Saturday, 15 July 2017

all good things

Two weeks of bliss has flown by and Monday will be the start of a new term.
Have not been out and about much but have had a great time at home sewing and keeping up with mum.
Sometimes you need the world to slow down to a more manageable pace especially after last term which was quite full on due to my new job. Hoping that the new term will be an easier one as long as I remember everything  lol
Lots of progress on my Gossip in the garden blocks and I'm quite enjoying them.
Binding got done on Sweet William and Caswell top is finished after the suggestion to add a small border made of all the background fabrics just to frame it simply. No pic but it should be back from the quilters soon as luckily I had two in the queue to be done and I swapped one with Caswell so it will be done first.
Can't wait to get this lovely back all quilted.
Now for some Gossip in the garden blocks...


block 1
block 2

block 3- some changes to this block- orange peel blocks, heart applique and the little bluebells are not on the original design. Just need to add the stems for the bluebells and sew down the dresden plate.
I've added little things that will remind me of my old workplace. The orange and lemon peel blocks represent all the lemons and oranges I used to take in to work for the girls. The big blue willow teapot is for the Teapot gifted to me when I left. there will be more little reminders in blocks to come too.
Just goes towards making it a special quilt!

Hope the sun is shining where you are... it's fresh here but the sun is out so Billy may get another big run and swim to mark the end of the holidays. 

Happy days

Marina

17 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Glad the new job is going well..... Always good to slow down the pace..... It sure is nuts here at the moment......
Your blocks are looking fantastic
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Christine M said...

Your blocks look great Marina.

Karen S said...

I am pleased you have enjoyed your break and relaxed a bit. Sometimes it is good to have a quiet holiday.
The blocks are looking lovely. Great idea to add your own special touches.

Narelle said...

Great blocks and a lovely idea to include little personal touches xx
Good luck for a smooth term 😉

Little Penpen said...

How beautiful!! Such nostalgia, love the little verses and that you are making it your own.

Lin said...

Your garden blocks are looking great. Can't wait to see Caswell all quilted. Glad you have had a couple of productive weeks. xx

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Fantastsic garden blocks! It is nice to slow down and have time for yourself to really enjoy what you like to do!

Deb R said...

Some beautiful blocks, and gorgeous fussy cutting!

kiwikid said...

Good to hear you had a great break, your blocks are just beautiful Marina. Looking corward to seeing Caswell.

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous garden blocks. Hugs, xx

Fiona said...

Your blocks are looking fantastic...
Hugz

elliek said...

Loving your leaving quilt! Next school holidays we will definitely catch up. Hope today went well.

Lynda said...

Lovely looking blocks Marina and so great that you are adding personal memories to the quilt. Looking forward to seeing Caswell.

Ondrea said...

Beautiful blocks. Looks like you have spent a lot of time stitching.

Maria said...

Pleased you are enjoying your new job even though it was busy.
Nice to have had a few weeks relaxing break. Love the fabrics in your beautiful blocks.
Look for to seeing Caswell quilted...
Did Billy enjoy his swim ?

Raewyn said...

Your Gossip in the Garden is looking gorgeous!! I am looking forward to seeing your finished quilts! Good luck for the new term :-)

sunny said...

How did I miss this post? What a gorgeous quilt. Who is the designer, please?