Thursday, 20 February 2014

an experiment-success

I will let you be the judges...
I wanted to make some blankets of love to send to Cheryll. When she posted about the need for small blankets of between 8" and 12", I thought it would suit me perfectly as I am quite enjoying making mini things at the moment. The project would include some stitching and some crochet.
The ideas were floating around my head and by the time they were put into action by the hands and fingers I had the result I was after. A trip to Spotlight  for some snuggly flannelette for the backing and some lovely baby wool to finish them perfectly.
The stitchery designs are freebies from NeedleCrafter.com. there is also a little rabbit and puppy in the same style. Perhaps a mint and mauve one? Very enjoyable to stitch.
Finished size 11 1/2 inches approx.



 (the little girly kitten ended up with an appliqued dress as I mucked up the tracing of the dress patterning. I am not unhappy with the result)
 I hope to send these off to Cheryll asap.
Two little houses are added to the collection. The fabrics for these were kindly given to me by Rosalie. I think the one on the right should be called Rosie's cottage.
Well I'm off to partake in some more construction work.
Only two more sleeps till Mill Rose get together!
I guess this sums up Saturday....
Roll on the weekend!!
cheers
Marina

30 comments:

Teresa said...

Oh Marina you're little quilts are just gorgeous.. the kitty one looks fab with the appliqued dress... clever girl! As always I love seeing your little houses and want to give myself a quick kick to get myself moving with mine heh heh!!! Have fun at Mill Rose xx

shez said...

Oh Marina these little blankets of love are gorgeous,and if you want to save on postage I can take them up with me if you like,I leave on the 6th march.xx

Lib said...

Absolutely awesome . I just ♡♡♡♡ them. You are so clever.

Noela said...

Lovely work Marina. Very cute mini's. Hugs......

Maria said...

Those pretty Quilts of Love will be treasured by special folk.

Love your houses and yes I agree. I looks like a Rosie Cottage.

Susan said...

They are so beautiful Marina, and will be treasured I'm sure.

Grit said...

Your stitching is so cute.

Sheila said...

Those little blankets are so precious, I love those embroideries . Have fun with the Millrose girls.

Christine M said...

Those little quilts are just beautiful Marina. I love your comment/picture at the end. See you tomorrow!

Jeanette said...

your mini quilts are gorgeous. Hugs,xx

Fiona said...

oh those are just the most adorable little quilts... how precious...
I love your new town header!
Hugz

Lynda said...

Such lovely little quilts - the crochet edging is perfect along with the sweet stitcheries. Hope you have a fun day tomorrow.

Anthea said...

Have a fab time at Mill Rose, Marina... and I do love your little blankets of love x

Karen said...

I think these little quilts are delightful. And am sure they will be greatly appreciated.

Wendy said...

Hi Marina, your little quilts are just wonderful...and your houses are so very lovely.

elliek said...

Those blankets look perfect. So sad that such little ones are needed.Have fun at Ballan.

kiwikid said...

Your little blankets are beautiful Marina! Love the cat with her appliqué dress!!
One more sleep!!!! Yay!!!
Your words of wisdom are spot on!!
xx

Els koetsier said...

Youre work is perfect. The little stitchery's are gorgeus.

And how is it with building youre village.

Mistea said...

Sweet little blankies from those super cute designs. Love the crochet detail.
Have fun at Mill Rose.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Just divine, someone will treasure those little quilts.
When I saw your new header I instantly thought "Knock knock who's there?"

Enjoy your day out.

Bev.

Elyte said...

Those little quilts were beautiful Marina.
Hope the pasta night was a success.

Charlie and Wendy said...

The little quilts are gorgeous, I love the vintage style stitcheries and the applique on the cat is perfect. Lovely houses too.

Michelle said...

I really love the mini quilts the stitchery's are beautiful!
Michelle.

Farm Gate Creations said...

Oh my goodness....they are sooooo adorable.

Lin said...

What gorgeous little blankets, definitely made with love.

O'faigh said...

Beautiful little quilts Marina, adore them...hugs, o'faigh

Tania said...

Marina, your blankets of love are gorgeous, so sweet. Lovely sewing. Love all your little houses toox

Carrie P. said...

oh,the little quilts are just the cutest things ever. how nice of you to make them.

Val Spiers said...

The stitcheries are so cute. The little blankets are lovely. Such a nice thing to do.
valspierssews

Janet said...

Your little quilts are so sweet!