Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Maggie`s first dance, Secret garden and 4 baby quilts

I seem to have been on a roll this week and have completed so much.  Jacquelynne Steves BOM Maggie`s first dance is now a flimsy,   so enjoyed making this but have done a different setting for the borders.  When quilted it will have red binding.  The colours not showing too well  the light one is lemon but could not photo outside due to it snowng     far too early for snow.  Would have quite liked to use the purple for the binding but did not have enough left. Unfortunately you cannot see the embroidery very well that is in 4 of the blocks  probably why I enjoyed this so much as it uses my love of embroidery with the quilting.



The second flimsy completed yesterday was Pat Sloan`s Secret garden quilt,  this is so big and the only place I could photo it was on the bed and you still cannot see it all.    The blocks are 16",   trouble finding a border fabric   not sure this one works but it is done now and the colours in it are in the blocks too,  binding will be done with the dark green that I used for the cornerstones and there is 6" green block on each corner of the 6" border fabric.



Also completed the other 4 baby quilts   all strip pieced but these 4 machine quilted   2 with diagional lines and 2 with random FMQ.   2 more babies born last week, one still not due and the 5th is now 9 months old.   Sorry cannot seem to find the photos for these.

Ebony Grace that I did the first quilt for now has a bag and cushion for her room,  Mum has decorated it with elephants so ran these up last week






Just one block done for the Blossom Hearts BOM,  block 21 is a diamond twirl  3 more and then they are all made,  not sure if I will make one big quilt or a quilt and a runner or even leave the blocks for now and add them to the 40 12" blocks I have alreday made over the last year



Today Alfie is coming to stay till tuesday as Helen is off to Ireland for  a few days with friends,  packing 24 bottles of supplementary shakes has had to get clearance from the aitrline but all is well and she can fly with them,  she is eating a little now and feeling a lot better,  has returned to work on less hours and sees the specialist on 28 nov re the surgery.

26 comments:

Celtic Thistle said...

Gosh Margaret you must never sleep! Your tops look lovely, the Pat Sloan BOM top is huge, good luck with quilting that :)

Nana said...

The bed just looks wonderful with all the colour and nice blocks.

Nana

Anneliese said...

Are you at the machine day and night, Margaret? You made a wonderful lot - I love the quilt on the bed - and the elephants. I am glad what you are telling about Helen - and we will see again photos of Alfie. Looking forward to them.

SUSSEXMOUSE said...

OMG ! I love your Elephants. Fantastic. Marion x

The Inside Stori said...

You have been on a roll…..I esp. love the red/white/blue quilt!!!

Queeniepatch said...

Wow you have been busy!
Not only at the machine but with the embroidery, too.
Snow is a good way to stay sewing?
Keep up the good work!

Maria said...

You sure have been busy with those lovely projects..

Gaia said...

You have done lots of creative work, I like the the elephant ideas.

Cattinka said...

You accomplished a lot, and everything is beautiful!
KATRIN W.

Monica said...

Your Secret Garden is gorgeous, and that border fabric is perfect -- bright colours, nice large scale print. You have a very satisfying set of finishes here, great job!

Jillian said...

Wow, Margaret, these are great. I love the navy corners on Maggie's first dance and the Secret Garden is amazing - nothing secret about it! I also love the effect of the greens in your last block. So pleased Helen is progressing so steadily.

Jane Galley said...

you've been busy, what a great feeling to get more quilt tops finished. Love the elephant bag and cushion, great fun

PaulaB quilts said...

You have outdone yourself this time, friend. Maggie's first dance is lovely. The embroidered flowers are very graceful. The red binding will finish it off perfectly. I LOVE the Secret Garden. The name should be the Bright Garden because it is so lively and colorful. The border fabric picks up the red, blue and bits of green nicely. It is sooo big. I just completed my first 16-inch block and it will be the center of a medallion sometime. One is enough right now. Snow?? We have had warm sunny autumn weather for over a week, lovely. So happy for the good news about Helen, her healing and her trip. Will continue the prayers. And for strength for you. God bless you.

SewLittleToSay said...

You seem to be making up for lost time with all these finishes. I love the elephant cushion and bag - I'm sure lots of treasures will be put in the bag once the little one gets older.

tubakk said...

So lovely elephant cushion and bag you've made. Reminds me of the elephant quilt I never finished. Always time to do it, though. Have a nice weekend. I will take part in a Christmas market tomorrow.

liniecat said...

Great finishes there, you have been busy lol
So glad your daughters feeling better and having a break away.
Am taking it slow after the angioplasty .. Don't feel quite so chipper after this one and it's a good job I like purple,
I've bruised well this time lol
Take care and keep busy :)

Raewyn said...

YOur Maggie's Dance is looking beautiful - a lovely fabric combination. And wow another top made - the Secret Garden does look huge - those were big blocks, looking lovely too - will it live on that bed when done? Those elephants are too cute - I bet they will be well loved! Glad to hear that Helen is doing better and is able to travel...have fun with Alfie!

Mary Ellen said...

You have been busy and everything looks wonderful. I especially like the items with elephants. Here many of us are hunkered down after the election and wondering what went wrong. Sewing is a bit of an escape right now.

desertskyquilts said...

Wonderful finishes. I love seeing Maggie's First Dance. The border looks fine to me. The elephant pieces are great additions to quilts! How thoughtful that you went right along with her decorating theme. I haven't done block 21 yet, and I don't know if I'll have the last set of six finished in time for the link up. This is as close as I've gotten to finishing a BOM this year, though! I'm glad Helen is having a getaway with friends. I can't believe it is snowing there. We'll be in the 70s the next two days and then drop to the 50s, but nary a sign of snow predicted. We haven't even hit freezing at night yet. So unusual for November.

Nicole said...

You were on a roll this week! Congrats on the finishes!

Sarah said...

You have some lovely finishes this week. I love your colour choices! I agree with the others..... do you never sleep? Glad Helen is well enough to get away for a few days, especially before her scheduled surgery.

Crystal_235 said...

Love the elephants. My sister is having a baby and she is doing the room in elephants.

Chyfey said...

You have been busy,love your secret garden

Susan Hook said...

The quilt that you show on your bed is gorgeous, I love all the bright colours, it would cheer up any room. The elephants are a nice touch and are just right for a new arrival.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Lovely quilts and extras! Snow? Really? We've only had one morning of having to scrape the car windscreen!!!

Marika said...

Dear Margaret. These are two very beautiful quilts. The the other one so delicate, colorful. I could make up my mind. Also the pillows I like a lot.
Love regards Marika