Sunday, 22 February 2015

a get together and some progress

Yesterday was the day for the first Mill Rosie get together for this year.
It was lovely to see everyone again and in such a beautifully inspiring venue.
I happily sewed in between the socialising, eating and retailing.
Top of my list was some fabric for the border of my pieced Lisa Bonegan sewalong.
It was unanimous that this star and stripe fabric would fit the bill perfectly. It is posiitoned with the fabric that I will use for the thinner border. Big tick here!
 While at Mill rose I appliqued 8 roses in the corner blocks for the appliqued sewalong block. When I got home I prepped and sewed down a vine one border. The other three are stapled ready to go.

 On Friday I popped into Jemima's to show the girls the fabric I wanted to use for my baltimore blocks.
I have had the papillon fabric on the left for years, waiting, waiting..... I picked up the centre fabric from Jemima's and the third one is from my stash too.
The other fabrics shown are all from my stash and these will be used for the applique. Some are newly added and some have been there for a long time. It feels good to use from my stash. There are a few more bits and pieces that I will need to gather before I start in March.
 We have been having quite a burst of heat here in Victoria, perfect excuse to hibernate and craft.
I found this cute heart pattern on the net and had some wool embroidery skeins given to me that I figured would be perfect.
I think these will be gifted to my nieces next time I see them
 Just had to share this cuteness. I adore this little mini jam jar. There were two in a hamper mum got for christmas. I have some ideas milling around my head on how to use this mini and the bigger version too. It's just so pretty.
Thanks to all the girls for a great day yesterday
cheers for now
Marina

23 comments:

Maria said...

Perfect fabrics you have for your next two projects....

Love those cute jam jars.. Will buttons being going into them??

There always seems to be such fun when you all GTG at Mill Rose...

Chookyblue...... said...

those fabrics are going to go so well with the top quilt.........

O'faigh said...

Great to catch up with you Marina uncanny that you found the stripe/star fabric regards ofaigh

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lots of lovely things to see. Hope to come for a visit to Millrose later on the year yay!!!

Cheryl said...

Marina love both the gorgeous sewalong quilts you had with you yesterday. And the little hearts are very cute. Lovely to catch up

Karen S said...

Great choice of border fabric - I agree! And lovely work on the wool vines and flowers. I have to get used to the idea of using staples.

Jo said...

Love the Stars and Stripes fabric for the borders.
Good choice

Susan said...

Very pretty and productive. I like your border choices. It is satisfying to sew from your stash, especially when they suit a new project.

shez said...

Hi Marina it was so good to catch up with you yesterday,love your work it's always amazing the projects that you are working on ,can't wait to see what you do with the jars xx

Ondrea said...

That quilt is coming along nicely. That stripes and stars fabric does go very well. It's great when other people are on hand to help choose. Staples ? I have never seen anyone staple before. Does it leave any marks on the fabric? Love your crocheted hearts, must try them myself. The little jar is rather cute. A pin cushion maybe? Lots of lovely pics.

Elyte said...

Great progress on your sew along project. It is coming together beautifully.
Look forward to seeing the Baltimore grow using all those lovely fabrics.
Catch up again soon.

Christine M said...

It was lovely catching up with you Marina. Appliqued eight roses! Over achiever! LOL! You obviously weren't talking enough. I stitched a whole six letters! That stripey star fabric does work so well.

barb's creations said...

Well I must admit to being one of the girls at yesterdays gathering that didn't accomplish much in the way of crafting lol. Love the border fabrics you've chosen and is was lovely to be able to catch up with everyone and see what they were working on :) Barb.

Lynda said...

Love that tiny jam jar - it's so sweet. So many lovely things coming from your sewing room.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Beautiful projects Marina! Lovely crochet hearts too and I look forward to seeing what you do with the vases. I had a catch up with your previous posts, had a few chuckles with your description of the day with the oopsies!!

Fiona said...

so great you all manage to get together regularly... that stars and stripes is perfect.... and lovely border happening there.... yes... lovely jars.. unusual shape...
Hugz

elliek said...

Glad you had a good time. Love all the fabrics and those hearts are cute. Where did you get the pattern?

Sisbabestitches said...

What a great find for your border! It's so nice when the perfect fabric shows up when you want it :)
Love the background you've picked for your baltimore :)
Those jars are so so cute!

Sheila said...

Love your fabrics and your project looks beautiful .

Carrie P. said...

I love flying geese. One day I want to make a quilt that is just flying geese. (rows)
very cute jars.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

The border fabric is just so perfect, good luck with the vines. I can imagine a cute little pincushion jar.

Happy stitching.
Bev.

Melody said...

Oh wow, there is certainly a lot of loveliness in this post. looking forward to seeing you soon.

Josie said...

I've seen the photos of you beavering away with that applique like a woman on a mission! Did you sew on while the girls spoon fed you your lunch? ;o)
Lots of fabric and woolly gorgeousness in this post... love the hearts. Those jars really are cute... do you have Bon Maman jam in the shops over there? It's super yummy... mind you even if it wasn't I'd still buy it to get the jar!
Have fun hun...xxx