Tuesday, 4 July 2017

holidays...

Well it's that time again and I've been a rather pathetic blogger and blog follower, even though I have been a bit of a stalker...
Time just seems to be at a premium at the moment and I've found myself spread a bit too thin...
Am finding my feet at my new job which I am happy about after a rocky start but it has been 16years since I started a new job so there were going to be some stresses.
I thought I'd pop in and update on a few projects as I like to chronicle my crafting through my blog.
the holidays have started off with a bang as I have been busily concentrating on just one project for the past few weeks and that is Sweet William. I set a goal to have the quilting completed by these school holidays.Well the holidays have started and it's a finish!!! woo hoo you can imagine me doing cartwheels around the place if you're game...

Roll the film please...
Ta DA.........


 some stats if you're interested..
Started Jan 2015 after some one on one consultation from the very clever Elyte
Top completed September 2015
Started hand Quilting April 2016
Hand quilting completed 4 July 2017
Have loved making this quilt and have learnt so much along the way, also igniting my obsession/passion for needleturn applique.


Another finish I have been remiss of celebrating is the completion of my Caswell Quilt top.
I am still undecided as to how to finish, the borders ie. I am not fond of the ones on the pattern but can't decide how to complete it.
This has been an absolute joy to work on, have loved the process and surprised myself that I have accomplished it.
Will be a little while before it is a complete finish but that's ok too....
Good things come to those who wait.
Some more stats..
Started in March 2016
Only completed 25 of the 30 blocks.
Top together May/June 2017
A new project I started once Caswell was done is my farewell quilt....
Gossip in the garden by Anni Downs.
Now that sweet william is done I can work on the second block and get back to some other wisps.
Happy Days....

Marina

15 comments:

Jeanette said...

Both quilts are beautiful. Love your Gossips block. Hugs, xx

elliek said...

Love all your projects. The hand quilting is amazing.Enjoy the holidays, not sure if we will be able to catch up but you never know.

Ondrea said...

So glad that you have settled into your new job. Oh my! You have been very busy stitching. I looooove your hand quilting on the Sweet William quilt and your appliques are so beautiful. Your Caswell quilt is also lovely. So much work! Your Gossip in the Garden block is looking great and I am looking forward to seeing more blocks from that quilt. Keep on stitching girl! Blogging can wait.( Although I do like seeing what you are making).

Lynda said...

Sweet William is so lovely. I hope you can come to a border decision soon and finish of Caswell - it's magnificent. Gossip in the Garden is a lovely change.

kiwikid said...

Well done on the quilting finish, it looks amazing. I am sure inspiration will strike with the Caswell quilt. The Farewell quilt beginnings look wonderful.Enjoy those holidays, good to hear the new job is working out ok.

Jo said...

Oh wow. You have been busy with all this sewing. Your new job sounds great. I ow how hard it is to adjust. I am sort of catching up. It's hard to balance everything.". Your projects are lively. Enjoy your time...

sunny said...

Sweet William is fabulous! And Caswell is quite nice, too. All beautiful projects! Nice to see you back in blogland.

Briar Rose said...

Beautiful work Marina, good to read your blog again.
enjoy your holiday.
cheers R.

Fiona said...

Well done on finishing Sweet William - it is just glorious and beautifully made... Caswell is lovely too and such a lot of work - I love Anni's patterns and this one you are doing is lovely too..... maybe you aren't blogging much but when you do it beautiful eye candy!
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Sweet William is beautiful and I just adore your Caswell quilt. You have two stunners there Marina. Your new WIP is looking great too. Glad you are settling in to your new job xxx

Helen L said...

Your Sweet William is quite the finish!! So beautiful!! And your Caswell blocks are beautiful too!! Hugs, H

Anthea said...

Wow, where to start... all this lovely work Marina!
Congratulations on your SW finish, what a stunning piece of work, all aspects of it, woo hoo! I admire those who hand-quilt, it's a skill I'll never have.
Caswell is a knock-out, I LOVE IT! Of course, your eventual choice of border & bind will be as stunning as the rest of the work you've put in.
Gossip In The Garden is coming along nicely, but what do you mean by 'farewell quilt'?

Cheryll said...

Nice to see you again...and gorgeous quilts... dont stay away so long...xox

Lin said...

Sweet William looks fantastic - beautiful quilting. Caswell is looking fantastic too and I love your new project. Great to hear from you. xx

Elyte said...

Such a beautiful display of your work. I know that they are even more beautiful in the flesh, so to speak. You enjoy making them and we enjoy admiring them.