Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Getting by with some help

..... from my friends....
Wondering how that Signature quilt is going?
Well it is going fine... with some help from my friends  Jacky and Jo the main part of the top was together last night with just the borders to be done this morning. After a 5 o'clock wake up I started to sew the borders on and they were done in plenty of time.
The top was presented at the farewell function this afternoon and it was very well received by the recipient and other staff that had signed squares. But she won't be able to keep it just yet as I still need to quilt it. That's my job over the next few weeks.
So many thanks to my lovely sewing elves for their help, couldn't have done it without you!
Now would you like to see the top...
I am hoping you do...
The pics were taken quite early this morning.
 Now the big question "do I like Kaffe Fassett now?"
Answer- I love this quilt, don't think there is one for me in the future but I love the effect of this one.

A very exciting arrival this week too... This beautiful Janome Memory craft 3000 machine.
Is'nt she lovely? She sews so beautifully too and there are some gorgeous stitches that I can try too when I am feeling a little adventurous. This was a generous gift from a friend.
 I tried it out when I made this block today.
It's in the hands of Australia Post on it's way to a crafty friend somewhere.....
Well I feel like I have used my holiday Sewing mojo all up-hope there is some left for the holidays?
I am hoping to spend some time with sweet William I  need the comfort of a project without such a drastic deadline, but I'll still have to spend quite a bit more time with Kaffe Fassett.
Hope your week is going well.
Marina

28 comments:

cucki said...

Wow it's looking so beautiful xx

Jeanette said...

Beautiful quilt. Hugs, xx

Kim said...

What a great gift. You have done a terrific job in such a short time. Well done.

Susan said...

You are truly amazing. What an incredible effort, and such a beautiful quilt. It has changed my opinion of KF too. A precious gift for a special friend. I think you deserve to spend the holidays doing whatever you like!

Maria said...

WOW ! Fabulous .. Like you Marina I am not a lover of Kaffee fabrics but this does look great.
What a generous gift from your friend and it stitched a lovely star block .....

Cheryl said...

Amazing job Marina - the quilt looks fantastic. You will be looking forward to those holidays. Lucky you - fantastic machine

shez said...

Hi Marina this quilt looks fantastic,love the whole look of it,so I can see why the lady loved it,it's wonderful with all the messages on it,what a wonderful keepsake.Your block is lovely,sent mine off on Monday,enjoy your evening my friend.xx

Jo said...

You have done a great job with the quilt top.
All those comments will be treasured

Sue said...

Great job, it looks lovely! You need a rest now!

Charlie and Wendy said...

The quilt is gorgeous Marina, the colours look jewel-like. Lovely idea for the signatures. Beautiful star block too.

Christine M said...

Your quilt is gorgeous, Marina. I'm not a Kaffe fan either but I do love the look of this. How exciting getting a new machine. Have fun with it.

Wendy said...

Your quilt top turned out just beautiful! I'm a Kaffe girl myself, so love all the wonderful colors displayed here...great job...by the by your star block is awesome!

Fiona said...

your quilt looks like a box of jewels... its fantastic and the KF fabric was perfect for that look.... jolly well done and under the pump too.... great new machine for you to play with..... awesome...
Hugz

Elyte said...

Great effort Marina, the quilt looks fabulous. Those signature panels of white really dilute those Kaffe fabrics perfectly leaving small glimpses of that strong colour. How kind of you to give that machine a new home!

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Amazing quilt, your friend has a beautiful way to remember her friends. Have fun with the new machine.
Oh and happy quilting.

Happy days.
Bev.

elliek said...

Wow you have done an amazing job and still room for a few more signatures. It will be a well loved quilt. Like so many I am also not a fan of KF but this looks stunning. The machine is a great gift from a truly wonderful friend... keep her close. Lucky you, enjoy.

Melody said...

Love your quilt, what a wonderful gift

Raewyn said...

HI Marina, I've got a little behind in my blog reading lately so have had a nice catch up of your posts... well done on the signature quilt, I'm sure it will be treasured and your boss will appreciate you working with 'those' fabrics for her! Lucky you with the new machine, it looks like a lovely one. I also love the quilt for your great niece - very special and love the philosophy, I'll just make you another one!!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

The quilt looks stunning. What a special gift. Lucky you with your new stitching friend!!! Very pretty star block xx

kiwikid said...

Fantastic quilt Marina, well done!! Great idea. Very exciting to have a new machine! Love the star block!!
xx

Helen L said...

the quilt is lovely, and I can't believe you put it together so quickly!! I guess there's nothing like a deadline to rush a person along!! :-) Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful quilt Marina.....great new Machine...have fun

Mistea said...

Looks like you and Kaffe, with your friends really did the marathon. Beautiful quilt and I like that I can see lots of writing on some of those blocks.
Great gift.
Enjoy your holidays.

Karen said...

This has been an amazing effort and it looks fantastic! You definitely need a holiday after all that work!
I hope all the effort has been appreciated.

Lib said...

Love, love, love this quilt. Your friend should feel very honoured to receive this, what a memory to take with her. You are amazing! ☆☆☆☆

Narelle said...

The signature quilt is stunning and such a beautiful gift of friends and memories...well done!
Woohoo! Fun with a new machine and the block is lovely.
I'm sure your mojo is just kick starting and will be purring along all holidays :)

Anthea said...

Hi Marina, golly you have done a really awesome job of the Kaffe quilt, & yes it does occur to me that the fabrics would not be something you would choose for yourself.
Love the siggy block too - I've seen a couple around, what are they for?

Lin said...

A beautiful quilt top - well done for getting it finished on time, she must have been so delighted with it. xx