Wednesday, 9 September 2009

I've Been Naughty!



Another wonderful day in Paradise! This little poppet won't leave the jolly freesias alone. I've told her they are for Nana but she insists on picking them. Really! Oh she had her first haircut yesterday. Nana was allowed to do the deed. A couple of inches off the length to loose the baby layering. It looks much tidier now.
We had a couple of hours while the third one was at kindy this afternoon. I really should just behave myself and come home but I've been soooo good lately haven't I? I just love these little treasures that jumped in my bag before I could stop them.
They are a little creased, but then so were the best of us when we were new. I think I would like this to be for our bed, but I will have to consult the man of the house on this one first. They are quite cherry but also fairly restful colours as well.

They seem to mostly be Valori Wells 'Olive Rose' designs. A couple of others were thrown in. There was also a lovely little polka dot one in the colours below. Might make a good binding fabric I'm thinking.

These two have been unfolded for your viewing. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I'm thinking maybe large squares with plain sashing separating them. Still really keen to do that design, as simple as it is.

And now back to the quilt in progress. I've been having a ball with the stippling! Every day I've done at least one row. One row being about 20cm wide. It's very good exercise for the upper arms I'm finding. How would this go down at the gym? "Keep those bat wings away with quilting!"
I think I've probably done about one third of it. I'm really flying over the fabric now. I'll have to be careful not to run myself over. It wouldn't be hard I'm sure!


Thank for your sweet comments! I've never had so many before!! I don't think I could cope if it was always this busy. I've been to visit some of you but most will have to wait until the weekend when I have time. I'm desperate to see what you do!
Only two more days to go until I announce my giveaway winner. Not too late to join it. Don't be shy, I don't mind if you've never commented before. The more the merrier I say! Enjoy the rest of your week!!

13 comments:

Manka said...

Hello Sarah, I love to visit your blog so much ! I always find so many beautiful things to admire!
I like the fabrics you bought ,I can't wait seeing the next beautiful quilt or whatever you're going to do with them... I like their colour very much but my husband wouldn't like to see these colours on our bed ...these men....
Your quilt in progress is becoming more and more beautiful every day,I wouldn't be able to do that...
hugs:Manka

Sarah said...

Well I can't tell you precisely what my husband's reaction was, but it wasn't too positive! Isn't it funny that they don't have an opinion on things until it arrives?

Edit said...

Your quilt in progress looks sooo great. I wish I would know how to do such things. Maybe one day I will have the time and try to learn.

Edit said...

Oh, and the new fabrics are also great! Love the colours! :)

Lululiz said...

Well, I am gobsmacked, the quilt looks just fabulous with that stipple quilting, you clever old bean, you. And those new fabrics, well, I really ought to tell you off for buying so many new fabrics, but how can I, they are gorgeous!

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Sarah
Your new fabrics are gorgeous! I love those shades, so warm and rich and Autumnal. And the quilting is coming along brilliantly - that is such a lovely quilt! The white framework really sets it off.
Have a super Wednesday
Denise x

Pomona said...

The colours of your new fabrics are beautiful - and I can't believe how quickly you are getting on with the quilt!

Pomona x

Michela said...

You're not only good at quilting! You've also a big green thumb!
How many lovelies today..your princess, your fresias, new fabrics, your crafts!

the cookie cutter said...

I so need to cut my 4th's hair, everyday when I try and get a brush through it she screams cos it's such a mess! I just know she is going to then lose those lovely little ringlet around the bottom.
Gorgeous fabric, stunning quilt! Is the machine preset to do the pattern of the stippling or do you have to make the pattern as you go?

Itch2stitch.com said...

I always love visiting your blog, I feel such warmth emanating from the screen! Beautiful goodies! Suzie. xxx

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is looking great. Dis you get your new fabrics from the Crafty Needle or have you found somewhere new to go. They are lovely -my husband wouldn't be to keen on them though.

Julie

Sarah said...

Hi Julie, Don't tell, but I got my fabrics from The Scrapbooking Studio opposite the quarry in Mt Wellington. Most fabulous range of designer fabrics I've ever seen! They used to just sell scrapbooking supplies but recently they moved into patchwork fabrics too.

claire said...

Oh I do love love love those fabrics, what a good eye for putting everything together you have.....love the stippled quilt too...quilting is on my wish to do list :) xx