Wednesday, 27 April 2016

caswell catch up...

I have been happily working on my Caswell blocks.
the first row is complete and a start made on the second. It's so exciting progressing on these blocks.
blocks A1 to A4 (A4 gave me some grief trying to get those pink flowers on and those bottom leaves..... don't even go there! Got there mostly in the end)
 A5
 B1
I have jumped B2 for now as I couldn't wait to get to this one with it's sweet little birds.
The applique is a little more complicated on this one and I need to think hard about the placement of some pieces.
With all this Caswell enthusiasm I was feeling a little guilty about some flimsies.
It's all good well to make tops but eventually you have to quilt them!
Thought it would be good to mix my applique in with some hand quilting.
unfortunately i need to get a new marking pen as mine struggled a bit on the wreath but I have at least made a start......
Hope you have enjoyed my little catch up!
cheers for now
Marina
Happy stitching

26 comments:

Carm said...

Love your Caswell quilt! It's nice to mix things up, too. I hope to get a quilt on my frame soon. Hand quilting relaxes me.

Susan said...

I certainly have loved your catch up. Your applique is exquisite, thanks for the closer pics. Some of those pieces look challenging, but very satisfying. And some lovely hand quilting on the side, happy days.

kiwikid said...

Wow Marina, such beautiful blocks!!! You are doing amazing work there!! That next block looks very complicated to me!! Well done you.

kiwikid said...

Forgot to say your quiltingis lovely too! !

Fiona said...

Oh my,those blocks are just amazingly beautiful... this is going to be such a lovely quilt... your quilted wreath looks perfect...
Hugz

Jo said...

They are beautiful blocks. Nice quilting too

Elyte said...

That's a stunning catch up. Your blocks are so beautiful. See what a little trip to Castlemaine can produce?
Been going out much?

sunny said...

Oh so pretty! I keep saying that I"m going to learn to applique, and I've finally dipped my toes in. Not sure I'm going to like the process, but it's too early to give up. Your quilting is beautiful.

Anthea said...

Thoroughly enjoyed your catch-up Marina... Goodness your applique is simply perfect (even the apparently dodgy bits!) and I always admire hand-quilting. I confess I've never made a top then neglected to quilt it, but I have time yet to develop that skill, LOL

Michelle Ridgway said...

The Caswell blocks are just beautiful. It would be hard to leave them be. Love your hand quilting....that quilt is looking wonderful xx

Karen S said...

These are stunning blocks and I love the way they are looking. I can see some gorgeous fussy cutting going on, too.
Yes, not enough hour to applique AND quilt!

Deb R said...

love your Caswell blocks, soo lovely and gorgeous fabrics!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Stunning blocks 💖

shez said...

Wow Marina ,your blocks are amazing,oh I love your work,well done my friend xx

elliek said...

Beautiful blocks, just stunning. Love the butterfly one.

Lin said...

Gorgeous! xx

Christine M said...

Your blocks are looking wonderful, Marina. So does your quilt.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Such beautiful blocks! They look like paintings. Lovely hand quilting too! A perfect compliment to your appliqué work.

-Soma

Lynda said...

I love your applique - the blocks are beautiful and so is your quilting.

Maria said...

Just amazing blocks.. Just love the fabrics you chose...

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Your stitching is just so perfect, have a lovely weekend.

Happy days.
Bev.

Narelle said...

Your blocks are amazing, looking forward to seeing each one😀

Els koetsier said...

Youre blocks from the Caswellquilt are geourgius. Its so perfect. Do you with the needleturn?

Anne McAllister said...

Marina you - and your beautiful blocks - are totally amazing. Just love how this quilt is turning out. See you Saturday?

Els koetsier said...

What a beautiful blocks of your Caswell quilt.
Do you used freeze paper for the mall?

Ondrea said...

I have just caught up with this post and I must say that I am completely enamoured with your beautiful applique work. So stunning!