Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Happiness quotient high!

Here I am with another post.... it's either a famine or a feast.
Even though I haven't posted many pics recently I have been quietly working on my Tribute to Lucy Kemper blocks and after a little bit of effort today I managed to join the final  corners to the top.
I am so happy with this quilt and it will be my birthday quilt as I started it last year when I celebrated a big '0' birthday. I can talk about it now but it wasn't a number I acknowledged for a while.
so may I introduce my version of Irene Blanck's Tribute to Lucy Kemper...



these are the fabrics for the background...
 this block was re done early on as I wasn't happy with the centre flower as it was too bright and I also had issues with the directional background and had to redo. So as not to waste it I decided to put it into the backing.
 this will sit with the top till i can work out how I want it quilted. Happy dancing for sure.

Then could the day get any better...
You bet ya! This stash of loveliness arrived in the mail from Threadbear in Castlemaine.
I ordered some fat 1/8ths to add to my Caswell quilt stash. I was lacking variety in these shades of colours.
They have different prints and will add lovely texture to my stash too.
Just love squishy parcels.....


cheers for now
Marina

23 comments:

shez said...

Hi Marina ,boy this is beautiful, i am in awe of all the beautiful things you make,and wow i love your squishy parcel xx

Oddbjørg said...

What a beautiful quilt! A lot of work!
Love your new fabrics.

Cheryl said...

Just beautiful Marina. No wonder you are so happy with your gorgeous quilt top. And such beautiful new fabric for your next project

sunny said...

What a gorgeous quilt! A perfect birthday gift to yourself. Your new fabrics are luscious. Have fun with them.

Helen said...

Beautiful finish, love your colour way !!!

kiwikid said...

Wow Marina, your Lucy Kemper quilt is beautiful!!! You should be very proud of yourself!!! The backing looks great too...love that squishy mail delivery you have!! Happy is the word!!

Daisy Jayne said...

stunning ...artwork in fabric

Jeanette said...

A very beautiful quilt. Stunning. Love those fat 1/8ths. Hugs,xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love your Lucy Kemper quilt....gorgeous! That parcel would make me extremely happy too!

Ondrea said...

Oh my! You have done a brilliant job of it. I love the colours and there is so much work in it. You should be very proud of such an achievement. It is gorgeous. Great idea for the back too. Well done. Loooove those fat 1/8ths too.

Fiona said...

your quilt top is just lovely and another bunch of very gorgeous fabrics come to play - you are so clever with colour choices for your beautiful stitching
Hugz

Lynda said...

What a fantastic quilt top to finish. I love your backing too - it's wonderful.

elliek said...

Wowee Marina. Love the quilt and the use of the spare block. Love the fabrics in the squishy too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So. Beautiful xxxxx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful xx

Susan said...

I like the way you work......not a moment to spare between fabulous projects. Lucy is a stunner, to think you were ever worried about the choice of background fabric. Lovely arrangement for the backing too, what's the large print? Nice mail.

Anthea said...

Just stunning Marina, congratulations!
As for the '0' birthday, I have a funny for you, I think it could catch on... recently a lady at my patchwork group turned 61, but she says she likes that number backwards instead, so 16! (I guess that theory won't work every time, but it's a good idea nonetheless!)
wouldn't work for me, because my numbers are both the same;)

Elyte said...

Lucy Kemper looks beautiful in her blues and I love the backing. No waste here.
The new fabrics are a great addition for the new quilt. Such beautiful work Marina.

Christine M said...

Your quilt is beautiful, Marina. Well done. Lovely fabrics too.

Karen S said...

Beautiful work! This is such gorgeous applique. And the backing fabrics are lovely too. There is so much work in this quilt. Well done!

Els koetsier said...

What a lovely fabrics you will need for you quilt.

Anne McAllister said...

Nothing like a lovely little squishy parcel to add happiness to your day Marina -- as for Lucy, totally totally gorgeous x

Helen L said...

I love your quilt!! Congrats on such a beautiful work!! Thanks for sharing it with us!! Hugs, H