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

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Goals and Stars

My One Monthly Goal project for February will be to finish this sweet quilt... for the last few months it has hung over the back of the wee dog's chair in my Palace....
This little quilt was a sewalong by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts back in 2014... I loved the sewalong and actually sewed up three versions of the pattern..... here is a photo I took in September 2014 —
IT NEEDS FINISHING!!!!
There's quite a few people signed up to take part in OMG this month. Click *here* to get to the post on Heidi's Red Letter Quilts blog where everyone has linked their goals. I always enjoy looking through and seeing the huge variety of great projects.

I got quite a surprise this week to find that I had pieced all the stars for my Charming Stars quilt. The fabric, etc, has sat in a drawer beside my machine and has been an easy one to just pull out and piece when I've had a spare moment.... I won't get them joined for a while but couldn't resist laying them out on the floor this morning for a photo. It was hard to find the floor space to lie it out and then hard to take the photo - I couldn't get high enough off the ground to get it all in! (It's 5 rows of 6 stars, the blocks will finish at about 13 ½").
yummy yummy yummy
The fabrics are Ladies' Album by Barbara Brackman
I thought it looked pretty cool in the mirror though! —

I've done a little quilting on my Calendar Bears and am happy with how it's going - mostly; there's (just) a little unpicking to do as I've changed my mind about the quilting on the border :-(

There's great excitement in my world today as TOMORROW my girls and I are popping over to Australia to visit our babies for the weekend ... they are 6 months old now ... we cant wait ♥♥♥♥♥♥

I'm sure there will be a baby laden post next week!
Until then, 
happy days,


27 comments:

Cisca Heiden van der said...

I love your starquilts and the pattern you chose for the bears.
Have a Nice trip to Australia, I'm looping forward to read about the two little girls and see photo's of them!
Enjoy, Cisca

Leeanne said...

Haha, looks like we did a blog post at the same time! Love BOTH star quilts and calendar bears looks yummy. Wishing you a happy time with all the girls, big and small and cuddly!

Béa said...

Love both projects,very beautiful.

sigisart said...

Dear Raewyn,
first I wish you a wonderful trip to your Babies and I am looking foreward to see a comlete lovely Little "Baby-Post".
Your two projects are once again very nice. I love the Little cute quilt and the stars look bright and the fabrics are lovely.
Have a really good time and until soon.
Hugs
sigisart

Lesley said...

What a wonderful post! Love the Pam Buda quilt! And your scrappy stars quilt is wonderful!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful quilts--always nice to have a project finished! Safe travels

Janet O. said...

You did three versions of that SAL? Wow, I didn't remember that. I used to be infected with that disease. *LOL*
This version is sure cute--for some reason it makes me think of a picnic.
I love charming stars. I hope to make it someday. Yours looks very warm and cozy.
Happy time for you to get to go love those babies!! I look forward to that photo laden post to come!

straythreads said...

Looks wonderful and have a great trip

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Both projects are beautiful and I could see them in my place--!!!!
great job on both of them--
and have fun seeing the babies--
love and laughter, di

Kerry said...

Love what you are doing and getting those tops finished great work Raewyn.
Have a lovely time visiting those babies.....enjoy and look forward to catching up when you get back xxxxx

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Love your 'charming stars' quilt... cosy & vintage-y! It's been on my to-do list for ages! Have fun with the babies, look forward to lots of photos!

Needled Mom said...

I love those Charming Stars! Beautiful.

Have a wonderful visit with those little girls. How can they be six months old already????

desertskyquilts said...

Ooooh, seeing the babies!!!! I'm excited for you! I'd like to pop over to Australia myself, but it takes a lot more popping from here. ;) I love your stars laid out, and the mirror shot is a really good view. That's going to be a wonderful quilt, but photographing it will remain a problem. LOL Now your itty bitty quilt. That is amazing. I see a lot of people make tiny things, but they aren't as precise as a large block. I don't see that in yours, and just love that one. Great thing to finish for February!

Just Ramblin' said...

Love your stars quilt and the reflection in the mirror. I keep thinking I'd like to make me one, but never seem to get around to it. You are making progress! How fun to spend some time with your babies. Hope you have a wonderful time. Nola

Maker Joy said...

What a sweet quilt. Good luck with finishing it.

Fiona said...

lovely quilts you are working on.... safe travels...
Hugz

Michelle said...

I love the photo of the star quilt in the mirror! Love the fabric also. Enjoy your weekend with the babies!!!!

sunny said...

Your charming stars are quite charming! Enjoy time with your wee ones. Can't wait for those baby-laden posts.

kiwikid said...

Beautiful quilts Raewyn....lol...y I u are over there and I am over here!!! But of course in the south!! Have a wonderful time with the girls and your babies...looking forward to the photos.

Leanne said...

Hello Raewyn, your quilts are beautiful. Soak up those babies. xx

Deb said...

Wow what a busy time you have had Raewyn, everything's looking amazing.
Have a wonderful time across the ditch and looking forward to seeing the photos.

Christine M said...

Your quilts look lovely Raewyn. Have a wonderful time.

margaret said...

have a wonderful time with the twins as if I need to tell you that!As usual some lovely things you have shared. As you have changed your blog name I think you must check out the new Riley Blake collection called farm girl! it is a great collection and know I will have to add some of it in my stash

Deb R said...

Your quilting is gorgeous!! Enjoy your babies :)

Terry said...

Your charming stars blocks look great! :0)

Karen S said...

The stars are looking wonderful. It has turnd into a good sized quilt. Love seeing a peek of the quilting for the bears, too.
Good luck with your monthly goal and I hope you are having an amazing time with your grandies!

Narelle said...

Love your stars and happy visiting.
Hope our weather behaves for you :)