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

Sunday, September 2, 2018

George has a quilt!!

After what seems like forever, I have finally finished my Eeyore quilt. George gave it a little test ride yesterday and approved heartily
This quilt started as a Foundation Paper Pieced Eeyore from Fandom Stitches. I enlarged the pattern to a little over 12"  —
— and had fun building it up to about 39" x 48" 
(Although the background colour is actually a light cream, not white, the photo shows the other colours off best.) 
I used Karen's tutorial (found *here*) to make the flanged binding. In this method, the flange is part of the binding.I'm not a huge fan of machine sewn binding but this turned out fairly well so maybe it's just a matter of practise!!
You may notice in the first photo above that George is wearing a new cardigan. ED realised she didn't have many small sized cardies for outings so requested a neutral coloured one which either baby could wear.
I hunted out an easy knit pattern and found this one called Carousel. It's knitted from the top down and all in one piece. It went together really quickly.

Modelled by Lily....
While I'm showing baby knitting you may remember the vests I made a few months back. When the babies visited yesterday they were wearing them :-) Nice to see them being used. And the buttons at the side made them easy to remove when the babies were sleeping and heating up!

And in other news —
Here are the last two blocks of the Zookeeper's Blanket - a Seal and a Red Panda. Yaay!!
Here's the tally —
And I've started a new stitchery; this will be a sample for work (The Country Yard) and is also a scary reminder that Christmas is on its way!!
As you can see, I'm gradually getting some more sewing and crafting time. Calving is slowing down and I'm hoping that it won't be too long until Lily has her quilt! Quilting it will be this month's OMG (linking with Patty of Elm St Quilts).
This is where I'm at with it so far —
Basted, that's all....
You can see that it is similar to the quilt I made for George. To save thinking time it might end up being quilted the same as his one too!

Thank you for visiting, I hope your weekend is going well and you've managed a bit of creative time,
Happy stitches,

26 comments:

QuiltShopGal said...

Oh my gosh, sweet George is so adorable. I could kidnap him. Beautiful quilt and knitted cardigan too!

Maria said...

A beautiful photo of George on the "Eeyore" Quilt, I'm sure you will have Lily's"Piglet" one done soon. I mostly do machine sewn bindings as a lot of the quilts will be washed lots and machine binding is stronger for them.
Such a cute photo of Lily and George in their warm vests.The cardi you knitted is sweet too. knitting from the top is great.
The zoo squares are gorgeous.
LOL when I visited my DD last week she gifted my that Santa stitchery..Guess I need to start it.

Needled Mom said...

The little ones are precious. Seeing George on the darling quilt is a treat for the eyes. I just love those little animal blocks. I look forward to seeing them all together in a blanket.

Leeanne said...

Beautiful babies, knitting, crochet and quilts!

Janet O. said...

Oh, such cute wee ones!
That sweater looks anything but simple to me. Turned out very well, as did the vests.
And I love the Eeyore quilt. :)

kiwikid said...

Wonderful quilt, how cute is George! You have made some beautiful knitted goodies Raewyn. The animals are done!! Yay!!

KaHolly said...

Eeyore came out stunningly beautiful! Your vision for surrounding Eeyore was top perfect. I’m in love! And look at all your other accomplishments. Makes me dizzy!

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

I would like to get my crochet work better and to the point of one day making something more than scarves - you do such good work on those sweater's and vest. It looks like baby George is happy with his quilt. Can't believe September is here and yes it will be Christmas before you know it.

Doreen Auger said...

After reading your post, I feel like a complete "slacker"!!!! And talk about total sweetness!! Love that little sweater (and the vests!). I used to knit for our boys all the time----you know, the type of sweaters with puppies, ponies, etc, on them.....sigh.....so many days ago (the "boys" are now 51 and 48!!!! Eek!!!!). Eeyore has such a plaintiff look that I'm so in love with and your quilt captures the whole feel so perfectly. Sending hugs your way......

Teresa said...

All your pictures had the awwwwwwwwwwww, ohhhhhhhhhh, how sweet factor, just love them all. Thanks for sharing.

Karen S said...

Your Eeyore quilt is wonderful. Love all the work you have done on it. And how kind of George to model it for us! He is adorable.
And then you show the next picture with the two of them - what bundles of cuteness!!! Great to see you vests getting good use. I also love the little cardigan. It looks so warm and soft.
Love seeing all the crochet squares together. That will be delightful, too.
Good luck getting any sewing done with all that gorgeous baby overload around you!

Julierose said...

Eeyore is just so adorable--i love his expression--you did a great job on this. You have some lovely projects on the go. The babies are just so sweet and --don't you just love how peaceful sleeping babes look (not that they always stay that way, but even tho' ;))) ).
hugs Julierose

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a great post -- those vests for the babies are such a good idea! I've always loved Eeyore - your quilt is extra special!

Ellie Merk said...

Your Eeyore quilt is gorgeous and so is baby George. The twins look so comfy, well done on all your finishes. :)

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Raewyn, what a cute quilt you made for George! Love the way you put it together, the flange is a nice idea (thanks for the link). Lovely quilting, and all your other projects look great too.
Oh, that pretty pink will look gorgeous for the next quilt too!
Barbara x

Linda said...

I loved reading your blog post, Raewyn: full of delightful babies, gorgeous crochet squares and Eeyore with his very amusing expression! He will be so loved by George. Well done!

Jenny said...

Oh my, so many lovely items in this blog post. Love the cute Eeyore quilt, and all the crocheted animal faces too. Baby knitting is delightful, as are the babies too of course.

Fiona said...

little George is just too cute on his gorgeous quilt... well done on both accounts... and the babies with their vests too... well done on those too.... gosh you are being kept busy with tiny people, what fun....
I love those Christmas stitcheries and find them hard to resist. Well done on all those crochet faces.. they are just amazing - I love them all...
Happy quilting...
Hugz

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A lovely 'feel good' post, those babies are gorgeous! And your Eeyore quilt will be loved ot bits I'm sure, delightful!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Eeyore quilt is really cute. I like to use machine stitching on baby/children's quilts. I know they are going to get used hard. I love flange binding. People are always so impressed when they see it but it is such a simple finish! Happy stitching.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh the quilt is beautiful and George is so cute....and such a good model lol!
Love his sweater too. You are really zooming along with the cute zoo squares too. Enjoy your cuddles xxx

Mystic Quilter said...

Beautiful Eeyore quilt Raewyn!! Those knitted vests are amazing, lovely and cosy ready for our Autumn and Winter!!

Patty said...

Beautiful Eeyore quilt and such cute babies! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Sandra Walker said...

Love love the baby pics!!! The quilt and stitchery ones are pretty good eye candy (crochet zoo animals my favourite) but those wee pumpkins!! I have to write my omg post today yet!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Awwww George's quilt is so cute and so is George!!!! In fact, he is cuter than his quilt... :) xx

Charlotte Scott said...

Adorable babies! And that zookeeper's blanket is pretty adorable too! Amazing how much you get done even with calves and babies and the shop.