Sunday, 13 March 2016

A day in the country...

Today I got to spend the day with two of the city girls as we headed out to the country to check out the Applique exhibition at Castlemaine.
Well what can I say but the quilts were spectacular and so inspiring! Elyte, Annie and I inspected each quilt, checking out the most amazing applique on a variety of styles of quilts. we oohed and aahed.....
would you like to also?
here are some of my favourites..
this was all needleturned... gorgeous.



Does this one look familiar? Gorgeous version of swan lake.




after looking at all these amazing quilts we had worked up an apetite (not just for fabric and patterns) and headed off to lunch.
Next stop was Threadbare!
This shop is Amazing. I have always wanted to buy one of Corliss' patterns and I think after the appliques I have done I am ready to hit the big time.
Now you will know that I am not usually an impetuous person when it comes to big projects but...
This pattern called my name and I had to answer the call..
some little pieces of fabric might also have been calling too.....


I don't know how long I can resist starting this project.......only one thing holding me back. What fabrics to use?
Might take a day or two to nut this one out.

some happy mail arrived this week... the parcel for the easter mug rug swap.... opening day 18th of March

Just want to share  a pic of these lovely flowers that my no 3 son sent to my work for me to give me a bit of a pick me up.
Don't you love it when they show you they can be thoughtful?
that's it for me. I'm off to enjoy a lovely cup of green tea and read of my new 'I'm in love with' pattern, just to make sure I haven't bitten off more than I can chew. Not that it would be the first time!
Public holiday tomorrow, winner, winner, chicken dinner!
cheers
Marina

18 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Thank you so much for sharing all those gorgeous quilts....I am sure my heart is beating faster lol! Your new project is a stunner. I'm really looking forward to watching this one come to life. Brownie points to no 3 Son...so nice x

Anthea said...

Oh. My. Goodness.
The pics are amazing Marina & all that needleturn is mind-boggling! Your hands are going to be busy with your STUNNING new project.
x

Raewyn said...

Beautiful eye candy Marine, neat that you could get up close and personal with those gorgeous quilts. Wow great buying too, you will have a good time with that quilt, I'm sure!!

sunny said...

Wow! Amazing applique quilts. Just Wow.

kiwikid said...

Yay for public holidays!!!! There were some beautiful quilts at that show Marina....such amazing work!!! I would be thoroughly overwhelmed!!! The pattern you have bought is beautiful, can't wait to see what you do. Will be sensational. Enjoy the day today. xx

kiwikid said...

Forgot to say, beautiful flowers from a thoughtful son!!

Susan said...

OH wow, I'm a bit jealous! You got me with that first quilt, it's just stunning. Lovely new pattern to immerse yourself in. I think you are braver than me! I would be stuck on fabric choices too, maybe a starter pack is the answer for me. Enjoy your long weekend.

Deb R said...

Such beautiful quilts, love your new pattern!

Helen L said...

looks like it was a wonderful quilt show!! Thanks for sharing the photos. And that pattern does look amazing: I know it would be more than I could handle!! :-) Hope you had fun reading it!! Hugs, H

Fiona said...

such beautiful quilts and I am going to love watching you make the next one... I think the choices for fabrics would completely overwhelm me but one day I hope I will be brave to try something like that
Hugz

Lin said...

Stunning quilts Marina - thank you for sharing. I am not surprised that you fell for that pattern especially after seeing all those lovel quilts! I am looking forward to following your progress. xx

barb's creations said...

Thanks for sharing photo's of all those beautiful quilts, lots of eye candy! MMmm I think you'll do fine with your new pattern buy, just take it slow and steady :) Barb.

elliek said...

Did think one looked familiar! They were all stunning but your Caswell quilt will be equally as stunning when you get it done. Braver woman than me!

elliek said...

Oops also kudos to DS3 sometimes they surprise you!

Karen S said...

What an amazing quilt display!! And I love the pattern you have selected.. Enjoy.
The flowers are lovely but your son is even better.

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness - all those amazing quilts. What inspiration. You have done many beautiful things and I have no doubt you will manage your beautiful new project. Look forward to seeing progress in the future Marina

Elyte said...

You must have had a smile on your face all day after the arrival of those flowers. Very thoughtful.
It was a fabulous trip to Castlemaine, just not enough hours in the day to make all those beautiful quilts.

Lisa said...

Wow, that was a beautiful quilt exhibition!!! How inspiring. I bet you were itching to stitch after that. Lovely flowers - what a lovely son.