Wednesday, 7 October 2015

a little show and tell..

There has been stitching happening here, slow progress makes boring blogging.
I have been happily appliqueing the border vines for my clamshells and even dabbling in some cross stitching, pics will eventuate.
For now I'd love to share a pic of a little quilt mum is working on. I am not sure which magazine it is from but it was a pattern for a wall hanging which has been enlarged and added to to make a childs quilt.
So loving the bright colours..but the wind wouldn't play nice to allow a good photo. 

I delivered a quilt on Monday to a work colleague that had commissioned the make.
Beautifully quilted by Jemima's. 
No matter how hard I try I can't seem to get a photo that shows the true colour of this quilt.
It's so pretty and bright in real life and was happily received.


It was back to work this week and I am missing the free time to craft that I enjoyed the past few weeks but that's life!
Baltimore class is next week and I haven't even made any progress since the last class, think I will get a red cross next lesson......unless I get to it this week and change that cross to a tick.
Have a wonderful week
Marina

26 comments:

Cath said...

Love it! and I think the wind adds some creative photography flair...not that it needs it though.

Maddy said...

Both quilts are beautiful. Love the little owl one full of fun...great colors and design.

Cheryl said...

Love your gorgeous quilt - what a pity you had to part with it Marina. And love the quilt your Mum is working on - such a cute design and lovely and bright

Maria said...

Love the lovely bright child's quilt your Mum made.
The commissioned Baltimore is amazing and the quilting is fabulous. I am sure it was well received.
Good luck with your catch up for your class.

Karen S said...

Both quilts are wonderful. I agree that the owl quilt top is lovely with all the bright colour. Beautiful work, too.
And the commissioned quilt is stunning. Lovely work with the applique and the quilting has finished it so nicely.
Great show and tell.

Raewyn said...

Two beautiful quilts Marina! Your Mum's one is such a fun happy quilt and your commisioned one is simply beautiful - initially I thought you had done needleturn applique! Love the colours you've used.

Helen L said...

Gorgeous Red and green quilt!! Even if the pics don't capture the true colors, it is beautiful! And tell your Mum that some baby is going to be very lucky!! I love the center owl applique, and the pinwheel blocks that she added to make it bigger have certainly added more than size to the quilt! It's so bright and happy!! Love it! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Els koetsier said...

What a lovely youre mum is working on.

Sue said...

Love the quilts, the owl one is so colourful, great job!

Christine M said...

Both quilt are beautiful, Marina.

Susan said...

Your mums quilt is lovely, is she preparing for grandchildren? Work is impinging on my creativity too.

Jeanette said...

Beautiful quilts. Hugs,xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Owl quilt is so cute and I just love the pretty rosey appliqued quilt...someone is very lucky.

Fiona said...

how cute is that owl quilt... you have done well. and your finished quilt is stunning.. I'm sure she loved it
Hugz

Janet said...

Love the bright colours in your mum's quilt and the beautiful commission quilt you made! I know about work impinging on quilting time. Lately it seems life is impinging on my quilting time!!

elliek said...

Love your mum's quilt. Hmm might have to ask for a copy of that one..yes/no? Your work colleague's one is wonderful.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

I love your Mum's quilt, the centre is so sweet. Gosh the second quilt looks amazing.

Happy days.
Bev.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Your mum's quilt is so darn cute...and happy...nice quilt for your colleague...

kiwikid said...

Two beautiful quilts Marnia....I am sure some sewig is happening happily at your place.

Lib said...

Such beautiful work, lucky recipients!

Helen said...

Love both quilts especially your commissioned one , beautiful work !!

Cheryll said...

Both quilts are GoRGeOUS... LoVe them both... xox

Narelle said...

Such a cute owl and birdie and lovely bright colours.
Gorgeous commissioned quilt with beautiful quilting to show it off.
May all your crosses turn into ticks :)

Lin said...

Mum's quilt is great fun - lovely colours. The commissioned quilt is beautiful and the quilting complements it perfectly. xx

Ondrea said...

I so love your mum's quilt. Yours is stunning.

Farm Gate Creations said...

Absolutely gorgeous.