Saturday, January 29, 2011

Off to Work We Go!

I must work very, very hard - remember my Fairy Quilt? - I am trying for a finish in 3 days - oh, yes! - I think I will make it! Only borders on 2 ends to add, some quilting and then the binding! I know I could skip the binding and have shaggy edging - oh, very tempting!

I have a lovely, tidy studio - whew!, lots of tidying this week, so I'm on track with resolutions, isn't that just great?
Gorgeous current Thirties I bought on eBay - 6" squares for US$20 - one day I will count them - let's say I am just thrilled to have received so many!
Orchids and pomelos! These orchids must be of the same species as the Cooktown orchid - the floral emblem of my 'home' state - blessings to you all over there in Queensland recovering (I hope!) from flood damage. Back on track - these gorgeous flowers adorn my son's front patio in Thailand - and I popped a couple of pomelos into the pic!
Just gorgeous fruit to eat ! Kinda like a sweet grapefruit - very large, very thick, white pith
and normally prepared before you buy. I really don't like grapefruit but love these!
A fruit lover's paradise - probably all tropical when I think about it - yes, Lurline, of course it is tropical, Silly Girl!
I hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend. Off to do some sewing - we have Cyclone Bianca sitting out in the Indian Ocean - let's hope it heads out to sea and leaves everyone alone!

14 Lovely People said ...:

Frances Leate said...

Love your fairy quilt! We are in the same boat as you only it is Cyclone Anthony hanging around off our shores that we are hoping will just blow itself away. Take care!

shez said...

What a lovely quilt Lurline and i love your fabric and i also love the orchid.
What a unusual fruit i haven't seen anything like that before,stay safe.
cheers Shez
http:enjoyinglife.blogspot.com

Julie Fukuda said...

That looks like a valentine with time to spare. Quite cheery. I had to chuckle at the "current" thirtys. I saw "vintage" fabric, aka. feed sacks, being sold at the Tokyo Quilt show this week. If people ask my age I can say either vintage or current!
Hope that cyclone finds somewhere else to dump.

Chookyblue...... said...

nice quilt and 6" squares..............

the fruit looks gorgeous............

hope Bianca goes west.........

Maree: said...

Lovely to hear you are progressing in your sewing room...Love your Quilt.
take care

bangkokmomquilts said...

welcome to Thailand. If you have chance don'tskip fabric market called sampeng/pahurat street. That is a blast!

Margaret said...

Nice quilt! Nice tidy studio too! Hope that cyclone stays away. Argh!

JCnNC said...

Loved seeing all the beautiful fruit pictures. Very unusual to see grapefruit presented in this fashion. I think the shaggy edging would be very unique for your quilt. You should go for it. Judy C www.shadetreequilting.com

Jan said...

Hi! What a sweet, pink quilt - just in time for Valentine's Day.
The fruit market is making my mouth water - yum!

Micki said...

I love your fairy quilt..It is so nice with the pinks. I also love your ebay purchase. Do you have the link to that? I would love to get some.
Micki

julieQ said...

Such pretty fabrics in your quilt! Just makes me want to snuggle it!!

Cornfield Quilter said...

I just love your quilt and your new fabrics. Always so bright and happy! Have a wonderful and quilty day!

Tiziana said...

I stumbled upon the fairy quilt and I was astonished! Great job! I do love orchids, too. maybe I'll paint them, one day or another. Tiziana

Robyn G. said...

Lovely to hear about what you're doing Lurline :-)
Did you get it finished???

Oh yum look at all that yummy fruit....Mmmmm
Just popping by xx