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

Saturday, December 31, 2011

The last of the Christmas sewing...

I am about at the end of showing you my Christmas sewing - I realised I had to squeeze these posts into this week so that I could list them all as my finishes for OPAM this month. After struggling to sometimes have a finish each month, this time I am able to list the grand total of drum roll.... 15!!!
Speaking of OPAM, I have found it to be a great motivator for getting projects completed - that end-of-month deadline looming helps me to find that extra hour or so needed to put the finishing touches on a project. So I'll be signing up for it again for 2012... of course I may be a little biased as last month I was one of the lucky winners for the monthly draw. 
Look what I received in the post - 
Cant wait to have a play :-)
Thank you Peg and Kris for keeping us on track and supporting us in our finishes!

Below is a small wall-hanging I finished in time for Christmas.
The pattern is by Wildcraft Farm and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. It had a nice mixture of appliqué, piecing and stitchery. I used the Scandinavian Christmas range as used in the pattern but would love to try it in a different Christmas range another time.

I have got keen on book covers too and created this one using a recent photo of the child to whom it was intended. I was pleased with how it turned out and am pleased to say she loved it.
I sewed a piece of clear plastic on and inserted the photo
behind it.
And for her sister I put together a soft cover book from a bought panel.
And this is a sneak peak of something I cant show yet....




(and a fair bit of sewing in between!)


Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Raewyn so pleased you liked your little gift....thank you for being part of OPAM 2011 and we look forward to you joining us again in 2012....gorgeous wall hanging and your sneak looks lovely...

Maria said...

Yes I agree that it is great to be part of OPAM. Lovely gift you won too.

What a wonderful lot of gifts you made. The little book with the photo is a great idea.

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

Leeanne said...

Awesome, you have been busy and you have some yummy gifts.
like, like the xmas wall hanging.
See you in the New Year.

Shirley said...

Wishing you all those things too. Happy stitching.

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

What a beautiful wall hangin just in time for Christmas. I love you book cover. Whising you a full year of stitching Happy New Year.jinnie

Charlie and Wendy said...

The Christmas wall hanging is gorgeous and the book covers are a great idea. The little sneak peek looks beautiful too!

Joanne said...

Congratulations on your win - great prize!
Fabulous Christmas quilt and the book covers are lovely (great idea with the clear plastic).
Happy New Year!!

Cat said...

ooohhhhh I do love your Christmas wall hanging !! !!
THANK YOU so much for the darling wee gift which arrived in my letter box xxx

Valentina said...

Happy New Year, my friend! Oh, you have been busy, and I love your projects. Congrats on winning, of course! But your Christmas wall hanging stole my heart! How lovely, well done! :)

Cisca said...

Wow Raewyn, what lovely things I see on your blog. Love the little Christmas Quilt and the book covers you made. And the presents... I love the pincussion, the fabric for it in spring colours, especially the wool fabric!!!
Have a nice day, Cisca

AnitaS said...

I will follow your blog to see how you do the Farmers Wife.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I love your quilt, Raewyn! It's gorgeous. I'm sure it will be a treasure for a long, long time!