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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Weekend Sewing

I took this photo showing where I was at with my Evandale quilt after working on it on Thursday night.
Several borders of this quilt have applique cornerstones and I decided to make an effort to get them done this weekend.
With the addition of a few yummy treats (compliments of a sweet friend) I continued stitching on Friday evening, joining in with Friday Night with Friends; the monthly cyber sewalong hosted by Cheryll of Stitching Cubbyhole.
Can you spot them? Hehe they no longer exist!
The MOML fell asleep on the sofa (what a comfortable old married couple we are!) and I carried on stitching quite late. I had some more stitching time on Saturday with Joanne via skype; it was nearly Friday night for her so I figured I may as well continue on with FNwF  - what a good excuse to sew!
Show and Tell via the wonders of the internet!
All of a sudden they were finished and trimmed. I carried on with a little bit of a fix up job I needed to do on a border piece so I'm feeling quite satisfied now and a little 'all-appliqued-out'.
Next step, sew these onto the borders and attach to the centre....progress!

Time for a change; today I started a new project...this has been in the pipeline for a while...I've just been waiting to get a few others things out of the way.
This (legless) sheep is a re-make of a Farmgirl Vintage block...I'm not making the quilt again but using some of the blocks for a different quilt.
This fabric is called Bumble Berries by The Jungs. Fun, and perfect, I hope,
for the recipients.
As I want these blocks a different size, this block took me a while but I think I have it sussed! Hopefully further blocks won't take me quite as long!

With the rain we've had lately, the garden is refreshed and the soil friable again...and the weeds are taking off like nobody's business... I spent a bit of time tidying up yesterday - and you wouldn't believe it, the cheeky birds have been at the parsley!!
'till next time,
happy stitches,

28 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Awesome blocks❤️

Julie said...

Beautiful blocks Raewyn, love your sheep. My hubby drew your name out for my pincushion giveaway so you need to send me your postal address please. We just drew it today (at long last) & I finally got to do a blog post.

Clare said...

Looking forward to starting my `Evandale Quilt. Love the sheep :) and great to see cat scissor fob is still in your work box. I do love that pattern. Happy Stitching.

margaret said...

I use corner stones but wow yours are amazing. Loving the bird in the garden, weeds are taking over here too, we have one called sticky willy not its real name that seems to grow whilst watching it. I have plans to get out this afternoon and pull me out but have a stitching project to do first have to get my priorites right

kiwikid said...

What a productive FNWF you had....I can see hubby snoozing on the couch!! Lol!! Your corner stones are beautiful, that is one amazing quilt!! Love the sheep block....best keep an eye on those birds in the garden, might need Nigel to come out and stand guard!!

Bizarre Quilter said...

Ooh, lots of progress on a couple of projects. Such a lovely variety of fabrics is a necessity I feel, in order to maintain our interest! :)

Lorraine

Karen S said...

Lots of busy sewing for you. Lovely work with the applique and the sheep block looks great!
It is always good to see how many projects are on the go!

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

love that block you are working on really neat. My husband falls asleep on the couch or the floor all the time!

Chantal said...

Love the appliqué. Love the sheep block and love love love the birdie making off with the parsley.

Maria said...

The appliqué corner blocks are lovely and your sheep is sew cute...

LOL love the cheeky bird.....

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

you gotta watch them birds-and teach them to eat the weeds not the good parsley!!!
great sewing projects and it sounds like you were on a sewing marathon there for awhile!!!
enjoy the moments,di

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Your applique is so neat and pretty! I think I need to come over for some lessons :) Me and my pinwheels, lol!

Naughty bird.... :) xx

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Your 'evandale' quilt is looking very pretty, love those little cornerstones.

loulee said...

The cornerstone blocks are very pretty. It's nice to slow down and do a little applique now and again.

gayle said...

I love the colors in your Evandale! Those cornerstones are just luscious!

Fiona said...

your applique blocks are just stunning... how fun haveing an extended friday night with friends via the internet...
Hugz

I am said...

Hi Raewyn omg those circle blocks are amazing as is the border,boy you make lots of beautiful things,well done.

The Sloan Patch said...

Hi Raewyn, the Evandale quilt is looking gorgeous...and the sheep - way too cute!!! I love technology - most Friday nights my daughter 'joins' me in the sewing room...it's so lovely x

Michelle Ridgway said...

I am trying not to look at your gorgeous Evandale quilt....so beautiful! Thats a very groovy little sheep.

Leanne said...

Your Evandale quilt looks gorgeous Raewyn and that sheep is very cute. I love those farm yard blocks.

Janet O. said...

The circle blocks and borders are so wonderful! Can't wait to see this all come together!
What a "berry" happy sheep (sorry, couldn't resist)!
Cute bird! : )

Needled Mom said...

I love those petal blocks. The sheep is awfully cute too.

Susan said...

Your Evandale quilt seems to be well progressed - the appliques are looking lovely. Love the sheep - how cute

Sheila said...

Your Evandale quilt is gorgeous and you sure had a successful FNWF. I completely forgot about it although I was stitching .

Chookyblue...... said...

nice work there............

Michelle said...

That is some amazing sewing to are doing! I love the sheep block also!!

Karen's Korner said...

Busy, busy producing some lovely work. Cute sheep.

Anthea said...

Some amazing stitching going on there Raewyn... love the skype show & tell!
Those cheeky birds, eating the parsley... too cute xx