Friday, 31 July 2015

July ufo

July's ufo to work on was my little houses. I was looking forward to some progress and didn't even open the box of houses till the 29th and I realised there were only a few more days of July to go!
With all the sashings and corner stones already sewn on this wasn't the big job it might have seemed.
I really wanted to get moving so I retreated to the sewing room and zoom, zoom, zoomed.
Here I was playing around with the borders. I was leaning to a thin red border too but it just didn't look right.

 Borders on and red blocks in the corners.
I so love these little houses. Now just to get quilting.
 Maisie giving the seal of approval.
I also finished my July Baltimore block. This has been a favourite of myself and mum.
I feel I am improving and these are the neatest leaves so far. The flowers came together reasonably well too I feel.


After a speedy order of bias tape from Jemima's I have made a start on miss Lucy Kemper. Unfortunately the bias stems seemed to have puckered a little too much for my liking when I sewed the stems down so this morning they have been unpicked and it's back to the drawing board.
Pics will follow once some progress has been made, again.
Sun is shining this morning and Coffee and I headed out for a walk nice and early. Still lots of frost on the grass lawns but it was beautiful. Just gives me a great start to the day. I will be very happy once the sun decides to get out of bed a bit earlier so we can resume our walking routine.
Hope you all have a great weekend
Marina

21 comments:

shez said...

Hi Marina ,those little houses sure are cute,love them and your lovely flower block is gorgeous,I love seeing what you make my clever friend xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your little houses are just lovely. Love the border. You're applique is so beautiful....you are really becoming very accomplished Marina...gorgeous!

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Those little homes are so cute, hope you put your house number on one of them. Maisie looks right at home on your quilts.
Have fun with the block, the colours look great together.

Happy days.
Bev.

Jeanette said...

Love your houses. They look very lovely. Maisie is gorgeous. Beautiful block. Hugs, xx

elliek said...

Beautiful work on both Marina. The small red border just looks like binding so think the corner stones are a better idea. You just do such lovely work... that Baltimore is going to be spectacular.

Mistea said...

Cute houses. Are you sure Maisie's not checking to see if she likes one of the new houses better?
Love your block in the pretty blues.

Susan said...

Oh so cute. So much tinier than I thought, thanks Maisie for being the reference point.i do agree about the morning walk, I would like the sun to rise a little earlier too.

Cheryl said...

Love your houses Marina - there is something so appealing about house blocks. Love them. And your next Baltimore block is gorgeous

Marie said...

Maisie has great taste - those houses are adorable! And your appliqué is perfection - what a beautiful block.

Oddbjørg said...

Love the little houses! The Baltimore quilt is going to be beautiful too.

Els koetsier said...

Youre houses are gorgeous. And the Baltimore is going Well.

Lin said...

Agree with you on the thin red border. Great work Marina - love the houses. xx

Helen L said...

Your house quilt is beautiful, and I think the red as the corners on the borders is the perfect touch: it echo's the red sashing cornerstones. And Maisie is so beautiful too: she looks like such a sweet cat! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Fiona said...

I just love your house quilt... one of those is on my to do list but other things keep getting in the way!!! Baaahumbug to crinkly bias tape.... love the look of the baltimore block though....
Have a great Sunday
Hugz

Lib said...

Your little houses look great. Lovely to see Maisie again too and so glad she approves ��

Melody said...

Very sweet little houses. Maisie is such a magnificent kitty

Lynda said...

The little houses are very sweet and it's a lovely quilt.

Elyte said...

Those little houses look so cute all sewn together. I haven't chosen my residence yet, but I do usually favour a red. Hope the real estate isn't too expensive.
Appliqué looks beautiful. I think we have the makings of an appliqué appreciation society.

Carrie P. said...

very pretty projects. the red cornerstones in the quilt are perfect.

Teresa said...

Oh those little houses.... they look wonderful. You are amazing Marina xx

Teresa said...

Oh those little houses.... they look wonderful. You are amazing Marina xx