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

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A finish, a launch and 2 winners

I optimistically thought I'd do a quick photo shoot the other day to celebrate a finish. I don't usually have to factor in the wind when I go out with my camera as the valley we live in is reasonably sheltered. However the weather was on the change (yaay! bring on the rain!) and I had a wee breeze to contend with. The photo shoot took quite a bit longer than I had intended!
This Kiwiana Delight quilt was fun to piece. It's a Jaybird pattern called Delight using her Hex-n-more ruler and it went together really easily. As soon as I saw the fun and whimsical kiwiana fabric range I knew I Needed to make something with it.

I quilted it very similarly to the sample quilt on the pattern cover; although I think there were areas of fanciness which I didn't do - it was a bit hard to tell from the picture.
This was one of the quilts I wanted to get finished for the New Year's launch for The Country Yard. We always try to have fresh samples, programmes and so on.
We had a big day last Friday rearranging fabrics and quilts within the shop and then on Saturday our launch was held.
Although it was a drizzly day, we had a nice turnout of visitors who seemed to enjoy a look around the freshened up shop, a cuppa, and a good chat with friends. I took a couple of photos before it got busy.
In the photo below you can see the other quilt I made for the shop. Well it's a quilt top actually; I just didn't get the time to quilt it for the shop but it still displays pretty well :-)
'Pieceful Pines' using the range of the same name by Pam Buda.
This was another enjoyable quilt to make, although I did change my mind half way through as to how the quilt was going to look. The courthouse blocks started off being either red or green but I did some unpicking —
 
 — and made them red and green instead. I am really happy with the effect in the finished quilt - the unpicking was worth it!

Giveaway winners
Apologies for taking such a long time to get back to you all with the drawing of the prizes in my previous post, where I showcased a block and quilt pattern from Teresa Mairal's new book, Turnabout Patchwork. February was a month where life got in the way, and there was only so much that could fit in my head.
However, without further ado, here are the winners —
The winner of the electronic copy of Teresa's book, Turnabout Patchwork is —
Lisa J
And the winner of a pattern of choice from Teresa's digital shop is —
Cynthia
Congratulations ladies - I hope you enjoy your winnings!

And on that happy note, I will sign off,
'til next time,
happy stitches,

14 comments:

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Fabulous finishes! And, I for one love to see quilts flowing in the breeze. I love both of these super quilts. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Two wonderful quilts, both looking gorgeous.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Both quilts are lovely. The shop looks great, ready for the upcoming fall season in your hemisphere. Happy stitching!

kiwikid said...

Isnt it typical that when you want a quilt to hang for a photo the breeze comes along! You have made two beautiful quilts Raewyn. They look wonderful in the shop, good to hear the launch went well.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Love your finish! I had the same problem with wind the other day! Love all the quilts in the shop, it all looks so pretty and inviting! xx

Helen said...

Both quilts look great as Does the shop well worth all the effort congratulations.

Suz J said...

It was a great morning... And you were way too busy to stop and chat! Everyone has been very productive but I managed to restrain myself and not sign up for any new projects... just!

Teresa said...

Both quilts are wonderful. The quilting in the hexie quilt is so interesting, I hope I can remember that pattern!

Sandra Walker said...

I love that quilt top, wow, it's a great one, and yup that ripping was definitely worth it! I love the hexies one too, and love the shot of the shop, looks so inviting!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful work Raewyn. Looks like Oma was stirring up the breeze at your place after she left us! The shop looks wonderful x

loulee said...

Looking lovely. I like your courthouse steps top. Beautiful.

Maria said...

I need to fight the wind most times I take photos of my quilts sew I know what you had to deal with . You did manage to get a great shot of the quilt. Looks great in the shop as does the other one you made....

Needled Mom said...

I love the Courthouse Steps quilt and the hexies look so pretty too.

Karen S said...

Lovely work on your quilts. The fabrics in the hexagons are gorgeous. They really make the hexie shape stand out. Well done with your patience on the courthouse blocks, too. Lots of narrow pieces. They both look great on display.