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

Monday, April 30, 2012

A finish!

Sharing Time -
[Apologies in advance, it's a gloomy day today and the photos aren't very 'sharp'].
Sewing Angels, by The Birdhouse

Raewyn's been making hexie-flowers again.

And doing a bit of applique.. and stitching.
Isn't she just lovely?
Whoop whoop first ever feathers on a quilt!
I really enjoyed making this quilt and am happy with the result. It's going to be a shop sample at my local, aka The Country Yard.
And just out of interest;
In her comment to this post, Suz questioned how necessary black tulle and a silver sharpie were for the method of stencil transfer (onto dark fabrics) practised in April's FMQ challenge. Here is a photo showing white tulle and black pen and black tulle and silver pen - interesting - in this case, both would have worked equally well.

And look what came in the post - the lovely Melody sent YD a surprise parcel last week, for being a 'new generation bear maker'.

Lovely mohair, bear shoes and one of her fabulous scissor fobs.
Cant think where the cute little chocolates have gone..?
YD was very excited and overwhelmed by the generosity of one of my 'bloggy friends'. Thank you Melody.

Here's to a fun and quilty week - happy stitching every-one,

20 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow Raewyn you have made a lovely job of the quilt and the quilting! The feathers look awesome :O)

sunny said...

Wonderful quilt! I'll be looking for more ideas for hexies - thanks for the beaufitul inspiration.

Lesley said...

Your quilt is just beautiful! Love it....

Maria said...

What a beautiful quilt. Love the use of hexies and wonderful feathers.
The tracing sheet is great.
Waht a wonderful surprise you received in the mail from Melody.

Joanne said...

Your quilt is fabulous! And the quilting is perfect. Lovely to see.

Wendy said...

Bravo!!! It looks wonderful!

Leeanne said...

Like I said it will be feathers everywhere for you now!! Awesome job!

Diana Schmitz / Quiltecke said...

Wow, that looks so great
Nice job.
Have a nice day
Diana

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

I LOVE the angels :-)

Melody said...

What a gorgeous quilt.

Shirley said...

A fabulous finish Raewyn and that feather quilting looks so good. Lucky YD to receive such a generous gift. I expect the bears ate the chocolate?!!!!

Cottage Tails said...

OOh that quilt has turned out beautiful!!! I'm sure the kits or pattern will fly out the door.
Love Leanne

Linda in Calif. said...

Too cute!! Just adorable with the sewing angels. You did such a good job! (Are you still working on your SAHRR (hmmm...I think I have too many letters in that) I haven't worked on my in months. I hope to soon.

Katie said...

Love those sewing angels! :-)

Josie said...

Your quilt is gorgeous and I'm so impressed with your quilted feathers they look great! I love the hexie border too. Look forward to seeing the bear YD creates with her furry windfall... those little shoes are so cute!

Rose Marie said...

Lovely, and I do like the hexagon borders!

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely quilt..........great to have a finish.........

Teresa said...

Its so pretty - nice work

Wendy said...

That is one amazing quilt. I love the detail! And the quilting...I'm in awe.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilt is wonderful and I love the feathers you quilted, beautiful!! Such a pretty pattern too.