Friday, October 18, 2013

What have I been up to? and FNSI

I have been quietly working away in the background lately, without posting much.  There hasnt been a lot to show till now.

On the quilters trail this year, each store gave us some 5 inch squares.  I have put mine together, with some added white/cream squares, then cut it all up with my L'il Twister ruler, and sewed it back together.  I was following a picture which made a heart pattern from the twister squares.  After I had finished I realised that the first border should have been in the white/cream also, to make the heart show more clearly.  However, here it is - the top only at this stage.
It was fun experimenting with the ruler, and I just may make something else in the near future.

As part of the 52 week scrap challenge run by Samelia's Mum, I made the mug rug project from a few weeks ago, for my daughter.  But of course she needed more than one, so ended up with 4.

She had recently painted/shabbied/stenciled her coffee table and needed something to protect the surface of it.  She is thrilled to have them.

I have also been working with these gorgeous Christmas fabrics - on a bit of secret womens  Santa business.
There will be plenty left over to make something else with it - maybe something to keep???

Tonight I am joining up with lots of other stitchy people at FNSI.  Go and visit Wendy here if you would like to join in.  There is still time to join - after all it is Friday night somewhere in the world for many many hours yet.  I think I will work on a UFO tonight but my dilemma is WHICH ONE.

Once again our country is being confronted by devastating bush fires, particularly in New South Wales.

There are so many heartrending stories and the loss of property is overwhelming - the only thing is we are so fortunate to have such willing and well trained firies who respond so quickly when needed.

11 comments:

Helen said...

Lovely quilt and the mug rugs look great. My heart goes out to all those effected by the fires.

shez said...

you do such beautiful work Marilyn and i also pray that no more lives are lost and these fires are put out quick,take care.xx

Fiona said...

lovely work Marilyn,those twistie ones are so effective.... I do love your sunshine mug rugs... so perfect no wonder your DD is happy...
the fires are horrible....
Hugz

Susan said...

the fires are just dreadful. So sad.
I love the fabric in the middle of the Christmas group...very nice...

Anneliese said...

Your twisty quilt is wonderful, Marylin, very, very good. very effective. The coffee rugs, too. So nice that they fit together. But how dreadful - the fires - we see it in our news as well.
Terrible catastrophy for people who are affected.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Thank God for our dedicated firies. Your quilt is so clever. Well done. DD coffee table is cool and the mug rugs look great.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful pieces...and my heart goes out to those poor families with those fires...

Sisbabestitches said...

Such gorgeous mug rugs, very happy :)
Our Firies are true blue heros!

EclectChic said...

Those mug rugs look awesome on Carla's coffee table!

Wendy said...

love the twister quilt but those mug rugs are just fabulous!

Tatkis said...

Lovely quilt and such cute mug rugs!
Your Christmas project looks very nice :)

Hugs,
Tatyana