Thursday, 5 February 2015

February UFO project...

February is here already and it was time to select the project for this month

My Lisa Bonegan Sew along blocks have been neglected for quite awhile.
I had every intention to keep up but I was a little intimidated by a whole pile of little flying geese that needed to be done for the 3rd instalment.
Well the number was up and out it came.. and surprisingly the piecing was easier than I thought. The instructions by Lisa were so easy to follow and there are pictures to follow as well. My kind of patterns.
this is where the blocks were left at in July last year.
This week the applique one has progressed to this..... some applique pieces all cut out for the corners. They will go on once the next borders are on and that's where I'll finish it. using one of the later patterns to finish it off.

The star pieced one has the next border on and a visit to the fabric shop is in order so that I can get some more red fabric for the geese.
In the corners it has little star blocks. I have these half sewn..
You can officially call me certifiably crazy as those little cream squares are only 1" square!!

Off to the cave to tackle those little stars..... wish me luck

Cheers
Marina

20 comments:

Susan said...

Definitively crazy, but you're in good company. They are lovely blocks, especially the applique. Have fun wih the stars.

Cheryll said...

No not crazy...just committed. It will be worth it in the end I'm sure. Xox

Maria said...

Just love the way your blocks are coming together.

shez said...

Hi Marina i wish you luck,they are so tiny,love your work you are so very clever my friend,see you soon xx

Cheryl said...

Great choice for your February project. Absolutely gorgeous Marina. And love the gorgeous fabrics. Look forward to seeing more

Marie said...

Beautiful progress (love your approach to deciding what you will work on!). And your stars will be fantastic. I adore stars, especially when they come in the size that you are making them.

Raewyn said...

I've fallen in love with Lisa's sewalong all over again :-) I didn't realise you'd started both versions! Sounds like that small sewing will keep you busy but the results will be gorgeous!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Gorgeous work, those blocks are lovely. I'm enjoying seeing you make this list system work!

Christine M said...

Your quilt is looking great, Maria.

Fiona said...

I always love seeing the fabulous projects you come up with.. and those blocks are no exception... aren't they just insanely gorgeous...
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely Marina. It is going to be beautiful. My good intentions for wip's has derailed already. Looking forward to seeing your progress xx

elliek said...

Well done... don't ya just love flying geese!

Lin said...

Good luck with the stars - your other blocks are looking so good that I am sure they will be beautiful! xx

Oddbjørg said...

Lovely as always!

Ondrea said...

Nah, not crazy, I made a heap of those 1" ones for a little quilt. The flying geese borders look great. Well worth your effort. It will be a stunning quilt when finished.

Sisbabestitches said...

Determined? Optimistic? ;)Gosh I am well and truly intimidated by all those f-g and itty pieces :) Your blocks are looking lovely :)

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Crazy, why you are saving on thread doing them that small! Did you know that a group of flying geese is called a skein?
Your projects always amaze me. Your dedication on getting something done each month is wonderful.

Happy stitching.
Bev.

Karen S said...

Love to see the progress on the projects. The flying geese borders look great on the block.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Can't remember seeing this one before, it's lovely, looking forward to seeing more...

kiwikid said...

I think the star block is the one Tania was working on, on the weekend. Beautiful work Marina...so tiny!!!!