Monday, 6 May 2013

a little bit of this and that

Lots of distractions seem to be cropping up and I have been enjoying them all.
I had hoped that the new block for the Sweet stitches bom would arrive last week but as yet it hasn't so I have kept myself busy till it arrives.
Quilting is progressing on Mr cottontail and the Christmas mini, some more green hexies have been prepared for basting, and a new Once upon a time block has been started.
I did forget to post a pic of the completed block for last month.
The gingerbread man and his entourage is completed.
 Love the little old woman, I think she looks a lot like Mrs Brown!

My other distraction has been this. This applique will become a border for my Park Avenue hexie quilt. I am 3/4 of the way through the first border.
I am so loving playing with the wool and the appliqueing is very gentle on the hands as it offers very little resistance. Much easier than stitching through fabric with vliesofix on it. The curves didn't work out too badly either.

 this is the centre...
this is the design to the side of the central flower. There is a reverse image on the other side. this pic shows the fabric background colour better.
loving it...
hopefully I can get the other side finished quick smart and get it sewn on to the main part of the top. It would be lovely to get this long term project finished.

Happy stitching and have a great week!

Marina

25 comments:

Susan said...

Your distractions look very pleasing. And your felt border will look magnificent. Did you add that border or is it part of the pattern? The colours and textures are beautiful.

Cheryl said...

Your stitchery is very cute Marina, and your applique is absolutely gorgeous - love working with felt

shez said...

you do such beautiful work Marina,well done.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Marina, both projects are just fantastic...

Grit said...

Oh this is so cute. Wonderful work.

Grit from Germany

Sue said...

Nice work, I love the gingerbread man! Must look for your park avenue quilt on your blog, the borders are going to look lovely.

Maria said...

LOL yes the Little Old Women does look like Mrs Brown...LOL
Lovely appliquéing.

Dorothy said...

Marina, I love the Gingerman stitchery! Whose pattern is it?

Nicky said...

That stitchery is so funny! Loved reading that story to the kids so thanks Marina for making me think about it.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Sounds like you have been very productive! Love the gingerbread man and his line up and your wool applique is beautiful, the red is lovely.

katherine said...

That is beautiful applique! I hate stitching through layers of visofixed stuff too. That is when I finally resort to the blanket stitch on the machine lol. I agree the lady looks like Mrs Brown. Never watch the show but seen something on Sunday night where they interviewed the man who plays her.

Mistea said...

Lots of loveliness you have going on in your sewing space. Cute gingerbread man block, love the horse.
Gorgeous flowers for your border.
Enjoy all your progress.

Elyte said...

Your felted wool applique is gorgeous and I don't think that the photos do them justice.
You will definitely have a Mrs Brown look alike running along the quilt. Those stitcheries are so cute and they contain so much detail. Plenty of action in this one.

Fiona said...

oh i love all your projects... the gingie stitchery is so fun... so much detail!!! and your wool applique is so pretty... I love those colours you are working with ... will be such a lovely border....
Hugz

Briar Rose said...

Beautiful work Marina, I love the Gingerbread Man block, and the wool applique' is stunning. Cheers R.

elliek said...

Love all your work.

Karen said...

These are definitely the right sort of distractions to have.. Great gingerbread stitching and the applique is lovely
Hope you have more lovely distractions.

Sisbabestitches said...

How cute is the gingerbread man, he is definitely skipping away, I can tell ;) Lovely wool felt work, I avoid applique now exactly because it is so rough on the fingertips. Hopefully your new block arrives soon, though perhaps not too soon :)

Anthea said...

Marina the wool applique looks gorgeous, the whole project must look amazing.
Is that Where's Wally behind Mrs Brown?! ha ha x

Lynda said...

I love your gingerbread man - so please he is still in one piece. The wool applique is beautiful.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

I love the flowers in the wool work, especially with the fabric peaking through. You will enjoy this project. Mrs Brown now that is funny.

Happy stitching.
Bev.

Els koetsier said...

yes what a lovely stitchery Marina. Is this a part of a Quilt?

You make such lovely stitcherypatterns.

Carrie P. said...

your flower block is just stunning.
the gingerbread block makes me smile. too cute.

Raewyn said...

I love what you have been doing lately, Marina. The Gingerbread Mann is too cute - and oh yes - Mrs brown it is!!! I'm sure you won't be able to look at it in the future with out having a little giggle to yourself. I love your Kathy Schmitz piece too and the green you have chosen for your hexies.

Teresa said...

Oh Wow Marina... that border is amazing. I love the shape and colours and I can't wait to see it finished. You really do the most amazing, beautiful work. The stitcheries are so cute too. Happy Mothers Day tomorrow xx