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

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Ticking the Box!

Just in the nick of time I am able to say Yaay, I have met the goal I set when I signed up for Patty's One Monthly Goal at the start of the month.
I had hoped that the mystery stitchery I did last year would be put together by the end of today.
Yes it is :-)
I had all the blocks stitched, some of the piecing done, but plenty more to do on it and I'm pleased that joining in with Patty gave me that extra push of motivation to get it completed.
A couple of closer shots since you cant really see what's going on in the full-quilt one —
The eagle eyed amongst you will notice the trailing threads that need trimming and also suspect that it really should have a final outer border. Yes, we are supposed to add two inch strips around the outside. I've run out of the cream solid as I made it bigger to fit on a single bed. I need to go shopping but this is where I wanted to be so I'm happy.
We celebrate at the end of the month by linking up our completion posts - click *here* to see who else achieved their goal. Thank you, Patty :-)

Lily's (sheepskin soled) slippers were in a semi-completed state last time I showed them, so here they are finished.
And here she is modelling them for you —
Both her and her brother's slippers have needed the cord re threading so they've now been securely attached at the back (!!).  ED now ties the bow around the back of the slipper to minimise temptation and more cord pulling!

Today was the first of the birthday celebrations for our family this month. In the space of 29 days there are 9 family birthdays! A simple lunch and a cake with most of the family gathering (weekend sport took precedence for some) was a lovely way to spend a few hours.
I hope you've had a happy weekend too, 
'til next time,
happy stitches,

20 comments:

Janice said...

Well done! OMG is the best incentive to actually get something done, otherwise it is just too easy to put off. The quilt will is gorgeous. So nice to see it all together. The birthday get together must have been good fun and the slippers look very toasty warm.

marina said...

Excellent job Raewyn!
Lovely having all your lovely family around.
Love those little slippers.

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

that is a lot of birthdays! we have a couple months where there are a lot of birthdays in the extended family.
Love the quilt

Karen said...

The embroidered blocks are cute and made even more interesting with the pieced settings you are using.

Jenny said...

Your mystery stichery quilt looks lovely, i think it does need a border, as you said, you can get to that soon. Those cozy slippers look great. How wonderful to have all those little grandies living close by.

Julie said...

The quilt looks gorgeous Raewyn - love the fresh colour pallette. My Mum used to knit those sheepskin soled slippers alot when my boys were babies - they are great. Yes I have my run of birthdays during April & May so I know what you mean ... its a pity they arent spread out a bit more.

Patty said...

Those embroidered blocks make a great quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

Susan said...

Well done on meeting your goal...going to be a buy month with all those birthdays!

Fiona said...

the quilt is looking great... well done. so lovely to see the little cousins all together.... you are going to have a lot of cake in the next few weeks!
Hugz

Leeanne said...

Your quilt has come together nicely. (I have just finished quilting one for one of the other country yard girls) I love those booties....do they come in my size?

Lisa J. said...

Congratulations on getting your goal finished in the nick of time and have lots of fun celebrating those birthdays.

kiwikid said...

Well done Raewyn, so good to see the quilt top together and to meet your goal. Lily's slippers are super cute, good idea with the tie to keep them in the slippers!! Wonderful photo of the little ones together, the newer twins are growing!!

Mystic Quilter said...

A full house again at your place!! Congratulation of achieving your goal.

Sandra Walker said...

Isn't that interesting how in so many families birthdays are clustered?! In my extended family, there are TONS of us in April! Love th sheepskin booties (especially ON the model) and yay for completing your OMG!

Janet O. said...

Very cute quilt.
Great looking booties--and a cutie modeling them. :)
You really get hit hard on the birthdays all at once!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your quilt is lovely! Well done! Love those sweet boots and Lily is gorgeous. Happy birthday to all the birthday folk xx

KaHolly said...

First of all, congratulations on meeting your June goal! I did not. Secondly, congratulations on having such a beautiful family. Just look at all those littles! Oh, my, am I ever envious!

Preeti said...

Oh this is lovely. I had to see closely and I was pleasantly surprised to see the embroidery in the seemingly simple blocks. Beautiful!!! And the booties are so darling, I'd wear them to a party :-)

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

You've done a great job with that quilt! It's just gorgeous!!! Lily is gorgeous too... as are her slippers - you've a very clever lady! xx

Suz J said...

Love the setting for the mystery Stitchery...sometimes simple really is best. Maybe this would also work for my applique backyard birds in a bigger scale. Will need to have a think.