Sunday, 19 April 2015

some applique distraction.....

Well it was back to routine this week and it seems like those two weeks were so long ago. It always seems to feel this way.
One highlight was that on Wednesday Mum and I went to our applique class and got our second baltimore block.
I will post some pics once there is some interesting applique on my block. Bias stems (which we learnt to make)amazing as they are, are not very interesting. and they are all I have on my block at the moment. I had to redo my block as when I put my bias stems on the fabric they seemed to pucker in a few places so it was unpick and redo.
My progress was also hampered a little by a distraction...still applique but on a smaller scale
I went to my local quilt shop to drop off my butterfly top for quilting and got some help to pick out fabrics for this project. As I am having an in house retreat due to the absence of the mere males of the household I am having heaps of sewing time. So loving it!
 I am quite happy with the result. Some more stitching then this can get put together.
 An update on my raspberry ripple blanket.....it is growing nicely.
........ and here are some pics of a quilt mum is making for her great niece. Seems she has gone mad on applique!
Do you see where I get it from?



Hope you have had some crafty time this weekend.

23 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beeeutiful! Enjoy your retreat xx

Christine M said...

Your bird block is lovely Marina. I love the rug. How cute is your Mum's dragon! An in-house retreat sounds wonderful! Enjoy yourself, Marina.

Maria said...

Nice appliqué block you are working on and the Raspberry Ripple looks lovely.

Mum's colourful castle and Dragons blocks are fabulous.. Her great niece will love the quilt when completed.

Helen said...

Love your rasberry ripple and your block is so sweet !!

Cheryl said...

Love your applique Marina and your ripple blanket is so pretty. Your clever Mum - her quilt is fantastic

Jo said...

Love the ripple blanket. Cute applique

shez said...

Hi Marina ,wow I love your work and boy your mum is very clever too,also your blanket is looking awesome,well done my friend xx

Els koetsier said...

Youre applique work is amazing.
The quilt youre mum is working on WoW, ive made the same quilt for my grandson.

kiwikid said...

Love your appliqué block Marina...and the ripple blanket...love the colours. Your Mums appliqué looks wonderful, love the dragon!!

Fiona said...

oooh how long is your retreat for? I have a one night one... love the duck picture ... such lovely colours and your mums blocks are looking wonderful and happy ... you are both such good sewers...
Hugz

Deb R said...

Lovely fabric choice for birdie design. Love the colours in your ripple quilt too, I'm making a country colours one.

Lynda said...

Love your bird applique - the colours are so gentle. What a great quilt your Mum is making - my son would have loved the knight and dragon when he was little.

O'faigh said...

Enjoyed catching up with your projects Marina, Regards, Lyn

elliek said...

The birdie is so cute and love George and the Dragon. Mum is going great guns.

Lin said...

Very pretty applique - pretty fabrics too. Oh I wish I had a fabric shop nearby! Your blanket is growing apace and Mum has chosen a lovely colourful project. xx

Susan said...

I want to come to your house Marina. Lots of sewing and lovely projects sounds divine. Your applique is so perfectly beautiful.

Karen S said...

You have been very busy. The applique is delightful.
And your ripple blanket is stunning in those gorgeous colours.

Elyte said...

Love your little appliqué Marina and the colours. That blanket will keep someone very warm during a cold winter. Mum's appliqué looks just perfect.

Carrie P. said...

You and your mom are so talented.
Such a pretty afghan you are working on too.

Ondrea said...

Oh my! All your appliques are so lovely. Love that ripple blankie too. Looks good enough to eat.

Wendy said...

Your applique is just lovely! I love your mum's blocks too. Is that all needleturn applique?

Raewyn said...

More gorgeousness!! I love that first little bird block, what project is that from? I see you have now finished your ripple - love it - it's gorgeous!

Dawnie said...

I know where this little birdie ended up!! And am very lucky to be the new owner. thank you very much. love it.