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

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Secrets and Stars

I wonder who else signed up for Friday Night Sew In and then realised that most of their sewing at the moment is SECRET??!! 
The posting date for Chookyblue's Secret Santa Christmas Swap is this week... I'm at the last minute tweaking and titivating stage so that's good - although I had a semi-brainwave today which I think is a good idea but may mean a little more sewing....
So Friday night, I did a bit of this —
Hand sewing on this is now complete
One last french knot added here
...and that's allI can share for now... :-)

On Friday afternoon, before settling into my comfy chair for the evening's handsewing, I did a little more on my stars..... here's my recent starry post ... the rainbow scraps (RSC) has remained my leader and ender project lately... and a good one to do when I'm feeling like a bit of a sew without much thinking...
I finally made some orange stars - I didn't think I had any but found a good little pile of country oranges and rusts - and a reproduction orange - perfect for me...
This one's more red than orange but works in the centre of the row
I'm loving how it's growing ♥
And it is growing - it will be about 84 " square without borders!
Indigo fabric for my last three stars is my last challenge - I've decided to assemble everything else and see what I can get away with using.

Thank you to Wendy for hosting us all for FNSI (click *here* for her link-up post) and to Angela for her Rainbow Scrap Inspiration (click *here* for her latest link-up post).
This must be the shortest post I've done for a while, aren't I full of surprises? - I can sense a sigh of relief through the airwaves so I will stop now,
Wishing you many happy stitches,
,

42 comments:

Maria said...

Yes there is a lot of secret sewing happening.....
Those stars look fabulous together ...
Have a lovely Sunday.

Julierose said...

Beautiful stars you have "growing" there...nice little secret stitches--hugs, Julierose

shez said...

Hi Raewyn,wow I love this quilt,wow done my friend xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

I think you have loads of company in the secret sewing business lol! Love your stars x

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

very pretty quilt!

Needled Mom said...

Those stars are just gorgeous!!!

Rose Marie said...

Your star quilt is amazing!

Terry said...

Your quilt is going to be beautiful! :0)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love the peeks at your secret sewing projects, but that quilt is way too pretty--just love it--
smiles, di

Julie said...

Hi Raewyn, your secret sewing looks gorgeous even though I can only see a sneaky peek. I love your orange stars ... I am not usually a fan of that colour but I love your country orange. Your starry quilt is looking amazing Raewyn.

Karen's Korner said...

WOW those stars are stunning.

Sheila said...

Your star blocks are just gorgeous , wow , loving that quilt!!

Sew Quilt Designs said...

Lovely Star quilt and that stitching looks very interesting !

Magpie Sue said...

You're going to have a beautiful rainbow quilt eventually!

gayle said...

You're growing a beautiful rainbow!

kiwikid said...

No sighing over here, enjoy your posts!! The stars are lovely, they look fantastic laid out together. Your secret sewing looks interesting too.

Quiltdivajulie said...

So fun to see your top coming together . . . (I didn't have much if any indigo either).

Leeanne said...

*L*O*V*E* the starry quilt!!

Mystic Quilter said...

Your star quilt is looking great and why a good size it will be when finished.

Melody said...

Adore those stars, such a magnificent quilt is growing at your place.

Janet O. said...

Oh, those stars are so nice looking! What a lovely quilt that will be.
I look forward to seeing your stitchery projects, when they are no longer secret. : )

Deb A said...

Your secret projects are looking good.

Marjorie said...

Loving this star project!

Egléa Senna said...

Embroidered hand is always very nice to do.
Your quilt is getting beautiful! You are right to like!
Congratulations!
Hugs!

PaulaB quilts said...

Lovely quilt coming together. I like your rusty orange. Keep up the good work!

Karen S said...

Great to see all the stars together. It looks lovely. Good luck with the extras you need.

Cath said...

Its that time of year! I have given up trying to keep things secret and those I am hiding it from probably don't even read my blog anyway! Lots of lovely stitching happening at your place and I just love that quilt that is coming along nicely!

Fiona said...

yes, lots of secret stuff happening everywhere... your stars looks so lovely.... I am hopeless at leader ender projects as I just end up doing them instead of other things!!! haha

Hugz

margaret said...

no secret sewing going on here, the three girls in my life all want money for Christmas so that makes life easy but might make some table mats . Your blocks look wonderful laid out as a quilt

Julimond said...

Such a wonderful quilt.And the changing colours make it perfect.
Greetings from Iris

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Secret stuff is looking good ....top looks fantastic xx

Susan said...

The sneak peek looks good.....my sewing is secretive too. The rainbow stars top looks fabulous, love the colours.

Lesley said...

Your stars are so beautiful. What a gorgeous quilt you will have!

scraphappy said...

What a beautiful combination of colors! Good luck finding just the right shades for the last row.

katie z. said...

Your blocks are gorgeous. My secret sewing happened earlier in the year, so I get to do "me" sewing soon!

Barb said...

great star blocks and I love the sneak peaks at the Christmas piece - it looks so cute!!

Lin said...

Your stars look wonderful all put together like that. Pretty stitching on the secret stuff. xx

Chookyblue...... said...

last minute sneeky sewing.........

Sheila said...

Wow! Your quilt is coming together beautifully.

cq4fun said...

I love your banner at the top of the blog. Love your stars, too!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your embroidery is lovely. Is that regular fabric?

Julie said...

You have been busy - that will be a huge quilt when it is finished.