My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


In my last post, I was getting excited about the big reveal that was about to happen for our Round Robin group. We met at Jenny's beautiful old villa, way out in the country, and decorated top to toe for Christmas. A beautiful setting for our evening.
 I must say I was totally blown away by my quilt!!! I had no idea what to expect but I had been warned that it was looking pretty spectacular!!!
This is the Before photo, taken of my first row representing our journey to our current (and final!) farm.

And here is the After shot  - taken after a year of my gorgeous friends' work —
As requested, rows depicting our Life Down on the Farm
Look at the amazing detail —
Patsy included the kids, Kerry decided the chooks needed a
look-in, and Jacki's husband Alan selected the Friesian
 cow fabric.
Mary continued the river that I had started (3-dimensional rocks
and all), Leeanne finished it and included the horses down on the riverbank.
Megan gave us somewhere to live.....
...and Ans (the Yo-Yo Queen) made sure the MOML had something to drive.
Even Mr Piggy got a look-in!! Thanks Aurely
Janis added some more horses and some native wildlife
Jenny made this row to represent the partnership that
got us here
Every time I look at it I see something new - notice the staples in the fence post!!
Brilliant, huh?
What can I say, but THANK YOU girls!!! I know this one was a challenge - You've told me about being pushed out of your comfort zones at times but I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope you've all enjoyed receiving your final rows as much as my family and I have enjoyed receiving this one xox


Michelle said...

WoW what great friends you have and they have all done such a wonderful job. I am sure you are going to treasure this quilt for many years too come!

Yvette said...

That's amazing!

Cottage Tails said...

That is stunning. What a talented group of ladies.

Love Leanne said...

Unbelieveble, what a quilt that is! What a treasure! And what a great idea to make a quilt of your life.
Greetings, Cisca

Leeann said...

That is amazing, you have some very talented friends there! I love each row they are all beautiful. And the details like the pukeko in the long grass are really neat, that makes it so fun as each time you look you can see something new. Are the other ladies going to share theirs? I hope so.

Charlotte Scott said...

That really is a treasure to become an heirloom. Lucky you!

Quilting Nests said...

I am pleased you are so happy with the quilt it was a pleasure to work on it for you. Looking forward to seeing it on the wall. What an amazing night to see 11 finished row by rows.

Sue said...

WOW! That is truly awesome! All the love and hard work that went into such a beauty!

What an heirloom!

Cat said...

this is totally amazing I love it!! !! !!
WOW what a complete treasure to have xx

Leeanne said...

Well you are right, we were out of out comfort zone...those ones who piece traditional blocks really did reach the boundaries...but in a fantastic creative way.
Glad you are happy with it and now the rest of use will need to sort how to piece ours together as we opted out on this......oh well all part of the fun.
Thanks for the great photo's neat to see each row up close and personal.

Marion B. said...

This is so wonderful ánd beautiful.

Helen said...

What a fabulous Row by Row quilt. This is a fantastic way to get a really original quilt.

Rose Marie said...

Absolutely fantastic!!!!! You have very clever and talented friends.

Shirley said...

What a fantastic quilt Raewyn. You should be so proud of everyone for their efforts and that is true friendship.

Narelle said...

It really is spectacular!
Such a lovely collection of memories in fabric ... it's beautiful! :)

Joanna said...

Wow that is amazing! What a wonderful job they all did! Every row looks like it belongs - they all blend together so well. I bet you are excited to get it quilted and bound and all finished now!

Carrie P. said...

What great quilt. Everyone did such a fun and creative row. I know you will enjoy hanging that quilt in your house.
thanks for coming by my blog.
Merry Christmas.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Lovely post regarding this wonderful quilt! You have very "special" friends that all had a part in this treasure for you!

Thanks for sharing, Carolyn

Nicky said...

It's stunning Raewyn, a quilt you will always treasure. What a fabulous way to make a quilt so very personal for each of you.

sunny said...

Oh. My. Gosh, that is amazing! What an awesome group of talented women. That will be an heirloom for sure.