Sunday, 26 August 2012

A day late and a finish!

Thanks to the football last night I dragged out my sewing machine and made an attempt to finish my stitched hearts. Technically the hearts were finished last night, still in time for the 25th deadline for the Christmas finishes and the ribbons were completed this morning. Hooray! So you can tick me off for a finish now Narelle instead of a half finish.


Now for the finish....
Friday night I put the final quilting stitches into my Boys story quilt while waiting for the boys to get home from a party. I just love staying up late and sewing but I have to have a sleep in the next morning.
Yesterday afternoon I popped over to Jemima's shop to buy some binding.
Found some lovely fabric to frame the quilt. I sewed the binding on last night and put in another night shift to hand sew the binding down. The lord of the rings kept me company both nights. Love those movies and thank god they are so looong!(have the extended versions too)
Well here are the pics...



















My next quilting project is my Down in the garden. I have the top, the batting and the backing! All right to go. Think I will save this one for Quiltober this year.
Happy days!!

Marina

29 comments:

Grit said...

This Quilt is so beautiful. All the little things so lovely.
I like your hearts.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Cath said...

I love your Boy Story Quilt. It is so much brighter than the one I remember in the book. Makes me want to make it now!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Karen said...

Lovely finishes. The hearts look great with the beautiful embroidery.
Your Boys Story quilt looks wonderful. I love the combination of stitching and piecing. Love the fabrics. Great quilt.

shez said...

wow Marina i love your quilt its awesome and your xmas heart is very cute,well done on your lovely finishes.xx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love your boy story quilt, so bright. Congrats on the finish. hugs

Susan said...

I love your hearts, pretty enough for all year round. Great finish on the Boys Story. Is it for someone special? I love late night sewing too, but also need the sleep in.

Lynda said...

The quilt looks fantastic Marina. Got to love a good movie or two to help with the stitching.

Lib said...

The quilt is superb. Love the colours and that gorgeous dog sitting so lonely on the top of the hill...lol.

Specially like the blue heart :)

Jindi's Cottage said...

The hearts look fabulous...especially like the blue bird...I also bought that Rosalie Quinlan book and the hearts project has been calling my name...well done on finishing your Boys Story, the binding is perfect, great find, it is a fantastic quilt.

Yvette said...

Congratulations!
Very cute Christmas stitcheries and quilt.
I look forward to seeing Down In The Garden finished. I will start mine after Vignette is finished. One killer quilt at a time. lol

Elyte said...

Well done Marina, the Boy's Story quilt is wonderful. The binding does frame it beautifully. There are so many fun little pictures that catch your eye.
Your Christmas hearts are very pretty and won't be long and you can use them to decorate your house.

Maria said...

Your christmas Hearts are lovely and the Boy Quilt is Fabulous!!!!!!

Helen L said...

really cute quilt: I really like the little appliqued train: you should show some close ups of the different areas on the quilt. :-) And thanks for the info on the interfacing to put behind the embroidery. We don't have those exact brands here in the states, but I just chose a very light weight woven fusible and am stitching on it now: it's working great!! Can't wait to see your down in the garden quilt: would love to see the top even now without the quilting!! Have a great week! :-) Helen LeBrett

Christine M said...

Your quilt looks great Marina. You must be so pleased with it. Love the hearts too!

Eli said...

The quilt looks amazing, Marina!!! I love it!
And your christmas harts are so cute!
Have a great week.
Hugs
Eli

Helen L said...

I just spent some time looking over your posts for the Boy's Story quilt: I love the fabrics you chose for it and your stitching is so lovely!! And what a fun quilt!! I'll bet you had fun doing it! :-P You certainly are one good stitcher!! I'd be tempted to make one myself, but with two daughters and no grandchildren on the horizon, it's not in the stars for me yet. :-P and I also checked your DITG quilt: so lovely!!! You are an inspiration to me!! I just started a little stitchery that has a little border of flowers. I 'll probably put it into a stitching case for a friend of mine who quilts. I'll try and post it on my flicker account so you can see it. I'll let you know when I have it up. Have a great week!! Helen In Healdsburg

Carrie P. said...

Congrats on your beautiful finishes.

Mistea said...

Your Boy's Story is beautiful. Love the binding it really frames the whole thing nicely.
You sure had a busy weekend in the sewing room - those decorations are very cute.
Enjoy the week with stitches.

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh Marina your Christmas Hearts turned out gorgeous! And well done on finishing on the 25th, I was late, kept falling asleep :) Your Boys Story quilt is fantastic, the binding was absolutely a find, frames it brilliantly. (and I love TLOTR triology extended for hand sewing!!!)

Fiona said...

3 lovely Christmas finishes..... Oh and your boys story is just so lovely ... great finish... and I just love the binding you chose... perfect... now which of the boys is going to wrap themselves in it?????
Hugz

Janet said...

Boys Story is fabulous! Wonderful work on your part. And I love the reindeer heart with him peeking sideways at you.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Yum, Yum, and more Yum. Love all your stithing. Your quilt looks great. I love stitching late into the night as well especially with a good fav movie to keep you company.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your hearts are gorgeous and I love your Boys Story quilt. It's a wonderful finish and the bright colours are gorgeous.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Just love those decos...and your quilt is totally amazing...well done...

Larissa said...

The quilt is stunning - and so much work has gone into it. Lovely.

Narelle said...

Wow! Great finish with your Boys Story quilt ... you must be feeling very proud.
1 Xmas updated ... well done!

Josie said...

I love your Boy's Story... and the litle change you made with the rocket is brilliant. Wish I'd thought of that! Great quilt.

Bec said...

Love your Boys Story quilt, it's so bright and cheerful! Did you email a pic to Anni? I'm sure she would love to see it. Seeing yours makes me want to stitch one now! Did you use scraps for yours????

Nicky said...

Think my first comment on your blog was about this quilt! Love it!