Thursday, November 20, 2008

"Little Boxes Thursday, November 13th @ 8:53 AM

Another week has flown by. This week my only offering is that I have been making small fabric boxes with some of my dutch friends. They are really cute and they use up some of my "cutesie" fabrics that I wouldnt necessarily use in my quilts.



My kids loved these and I think I will make some with them during thanksgiving holidays which start next week. Thanksgiving holidays is not something which is celebrated in NZ so its been interesting as it is a big thing at the American International school which my kids attend. It seems almost like an early christmas! (they even eat turkeys etc)
For the rest I have been working on my friends quilt with the Amy Butler fabrics. I only have to add one more part of the border and then I can get on to the quilting. I think I will keep the quilting quite simple as the fabrics are already pretty busy.
Maybe after that I can get on to the UFO's that seem to be buiding up......we will see
until next time
happy quilting
Marianne




Arab Street Wednesday, November 5th 2008 @ 11:36 AM


Hi everyone


Its been another busy week (aren't they all!) and my quilt for my nephew still hasn't made it out of the cupboard. I suspect that it might be in there for some time yet.
My husband is away and so things seem to be twice as busy with the kids. Anyway today I decided that it was time for some retail therapy and I went fabric shopping with a friend in Arab Street which is renown for its great silk shops. It was also pouring with rain so it was great to duck into all these shops and run our hands over the beautiful silks. (not to mention staying dry) I also learnt the finer art of bargaining (something I have up until now been too scared to try). I found two beautiful pieces of silk and a piece of batik. Im not quite sure what to do with them yet but maybe if I lay them out and look at them for a while the inspiration might hit me!


I think I might leave this one whole and just quilt it and make it into a wall hanging.


I know, I know its pretty bright! This would make great petals for some flowers



Maybe a cushion or a small wall hanging....hmmm not sure.
I would love to hear any suggestions that anyone has.
Ive also added a photo of the quilt I am finishing for a friend. She has used Amy Butler fabrics. She is planning to move back to the States in December so there is a bit of urgency to get it finished. Its very unlike anything I would normally do....but I do like a challenge!

Well thats all I have to say this week.
Happy quilting
Marianne

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