Sunday, January 19, 2014

The quilting is done.....

and I have my first UFO finish of the year - Flirty Squares, a design by Dawn (As Sweet As Cinnamon).  I have used charm packs of Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie and Camille for my quilt, so have renamed it Happy Go Lucky Squares.

 Here is a closer  view of the little stitcheries (in the corners).  These finish at 1 inch square, and were so quick but such fun to stitch.

Our son, "Dunx" headed back to Sydney yesterday, while his family have stayed behind.  They are building a house about 45 min drive from us, and Sammy will start school there in a week's time.  Dunx will be at sea for a lot of his time, so this was the decided living arrangement for them until he completes his time in the Navy.  It will be lovely to have another lot of Grandies living close by and Dunx will travel up when he has the opportunity.  I think the road between Brisbane and Sydney will be well travelled by them  this year.


19 comments:

Sandra :) said...

Miniature embroideries - that's a seriously COOL idea for blinging a quilt - and it would be fun to pick patterns that would match the quilt itself (either by theme, or by colour). Brilliant! Congrats on such a pretty UFO finish!

Congrats on the kids moving nearby - that's always great news for grands!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous quilt...and how nice to have your family so close...

shez said...

Wow Marilyn love your quilt its gorgeous,how nice to have another set of grandies close by,have a lovely day my friend.xx

helbel19 said...

Those little stitcheries are so cute Marilyn and looks great finished, lovely quilting too. Its great to have the grandies close.

Helen

Susan said...

WHOO HOO..a finish so early - well done. You will love more littleies around...

Helen said...

Wow great going with the finish so early in the new year !

Sandi said...

Well done Marilyn, what a great way to start a new year with a finished project...xx

Sandi said...

Well done Marilyn, what a great way to start a new year with a finished project...xx

Anneliese said...

I love your happiness about the family constructing a house not far from you. We are parents with grandies far away..... I must indulge in your quilt the tiny squares. Do they have open borders? I am a little handicapped with internet - not connected - only once a day for an hour.
Good, that you could finish an UFO - you can be proud.

Chrissie said...

What a lovely quilt, such sweet little embroideries. Great news about your family, I'm sure you can't wait xx

Trillian said...

What a wonderful quilt. I love it.

Fiona said...

your little quilt is just delightful.... and both you and Dunx family will enjoy being closer while you can... I know you will miss him too!
Hugz

Anita said...

Way to go to start the year....a finish!! Looks cool!
Cheers, Anita.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful Marilyn. How great to have more family closer. Our defence people and families are so courageous living apart and keeping family units going.

Maria said...

Lovely finish Marilyn.
How nice to have family closer.

Anthea said...

What a beautiful finish Marilyn - well done, that design is so fresh...

EclectChic said...

Love this quilt! Great fabrics and design and mini embroideries :)

Wendy said...

the quilt is just lovely, and so quickly whipped up!

Tatkis said...

Adorable quilt - love the colours!

Hugs,
Tatyana