Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Weekend Sewing


Why is it that when you have some time off work you get sick?  The flu bug has hit me and I have been feeling pretty miserable.  With the flu I couldn't possibly do housework or anything labourous so what's a girl to do?  Sew......  I decided that Sunday was the day to stay in my PJ's and try to put together my brick quilt.  It only contains 363 bricks so how hard could it be?


Just 33 rows of 11 blocks and 11 seams to match each row........


So 6 hours later my brick quilt was finished.  I almost gave up with 10 rows to go but I knew that it would end up back in the UFO pile if I did so I kept going.......


It is a massive 78" square and will look great on my bed once it gets back from being quilted.


Yesterday whilst watching my footy team win by 2 points I did some more work on my Geisha girl - She is looking very cute.

How was your Easter?  I hope you got to spend some time with those you love and got to stitch a bit.

Have a wonderful week.

Hugs - Fee XX

33 comments:

shez said...

fee your quilt looks fantastic,well done and your geisha girl looks very cute,hope you are feeling better today.xx

Quilt Kitty said...

I love your brick quilt & how the seams all match so perfectly. A Geelong supporter Fi, great game, got to love the JPod! Tracee xx

The Patch Craft said...

Wow looks fantastic. Is there a pattern for this one. Have a friend having her 5th (special) baby later this year and I can see me making this one.

marina said...

gorgeous fabrics in your brick top, It looks beautiful.
Love your little geisha girl too. A very sweet project.

retdairyqueen said...

Very productive weekend
Both projects are lovely
Hope you get over this flu real quick

Maree: said...

WOW Love Your New Top..Yes managed to get some stitching and pattern writing done over the 4 day break..
Hope you are feeling Better Soon.
xx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Both projects are beautiful but I do have a soft spot for your Geisha Girl. Hope you are feeling better. hugs, Sharon

Sue said...

Here's hoping your are feeling better, Fiona. Love the brick quilt. Fabulous colours. Your geisha girl is very sweet.

Annie said...

Love your quilt top - it looks like it would work quite well with charm squares! Your Geisha Girls is very cute....pamper yourself with hot honey drinks - or really indulge and add a little brandy :) I'm on holidays now also Fee - 19 glorious days - Yay!!!

Jeanette said...

Love the brick quilt. The geisha girl is so cute. What is the pattern for it Fee? Hugs,

Debbie said...

LOVE the brick quilt and the fabric is beautiful! The little geisha is adorable too.

Debbie said...

Forgot to mention that I hope you are feeling better!

KaHolly said...

Oh, sorry you are unwell. But it doesn't look like you skipped a beat! Your quilt is coming along beautifully and OMG, the geisha girl is precious!!

Kate-Show and Tell said...

I hope you are feeling better Fee....Your quilt looks gorgeous....I love the colours.....have a great day....xo

Susan said...

You've done very well considering you are sick! Love the brick quilt as I said over at Sew its Finished- would work so well with scraps as well (though maybe not as speedy). Cute geisha. Fortunately I had 5 days off and didnt have to waste any of it watching football (of any kind)

Fiona said...

hope you are feeling lots better.. but it didn't slow you down too much... the bricks quilt is so pretty... lovely lovely and what a cute Geisha.... get well soon
Hugz

Scottish Nanna said...

Hi Fee Hope you are feeling better i love your brick Quilt The colours look great together.
Hugs Mary,xx

Mystica said...

This is so pretty - you've got the color combinations down to a fine art!

Vicki ♥ said...

Your quilt looks fab Fee and so pretty :) Love your little geesha girl too :) Hugs Vicki x

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your quilt looks amazing and Miss Geisha is too cute. Sorry you have been unwell. I think you get sick when you have days off because it's harder to hit a moving target when you are on the go working. Hope you feel better soon.

Marilyn said...

Your brick quilt is beautiful. Love the soft colours. It will look so good when quilted and on your bed. Giesha girl is cute.
Hope you get rid of that awful flu bug quickly. Not fair to have it on a long weekend but you used the time well.
Take care. Hugs. xx

Michelle said...

Wow I'm sure you are pleased now that you stuck with it, it is gorgeous!
The Geisha girl looks really cute.

Sarah said...

That brick quilt looks GREAt all done up. I truly love it.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Two fantastic projects Fee...great weekend...

Kerri said...

Hope you are feeling better. Love you new quilt top. You have done well

Barb said...

YOur top is just wonderful...and the geshia (spelled wrong) is just adorable.

Cheryll said...

The brick quilt looks wonderful! I bet you're happy that you kept gong!
LoVe the Geisha girl... so very cute!
Cheers

Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

New quilt looks fabulous Fee, can't believe you tackled this when feeling unwell!?

Wendy B said...

Oh Fee, for a sick gal you've been VERY productive!!!....but sewing always makes a gal feel good!!! Hope you're much better now.....love the geisha AND the bricks....
xoxoxo healing hugs sweety
Wendy :O)

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful quilt..........

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hello Fee, I'm visiting from Kathy at Sew-happy-house. Your blog is beautiful and I love the projects you are working on. Very inspiring! Wendy

Pauline said...

brick quilt is gorgeous fee..but your geisha girl is beautiful.......
cheers

Janet said...

Lovely quilt!