Friday, January 8, 2016

Lots of sewing

 I have thoroughly enjoyed my final week of Christmas holidays, Back to work on Monday but I can go back with a big sewing fix to keep me happy. I have achieved quite alot. I got the binding sewn down on my newest fig tree quilt. I do love this quilt, its so soft and pretty. I used all my fig tree scraps for this one.

 Its now hanging in my sewing room and I even stitched a label and sewed it to the back.
 I had this block I made that I was going to use in a quilt but changed my mind so I added some borders and now its a mini quilt, Just need to get the binding on.

 Another block was this kettle from the Fat quarter shops Snapshots quilt, I was going to make the whole quilt  but then got bored and only made the first 3 blocks, I think they can all be minis.
 I do love the quilting i did on this one. Just a zig zag stitch that I adjusted slightly.
 Some new fabric arrived today, its a Lori Holt line called calico days, its very pretty. I don't know what I'll make yet so it can sit on my desk for a little bit , while I think about it.

 And finally a few photos of my flowers in my garden, these are Christmas lillies and look amazing when they are all in flower. My gladiolis are in flower to, its nice to look out my sewing room window and see these  blooms.
Ok I should make the most of today and do some more sewing.

Thankyou for stopping by, enjoy your day.


a good yarn said...

Your Figtree quilt is so beautiful! You can certainly feel well chuffed with all that you have achieved. Great minis too - a nice idea for orphan blocks. Isn't that zig-zag quilting fabulous? So quick and such a terrific effect. My mum grew gladiolas - beautiful flowers on those long stalks. It's such a lovely day that a stroll isn't out of the question is it? Especially if it ends in a cafe!

Cath said...

I do believe I have said it before......I love your choice of fabrics and colours *sigh* Good ideas to made mini's out of your orphans....I can't believe you got bored though, they look like terrific projects to start with too. The Christmas Lilies are so lovely....I must remember to plant some for next year!

Christine B said...

Hello Leanne! So glad you have been able to do so much sewing in your holidays and I love your fig tree quilt.... so pretty! The minis are cute too! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

sunny said...

Ooh, I don't know which is prettier - the fabrics or the flowers. Beautiful quilt. So glad you got some quilting done before you have to return to work (the real world)

Melody said...

Beautiful quilt and minis too. Your garden is blooming beautifully.

Susan said...

Hi Leanne your quilt is beautiful. At last I managed to pop a very over due letter in the post yesterday I hope it arrives safe. All the very best for 2016 to you and your family. X:)

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