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

Friday, August 23, 2013

A block, a cushion and a roll,

I didn't think I had much to share but when I looked through my camera I found a few bits and pieces ....and here they are....
Firstly, I've completed block 3 of Lynette Anderson's 2013 button mystery, Chateau Hexagon. It's another cute block. I am pleased with myself for keeping up with this project!!!
(The block reminds me that I really should get out and start tidying my garden too, it's been so warm lately that the weeds are really having a good growth spurt!)

And secondly, a woohoo!, as it's not even the 25th of the month and here I am with my completed item for Narelle's One Christmas Item a Month.
"The Last Decoration"  pattern by Fig n Berry Creations.
The pattern comes as a stitchery to do with as you please.
I've made mine into a cushion (9" square).
Isn't he a sweetie?
Stitched with Cottage Garden Threads. I love these threads!!
I got a bit carried away with the back. It suited the size of the fabric
pieces I had left over.
Didn't really need the zip but I felt like it. I think the zip originally came
from an old pair of work trousers (Dad's, maybe?)
I have also made this (below) recently; we are doing a sewing item Project of the Month at my favourite quilt shop, The Country Yard and I've been making the samples.  The August project was a needle roll.

Today is tidy-up day in my 'palace' (as the MOML calls it!). I seem to have leftovers everywhere. Wish me luck, I get easily distracted :-)
Thank you for visiting, happy stitching and have a lovely day, 

22 comments:

Janet O. said...

Distractions are everywhere, aren't they?
What a pretty little garden block. I really like the gloves button.
Oh, that Christmas stitchery pillow is the sweetest!
Clever needle roll--lots of pockets--love that! : )

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love all your stitching! It's so straight and perfect. My lines get wobbly.

shez said...

oh such beautiful finishes Raewyn,you are so clever,well done.xx

marina said...

what great finishes, love your christmas cushion, it's gorgeous!
(and before time too)

Julie said...

Gorgeous finishes Raewyn - especially love the teddy stitchery. Yes those threads are beautiful, especially that one you have used.
I think I need a "tidy up day" in my home too - starting to lose things. Have a great weekend :-)

Brigitte said...

Such lovely projects and finishes!

margaret said...

some lovely pieces here, love the garden scene, must try some applique, Christmas will be here sooner than we think and you will have lots of new pieces. Needle roll will be very useful, I seem to have them allover the place.

Melody said...

Gorgeous finishes. I particularly love you Fig and Berry project

Leeanne said...

I like the title of this post, sounds like a mantra for fire drills or something....stop, drop & roll!
I saw the block, cushion & needle roll at the shop.....all very cool!
So the leftovers, are they in the kitchen or sewing room??

sigisart said...

Dear Raewyn,
I´m envious (say so?), a little bit. Because your third block Chateau Hexagon is done and I´m not ready yet...But the weekend comes closer and I´m looking foreward to catch up.
Your little cushion is so sweet and the needleroll looks cute and useful :-)))
Have a good time and until soon...
Hugs from germany
sigisart

Cisca said...

Lovely block 3, and cute button, I love the patterns of Lynette. And what a sweet cussion, even the back is nice!
You made a very handy needleroll for The Country Yard, with place for different sizes.

Have a lovely weekend, Cisca

Grit said...

Wonderful work, all of them.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love them all--but have to say that that teddy bear makes me smile--:-)!!!
Have a fun week end--
hugs, di and miss gracie

Maureen said...

Such fun and pretty projects! You hand stitching is amazing! Love that jazzy fabric you used for the needle roll.

MandaBurms FarmStay for Cats. said...

You really have a dream job - getting paid to sew!
No doubt you got distracted so many other wonderful things to do than tidy up...

Charlie and Wendy said...

All your projects are so lovely Raewyn. I love your little Christmas cushion and the back looks almost as nice as the front! Love the roll too.

Suz said...

Not sure which project I like best, they just get better and better!

Narelle said...

Little teddy looks so sweet decorating his tree and I love how you've put the back together :)

Carrie P. said...

your little wheelbarrow block is so cute. I like your other projects too.

Quilter Kathy said...

Adorable stitcheries!
And you are way ahead of schedule for the holidays!

Tatkis said...

You've been busy too!
Love this Christmas pillow!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Nicky said...

You have been a very busy girl, well done on keeping up, it isn't easy to stay on top of all those 'distractions'. The Christmas stitchery is such a sweet design...