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

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

It cant be...?!!

Yessiree - another flimsy finish for 2013!!
6 am this morning.....
Timmie and I were on a mission
[... a bit of background info....]
My first hexie - June 2010
Papers no longer needed!












Straightening up the edges - sewing on
a border
.... 2 pm this afternoon - battling the glaring sun and the breezy wind, to try and do a photo shoot!
Lie it on the ground, run upstairs to the deck to take the photo
and hope that the wind doesn't blow it away in the meantime!
Bit of a glare, sorry.
Obligatory Stained Glass Window shot from the back.
Can you see the paper I missed taking out?! I can - now!
Playing with settings on my camera - this
was 'High sensitivity"; may be handy to use in the
future to help with colour placement...?

Cool huh? I'm so pleased to have moved this off the UFO pile to the Flimsy pile. Yes I will machine quilt it, but I'm not sure when........

[I've linked up to One Flower Wednesday (after a long absence) today so all the hexie makers can see my hexie quilt!] 

So, after two flimsy finishes and only 9 days into the New Year, I'm going to allow myself to think about what my goals are for 2013.
One very important one has to be to decrease the UFO pile to increase the Flimsy pile AND then decrease the same Flimsy pile!
I'm going to continue on with my 'Just Takes Two', my 'Farmers Wife' and my 'Scrappy Houses' quilts.
I want to decrease my piles of scraps too and in order to do that I will have to start new projects (he he).... but as I had such a great time last year doing the SALs for small quilts (eg Temecula, and Threadhead projects) I think I will focus on those rather than start big scrap quilt projects.
I aim to carry on with my fmq-learning and Practising (yes, that was a capital 'P').
I have two new projects I am starting SOON, too. I've been planning these and looking forward to these for a while. I'll share more of those in another post.
I'd like to upskill myself in EQ7... I can do basics but I know there is so much more to learn about this programme.
I'd like to do some swaps, and take part in 'bloggy sew-ins' to build up a little pile of Christmas gifts.
My ED sent me a link for a cushion she wants this morning, so I guess projects like that will crop up too!
I also sew for my favourite Quilt Shop so that will continue..
!!!!!!!!

What an exciting list - I'm exhausted and exhilarated just thinking about it!!
(As you can tell, I've set very few rules, but I will try to be controlled about what I start and work on!)
(famous last words - watch this space!)


 I started this post with an animal picture, so why not finish it with one?
Here are the happy horses after I shifted them this morning - I thought it was quite a nice view.
Christmas Rain has kept us nice and green.
Click on the photo to see it more clearly.
I hope your week is going well - and hoping that you are able to keep yourselves warm - or cool - or dry - wherever in the world you may be...... I'm thinking of those who are being adversely affected by weather conditions and/or fires...
To those of you who are able, happy stitching,
Footnote - I've just realised this is my 200th post!! I'm sure I see a giveaway in my future somewhere!!

46 comments:

Kerryn said...

Love your Hexagon quilt, hasn't it just turned out stunning with the border ... well done you!!

marina said...

wow!! Your quilt looks fantastic. What a great finish to begin the year.
I just love looking at all the photos, the stained glass window shot is divine.

Janet O. said...

What a wonderful finish!! I am so jealous. I started a flower garden quilt 15 years ago and still only have about half the flowers done. : )

Cath said...

Your quilt is very lovely.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Annette said...

Congratulations on a great finish! It's a really pretty quilt. Someday I will finish my hexagons...you've reminded me that it can be done. :-)

Nicky said...

Fantastic Raewyn... it looks beautiful, and I have loved watching your journey of hexies too. I love what you have done with your border, it is stunning! Your plans sound a little like mine this year... not too many rules.... and doing plenty of what we enjoy!

Nicky said...

Oops - Forgot to say congrats on 200 posts too - also a great effort :-)

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Raewyn, Your flowergarden is wonderful ! I´m still missing about 12 flowers - maybe I should grab the projectbag and start sewing :-)
happy quilting

Angelika

Michelle Ridgway said...

Such a gorgeous hexie quilt and I love your feline security guard. Good luck with your 2013 goals. I don't set any as I am so bad at keeping them Lol.

Marguerite said...

Beautifull quilt.
Groetjes Marguerite

MandaBurms said...

Oh well done!!! You have inspired me - My hexi quilt I want finished this year......

Love Leanne

GittaS said...

Hello Raewyen,i like your flowergarden.
Wonderfull!!!
Enjoy
Gitta

Annie said...

Only one word to describe your flimsy Raewyn - WOW!!!!!!!

Barbara said...

Boy you have been busy Raewyn. Your completed top looks wonderful

Tatkis said...

The quilt is soooo beautiful! Congratulations on your finish!
And great goals for the 2013 too :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Lesley said...

Fantastic quilt! Totally stunning and a work of art!

Maria said...

Congratulations on the finished Hexie Quilt. I love it. the paper is on the right between the pink and yellow flowers...Also congrates on your 200 posts...
Good luck with your list too.

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Congrats on the finished flimsy! And what a beautiful one!
The pictures are fantastic, you seem to have nice weather.
Greetings from the other side of the world where it is cold and wet,
Steffi

Sue said...

Wow! Your GFG is just wonderful. I have been cutting out more flowers to stitch, but I have a long way to go before my flimsy is done! Oh you have inspired me to keep going !!

Beautiful!

Marjorie said...

Bravo! Finishing a hexi gets double points from me. I also have one on my UFO pile. Then again, I have one of everything on my UFO pile.

Yvette said...

Your hexagon quilt is just gorgeous! 2013 is a great year for you.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Your flower garden it just GORGEOUS! I love the border. Such a fantastic finish for the new year. Congrats on your 200th post.

Rose Marie said...

What a marvelous start to the year! Love your hexagon quilt!

Cisca said...

What a fantastic quilt, Raewyn, wow! Your pictures look lovely. It reminds me also, that I have some hexies in my closet, too!
Timmie looks lovely, he seems to like quilting>

Have a nice day, Cisca

Julierose said...

Beautiful quilt top Raewyn; I heart hexagons as you know, I am finishing up a tabletopper one now in purples and cotton-candy pinks....Julierose

Jeanneke said...

Absolutely fabulous flimsy, Raewyn!
Beautiful pictures, especially the one of the horses. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers,

Jeanneke.

Marga (MarPie) said...

Great Hexiequilt, what a begin of a new year. Sorry, love the cat more than the horses. Congretulations with your 200 blogpost.

Kind regards,
Marga♥

Michelle said...

It's gorgeous I think the border fabric is perfect frames it so nicely! If this is how you are starting 2013 I cant wait to see what else you get up too!

Cat said...

This is simply gorgeous I LOVE It well done you

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love your hexie quilt--you did a wonderful job!!
and my girl--you are on fire for this new year==way to go--love the Hannah and Harrington quilt top too--I am a bit behind on mine!!
Hugs, Di and the fur babies

Hilachas said...

It's wonderful that you're seeing a finish for you hexie quilt in the near future. What a beautiful job you've done. WTG!

Karen said...

Just beautiful Raewyn!!!! I so love the edging and it does look like stained glass from the back. Well done. Good luck with your quilting plans for 2013 and thank you for being part of One Flower Wednesday!

Melody said...

Your hexagon quilt is truly magnificent

Charlie and Wendy said...

Congrats on your 200 posts and on such a gorgeous finish! I love this quilt, it's beautiful. Love your animal photos too.

Leeanne said...

Stunning!!!!!!!!

Shirley said...

Woohoo Raewyn! Fabulous stitching. Have enjoyed the process with you and pleased to see it come to life.
I am sure that there will be lots of lovely creations coming from your place this year and I shall be ready and waiting. No pressure!

Linda in Calif. said...

Great finish! Way to Go! Also your goals seem well balanced. ( I love new projects - I'm anxious to know what your new ones are)

Linda in Calif. said...

PS Loved the horse picture - totally worth taking the time to make bigger - it's beautiful.

Kerry said...

So happy you shared it with a few of us girls on Thursday. It is really stunning and will have many memories for you in the making of it, and I know your quilting will be awesome....Hugs
P.S. Bet the farm is drying out now with all the sun we have had!

Teresa said...

Your hexie quilt is very nice - I will be happy when mine is done too!

Maureen said...

Love it! Makes me want to work on my hexies but I have other projects with deadlines : ( I'll sneak a few stitches here and there ; ) I have a question about how you did the border. How did you do it? Did you sew border hexies, sew on a straight border and then cut off the extra border hexie fabric? Don't know how to say this clearly. Such a cheerful quilt!

Connie said...

What a beautiful hexagon quilt and oh my gosh the work!! Looks like you have great goals for 2013!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Wow what a beautiful garden you have put together! The flimsy is awesome and the finish will be even better!

Grit said...

This hexagon quilt is so beautiful. Fantastic work.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Josie said...

Congratulations on your 200th post and on a finished fabulous flimsy!! Your Hexie quilt is gorgeous. Care to pop over here and finish mine for me? No.. didn't think so. ;o) Sounds like your blog is going to be full of eye candy in 2013. Can't wait to see it all. Have fun...

Helen said...

What a beautiful quilt, I can't imagine how many hours of work went into it!
Where in Northland are you? My dad lives in Ruawai.