Tuesday, 5 May 2015

more applique and a quilted mini

Seems like time is flying by...... especially the weekend!
There has been more applique happening here and mostly crochet. I finished my raspberry ripple blanket and worked on my second block for the Baltimore class.
there were some challenges with the curvy flowers but am reasonably happy with the result. The little buds took some doing and undoing but I got there in the end
 Here is my block....
 these are the little blighters that gave me so much trouble.

 Mum completed two of these blocks for her quilts and also completed another Once upon a time block...
A carriage fit for a princess. This week she completed two frog princes. I will get a pic of them this week.
I also had a wonderful item in the mail.... I had asked Fiona of bubz rugz if she would like to quilt my Lisa Bonegan sewalong mini. She kindly said she would and WOW!
It's very hard to see the quilting in the photo of the right sidebut take my word for it it is amazing, all those fabrics detract from the quilting lol
 But on the back you can see how amazing the quilting is...
The photos don't quite do it justice but the flash does show how much work is in it.
 I love these little 'cathedral' arches.
Now to bind it and hang it.. I have just the spot. I might even swap it around to the reverse side every now and then.
Thankyou so much Fiona for completing my mini.
Is it the weekend yet? I so wish it was.
Have a great week
Cheers
Marina

26 comments:

sunny said...

i LOVE your applique block.

Ondrea said...

I think you have mastered the art of needle turn applique because that block is wonderful. Love your mum's block. Gee, that mini is beautifully quilted.

Maria said...

Your Baltimore blocks look perfect to me..

Oh your Mums Once upon a Time carriage is fabulous....

Fiona's quilting is superb! Can see why you what to hang it in reverse sometimes..

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

My goodness so much detail in all your work. Fiona's quilting is amazing, now you have a two sided quilt. Enjoy.

Happy days.
Bev.

elliek said...

Your needleturn is amazing. Well done on those little blighters!

Fiona said...

Both yours and your mum's blocks are great.... the needleturn is amazing.... I loved playing with your mini... its a lovely piece...
Hugz

Lin said...

Beautiful applique and those buds look perfect. Fiona has done such a splendid job with your quilting - I do love her work. Your mini looks gorgeous and I quite agree that it will need to be reversed once in a while.xx

kiwikid said...

Wow and Wow!!!! Love the block you have done, even if it gave you trouble it looks amazing! Your mini is amazing too, such wonderful quilting, I can understand you hanging it both ways!! Your Mum is going great guns with her appliqué too! Good to hear the ripple blanket is done...no finish photo?

Michelle Ridgway said...

Wow! I just love your applique block... gorgeous! Miss Fiona is a legend!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your applique is amazing and that quilt is gorgeous xx

Susan said...

Your applique is beautiful (as always), and so neat and precise. Your mums applique is lovely too, very fitting this week. Fiona has done an amazing job on your mini, the arches are perfect for it. I am ready for the weekend too!

Cheryl said...

Your applique block is gorgeous Marina. Your mum's quilt is looking great.That is the most beautiful quilting Fiona has done on your mini

Jeanette said...

Love your applique block. Fabulous. Your Mum's applique block is beautiful. The mini quilt is wonderful as is the quilting. Hugs,xx

Sheila said...

Beautiful applique blocks and Fiona did an amazing job on your lovely mini quilt !

Lynda said...

You and your Mum are making such pretty blocks. Fiona's quilting is fabulous.

Karen S said...

Great work on your block. It is lovely.
And well done to mum, too.
What a great idea to get Fiona to do the quilting. It does look lovely with all that work on it.

shez said...

Hi Marina ,wow I love those blocks you are so clever and your work perfect,well done and boy your quilt looks amazing,well done Fiona on a lovely job quilting it xx

Dawnie said...

Your needlework is just beautiful amd the quilt looks great. Clever Fiona too. All so nice

Dorothy said...

Great work on your applique block, Marina. I admire your perseverance mastering needleturn! Your Mum's block is lovely too.

Cheryll said...

Oh WOW... NiCe projects! Well done! xox

Anthea said...

Fiona's quilting is just stunning Marina, no wonder you're happy with it.

The block is a stunner - nothing like a bit of applique to bring out to do a good job of it!

Raewyn said...

The applique blocks you nad your mum have done are beautiful! Awesome work! And stunning quilting from Fiona too - the quilt is gorgeous from start to finish!

Wendy said...

Hi Marina, I have just enjoyed a catch-up on your blog. Your mum and yourself are so talented with your applique and quilt making! I love your mini and the quilting is beautiful.

Elyte said...

Loving your appliqué, the quilt will be very special.
Hope to see that little mini one day to admire all the wonderful piecing and quilting.

Farm Gate Creations said...

Oh my you have been busy and Fiona has done a fabulous job on your mini

Sisbabestitches said...

Oooh all those curvy-curves must have been a challenge! Fiona's quilting is superb!