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

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Scrappy FNSI

It's always nice to spend some time stitching in the company of others. I was lucky with two social stitching evenings this week, one non-cyber with my local sewing buddies, and then again on Friday night, as part of Friday Night Sew In. Hosted by the lovely Wendy, she also had some great ideas for nibbles for the evening.... I was happy with some Orange-Chocolate Chip Ice-cream...less baking time meant more sewing time!
I'd spent the week on the borders for my Tuesday Medallion Mystery quilt - they're going fine but I decided I needed a change of scenery for a day. It was bugging me that I am behind in my Rainbow Scrap Challenge so I decided some cutting and prepping for that would be a good idea.
Can you picture someone sitting on the floor up to their elbows in scraps going nowhere fast?? Well that was me ... I know scraps are supposed to be thrown together at random but I like mine to be a little mitchy-matchy.... and I seem to have every shade of red under the sun and not all of them fit together very well....anyway after a lot of dithering, and some time joining in with the gals in the Northern Hemisphere (ie Saturday and maybe even Sunday sewing!), I finally made a few decisions and made a couple of blocks.
(Truth be known I should have stuck to my foundation piecing, I would have been a lot more productive!!)
One untrimmed Great-Granny block
(from the Bee In My Bonnet Sewalong in 2012)
Red was the colour for July in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
One more untrimmed Great Granny Block.
June's colour was light blue or green blue.
I'm not quite so buzzing with those two blocks, the red is too red and the greeny-blue's outer border is too light. I MAY change these at some stage, will see how they all look sitting together at the end of the year.
Seven months' blocks together. August is Indigo, I haven't looked at that
colour yet.
Hehe a lot of variety in these blocks, I have been very 'flexible' with my colours.
 Oh well.
I also managed to sew up one of the sampler blocks, I have a few more cut ready to sew when I get the change of scenery urge again.

And here are these ones together. Angela has worked out a beautiful rainbow
setting for these, Irish Chain style. It will be fun when I get to that stage!!
Special thanks to Wendy for hosting the Friday Night Sew In (link up is *here*) and special thanks to Angela for hosting the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (link up is *here*).

 I cant let too many posts go by without sharing a photo of our wee girls... here is one of my favourites from the last week, they are about 3 1/2 weeks old.
Let's all say it together...awww so cute :-)
(One asleep, one awake - not sure how Mum and Dad ever get any
sleep themselves!)
Thank you for visiting, see you next time,
happy creating,

35 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wonderful blocks, ADORABLE babies!!! :o))

Cath said...

Great quilt blocks Raewyn, you certainly have been busy. Love the photo of the bubs......so gorgeous!

Cottage Tails said...

too cute girls. Hope its not too long before you go and see them

Doniene said...

As always, your stitching projects are "just my style"!!!

Cute is not the only word - ABSOLUTELY PERFECT in EVERY WAY!!!! Wouldn't it be so fun to cuddle those "wee" little girls!!! Oh I can tell that "Grandma" is so proud - with every right to be!!!

Janet O. said...

I want to do those Granny blocks someday. Love them!
And your bunch of pinwheeled stars are so pretty.
But the wee babes are the best of all! : )

margaret said...

such beauties the twins I am referring to lovely. Your blocks look good trying to picture you on the floor surrounded by the scraps! shame you should have shared a photo!

Gina Smith said...

Great blocks and the twins are adorable

Karen's Korner said...

The girls are just gorgeous and the blocks are pretty good as well.

Susan said...

Very cute, I don't know how parents of twins do it either. Lots of different projects keeping you busy.

Sue said...

Your grand daughters are so gorgeous, look at that dear little one waving to you. Bet you cannot wait to get back over to see them, cuddle them and smoother them in smooches.

Dasha said...

Those little twins are so cute. I'm sure that smile would win anyone over, even at 2am!

shez said...

Hi Raewyn oh my they sure are the sweetest little girls,your blocks are lovely my friend xx

Noela said...

Your blocks are lovely but those two little girls take the prize. They are beautiful.Hugs.....

scraphappy said...

Nothing is cuter than twins, but your blocks are looking great too.

Marly said...

Lovely blocks; I like the idea of using the Challenge colours and making Granny squares. Beautiful babies, too; aren't they sweet when they're so young?

Sheila said...

I think all of your blocks are just great and your grandchildren are adorable :-)

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely blocks, I really like your 'great granny' ones especially! And the babies look very cute... nice to see the sheepskin rugs are still being used these days!

Deb R said...

All your blocks are gorgeous and such beautiful babies, very cute!

Leeanne said...

Awwwww cute!

Magpie Sue said...

Your blocks are looking good. My daughter had twin girls, after two other girl babies. They've all muddled through somehow! Are you thinking about twin quilts now? I'm hoping to get a pair made for my twins' next birthday. I may almost have enough blocks now...

PaulaB quilts said...

Your Great Grannie blocks have such nice variety, but you are right that red is SO red. The twins are so sweet and huggable, what joy they must give you. I do like the windmill stars the best and yours are just perfect. Saw the rooster's mustache too!

Nell's Quilts said...

The twins are adorable and the quilt blocks are too!

Needled Mom said...

The blocks are fabulous, but you can't help bu6t adore that photo of the girls. How DO the parents ever get any sleep. One looks much easier going than the other. ;-)

Mystic Quilter said...

I'm waiting to see your all Great Granny blocks at the end of the year! Your little twins are beauties but I bet they have two very tired parents

KaHolly said...

Sure loving those. Blocks. I did up a granny square quilt and had such fun with it! Sweet babies! I'm so, so envious! My daughter made the choice not to have children, and while I respect that decision, I keep telling her that she's denying me my rights! 😉

Connie said...

I love seeing your quilting blocks . . . but I'm afraid that your girls stole the show. Once you look at those two cutie pies you don't remember anything else . . . They are Adorable! I love how the one is resting on the others shoulder, so content and peaceful :)

Sheila said...

Wonderful blocks. Beautiful baby girls! Such a sweet picture. Thank you for sharing.

Shirley said...

It's a very big awww from me. Little sweeties.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi! Awww! They are really cute! Your different blocks are so pretty! Love the ones you called Sampler blocks. I need to get more quilting accomplished! Bet you had fun quilting with the others! Nancy

Lin said...

I love your sampler blocks and the girls are just gorgeous. xx

Josie said...

Oh yes.... I can imagine you up to the elbows in scraps and still not finding what you want! Happens to me all the time. lol All of your blocks are beautiful Raewyn. You did have a very productive FNSI after all. As for those little girls...... adorable!! xxxx

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Raewyn, your little grandies are so beautiful! It's hard to believe they are only 3½ weeks old - the little one who is awake looks so alert!
I love their little outfits - sooo cute.
Congratulations you cool Gran!!!
Lovely blocks - I wonder how long it took you from cutting to the final stitch - they all look perfect to me and I like mitchy/matchy too - I don't think I could cope with too random!!!
Great work
love
Shane
PS please keep as many photos as you like coming through - I adore babies!

Wendy said...

All your blocks are lovely, it will be exciting to see the rainbow quilt take shape. Such gorgeous babies, that is a really cute photo!

Rebecca in AK said...

Oh my! How precious are those little girls! Beautiful photo! I just got the book for Great Granny Squared, love your blocks.

Elizabeth said...

I've read all the Outlander books, too - well, listened on audio books - love those Scottish accents! - and just yesterday started watching the TV series on dvd - so far, so good!!

Love your blog, and it's really a treat to see your twin treasures!