Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sweet William..

Well I thought this was going to be the end of a long term infatuation but it may be becoming true love..
After a bit of a rocky start to the relationship I think we have set the guidelines to a good start.....
Sometimes I think I need Dr Phill telling me


But it's ok Dr Phil stand down.....
I think I have got it covered...
I don't think too bad a start for my first real needleturn project.

omg those berries were so tiny!
 
my first block...

second block applique done...

I changed the flowers a little bit as when I started to prepare them for applique they looked absolutely hideous! The shape just wouldn't work for me. A little more rounded and softer was the way to go.... a little like me ...
Some imperfections but I am quite happy with the results and more importantly quite enthused to continue with the blocks. I feel I am learning something with each piece I applique.
There you go I have jumped in the deep end with my floaties on and I am floating nicely.
I think Josie should be proud of me..
The signature quilt is still coming along nicely, wasn't done by thursday but that's not a problem it won't take much longer.
a sunny, wild and windy day here in my neck of the woods. Perhaps some time today for another basket?
have a great Sunday

cheers
Marina


25 comments:

shez said...

wow Marina your blocks are awesome and boy yep the berries are tiny and you are doing so well done my friend,i will enjoy watching this quilt grow,hope you have a wonderful sunday to.xx
PS yes Josie will be proud of you.xx

Farm Gate Creations said...

Oh you must have the patience of a saint....If anyone can do this its you....looking forward to seeing the end result.

elliek said...

Looking good!

Susan said...

How big are those blocks? I think William will be a lovely long term project to keep you company. Are you using perfect circles? I have only just discovered them after doing a zillion appliqué circles (better late than never!).

Charlie and Wendy said...

You are doing so well with your needleturn, the blocks are looking beautiful!

Elyte said...

I think that this quilt is going to be spectacular and you will definitely grow in confidence as you move through the blocks. Yay Marina!

Kim said...

You are doing a great job on your needle turn.

Jeanette said...

Looking good. Hugs, xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous Marina

Cheryl said...

Wow I am in awe of your beautiful work so far. those berries are great Marina. I struggle with small rounds circles lol

Lin said...

Gorgeous blocks - well done for perseverance. xx

Grit said...

Wonderful blocks.

Lib said...

Love your blocks, well done with the needle turn especially on such tiny pieces.

Jo said...

Your stitching is looking great

Jindi's Cottage said...

Wow, for your first attempt looks darn good to me...it was definitely an indoors day in your land today (went down to the shops and the wind tried to take car door off when I opened it!) hope you got more basket creating in...

Marie said...

Oh, good for you! I love this pattern and have been toying with making it (I too am an appliqué newbie) but haven't managed to get myself there yet. You are doing a beautiful job - I can see where you'd have lots of fun with it. Carry on.

Maria said...

Your needle turn is looking great. Like the colours you sre using. Look forward to watching you progress with Sweet William

Christine M said...

Your blocks are gorgeous, Marina.

Fiona said...

Oh how lovely.... this is going to be amazing and I'm sure true love will bloom..... I think it's a good idea tomake little changes that suit you better than battle with sharp points...
Hugz

Carrie P. said...

OH, your flower baskets are wonderful!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your blocks are wonderful. Its going to be a beautiful quilt. Well done to you. I love needle turn. Now you are away I am sure you will too xx

Karen said...

Well done. I think they are looking great. So pleased you worked out what was best for you.

cucki said...

so sweet x

Shirley said...

You have made a great start. Josie definitely will be proud of you.

Raewyn said...

Great needleturn and beautiful blocks! No-one would ever know you have adapted the block slightly! Such a beautiful project!