Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Here is Daisy Street

I have loved working on this quilt over the last couple of years.  The embroideries were great as handwork to take along to our quilting group.  It was in its box always ready to take, but of course that meant it took much longer to be finished.

This quilt is called Daisy Street, and was a Stitchery Block of the Month from Patch n' Daisies.  I chose to work on a very dark navy blue instead of the cream  as in the original.  I used pastel colours for the embroideries.

I redesigned the centre block, taking the top part from a design I had in another pattern (sorry, I cant think of the designer at the moment).  I then added the daisies as used in other blocks, arranging them to suit. 
I am not sure if it will show clearly, but the daisy I quilted in the sashings was the little embroidery pattern that Vicki gave us to use.  It worked perfectly for this quilt.  Thank you so much Vicki for being so generous. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My name is .......... What's yours?

Dawn from As Sweet as Cinnamon, that yummy sounding blog which is even more yummy when you visit it, has asked us how we came up with the name of our blog and why.
When I was teensy weensy new at computers (not so long ago really) I needed to put a name to something I was doing, and didnt want to use my "real" name - didnt trust this computer world too much then - so I came up with Mardi.  Mar from the beginning of my name Marilyn, d is the beginning of my last name, and the i made the name sound right.  So I became Mardi in the computer world.  The meaning of Mardi is "born on Tuesday", but I was born on Sunday so can't claim the name for that reason.
One day I decided to start a blog - well, actually I wanted to join in an activity that was open only to bloggers.  So in not much more than a heartbeat, Mardi Meanderings was born.  Meanderings sounded like it complemented Mardi - had a nice ring to it.  And I have to say I do tend to meander my way through my life, be it quilting, working, spending time with my family, or time with friends.

So that's my story.  But there are lots more stories to be found when you go visiting Dawn to see who else has linked to her post.
I have been piecing this backing

for my Daisy Street quilt.

It is sandwiched and ready for quilting.