Thursday, 28 February 2013

time is flying...

It is the end of February already and I am afraid the 25th has passed and there is nothing to show for a christmas item as all my rare stitching time has been taken up with a special project that has finally reached the flimsy stage. The back is almost fully pieced with all the leftover fabric from my Sunkissed range. I think two projects with this fabric will be enough.
 I just have a block that needs to be stitched with a sweet saying and the stitched signatures of all of us office girls. I am very happy with how it has come together.
When I stitched this block for my own down in the garden quilt I swore I would never do all that stitching again but I really enjoyed making it again. I did simplify some of the flowers so the two blocks weren't identical.

 Here is the windy clothes line shot... I desperately wanted to get a pic to show the other girls. It is going to be such a surprise!
No 1 son thought it would be a good idea for me to embroider some singlets for a work colleague who had had a baby. Yeah thanks for the extra projects! I have a deadline for my gift quilt but managed to fit it in.
Well it turned out he bought a pack of 5 singlets!
here are three that I managed to snap a pic of..



well that is where I have been spending my time..... I have been briefly visiting blogs but not always commenting, just need some extra time to manage everything.
Better get back to that stitching as I want to baste the quilt and start the quilting this weekend. That gives me four weeks to get it quilted.
fingers crossed
Hope you get some crafting time!

cheers
marina

24 comments:

Lynda said...

Marina, the quilt is beautiful. What a wonderful present for your friend. I embroidered singlets for my babies. Your grub roses are so sweet.

shez said...

wow Marina this quilt is awesome,so pretty,love the fabrics and those singlets are so cute,well done.xx

Narelle said...

Your quilt is looking so pretty in those colours.
Adorable baby singlets :)
I'm beginning to think that there is a global time thief!

Mistea said...

Love the quilt top, the combination of stitching and those plates works well with the pretty pink sashing.
Cute little singlets.
Enjoy your quilting.

Susan said...

Your friend will be thrilled with her quilt, the stitching is so beautiful. I love the baby singlets, so pretty. I hope you make your deadlines.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your quilt is beautiful Marina and love the singlets. I am about to do some myself

Yvette said...

Looks like your time has been well spent! All just beautiful.

Sheila said...

Your quilt is gorgeous as are the singlets , never heard that name before . Congratulations on getting to the flimsy stage it sure was worth all your work!

Christine M said...

Your quilt is just beautiful Marina. Lovely embroidery on the little singlets too.

Cheryll said...

Oh Marina... the quilt top is absolutely gorgeous! LoVe it...
And the baby singlets are so sweet.. what a lovely gift. :)

Carrie P. said...

Oh, my goodness! your quilt is fabulous and those little flowers are just so sweet!

Briar Rose said...

The Quilt is beautiful Marina, and the grub roses on the little singlets are perfect,
Happy stitching R.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Beautiful quilt and I love the singlets. Hugs

katherine said...

The quilt looks fantastic and I love the bullion roses on the singlets too.

Lin said...

Good luck with the quilt - the stitching on the little vests is exquisite!

elliek said...

I had singlets like that for DD1 who turns 26 in July! Always envy people who can do grub roses. The quilt is looking stunning... sure it will be well received.

Jindi's Cottage said...

February - where did it go!! The gift quilt is gorgeous...I know what you mean about those flowers, Leanne's flower designs take forever to stitch, but it is so worth it, the centre looks lovely - a perfect compliment to the pretty dresdans...sweet embroidered baby singlets...

Val Spiers said...

Your embroidery always looks so perfect and I love the Dresden plates too. I hate things that have firm deadlines. That's why I avoid the swaps. The little singlets are very cute.

Sisbabestitches said...

The top is looking beautiful Marina. I struggle to make more than a couple of things from one fabric range too. The singlet embellishment is just lovely! Hoping all the planets align and you get the quilt done easily in time :)

Josie said...

Wow! That quilt top is stunning! Your stitching is fabulous.. both on the quilt and the baby 'singlets'! Is a singlet a sort of vest? I can remember my granddad calling his vest that... in the dim and distant past. ;o) Hope you find a little extra time to sew.... enjoy

Elyte said...

Well done Marina, you have accomplished a lot in a small amount of time. The quilt looks so beautiful and your work colleague will be floored when she sees her gift. The embroidered singlets are a lovely idea, pretty and practical.
Didn't make the 25th either.

Lib said...

The singlets brought back memories of sewing for my kids school fĂȘtes. Don't know how many I did. I do so love that centre stitching, such cute butterflies.

kiwikid said...

Beautiful work Marina!

Fiona said...

Oh Marina, the quilt is just stunning... it will be so loved. how cute are those singlets... clever clogs you with the roses....
Hugz