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

Thursday, January 3, 2013

My First Flimsy for 2013!!

It's very exciting to have my first flimsy of the year to share! Yes, I have got the last blocks of Hannah and Harrington finished and joined...!!!
I'm very much in love with this project and I'm hoping it won't be long until it's quilted and turned into a real quilt!
The outer border is more of the same Blueberry Crumb Cake range which I used for all the 2 1/2" squares. 
This photo shows the last few blocks I haven't yet shown.
Huge thanks to Michelle of The Raspberry Rabbits for sharing this BOM with us. It's been a fun and interesting project.
While I'm here, it's time I showed the neat tissue box cover a lovely friend, Leeanne, made me for Christmas.
In the background is some cool appliqué done by another friend on a cheery Christmas apron.
Isn't it fun?!
 And below is another handcrafted gift I received.....
I'm sure you can see what the bracelet is made out of...
One of the gifts I made this year was an 'Art Binder' for my nephew. It was exciting to receive this photo of him with it... it has gone all the way to Belgium.
And what was also exciting was to see the little wall hanging on the wall behind him... I made that for him 3 (?) years ago (it is a Bronwyn Hayes stitchery) and it was nice to see that it made the list of things that was taken with them when they moved over there!
Last year Leeanne showed us her new calendar picture for each new month... I thought it was a great idea so decided I would like to do the same. My calendar for this year is the Kim Diehl one called Simply Beautiful Quilts....
And here we have January.... how tempting is this staring at me
all month - I wonder how long it will be until I succumb to making
one of her quilts this year!! 
I hope 2013 has got off to a great start for you all. I am still pondering my list of resolutions - or goals- I'm trying to be realistic and not give in to (too many) temptation(s), maybe next post I'll be able to share them!!
Thank you for visiting, happy creating!


marina said...

well done on your finished flimsy! It looks fabulous.
lovely gifties.
Pondering my list of goals too. Too many options and trying to resist temptation is definitely hard.

Melody said...

Your quilt is so beautiful. Hope 2013 is a wonderful year for you and your family

Jeanneke said...

Your flimsy is absolutely beautiful!
How nice to see your Christmas gifts are being treasured by your relatives on the other side of the globe.


Sheila said...

Love Hannah and Harrington, I started that one and have several blocks completed so another UFO I forgot about ,yikes. You did a fantastic job. Lovely gifts and I love Kim Diehl and have a couple of her books .Your nephew is a cutie and what a great gift idea !

Lesley said...

I adore your flimsy...the fabrics are perfect with the appliqué blocks! Good for you for keeping up with a gorgeous result!

Doniene said...

What a darling flimsy!! What a great way to start the year!! I'm working on one - not happy with it - so may take it apart and do something different! Right now, I'm going to set it aside!!


Janet O. said...

Cute, cute flimsy, Raewyn.
I saw those tissue covers on Leeanne's blog. Lucky you to receive one.
Who knew safety pins could be so pretty?
Kim's quilts are so homey--love 'em!

Julierose said...

Lovely quilt top, Raewyn--beautiful work. Isn't it nice to see something you've made being appreciated, used, viewed daily? Happy New Year to you Julierose

Linda in Calif. said...

I did so good on this quilt. I'm impressed! I really love the blue around the block too.

Linda in Calif. said...

I did so good on this quilt. I'm impressed! I really love the blue around the block too.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilt is gorgeous, love the colours you chose. I agree about pondering goals for the year, it can be hard resisting all the amazing projects in blogland!

Grethe said...

Sweet little,big boy! What a lovely quilt, I love the Blueberry crumble range. Great Selvage present from your friend :-)

Leeanne said...

With you new found quilting skills those bunnies will not be flimsy's for long!! Cute pressies! amazing pins!

Kerry said...

So neat to see Hannah & Harrington finished & ditto to Leeanne they will be quilted in no time and it will be awesome!!

Barbara said...

Thank you for sharing your completed quilt top. Having watched some of the blocks come together it is wonderful to see the complete 'picture'. Have fun with the quilting.

Annie said...

Hannah and Harrington look awesome Raewyn - can't wait to travel 2013 on your blog with you!

Grit said...

What a beautiful quilt.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Carrie P. said...

Yay! congrats on getting your top together. That will be one of my UFOs to finish this year.
The tissue cover is really so unique.
love that bracelet.

Sisbabestitches said...

Gorgeous quilt top. Lovely gifts. Oh it is such a thrill when you see someone cherishing something you made them. Looking forward to seeing what you have in mind for 2013 :)

Marga (MarPie) said...

Your flimsy is indeed a beauty. Nice to see that your gift are so appreciated. Nice gifts you got.

Kind regards,

Suz said...

Yes, can't wait to see those FMQ skills put to good use on this quilt. I vote for the santa hat photo to stay all year round... so cherry! (and it looks so much more like you than your other photo!)

-girl from the bush said...

Hi Raewyn, hope you a great xmas . You are off to a good start with the sewing . I look forward to seeing the rabbits quilt finished, i really like it. The pressies look lovely ...haven't you been spoilt! I haven't done much sewing since before xmas. I have plenty to finish though so might concentrate on that. sue~nz

Sue Daurio said...

What a great quilt! Can't wait to see how you quilt it. Happy New Year!!

Tatkis said...

Such a lovely quilt top - congratulations on your finish!
And the presents from your friends are so beautiful!