Sunday, 1 September 2013

bits of this and that...

Last weekend riding on the wave of my Once upon a time finish I thought it would be good to keep the momentum going and finish off my little girls of the world top. The outer border needed to be finished and after some advice I went with a scrappy border.
Seems like a bit of scrappy happening here lately...
Almost used my stash of Bliss too. It has certainly gone a long way.
this quilt will be a gift for a great niece. Her little sister received a 'bliss' quilt for her christening so thought it only fitting that they both have one from this range.
 this is one of my favourite little girls.
 this is the other quilt from the bliss fabrics...




My mini for spring got finished this week, some simple quilting and the binding and ta da...
Hanging in time for the first day of spring.

Quilting and binding finished on the snowman too, now it can go away till next winter.

 these little blocks came together quick and easy and will be in the mail tomorrow to go to Sharon's along with lot's of other people's contributions of squares to get put together to make a special I  spy quilt for a sick little boy.
Click here to read more if you are interested. I love the pattern Sharon will be using and it is a great way to feature novelty fabrics. Definitely will keep it in mind for the 'one day' list.
I seem to be drawn to children's quilts... my nanna glory box is going to be chockers!
Another row of hexies have been added to the novelty hexies but I have run out of stepping stones so I see some green squares and lots of basting in my near future.
And no I haven't forgotten my Swan Lake borders.... the remaining borders have their stars ironed on and I have started appliqueing them. Gotta keep that ball rolling!
Another beautiful Spring day today. Sun shining and not a grey cloud in sight.
Beautiful!
have a great weekend wherever you are.


Marina
x

33 comments:

Jacky Patterson said...

Haha ,love the idea of a nanna glory box. Beautiful work and I do not know how you find the time. And you are always so organised with what you are working on.

Farm Gate Creations said...

Wow...you have been so busy, I love all that you have made. Thanks for letting me no about the eye spy, I've now popped my name on the list.

Fiona said...

such a sweet girlie quilt you have put together... and all the mini's are so sweet.... clever designs and the finishing off just makes them....
I have got some of those blocks cut out... and tagged the pattern as a 'want to do one day' also...
Hugz

Melody said...

So much brilliant sewing

Susan said...

You have been doing some lovely work. Your little nieces are so lucky to have such beautiful quilts made for them. Love the Spring mini, and the blocks for Blake are lovely.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lots of 'wows' in that post Marina....you have been busy....

katherine said...

Beautiful finishes. I love that range of fabric and also the little dutch girl would be my favourite too.

Mistea said...

The girls quilt is gorgeous. I like that the sisters will get quilts in the same colours but very different.
Your spring mini is beautiful the little bird is too cute. Love winter though.
Those stitching fingers must never get any rest.
Enjoy your stars.

shez said...

you do such beautiful work Marina,love them all and love your blocks for the little boy,well done on all your beautiful finishes.xx

elliek said...

Love your I spy blocks. Mine went in the post yesterday and we didn't double up!

Charlie and Wendy said...

You have had lots of lovely finishes lately ... beautiful! Lovely little eye-spy blocks too.

Jindi's Cottage said...

What a sweet quilt for a little girl...lovely mini quilt for the first day of Spring, yay! Spring :)

Josie said...

Wow... talk about eye candy overload! All your finishes are fabulous. Girls around the world is scrummy.. one little niece is going to feel great for sure. Hey... that snowman should be out again in a month or so... unless you've forgotten Christmas is coming ;o) Love the blocks for the little boys project. You've inspried me to get off my ample derriere and sort out some sewing... hugs

Narelle said...

Your 2nd 'Bliss' quilt is gorgeous Marina :)
You've certainly got that ball rolling getting so many lovelies done.

O'faigh said...

Hello Marina, loved your post and seeing your projects...Hugs O'faigh

Maria said...

Love all your beautiful finishes . The little Dutch Girl is my favourite too. Could be because I am a Dutch girl too....

Elyte said...

Congratulations on getting so much done. Love the scrappy finish and the star blocks between the girls.
Your Spring stitchery looks lovely and perfect for this weather that we are having. I suppose the boys compliment it every time they walk past? I know how supportive they are of your creative pursuits.

Karen said...

Your little girls quilt is delightful. Great choice with the scrappy border is perfect. Gorgeous little stitcheries too.
Good to see your wonderful Spring mini ready for display.

Briar Rose said...

All very beautiful Marina,
I love your little minis.
Looking forward to Friday.
Hugs R.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your little girls are just darling. Sure to be treasured. Love your minis. Well done to Sharon for her kindness.

kiwikid said...

Love the Girls of the world Marina, such a beautiful quilt!
Your spring mini quilt is beautiful too, your stitchery is so good!
The little blocks are cute too, I have some cut out, now to get sewing!
xx

Sheila said...

Your little girlie quilt is simply adorable and your minis are just too cute , nice to have one all set for your spring time hanger . You have been very busy , keep up the great work!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I LOVE both the Bliss quilts, very special little girls :) Huge thank you for your blocks for Blake. you have been very generous in donating them. hugs xx

Anthea said...

Congrats Marina, this is a gorgeous quilt, and no doubt will be loved by your niece... Totally Gorgeous!
Great blocks there for Blake too, well done... x

Raewyn said...

Gorgeous Bliss quilt - the stitcheries are so cute! Your little spring hanging is very sweet - I like the eggs in the nest - and the winter one very cool! The eye-spy blocks are real cute - you sure seem to have a good supply of Nana fabric - I had to scratch to find some for mine!!

Anita said...

What a beautiful quilt, love the girls. Love your stitchery.
Cheers, Anita.

Tania said...

Hi Marina, I really love all of your sewing, just beautiful. There are some lucky little girls in your life! I have some Bliss fabric that I have been savouring, some of it will go into my row along quilt, and I have decided I will have to look for special quilt pattern to use the rest. It really is beautiful fabric. Love your Kathy Schmitz stitcheries as always. I too have made some I Spy blocks to send to Sharon, with Dr Seuss prints on them too. Looking forward to seeing you at the next Millrosie get together x

Tatkis said...

So many beautiful projects! I like the first one - lovely and girly!

Wonderful Christmas stitcheries too!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Cheryl said...

You have been very busy Marina. Lovely quilts and love your little mini. I did this one for the spring swap with Mrs Martins and now must do one for me.

Els koetsier said...

Waauw, what a lovely colours you used fot all the lovely things you made for the last time.

Cheers and hug Els

Lin said...

Pretty quilts Marina - love the colours.

Carrie P. said...

Love seeing all your beautiful finishes. I love how you fussy cute the dot border on your "girl" quilt.

Lib said...

I have been having trouble with my phone not posting comments, my couple on your last few posts haven't appeared but just had to come back and say how much I love these stitcheries especially the little Dutch girl. Gorgeous.