Sunday, 23 August 2009

Works in Progress.

I have a few things in progress at the moment and feel the need to get something finished. Soon!
The Welsh Jelly quilt is still awaiting it's final border of off white. I have an apron sat here awaiting only it's ties. The scrappy vines project which I'm doing jointly with my DD has stopped, I/we need only to complete one more vine, then I can put it all together.
My blue butterflies is closest to being finished. I love this little design, it's so quick and easy to put together.
I didn't applique the bodies by hand this time, instead I selected the feather stitch on my sewing machine and made it a part of the quilting process. It's almost impossible to see on these photos, but I've also quilted around the very edges of the wings too.
I've done half of the quilting on this one and plan to finish it today.
Hopefully I'll get the apron completed too and while I watch the Formula 1 GP I'll sew a few leaves onto my vines. I really want to get some of these small projects finished, then I can start on some Christmas things without feeling guilty about having other projects unfinished.
Jenny and Vicki are hosting a 'Hug Swap' and I'm tempted to join in, but also worried that I don't have much time, I really need to be getting on with my SSCS as I'll have four weeks less than everyone else to get my projects completed. It will need to be done before I go to NZ so that all I do when we get home is mail it.
Thanks everyone for your comments about the Festival of Quilts, again, I'm sorry I didn't make a note of who had made what, so that I was able to credit the quilters. They were all beautiful, so much hard work, effort and love had gone into each and every quilt. I loved it. Thank you to the quilt makers for sharing with us.
1) Two whole days with no commitments.
2) Loving reading my books.
3) A cup of tea!


Shirley Goodwin said...

Your butterflies quilt looks good. And I love your "gratitudes" - sometimes it's easy to lose track of the little things that make life good.

Miss 376 said...

The butterflies have come together really quickly and looks wonderful

Lurline said...

Beautiful butterflies!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Allie said...

I love your butterflies!!!!!!! What a great idea to do the decorative stitching. I'm sorry you won't be joining the hug swap.

AnnieO said...

The blue butterflies are very pretty and cheerful, in an entirely different way than the other butterfly quilt was---such a successful little project, you must be pleased.

Thanks for sharing all the quilt show photos, I enjoyed them.

Karen said...

Beautiful blue butterflies! The yellow sets them off nicely.