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

Monday, December 31, 2018

Lily has a quilt!

...and a bit more ...

Poor wee Lily has been waiting for her quilt for a few months now.....way back in September her brother received his and he's had to share it with her until now.
As with George's Eeyore quilt, I started with a foundation pieced centre and built it up to the size I wanted with squares and rectangles. 
I drew up the foundation pattern for Piglet myself - it was a bit hairy scary in places but turned out ok :-)
Quilting has taken me forever; not because it was difficult but because I kept on having more urgent things that needed doing! I quilted it quite similarly to the Eeyore quilt. I hadn't been sure about leaving the sashings unquilted but seeing Eeyore go through the wash several (many) times over the past few months, I was happy to leave them as is.
Lily was quite happy to share it with her brother —
—and the pets!
Here is George with his Eeyore quilt. Well loved and used already.
ED's good friend from primary school days was due with her first baby/son the same week as her. Another quilt was imperative!
My OMG (one monthly goal) for December was to complete his quilt. And look - mission accomplished!
I did wavy horizontal quilting on this quilt. Lorna from sewfreshquilts does this particularly well. In retrospect I should have done the lines a little closer - I used 1 ½" spacing as a guide but next time I would use 1". However it looks fine —
And it's already in use —
I meant to show you in my last post(but forgot) that ED has got back into her crochet again - making a few Christmas baubles as gifts. Very cute.

As the year draws to a close, I'd like to wish you all a very happy New Year - I hope 2019 brings you all you dream for - and enough creative time to keep you happy
Till next time,
happy stitches,


Mystic Quilter said...

Lucky Lily! Beautiful shade of pink in her quilt and what a happy scene to see them both playing and joined by their four legged pals.
I have been behind in blog reading and think I may have missed a post or so from you, I'll play catch up but in the meantime wishing you all the best to you and all your family for a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Karen S said...

Great way to finish the year.
Your quilt is gorgeous and is obviously already being enjoyed.
Hope you are ready to jump into the new year. Cheers.

Helen said...

Lovely quilts and great to see them being used. Happy New Year to you....

Fiona said...

love your quilts, love your twins, love the baubles, love the quilting .... Happy New Year...xx

Patty said...

Great quilt and wonderfully cute babies! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal.

Maria said...

Lily quilt was well worth the wait, nearly as cute as her... great photo of the twins and pets using the quilt.
George is a handsome little guy displaying his quilt too.
Your DD crochet lovely Chrissy ornaments.
All the best for 2019...

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

well it was either get both the quilts made and hand them out together or one had to wait huh - and they are too little to know the difference - quilts and babies are cute for sure!

QuiltShopGal said...

Beautiful quilts for sweet baby George and Lily. Great job Raewyn.

Needled Mom said...

The Piglet quilt is so sweet and the photos of the little ones with both quilts are adorable.

Happy New Year.


Now this post is a toss up--
whether the 2 quilts win--or
the 2 littles or--
the 4 legged fur babies--
Happy New Year-diane

Jindi's Cottage said...

Love the babies' quilts...the bubbas look very very happy with them too!...

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A lovely quilt for Lily! And sweet pics of the babies and your quilts!

Janet O. said...

Lily looks thrilled. I'm guessing she didn't say anything like, "It's about time, Grandma!". :)
George looks very happy with his quilt, too.
Oh, I just realized these two are George and Lily--George is my Dad's name, and my Mom's name is Lillian. Some people called her Lily.
Cute little crocheted pieces.

Teresa said...

Cute babies and baby quilts. I am sure they will be loved for many years to come.

kiwikid said...

Three beautiful quilts Raewyn, Lily looks very pleased to be having her photo taken with her quilt. Love the crochet ornaments. Best wishes for a very happy and healthy 2019.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Lovely quilts, beautiful babies! Grandchildren are such a blessing. Have a wonderful New Year with peace and good health for you and your family.

moosecraft said...

The babies look so happy with their new quilts! It's always nice to see different designs.....even I tend to forget about all those cute Winnie the Pooh characters....yet they were a part of my childhood too? lol! Happy New Year!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your Piglet and Eeyore quilts are adorable--I know those little ones are going to love them to death! The dogs in sweaters is pretty cute too--I hope to make one of my own someday. said...

Great quilts and such sweet babies. Happy New Year.

Linda in Calif. said...

Happy New Year to you. Love all the quilts and babies! Also I love the quilting on your doggie quilt. It looks so nice.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Twins! How lovely and a pigeon pair - very clever parents!
Congratulations Grandma!
The quilts you made are gorgeous and I love anything Winnie the Pooh!
I think it was probably the first book my father bought for me.
Beautiful choice of fabrics and colours - you are so clever doing that quilting as it really finishes them off and I imagine strengthens the quilt too.

A favourite shop in my neighbourhood, Patchwork Passion closed last year.
I often popped in there to gaze at Robyn's beautiful fabrics and inspiring books and designs. I know there are other quilt shops here but I haven't found one that inspires me like PP did!
If you can recommend one please let me know.
I attended a couple of quilting courses with her and would love to have done more but with work committments I could only manage the odd Saturday class.

Well Raewyn I'm going to have a browse through your older posts to see what you've ben up to in the past year and then get out into the garden!
Wishing you and your family good health and happiness in 201.
Shane xxx