Monday, 14 September 2015

a month of crafting..

Well it's been a month since I blogged some craftiness and I have heaps to share.
Firstly no news at all regarding No3 son's car sadly.  Thankyou for all your kind words ( and even some of the not so kind words that were sent regarding the thieves).
Cath  has posted a linky for a Design Board Monday to showcase what you are working on for the week.
I have been appliqueing my little heart out this past month and it is time to spend some time on my neglected stitcheries...
This will be the one I am working on this week. It's been neglected for far too long. It was last shown here.
Now roll on the photos of what I have been working on..
Two more Lucy Kemper blocks done. Loving these so much. One more centre block then it's onto the bordering blocks.


 August Baltimore done and dusted in time for the next class on Wednesday.
 My clamshells from my class with Irene Blanck..... this is going to be a small doll/baby quilt. It still has a few rows to sew down. Irene's method is fantastic and no fiddling with papers either. Bonus!
The fabric for my clamshells was a pretty charm pack that was gifted to me by Elyte. Lends itself perfectly.
A little crochet thrown in the mix... A new throw for a work friend.
And if you have lasted this long.... Guess what My final project was?
Well I had the blocks prepared from awhile ago so some 'me' time on the weekend saw me going into full productivity on some Sweet William blocks. I have decided to finish the top at 25 blocks. It will be more practical and economical all round.
Would you like to see the new blocks?




These flowers aren't in the original pattern. I sourced them from other patterns and free blocks from the net.
The final block is from the pattern and I am working on that now. It involves about 20 berries so will build my courage for that. Then the search will be on for the fabric for the alternate blocks.
Well that's what I've been up to this past month thanks for sticking to the end of this marathon pic fest.
Hope the sun was shining in your part of the world today. We have had some gorgeous spring weather these past few days. Lifts the spirit no end!
Happy days..
Marina

27 comments:

Dasha said...

Awesome bunch of applique. I was going to say "My favourite is...", but I couldn't pick a favourite! They are all too nice. BTW I came to visit via Cath's new linky.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Loving all your projects xx

Lynette said...

You have such a nice variety of projects going! I love applique work, and your Lucy Kemper blocks call out to me. Love the clam shells!!

Lynette said...

P.S. - I clicked through from Cath's blog - nice to "meet" you :)

Lib said...

Love all your appliqué, Marina and the crochet throw is looking gorgeous.

Jeanette said...

Love all the projects you've been working on. Sorry to hear that there hasn't been news about the car. Hugs,xx

shez said...

Hi Marina,wow i love your work,you do the most amazing blocks,love your crochet blanket too. I am so sorry that your son's car hasnt turned up and i cant believe that some people werent kind about it,thats terrible,well anyway i still have my fingers crossed for your boy to get it back. I hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

elliek said...

Beautiful beautiful blocks. Your needleturn is wonderful. Very productive month.Well done

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh my Marina, you have been working on some lovely, lovely projects :) It's such a cute stitchery, so nice to work on something straighforward :) The clamshell top looks so sweet:)Loving the Baltimore blocks and well done you for keeping up :) Loving the colours you picked for your friends throw :) What gorgeous individual Sweet William blocks, my you have progressed beautifully after that awkward start :)
Ahh that's the tricky thing about a post with so much variety, how to do a short comment about it all, lol ;)

Cath said...

I am just drooling over all the lovlies on this post.....That Baltimore..oh, and those clamshells...not to mention the crochet and those sweet william blocks.....oh, yum! And that little stitchery....so cute! Wouldn't it be a much nicer world if people would keep their mitts of things that don't belong to them?.....hope you get some good news on the car.

Ondrea said...

Oh my! You really have been very busy making gorgeous things. Wow!

Cheryl said...

Lots achieved this month Marina, Your applique and Sweet William blocks are just so beautiful, and lots of other lovely things as well

Lin said...

All so beautiful Marina - I do love your applique. The clamshells look interesting - and no papers? And I love the crochet blanket. No sun here sadly - the weather has turned quite chilly and autumnal here. xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Fabulous blocks Marina...I love them x

Helen said...

Oh I'm with Dasha I can't pick my favourite love them all !!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness, what beautiful projects you are working on.

Fiona said...

oh my goodness those blocks are just magnifico... I hope I get to see them in realy life in the not too distant future.... really lovely work and your applique is flawless...
Bad news about the car.... I can't believe some people say horrible things... so unneccesary...
Hugz

Karen S said...

You have been very productive over the last month. All the blocks are looking wonderful as is the crochet blanket. It will be interesting to see the blocks together.

Anne McAllister said...

You know I love all your work Marina but your Lucy Kemper blocks are exquisite - and as for the points on your leaves - If only mine were as pointy!!! :(

Lynda said...

Wow Marina! So many gorgeous things on the go. I love all your applique blocks - they are beautiful.

Kim said...

Oh my gosh Marina what beautiful work just love everything.

Nicki said...

Love all the applique. It looks so perfect! All beautiful blocks and you did so many! And love the crochet of course. It's a fun and easy pattern isn't it? I'm going to try the ripple one next. What yarn did you use for yours?

O'faigh said...

Enjoyed catching up with your projects Marina regards lyn

Elyte said...

You have been sewing up a storm. Your Lucy Kemper blocks are gorgeous, you must be so happy with your progress. The Baltimore is growing beautifully as are the clamshells. Good to see Sweet William again.
You must have a smile from ear to ear - holidays!!!

Narelle said...

Lots of gorgeous block progress and I love the colours in your crochet. It's nice to have a little variety in your crafting choices and always relaxing to sit down with some stitching.
Hap.hap.happy holidays :o)!!!

barb's creations said...

Well you might have been silent in blog land but you've certainly kept yourself pretty busy while away, lovely projects you've been working on, especially the crocheted blanket :) Barb.

Wendy said...

I love all your projects, you have got an amazing amount of work done! Does the stitching line in the clambshells stay there or is that basting?