Tuesday, 9 April 2013

the design floor

Yesterday I got the whole day to myself and thought it would be great to drag out the machine and start to put the little girls of the world together. Last time they reappeared I put aside the remainder of my Bliss stash to use with them.
Seeing as I don't have a design wall a sheet on the floor becomes a design floor.
Here is how it played out...





the stars have been sitting around for ages so they have found a project to belong to as well. Two ufo's knocked out in one project! there will be a border around the centre block.





 the postie brought this yesterday too.
thought it was time to commit to a background fabric and trace this one and mister Rabbit. After a great night of stitching Mr Rabbit is half done! I am so enjoying having a free week of projects. Hopefully I will get to play with my woolly bits again before the end of the week.


Today the plan is to get some more of the little girls done,should be able to put the rest of the top together and working on Mr Rabbit this evening.
If anyone is interested the patterns for the little girls is called "little maids" from Jenny B Harris of Allsorts Makery.

Happy days!
marina

23 comments:

Mistea said...

Love the two for one effort, those girls and stars look like they were made for each other.
Pretty new project.
Enjoy your sewing days.

Christine M said...

Your quilt is going to be so pretty Marina.

Jeanette said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt.It will look fabulous. Hugs,

Narelle said...

Sounds like a great day.
Your little girls look lovely and I'm looking forward to seeing how it comes together :)

Susan said...

I have a design floor too......works best when home alone. The little girls quilt is going to be gorgeous. I love how you've laid it out. Love Kathy's designs too. Enjoy your sewing week, you lucky thing.

Els koetsier said...

What aLovely quilt is the girls and stars. I love it.

Also the other projects you let us see in other blogmessage.

elliek said...

The stars look great with the Girls. Well done, always so rewarding getting those UFO's out of the way.

tales from a handmade home said...

Hello there Merina,

I love your Little Girls of The World stitcheries, they're going to make one beautiful quilt.
Kim

Val Spiers said...

The little girls of the world are so cute. Great use for the stars. It will look lovely.

katherine said...

Looks amazing and a great idea to use the stars with them too. Cant wait to see those strips sewn together.

Karen said...

Great to see you making the most of your free week. The Quilt layout looks great. Love the use of the stars in the top.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

This is going to be stunning...

Maria said...

Both your UFO's work so well together.. Look forward to seeing the quilt complete.

Lib said...

Oh those little girls are fabulous, I just love the Dutch girl and the princess and....and.... oh they are all so cute.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Looks so pretty Marina. Nice post.

Kymberly said...

Mmmmm. loving it. Can't wait to see the final quilt. It will be gorgeous. Love the fabric choice.

Bev said...

I see you are still producing beautiful stitcheries, Marina. Guess I've been off the grid for longer than I thought!

Fiona said...

Great setting for the little girls... and perfect to find those pretty stars.... you are toooooooo clever!
Lovely stitching to come too...
Hugz

Elyte said...

Your sewing results from these holidays are amazing. Great progress made.
Lovely work as always.

Sisbabestitches said...

Wow the girls and the stars could have been made for each other! Aren't you soo clever :) The quilt is going to look incredible :) And gorgeous stitchery to play with too :)

Carrie P. said...

I like the way you think. I might see if I can combine some UFOs together.

shez said...

Marina these blocks are gorgeous,well done and i love your new pattern.xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

Love your little stitcheries and they have turned into such a pretty quilt with the stars. Pretty colours.