Saturday, 3 August 2013

Friday night sewing...

Nothing on tv last night so it was a good opportunity to get the sewing machine out and sew.
The latest Sweet Stitches block should be arriving soon so it was time to get July's block pieced.
I had cut out all the pieces last week so it was just a matter of revving the machine up.
I thought I would go with something a little fresher than the other blocks I have made and I am happy with the result.  It is definitely a challenge for me making these borders and I was a little disappointed that I didn't get all the hst's as perfect as I wanted but the overall finish I am happy with.
So here is my July block...... ready to prepare for quilting.
there hasn't been much other crafting happening just another row done on my Christmas cross stitch.
Today I am off to a crafting day with Elyte and the girls at Bluegum quilters. We are going to learn how to make pieced hexagons, should be fun. Don't worry Liz I am not going to want all those AHHH patterns lol

Disappointingly no offers to give a home to the males of the family, and I thought you girls were my friends?
There have been a few offers for the patterns thankfully.
Cheryl for the Quilted crow patterns
Carrie for one of the Quilted crow patterns (Brunswick)
and Wendy for the Peace quilt pattern.
If you would like to let me know your addresses I would be more than happy to pop them in the mail.
Thankyou for the offers of a home for the boys of the curly variety, I will keep it in mind should the need arise. For today they are safe as they had a wonderful bath and trim yesterday and are looking very handsome and not smelly at all (and they haven't destroyed anything major or started to dig an open cut mine in the garden bed in search of cat cookies.)


Have a great weekend
Marina

23 comments:

Wendy said...

Your block is just beautiful...I really need to finish my July block as well...I have emailed you my addy for the pattern...thank you so much...

Cheryll said...

What a cute block! And your HST look good to me too! Flaws (as they are known in the perfect quilters universe) makes it handmade and unique. Love the colours! :)

Fiona said...

haha... fun post (re the males!)... lovely block.. I do enjoy how they put the little splash of applique in them...
Hugz

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

This is one lovely design. Enjoy your day out. I think the males in your life are influencing you, revving up your sewing machine!!!

Happy days.
Bev.

Mistea said...

Sweet birdie. The border is pretty, I can't see any flat tips.
Enjoy your sewing day.

Baa. xxx said...

We love the colours of your stitchery and the eggs - all spotty, dotty are too cool

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your July mini quilt is beautiful and the lighter colours suit the springtime picture. Lovely!!

elliek said...

Aww Marina, I so want someone else to share my AHHH addiction and I have some lovely beginner packs at home! Love the latest block. You do a great job.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous July block....

Susan said...

It's another lovely mini, how cute are those eggs? Have a great time today.

Briar Rose said...

Hi Marina, Your block is lovely,your hst's look perfect to me.
i really enjoyed this fun post.
Enjoy your weekend, keep warm.
Hugs R.

Anita said...

I love your block, the colours are real cheery and bright.
Cheers, Anita.

Elyte said...

Those Sweet Stitches blocks are a lovely collection. Each one is just as lovely as the last.
Your hst look good from here. I am looking forward to your next block too.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love that birdie block and spotty eggs.

Sheila said...

Love this block , the combination of stitching and fabric is wonderful!

Anthea said...

Marina, I am a big-hearted person, but as I am already having a few issues with the males already living here (hubs & mr13) I cannot take any more, sorry!!!
Great work on the lastest block, you are roaring through them!

Lin said...

Pretty block Marina - like your fabric choices.

kiwikid said...

Lovely block Marina - in our quilting group we have a saying of, a touch of whimsy in what we make, it covers all kinds of things that aren't quite 100%!!
xx

Maria said...

Such a gorgeous block...
and the panels in you other post are lovely.

Carrie P. said...

oh, your little quilt is so sweet. I love the fabrics. I am emailing you my address. Thanks so much for the pattern.

Tatkis said...

Wonderful nest block!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Karen said...

This is a great block. I really like this one!

Nicky said...

You are moving towards the hard sell there! What would the P&P be on the males then and I'll think about it!?