Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Possum Magic update

I haven't been doing much quilting lately, as you'll probably know if you're a regular follower.

There are three reasons for that:

1. I promised I'd finish my "Your Place or Mine?" wool felt applique top before the end of the year. I haven't made much progress on it, but I have avoided starting anything else quilt related. So I think I get a half tick for that.

2. I've been seriously distracted by all the yummy things I see on Instagram. I made the crochet mandalas and now I'm doing my first Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery project. It's a four week mystery stitch along which I'm really enjoying.

The down side to this project is that it's taking me forever because I chose to do mine on green lugana ,rather than the sparkly gingerbread linen that they suggested. I already had the green lugana, and thought it would look Christmassy, but now I have to make some thread substitutions because of the green background.  I'm getting there though, and after tonight there will be no more unpicking.

3. Work!!  Yes, I have a part time job, and for the last three weeks it's been really busy. Our annual conference and awards dinner will be held in Auckland this Friday. I've organised everything from the registrations, to the hotel, to the dinner for 100 people.  I'm looking forward to next week when life will be more back to normal.

When I do get free time, one of my first projects will be Carla's Possum Magic quilt. I can't wait to get started on this. I have an idea and I have the fabrics - I just need some free time. I love all the lime green in this quilt. It looks so fresh and summery.

Carla's Possum Magic quilt

The lovely Art Gallery fabrics I'm going to use

the ladybirds Rebecca paper pieced

There are updated photos on the Possum Magic tab at the top of my blog. Check out what the others have done lately. Here's a sneak peek:

Alice's quilt

Sharon's quilt

my quilt
Mine really isn't quite that vibrant - it must just be the way the light has caught it.


Melody said...

Beautiful stitching on show here.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I think your quilt really is vibrant! Mine is looking like spring, isn't it?!
The mystery stitch-along is looking like fun: such cute little Christmassy designs.
Don't work too hard!

Ruth said...

Very pretty stitching and I love the fabric pull for Carla's quilt. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

Oh Yes, I could tell you have been slacking lately :-) Haha! Thanks for sharing photos of the Possum quilts--what fun!!

Wendy said...

the Possum Magic quilts are just fabulous! Love what you're doing on the cross stitch, very colourful!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really look forward to seeing what you do for Carla's quilt - your fabric pull is great!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Yes your quilt has certainly caught the sunlight in that shot! I love the fabrics you've pulled for Carla's quilt :)