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

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Some things Christmas

I think I've made the deadline for Narelle's 'One Christmas Item per Month' round up for March. Narelle has the lovely Pins and Whiskers blog and I appreciate the extra motivation to help me to finish some items.
This month's item is this cute wall hanging designed by Michelle at The Raspberry Rabbits.
A bit much glare this morning. It's making the colours a bit weird!
The felt shapes are fusible webbed and then hand stitched on.
I love how it's ok to merge very basic handsewing stitches with whizzy-around
free motion quilting.
Ooops. I've just realised too that I need to sew a star button/sequin on the star.
And talking of things Christmas, I was very fortunate recently to receive a gorgeous parcel from The Australian Homespun Magazine. In it were these gorgeous fabrics from Anni Down's Christmastime range.
Aren't they scrummy?!
Lucky me, I was Reader of the Month, with some photos from this project here. I've been a long time reader of this magazine so I am especially delighted.
Thank you very much Homespun Magazine - I am looking forward to using these!!
Thank you to Shirley for sending me this photo from her copy
of the magazine. She's received hers in the UK but us here in NZ are
still waiting for ours!!
Go figure!!
And it feels like all my Christmases have been coming at once, as last week I discovered I had won a $25 voucher from "I have a Notion". This was through a competition on SewCalGal's blogsite. Kelly at "I have a Notion' has been wonderful to deal with and it was fun shopping her site for goodies. I eventually decided on some Wonderfil threads to use for my invisible machine appliqué.... cant wait till those arrive too :-)
Whew two posts in two days, what is the world coming to?
Have fun everyone,


Yvette said...

Did you do the quilting on your tree project? That looks wonderful!

Lesley said...

Raewyn, I love your tree! You did a wonderful job. Your machine quilting looks wonderful with your hand quilting. Congrats on those wonderful giveaways...I imagine you will have a lot of fun playing with those fabrics!

Leeanne said...

Love your wee xmas finish, it looks great with the wool felt.....groovie quilting too.
Wow you have been a lucky girl, this is your year!

Barbara said...

The wall hanging looks great Raewyn. Wow you are doing so well getting Christmassy things made so early in the year

Janet O. said...

Aren't you the lucky one? Great Christmas piece--beautiful quilting!
What a lovely bunch of fabrics. Won't they be fun to play with?
Congrats on being Reader of the Month! : )

Suz J said...

Wow, talk about lucky! Your stars must be in alignment this month or something. I love your new little bundle of fabric, and your finish is mighty fine too!

Joanne said...

The wallhanging is fabulous! The swirls you chose for the quilting is perfect. Congratulations on all your wins!!

Julie said...

Love your wallhanging Raewyn - Love the felt work & your quilting on it.
Also congratulations on your "wins" - its so exciting getting fabric packages in the mail for us fabric loving girls :-)
I shall have to keep an eye out for that copy of Homespun mag. Have a great (creative) week - Julie :-)

Shirley said...

Hope you get your copy soon Raewyn. Love the tree and the quilting and that red stitching looks great. Well done on the wins.

Maria said...

What beautiful FMQ on that lovely Christmas Tree wall hanging..
Yes the fabrics are very Scrumpcious..

Anonymous said...

congrats on your wins Raewyn,and lovely work there ,well done.xx

Melody said...

More wonderful sewing on show here. Congrats on the win too - a great prize

Fiona said...

love your tree block ... and I agree it is great that we can do all sorts of arty things on our quilts and it is acceptable... well done on your win - its fantastic.... and so is the quilt.... I get homespun regularly..

Karen said...

The tree is wonderful! I love the machine quilting. The fabric is very yummy, congrats on the wins.

Michelle said...

Your tree is cute, I love the quilting.
What a fabulous prize, well done!

marina said...

lovely christmas hanging..
well done on your prizes, enjoy using them.

Carrie P. said...

I thought I recognized Michell's pattern before I even started reading. Your tree is so pretty and love the quilting.
Congrats on your wins!

Narelle said...

Your wall hanging is gorgeous and all that quilting is amazing...great finish!
Congrats on your lucky wins :)

Marion B. said...

Christmas? I know it is supposed to be spring here in The Netherlands, it's snowing right now! But reading about Christmas in the end of March is a little funny, even now in my cold, o so cold country. :-)

But gratulations being reader of the month. Your work is beautiful, you deserve it!

Have a nice week.

Susan said...

Lovely work on your wall hanging. Perfect quilting for it. Nice prize fabrics too.

Marga (MarPie) said...

Your little wall hanging is perfect.
The quilting is so good.
Congratulations with your winning.

Warm regards,

Grethe said...

Lovely for Christmas! And Happy Easter to you and your family ,Raewyn :-)

Rose Marie said...

Great start and finish for your Xmas item! Yummy fabrics to play with.

Nicky said...

Your Christmas hanging is beautiful Raewyn, love it! Congratulations to you on the Homespun win... I got my copy last week, opened it up and yelled at my hubby - 'that's my friend Raewyn!' he looked at me like I was a little bit
enjoy your lovely prize....

Tatkis said...

Adorable Christmas tree hanging, and congratulations with the fabrics - they are so lovely!


Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Woo hoo! Girlfriend, it turned out so pretty! Your machine quilting is stunning!
Congratulations on your win too!