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

Saturday, June 18, 2016

A Night In....

Yaay for some peaceful Friday Night Sewing Stitching Crocheting!! Last night I joined in with Wendy from Sugarlane Quilts and 31 other crafters for Friday Night Sew In.
I had a nice long evening in my cozy chair with the TV on and the MOML and a cat snoring breathing gently on the sofa.
I was determined to finish Part 5 of my Mandala Madness and here it is —
Part 5 completed, the pinky/red work.
This is now 20" across.
The rounds are getting a little longer to go around and I think my grand plan of catching up to the rest of the crocheters by the time the last clues are given out are pretty slim. At one stage I worked out I'd have to do 3 Parts a week to catch up but I think it would be even more than that now - oh well, I'll just have to relax and enjoy the journey (even more!).
Am loving this soooo much!
And because this is a quilty blog I'd best show a quilty picture! This morning I sewed up the last block of my scrappy-brown Fabulous Friday mystery project. This block as named by EQ7 is called Picnic Bouquet and is 18" square - a far cry from the tiny blocks from my last post - gosh the seams seemed so long!
Picnic Bouquet in scrappy browns.
A nice straight forward one to finish on. Below is my non-scrappy version of the same block. Next up is to sew them all together ready for the grand reveal in two weeks time. Aren't mysteries fun?!
If you'd like to see what others got up to on their Friday night, just click *here*. Thank you Wendy for hosting us all :-)
Thanks for visiting, 
have a happy weekend ♥
 

22 comments:

Leeanne said...

Loving the crochet, quite Kaffe Fassett looking in terms of colour! The girls seem to be enjoying their Friday Mystery.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Massive wow πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Janet O. said...

The Mandala is gorgeous! Will it go on a table top or hang somewhere? Just curious how you will display it, since the dimensional surface keeps it from being a candle mat. : )
So pretty!!

margaret said...

your crochet skills are amazing the mandala is so very pretty. Sounds like a perfect relaxing evening wish I could get the hang of crochet I struggle! Liking the blocks too you have been busy and look to see the quilt complete soon no pressure

kiwikid said...

Loving your Mandala, is growing well. Great blocks you have done too.

Karen S said...

Your mandala is growing beautifully. Love the design and the colours.
I look forward to your mystery reveal for the blocks.

Chantal said...

I love your Mandala Madness! So visually interesting with the colors and patterns. You're doing a lovely job. Enjoy the process and don't worry too much about catching up! Have a great weekend.

Needled Mom said...

That mandala is really lovely. Enjoy the process as it is growing beautifully.

Doreen Auger said...

Really luv the mandala.....colors, stitches.....all!!! That large block style is something I've not ventured into but love how it's going. Definitely following this one. My/our Friday was spent at a friend's home for supper.....no stitching but us gals did talk a bit about it...lol!

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

Love your quilt blocks

desertskyquilts said...

What lovely colors your mandala is. The journey is the important part, and this is coming along so beautifully. You were doing other important stuff when the rest started. =) I love both your blocks. Can't wait to see them all together!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh how gorgeous is your Mandala! Wonderful crochet! Your blocks are beautiful too!

Fiona said...

I just love your Mandala - the colours are superb... Great blocks too of course ...
Hugz

Maria said...

Your Mandala crocheting is gorgeous and I think you should just enjoy the journey and not rush.
The blocks look great too.....
Have a wonderful week Raewyn....

Connie said...

My Goodness, you are a Jill of many talents. Your Mandala is breathtaking, like looking into a kaleidoscope :) Girlfriend, you amaze me.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh my but that Mandala is coming along beautifully--and yes --just enjoy each step as you get to it--I start out so good at the beginning of the year--but by this time every year I am way behind in all my projects--so hand in there--
love those quilt blocks too--pretty colors--
love and laughter,di

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Amazing mandala, love the colours! Looking forward to the Friday mystery reveal!

Karen's Korner said...

I could look at your gorgeous mandala all day.

Julie said...

Gosh Raewyn I am loving the colours in your Mandela. It almost looks to be 3D. Once again .... wish I could crochet. One day I will endeavour to learn. Have a great week Raewyn.

Sue said...

The Mandela is stunning, omg you are clever!!!

sigisart said...

Dear Raewyn,
your "Mandala Madness" looks more and more like a fairytale...just lovely with the colors and the design.
And the Patchwork blocks are quite nice.
Have a good time and happy stitching.
Until soon.
Hugs
sigisart

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow.....Raewyn. Your crochet looks so complication and gorgeous.