Monday, 20 January 2014

little triangles everywhere....

Now in my last post I mentioned some triangle action in my future....
Well they arrived this morning! The said triangles were a bag of off cuts that the lovely Lynda  was wanting to rehouse. The said bag contained the corners from some beautiful fig tree quilts fabrics that she has been using in some gorgeous quilts she has been making.
When Lynda posted about the rehousing I think I had another bout of Heat Stroke and I eagerly put my hand up.  Now Lynda didn't just send me the fig tree fabrics but an even bigger bag of Comma fabric triangles too and some snow fabric to help in putting them all together!
Now I am happy to embrace another obsession at the drop of a hat and this new one has been fun. I didn't want to just put them away in my stash..... so I had to get the machine out straight away and start sewing....
 

some inspiration for how to use them.....

progress so far.....

All the fig tree fabrics are done and some of the comma fabrics. They just need to be trimmed down, this will be a slower process and one to work on gradually. They will be trimmed to 1 1/2 inches.
Lynda had some little bundles of triangles all ready sewed up which were a bonus.

On the weekend I managed to finish my Mr Boo stitchery from the Kathy Schmitz bom minis.
I loved stitching him and he looks so handsome!
Just need to find the right fabrics for the border.


Just had to share a pic of the boys....
I thought they should jump on the bandwagon for the Australia Day preparations..
Poor old Monty, he turned 12 in December and is really showing his age. I think I am lucky he survived the heat wave we had. We brought the dogs inside to get some relief and they loved it.
"gee I wish I wasn't so old so that I would be quicker in getting away from her and her crazy ideas...."
 Coffee just likes to go along for the ride....I was bribing him with his throw toy otherwise he wouldn't sit so still.
"oh the humiliation, why does she insist on putting things on us?  can I please have the toy back now?."
Flag update....
Border has been done thanks to the fabrics arriving today too, just some appliqueing of the stars and I am right to sandwich!
Swan Lake update....
Top has been completed ready to go to the quilter....Woo hoo happy dancing with all those dollies for sure.
Would you like to see a pic...
Not a bad tally of projects for these holidays....
Hope you have made it to the end of the post.
Have a wonderful crafty week!
 I need to keep cramming in as much as I can before going back to work

cheers
Marina

24 comments:

Lin said...

Those triangles look really exciting - lots of possibilities there. Love your Swan Lake. xx

shez said...

wow you are going to have a lot of show and tell for us Marina and cant wait to see what you make with the triangles.xx

Maria said...

Hmm yes I think the heat has gotten to you wanting all those HST.. look forward to seeing what you make..
The boys look great ....
Love the Swan Lake... Well done.

Susan said...

Those little triangles are so cute and pretty. Omething lovely will come from them I'm sure. Your Swan Lake looks fantastic, the centre looks perfect now. Leave the poor boys alone so they can play!

Fiona said...

oh what fun with your little triangles... I have some too from my snippets so should get in on the action as well....
I love love love your quilt.. it is just amazing and what a lot of work... I hope you are ultra proud of it
As for Mr Boo who is not scary.. your stitching is so good that it looks like a line drawing!
poor dogs... funny dogs... silly dogs.. lucky they are not here...we are back up to 40 today... I don't like it...
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Wow! It would take heatstroke to get me to sew all those little triangles but I am sure you will make something wonderful. Swan lake is gorgeous as are the boys in their Aussie Day finery xx

Lib said...

The Great Triangle Mystery has been solved! Looking forward to seeing your flag finished too. ♡♡♡ the boys, they are so patriotic but what about Maisie?

Elyte said...

Careful Marina, those pieces are getting smaller and smaller. Hadn't seen the finished centre of Swan Lake. Great choice and a beautiful finish.
You might have to get the dog whisperer in to counsel the boys.
You may have to go back to work for a rest!

Cheryl said...

Those triangles are going to be great Marina - such yummy fabrics. Swan Lake is amazing - love it

Dorothy said...

Hi Marina,

The boys look wonderful in their finery! Hope the heat eases a bit soon. In fact, we could use a bit of it here, it is frigid. -18C this morning, even colder with the wind chill. Hope you are keeping well.
Hugs.

Wendy said...

such lovely fellows you have...those triangles looks like lots of fun and are so pretty...and of course your Swan Lake is stunning! Can't wait to see the finished quilt after the quilting is completed.

Lynda said...

Swan Lake is so lovely, Marina. The boys looks terrific and are such good sports. Mr Boo is wonderful. Can't believe how quickly you sewed up those triangles.

elliek said...

The boys look gorgeous. I too have some of those triangles and managed to press them the other day all 320 of them! Love Mr Boo

katherine said...

Yay swan lake is looking brilliant and the doogies look cute too.

Anthea said...

Oh My Goodness Marina - what a collection, & so great for you to be able to use all those little triangles... One ladies scraps were anothers treasures!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Swan Lake is gorgeous...Jindi sends her canine compatriots much sympathy and empathy for having to put up with a crazy human...

Carrie P. said...

what fun to go through all the triangles. I know you will come up with a great lay out for them.
Great work on your KS block.
Nice looking boys!

Karen said...

What a great idea with all these triangles. Lots of fun there.
Good luck with the stitchery plans.
Love the photos of the boys!!!
Great news with the flag and the swan lake quilts. So much work and what a wonderful end result!!!!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

My goodness you are a machine.....and your boys so cute..

Els koetsier said...

What a work to finish those little triangle;s to a quilt.
But I think it will be wunderfull when it is fininished.

Youre swan lake is gorgeous.

Fiona T said...

Absolutely gorgeous work Marina. I recently liberated my sewing machine and started a couple of small sewing projects. Your finished quilts are beautiful. Enjoy what is left of your holidays.

KaHolly said...

Lots of fun in those bags of triangle scraps!! Love the projects you've posted! WOW!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Gorgeous post Marina! I like the different variations of the triangles, I look forward seeing what you make. Mr Boo is lovely and your Swan Lake is amazing, you must be thrilled! Love the dog pics too.

kiwikid said...

Triangles look amazing Marina,love the boys, they are so cute!!! Your stitchery is great too and Swan Lake is finished..woo hoo!!!!!Well done you!!
xx