Monday 5 June 2023

Lazy sunday afternoon.....

 Nothing beats a lazy Sunday when you can retreat to the sewing room and just plod along with some happy projects.

I managed to sew the two new rows onto my Who's who in the zoo quilt and this brings me to the half way mark of the applique blocks.

Week night sewing has consisted of trying to complete the second border for my 9 patch top.
I am very happy with the results and they come together quite quickly.
It's very encouraging when you can sew them onto the top. 

This week I will focus on getting at least one of the Basket case borders done.  I can see this getting finished soon.  Hopefully if it gets done I will start one of my new projects on the upcoming school holidays.  Nothing like dangling the carrot in front of the donkey.

Time for a stocktake of works in progress.....

Basket Case - 2 sides of final borders to go

9 patch- red and cream outer borders to be done (a few more hexie flowers for the final border to be done)

9 patch scrappy top - two borders to go/two done

Scrappy hearts quilt - borders to be planned and done

Petite Poche - 4 new  embroidery blocks added to the pile

Who's who at the zoo- half way through applique blocks, need to prep some more

Aussie animals - centre top done, borders to go.

May Gibbs hearts - pick up and go project, need to count completed hearts. wisp

Happy days



  1. Both of those quilts look made with perfection! I am so impressed with them both. Some applique' makes simple 9 patches come alive.

  2. Your Who’s at the Zoo is gorgeous. The appliqué on the next is lovely but how do you get such great leaves?
    Good luck with your list of fabulous projects…

    Maria lifeontheblock

  3. Your zoo is filling up nicely and I love your applique borders. xx

  4. Love your Zoo quilt, its beautiful. Look forward to seeing the next rows. Lovely borders.

  5. You've some lovely progress happening Marina xx

  6. I am always so impressed with your work - you choose colours so well and of course put it together beautifully.... both projects are lovely and I'm enjoying watching them grow...

  7. Your zoo quilt top is looking wonderful. The blocks are all stunning.
    And beautiful work on the borders for the 9 patch.
    You have been productive,

  8. Loving the Zoo quilt Marina, and beautiful leaf and flower borders. your applique is beautiful! You are making great progress with your projects.


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