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

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

We have a Finish!

A couple of posts ago I commented that I had finished a quilt... but I didn't have any photos to share. Today I managed to grab a few moments to photograph it.
So very exciting to have my first finish of the year, I hope it is a sign that I am getting the year off to a good start!!
Anyway, here it is.
The quilt is called Birdy Love and is one I did for my favourite quiltshop. We ran it as a BOM and it was a Quilt As You Go project. It focussed on practising free motion quilting. Each month participants received the fabrics/pattern for completing/quilting one block. I kept the applique/piecing fairly straight forward so we could quickly get to the quilting. It was a challenge every month to come up with a different technique or design, but I did enjoy it and learnt heaps as well.
Those who kept up will have a completed quilt pretty much as soon as they finish the last block!
Here are some photos of various elements - some, but not all, I have shared here before.
This picture and the one above it show designs by Lori Kennedy of
Inbox Jaunt. She kindly gave me permission to use her designs.
All finished quilts deserve an Arty Pic!
 Whew, like I say, great to have a finish!!!...... Now onto another project... :-)
Happy stitching everyone,
Have a great day!

39 comments:

Cath said...

such a sweet quilt Raewyn. Congrats on your first finish for 2014!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

sigisart said...

Dear Raewyn,
what a lovely finish first in 2014. You did a very good job and the quilting is amazing.
Many hugs and until soon.
sigisart

Klaudia said...

Hi Raewyn,

what a lovely quilt...and the quilting is amazing....

☆* Liebe Grüße Klaudia * ★

Lesley said...

Your quilt is adorable! The appliqué and quilting are exquisite. Well done!

Susan said...

It's lovely Raewyn, such beautiful quilting. The birdies are so cute.

Maria said...

A beautiful quilt and your quilting is fabulous

Doniene said...

I LOVE that quilt!!! I DON'T need another project, but this is one that I would love to do someday!! What a great job!! I assume you did/designed it for the shop? Wonderful, my friend!! Love the artsy photo!!

Blessings and hugs!

Brigitte said...

This quilt is a real beauty. And absolutely great, your quilting skills. Congratulations!

Marjorie said...

Hurray! A finish is such a glorious feeling to a quilter. Looks like a fun project with a lot of variety to keep it interesting.

KaHolly said...

Wish I lived nearby and was a participant!! How delightful!

Cottage Tails said...

that would of been a great BOM. May it be the first of many finishes for 2014,

Janet O. said...

I would have loved to learn this FMQ from you. What wonderful designs, and so beautifully executed! Your blocks are a great showcase for the quilting, while still maintaining a very cute design. Nice work.
I have been curious as to how you quilt that pattern in the center when you have to work around the applique. How do you keep the flow of the grid-work in the middle?

LuAnn said...

Your quilting is just beautiful. Congratulations on your first finish for the year.

Sis Voorn said...

Prachtig quiltwerk !

straythreads said...

such cheerful colors and beautiful quilting!!!!Well Done!!

Sheila said...

Congratulations on your first finish for the year , it is fantastic in every way , love the design and your quilting is wonderful , you are very talented !

Cisca said...

What a lovely first finish.Your quilting is superb!!!

Fiona said...

It's fabulous and I love all the quilting on it too.....
Hugz

marina said...

beautiful finish Reawyn and the different quilting is gorgeous.
Love your arty pic!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So sweet and adorable! Congrats on the finish!!!

kiwikid said...

Beautiful Raewyn!

Maureen said...

Well done! It's always more rewarding to go with your own designs. Do you think you'll make another quilt as you go project? This one is beautiful!

sunny said...

IT's beautiful! And your quilting is amazing. Great first finish.

Barbara said...

Thank you for a wonderful quilt design Raewyn. You might have been challenged coming up with the free motion quilting designs but I can assure you us beginner quilters were even more challenged completing each block. I loved the process and appreciate all your hard work. Thank you

margaret said...

this is a real beauty, are you going to put it into quilt show, you need to let as many see it as possible and your quilting is brilliant

Every Stitch said...

Congratulations! a very good start to the year! And what a good way to learn/practise quilting on a Quilt as you go - very manageable.
Hilda

Shirley said...

Well done Raewyn. Blow that trumpet loud and be proud of your finish. Doesn't it feel good? Xxx

canuckquilter said...

Not just a finish. It's a beautiful one. Those red birds are so cute and your quilting is stunning.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

WOW!!!
This is beautiful Raewyn.
I really enjoyed your photos of the process, when it's broken down into sections it's not so scarey!!!
Your free motion stitching on the birdhouse is perfect.
My FMS looks completely different to yours!
I can't change the position of the feed dogs on my machine so it makes it a tricky manoeuver!
lovely to see a finish so early in the year - well done you!
Hugs
Shane

ms lottie said...

the birdy at the top left is my favourite! Looks really good all put together, yay for a finish in 2014!

Gina said...

Great first finish and I love the quilting, really sets it off

Just Ramblin' said...

Fantastic first finish! Love the quilt and your quilting really sets it off. Nola

Needled Mom said...

It is beautiful and the quilting is stunning.

Karen said...

This is a lovely quilt. Gorgeous blocks and lovely quilting.

Leonie said...

Wow its so awesome! Love love it, and the quilting is divine! Well done you for auch a gorgeous finish :)

Yolanda said...

Lovely! The quilting job has impressed me, amazing!

Carrie P. said...

Congrats on your wonderful finish. It is a lovely quilt and the fmq is just great!

Nicky said...

This is beautiful Raewyn, what a fantastic start to 2014! I love how the quilt as you go means its 'finished' so much quicker...

Sharon said...

What a beauty, how lucky to already have a finish, well done. Just love your quilting. Hope those bush fires have stopped at least its not like Australia at the moment. take care, keep stitching