Tuesday, 8 July 2014

binding done and some other bits...

This week i was very enthused about getting the binding done on my swan lake. I bought some red bias binding months ago on a visit to L'uccello and thought I had bought enough but.....Sunday night I ended up here.....missed by that much......
I wasn't looking forward to a trip into town but was desperate to get the binding done so I gave L'uccello a ring and they had the extra binding in the mail last night and it arrived today. How's that for service?
Binding is now complete. I have started sewing yo yo's too and one side is nearly complete.

 Friday night I managed to get this top all pieced together. I have decided to not put the top and bottom stitched border on. I prefer it a little bit plainer. I might try to get some big ric rac to run around the border.

 Here is a pic of my clamshells. I haven't added a row for awhile. I think I need to decide what to make with it first?

 This is a little new project that I couldn't resist....
it is a free project from Lisa Bonegan of Primitive Gatherings. I made a good start on the appliqueing at quilt group on Saturday and finished it off yesterday. . The sweet background fabric made it's way home with me from the Essendon Quilters Show on Friday, along with a few purple fabrics from Threadbear.
Now I just have to share a few photos of Miss Maisie 'cat scanning' the new Swan Lake quilt on the bed.

do you think she approves?
Hope you have a great week!

Marina

28 comments:

Lib said...

Maisie looks soooo comfortable. Do you think she believes it is her quilt? LOL

Noela said...

Lucky you could get some more binding and that it was sent so quickly to you. L'uccello's is a wonderful shop. Love your other finish too and the ric rac sounds like a great idea. Love your cat photo. Hugs......

shez said...

Wow your quilts are always amazing Marina,love seeing your work,well done my friend and Maisie looks very comfortable,lol.xx

Cheryl said...

Lucky you could get more binding fabric Marina - such a beautiful quilt and Viv's quilt is amazing also - love it. Love the look of the free one of Lisa's - must check it out

Susan said...

What's not to love? They are all such beautiful projects. Great that you got your binding fabric so quickly, I think Maisie approves.

Mistea said...

I don't think she likes the way those dollies are ganging up on her! Haha.

Your quilt looks gorgeous.

Maria said...

Oh lucky you could still get the binding for your gorgeous Swan Lake that Maisie loves....
Clams look good together, wonder what you will do with it?
Nice new project you are working on....

cucki said...

Massie looks so sweet...and it's a beautiful quilt.
Hugs x

Sheila said...

Your quilt is amazing , love the quilting too. I have Lisa 's pattern printed off , I love it :-)

Josie said...

Ohhhhh.... Miss Maisie is so beautiful! Those photo's of her are fabulous. Of course she likes Swan Lake... she's taken possession of it already. :o) Love your Prim quilt and your idea for the border. Clamshells.... be still my beating heart.. they're gorgeous. Heck... I'm in sensory overload.. better go stick my head in a bucket of water!
If I drown... it's your fault! ;o))

sunny said...

I love the fabric you're using for your clamshells. And I'm totally in love with Maisie!! How nice of you to make a quilt just for her.

Lynda said...

So many lovelies coming along. Swan Lake is so beautiful and so are the clamshells. I'm glad Miss Maisie approves.

Christine M said...

How annoying to run out of the binding fabric. Lucky you were able to get some more, Marina. All your projects are looking lovely. I definitely think Maisie approves of your Swan Lake quilt.

Fiona said...

lots of lovely to look at... great you got that binding sent so quick... ultra frustrating to run out just so short!! Maisie just loves the quilt it seems ... she looks like she is saying "This is Mine, mine, mine"... Love your new sayings flimsy...
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Miss Maisie is definitely saying "thanks Mum! Love my new quilt" Great to have such great service so you could finish it. Love all your other projects too.

Janet said...

I think Maisie approves! In fact I think she has decided that this is her spot. It is still so beautiful and I am happy that you were able to get the needed binding so quickly.

Lin said...

How frustrating to get so far with the binding! Great service from the shop indeed. Miss Maisie certainly looks very approving. Clamshells are looking good. xx

Briar Rose said...

Hi Marina,
Lovely things happening at your house, not sure about Maisie on that gorgeous Quilt though, hope she keeps her claws sheathed.
Hugs R.

elliek said...

All looking very good.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

All projects are awesome..you cleaver girl....

Carrie P. said...

Your projects are always so lovely. I can't decide which one I like best. Any kind of basket quilt is always a favorite with me. I started a small clam shell several months ago but haven't gotten far.

Elyte said...

Good to see you in productive holiday mode. Those l'uccello life savers did a great job. So many beautiful things on show, love the photos.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your projects are just stunning, I'm sure Maisie approves!

Karen said...

I am so pleased you could get the extra binding. So close!!!!
Your Remember quilt is looking wonderful just the way it is.
Love the clam shells and that wool applique block is gorgeous. I am going over to look at that one on Lisa's site.

Narelle said...

'Purrrrfect thanks' :o)

Anthea said...

Marina, Maisie called me... she said you have to make another Swan Lake - something about that one being hers... !!

lovely work on the Live Laugh Love...

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous work all around, you are so clever. I had never heard of L'ucello until the other day but now it seems to be popping up everywhere!

kiwikid said...

Love Maisies eyes such a pretty girl! Your projects are all coming along so well..love your laugh...sing..etc stitchery.
xx