Monday, January 21, 2013

My weekend finishes, and meet my Daughter.

These hot days are good for producing lots of sewing finishes.  Too hot to work outside, too hot to do much else.  Even so my sewing room was at 35 degrees C both days so that is still a bit hot.  The fan helps though.

My first finish was Kai's Batman quilt.  He is at the age where Superheroes Rule.  He saw the quilt in my sewing room last week.  As he walked past he said very quietly "I like Batman - and Scooby Do".  He doesnt know the quilt is for him yet.  I think he will be happy.

 The next finish was this table topper, also a UFO from early last year. The paper pieced border was Fee's project for our Stitching Day at Lets Get Stitched last year.  I used the same border on my table topper - I had some of the fabrics from that range of fabrics.

Fee's gorgeous project from the day, Plant a Pot of Friendship  has recently been published in Australian Country Threads.  You can read about it here,

I also made these 2 needlecases using Fiona's tutorial.  I have had this small Debbie Mumm panel for years - it was quite small and at various times I pulled it out to make a cushion, but it didnt seem to suit what I wanted.  But cut up for needlecases was the perfect use for it.  Thank you Fiona for your tutorial.

These have been added to my birthday love stash.

As well as that I have pieced and prepared for quilting, a floor quilt for a Grandie.  Pics when it is finished.

And just for Fiona - see you did tempt me too much - my first block of Scrappy Trip around the World.
I really like this,but thought I couldnt (shouldnt) start yet another project.  Fiona suggested I just start putting aside the strips ready to make it one day.  I started doing that but when I got to 6 (the number needed for one block) I just had to stitch it.  Of course I did.  But I think it will be a long term project, and on next year's UFO list.

I would love you to meet my daughter.  She has just started her blog   which will document the adventures of a City Girl gone Country, life on the property, her loves and interests, and of course my 2 gorgeous Grandies, Harry and Vicki.

 Best of all, she is coming to visit this weekend - with my Grandies of course.  YAY.


Michelle Ridgway said...

You will be top of the Nana tree with that quilt. Lovely stitching. I shall pop over and say G'day to your lovely girl. Hugs x

Susan said...

Won't Kai be over the moon!! Love that Fiona - needlecase tutorial and all that lovelines with scrappy trip _ I'm like you, I know I shouldn't even think about it - and then there is her North pole quilt as well -

have a fantiastic weekend - probably not a lot of sewing time!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I think you will have one very happy little man....wonderful finishes..

Fiona said...

the batman quilt is going to be such a huge hit.... perfect for a young man... how great are your heart needlecases... so exciting to see them made up and I was even more excited to see the scrappy trip... it is a great one to save the scraps for and every now and then do one.... it will soon grow (I only have 2 blocks done!!) I'll go and meet yourDD

Narelle said...

Wow! You've been super busy.
How cute of Kai to express his like of Batman not knowing it's for him ... he will be so thrilled!

Kerryn Marshall said...

Aw thanks for the intro! It's great to finally be able to comment, too... Kai will love that quilt! And I love the needle cases, perfect size for bobby pins too ;)

Anonymous said...

what a gorgeous quilt Marilyn,well done,i will pop over and have a visit with your daughter.xx

Jude said...

You really have been busy, must get down to some serious quilting now

Anthea said...

Hi Marilyn... well the scrappy trip along has so many people hooked, might have to have a look myself! The quilt is so fab, Kai will love it to bits... good luck to your daughter with her blog

Dianne said...

Kai is going to love that quilt alright! Well done on adding to your birthday stash too. You are really on a roll!