to try to dry as much washing as possible and then off to mum's this afternoon to make gnocchi for dinner!
Hope you have had a productive weekend
Cheers
marina

21 comments:

Susan said...

Such a shame when holidays end, I like being productive at home too! I really like the pincushion on the right, great with the scissors too. Your Boys Story quilt looks good. The random hand quilting will be more interesting and finished before you know it.

shez said...

oh Marina you have made some beautiful projects,well done,love your purse.xx

Jindi's Cottage said...

Great idea to random quilt Boy's Story according to its elements...like the rocket ship quilting...those decorations are so cute, fabulous way to showcase those gorgeous buttons...I think you need to keep the blue pincushion, not that there is anything at all less lovely with the red one but the blue one, well it is blue! I'm in awe of your gorgeous cross-stitching...love the purse, your swap partner is one very lucky recipient...

Maria said...

You surely have been a busy girl and I love all your gorgeous projects...

Charlie and Wendy said...

Wow Marina, you have been very busy and productive. All your projects look amazing and your finishes are lovely. You must feel very pleased with your holiday efforts!

Mistea said...

Lots of pretties in your line of vision. What you are doing with the boys story quilt looks good already.
You should keep the red pin cushion - need does not come into it.
Enjoy stitching.

Nicky said...

Great progress - I wondered what happened to the boy's story - would be lovely to see that quilt finished Marina!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Marina....wow, all your projects are wonderful..you are keeping busy...

Lib said...

My pick would be the pincushion on the right :)
Don't you just hate it when holidays end!

Elyte said...

You have been so productive, I am so envious. I really like your Marg Low projects, they give the impression of a white, snowy Christmas.
And you are becoming the purse specialist - I will definitely book you for a lesson!
Lovely work Marina and don't despair, the next holidays aren't that far away.

Sisbabestitches said...

Your random handquilting is such a brilliant idea, it will make this quilt so special, and definitely more interesting for you. I just keep loving the button ornaments. Can't choose which pin cushion, though I do think you 'need' one of them ;) Oh my, the purse is gorgeous, I adore both sides, but gosh the coins are just inspired, lucky partner.

Els koetsier said...

Marina What a lovely you made again.

I see that you also making more hexa flowers. it is such a lovely thing to make them.

Fiona said...

Such a lovely bunch of projects... seeing your boys story is nudging me... love the hand quilting... and your Marg Low decorations...they are so clever and so are your pincushions... and how great has your purse worked out.... you certainly made the most of your holidays...
Hugz

Christine M said...

All of your projects are gorgeous Marina. I love those Christmas button hangers. The pin cushions look lovely too. I would be hard to choose which one to keep.

Cheryll said...

Boy... you've been busy... love the Marg Low creations! Just perfect! :)

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

You are so right it is all about want want want!!!! Your little change purse is amazing. Hope you have a great week.

Happy quilting.
Bev.xoxo

Teresa said...

So many lovely things to look at. You've been so busy. I just love your Christmas decorations.. those buttons are so beautiful. I love the quilting you're doing on your Boys Story quilt... brilliant idea! The hare pincushions are so cute.. too hard to pick one! and the little hexie purse... just gorgeous. The recipient is going to love it. Shame you have to go back to work...it really does interfere doesn't it? x

Lisa said...

You've been so busy and these are so beautiful as always. I've only been doing very dull study - sad for me!!

Carrie P. said...

staying busy, I see.
those ornaments are so pretty.
and that little purse is so sweet. love the embroidery.

Melody said...

As always, your sewing is divine.

carine said...

hallo Marina your button stands are so lovely, what are the mesures of these buttons? can you let me know. Thank you, your works are always so lovely andusefull. That I like , hugs Carine