Sunday, 24 March 2013

Swan Lake progress

This week of just working on Swan Lake has proved very beneficial.
Some small success can inspire to get more done.
Yesterday I appliqued all the dolly dresses on the fourth border, ironed on all their heads and arms and completed a further five flowers.
I need to prepare about another 10 flowers and then that will be enough and I will be onto the inner borders! woo hoo...
this quilt is a work in very slow progress, there is no deadline just some progress has to be achieved each month and I feel I am back on track. I have doubted my ability to make this quilt so often I feel encouraged that I can get it done.
dolly border no 4
 
96 flowers
To give my frequently stabbed finger and thumb a break I thought I should check out the traced blocks for my Once upon a time. I needed to trace another three so got that done quick smart and they are ready to be stitched. There are five blocks to be done and three of them are quite large so will take some time to get done but I have been treating this as a bom so have caught up and am back on track with this too.
Just need to catch up on my christmas items and I'll be happy.
A new bom pattern should arrive next week which I am excited about. I have been procrastinating for the past two months as to whether to sign up or not and finally have succumbed to temptation. Having played catch up I don't feel quite so guilty after all there are an average of four weeks to the month so I can fit another project in to the month.....
Until it arrives I will keep working on my once upon a time and at getting those last flowers done, musn't forget those arms and heads seeing as I am so close to finishing them.....
which fairy tale do you think this is?

happy days!
marina

17 comments:

shez said...

maybe the 3 little pigs,love your work Marina,well done and enjoy your sunday my friend.xx

Yvette said...

Love those girls! What a wonderful project.

elliek said...

Oh those BOM's are so hard to resist aren't they? I need to play catch up too. Can't even make a guess at the next block of OUAT.

Fiona said...

Swan lake is looking more and more swoonworthy.... love it..... so what is the new BOM??? I am guessing that might be the 3 little pigs building their houses....
Hope your finger is getting better...
Hugz

Maria said...

Your dollies are looking great and I can't wait to see it finished sew just keep working on it...
Nice hexies too and I think your next "Once upon a Time" is Humpty Dumpty....LOL

Anthea said...

Hi Marina, is it The Three Pigs brick house? x

Charlie and Wendy said...

Such lovely progress, I thought it may be the three little pigs too. You have inspired me to finish binding Charlie's quilt and then look at this week thing :)

Patty C. said...

Love the hexi's

Susan said...

I think it's the 3 little pigs too. Love your progress on those projects. I think you might miss Swan Lake when you finish. And what is the new BOM coming next week?

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Looks like the three little pigs. What's the new BOM....come on spill the beans :o) hugs

Shirley said...

I am going with the three little pigs too. You are making great progress on your projects. Even a little progress is better than none. Keep up the good work Marina.

Lib said...

First thought was Humpty Dumpty but then I saw the trowel so going to have to go with the others and say it is those pesky pigs.
Love the border and all those lovely hex flowers.

Lib said...

First thought was Humpty Dumpty but then I saw the trowel so going to have to go with the others and say it is those pesky pigs.
Love the border and all those lovely hex flowers.

Tatkis said...

Lovely processes, and your hexies are so beautiful!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Raewyn said...

Swan Lake is going to be so beautiful Marina - great progress. I was thinking the 3 little pigs too....! Looking forward to seeing your new BOM :-)

Janet said...

It has to be the Three Little Pigs. :) The dolly quilt is going to be gorgeous!

Elyte said...

You seem to be enjoying Swan Lake a lot more. It will be finished before you know it!