Friday, 17 January 2014

Productivity levels high...

This heat has certainly been a booster for productivity levels here.
I just seem to be ticking things off my to do list, and not just the new interesting things either.
Yesterday I sewed the backing for Swan Lake. Nine metres of fabric are now one large piece ready to take to the quilters along with wadding and top, I still need to do the corners and central flowers still.
Talk about dragging out the last bit!
Border fabrics for my Australia flag quilt are ordered and hopefully on their way thanks to the lovely staff at Gail B's. Very excited about that....As I only used half the roll of blue fabrics for the flag I thought I would sew the remaning strips together to make up as much of the back as I could, that's done too.
I thought I would include two little flags to show our heritage. Even though Hub and I were born here our parents were not and we still value our heritage and respective cultures.
They will be sewn on the back of the quilt.


Now as I seemed to have gotten a litte behind with my Sweet Stitches, it seemed only fitting that I get up to date with those projects too these holidays..
Yesterday I hibernated again with my sewing machine as my companion and I started to cut out and sew the borders. I was a little daunted by the borders at first, all those little triangles again but with a little care I got through them again. Just as well I ended up enjoying piecing them as there is going to be some major triangle action happening here soon. More on that later....
Now they are all basted ready to be quilted!




I am so happy with the two minis. They are going to be a lovely addition to my collection.
Of course this one is on display this month...

It has been so enjoyable to get some creativity happening again, end of Next week it is back to the grind. Not looking forward to it but that's life I have to fund my extravagant lifestyle somehow.
 I better make the most of my last days of crafting time!
Somehow I feel I have already lol.

Hope you are having a crafty day 

Marina


19 comments:

Fiona said...

I do like the idea of your little flags on the back... what a great way to remember roots...
Lovely mini's in the making.... you are definitely on a roll ...
Hugz

Farm Gate Creations said...

Oh wow, you are going great guns...I'm looking forward to see that swan lake finished.

Susan said...

Your minis are lovely Marina. Good to see something worthwhile coming out of the hot weather.

Wendy said...

Your minis look wonderful Marina...you have been a busy girl for sure.

elliek said...

That is such a good idea to include the flags from your heritage. Everything is looking great. Hope the fabric arrives soon!

Maria said...

You have been very productive Marina. Can.t wait to see the Aussie Quilt finished and your Swan Lake one. Funny how we can procrastinate over the last bit..
Beautiful minis and I really like you display...

katherine said...

You sound like you have been super busy creating. Sadly I can not say the same lol way too hot here.

Raewyn said...

Good to see you making the most of your 'down' time. Your Sweet Stitches are gorgeous -- now what's this about triangle action, it sounds intriguing! Great idea with the flags on the back of your flag quilt!

Briar Rose said...

Well done Marina, they all look fantastic, I wish I had even half your energy in this heat.
I hope the fires have not caused you any concern today, we have been thinking of you.R.

Cheryl said...

You are on a roll Marina - I need to get to and finish a few things also

Oddbjørg said...

Your mini quilts are so beautiful!

Lin said...

Hello Marina - just catching up with your last three posts. Love your flag - it is going to be wonderful and I hope it is ready in time! Lyour minis and your stitching. How odd is this weather - you have it sooo hot, N America have it sooo cold, here it is mild and we have spring flowers already! xx

Lib said...

Love the Australian flag on your mini, very appropriate to display this month! Hmm what triangle plans do you have?

Carrie P. said...

all your little quilts are so "sweet."

Karen said...

You sure have been productive. It is such a good idea to make the most of these crazy days. If you are stuck inside and the aircon works then why noy sew!

Elyte said...

At the rate you are going, you have probably finished all these projects by now.
Good idea adding the flags from your family heritage to the quilt.

Els koetsier said...

Marina what are you a productive Qultster.

Youre stitchery patterns are lovely to make I think?

I wish that I was so productive as you.

shez said...

wow Marina you do such beautiful work,i love seeing what you make,you have lots of fun.xx

kiwikid said...

Love the mini's and your display is lovely! Busy busy you!!
xx