Wednesday, 1 April 2015

crafting update

Well there have been bits and pieces getting done here. Some new spur of the moment projects which always crop up around holiday time and some work needing to be done on some old projects.
April's ufo's to be worked on are my Sweet Stitches. I have one ready to quilt and one stitched to be made up. Don't feel too enthused but I am going to try to fire up. I only got two ufo stitcheries crossed off March's list and two more will cross off once I make my block keeper.
I managed to complete my Baltimore block and I am quite happy with the result. Mum has completed two. We are both eager to get our next block.

Next on the agenda..... I have completed my cal blanket to the size I want it and am now starting a ripple blanket for my other niece.  I have enjoyed working on this and crocheting is a nice change to sewing.
 My holiday project is a special gift quilt....
I just love this pattern and I have been looking for a pattern to use my California Girl bundle for.
The pattern was a free pattern available on the Windham fabrics website, it is designed by Casey York.
I enjoyed cutting out the butterflies and just had to put some on the background to see if it would come together how I wanted... Yep loving it.
Yesterday I had some of the lovely city girls and country girls over for a sewing day. We missed those that couldn't make it but we ate some cake for you all and did lots of stitching of course. Mum popped over too but didn't bring her sewing.( Photo to follow)
The lovely Sue brought me a little giftie- a tape measure keeper. I have always wanted to make one of these and even tried once but was unsuccessful in my attempt. now I have one as a lovely gift. It is so neat and tiny.. amazing
It's going straight to the sewing room!

I managed to finish a stitchery that had been a little neglected while we chatted away.
An Urban Threads design. Another addition to the ufo stitcheries!

That's all for me this week..... After yesterdays sewing day with the girls I was very inspired to get going on my next Sweet William block. I am using my new applique skills on this block and should have a finish soon to show. 
Happy stitching!
Cheers for now
marina

15 comments:

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Your day sounds so special. The Butterfly project will be amazing. Love the crochet blanket, it will be lovely to snuggle under. My goodness that tape measure cover is so damn cute. Good luck with your stitching this month.

Happy days.
Bev.

Fiona said...

lots of beauties to look at... I love the baltimore.... one of those is going on my one day to do list.... when it gets a bit shorter..... how lovely those butterflies look on that background ... I'm looking forward to seeing that... the crochet blanket has turned out beautifully and of course I love your stitching...
Hugz

Ondrea said...

Your applique is looking wonderful and I love those butterflys. Isn't that tape measuer keeper absolutely gorgeous!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Look at all your gorgeous projects xxx

Jo said...

What size is your crochet blanket

Cheryl said...

Loving your Baltimore block and those butterflies are gorgeous. hope uou get lots of time to work on them during the holidays Marina. How lovely to have a day sewing with the girls

Elyte said...

Loved your baltimore block and looking forward to the next instalment. The crocheted blanket looks so happy and colourful, just the thing to keep warm during dreary winter months. Butterfly quilt looking lovely.

Anthea said...

the Butterfly quilt is going to be gorgeous Marina, love your fabric choices...
glad you enjoyed your time with your friends... cute tape measure

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your Baltimore block is just beautiful. I love it! As is that beautiful crocheted throw...yum! How cute is that tape holder!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oops! Forgot to say LOVE the flutterbys too x

elliek said...

Love the butterflies(of course!) The tape measure holder is amazing.

kiwikid said...

Your projects are all lovely Marina..the Baltimore block looks even better in the flesh so to speak...thank you for a wonderful stitching day we had a great time! Butterflies are looking good!

Karen S said...

Lovely work on the Baltimore block. And the crochet blanket is gorgeous. Beautiful work!
Looks like your have plenty to keep you busy!

Helen said...



Your day sounds perfect great friends and food. The Butterfly project looks beautiful. Oh, love your crochet blanket. Wow the tape measure cover is just so pretty.
Happy and safe Easter Marina.

Lin said...

Lovely work Marina and that tape measure holder is just so cute! xx