Friday, 1 August 2014

Kookaburra sits on the Christmas tree....

Merry Merry King of the feast is he...
 
Some more little creatures have joined the feast. the Koala  family with naughty junior poking his tongue out  behind mama's head.

The above pics were meant to make it to a post a little earlier in the week. Better late than never.The stitchery is almost finished just two fat wombats to go...

Poor Priscilla has found a new project.... A good friend is having a big birthday next month. Just before her 40th birthday she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery, chemo, more treatments and reconstructive surgery since then and she has remained clear, thankfully as I don't know what I would do without her. We have know each other since high school and been close friends for ages. I made her a quilt (it was when I was first starting to do patchwork) back then and thought her 50th birthday would be a great opportunity to make her another quilt. This time in a colour scheme of her choosing. She suggested rose florals in apricot and sage green tonings. Straight away I thought of Fig Tree Quilts ranges but the range that fitted the bill was an older range, 100's of Triangles of which I had from Lynda. No way I was joining all those 1\2 square triangles into a large quilt I am crazy but not that crazy so Hub took me to Gail B's in Bayswater where I found exactly what I wanted. We also found the best pies I have ever tasted! The shop is The Pie Shed and it's just down the road from Gail's opposite Anaconda. If you're down that way go for it!
Well here is the lovely stash I picked up.
 this came along too, I am not sure how I will encorporate it but the thought is brewing away...
 squares at the ready..... ready for a simple 9 patch pattern. I think it will look soft and pretty.

Now to get to it as I only have a little over a month to get it done!
Have a wonderful  weekend...
Marina

22 comments:

Annie said...

Hi Marina, I am Annie from Eltham!!!
I have done four of Rosie Quinlan's Simply Blessing blocks in a selection of Cottage Garden Threads. I am going to put them on individual nine patch blocks then on four canvases to hang on the wall in my bedroom
The same idea might look ok in the middle of your quilt
I showed Rosie what I was going to do and she was excited.
I can email you the photo of where I got the idea from if you are interested. Good luck, love the fabrics

Karen said...

The embroidery is wonderful. Hurry up with those wombats so we can see the whole lot. :)
The fabrics you have selected for the quilt will be lovely and including the stitchery is a great idea. This will be a perfect gift.

Kaisievic said...

Lovely projects, Marina, I love the kookaburra!

Sue said...

Lovely stitching again! Love the Stitchery for your friend, she will be thrilled, can you tell me what the pattern is from please?

cucki said...

So sweet
Lovely fabric :)

Fiona said...

so fun watching these stitcheries and what a lovely quilt your fabrics are going to make.... that is going to be special..
Hugz

Elizabeth said...

You've picked some lovely colours and I'm sure the quilt will look really pretty.
You could use the embroidery as the front of a bag that has the quilt in when you give the quilt as a gift - just a thought.
Happy stitching, I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

Shirley said...

Your needle will be smoking but what a lovely gift.

Narelle said...

Those colours are simply gorgeous.
Cheeky koala!

Kim said...

That quilt is going to look great the fabrics are lovely. What a special gift.

Raewyn said...

I love your Aussie stitchery - looks like it will be lots of fun finding all the critters in it! How special the quilt will be for your friend... it does sound like the ideas are simmering away - I look forward to seeing your progress.

Cheryll said...

Gorgeous fabric selection... It will be wonderful when completed. Sounds like a perfect gift for a good friend!

Cheryl said...

Lovely fabrics for your friends quilt. I have been wanting to get to Gail B's - one day. your stitchery is coming along beautifully

Susan said...

A quilt is a wonderful idea, and you will find that a deadline is a great motivator! Your stitching is so lovely and neat.

Maria said...

Oh I do love those cute Aussie animals you are stitching.
Love the fabrics you have bought for your special friends quilt. Could you work the Embroidered block into the middle of the quilt?

Mistea said...

Love your partying animals and look forward to seeing all of them.
Pretty fabrics and stitchery for a special quilt.
Enjoy your challenge.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous....

Lin said...

Love those fabrics - gorgeous colours and the embroidery incorporated will be super. xx

elliek said...

Always good to have a time limit!! Love all the stitching and your quilt will look lovely and I.m sure it will be well received.

Elyte said...

Lovely fabric purchases Marina, I think that they will give you the exact look that you are hoping for. It will be a beautiful gift. Those stitcheries are very cute and should raise a smile or two.

kiwikid said...

Love the fabric and the stitchery. Lovely of you to be making another quilt for a good friend.
xx

Sisbabestitches said...

Such gorgeous fabrics you have chosen for the quilt and love the stitchery as a centre piece :)