Monday, June 9, 2014

June - the start of Winter.

I've been working on Message in a Bottle blocks. I'm happy with the Taupe fabrics and the colours I am using. Most of the block with the leaves was stitched while I watched the French Open. The ladies final went for 3hours so I got plenty done.

I'm still working on the 3rd section of Di Ford's Quiltmania BOM. I found the flowers in the fabric I had chosen, for the Broderie Perse in the centre, too small to individually cut and stitch for the border as shown in the magazine so I have added a border using the whole fabric and I'm still deciding if I will add the hexagons over the top of it. The 4th section in the next issue of the magazine may be what influence's my decision.  

There is no rush to decide, I have more than enough to stitch meantime.


  1. Oh I love the block with all the leaves/petals....looks tricky to do but lovely result.

  2. What a great solution for the Di Ford mystery. I love how your quilt is coming together. I need to get started on part 3 too.

  3. I especially like the fabric you used for the white flower with the taupe and orange center. Appears to have words on it?

    1. Yes Karen, it has the alphabet on it. I have fabric with words on some of the other blocks too.

  4. Love your Message In A Bottle blocks... There are gorgeous! Your version of Di's quilt is also awesome....

  5. Those are beautiful, love the designs and your fabric choices.


  6. Lovely new header :) And with your Di Ford BOM - good idea to wait and see - I just love your colour/fabric choices so far - beautiful!