03 June 2013

Quilting, Stitching and a Movie

On Thursday night Barbara and I went to see "The Great Gatsby" - 3D version.  I really enjoyed it, especially the "look" of the whole film - costumes, sets etc were fabulous.  Saturday evening I went to see it again - this time with Mum; the 2D version.  Enjoyed it just as much - probably easier to watch because I didn't have to wear the 3D glasses over my own glasses, but I think I prefer the movie in 3D.

Over the last few months I've been stitching a Lynette Anderson Christmas mini-quilt (from "Stitch it for Christmas").  It's taken me ages to stitch this at work during lunchtimes - crosswords take up a fair bit of our break.  Hopefully the mini-quilt will be finished for Christmas this year.

A few little pencil marks to be washed out.
My quilting sewing machine has been away for a service and I needed to try it out because Paula is coming back to quilt her Floral Bouquet.  I put Ruby Chain (based on Island Chain in one of Kim Brackett's scrap books) onto the frame.

 
72" x 60"
It took just over an hour to quilt and the binding has been stitched on ready to be sewn down some time soon.  The binding is made from the backing trimmed off after the quilting was finished.  I love Bonnie and Camille fabrics, even more with polka dot background fabric.

Some of the secret sewing is finished.  A bit more sewing on the second part and I can post it away.

10 sleeps till Diann and Lorraine arrive in Sydney - can't wait!

9 comments:

Lorraine said...

OMGoodness...only ten sleeps! Really looking forward to the visit!

Susan said...

Lovely Christmas stitchery, the stars really stand out. I wish we had a cinema in our town!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous stitchery and the quilt is so pretty....are you getting excited....LOL.....

Bev C said...

Hello Lynda,

Wow I do love the Christmas stitchery and the backing for the quilt is so lovely. Glad to hear the review of the movie Lucy and I are going Wednesday to see it in 3D. A girls day out for us.
Happy days.
Bev.

marina said...

very nice stitchery, loving the quilt on the frame too.

shez said...

what a beautiful quilt,love the fabric Lynda,i might have to check this movie out,have a lovely evening Lynda.xx

helbel19 said...

Your quilt looks great Lynda. We are going to see Gatsby this week so I'm glad you gave it a good review, thank you.

Helen

Sarah said...

Your quilt looks great! I've got that book and wondered how the quilt would look made out of non-batiks. You've convinced me!

Custom Military Coins said...

These are looking just amazing thanks for the sharing and keep up the good work.

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