Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Greetings and a Catch Up

Hoping you have all had a wonderful Easter, I know I have. I have been totally spoilt with this divine chocolate egg from very special friends.( I am savouring it , it is far too nice to devour just yet I am enjoying the continual temptation)
As usual we have spent Easter at our holiday Humpy and we have had some wonderful times shared with friends. Aren't these just the best times, sharing and making memories with people you enjoy being with.

It has been some time since my last post and as usual I have been stitching a few projects, I am sure you all know how it is.
Firstly my sheet now has the two side borders sewen onto the centre,so I can finally see an end to this epic.
It is going to be plenty big enough to cover the top of our bed

I had quite a time deciding on the centre, the branches were bereft of leaves and flowers for far too long.Thanks to a wonderful tutor Marg Sampson-George for her expert guidance this is what we came up with.
This is my first attempt at Broderie Perse, far from perfect but fitting for the quirkiness of this quilt.


I am sure you must all be tired of seeing this cos I certainly am.

These are the corner blocks I still have to complete a couple

Hopefully next post I will be able to reveal a completed top. Fingers crossed.
















The whirligig quilt top is also completed ready for quilting. This is a Brigitte Giblin pattern. I hand pieced it and thoroughly enjoyed every stitch.

In my hoop at the moment is the Blooms quilt that I started last year when I visited Broderie

I am using Perle thread in a few different colours to quilt this one. I have never used Perle thread before and it took a little getting used to but I like it.
I really like the backing but feel I should have used the version that was more subtle, paler pinks and mauve's, too late now though.

The girls in class at Material Obsession are still madly creating masterpieces , quite often the input from the other girls is invaluable
Here Maree was trying to make a decision on a border fabric.
Many hands make light work and the winner is
not this one lol, it is the stripe one that Marg has her hand on in the top picture.

Well I think that is enough from around the traps for now.

I'm off to play with my mate for the last evening of our Easter break, there is a chilled bottle of Champagne that needs to be consumed and I may even share some of my choccies with her.

Until next time


Happy Sewing and Happy Times.

j

25 comments:

Every Stitch said...

What a wonderful post! love the quilt on the bed - the centre is gorgeous. And I love Maree's medallion - coming along so nicely there.
I'm making headway into my chocolate - not got your willpower LOL
Hilda

Cardygirl said...

Such gorgeous work...always love to see what you are doing...have fun with that sweet mate of yours!

Mimi said...

My word - three great quilts - you are very industrious! Great work.

broderie said...

Well done you ! Surprising what a bit of 'nagging' does so all the world can see your lovely work !

not so zen -quilts in Paris said...

Awesome work, i've missed your sparkling colors very much, hugs from Paris

Chookyblue...... said...

always love to see what your up to.enjoy the champs with Kate...

Chris said...

OOH Jean! Your quilts are so lovely!

Marie said...

Your post is filled with Spring colours - beautiful! I love the one that you have on the bed - it just looks like you have had SO much fun with it. The other two are pretty darned nice too!

Nedra said...

Your work as always, is done to PERFECTION. Love every stitch and fabric combination. Such works of art.

Janet said...

Your sheet quilt looks fabulous and wow the whirleygig is also gorgeous. I feel like I should crack the whip on myself with my snowballs. The perle looks great.

Linda in NC said...

Three fabulous quilts! I am definitely NOT getting tired of seeing your appliqued sheet! Your whirligig is so fresh and springy and inspiring. The colors in all three are wonderfully fresh - love all three!

Michelle Huddleston said...

I adore all three lovely quilts. They have everything I love. Polka dots, applique and they are very scrappy!

Karoline said...

Your quilts are stunning.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Your applique quilt is spectacular!

Miriam said...

A beautiful post! STunning work!

Nyla said...

I missed your latest post for quite a while. Glad I spotted it. Your sheet just looks glorious, that's going to be a special quilt or spread. Your whirligig is really nice and love the pearl cotton quilting. Also love seeing the beauties at the quilt shop. Your chocolates look incredible, what a nice temptation! Thoroughly enjoyed your post

Karen H said...

I've been following your blog for sometime now and am so happy to see your new post. Your quilts are so cheery. I love your sense of colour and whimsy!

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*-* said...

Thank you for sharing your progress on this beautiful quilt.
I so miss being at home & seeing the flavour of Australian quilts. Lucky you to be having a class with Marg.
I've just picked up another of mine, from a class or two, with Marg more than two decades ago. Happy finishing.
Kay.

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Ineke van den Akker said...

Just love this!

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You post the most exquisite work. It's been a while since I dropped in but so rewarding.Outstanding that we can share this way.Thank you and more blogging please ..everyone.

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Rasmi Singh said...

Awww simply fantastic! Love your easter project, so elegant and very great! My best Easter greetings to you and your family. Have fun on Easter!

Prasad Kumar said...

What a wonderful creation. That is truly the best quilt for Easter. I'm going to pin this in my Easter 2014 pinterest board if you won't mind.

Regards
Prasad